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Seward County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 22,369 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 22,510 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,886
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,921
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,753
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,653 (it was 2,666 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

32%

Land area: 640 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Seward County: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.3%), Educational, health and social services (18.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 7%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Seward County, KS (2019)
    • 14,04661.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,68829.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9884.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5972.6%Asian alone
    • 2281.0%Two or more races
    • 1240.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 40.02%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

29.8 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 11,375  (50.9%)
Females: 10,994  (49.1%)
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Average household size:
Seward County:

3.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,350 ($36,752 in 1999)
This county:

$51,350
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $662 (lower quartile is $541, upper quartile is $759)
This county:

$662
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $113,133 (it was $63,100 in 2000)
Seward:

$113,133
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,988 - $166,267

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $146,433
Here:

$146,433
State:

$207,668

Townhouses or other attached units: $108,144
Here:

$108,144
State:

$194,239

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,710
Here:

$85,710
State:

$156,726

Mobile homes: $33,215
Here:

$33,215
State:

$58,367

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,249
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $487

Institutionalized population: 237

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 23
  • Thefts: 55
  • Auto thefts: 4

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 52
  • Auto thefts: 6
Seward County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 1998: 22 buildings, average cost: $123,100
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $102,900
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $111,100
  • 2003: 17 buildings, average cost: $91,400
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $96,100
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $100,400
  • 2006: 46 buildings, average cost: $87,400
  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2010: 17 buildings, average cost: $114,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $146,300
  • 2013: 14 buildings, average cost: $112,100
  • 2014: 14 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2015: 8 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2016: 15 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $127,600
  • 2018: 17 buildings, average cost: $142,700
  • 2019: 13 buildings, average cost: $127,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Seward, KS residents
Average permit cost in Seward, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,301 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,430 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Seward, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Seward, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Seward, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.1%
Seward County:

16.1%
Kansas:

11.4%
(6.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.0% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.1% for other race residents, 22.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 29.8 years old
(Males: 29.9 years old, Females: 30.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.2 years old, Black residents: 29.1 years old, American Indian residents: 18.2 years old, Asian residents: 46.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.9 years old, Other race residents: 26.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Seward County is $458 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $529 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $650 a month.

Cities in this county include: Liberal, Kismet.

Seward County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Seward County: Caney Country Club (A), Lakeview Country Club (B), Liberty Wastewater Plant (C), Independence Wastewater Plant (D), Coffeyville Wastewater Treatment Facility (E), Caney Water Treatment Plant (F), Caney Valley Speedway (G), Safari Zoological Park (H), Kansas Department of Transportation Montgomery County Rest Area (I), Coffeyville Industrial Park (J), Dearing Sewer Treatment Plant (K), Havana Wastewater Treatment Ponds (L), Tyro Wastewater Treatment Facility (M), Cherryvale Wastewater Plant (N), Caney Sewer Treatment Plant (O), Elk City Wastewater Treatment Plant (P), Indian Village (Q), Cedar Bluff Camp (R), Independence Country Club (S), Coffeyville Country Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Seward County include: Wesley Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church (A), Spring Hill Church (B), Central Baptist Church (C), Community Christian Church (D), Crossroads of Community Christ (E), First Church of the Nazarene (F), Hazel Dell Church (G), Pleasant Dale Church (H), Riverside Southern Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Kellick Cemetery (1), Union Cemetery (2), Robbins Cemetery (3), Jefferson Cemetery (4), Calvary Cemetery (5), Trinity Lutheran Cemetery (6), Pioneer Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Liberty Lakes (A), Havana Lake (B), Elk City Lake (C), Montgomery County State Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Claymore Creek (A), Potato Creek (B), Pumpkin Creek (C), Biscuit Creek (D), Bluff Run (E), Fawn Creek (F), Deadman Creek (G), Illinois Creek (H), Cheyenne Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Seward County include: Montgomery County State Park (1), Elk City State Park (2), Elk City Wildlife Area (3), Squaw Creek Cove North Public Use Area (4), Card Creek Public Use Area (5), Oak Ridge Public Use Area (6), Squaw Creek Cove South Public Use Area (7), Copan Wildlife Area (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Apache County, Arizona , Bedford County, Virginia , Dickenson County, Virginia , Harper County , Kiowa County , Ottawa County, Oklahoma , Wilson County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Kansas:

5.3%

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

Current college students: 766
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,882 (35.8% naturalized citizens)

Seward County:

30.8%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1,2962010 or later
  • 2,0552000 to 2009
  • 1,4561990 to 1999
  • 1,7291980 to 1989
  • 4321970 to 1979
  • 141Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 90.7%

Seward County marital status for males Seward County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,583
  • One, attached: 167
  • Two: 349
  • 3 or 4: 403
  • 5 to 9: 228
  • 10 to 19: 158
  • 20 to 49: 20
  • 50 or more: 123
  • Mobile homes: 1,301

Housing units in Seward County with a mortgage: 2,414 (29 second mortgage, 89 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,552

