Hamilton County, Kansas (KS)

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County population in 2012: 2,639 (all rural); it was 2,670 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 368
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 375
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 735
Renter-occupied apartments: 317 (it was 319 in 2000)
% of renters here:

30%
State:

32%

Land area: 996 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hamilton County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (43.0%), Construction (26.6%), Educational, health and social services (16.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 40%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 60%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hamilton County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (67.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (30.7%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  33.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,364  (49.0%)
Females: 1,326  (51.0%)
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Hamilton County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hamilton County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,052 ($32,033 in 1999)

This county:

$43052
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $394 (lower quartile is $339, upper quartile is $550)
This county:

$394
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $75,860 (it was $57,000 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$75,860
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,136 - $120,248

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $106,053
Here:

$106,053
State:

$166,141

Mobile homes: $24,464
Here:

$24,464
State:

$39,479
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $937
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $359

Institutionalized population: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $103,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,308 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $974 (1.5%)

Hamilton County household income distribution in 2009 Hamilton County home values distribution Hamilton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.2%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.8% for other race residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 11.4%
Hamilton County:

11.4%
Kansas:

14.0%
(8.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.0% for other race residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 37 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, American Indian residents: 72 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 33 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hamilton County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $641 a month.

Cities in this county include: Syracuse, Coolidge.

Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hamilton County: Syracuse Wastewater Plant (A), Coolidge Wastewater Plant (B), Hamilton County Landfill (C), Syracuse Country Club (D), Hamilton County Fairgrounds (E), Tamarisk Golf Course (F), Hamilton County Fire Department Station 4 (G), Hamilton County Fire Department Station 2 (H), Hamilton County Department of Public Works (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton County include: Kendall United Methodist Church (A), Ebenflure Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Menno Cemetery (1), Bear Creek Cemetery (2), Kendall Cemetery (3), Syracuse Cemetery (4), Sunnyvale Cemetery (5), Coolidge Cemetery (6), Ebenfleur Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Hamilton County State Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Spring Creek (A), Plum Creek (B), Syracuse Creek (C), Sand Creek (D), North Bear Creek (E), Dry Creek (F), Bridge Creek (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hamilton County include: Hamilton State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (1), Hamilton County State Park (2), Santa Fe Trail Marker (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Grant County , Greeley County , Kearny County , Prowers County, Colorado , Stanton County , Wichita County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 63
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 360 (16% naturalized citizens)

Hamilton County:

13.5%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 185
  • 1990 to 1994: 128
  • 1985 to 1989: 13
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 14
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 3

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.8%

Hamilton County marital status for males Hamilton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hamilton County with a mortgage: 234 (13 second mortgage, 5 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 287

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hamilton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7073
Catholic3401
Evangelical Protestant2595
Other--
None1,384-
Hamilton County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Hamilton County:

3.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Hamilton County:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

15.31 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hamilton County:

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

29.4%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Hamilton County:

Average size of farms: 1363 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $447,653
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $101.50
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.75%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $451,781
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $132,708
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 80.66%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.06
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 20.21%
Corn for grain: 7263 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 82353 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Hamilton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 7057243.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 7/6/1966, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamilton County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from Hamilton County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 122.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.6 miles away from the county center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML) earthquake occurred 361.2 miles away from Hamilton County center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 187.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 2
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (85%)
  • Peru (9%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Vietnam (1%)
  • Germany (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hamilton County (%):

  • German (30%)
  • English (11%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Hamilton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 854 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 173 (15%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 60 (5%)
  • Other means: 25 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 56 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

41 people in nursing homes
2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,839.

6.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.60%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.07% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($14,655 average AGI)
3.53% relocated from other states ($14,569 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

3.53%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



8.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.68%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.67% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($16,615 average AGI)
4.00% relocated to other states ($16,013 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

4.00%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.9

Births per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hamilton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 489 (457 aged, 32 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 37.68
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4822.910
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 2750.570
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31876.41

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1420.890
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 883.260
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 38.4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 85.36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 38.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,690

Size of family households: 276 2-persons, 167 3-persons, 135 4-persons, 82 5-persons, 34 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 311 1-person, 37 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

556 married couples with children.
152 single-parent households (49 men, 103 women).

