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Ness County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 2,878 (all rural); it was 3,454 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 376
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 722
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,154
Renter-occupied apartments: 267 (it was 362 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 1075 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Ness County: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 63%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Ness County, KS (2019)
    • 2,49887.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 30110.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 381.3%Two or more races
    • 140.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 100.3%Asian alone
    • 90.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

50.7 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 1,467  (51.0%)
Females: 1,411  (49.0%)
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Average household size:
Ness County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,852 ($32,340 in 1999)
This county:

$58,852
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $402 (lower quartile is $299, upper quartile is $512)
This county:

$402
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $78,753 (it was $41,600 in 2000)
Ness:

$78,753
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $42,964 - $138,428

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $100,223
Here:

$100,223
State:

$207,668

Mobile homes: $15,316
Here:

$15,316
State:

$58,367

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,023
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $425

Institutionalized population: 70
Ness County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $10,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $350,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $300,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Ness, KS residents
Average permit cost in Ness, KS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,530 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,306 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Ness, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Ness, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Ness, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 9.7%
Ness County:

9.7%
Kansas:

11.4%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.3% for other race residents, 11.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 50.7 years old
(Males: 50.0 years old, Females: 51.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 53.7 years old, Black residents: 63.8 years old, Asian residents: 11.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28.8 years old, Other race residents: 35.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Ness County is $433 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $527 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $641 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ness City, Ransom, Bazine, Utica, Brownell.

Ness County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Napa County, California , Henry County, Kentucky , Jefferson County, Kentucky , Scioto County, Ohio , St. Clair County, Illinois , Rowan County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Kansas:

5.3%

Unemployment by year in Ness, KS
County total employment by year in Ness, KS
County average yearly wages by year in Ness, KS

Current college students: 92
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 205 (32.3% naturalized citizens)

Ness County:

7.1%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 852010 or later
  • 672000 to 2009
  • 171990 to 1999
  • 51980 to 1989
  • 41970 to 1979
  • 7Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.0%

Ness County marital status for males Ness County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,564
  • One, attached: 7
  • Two: 2
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • 10 to 19: 4
  • 20 or more: 31
  • Mobile homes: 93
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Ness County with a mortgage: 346 (0 second mortgage, 17 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 740

Here:

31.9% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Ness County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,36710
Catholic1,3112
Evangelical Protestant2786
None151-
Ness 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
Ness County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Ness County:

10.03 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

20.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Ness County:

10.4%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Ness County:

27.9%
State:

27.9%

Agriculture in Ness County:

Average size of farms: 1198 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $57,025
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $79.89
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 49.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $50,753
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.96%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.55%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $93,327
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.57
Corn for grain: 4296 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 132858 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1472 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Ness County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 652% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 218.0 miles away from Ness County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 269.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 155.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 151.2 miles away from Ness County center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 109.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4504, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 13, 2017 - January 16, 2017, FEMA Id: 4304, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 22, 2013 to August 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4150: October 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4150, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Snowstorm, Incident Period: February 20, 2013 to February 23, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4112: April 26, 2013, FEMA Id: 4112, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1776: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1675: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1675, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 27, 2005 to November 28, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1626: January 26, 2006, FEMA Id: 1626, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 01, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3236: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2004 to July 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1535: August 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1535, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Ness County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Ness

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,017 (75.4%)
  • Carpooled: 114 (8.5%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 17 (1.3%)
  • Walked: 84 (6.2%)
  • Worked at home: 116 (8.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (79%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Italy (4%)
  • El Salvador (4%)
  • Guatemala (1%)
  • Brazil (1%)
  • Moldova (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Ness County


  • German (47%)
  • American (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (1%)
  • Italian (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
75 people in nursing homes
3 people in religious group quarters
67 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,258.

2.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,314 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.83%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.83% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($37,314 average AGI)
10 or fewer of this county's residents relocated from other states.
Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


4.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.07%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.07% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($43,902 average AGI)
1.84% relocated to other states ($22,961 average AGI)
Ness County:

1.84%
Kansas average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Births per 1000 population in Ness County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 15.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Ness County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Ness County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 14.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 9.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Ness County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Ness County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ness County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ness County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Ness County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Ness County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 816 (763 aged, 53 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 83 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 64.94
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,961
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,636
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24,318

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 798
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,130

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 66

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 33

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,878
  • Male householders: 698 (165 living alone), Female householders: 581 (216 living alone)
  • 791 spouses (791 opposite-sex spouses), 79 unmarried partners, (79 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 644 children (553 natural, 47 adopted, 47 stepchildren), 26 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 0 foster children, 0 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 45

Size of family households: 519 2-persons, 126 3-persons, 88 4-persons, 78 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 391 1-person, 52 2-persons.

482 married couples with children.
80 single-parent households (48 men, 32 women).