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Seward County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,2461
Evangelical Protestant3,51229
Mainline Protestant1,0406
Other5423
Black Protestant2011
None12,411-
Seward County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Seward County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Seward County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Seward County:

7.1%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Seward County:

30.7%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.2%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Seward County:

Average size of farms: 1036 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $788,894
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $226.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.77%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $781,916
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 37.72%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $199,005
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 74.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 37.65
Corn for grain: 46640 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 49679 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2008 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 5253 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 65 acres

Tornado activity:

Seward County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 2883382.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/15/1982, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed one person and injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Seward County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 689% 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 223.9 miles away from Seward County center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 127.7 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 254.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 05:46:18, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 211.0 miles away from Seward County center
On 1/7/2016 at 04:27:57, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 126.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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 Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2017 - May 3, 2017, FEMA Id: 4319, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter 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, 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, 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
  • Kansas Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: September 01, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3236: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3236, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1462: May 06, 2003, FEMA Id: 1462, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, And Tornadoes, Incident Period: October 01, 1998 to October 08, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1254: October 14, 1998, FEMA Id: 1254, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 02, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-378: May 02, 1973, FEMA Id: 378, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Seward County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Seward

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 8,555 (74.3%)
  • Carpooled: 2,176 (18.9%)
  • Ferryboat: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 143 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 20 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 279 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 344 (3.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

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


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (60%)
  • Guatemala (19%)
  • Somalia (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • El Salvador (2%)
  • India (1%)
  • Costa Rica (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Seward County


  • German (6%)
  • American (4%)
  • Somali (2%)
  • Irish (1%)
  • English (1%)
  • European (0%)
  • Italian (0%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 156 people in nursing homes
  • 143 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in other group homes

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

  • 205 people in college/university student housing
  • 128 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 9 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,833.

6.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,366 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.06% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($9,987 average AGI)
4.55% relocated from other states ($22,378 average AGI)
Seward County:

4.55%
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 Texas County, OK  0.73% ($30,311 average AGI)
from Beaver County, OK  0.33% ($37,571)
from Finney County, KS  0.31% ($27,115)
from Ford County, KS  0.31% ($29,115)
from Imperial County, CA  0.26% ($21,364)


9.59% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.59%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.84% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($11,272 average AGI)
6.75% relocated to other states ($30,053 average AGI)
Seward County:

6.75%
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 Texas County, OK  0.65% ($32,500 average AGI)
to Beaver County, OK  0.45% ($41,897)
to Finney County, KS  0.43% ($38,514)
to Ford County, KS  0.43% ($33,459)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.42% ($31,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 21.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 23.0

Births per 1000 population in Seward County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 5.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Seward County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Seward County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 19.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Seward County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Seward County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,102 (1,768 aged, 334 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,258 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (198)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (60)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (35)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (12)
  • Unspecified dementia (12)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.3
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 15,635
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 383
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 44,756

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 2,419
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 657
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 35
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,369
  • Male householders: 3,740 (648 living alone), Female householders: 3,639 (1,071 living alone)
  • 3,582 spouses (3,569 opposite-sex spouses), 762 unmarried partners, (755 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 7,933 children (7,364 natural, 171 adopted, 382 stepchildren), 631 grandchildren, 258 brothers or sisters, 310 parents, 70 foster children, 322 other relatives, 604 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 498

Size of family households: 1,758 2-persons, 1,323 3-persons, 971 4-persons, 739 5-persons, 329 6-persons, 132 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,761 1-person, 217 2-persons, 133 3-persons, 33 4-persons, 14 5-persons.

4,030 married couples with children.
2,110 single-parent households (914 men, 1,196 women).

40.9% of residents of Seward speak English at home.
53.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 16% speak English not well).
2.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (28% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 41% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
1.8% of residents speak other language at home (16% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 81% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $80,163,000 ($3,450 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,007,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $30,675,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,081,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,165,000
Federal grants: $16,608,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,018,000 ($125,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,616,000 ($289,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,143,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,169,000
Federal Government insurance: $28,823,000

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

Births: 2,727
Here:

117 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 747
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +1,892
Here:

+81 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,071
Here -132 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Seward County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 5.00 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built in Seward County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Seward County, Kansas
  • 3872014 or later
  • 252010 to 2013
  • 3642000 to 2009
  • 8391990 to 1999
  • 8531980 to 1989
  • 1,8271970 to 1979
  • 1,5261960 to 1969
  • 1,3881950 to 1959
  • 5321940 to 1949
  • 6281939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Seward County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Seward County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Seward County, Kansas
  • 461 room
  • 102 rooms
  • 363 rooms
  • 5194 rooms
  • 1,3305 rooms
  • 1,0676 rooms
  • 7057 rooms
  • 4798 rooms
  • 7369+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seward County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seward County, Kansas
  • 821 room
  • 1722 rooms
  • 3223 rooms
  • 7474 rooms
  • 5995 rooms
  • 3996 rooms
  • 507 rooms
  • 278 rooms
  • 339+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Seward County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Seward County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Seward County, Kansas
  • 53no bedroom
  • 611 bedroom
  • 7272 bedrooms
  • 2,7033 bedrooms
  • 1,0004 bedrooms
  • 4105+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seward County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Seward County, Kansas
  • 109no bedroom
  • 4541 bedroom
  • 1,1202 bedrooms
  • 5623 bedrooms
  • 1654 bedrooms
  • 375+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 95no vehicle
  • 9741 vehicle
  • 2,2442 vehicles
  • 1,0643 vehicles
  • 4614 vehicles
  • 995+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Seward County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 343no vehicle
  • 1,1671 vehicle
  • 6892 vehicles
  • 1783 vehicles
  • 544 vehicles
  • 95+ vehicles

83.9% of Seward County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 41% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Kansas.

