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Rooks County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 5,057 (all rural); it was 5,685 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 809
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 931
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,822
Renter-occupied apartments: 498 (it was 540 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 888 sq. mi.

Water area: 7.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 6 people per square mile   (very low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rooks County: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (25.3%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (15.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 70%
  • Government: 19%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Rooks County, KS (2019)
    • 4,72994.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1302.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 861.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 571.1%Two or more races
    • 110.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 80.2%Some other race alone
    • 40.08%Asian alone
Median resident age:

45.3 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 2,420  (47.9%)
Females: 2,637  (52.1%)
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Average household size:
Rooks County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,479 ($30,457 in 1999)
This county:

$51,479
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $371 (lower quartile is $266, upper quartile is $491)
This county:

$371
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,662 (it was $40,500 in 2000)
Rooks:

$84,662
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,229 - $164,733
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,000
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $441

Institutionalized population: 69

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 8
  • Thefts: 4
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $85,200
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $105,000
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $57,500
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $540,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $361,700
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $188,200
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $175,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $175,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Rooks, KS residents
Average permit cost in Rooks, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,445 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,298 (1.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Rooks, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rooks, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rooks, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 7.5%
Rooks County:

7.5%
Kansas:

11.4%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.4% for Black residents, 46.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 133.3% for American Indian residents, 90.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 45.3 years old
(Males: 45.1 years old, Females: 45.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.6 years old, Black residents: 60.4 years old, American Indian residents: 41.8 years old, Asian residents: 70.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.5 years old, Other race residents: 59.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rooks 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: Plainville, Stockton, Palco, Damar, Zurich, Woodston.

Rooks 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 Rooks County: Osborne Country Club (A), Alton Wastewater Plant (B), Osborne Speedway (C), Meades Ranch (D), Osborne Sewer Treatment Plant (E), Downs Wastewater Treatment Facility (F), Natoma Sewer Treatment Plant (G), Mount Ayr (H), Midway Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 6 (I), Midway Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 4 (J), Shady Bend Golf Course (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rooks County include: Mayflower Church (A), Lawrence Creek Church (B), Rose Valley United Methodist Church (C), Mount Ayr Friends Church (D), Kill Creek Church (E), United Brethren Church (F), Pleasant Plain Church (G), Enterprise Church (H), Vincent Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Delhi Cemetery (1), Cheyenne Cemetery (2), Potterville Cemetery (3), Vincent Cemetery (4), Grand Center Cemetery (5), Cole Cemetery (6), Victor Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Creeks: Dry Creek (A), Elm Creek (B), Gimblet Creek (C), Skunk Creek (D), Medicine Creek (E), Twin Creek (F), Indian Creek (G), Covert Creek (H), Kill Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Churchill County, Nevada , Dickinson County , Geary County , Jewell County , Osborne County , Sheridan County , Wallace County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Kansas:

5.3%

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

Current college students: 100
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 36 (78.3% naturalized citizens)

Rooks County:

0.7%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 51990 to 1999
  • 51980 to 1989
  • 51970 to 1979
  • 4Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.7%

Rooks County marital status for males Rooks County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,472
  • One, attached: 33
  • Two: 13
  • 3 or 4: 80
  • 5 to 9: 36
  • 10 to 19: 27
  • 20 or more: 20
  • Mobile homes: 80

Housing units in Rooks County with a mortgage: 688 (4 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 1 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,023

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rooks County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,3759
Catholic1,2193
Mainline Protestant9686
Other1-
None1,618-
Rooks 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
Rooks County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Rooks County:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rooks County:

9.4%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Rooks County:

27.6%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

5.8%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Rooks County:

Average size of farms: 1155 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $82,790
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $83.41
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 65.72%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $85,661
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.45%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $97,617
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.22%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 8.52
Corn for grain: 4742 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 83463 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5570 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Rooks County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 1970531.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 24 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/7/1993, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rooks County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 580% 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 241.6 miles away from Rooks County center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 11.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 299.8 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 201.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 171.7 miles away from Rooks County center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.9 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2016 to September 12, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4287: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4287, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2011 to June 04, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4010: July 29, 2011, FEMA Id: 4010, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 2010 to July 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1932: August 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1932, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1776: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 28, 2006 to December 31, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1675: January 07, 2007, FEMA Id: 1675, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rooks County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rooks

