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Rawlins County, Kansas (KS)


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County population in 2012: 2,560 (all rural); it was 2,966 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 303
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 576
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 975
Renter-occupied apartments: 297 (it was 294 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 1070 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rawlins County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.5%), Educational,health and social services (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Rawlins County, Kansas:


Median resident age:  51.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Males: 1,255  (58.8%)
Females: 1,264  (41.2%)

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Rawlins County,KS real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Rawlins County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,789 ($32,105 in 1999)
This county:

$37789
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $289 (lower quartile is $226, upper quartile is $420)
This county:

$289
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $58,037 (it was $41,600 in 2000)
Rawlins County:

$58,037
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $36,050 - $85,120

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $100,480
Here:

$100,480
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $250,797
Here:

$250,797
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $46,817
Here:

$46,817
State:

$34,057
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,050
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $255

Institutionalized population: 40

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):


Rawlins County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $924 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $782 (1.5%)


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


Rawlins County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 13.9%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 14.3% for other race residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 51 years old
(Males: 50 years old, Females: 52 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51 years old, Black residents: 17 years old, American Indian residents: 40 years old, Asian residents: 54 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

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

12.5%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

3.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rawlins County is $378 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Atwood, McDonald, Herndon.

Rawlins 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 Rawlins County: McDonald Wastewater Plant (A), Atwood Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), Herndon Wastewater Plant (C), Beardsley Equity Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 1 (D), McDonald Co - Operative Equity Mercantile Exchange Grain Elevator Number 1 (E), Dewey Ranch (F), Rawlins County Fairgrounds (G), Kansas Department of Transportation District 3 Area 2 Office (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rawlins County include: Saint John's Catholic Church (A), Saint Cyril Church (B), Trinity Church (C), Herndon Covenant Church (D), Stevens Chapel (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mayflower Cemetery (1), Immaculate Conception Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Enterprise Cemetery (4), Saint Cyril Cemetery (5), Trinity Cemetery (6), Union Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Little Beaver Creek (A), Middle Fork Sappa Creek (B), North Beaver Creek (C), West Fork Burntwood Creek (D), East Fork Burntwood Creek (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Cheyenne County , Decatur County , Dundy County, Nebraska , Hitchcock County, Nebraska , Red Willow County, Nebraska , Sherman County , Thomas County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 36
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (82% naturalized citizens)

Rawlins County:

0.4%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.3%

Rawlins County marital status for males
Rawlins County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Rawlins County with a mortgage: 241 (6 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 433

Here:

35.8% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.26%
Here58.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 1,728
Total congregations: 8

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents733 (42.4%)399 (23.1%)299 (17.3%)137 (7.9%)160 (9.3%)
Congregations2 (25.0%)1 (12.5%)1 (12.5%)1 (12.5%)3 (37.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Rawlins County - Atwood, McDonald, Herndon

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Rawlins County:

23.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
Kansas:

27.9%



Agriculture in Rawlins County:

Average size of farms: 1607 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $85,247
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $105.20
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: 48.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $84,067
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.90%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $127,350
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.95%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.68%
Corn for grain: 9769 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 123254 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1633 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Rawlins 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 4 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/14/1951, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 4 people and caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rawlins County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.7 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) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from the county center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from Rawlins County center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Rawlins County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (39%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care (19%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (29%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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




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





Rawlins County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 920 (68%)
  • Carpooled: 165 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (1%)
  • Taxi: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 2 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 96 (7%)
  • Other means: 4 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 142 (11%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


49 people in nursing homes
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $37,824.

5.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.26% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($7,466 average AGI)
3.44% relocated from other states ($13,362 average AGI)
Rawlins County:

3.44%
Kansas average:

3.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



6.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.82% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($19,081 average AGI)
2.25% relocated to other states ($10,419 average AGI)
Rawlins County:

2.25%
Kansas average:

3.95%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Births per 1000 population in Rawlins County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Rawlins County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Rawlins County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 746 (692 aged, 54 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: 36.17
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8390.600
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 867.990
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 24122.97

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 598.8
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1871.260
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 37.43

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 74.85

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,479

Size of family households: 448 2-persons, 118 3-persons, 82 4-persons, 37 5-persons, 17 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 421 1-person, 34 2-persons, 3 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 6-persons.

96.2% of residents of Rawlins County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
2.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $45,916,000 ($16606 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $259,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $9,504,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $4,995,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $24,962,000
Federal grants: $5,122,000
Federal procurement contracts: $248,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,086,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $182,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,818,000
Federal Government insurance: $27,768,000

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

Births: 102
Here:

38 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 210
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -1 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -179
Here -67 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Rawlins County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.50 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Rawlins County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 7
  • 3 rooms: 36
  • 4 rooms: 93
  • 5 rooms: 224
  • 6 rooms: 162
  • 7 rooms: 187
  • 8 rooms: 130
  • 9+ rooms: 136
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 16
  • 3 rooms: 33
  • 4 rooms: 59
  • 5 rooms: 52
  • 6 rooms: 26
  • 7 rooms: 38
  • 8 rooms: 34
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rawlins County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 43
  • 2 bedrooms: 253
  • 3 bedrooms: 368
  • 4 bedrooms: 205
  • 5+ bedrooms: 103
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 51
  • 2 bedrooms: 95
  • 3 bedrooms: 67
  • 4 bedrooms: 51
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28
Cars and other vehicles available in Rawlins County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 36
  • 1 vehicle: 253
  • 2 vehicles: 384
  • 3 vehicles: 197
  • 4 vehicles: 76
  • 5+ vehicles: 29
  • no vehicle: 45
  • 1 vehicle: 89
  • 2 vehicles: 94
  • 3 vehicles: 43
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

69% of Rawlins 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, 43% lived in Kansas.

Rawlins County:

69.2%
State average:

53.5%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $16,900


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 4%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rawlins County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31.4%)
  • Electricity (4.2%)
  • Wood (0.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (65.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.2%)
  • Electricity (3.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.4%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 6
Here:

1.8%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 4
Here:

1.8%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 4
Here:

11.8%
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

Rawlins County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Rawlins County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Rawlins County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Rawlins County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Rawlins County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3285.1 years
John2478.1 years
Frank1979.0 years
William1877.8 years
Joseph1584.8 years
Anna1587.4 years
Henry1482.9 years
Charles1179.6 years
George1180.2 years
Robert1173.5 years
Most common last names in Rawlins County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown2375.6 years
Horinek1781.9 years
Reeh1080.0 years
Vrbas979.4 years
Most981.5 years
Fikan982.7 years
Bearley979.7 years
Peterson876.2 years
Pochop884.3 years
Morgan888.0 years

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