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Nemaha County, Kansas (KS)


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County population in 2012: 10,132 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 10,717 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,629
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,597
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,187
Renter-occupied apartments: 889 (it was 772 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 718 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.
Population density: 14 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Nemaha County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.8%), Manufacturing (17.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.7%), Retail trade (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 12%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Nemaha County, Kansas:


Median resident age:  42.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Males: 5,145  (51.8%)
Females: 5,033  (48.2%)

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Average household size:
Nemaha County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $40,368 ($34,296 in 1999)
This county:

$40368
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $318 (lower quartile is $237, upper quartile is $385)
This county:

$318
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $85,679 (it was $61,700 in 2000)
Nemaha County:

$85,679
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,512 - $133,443

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $142,260
Here:

$142,260
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $155,663
Here:

$155,663
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $51,802
Here:

$51,802
State:

$34,057
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,024
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $304

Institutionalized population: 236

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:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $913 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $843 (1.1%)


Nemaha County household income distribution in 2009 Nemaha County home values distribution


Nemaha County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.1%
(7.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 20.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.8% for American Indian residents, 59.1% for other race residents, 27.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 26 years old, Asian residents: 45 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.1%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Nemaha County is $434 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $775 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sabetha, Seneca, Centralia, Wetmore, Bern, Goff, Baileyville, Corning, Oneida.

Nemaha 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 Nemaha County: Sabetha Golf Club (A), Oneida Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Fourmile Corners (C), Greenwood Community Club (D), Seneca Sewer Treatment Plant (E), Centralia Wastewater Treatment Plant (F), Bern Wastewater Plant (G), Corning Wastewater Treatment Plant (H), Goff Wastewater Plant (I), Wetmore Wastewater Treatment Facility (J), Sabetha Wastewater Treatment Facility (K), KMZA - FM (Seneca) (L), Centralia Ambulance Service (M), Bancroft Depot Museum (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Nemaha County include: New Hope Baptist Church (A), Church of the Coming King (B), Friedens United Church of Christ (C), Apostolic Christian Church (D), Saint Patricks Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: America City Cemetery (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Barnes Cemetery (3), Saint Bedes Cemetery (4), Granada Cemetery (5), Fourmile Cemetery (6), Strahm Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Sabetha City Lake (A), Nemaha County State Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Webster Creek (A), Wolf Pen Creek (B), Harris Creek (C), Burger Creek (D), Wildcat Creek (E), Deer Creek (F), Turkey Creek (G), Negro Creek (H), Clear Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Nemaha County include: Nemaha State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (1), Nemaha County State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Brown County , Jackson County , Marshall County , Pawnee County, Nebraska , Richardson County, Nebraska , Pottawatomie County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 234
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 46 (50% naturalized citizens)

Nemaha County:

0.4%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.9%

Nemaha County marital status for males
Nemaha County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Nemaha County with a mortgage: 1,070 (40 second mortgage, 38 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,162

Here:

47.9% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 89.12%
Here89.1%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 9,551
Total congregations: 27

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church Inc. Apostolic Christian Church of AmericaConservative Congregational Christian ConferenceUnited Church of Christ
Adherents5,733 (60.0%)1,289 (13.5%)719 (7.5%)516 (5.4%)456 (4.8%)
Congregations7 (25.9%)8 (29.6%)2 (7.4%)1 (3.7%)2 (7.4%)
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church The Wesleyan ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents321 (3.4%)202 (2.1%)90 (0.9%)87 (0.9%)138 (1.4%)
Congregations1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)1 (3.7%)3 (11.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Nemaha County - Sabetha, Seneca, Centralia, Wetmore, Bern

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Nemaha County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Nemaha County:

10.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.7%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

26.8%
Kansas:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Nemaha County:

22.1%
State:

13.4%


Agriculture in Nemaha County:

Average size of farms: 408 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $77,841
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $85.49
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 76.65%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $75,026
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.06%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.24%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $70,609
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.49%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 17.30
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.65%
Corn for grain: 56038 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 21134 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 70881 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Tornado activity:

Nemaha County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Kansas state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/5/1999, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused $100,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Nemaha County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from the county center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 41.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.4 miles away from the county center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from Nemaha County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Nemaha County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Machinery (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




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





Nemaha County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,893 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 420 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (0%)
  • Walked: 137 (3%)
  • Other means: 18 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 441 (9%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $44,824.

