Kiowa County, Kansas (KS)

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County population in 2012: 2,496 (all rural); it was 3,278 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 330
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 377
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 980
Renter-occupied apartments: 307 (it was 385 in 2000)
% of renters here:

28%
State:

32%

Land area: 722 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kiowa County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (45.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (31.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Kiowa County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (93.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.9%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,257  (63.0%)
Females: 1,296  (37.0%)
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Kiowa County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Kiowa County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,336 ($31,576 in 1999)

This county:

$44336
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $359 (lower quartile is $211, upper quartile is $538)
This county:

$359
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $103,841 (it was $43,600 in 2000)
Kiowa:

$103,841
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,574 - $172,482
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $908
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $417

Institutionalized population: 48

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):

Kiowa County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 96 buildings, average cost: $152,800
  • 2008: 77 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 61 buildings, average cost: $125,000

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,802 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,185 (1.2%)

Kiowa County household income distribution in 2009 Kiowa County home values distribution Kiowa County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.3%
(11.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 42.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.4%
Kiowa County:

12.4%
Kansas:

14.0%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 41 years old, Asian residents: 3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Kiowa 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: Greensburg, Haviland, Mullinville.

Kiowa 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 Kiowa County: Greensburg Wastewater Plant (A), Greensburg Wind Farm (B), Kiowa County Sanitary Landfill (C), Haviland Wastewater Treatment Facility (D), Cannonball Golf Course (E), Right Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 5 (F), Stotts Grain Grain Elevator Number 1 (G), Southern Plains Co - Operative at Lewis Kansas Grain Elevator Number 6 (H), Southern Plains Co - Operative at Lewis Kansas Grain Elevator Number 3 (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Kiowa County: Bethel Church of God in Christ (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Belvidere Cemetery (1), Boles Cemetery (2), McKinley Cemetery (3), Haviland Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lost Lake (A), Cossell Lake (B), Kiowa County State Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: East Fork Rattlesnake Creek (A), South Branch Rattlesnake Creek (B), Soldier Creek (C), Spring Creek (D), Thompson Creek (E), Thompson Branch (F), Otter Creek (G), South Branch Medicine Lodge River (H), North Branch Medicine Lodge River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Kiowa County: Kiowa County State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Barber County , Clark County , Comanche County , Edwards County , Ford County , Pratt County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.9%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 150
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 61 (20% naturalized citizens)

Kiowa County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 22
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1985 to 1989: 14
  • 1980 to 1984: 7
  • 1975 to 1979: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 4
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 6

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.5%

Kiowa County marital status for males Kiowa County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Kiowa County with a mortgage: 319 (16 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 397

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Kiowa County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9977
Mainline Protestant9325
Catholic1571
Other1-
None466-
Kiowa 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
Kiowa County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Kiowa County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 2
This county:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Kiowa County:

10.1%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Kiowa County:

28.5%
State:

27.9%

Agriculture in Kiowa County:

Average size of farms: 1147 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $96,282
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $169.51
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.87%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $89,167
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.79%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $115,282
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 62 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.99
Corn for grain: 24236 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 55749 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 1885 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10354 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Kiowa County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 2236455.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 8 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/4/2007, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 2 people.

Earthquake activity:

Kiowa County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 58% 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 108.9 miles away from Kiowa 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 58.2 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 326.0 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 306.7 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 199.1 miles away from Kiowa 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 256.2 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 Kiowa County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
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 (38%)
  • Canada (16%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Poland (8%)
  • Laos (7%)
  • Honduras (7%)
  • Netherlands (3%)

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

  • German (37%)
  • United States or American (16%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • Polish (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Kiowa County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,180 (75%)
  • Carpooled: 137 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 125 (8%)
  • Other means: 5 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 105 (7%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 55 people in nursing homes
  • 48 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 97 people in college/university student housing
  • 46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,043.

