Pawnee County, Kansas (KS)

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County population in 2012: 6,928 (68% urban, 32% rural); it was 7,233 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 918
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 928
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,038
Renter-occupied apartments: 819 (it was 701 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

32%

Land area: 754 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 9 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Pawnee County: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (53.8%), Educational, health and social services (17.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Pawnee County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (86.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (6.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 3,870  (54.8%)
Females: 3,103  (45.2%)
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Pawnee County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Pawnee County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,768 ($35,175 in 1999)

This county:

$43768
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $325 (lower quartile is $268, upper quartile is $450)
This county:

$325
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $74,446 (it was $50,000 in 2000)
Pawnee:

$74,446
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,357 - $111,797
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $950
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $392

Institutionalized population: 1,010

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):

Pawnee County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $160,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,414 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,141 (1.7%)

Pawnee County household income distribution in 2009 Pawnee County home values distribution Pawnee County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.3%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.1% for Black residents, 6.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.1% for other race residents, 6.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.4%
Pawnee County:

6.4%
Kansas:

14.0%
(6.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.0% for Black residents, 5.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for other race residents, 5.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 48 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 31 years old, Other race residents: 36 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pawnee 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: Larned, Burdett, Garfield, Rozel.

Pawnee 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 Pawnee County: Rozel Wastewater Plant (A), Burdett Wastewater Plant (B), Camp Pawnee (C), Golden Valley Grain Elevator Number 3 (D), Golden Valley Grain Elevator Number 1 (E), KSOB - FM (Larned) (F), KNNS - AM (Larned) (G), Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (H), Fairfield Grange Hall (I), Ash Valley Grange Hall (J), Larned State Hospital Fire Department (K), Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (L), Santa Fe Trail Center Research Library (M), Santa Fe Trail Center (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pawnee County include: Zook Church (A), Larned Seventh Day Adventist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Ash Valley Cemetery (1), Browns Grove Cemetery (2), Rozel Cemetery (3), Larned Cemetery (4), Point View Cemetery (5), Fertig Cemetery (6), Garfield Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: James Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Buckner Creek (A), Pickle Creek (B), Hubbard Creek (C), Pawnee River (D), Ash Creek (E), Cocklebur Creek (F), Coon Creek (G), Sawmill Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pawnee County: Fort Larned National Historic Site (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Barton County , Edwards County , Hodgeman County , Ness County , Rush County , Stafford County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 177
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 101 (73% naturalized citizens)

Pawnee County:

1.4%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 1
  • 1985 to 1989: 16
  • 1980 to 1984: 4
  • 1975 to 1979: 38
  • 1970 to 1974: 20
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 8

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.5%

Pawnee County marital status for males Pawnee County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Pawnee County with a mortgage: 798 (100 second mortgage, 61 home equity loan, 16 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 882

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pawnee County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,5138
Catholic1,1681
Evangelical Protestant1,0129
Black Protestant1191
Other31
None3,158-
Pawnee 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
Pawnee County:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Pawnee County:

3.12 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

4.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pawnee County:

9.1%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Pawnee County:

29.4%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Pawnee County:

Average size of farms: 1210 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $324,383
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $135.59
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 77.57%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $309,612
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 44.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $141,633
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.93
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.02%
Corn for grain: 27225 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 110171 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13798 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Pawnee County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 1358708.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/4/1950, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pawnee 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 141.8 miles away from Pawnee 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 94.6 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 366.5 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 317.0 miles away from the county center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 71.6 miles away from Pawnee County center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.5 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 Pawnee 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: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

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 (%):

  • India (43%)
  • Canada (29%)
  • Russia (12%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Germany (6%)

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

  • German (34%)
  • English (14%)
  • United States or American (10%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Pawnee County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,620 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 363 (11%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 132 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 110 (3%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 338 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 237 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 114 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 85 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 57 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 43 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 19 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 11 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 367 people in state prisons
  • 364 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 213 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $48,558.

