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Rice County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2021: 9,472 (36% urban, 64% rural); it was 10,761 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,532
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,420
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,103
Renter-occupied apartments: 954 (it was 947 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 727 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.7 sq. mi.

Population density: 13 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rice County: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (28.1%), Manufacturing (14.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Rice County, KS (2021)
    • 7,56279.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,12611.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4204.4%Two or more races
    • 1771.9%Some other race alone
    • 1601.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 310.3%Asian alone
    • 300.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 210.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.5 years
Kansas median age:

37.3 years
Males: 4,912  (51.9%)
Females: 4,560  (48.1%)
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Average household size:
Rice County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2021: $56,032 ($35,671 in 1999)
This county:

$56,032
Kansas:

$64,124

Median contract rent in 2021 for apartments: $422 (lower quartile is $341, upper quartile is $578)
This county:

$422
State:

$717


Estimated median house or condo value in 2021: $89,335 (it was $44,600 in 2000)
Rice:

$89,335
Kansas:

$183,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $54,382 - $154,037
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $985
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $410

Institutionalized population: 181

Crime in 2021 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 19
  • Auto thefts: 10

Crime in 2020 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 5
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 9
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2021: 26 buildings, average cost: $228,000
  • 2020: 7 buildings, average cost: $223,200
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2018: 9 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2016: 19 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Rice, KS residents
Average permit cost in Rice, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2021: $1,672 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2021: $1,133 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Rice, KS in 2021
Distribution of house value in Rice, KS in 2021
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rice, KS in 2021
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2021: 10.9%
Rice County:

10.9%
Kansas:

11.7%
(10.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.1% for Black residents, 10.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.2% for American Indian residents, 11.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2021: 39.5 years old
(Males: 36.8 years old, Females: 41.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41.8 years old, Black residents: 23.7 years old, American Indian residents: 56.6 years old, Asian residents: 57.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25.1 years old, Other race residents: 25.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rice County is $393 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $659 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lyons, Sterling, Little River, Chase, Bushton, Geneseo, Alden, Raymond, Frederick.

Rice 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: Bath County, Virginia , Prince George's County, Maryland , Culpeper County, Virginia , Finney County , Pratt County , Riley County , Pulaski County, Missouri , Oldham County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in March 2023:
Here:

3.0%
Kansas:

3.0%

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

Current college students: 989
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 430 (50.3% naturalized citizens)

Rice County:

4.5%
Whole state:

6.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 722010 or later
  • 892000 to 2009
  • 1351990 to 1999
  • 241980 to 1989
  • 191970 to 1979
  • 20Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.5%

Rice County marital status for males Rice County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,950
  • One, attached: 28
  • Two: 51
  • 3 or 4: 25
  • 5 to 9: 20
  • 10 to 19: 44
  • 20 to 49: 66
  • 50 or more: 86
  • Mobile homes: 159
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 3

Housing units in Rice County with a mortgage: 1,408 (162 second mortgage, 12 home equity loan, 121 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 0

Here:

100.0% with mortgage
State:

97.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rice County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,24418
Evangelical Protestant1,34413
Catholic1,1003
Black Protestant2452
Other4-
None4,146-
Rice 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: 3
Rice County:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Rice County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
This county:

6.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rice County:

8.9%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Rice County:

28.8%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

23.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Rice County:

Average size of farms: 832 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $211,575
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $135.31
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 68.34%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $193,184
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 59.48%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 6.62%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $130,241
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 12.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.09%
Corn for grain: 23764 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 127786 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 18182 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Rice County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 729% 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 150.8 miles away from Rice County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 210.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.4 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 131.4 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 26.1 miles away from Rice County center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 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 Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding,landslides,and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4449, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: October 4, 2018 - October 15, 2018, FEMA Id: 4417, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: September 1, 2018 - September 8, 2018, FEMA Id: 4403, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 13, 2017 - January 16, 2017, FEMA Id: 4304, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4230: July 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4230, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2012 to April 16, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4063: May 24, 2012, FEMA Id: 4063, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 25, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1849: June 25, 2009, FEMA Id: 1849, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rice County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Winds: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2021 - Rice