89.2% of residents of Ness speak English at home.
9.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (48% speak English very well, 33% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (57% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $36,634,000 ($11,894 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $174,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $11,217,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $8,168,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,473,000
Federal grants: $3,733,000
Federal procurement contracts: $348,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,695,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $783,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $667,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,112,000

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

Births: 168
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 257
Here:

85 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -351
Here -117 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Ness County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.39 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Ness County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Ness County, Kansas
  • 02014 or later
  • 32010 to 2013
  • 262000 to 2009
  • 911990 to 1999
  • 1411980 to 1989
  • 2651970 to 1979
  • 2551960 to 1969
  • 2221950 to 1959
  • 1931940 to 1949
  • 5061939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Ness County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ness County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ness County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 22 rooms
  • 83 rooms
  • 1084 rooms
  • 1525 rooms
  • 2066 rooms
  • 1427 rooms
  • 1488 rooms
  • 3059+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ness County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ness County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 142 rooms
  • 263 rooms
  • 354 rooms
  • 275 rooms
  • 486 rooms
  • 397 rooms
  • 68 rooms
  • 219+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ness County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ness County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Ness County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 201 bedroom
  • 2692 bedrooms
  • 4183 bedrooms
  • 2724 bedrooms
  • 885+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ness County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ness County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 361 bedroom
  • 782 bedrooms
  • 553 bedrooms
  • 344 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Ness County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Ness County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ness County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 16no vehicle
  • 1991 vehicle
  • 4292 vehicles
  • 2603 vehicles
  • 1164 vehicles
  • 525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Ness County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Ness County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2no vehicle
  • 911 vehicle
  • 842 vehicles
  • 193 vehicles
  • 14 vehicles
  • 135+ vehicles

92.0% of Ness County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 39% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Kansas.

Ness County:

92.0%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 2,128
  • Other state: 513
  • Northeast: 29
  • Midwest: 91
  • South: 109
  • West: 282
Year householders moved into unit in Ness County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ness County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 57.5%Utility gas
  • 33.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Electricity
  • 1.3%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.5%Utility gas
  • 24.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 13.3%Electricity
  • 6.6%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 60
Here:

21.4%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

7.9%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 8
Here:

11.8%
Kansas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Ness County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $380,000
    Solid Waste Management: $202,000
    Other: $84,000
    Regular Highways: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $133,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,064,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $682,000
    Police Protection: $643,000
    General - Other: $610,000
    Central Staff Services: $381,000
    General Public Buildings: $338,000
    Health - Other: $330,000
    Solid Waste Management: $240,000
    Financial Administration: $130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $120,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $131,000
    General - Other: $127,000
    General Public Building: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $72,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,677,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $362,000
    General Local Government Support: $120,000
    Other: $11,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,029,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $46,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
    Individual Income: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,614,000

Ness County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $380,000
    Solid Waste Management: $202,000
    Other: $84,000
    Regular Highways: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $133,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,064,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $682,000
    Police Protection: $643,000
    General - Other: $610,000
    Central Staff Services: $381,000
    General Public Buildings: $338,000
    Health - Other: $330,000
    Solid Waste Management: $240,000
    Financial Administration: $130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $120,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $131,000
    General - Other: $127,000
    General Public Building: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $72,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,677,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $362,000
    General Local Government Support: $120,000
    Other: $11,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,029,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $46,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
    Individual Income: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,614,000

Ness County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $380,000
    Solid Waste Management: $202,000
    Other: $84,000
    Regular Highways: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $133,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,064,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $682,000
    Police Protection: $643,000
    General - Other: $610,000
    Central Staff Services: $381,000
    General Public Buildings: $338,000
    Health - Other: $330,000
    Solid Waste Management: $240,000
    Financial Administration: $130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $120,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $131,000
    General - Other: $127,000
    General Public Building: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $72,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,677,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $362,000
    General Local Government Support: $120,000
    Other: $11,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,029,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $46,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
    Individual Income: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,614,000

Ness County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Natural Resources - Other: $380,000
    Solid Waste Management: $202,000
    Other: $84,000
    Regular Highways: $31,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $133,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $2,064,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $682,000
    Police Protection: $643,000
    General - Other: $610,000
    Central Staff Services: $381,000
    General Public Buildings: $338,000
    Health - Other: $330,000
    Solid Waste Management: $240,000
    Financial Administration: $130,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $120,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $2,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $161,000
    Interest Earnings: $48,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Health - Other: $131,000
    General - Other: $127,000
    General Public Building: $73,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $72,000
    Police Protection: $62,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,677,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $362,000
    General Local Government Support: $120,000
    Other: $11,000
    Health and Hospitals: $7,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,029,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $46,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $27,000
    Individual Income: $16,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,614,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 25
  • Number of aged recipients: 5
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 20
  • Number of recipients under 18: 4
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 15
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 6
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 10
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 23
Most common first names in Ness County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary4584.1 years
John3878.8 years
William3580.1 years
George2680.1 years
Henry2480.5 years
Ralph1979.9 years
Charles1775.3 years
Anna1683.5 years
Fred1681.1 years
Frank1582.0 years
Most common last names in Ness County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ummel1678.4 years
Pfannenstiel1676.7 years
Foos1480.0 years
Leiker1375.2 years
Petersilie1379.8 years
Wittman1281.8 years
Schreiber1282.8 years
Gabel1182.5 years
Cranston1180.2 years
Stoecklein1181.3 years

Businesses in Ness County, KS

  • Jimmy John's: 1
  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 1

Ness County on our top lists:

  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"