Kingman County, Kansas (KS)

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County population in 2012: 7,863 (38% urban, 62% rural); it was 8,673 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,296
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,213
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,634
Renter-occupied apartments: 718 (it was 737 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

32%

Land area: 863 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kingman County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.9%), Educational, health and social services (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 31%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 68%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kingman County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 3,898  (54.1%)
Females: 3,960  (45.9%)
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Kingman County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kingman County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,133 ($37,790 in 1999)

This county:

$47133
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $446 (lower quartile is $329, upper quartile is $547)
This county:

$446
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $87,578 (it was $61,200 in 2000)
Kingman:

$87,578
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,993 - $176,351
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,057
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $396

Institutionalized population: 187

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


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

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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2009: 15 buildings, average cost: $115,700

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,320 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,266 (1.6%)

Kingman County household income distribution in 2009 Kingman County home values distribution Kingman County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
(12.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 3.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.8% for American Indian residents, 24.3% for two or more races residents)

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

12.7%
Kansas:

14.0%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 3.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 50 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kingman County is $381 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $647 a month.

Cities in this county include: Kingman, Norwich, Cunningham, Zenda, Nashville, Spivey, Penalosa.

Kingman 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 Kingman County: Cheney State Park Giefer Hill Campground (A), Zenda Wastewater Plant (B), Spivey Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Nashville Wastewater Treatment Facility (D), Browns Spur (E), Camp Mennoscah (F), Norwich Wastewater Plant (G), Cunningham Wastewater Treatment Plant (H), Kingman Country Club (I), Cheney State Park Smarsh Creek Campground (J), Cheney State Park Harding Hill Campground (K), Cheney State Park West Boat Ramp (L), Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks - Cheney State Park (M), Forest Home Grange Hall (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kingman County include: Willowdale Parish Center (A), Kingman Mennonite Church (B), Saint Leo the Great Catholic Church (C), Saint Louis Catholic Church (D), Saint Rose Catholic Church (E), Bethany Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Upchurch Cemetery (1), Stitch Cemetery (2), Old Bross Cemetery (3), Saint John Cemetery (4), Liberty Township Cemetery (5), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (6), Saint Johns Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lakin Lake (A), Benningtons Lake (B), Mckenna Lake (C), Bock Lake (D), Christopher Lake (E), Johnson Lake (F), Mann Lake (G), Kingman County State Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Kemp Creek (A), Smoots Creek (B), Petyt Creek (C), Pat Creek (D), Painter Creek (E), Mead Creek (F), Spring Creek (G), Fish Creek (H), Coon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kingman County: Kingman State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Barber County , Harper County , Pratt County , Reno County , Sedgwick County , Sumner County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 248
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 30 (37% naturalized citizens)

Kingman County:

0.3%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 4
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 6
  • 1975 to 1979: 11
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 9

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.6%

Kingman County marital status for males Kingman County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Kingman County with a mortgage: 852 (68 second mortgage, 53 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 883

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kingman County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,1006
Mainline Protestant2,03612
Evangelical Protestant82310
Other-1
None2,899-
Kingman 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
Kingman County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



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

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

7.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kingman County:

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Kingman County:

28.9%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

3.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Kingman County:

Average size of farms: 664 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $61,879
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $101.43
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.23%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $52,272
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 48.48%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.50%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $88,272
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.08%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.34
Corn for grain: 10125 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 193073 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8964 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Kingman County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 4517646.3 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 12/4/1956, a tornado injured one person

Earthquake activity:

Kingman County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 64% 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 58.1 miles away from Kingman County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 160.3 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 348.1 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 222.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.1 miles away from Kingman 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 196.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Kingman County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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 (%):

  • El Salvador (37%)
  • Mexico (20%)
  • Austria (13%)
  • Middle Africa (13%)
  • Netherlands (10%)
  • Germany (7%)

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

  • German (44%)
  • United States or American (16%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Kingman County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,038 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 560 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 104 (3%)
  • Other means: 23 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 233 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 179 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 143 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 9 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,746.

