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Harvey County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2014: 34,820 (69% urban, 31% rural); it was 32,869 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 6,052
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,428
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 9,044
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,931 (it was 3,537 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

32%

Land area: 539 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 65 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Harvey County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (37.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Harvey County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (84.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (10.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.5%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 17,003  (48.8%)
Females: 17,817  (51.2%)
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Harvey County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Harvey County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $49,394 ($40,907 in 1999)

This county:

$49394
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $490 (lower quartile is $394, upper quartile is $617)
This county:

$490
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $112,730 (it was $76,000 in 2000)
Harvey:

$112,730
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,403 - $161,791
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,125
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $423

Institutionalized population: 656

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 32
  • Thefts: 40
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 70
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 120 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2008: 75 buildings, average cost: $174,300
  • 2009: 63 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2010: 49 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2011: 37 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2012: 67 buildings, average cost: $182,000
  • 2013: 45 buildings, average cost: $179,500
  • 2014: 71 buildings, average cost: $167,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,747 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,641 (1.5%)

Harvey County household income distribution in 2009 Harvey County home values distribution Harvey County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.1%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.1% for Black residents, 21.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 15.9% for American Indian residents, 21.8% for other race residents, 39.2% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.1%
Harvey County:

16.1%
Kansas:

14.0%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.7% for Black residents, 20.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.4% for American Indian residents, 21.4% for other race residents, 33.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 72 years old, Asian residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Wichita, KS HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Harvey County is $457 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $600 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $767 a month.

Cities in this county include: Newton, Hesston, Halstead, Sedgwick, North Newton, Burrton, Walton.

Harvey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Harvey County: Haven Golf Club (A), The Highlands Golf Club (B), Prairie Dunes Country Club (C), Cottonwood Hills Golf Club (D), Sylvia Wastewater Plant (E), Reno County Sewer District Number 201 (F), Reno County Sewer District Number 1 (G), Reno County Blue Spruce Sewer District Number 3 (H), Plevna Wastewater Treatment Facility (I), Partridge Wastewater Treatment Facility (J), Abbyville Wastewater Plant (K), Hazen Park Camp (L), Camp Kanza (M), Hutchinson Raceway Park (N), Reno County Landfill (O), Arlington Wastewater Treatment Facility (P), Haven Wastewater Treatment Facility (Q), Turon Wastewater Treatment Plant (R), Reno County Sewer District Number 202 (S), Buhler Wastewater Plant (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Harvey County include: Faith Baptist Church (A), New Hope Baptist Church (B), West Salem Church (C), Triumph Church (D), Fairview Church (E), Sterling Evangelical Bible Church (F), Fairview United Methodist Church (G), Salem Community Church of the Brethren (H), Mitchell United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Little River Township Cemetery (1), Ebenezer Cemetery (2), Schooley Cemetery (3), Glendale Cemetery (4), Sylvia Cemetery (5), Bainum Cemetery (6), Old Langdon Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Dirks Lake (A), Magwire Lake (B), Cheney Reservoir (C), Brownlee Lake (D), Sunset Lakes (E), Lake Cable (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Creek (A), Bull Creek (B), Red Rock Creek (C), Crow Creek (D), Silver Creek (E), Goose Creek (F), Cow Creek (G), Devils Ditch (H), Sand Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Harvey County include: Blue River Wildlife Area (1), Cheney State Park (2), Cheney Wildlife Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Crowley County, Colorado , Ford County , Kiowa County, Colorado , Hodgeman County , Neosho County , Polk County, Missouri , Montgomery County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,711
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,225 (35% naturalized citizens)

Harvey County:

3.7%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 412
  • 1990 to 1994: 223
  • 1985 to 1989: 101
  • 1980 to 1984: 112
  • 1975 to 1979: 110
  • 1970 to 1974: 34
  • 1970 to 1974: 11
  • 1965 to 1969: 222

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.7%

Harvey County marital status for males Harvey County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,293
  • One, attached: 282
  • Two: 587
  • 3 or 4: 538
  • 5 to 9: 265
  • 10 to 19: 127
  • 20 or more: 351
  • Mobile homes: 920
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in Harvey County with a mortgage: 4,497 (395 second mortgage, 397 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,782

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Harvey County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,23548
Mainline Protestant5,00020
Catholic3,5003
Other6112
Black Protestant1241
None15,214-
Harvey 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: 7
Harvey County:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Harvey County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Harvey County:

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Harvey County:

27.9%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Harvey County:

Average size of farms: 423 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,475
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $136.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.46%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 42.37%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $59,553
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 72.51%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.44%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $84,481
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.71
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.65%
Corn for grain: 22607 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 112713 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1127 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 33993 harvested acres
Vegetables: 53 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 44 acres

Tornado activity:

Harvey County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 764713.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 90 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/13/1990, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Harvey County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.4 miles away from Harvey County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 209.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 240.2 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 394.8 miles away from the county center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.6 miles away from Harvey County center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KansasSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 7, 2010 to July 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1932): August 10, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1932, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KansasSevere Storms, Flooding, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 25, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1849): June 25, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1849, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • KansasSevere Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to March 29, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1848): June 24, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1848, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • KansasSevere Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 17, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1808): October 31, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1808, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KansasSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3282): December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KansasSevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 6, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1741): February 1, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KansasSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2007 to June 1, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1699): May 6, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KansasHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 1, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3236): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KansasSevere Winter Storms, Heavy Rains, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 4, 2005 to January 6, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1579): February 8, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1579, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • KansasSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: October 30, 1998 to November 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1258): November 5, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1258, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Harvey County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (56%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Russia (2%)

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

  • German (39%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Harvey County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 13,089 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,373 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 9 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 16 (0%)
  • Railroad: 9 (0%)
  • Taxi: 26 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 29 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 63 (0%)
  • Walked: 596 (4%)
  • Other means: 78 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 714 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Harvey County, Kansas in 2000:

  • 598 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 586 people in nursing homes
  • 82 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 74 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 37 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 34 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in other group homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

People in group quarters in Harvey County, Kansas in 2010:

  • 593 people in college/university student housing
  • 470 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 102 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 84 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 18 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,453.

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,244 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.18% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($26,288 average AGI)
1.65% relocated from other states ($9,958 average AGI)
Harvey County:

1.65%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sedgwick County, KS  1.74% ($36,327 average AGI)
from Reno County, KS  0.38% ($43,020)
from Marion County, KS  0.33% ($31,628)
from McPherson County, KS  0.30% ($36,154)
from Butler County, KS  0.16% ($45,952)
from Saline County, KS  0.13% ($28,235)
from Riley County, KS  0.13% ($33,176)


6.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,570 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.54% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($21,042 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($11,527 average AGI)
Harvey County:

2.13%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  2.06% ($33,578 average AGI)
to Reno County, KS  0.48% ($26,365)
to McPherson County, KS  0.30% ($23,513)
to Marion County, KS  0.30% ($25,282)
to Butler County, KS  0.18% ($32,750)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.14% ($33,222)
to Johnson County, KS  0.14% ($50,222)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Harvey County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Harvey County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Harvey County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Harvey County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Harvey County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 6,323 (5,589 aged, 734 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 693 (8%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Harvey County, Kansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (469)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (317)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (272)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (261)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (247)
  • Unspecified dementia (244)
  • Congestive heart failure (239)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (201)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (131)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (87)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.96
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10882.76
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 233.940
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38129.65

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1131.700
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1048.960
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 23.64

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 34.92
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 97.51

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 141.9. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,373
  • In family households: 28,630 (7,298 male householders, 2,013 female householders)
    7,605 spouses, 9,856 children (8,900 natural, 376 adopted, 580 stepchildren), 506 grandchildren, 163 brothers or sisters, 130 parents, 240 other relatives, 685 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,743 (1,823 male householders (1,538 living alone)), 2,277 female householders (2,064 living alone)), 643 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,311 (656 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,532 2-persons, 1,772 3-persons, 1,616 4-persons, 877 5-persons, 338 6-persons, 176 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,602 1-person, 405 2-persons, 56 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 7 5-persons, 4 6-persons.

6,480 married couples with children.
1,412 single-parent households (330 men, 1,082 women).