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,223 (74.2%)
  • Carpooled: 417 (9.6%)
  • Bus: 1 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 16 (0.4%)
  • Bicycle: 31 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 239 (5.5%)
  • Worked at home: 281 (6.5%)
Class of Workers in 2021
Most common industries in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2021


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)

Most common occupations in 2021 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2021


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2021


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (69%)
  • Kenya (4%)
  • Canada (3%)
  • Sweden (3%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • South Africa (2%)
  • Philippines (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rice County


  • German (31%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 467 people in college/university student housing
  • 134 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 47 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

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

  • 726 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 26 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2020 was $61,043.

7.58% of this county's 2021 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2020 ($38,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Kansas average:

6.64%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.97% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($20,667 average AGI)
2.61% relocated from other states ($18,023 average AGI)
Rice County:

2.61%
Kansas average:

3.37%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2020 and 2021:
from Reno County, KS  1.12% ($42,795 average AGI)
from Barton County, KS  0.66% ($29,826)


6.15% of this county's 2020 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2021 ($39,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Kansas average:

6.88%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.28% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($33,754 average AGI)
0.87% relocated to other states ($5,611 average AGI)
Rice County:

0.87%
Kansas average:

3.62%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2020 and 2021:
to Reno County, KS  1.66% ($49,667 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.73% ($30,320)

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2009: 12.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2010 to 2019: 12.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Rice County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rice County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Rice County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,986 (1,734 aged, 252 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 243 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Rice County, Kansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (103)
  • Unspecified dementia (75)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (70)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (57)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (24)
  • Congestive heart failure (13)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 9.53
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,144
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 238
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 19,920

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,253
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,215
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 29

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 48
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 57

Household type by relationship:

Households: 9,472
  • Male householders: 1,909 (663 living alone), Female householders: 1,920 (554 living alone)
  • 2,070 spouses (2,065 opposite-sex spouses), 200 unmarried partners, (193 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,477 children (2,322 natural, 44 adopted, 111 stepchildren), 109 grandchildren, 23 brothers or sisters, 30 parents, 0 foster children, 15 other relatives, 70 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 652

Size of family households: 1,275 2-persons, 571 3-persons, 340 4-persons, 179 5-persons, 110 6-persons, 20 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,217 1-person, 129 2-persons, 6 5-persons.

1,462 married couples with children.
554 single-parent households (80 men, 474 women).

93.7% of residents of Rice speak English at home.
5.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 21% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $65,144,000 ($6,206 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,066,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,256,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,349,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,398,000
Federal grants: $8,609,000
Federal procurement contracts: $746,000 ($22,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,787,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,536,000
Federal Government insurance: $36,679,000

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

Births: 646
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 680
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +116
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -378
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rice County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.63 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.4

Year house built in Rice County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Rice County, Kansas
  • 152020 or later
  • 2332010 to 2019
  • 1042000 to 2009
  • 1971990 to 1999
  • 1601980 to 1989
  • 6741970 to 1979
  • 3931960 to 1969
  • 7371950 to 1959
  • 5551940 to 1949
  • 1,3101939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rice County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rice County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rice County, Kansas
  • 111 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 183 rooms
  • 3574 rooms
  • 5985 rooms
  • 5856 rooms
  • 4867 rooms
  • 3438 rooms
  • 5289+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Kansas
  • 401 room
  • 482 rooms
  • 983 rooms
  • 2704 rooms
  • 1275 rooms
  • 1116 rooms
  • 1047 rooms
  • 698 rooms
  • 359+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rice County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rice County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rice County, Kansas
  • 13no bedroom
  • 791 bedroom
  • 9362 bedrooms
  • 1,2763 bedrooms
  • 4124 bedrooms
  • 2315+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Kansas
  • 41no bedroom
  • 2341 bedroom
  • 3162 bedrooms
  • 2863 bedrooms
  • 124 bedrooms
  • 185+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 25no vehicle
  • 7111 vehicle
  • 1,0792 vehicles
  • 7263 vehicles
  • 2284 vehicles
  • 1635+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rice County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 123no vehicle
  • 5351 vehicle
  • 1672 vehicles
  • 793 vehicles
  • 44 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.9% of Rice County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Kansas.