6.80% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,869 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.82% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($20,074 average AGI)
1.98% relocated from other states ($9,794 average AGI)
Pawnee County:

1.98%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Barton County, KS  1.05% ($30,852 average AGI)
from Edwards County, KS  0.43% ($37,273)
from Ellis County, KS  0.43% ($31,636)


7.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,546 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.09%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.00% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($20,956 average AGI)
2.09% relocated to other states ($10,590 average AGI)
Pawnee County:

2.09%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Barton County, KS  1.01% ($35,923 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.47% ($25,750)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2

Births per 1000 population in Pawnee County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 10.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Pawnee County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 15.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Pawnee County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,325 (1,189 aged, 136 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 14.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3988.230
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 809.420
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 49242.09

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 830.980
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1216.800
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29.68

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13.45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 103.870

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,947

Size of family households: 860 2-persons, 312 3-persons, 229 4-persons, 138 5-persons, 55 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 949 1-person, 84 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 4 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

1,210 married couples with children.
318 single-parent households (97 men, 221 women).

97.3% of residents of Pawnee County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 26% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $49,062,000 ($7220 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,142,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,935,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,058,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,820,000
Federal grants: $6,624,000
Federal procurement contracts: $706,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,919,000 ($683,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $593,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,088,000
Federal Government insurance: $26,113,000

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

Births: 334
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 472
Here:

70 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -351
Here -52 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Pawnee County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.18 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 161
  • 1990 to 1999: 128
  • 1980 to 1989: 237
  • 1970 to 1979: 397
  • 1960 to 1969: 500
  • 1950 to 1959: 426
  • 1940 to 1949: 264
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,006
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pawnee County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 10
  • 3 rooms: 15
  • 4 rooms: 187
  • 5 rooms: 395
  • 6 rooms: 459
  • 7 rooms: 412
  • 8 rooms: 324
  • 9+ rooms: 234
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 34
  • 3 rooms: 163
  • 4 rooms: 144
  • 5 rooms: 124
  • 6 rooms: 87
  • 7 rooms: 67
  • 8 rooms: 59
  • 9+ rooms: 15
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pawnee County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 35
  • 2 bedrooms: 547
  • 3 bedrooms: 961
  • 4 bedrooms: 395
  • 5+ bedrooms: 98
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 188
  • 2 bedrooms: 269
  • 3 bedrooms: 148
  • 4 bedrooms: 71
  • 5+ bedrooms: 17
Cars and other vehicles available in Pawnee County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 20
  • 1 vehicle: 579
  • 2 vehicles: 902
  • 3 vehicles: 356
  • 4 vehicles: 124
  • 5+ vehicles: 57
  • no vehicle: 80
  • 1 vehicle: 390
  • 2 vehicles: 156
  • 3 vehicles: 53
  • 4 vehicles: 13
  • 5+ vehicles: 9

65% of Pawnee County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Kansas.

Pawnee County:

64.5%
State average:

53.5%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,500


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 Pawnee County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (73.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17.6%)
  • Electricity (6.0%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (58.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.1%)
  • Electricity (19.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 56
Here:

7.2%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 44
Here:

7.7%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1
Here:

0.7%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Pawnee County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,670,000
    Regular Highways: $1,371,000
    Police Protection: $728,000
    Health Services - Other: $369,000
    Central Staff Services: $292,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $271,000
    Financial Administration: $230,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $224,000
    Corrections - Other: $203,000
    General Public Buildings: $199,000
    Solid Waste Management: $199,000
    Parks & Recreation: $51,000
    Libraries: $30,000
    Air Transportation: $21,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $257,000
    Natural Resources: $108,000
    Higher Education: $49,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $310,000
    Corrections - Other: $36,000
    Judicial: $16,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,045,000

Pawnee County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $648,000
    Regular Highways: $8,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $169,000
    Interest Earnings: $156,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $490,000
    All Other: $250,000
    Highways: $238,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,287,000
    Total General Sales: $534,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $41,000
    NEC: $8,000

Pawnee County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,552,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Pawnee County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6875.3 years
Mary5779.7 years
William5580.2 years
George3979.4 years
Charles3874.0 years
Robert3769.7 years
James3472.2 years
Ruth2979.2 years
Ralph2677.6 years
Harold2478.3 years
Most common last names in Pawnee County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6380.8 years
Miller2980.0 years
Johnson2674.9 years
Brown2177.5 years
Wilson2076.2 years
Vratil1977.8 years
Davis1775.8 years
Yeager1782.9 years
Lewis1678.3 years
Fox1578.2 years
Businesses in Pawnee County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Alco Stores1Rodeway Inn1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Kroger2UPS2
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
MasterBrand Cabinets1