91.9% of residents of Harvey County speak English at home.
5.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (40% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (64% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $161,488,000 ($4782 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,567,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $91,031,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $41,681,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,615,000
Federal grants: $15,939,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,577,000 ($248,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,645,000 ($26,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $187,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $11,361,000
Federal Government insurance: $52,174,000

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

Births: 2,253
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,849
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +340
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +281
Here +8 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Harvey County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 16.13 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 124
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,250
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,987
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,449
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,081
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,569
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,775
  • 1940 to 1949: 507
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,793
Rooms in houses/apartments in Harvey County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 68
  • 3 rooms: 132
  • 4 rooms: 993
  • 5 rooms: 1,863
  • 6 rooms: 1,719
  • 7 rooms: 1,455
  • 8 rooms: 1,286
  • 9+ rooms: 1,518
  • 1 room: 50
  • 2 rooms: 217
  • 3 rooms: 655
  • 4 rooms: 886
  • 5 rooms: 869
  • 6 rooms: 409
  • 7 rooms: 220
  • 8 rooms: 115
  • 9+ rooms: 116
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Harvey County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 228
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,391
  • 3 bedrooms: 4,130
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,756
  • 5+ bedrooms: 506
  • no bedroom: 90
  • 1 bedroom: 892
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,581
  • 3 bedrooms: 682
  • 4 bedrooms: 239
  • 5+ bedrooms: 53
Cars and other vehicles available in Harvey County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 274
  • 1 vehicle: 2,010
  • 2 vehicles: 3,966
  • 3 vehicles: 1,911
  • 4 vehicles: 605
  • 5+ vehicles: 278
  • no vehicle: 412
  • 1 vehicle: 1,773
  • 2 vehicles: 1,042
  • 3 vehicles: 228
  • 4 vehicles: 47
  • 5+ vehicles: 35

55% of Harvey County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Kansas.

Harvey County:

55.1%
State average:

53.5%

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

  • This state: 23299
  • Northeast: 445
  • Midwest: 3543
  • South: 2475
  • West: 1627

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $49,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Harvey County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (67.5%)
  • Electricity (19.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.7%)
  • Wood (2.2%)
  • Utility gas (59.8%)
  • Electricity (33.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 514
Here:

12.9%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 157
Here:

7.5%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 824
Here:

53.6%
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)

Harvey County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $21,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,874,000
    General - Other: $1,540,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,486,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,380,000
    Corrections - Other: $929,000
    Police Protection: $879,000
    Financial Administration: $735,000
    General Public Buildings: $532,000
    Parks & Recreation: $427,000
    Central Staff Services: $426,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $390,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $353,000
    Fire Protection: $123,000
    Welfare - Other: $119,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $407,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $2,272,000
    Higher Education: $152,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $523,000
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000
    General - Other: $80,000
    Financial Administration: $73,000
    Police Protection: $45,000
    General Public Building: $34,000
    Corrections - Other: $19,000
    Judicial: $9,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $6,000
    Central Staff: $5,000
    Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,540,000

Harvey County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,322,000
    All Other: $914,000
    Parks & Recreation: $115,000
    Regular Highways: $48,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $4,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $732,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $33,000
    Special Assessments: $15,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $956,000
    General Support: $499,000
    Health & Hospitals: $214,000
    All Other: $110,000
    Public Welfare: $80,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,148,000
    Total General Sales: $3,409,000
    NEC: $689,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $157,000

Harvey County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $5,580,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $3,107,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $136,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $3,000,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $5,170,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $410,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $243,000

Harvey County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $3,919,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,257,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 376
  • Number of aged recipients: 27
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 349
  • Number of recipients under 18: 66
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 246
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 64
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 148
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 144
Harvey County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Harvey County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED162$105,278266$90,177728$107,277119$39,4873$226,000129$62,57416$44,875
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$80,50011$104,36438$127,8685$15,0000$00$01$72,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED27$103,00044$84,705151$108,80846$17,7392$250,00017$55,0595$47,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$103,88212$130,000116$108,08611$20,2730$02$40,5001$67,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$93,0000$015$158,8672$15,0000$01$188,0000$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED48$119,50049$136,2451$70,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$127,5719$126,8890$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$174,0004$94,7500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$115,0001$82,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Harvey County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25578.9 years
Mary21582.6 years
William14977.9 years
Anna13485.4 years
Helen12783.4 years
Ruth11183.0 years
Henry10681.5 years
Charles10177.9 years
James10071.8 years
Robert9973.2 years
Most common last names in Harvey County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmidt15780.6 years
Unruh13580.5 years
Smith12176.3 years
Miller10878.0 years
Regier8782.2 years
Koehn6577.2 years
Voth5780.9 years
Schroeder5281.6 years
Johnson5081.0 years
Brown4880.0 years
Businesses in Harvey County, KS
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Subway2
Kroger1True Value2
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS1
Pizza Hut1