6.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,246 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.90%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.51% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($20,049 average AGI)
3.39% relocated from other states ($9,197 average AGI)
Kiowa County:

3.39%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



9.06% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.06%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.64% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($16,061 average AGI)
3.43% relocated to other states ($14,902 average AGI)
Kiowa County:

3.43%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Kiowa County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Kiowa County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Kiowa County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 755 (678 aged, 77 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 32.43
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 18936.45
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 810.640
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 29863.81

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1306.970
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1206.430

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 28.82
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 67.02

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,404

Size of family households: 371 2-persons, 120 3-persons, 115 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 24 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 288 1-person, 28 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 2 6-persons.

620 married couples with children.
134 single-parent households (47 men, 87 women).

96.0% of residents of Kiowa County speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).
1.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (65% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $27,461,000 ($8904 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $270,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $9,955,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,016,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,060,000
Federal grants: $2,933,000
Federal procurement contracts: $299,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,198,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $564,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $168,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,228,000

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

Births: 199
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 190
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -308
Here -103 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Kiowa County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.43 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:

5.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 61
  • 2000 to 2004: 390
  • 1990 to 1999: 63
  • 1980 to 1989: 64
  • 1970 to 1979: 117
  • 1960 to 1969: 80
  • 1950 to 1959: 73
  • 1940 to 1949: 72
  • 1939 or earlier: 348
Rooms in houses/apartments in Kiowa County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 20
  • 4 rooms: 76
  • 5 rooms: 216
  • 6 rooms: 217
  • 7 rooms: 146
  • 8 rooms: 136
  • 9+ rooms: 167
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 53
  • 4 rooms: 66
  • 5 rooms: 75
  • 6 rooms: 88
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 20
  • 9+ rooms: 14
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Kiowa County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 29
  • 2 bedrooms: 233
  • 3 bedrooms: 435
  • 4 bedrooms: 213
  • 5+ bedrooms: 68
  • no bedroom: 23
  • 1 bedroom: 70
  • 2 bedrooms: 138
  • 3 bedrooms: 106
  • 4 bedrooms: 34
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14
Cars and other vehicles available in Kiowa County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 28
  • 1 vehicle: 221
  • 2 vehicles: 428
  • 3 vehicles: 233
  • 4 vehicles: 42
  • 5+ vehicles: 28
  • no vehicle: 62
  • 1 vehicle: 165
  • 2 vehicles: 122
  • 3 vehicles: 18
  • 4 vehicles: 10
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

58% of Kiowa County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Kansas.

Kiowa County:

58.2%
State average:

53.5%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $16,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 6%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Kiowa County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (78.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.3%)
  • Electricity (4.4%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (67.0%)
  • Electricity (19.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

12.9%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 77
Here:

58.8%
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)

Kiowa County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $903,000
    General - Other: $579,000
    Health Services - Other: $228,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $187,000
    Central Staff Services: $179,000
    General Public Buildings: $170,000
    Financial Administration: $139,000
    Police Protection: $133,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $113,000
    Solid Waste Management: $92,000
    Libraries: $54,000
    Fire Protection: $50,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $107,000
    Higher Education: $24,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $183,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
    General Public Building: $106,000
    Fire Protection: $86,000
    Health - Other: $41,000
    Financial Administration: $26,000
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $20,000
    Police Protection: $5,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
    Judicial: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,729,000

Kiowa County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $189,000
    Solid Waste Management: $123,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $195,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $167,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $302,000
    General Support: $96,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,892,000
    Total General Sales: $247,000

Kiowa County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $325,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $244,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $81,000

Kiowa County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,505,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $13,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Kiowa County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William3879.7 years
John3474.7 years
James2475.0 years
Mary2280.9 years
George1977.0 years
Ethel1981.2 years
Ruth1878.2 years
Charles1781.3 years
Myrtle1586.1 years
Florence1583.4 years
Most common last names in Kiowa County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Schmidt2979.0 years
Miller2380.7 years
Smith2075.3 years
Koehn1777.8 years
Brown1672.9 years
Williams1577.9 years
Unruh1580.6 years
Barnes1376.4 years
Thompson1382.5 years
Price1274.7 years
Businesses in Kiowa County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Chevrolet1UPS1
Kroger1

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