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,944 (79.9%)
  • Carpooled: 250 (10.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 18 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 69 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 152 (6.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

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


  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • England (39%)
  • Mexico (17%)
  • Malaysia (11%)
  • Germany (11%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Norway (0%)
  • Sweden (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rooks County


  • German (32%)
  • American (26%)
  • English (7%)
  • French Canadian (4%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • Italian (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 107 people in state prisons
  • 87 people in nursing homes
  • 3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 58 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $40,119.

3.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,538 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.95%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.95% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($34,538 average AGI)
1.53% relocated from other states ($16,688 average AGI)
Rooks County:

1.53%
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 Ellis County, KS  1.38% ($29,036 average AGI)


4.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,722 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.42%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.42% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($37,722 average AGI)
1.67% relocated to other states ($15,044 average AGI)
Rooks County:

1.67%
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 Ellis County, KS  1.28% ($47,308 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Rooks County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Rooks County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Rooks County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 10.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rooks County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rooks County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rooks County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rooks County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rooks County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Rooks County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,233 (1,090 aged, 143 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 171 (15%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (21)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 18.57
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,318
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 353
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,325

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,215
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,439
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 37

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 93

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,057
  • Male householders: 1,073 (367 living alone), Female householders: 1,119 (381 living alone)
  • 1,122 spouses (1,114 opposite-sex spouses), 114 unmarried partners, (111 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 1,286 children (1,203 natural, 33 adopted, 47 stepchildren), 91 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 6 parents, 5 foster children, 17 other relatives, 19 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 191

Size of family households: 700 2-persons, 241 3-persons, 254 4-persons, 99 5-persons, 41 6-persons, 18 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 767 1-person, 91 2-persons.

729 married couples with children.
283 single-parent households (129 men, 154 women).

98.5% of residents of Rooks speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well).
0.2% 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 very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $46,695,000 ($8,670 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $710,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,019,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $11,914,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,010,000
Federal grants: $5,015,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,119,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,617,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $450,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $561,000
Federal Government insurance: $13,048,000

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

Births: 307
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 371
Here:

69 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: -256
Here -48 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rooks County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.86 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.2
State:

4.4

Year house built in Rooks County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Rooks County, Kansas
  • 392014 or later
  • 422010 to 2013
  • 1142000 to 2009
  • 911990 to 1999
  • 2441980 to 1989
  • 3621970 to 1979
  • 2011960 to 1969
  • 6111950 to 1959
  • 2981940 to 1949
  • 7411939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rooks County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rooks County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rooks County, Kansas
  • 31 room
  • 12 rooms
  • 13 rooms
  • 1434 rooms
  • 3085 rooms
  • 3036 rooms
  • 2827 rooms
  • 2738 rooms
  • 3789+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rooks County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rooks County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 643 rooms
  • 784 rooms
  • 1305 rooms
  • 596 rooms
  • 697 rooms
  • 278 rooms
  • 659+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rooks County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rooks County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rooks County, Kansas
  • 4no bedroom
  • 391 bedroom
  • 4312 bedrooms
  • 5583 bedrooms
  • 4814 bedrooms
  • 1785+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rooks County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rooks County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1071 bedroom
  • 1782 bedrooms
  • 1253 bedrooms
  • 794 bedrooms
  • 165+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rooks County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rooks County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rooks County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 21no vehicle
  • 3441 vehicle
  • 6442 vehicles
  • 4333 vehicles
  • 1404 vehicles
  • 1145+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rooks County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rooks County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 74no vehicle
  • 2351 vehicle
  • 1442 vehicles
  • 333 vehicles
  • 124 vehicles
  • 45+ vehicles

89.3% of Rooks County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Kansas.

