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Rice County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 9,666 (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: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.8%), Educational, health and social services (25.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (15.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 34%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Rice County, KS (2019)
    • 7,98574.2%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,12910.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1871.7%Two or more races
    • 1601.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 740.7%Asian alone
    • 670.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 580.5%Some other race alone
    • 150.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.4 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 4,837  (50.0%)
Females: 4,829  (50.0%)
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Average household size:
Rice County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $55,226 ($35,671 in 1999)
This county:

$55,226
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $431 (lower quartile is $349, upper quartile is $556)
This county:

$431
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $80,257 (it was $44,600 in 2000)
Rice:

$80,257
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,749 - $134,921
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $988
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $392

Institutionalized population: 181

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 43
  • Auto thefts: 7

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 50
  • Auto thefts: 7
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,400
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $77,500
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2004: 8 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2007: 14 buildings, average cost: $142,300
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $129,000
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $151,700
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $119,400
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $163,500
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $191,700
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $177,100
  • 2015: 16 buildings, average cost: $185,200
  • 2016: 19 buildings, average cost: $196,800
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $219,500
  • 2018: 9 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2019: 8 buildings, average cost: $191,000
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 2019: $1,477 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,137 (1.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Rice, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rice, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rice, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.6%
Rice County:

13.6%
Kansas:

11.4%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.0% for Black residents, 20.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.4% for American Indian residents, 6.1% for other race residents, 17.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.4 years old
(Males: 37.3 years old, Females: 41.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.0 years old, Black residents: 22.4 years old, American Indian residents: 9.0 years old, Asian residents: 54.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.7 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 November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

5.3%

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: 92.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 455 (23.1% naturalized citizens)

Rice County:

4.7%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 632010 or later
  • 1832000 to 2009
  • 1051990 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: 4,085
  • One, attached: 20
  • Two: 92
  • 3 or 4: 27
  • 5 to 9: 24
  • 10 to 19: 74
  • 20 to 49: 54
  • 50 or more: 55
  • Mobile homes: 182
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 6

Housing units in Rice County with a mortgage: 1,424 (46 second mortgage, 108 home equity loan, 17 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,543

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.9% 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 2019 - Rice

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,374 (83.0%)
  • Carpooled: 270 (6.6%)
  • Bus: 12 (0.3%)
  • Bicycle: 23 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 237 (5.8%)
  • Worked at home: 140 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)

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


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (71%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Ghana (5%)
  • Brazil (2%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • Sri Lanka (2%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rice County


  • German (30%)
  • American (10%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

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
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,391.

5.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.50% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($35,759 average AGI)
0.86% relocated from other states ($3,433 average AGI)
Rice County:

0.86%
Kansas average:

3.30%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Reno County, KS  1.00% ($43,686 average AGI)


7.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,408 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.08% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($24,776 average AGI)
2.65% relocated to other states ($14,632 average AGI)
Rice County:

2.65%
Kansas average:

3.97%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Reno County, KS  1.42% ($32,941 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.56% ($42,250)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Rice County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Rice County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 1.0

Infant 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: 9,666
  • Male householders: 2,149 (621 living alone), Female householders: 1,798 (569 living alone)
  • 2,150 spouses (2,144 opposite-sex spouses), 214 unmarried partners, (214 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,331 children (2,119 natural, 79 adopted, 132 stepchildren), 144 grandchildren, 25 brothers or sisters, 28 parents, 44 foster children, 46 other relatives, 71 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 679

Size of family households: 1,313 2-persons, 507 3-persons, 359 4-persons, 256 5-persons, 128 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,191 1-person, 134 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

1,502 married couples with children.
459 single-parent households (196 men, 263 women).

92.4% of residents of Rice speak English at home.
6.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.3% 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:

6.6
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.4

Year house built in Rice County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Rice County, Kansas
  • 932014 or later
  • 762010 to 2013
  • 602000 to 2009
  • 3181990 to 1999
  • 1241980 to 1989
  • 6401970 to 1979
  • 4531960 to 1969
  • 6391950 to 1959
  • 6931940 to 1949
  • 1,5201939 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
  • 131 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 63 rooms
  • 3104 rooms
  • 5025 rooms
  • 5676 rooms
  • 5547 rooms
  • 3728 rooms
  • 6189+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Kansas
  • 451 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 963 rooms
  • 2614 rooms
  • 1485 rooms
  • 1756 rooms
  • 1137 rooms
  • 978 rooms
  • 619+ 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
  • 731 bedroom
  • 8382 bedrooms
  • 1,2483 bedrooms
  • 5744 bedrooms
  • 1995+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rice County, Kansas
  • 52no bedroom
  • 1891 bedroom
  • 3182 bedrooms
  • 3453 bedrooms
  • 544 bedrooms
  • 415+ 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
  • 6no vehicle
  • 6571 vehicle
  • 1,1582 vehicles
  • 6943 vehicles
  • 3094 vehicles
  • 1355+ 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
  • 155no vehicle
  • 4561 vehicle
  • 2262 vehicles
  • 1463 vehicles
  • 174 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

84.3% of Rice County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Kansas.

Rice County:

84.3%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 6,697
  • Other state: 2,470
  • Northeast: 118
  • Midwest: 840
  • South: 753
  • West: 755
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
  • 69.8%Utility gas
  • 13.2%Electricity
  • 13.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 61.0%Utility gas
  • 31.7%Electricity
  • 7.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 27
Here:

2.9%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

3.6%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 442
Here:

63.1%
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

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