County population in 2012: 3,046 (all rural); it was 3,791 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 341 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 811 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,355 Renter-occupied apartments: 298 (it was 340 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 909 sq. mi. Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.
Population density: 3 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jewell County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (17.3%), Retail trade (10.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $622 (1.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $547 (1.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 10.9%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 52 years old
(Males: 51 years old, Females: 53 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 27 years old, Asian residents: 24 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 16 years old, Other race residents: 16 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jewell County is $393 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $653 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Jewell County: Westside Community Center (A), East Union Community Hall (B), Randall Wastewater Plant (C), Jewell Wastewater Plant (D), Formoso Wastewater Plant (E), Esbon Wastewater Plant (F), Mankato Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant (G), Lovewell State Park Willow Campground (H), Lovewell State Park Walleye Point Campground (I), Lovewell State Park Pioneer Campground (J), Lovewell State Park Cottonwood Campground (K), Lovewell State Park Cedar Point Campground (L), Esbon Grain and Fertilizer Grain Elevator Number 2 (M), Kansas Department of Transportation District 2 Area 2 Mankato Area Office (N). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Jewell County include: Dispatch Christian Reformed Church (A), Union Chapel (B), Olive Hill Church (C), Odessa Church (D), Mayview Church (E), Saint Lukes Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Valley View Cemetery (1), West Hope Cemetery (2), Lutheran Cemetery (3), Caldwell Cemetery (4), Pleasant Prairie Cemetery (5), Fairview Cemetery (6), Star Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Timber Creek (A), Little Cheyenne Creek (B), Prairie Creek (C), West Buffalo Creek (D), East Marsh Creek (E), West Marsh Creek (F), East Buffalo Creek (G), Middle Buffalo Creek (H), Elm Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Jewell County include: Lovewell Wildlife Area (1), Jewell County State Park (2), Oak Hill Recreation Area (3), Cedar Point Recreation Area (4), Lovewell State Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 867 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $87,448 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $108.93 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: 46.94% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $81,267 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.11% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.42% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $133,537 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.16% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.45 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.86% Corn for grain: 16002 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 113875 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 20598 harvested acres
Jewell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 2.4 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 9/18/1986, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Jewell County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the county center On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the county center On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.4 miles away from the county center On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.3 miles away from Jewell County center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
Kansas Severe 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
Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 8, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1885): March 9, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1776): July 9, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Kansas Severe 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
Kansas Severe 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
Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1675): January 7, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1675, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Kansas Hurricane 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
Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2004 to July 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1535): August 3, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1535, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Kansas Flooding, Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 28, 1993 to October 5, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1000): July 22, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1000, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
The number of natural disasters in Jewell County (9) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 2
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Births per 1000 population in Jewell County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.8 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4
Deaths per 1000 population in Jewell County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jewell County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 935 (851 aged, 84 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 29.22 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 2834.600 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1431.910 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17445.94
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 775.660 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1760.140
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89.5
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 2,444 (742 male householders, 161 female householders)
783 spouses, 654 children (575 natural, 36 adopted, 43 stepchildren), 26 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 11 other relatives, 27 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 606 (287 male householders (259 living alone)), 260 female householders (239 living alone)), 59 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 27 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 584 2-persons, 133 3-persons, 106 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.
98.0% of residents of Jewell County speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (64% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $38,144,000 ($11147 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $714,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $11,964,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,676,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,020,000 Federal grants: $6,269,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,211,000 ($59,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,004,000 ($238,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $837,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $518,000 Federal Government insurance: $28,770,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
35 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
89 per 1000 residents
47 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +2
+1 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -252
-75 per 1000 residents
-21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jewell County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.71 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 8
2000 to 2004: 6
1990 to 1999: 90
1980 to 1989: 100
1970 to 1979: 252
1960 to 1969: 139
1950 to 1959: 180
1940 to 1949: 110
1939 or earlier: 1,235
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jewell County, Kansas
67% of Jewell County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 46% lived in Kansas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 2456
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $9,999
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jewell County