5.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,622 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.15% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($23,261 average AGI)
1.78% relocated from other states ($10,367 average AGI)
Kingman County:

1.78%
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  1.58% ($45,500 average AGI)
from Reno County, KS  0.59% ($28,000)
from Pratt County, KS  0.36% ($23,455)


5.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,646 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.77%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.65% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($31,120 average AGI)
1.12% relocated to other states ($6,526 average AGI)
Kingman County:

1.12%
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  2.08% ($50,032 average AGI)
to Reno County, KS  0.56% ($31,471)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1

Births per 1000 population in Kingman County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Kingman County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kingman County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,679 (1,540 aged, 139 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 11.92
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9582.840
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 405.240
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 34433.85

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 930.8
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1665.650
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 48.99

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46.82
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73.48

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.25

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,668

Size of family households: 1,139 2-persons, 374 3-persons, 340 4-persons, 190 5-persons, 67 6-persons, 41 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 949 1-person, 108 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 3 4-persons, 2 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

1,853 married couples with children.
365 single-parent households (99 men, 266 women).

97.1% of residents of Kingman County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (78% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $50,991,000 ($6078 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,012,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $23,013,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,429,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $7,104,000
Federal grants: $4,904,000
Federal procurement contracts: $502,000 ($5,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,039,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $200,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,550,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,911,000

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

Births: 447
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 578
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -364
Here -45 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kingman County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.10 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:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 31
  • 2000 to 2004: 261
  • 1990 to 1999: 335
  • 1980 to 1989: 205
  • 1970 to 1979: 511
  • 1960 to 1969: 207
  • 1950 to 1959: 500
  • 1940 to 1949: 232
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,503
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kingman County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 27
  • 4 rooms: 203
  • 5 rooms: 654
  • 6 rooms: 633
  • 7 rooms: 452
  • 8 rooms: 307
  • 9+ rooms: 344
  • 1 room: 4
  • 2 rooms: 29
  • 3 rooms: 150
  • 4 rooms: 150
  • 5 rooms: 139
  • 6 rooms: 79
  • 7 rooms: 107
  • 8 rooms: 39
  • 9+ rooms: 40
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kingman County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 102
  • 2 bedrooms: 753
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,208
  • 4 bedrooms: 419
  • 5+ bedrooms: 152
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 202
  • 2 bedrooms: 257
  • 3 bedrooms: 213
  • 4 bedrooms: 44
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Kingman County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 44
  • 1 vehicle: 608
  • 2 vehicles: 1,074
  • 3 vehicles: 595
  • 4 vehicles: 182
  • 5+ vehicles: 131
  • no vehicle: 61
  • 1 vehicle: 313
  • 2 vehicles: 248
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 44
  • 5+ vehicles: 18

64% of Kingman 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, 75% lived in Kansas.

Kingman County:

63.8%
State average:

53.5%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $25,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kingman County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (55.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.6%)
  • Electricity (6.8%)
  • Wood (3.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (57.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.0%)
  • Electricity (15.5%)
  • Wood (2.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 91
Here:

8.1%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 25
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 20
Here:

12.4%
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)

Kingman County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $307,000
    General - Other: $10,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,368,000
    Regular Highways: $1,182,000
    Police Protection: $527,000
    Health - Other: $521,000
    General Public Buildings: $403,000
    Financial Administration: $286,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $238,000
    Central Staff Services: $204,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $179,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $44,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $67,000
    General - Other: $65,000
    Police Protection: $63,000
    General Public Building: $57,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000
    Health - Other: $4,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,311,000

Kingman County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $256,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $78,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $115,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $477,000
    Health and Hospitals: $113,000
    General Local Government Support: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,344,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $103,000
    Severance: $71,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $56,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $51,000

Kingman County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,076,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,076,000

Kingman County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $481,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,577,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $168,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Kingman County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John8078.8 years
Mary5781.9 years
William4977.9 years
Robert4773.5 years
James3778.8 years
George3579.1 years
Anna3188.3 years
Charles3176.4 years
Roy2882.2 years
Helen2784.0 years
Most common last names in Kingman County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3276.5 years
Kaufman2181.1 years
Brown2174.4 years
Fieser1685.9 years
Jones1567.4 years
Miller1579.8 years
Williams1583.2 years
Cheatum1577.4 years
Clark1576.3 years
Krehbiel1380.8 years
Businesses in Kingman County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Lane Furniture1True Value2
MasterBrand Cabinets1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1