County population in 2012: 5,854 (all rural); it was 6,104 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,014 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 964 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,986 Renter-occupied apartments: 576 (it was 553 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 697 sq. mi. Water area: 5.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 8 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Morris County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.2%), Manufacturing (12.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (10.8%), Construction (10.2%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,000 (1.2%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $760 (1.3%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 11.4%
(11.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 25.8% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 47 years old
(Males: 46 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 30 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 Morris County is $423 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $520 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $667 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Morris County: Wilsey Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Dwight Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Council Grove Sewer Treatment Plant (C), White Memorial Camp (D), Santa Fe Farms (E), Two R Farms (F), Biehler - Ecklund Farms (G), Sacred Heart Farms (H), Kniebel Farms (I), Wittman Farm (J), Spirit Winds Ranch (K), Slash N Ranch (L), Hinchman Ranch (M), Sunny Slope Farms (N), Eisenhut Farm (O), Miller Dairy Farm (P), Johnson Farms (Q), Oleen Farms (R), Gieswein Farm (S), Stilwell Ranch (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Morris County include: Burdick United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Marion Hill Lutheran Church (C), Pleasant Ridge Christian Church (D), Kelso Church (E), Hebron Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Latimer Cemetery (1), Clarks Creek Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Burton Cemetery (4), Ramsey - Black Cemetery (5), Parker - Highland Cemetery (6), White City Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Parkers Creek (A), Ramseys Creek (B), West Fork Neosho River (C), Level Creek (D), Ralls Creek (E), Haun Creek (F), Short Creek (G), Slough Creek (H), Lairds Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Morris County include: Neosho Park Recreation Area (1), Canning Creek Cove Recreation Area (2), Richey Cove North Recreation Area (3), Richey Cove South Recreation Area (4), Council Grove Wildlife Area (5). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 828 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $114,818 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $90.19 The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.17% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $116,670 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.03% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.73% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $97,963 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.35% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.72 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.27% Corn for grain: 6446 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 31276 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 30520 harvested acres Vegetables: 10 harvested acres Land in orchards: 6 acres
Morris County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 2.2 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 6/17/1969, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Morris County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.4 miles away from the county center On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.1 miles away from the 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, 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 Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to March 29, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1848): June 24, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1848, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2007 to June 1, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1699): May 6, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, 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 Severe Winter Storms, Heavy Rains, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 4, 2005 to January 6, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1579): February 8, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1579, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
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
4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Morris County (14) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
Rail and water transportation workers (4%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Other Western Europe (4%)
United Kingdom (2%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Morris County (%):
United States or American (21%)
French (except Basque) (4%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 2,355 (79%)
Carpooled: 214 (7%)
Walked: 79 (3%)
Other means: 21 (1%)
Worked at home: 294 (10%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
71 people in nursing homes
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
62 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
4 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $40,816.
6.42% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,174 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.65% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($20,333 average AGI)
1.77% relocated from other states ($8,848 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Births per 1000 population in Morris County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population in Morris County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Morris County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,278 (1,165 aged, 113 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 16.73 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9636.940 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 468.460 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 39116.61
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1206.810 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1173.750 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 33.06
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32.42 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66.13
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 16.53
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 4,931 (1,399 male householders, 336 female householders)
1,474 spouses, 1,460 children (1,324 natural, 42 adopted, 94 stepchildren), 75 grandchildren, 23 brothers or sisters, 21 parents, 32 other relatives, 90 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 926 (386 male householders (329 living alone)), 433 female householders (403 living alone)), 107 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 66 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 980 2-persons, 333 3-persons, 244 4-persons, 112 5-persons, 42 6-persons, 24 7-or-more-persons.
96.5% of residents of Morris County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $43,241,000 ($7235 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,107,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,218,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,997,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,712,000 Federal grants: $4,954,000 Federal procurement contracts: $2,274,000 ($1,860,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $2,087,000 ($354,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $180,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $997,000 Federal Government insurance: $8,294,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
51 per 1000 residents
75 per 1000 residents
70 per 1000 residents
47 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +25
+4 per 1000 residents
+14 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +44
+7 per 1000 residents
-21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Morris County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.59 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 31
2000 to 2004: 108
1990 to 1999: 249
1980 to 1989: 427
1970 to 1979: 400
1960 to 1969: 308
1950 to 1959: 418
1940 to 1949: 203
1939 or earlier: 1,112
Rooms in houses/apartments in Morris County, Kansas
62% of Morris County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Kansas.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 4609
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Morris County