County population in 2012: 34,459 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 36,252 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,579 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,501 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,682 Renter-occupied apartments: 4,302 (it was 4,221 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 645 sq. mi. Water area: 6.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 54 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Montgomery County: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.7%), Manufacturing (21.6%), Retail trade (11.4%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,016 (1.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $771 (1.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.6%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.8% for Black residents, 8.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.5% for American Indian residents, 60.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 15.7% for other race residents, 21.8% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 28 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 27 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 Montgomery County is $398 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $611 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Montgomery County: Caney Country Club (A), Lakeview Country Club (B), Liberty Wastewater Plant (C), Independence Wastewater Plant (D), Coffeyville Wastewater Treatment Facility (E), Caney Water Treatment Plant (F), Caney Valley Speedway (G), Safari Zoological Park (H), Kansas Department of Transportation Montgomery County Rest Area (I), Coffeyville Industrial Park (J), Dearing Sewer Treatment Plant (K), Havana Wastewater Treatment Ponds (L), Tyro Wastewater Treatment Facility (M), Cherryvale Wastewater Plant (N), Caney Sewer Treatment Plant (O), Elk City Wastewater Treatment Plant (P), Indian Village (Q), Cedar Bluff Camp (R), Independence Country Club (S), Coffeyville Country Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Montgomery County include: Wesley Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Spring Hill Church (B), Central Baptist Church (C), Community Christian Church (D), Crossroads of Community Christ (E), First Church of the Nazarene (F), Hazel Dell Church (G), Pleasant Dale Church (H), Riverside Southern Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Kellick Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2), Robbins Cemetery (3), Jefferson Cemetery (4), Calvary Cemetery (5), Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (6), Pioneer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Claymore Creek (A), Potato Creek (B), Pumpkin Creek (C), Biscuit Creek (D), Bluff Run (E), Fawn Creek (F), Deadman Creek (G), Illinois Creek (H), Cheyenne Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Montgomery County include: Montgomery County State Park (1), Elk City State Park (2), Elk City Wildlife Area (3), Squaw Creek Cove North Public Use Area (4), Card Creek Public Use Area (5), Oak Ridge Public Use Area (6), Squaw Creek Cove South Public Use Area (7), Copan Wildlife Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 352 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $40,192 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $116.78 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 58.17% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $41,984 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 40.89% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.48% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,763 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.00% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.95 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.64% Corn for grain: 23276 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 40342 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 32218 harvested acres Vegetables: 3 harvested acres Land in orchards: 308 acres
Montgomery County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 2.1 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 3/15/1982, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Montgomery County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Most recent natural disasters:
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, 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
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 Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2007 to July 25, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1711): July 2, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1711, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
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 Ice Storm, Incident Period: January 29, 2002 to February 15, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1402): February 6, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1402, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
Kansas SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: October 2, 1986 to October 4, 1986, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-780): October 22, 1986, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-780, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Kansas Severe Storms, High Winds, Flooding, Incident Period: July 13, 1976, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-514): July 13, 1976, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-514, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
Kansas SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 2, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-378): May 2, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (10) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 2
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.8
Births per 1000 population in Montgomery County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.0 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Montgomery County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 7,471 (6,378 aged, 1,093 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.72 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 17212.29 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 414.580 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44480.34
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1498.410 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1319.060 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 37.6
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 40.44 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 89.67
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11.57
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 196.1. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 102.1
Other - 94.0
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 28,460 (6,749 male householders, 2,663 female householders)
7,042 spouses, 9,401 children (8,311 natural, 326 adopted, 764 stepchildren), 817 grandchildren, 245 brothers or sisters, 191 parents, 326 other relatives, 898 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 5,899 (2,312 male householders (1,875 living alone)), 2,658 female householders (2,384 living alone)), 929 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 1,112 (495 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 4,578 2-persons, 1,993 3-persons, 1,577 4-persons, 828 5-persons, 285 6-persons, 151 7-or-more-persons.
96.3% of residents of Montgomery County speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 34% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $237,999,000 ($6805 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $10,813,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $109,500,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $60,121,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,934,000 Federal grants: $49,168,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,478,000 ($537,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $13,798,000 ($5,554,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,949,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,393,000 Federal Government insurance: $19,862,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
68 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
71 per 1000 residents
47 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +125
+4 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -1,678
-49 per 1000 residents
-21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Montgomery County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.23 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 194
2000 to 2004: 579
1990 to 1999: 1,050
1980 to 1989: 1,372
1970 to 1979: 2,177
1960 to 1969: 1,568
1950 to 1959: 2,243
1940 to 1949: 1,810
1939 or earlier: 6,329
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Kansas
56% of Montgomery County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Kansas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 23075
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,800
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montgomery County