Jewell County, Kansas (KS)

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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:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 909 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Jewell County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (31.7%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (25.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 32%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jewell County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  52.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,574  (60.9%)
Females: 1,503  (39.1%)
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Jewell County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jewell County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,604 ($30,537 in 1999)

This county:

$39604
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $300 (lower quartile is $242, upper quartile is $374)
This county:

$300
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,072 (it was $29,000 in 2000)
Jewell:

$57,072
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $27,251 - $92,146
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $753
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $321

Institutionalized population: 27
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $290,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $188,300
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,800

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,001 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $662 (1.3%)

Jewell County household income distribution in 2009 Jewell County home values distribution Jewell County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 63.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 14.3% for American Indian residents, 44.4% for other race residents, 53.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
Jewell County:

12.7%
Kansas:

14.0%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 63.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.0% for other race residents, 44.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 51 years old
(Males: 49 years old, Females: 54 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53 years old, Black residents: 84 years old, American Indian residents: 55 years old, Asian residents: 10 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 17 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

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.

Cities in this county include: Mankato, Jewell, Burr Oak, Esbon, Formoso, Randall, Webber.

Jewell 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 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

Reservoirs: Jewell County State Lake (A), Lovewell Reservoir (B). 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

Neighboring counties: Cloud County , Mitchell County , Nuckolls County, Nebraska , Osborne County , Republic County , Webster County, Nebraska , Smith County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.6%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 73
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 33 (27% naturalized citizens)

Jewell County:

0.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 9
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 2
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 5

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.7%

Jewell County marital status for males Jewell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jewell County with a mortgage: 219 (5 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 5 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 661

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jewell County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,0228
Evangelical Protestant61210
Catholic1912
None1,252-
Jewell 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: 2
Jewell County:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


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

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Jewell County:

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

21.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jewell County:

10.4%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Jewell County:

28.7%
State:

27.9%

Agriculture in Jewell County:

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

Tornado activity:

Jewell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 2515734.9 times below 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.

Earthquake activity:

Jewell County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 264.5 miles away from Jewell County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 209.5 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 424.1 miles away from the county center
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 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 203.3 miles away from Jewell County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 312.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Jewell County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
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 (%):

  • Germany (24%)
  • Pakistan (24%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • India (12%)
  • Canada (12%)
  • Netherlands (9%)
  • Hungary (6%)

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

  • German (28%)
  • United States or American (18%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • Swedish (4%)
  • Dutch (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Jewell County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,338 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 148 (8%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 3 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 85 (5%)
  • Other means: 7 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 201 (11%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 39 people in nursing homes
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
25 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,736.

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.54% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($17,646 average AGI)
2.29% relocated from other states ($10,582 average AGI)
Jewell County:

2.29%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.83% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($19,728 average AGI)
2.14% relocated to other states ($7,148 average AGI)
Jewell County:

2.14%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

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 from 2007 to 2013: 14.1

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:

Households: 3,050

Size of family households: 584 2-persons, 133 3-persons, 106 4-persons, 48 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 498 1-person, 40 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 1 4-persons.

681 married couples with children.
104 single-parent households (24 men, 80 women).

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:

Births: 116
Here:

35 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 297
Here:

89 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -252
Here -75 per 1000 residents
State -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:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 51
  • 1990 to 1999: 145
  • 1980 to 1989: 160
  • 1970 to 1979: 178
  • 1960 to 1969: 189
  • 1950 to 1959: 163
  • 1940 to 1949: 131
  • 1939 or earlier: 978
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jewell County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 139
  • 5 rooms: 303
  • 6 rooms: 321
  • 7 rooms: 224
  • 8 rooms: 180
  • 9+ rooms: 166
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 54
  • 4 rooms: 53
  • 5 rooms: 70
  • 6 rooms: 54
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9+ rooms: 32
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jewell County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 37
  • 2 bedrooms: 414
  • 3 bedrooms: 524
  • 4 bedrooms: 283
  • 5+ bedrooms: 95
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 71
  • 2 bedrooms: 101
  • 3 bedrooms: 94
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Jewell County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 49
  • 1 vehicle: 286
  • 2 vehicles: 600
  • 3 vehicles: 282
  • 4 vehicles: 99
  • 5+ vehicles: 39
  • no vehicle: 38
  • 1 vehicle: 131
  • 2 vehicles: 102
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5+ vehicles: 4

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.

Jewell County:

67.4%
State average:

53.5%

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

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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (59.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32.9%)
  • Wood (4.1%)
  • Electricity (2.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.8%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (60.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.0%)
  • Wood (4.7%)
  • Other fuel (2.6%)
  • Electricity (2.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4
Here:

1.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.3%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

1.5%
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)

Jewell County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $89,000
    Judicial & Legal: $5,000
  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $1,269,000
    Regular Highways: $1,067,000
    General - Other: $753,000
    Health Services - Other: $372,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $287,000
    Police Protection: $237,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $184,000
    Financial Administration: $141,000
    Solid Waste Management: $132,000
    Central Staff Services: $131,000
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $51,000
    Higher Education: $20,000
    Natural Resources: $17,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $355,000
    General - Other: $219,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $46,000
    Health - Other: $37,000
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000
    Central Staff: $6,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Judicial: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,031,000

Jewell County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $2,813,000
    Solid Waste Management: $178,000
    All Other: $171,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $8,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $240,000
    Interest Earnings: $119,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $106,000
    Health & Hospitals: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,800,000
    Motor Fuels Sales: $325,000
    Total General Sales: $169,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $24,000
    NEC: $19,000

Jewell County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $66,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $33,000

Jewell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $986,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $6,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Jewell County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jewell County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Jewell County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3682.6 years
William2677.8 years
Robert2470.6 years
James2279.8 years
Charles2178.0 years
George2084.1 years
Mary2086.4 years
Glenn1680.7 years
Ralph1574.0 years
Clarence1579.1 years
Most common last names in Jewell County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2185.6 years
Wilson1684.1 years
Thompson1579.1 years
Hanson1383.8 years
Hancock1281.4 years
Clark1083.8 years
Harris1083.7 years
Thronson979.8 years
Chilcott985.7 years
Powell983.8 years

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