Seward County:

83.9%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 10,607
  • Other state: 4,803
  • Northeast: 172
  • Midwest: 625
  • South: 2,667
  • West: 1,326
Year householders moved into unit in Seward County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Seward County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 79.7%Utility gas
  • 12.7%Electricity
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 66.1%Utility gas
  • 29.5%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 41
Here:

1.2%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

0.5%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 116
Here:

14.5%
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

Seward County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,358,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $54,513,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,721,000
    Other: $649,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $46,250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,935,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,143,000
    General - Other: $4,317,000
    Regular Highways: $2,386,000
    Health - Other: $1,954,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,640,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,416,000
    Police Protection: $1,277,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $943,000
    Central Staff Services: $847,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $639,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $331,000
    Financial Administration: $199,000
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000
    Corrections - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $450,000
    Other: $113,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $628,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,701,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,725,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $505,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,211,000
    Interest Earnings: $372,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $229,000
    Rents: $117,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $50,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $5,618,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,206,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
    General Local Government Support: $46,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,760,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,417,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $113,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $98,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,888,000

Seward County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,358,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $54,513,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,721,000
    Other: $649,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $46,250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,935,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,143,000
    General - Other: $4,317,000
    Regular Highways: $2,386,000
    Health - Other: $1,954,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,640,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,416,000
    Police Protection: $1,277,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $943,000
    Central Staff Services: $847,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $639,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $331,000
    Financial Administration: $199,000
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000
    Corrections - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $450,000
    Other: $113,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $628,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,701,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,725,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $505,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,211,000
    Interest Earnings: $372,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $229,000
    Rents: $117,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $50,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $5,618,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,206,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
    General Local Government Support: $46,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,760,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,417,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $113,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $98,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,888,000

Seward County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,358,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $54,513,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,721,000
    Other: $649,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $46,250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,935,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,143,000
    General - Other: $4,317,000
    Regular Highways: $2,386,000
    Health - Other: $1,954,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,640,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,416,000
    Police Protection: $1,277,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $943,000
    Central Staff Services: $847,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $639,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $331,000
    Financial Administration: $199,000
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000
    Corrections - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $450,000
    Other: $113,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $628,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,701,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,725,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $505,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,211,000
    Interest Earnings: $372,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $229,000
    Rents: $117,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $50,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $5,618,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,206,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
    General Local Government Support: $46,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,760,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,417,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $113,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $98,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,888,000

Seward County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,358,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $54,513,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,721,000
    Other: $649,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $46,250,000
    Solid Waste Management: $6,935,000
    General Public Buildings: $6,143,000
    General - Other: $4,317,000
    Regular Highways: $2,386,000
    Health - Other: $1,954,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,640,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,416,000
    Police Protection: $1,277,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $943,000
    Central Staff Services: $847,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $639,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $490,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $331,000
    Financial Administration: $199,000
    Parks and Recreation: $141,000
    Corrections - Other: $50,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $450,000
    Other: $113,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $628,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $24,701,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,725,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,480,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $505,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,211,000
    Interest Earnings: $372,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $229,000
    Rents: $117,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $50,000
    Sale of Property: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $5,618,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $43,206,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $826,000
    Health and Hospitals: $84,000
    General Local Government Support: $46,000
  • Tax - Property: $12,760,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,417,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $113,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $98,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,888,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 276
  • Number of aged recipients: 31
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 245
  • Number of recipients under 18: 43
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 174
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 59
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 102
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 114
Most common first names in Seward County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8279.6 years
William7374.5 years
John7174.1 years
Robert6471.1 years
James5968.7 years
Charles4674.0 years
George4174.7 years
Mildred3081.9 years
Dorothy3077.1 years
Harold2874.6 years
Most common last names in Seward County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6078.9 years
Jones4372.1 years
Johnson3471.9 years
Davis3375.8 years
Miller3174.3 years
Williams2875.6 years
Brown2477.3 years
King1977.7 years
White1874.3 years
Scott1872.7 years
Businesses in Seward County, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1New Balance2
AutoZone1Nike6
Burger King1Payless1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut3
ColorTyme1Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack1
FedEx5Rodeway Inn1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GNC1Sears1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block1Super 81
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
JCPenney1The Room Place1
KFC1U-Haul1
Kroger1UPS3
La-Z-Boy1Verizon Wireless1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1