Rice County:

84.9%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 6,543
  • Other state: 2,420
  • Northeast: 87
  • Midwest: 838
  • South: 714
  • West: 773
Year householders moved into unit in Rice County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rice County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.2%Utility gas
  • 14.1%Electricity
  • 13.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Wood
  • 2.6%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.7%Utility gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 46
Here:

5.2%
Kansas:

11.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 6
Here:

1.1%
Kansas:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 366
Here:

57.2%
Kansas:

15.3%

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

Rice County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $601,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $97,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,379,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,150,000
    Central Staff Services: $880,000
    Health - Other: $824,000
    Police Protection: $742,000
    Financial Administration: $467,000
    Solid Waste Management: $420,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $266,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $228,000
    Local Fire Protection: $188,000
    General Public Buildings: $63,000
    General - Other: $48,000
    Air Transportation: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,135,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $775,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $295,000
    Interest Earnings: $152,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $403,000
    Regular Highways: $190,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,515,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $65,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $621,000
    Health and Hospitals: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,306,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $580,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $109,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $69,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,479,000

Rice County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $601,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $97,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,379,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,150,000
    Central Staff Services: $880,000
    Health - Other: $824,000
    Police Protection: $742,000
    Financial Administration: $467,000
    Solid Waste Management: $420,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $266,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $228,000
    Local Fire Protection: $188,000
    General Public Buildings: $63,000
    General - Other: $48,000
    Air Transportation: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,135,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $775,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $295,000
    Interest Earnings: $152,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $403,000
    Regular Highways: $190,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,515,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $65,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $621,000
    Health and Hospitals: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,306,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $580,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $109,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $69,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,479,000

Rice County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $601,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $97,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,379,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,150,000
    Central Staff Services: $880,000
    Health - Other: $824,000
    Police Protection: $742,000
    Financial Administration: $467,000
    Solid Waste Management: $420,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $266,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $228,000
    Local Fire Protection: $188,000
    General Public Buildings: $63,000
    General - Other: $48,000
    Air Transportation: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,135,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $775,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $295,000
    Interest Earnings: $152,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $403,000
    Regular Highways: $190,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,515,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $65,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $621,000
    Health and Hospitals: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,306,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $580,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $109,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $69,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,479,000

Rice County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Other: $601,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $97,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
    Air Transportation: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,379,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,150,000
    Central Staff Services: $880,000
    Health - Other: $824,000
    Police Protection: $742,000
    Financial Administration: $467,000
    Solid Waste Management: $420,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $266,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $228,000
    Local Fire Protection: $188,000
    General Public Buildings: $63,000
    General - Other: $48,000
    Air Transportation: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $45,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $12,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,135,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $775,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $360,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $295,000
    Interest Earnings: $152,000
    General Revenue - Other: $109,000
    Rents: $8,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Correctional Institutions: $403,000
    Regular Highways: $190,000
    Central Staff Services: $26,000
    Health - Other: $17,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,515,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $65,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $621,000
    Health and Hospitals: $95,000
    General Local Government Support: $5,000
  • Tax - Property: $7,306,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $580,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $146,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $109,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $69,000
    Other Selective Sales: $12,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,479,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 131
  • Number of aged recipients: 13
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 118
  • Number of recipients under 18: 23
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 86
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 22
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 47
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 53
Most common first names in Rice County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10377.7 years
Mary7780.1 years
William6677.0 years
James6578.6 years
Helen6481.8 years
Robert6170.0 years
George5779.6 years
Charles5076.4 years
Ruth4479.9 years
Margaret4382.7 years
Most common last names in Rice County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6877.9 years
Miller4576.7 years
Johnson3683.1 years
Brown2576.2 years
Anderson2476.8 years
Wilson2276.9 years
Schmidt2183.2 years
Adams2078.0 years
Jones2078.6 years
Gray1982.1 years
Businesses in Rice County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
FedEx2SONIC Drive-In1
H&R Block1Subway1
Kroger1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1