Rooks County:

89.3%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 3,977
  • Other state: 1,024
  • Northeast: 60
  • Midwest: 383
  • South: 257
  • West: 322
Year householders moved into unit in Rooks County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rooks County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 73.1%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.3%Electricity
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.1%Utility gas
  • 34.7%Electricity
  • 8.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.8%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 38
Here:

7.6%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8
Here:

3.0%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

12.4%
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

Rooks County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $184,000
    Other: $175,000
    Air Transportation: $9,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $3,695,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,460,000
    Regular Highways: $2,172,000
    Health - Other: $849,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $583,000
    Police Protection: $578,000
    Central Staff Services: $437,000
    Financial Administration: $411,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $185,000
    Solid Waste Management: $156,000
    General Public Buildings: $132,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $17,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,353,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
    Other: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $382,000
    Interest Earnings: $36,000
    Rents: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $353,000
    Regular Highways: $58,000
    Central Staff Services: $46,000
    Police Protection: $20,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,096,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $357,000
    Public Welfare: $276,000
    General Local Government Support: $112,000
    Other: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,363,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $76,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $71,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,232,000

Rooks County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $184,000
    Other: $175,000
    Air Transportation: $9,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $3,695,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,460,000
    Regular Highways: $2,172,000
    Health - Other: $849,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $583,000
    Police Protection: $578,000
    Central Staff Services: $437,000
    Financial Administration: $411,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $185,000
    Solid Waste Management: $156,000
    General Public Buildings: $132,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $17,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,353,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
    Other: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $382,000
    Interest Earnings: $36,000
    Rents: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $353,000
    Regular Highways: $58,000
    Central Staff Services: $46,000
    Police Protection: $20,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,096,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $357,000
    Public Welfare: $276,000
    General Local Government Support: $112,000
    Other: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,363,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $76,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $71,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,232,000

Rooks County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $184,000
    Other: $175,000
    Air Transportation: $9,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $3,695,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,460,000
    Regular Highways: $2,172,000
    Health - Other: $849,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $583,000
    Police Protection: $578,000
    Central Staff Services: $437,000
    Financial Administration: $411,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $185,000
    Solid Waste Management: $156,000
    General Public Buildings: $132,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $17,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,353,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
    Other: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $382,000
    Interest Earnings: $36,000
    Rents: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $353,000
    Regular Highways: $58,000
    Central Staff Services: $46,000
    Police Protection: $20,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,096,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $357,000
    Public Welfare: $276,000
    General Local Government Support: $112,000
    Other: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,363,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $76,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $71,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,232,000

Rooks County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $184,000
    Other: $175,000
    Air Transportation: $9,000
  • Construction - Air Transportation: $3,695,000
    Regular Highways: $149,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $3,460,000
    Regular Highways: $2,172,000
    Health - Other: $849,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $583,000
    Police Protection: $578,000
    Central Staff Services: $437,000
    Financial Administration: $411,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $185,000
    Solid Waste Management: $156,000
    General Public Buildings: $132,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $17,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $5,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $3,353,000
    General Local Government Support: $17,000
    Other: $11,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $15,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $382,000
    Interest Earnings: $36,000
    Rents: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $353,000
    Regular Highways: $58,000
    Central Staff Services: $46,000
    Police Protection: $20,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
    General Public Building: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,096,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $357,000
    Public Welfare: $276,000
    General Local Government Support: $112,000
    Other: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,363,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $76,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $71,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $37,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,232,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 64
  • Number of aged recipients: 9
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 55
  • Number of recipients under 18: 9
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 38
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 17
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 32
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 22
Most common first names in Rooks County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5483.0 years
William5181.3 years
John3576.7 years
James3179.0 years
Harold3077.5 years
Robert2772.5 years
George2782.4 years
Charles2373.3 years
Roy2380.3 years
Clarence2279.5 years
Most common last names in Rooks County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2377.2 years
Miller2180.0 years
Hrabe2077.4 years
Jones1978.4 years
Brown1878.0 years
Kriley1576.8 years
Walker1584.5 years
Maddy1484.0 years
Sammons1482.4 years
Williams1475.1 years
Businesses in Rooks County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Pizza Hut2
La-Z-Boy1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets1U-Haul1