Sheridan County, Kansas (KS)

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County population in 2012: 2,538 (all rural); it was 2,813 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 343
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 525
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 925
Renter-occupied apartments: 231 (it was 199 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

32%

Land area: 896 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 3 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Sheridan County: 80.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (74.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 49%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 47%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sheridan County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  46.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years
Males: 1,300  (55.0%)
Females: 1,256  (45.0%)
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Sheridan County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Sheridan County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,332 ($33,547 in 1999)

This county:

$48332
Kansas:

$50972

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $325 (lower quartile is $225, upper quartile is $420)
This county:

$325
State:

$569


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $78,689 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Sheridan:

$78,689
Kansas:

$129,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,639 - $164,336
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $998
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $421

Institutionalized population: 33

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

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,208 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,190 (1.6%)

Sheridan County household income distribution in 2009 Sheridan County home values distribution Sheridan County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.9%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.1%
Sheridan County:

13.1%
Kansas:

14.0%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 46 years old
(Males: 44 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48 years old, Black residents: 9 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 15 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sheridan 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: Hoxie, Selden.

Sheridan 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 Sheridan County: Hoxie Golf Club (A), Selden Wastewater Plant (B), Hoxie Wastewater Treatment Facility (C), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 23 (D), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 11 (E), Hi-Plains Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 4 (F), Sheridan County Rural Fire District 1 Tasco Station (G), Sheridan County Rural Fire District 1 Studley Station (H), Sheridan County Rural Fire District 1 Southwest Station (I), Sheridan County Rural Fire District 1 Seguin Station (J), Sheridan County Rural Fire District 1 Redline Station (K), Sheridan County Rural Fire District 1 McGraw Station (L), Cottonwood Ranch (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sheridan County include: Living Word Fellowship Church (A), McGraw United Methodist Church (B), Immanuel Church (C), Saint Martins Church (D), Mount Pleasant Baptist Church (E), Saint John Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Selden Cemetery (1), Adell Cemetery (2), Immanuel Cemetery (3), Bow Creek Cemetery (4), Lucerne Cemetery (5), Saint Martins Cemetery (6), Saint Francis Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Sheridan County State Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Rivers and creeks: Gove Creek (A), Spring Brook Creek (B), South Fork Saline River (C), North Fork Saline River (D), Southwest Fork County Line Creek (E), Rock Creek (F), East Creek (G), Museum Creek (H), South Martin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sheridan County include: Sheridan Wildlife Area (1), Sheridan State Fishing Lake (2), Sheridan Wildlife Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Decatur County , Gove County , Graham County , Norton County , Thomas County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

2.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 63
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 87.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 12 (58% naturalized citizens)

Sheridan County:

0.4%
Whole state:

5.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 12
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 82.6%

Sheridan County marital status for males Sheridan County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Sheridan County with a mortgage: 233 (19 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 378

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sheridan County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8214
Mainline Protestant6435
Evangelical Protestant4535
Other1-
None638-
Sheridan 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: 1
Sheridan County:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Sheridan County:

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sheridan County:

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Sheridan County:

28.2%
State:

27.9%

Agriculture in Sheridan County:

Average size of farms: 1266 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $352,633
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $158.55
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: 77.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $357,096
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 39.13%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $150,355
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.04
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.28%
Corn for grain: 57749 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 90057 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8980 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Sheridan County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 4439858.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/14/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sheridan County-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 340.1 miles away from Sheridan 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 198.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 289.0 miles away from the county center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from the county center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.9 miles away from Sheridan County center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 288.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Sheridan County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Bangladesh (58%)
  • Germany (25%)
  • Lebanon (17%)

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

  • German (49%)
  • United States or American (16%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Sheridan County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 986 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 95 (7%)
  • Bicycle: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 91 (7%)
  • Other means: 15 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 171 (13%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

44 people in nursing homes
33 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $58,682.