4.74% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.74%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.76% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($16,717 average AGI)
1.98% relocated from other states ($14,711 average AGI)
Nemaha County:

1.98%
Kansas average:

3.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Brown County, KS  0.56% ($25,864 average AGI)
from Marshall County, KS  0.53% ($27,762)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.46% ($40,167)


6.51% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,626 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.51%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($18,156 average AGI)
2.14% relocated to other states ($9,469 average AGI)
Nemaha County:

2.14%
Kansas average:

3.95%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Shawnee County, KS  0.87% ($27,686 average AGI)
to Brown County, KS  0.75% ($29,533)
to Johnson County, KS  0.52% ($26,238)
to Jackson County, KS  0.40% ($24,313)
to Riley County, KS  0.35% ($22,000)
to Douglas County, KS  0.27% ($22,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Nemaha County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Nemaha County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Nemaha County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,212 (2,048 aged, 164 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 19.12
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9648.120
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 525.910
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19066.74

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1436.370
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1426.790
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 28.73

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 49.35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 19.15

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,919

Size of family households: 1,352 2-persons, 452 3-persons, 442 4-persons, 277 5-persons, 108 6-persons, 60 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,287 1-person, 113 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 3 5-persons.

97.5% of residents of Nemaha County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (76% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $75,041,000 ($7175 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,401,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,938,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,348,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $18,258,000
Federal grants: $9,172,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,662,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,663,000 ($296,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $312,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,104,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,092,000

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

Births: 680
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 758
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -186
Here -18 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Nemaha County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.37 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:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Nemaha County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 34
  • 4 rooms: 298
  • 5 rooms: 654
  • 6 rooms: 811
  • 7 rooms: 474
  • 8 rooms: 530
  • 9+ rooms: 381
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 27
  • 3 rooms: 146
  • 4 rooms: 181
  • 5 rooms: 151
  • 6 rooms: 107
  • 7 rooms: 59
  • 8 rooms: 46
  • 9+ rooms: 55
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Nemaha County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 74
  • 2 bedrooms: 770
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,474
  • 4 bedrooms: 710
  • 5+ bedrooms: 159
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 183
  • 2 bedrooms: 295
  • 3 bedrooms: 186
  • 4 bedrooms: 92
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16
Cars and other vehicles available in Nemaha County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 97
  • 1 vehicle: 720
  • 2 vehicles: 1,434
  • 3 vehicles: 589
  • 4 vehicles: 239
  • 5+ vehicles: 108
  • no vehicle: 110
  • 1 vehicle: 345
  • 2 vehicles: 186
  • 3 vehicles: 102
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

69% of Nemaha County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Kansas.

Nemaha County:

68.9%
State average:

53.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $38,800


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 Nemaha County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33.8%)
  • Electricity (6.2%)
  • Wood (2.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (56.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.7%)
  • Electricity (17.0%)
  • Wood (3.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.6%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 136
Here:

9.8%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 30
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 30
Here:

15.7%
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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Nemaha County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Nemaha County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Nemaha County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Nemaha County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Nemaha County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Nemaha County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Nemaha County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11984.9 years
John8380.7 years
William6980.5 years
George5682.4 years
Robert5375.0 years
Joseph4983.0 years
Helen4883.8 years
Charles4781.3 years
Anna4684.1 years
Frank4582.3 years
Most common last names in Nemaha County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Strahm5282.2 years
Meyer4582.4 years
Stallbaumer3977.9 years
Holthaus2882.9 years
Smith2878.3 years
Olberding2780.4 years
Miller2485.1 years
Haug2386.5 years
Haverkamp2377.7 years
Kramer2277.8 years
Businesses in Nemaha County, KS
NameCountNameCount
FedEx1SAS Shoes1
La-Z-Boy2Subway2
McDonald's1True Value2
Pizza Hut1U-Haul1
RadioShack1U.S. Cellular1
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