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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. 2012 cost of living index in Sheridan County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.6%), Educational,health and social services (16.5%), Retail trade (13.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 57%
  • Government: 20%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 22%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Sheridan County, Kansas:


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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Average household size:
Sheridan County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $39,486 ($33,547 in 1999)
This county:

$39486
Kansas:

$47817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $281 (lower quartile is $179, upper quartile is $377)
This county:

$281
State:

$515


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $90,657 (it was $57,300 in 2000)
Sheridan County:

$90,657
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $60,326 - $138,941

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $122,883
Here:

$122,883
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $79,544
Here:

$79,544
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $89,796
Here:

$89,796
State:

$34,057
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,240
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $294

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 2009: $1,137 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,155 (1.4%)


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 2009: 14.6%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 46 years old
(Males: 45 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47 years old, Black residents: 7 years old, American Indian residents: 16 years old, Asian residents: 50 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 20 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

15.7%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

5.1%
Whole state:

4.1%

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
Local government website: www.ink.org/public/sheridan

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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 .

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


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:

38.1% with mortgage
State:

65.7% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 85.46%
Here85.5%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 2,404
Total congregations: 13

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents1,193 (49.6%)351 (14.6%)289 (12.0%)239 (9.9%)332 (13.8%)
Congregations4 (30.8%)1 (7.7%)4 (30.8%)1 (7.7%)3 (23.1%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Sheridan County - Hoxie, Selden

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

4.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
This county:

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Sheridan County:

12.07 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Kansas:

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 below Kansas state average. It is 1.4 times above 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 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.7 miles away from the county center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from Sheridan County center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (41%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (31%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Construction laborers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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




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





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 2005 was $40,600.

5.60% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,305 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
Kansas average:

7.39%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.51% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($15,576 average AGI)
2.09% relocated from other states ($12,729 average AGI)
Sheridan County:

2.09%
Kansas average:

3.56%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



5.69% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,967 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.69%
Kansas average:

7.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.41% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($19,650 average AGI)
2.27% relocated to other states ($10,333 average AGI)
Sheridan County:

2.27%
Kansas average:

3.95%

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Sheridan County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Sheridan County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Sheridan County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Sheridan County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Sheridan County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sheridan County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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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