5.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,911 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.27%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.95% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($36,732 average AGI)
1.32% relocated from other states ($7,179 average AGI)
Sheridan County:

1.32%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



5.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.89%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.64% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($28,286 average AGI)
2.24% relocated to other states ($15,048 average AGI)
Sheridan County:

2.24%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0

Births per 1000 population in Sheridan County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 11.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Sheridan County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sheridan County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 540 (508 aged, 32 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 38.26
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8875.290
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 2295.330
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 22915.07

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1312.230
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1312.230
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 38.6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36.48

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,523

Size of family households: 401 2-persons, 142 3-persons, 109 4-persons, 49 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 336 1-person, 23 2-persons, 3 3-persons.

625 married couples with children.
89 single-parent households (23 men, 66 women).

97.7% of residents of Sheridan County speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $41,020,000 ($15692 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $68,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $6,790,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $3,748,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $26,668,000
Federal grants: $2,980,000
Federal procurement contracts: $163,000 ($13,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $673,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $245,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $658,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,722,000

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

Births: 142
Here:

55 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 183
Here:

71 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: -176
Here -68 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Sheridan County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.54 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 12
  • 2000 to 2004: 25
  • 1990 to 1999: 76
  • 1980 to 1989: 96
  • 1970 to 1979: 267
  • 1960 to 1969: 108
  • 1950 to 1959: 163
  • 1940 to 1949: 145
  • 1939 or earlier: 359
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sheridan County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 8
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 59
  • 5 rooms: 137
  • 6 rooms: 182
  • 7 rooms: 158
  • 8 rooms: 152
  • 9+ rooms: 224
  • 1 room: 1
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 26
  • 4 rooms: 26
  • 5 rooms: 53
  • 6 rooms: 20
  • 7 rooms: 19
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9+ rooms: 21
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sheridan County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 158
  • 3 bedrooms: 363
  • 4 bedrooms: 283
  • 5+ bedrooms: 95
  • no bedroom: 1
  • 1 bedroom: 40
  • 2 bedrooms: 50
  • 3 bedrooms: 69
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Sheridan County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 35
  • 1 vehicle: 210
  • 2 vehicles: 314
  • 3 vehicles: 267
  • 4 vehicles: 64
  • 5+ vehicles: 35
  • no vehicle: 15
  • 1 vehicle: 76
  • 2 vehicles: 67
  • 3 vehicles: 16
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 8

73% of Sheridan County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 48% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Kansas.

Sheridan County:

72.8%
State average:

53.5%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $23,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sheridan County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.3%)
  • Electricity (2.8%)
  • Wood (1.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Utility gas (63.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21.6%)
  • Electricity (12.6%)
  • Wood (2.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

2.2%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Sheridan County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $1,365,000
    General - Other: $888,000
    Regular Highways: $644,000
    Central Staff Services: $321,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $274,000
    Health Services - Other: $185,000
    Police Protection: $181,000
    Financial Administration: $156,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $46,000
    Welfare - Other: $23,000
    General Public Buildings: $17,000
    Parks & Recreation: $17,000
    Air Transportation: $14,000
    Libraries: $13,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $30,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $64,000
    Higher Education: $25,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Own Hospitals: $281,000
    Natural Resource - Other: $32,000
    General - Other: $24,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,024,000

Sheridan County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $3,125,000
    All Other: $129,000
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $255,000
    Interest Earnings: $195,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $293,000
    General Support: $235,000
    All Other: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,780,000
    Total General Sales: $207,000
    NEC: $14,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,000

Sheridan County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $880,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $670,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $210,000

Sheridan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,327,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $63,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Sheridan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sheridan County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Sheridan County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3083.2 years
William2176.7 years
Mary2182.9 years
Anna1787.0 years
Robert1676.0 years
James1673.9 years
George1576.2 years
Donald1372.4 years
Margaret1282.2 years
Frank1174.5 years
Most common last names in Sheridan County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Karnes1475.2 years
Pratt1276.2 years
Cooper1077.8 years
Smith1080.8 years
Oelke1081.2 years
Zodrow984.6 years
Shaw982.9 years
Rogers981.5 years
Lewis978.8 years
Adams876.8 years

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