81.3% of residents of Hamilton County speak English at home.
17.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (32% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 26% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $26,753,000 ($10080 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $72,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,266,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,554,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,308,000
Federal grants: $1,968,000
Federal procurement contracts: $116,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $541,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $182,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $106,000
Federal Government insurance: $16,238,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 221
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 142
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +135
Here:

+52 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -275
Here -106 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hamilton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.78 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 41
  • 1990 to 1999: 105
  • 1980 to 1989: 153
  • 1970 to 1979: 227
  • 1960 to 1969: 133
  • 1950 to 1959: 207
  • 1940 to 1949: 146
  • 1939 or earlier: 263
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 65
  • 5 rooms: 181
  • 6 rooms: 161
  • 7 rooms: 108
  • 8 rooms: 74
  • 9+ rooms: 120
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 59
  • 4 rooms: 77
  • 5 rooms: 55
  • 6 rooms: 34
  • 7 rooms: 35
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9+ rooms: 25
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 23
  • 2 bedrooms: 183
  • 3 bedrooms: 344
  • 4 bedrooms: 128
  • 5+ bedrooms: 57
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 78
  • 2 bedrooms: 95
  • 3 bedrooms: 107
  • 4 bedrooms: 16
  • 5+ bedrooms: 19
Cars and other vehicles available in Hamilton County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 174
  • 2 vehicles: 299
  • 3 vehicles: 160
  • 4 vehicles: 57
  • 5+ vehicles: 30
  • no vehicle: 35
  • 1 vehicle: 152
  • 2 vehicles: 95
  • 3 vehicles: 24
  • 4 vehicles: 6
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

55% of Hamilton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Kansas.

Hamilton County:

54.9%
State average:

53.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $17,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hamilton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (76.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.7%)
  • Electricity (3.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (74.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.1%)
  • Electricity (6.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.5%)
  • Solar energy (1.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 20
Here:

5.7%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 19
Here:

9.8%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5
Here:

10.6%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Hamilton County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $114,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $620,000
    Police Protection: $585,000
    General - Other: $552,000
    General Public Buildings: $292,000
    Housing & Community Development: $268,000
    Health Services - Other: $243,000
    Central Staff Services: $221,000
    Parks & Recreation: $198,000
    Financial Administration: $184,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $145,000
    Libraries: $122,000
    Air Transportation: $75,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
    Fire Protection: $51,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $63,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Solid Waste Management: $73,000
    Natural Resources: $20,000
    Higher Education: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $213,000
    Regular Highways: $162,000
    Police Protection: $51,000
    General Public Building: $45,000
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000
    Fire Protection: $7,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
    Health - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,247,000

Hamilton County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Charges - All Other: $152,000
    Solid Waste Management: $71,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $405,000
    Interest Earnings: $104,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $213,000
    Housing & Community Development: $87,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,659,000
    Total General Sales: $110,000
    NEC: $49,000

Hamilton County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,610,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,400,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $210,000

Hamilton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $242,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $486,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $138,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hamilton County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hamilton County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2071.3 years
William1878.2 years
Mary1379.1 years
Charles1279.3 years
Helen1181.6 years
James1175.2 years
Ralph971.9 years
Donald969.5 years
Clara888.1 years
Robert876.8 years
Most common last names in Hamilton County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Lewis1280.4 years
Smith978.1 years
Johnson875.4 years
Cook782.1 years
Thompson779.7 years
Davis785.6 years
Westeman779.0 years
Jantz682.3 years
Bray683.8 years
Burton689.0 years
Businesses in Hamilton County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ford1MasterBrand Cabinets1
H&R Block1Subway1