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Smith County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 3,712 (all rural); it was 4,536 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 451
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 929
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,557
Renter-occupied apartments: 368 (it was 396 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

32%

Land area: 895 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 4 people per square mile   (very low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Smith County: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (55.6%), Educational, health and social services (12.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (11.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 56%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Smith County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.9%)
Median resident age:

51.6 years
Kansas median age:

36.5 years
Males: 1,828  (49.3%)
Females: 1,884  (50.7%)
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Smith County,KS real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Smith County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $45,031 ($28,486 in 1999)

This county:

$45,031
Kansas:

$54,935

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $306 (lower quartile is $261, upper quartile is $419)
This county:

$306
State:

$616


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $69,826 (it was $39,800 in 2000)
Smith:

$69,826
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $38,032 - $114,035
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $986
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $379

Institutionalized population: 56

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 4
  • Thefts: 17
  • Auto thefts: 0
Smith County, KS map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $119,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $119,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Smith, KS residents
Average permit cost in Smith, KS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,939 (2.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,312 (2.0%)

Smith County household income distribution in 2013 Smith County home values distribution in 2013 Smith County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.7%
Smith County:

12.7%
Kansas:

12.1%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 4.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 51.6 years old
(Males: 51.1 years old, Females: 52.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 51.9 years old, Black residents: 21.7 years old, American Indian residents: 48.3 years old, Asian residents: 69.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 33.0 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Smith 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: Smith Center, Kensington, Lebanon, Gaylord, Athol, Cedar.

Smith 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 Smith County: Jennings Wastewater Plant (A), Price Ranch (B), Stapp Ranch (C), D and S Grain and Cattle Company Grain Elevator Number 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Smith County include: Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church (A), Sherman Chapel (B), Lund Covenant Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Allison Cemetery (1), Redman Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Cemetery (3), Traer Cemetery (4), Cedar Bluffs Cemetery (5), Vallonia Cemetery (6), White Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: North Fork Prairie Dog Creek (A), Big Timber Creek (B), Cotton Creek (C), South Fork Sappa Creek (D), Johnson Draw (E), North Fork Sappa Creek (F), Spring Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Smith County: Oberlin-Sappa State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Cheyenne County , Darke County, Ohio , Park County, Colorado , Red Willow County, Nebraska , Sherman County , Washington County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 69
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 22.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 12 (62.7% naturalized citizens)

Smith County:

0.3%
Whole state:

7.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 52000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 21980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 21Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 84.3%

Smith County marital status for males Smith County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,025
  • One, attached: 32
  • Two: 31
  • 3 or 4: 86
  • 5 to 9: 8
  • 10 to 19: 15
  • 20 or more: 13
  • Mobile homes: 53

Housing units in Smith County with a mortgage: 411 (22 second mortgage, 7 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 900

Here:

31.4% with mortgage
State:

59.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Smith County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,68211
Evangelical Protestant1,16510
Catholic1511
None855-
Smith 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
Smith County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Smith County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

15.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Smith County:

10.4%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Smith County:

27.9%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Smith County:

Average size of farms: 949 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $83,651
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $94.97
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: 51.24%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $82,859
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 45.28%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $110,501
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.95
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.16%
Corn for grain: 7164 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 126537 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 10201 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Smith County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 3171047.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 5 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:

Smith County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 60% 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 397.1 miles away from Smith 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 248.2 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 50.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 207.9 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 200.2 miles away from Smith County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 309.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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 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 Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2007 to June 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1699: May 06, 2007, FEMA Id: 1699, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 12, 2004 to July 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1535: August 03, 2004, FEMA Id: 1535, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Smith County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (33%)
  • England (8%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Ukraine (8%)
  • Mexico (8%)
  • Scotland (0%)
  • Ireland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Smith County


  • German (41%)
  • American (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Smith County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,267 (72.3%)
  • Carpooled: 155 (8.8%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 20 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 143 (8.2%)
  • Worked at home: 173 (9.9%)
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 94 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
55 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,940.

4.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.57% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($22,817 average AGI)
1.67% relocated from other states ($10,563 average AGI)
Smith County:

1.67%
Kansas average:

3.18%

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


5.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.02% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($16,678 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($11,069 average AGI)
Smith County:

2.13%
Kansas average:

3.65%

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

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 7.5

Births per 1000 population in Smith County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 17.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 17.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Smith County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Smith County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Smith County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Smith County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,185 (1,087 aged, 98 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 83 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Smith County, Kansas in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (77)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (72)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (69)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (60)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (55)
  • Congestive heart failure (49)
  • Unspecified dementia (48)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (37)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (28)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (24)

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

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 23.93
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,352
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 1,292
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,653

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 631
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,529
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 73

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 49

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,712
  • In family households: 2,923 (645 male householders, 379 female householders)
    918 spouses, 884 children (853 natural, 12 adopted, 19 stepchildren), 18 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 1 other relatives, 40 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 731 (272 male householders (231 living alone)), 388 female householders (377 living alone)), 67 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 59

Size of family households: 710 2-persons, 116 3-persons, 103 4-persons, 90 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 5 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 607 1-person, 49 2-persons, 2 3-persons.

569 married couples with children.
127 single-parent households (29 men, 98 women).

99.5% of residents of Smith speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $42,904,000 ($10,267 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $647,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $14,752,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $7,912,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,644,000
Federal grants: $5,763,000
Federal procurement contracts: $460,000 ($13,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,373,000 ($287,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $628,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,228,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,534,000

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

Births: 177
Here:

43 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 377
Here:

91 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -1
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -208
Here -50 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Smith County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.67 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.4
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.1
State:

4.5

Year house built in Smith County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Smith County, Kansas
  • 82014 or later
  • 232010 to 2013
  • 872000 to 2009
  • 721990 to 1999
  • 1001980 to 1989
  • 3311970 to 1979
  • 2421960 to 1969
  • 2461950 to 1959
  • 1221940 to 1949
  • 9981939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Smith County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Smith County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Smith County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 42 rooms
  • 293 rooms
  • 1314 rooms
  • 2075 rooms
  • 2916 rooms
  • 2117 rooms
  • 1478 rooms
  • 2799+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smith County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smith County, Kansas
  • 31 room
  • 52 rooms
  • 553 rooms
  • 884 rooms
  • 655 rooms
  • 486 rooms
  • 537 rooms
  • 218 rooms
  • 459+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Smith County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Smith County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Smith County, Kansas
  • 0no bedroom
  • 521 bedroom
  • 3382 bedrooms
  • 5213 bedrooms
  • 2604 bedrooms
  • 1255+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smith County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Smith County, Kansas
  • 3no bedroom
  • 891 bedroom
  • 1442 bedrooms
  • 813 bedrooms
  • 534 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 28no vehicle
  • 3411 vehicle
  • 4462 vehicles
  • 2903 vehicles
  • 1224 vehicles
  • 745+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Smith County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 65no vehicle
  • 1591 vehicle
  • 1022 vehicles
  • 423 vehicles
  • 224 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

93.0% of Smith County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in Kansas.

Smith County:

93.0%
State average:

83.4%

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

  • This state: 2,596
  • Other state: 1,066
  • Northeast: 48
  • Midwest: 533
  • South: 138
  • West: 350
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Smith County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 62.2%Utility gas
  • 21.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.4%Electricity
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 43.2%Electricity
  • 41.1%Utility gas
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 2.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.0%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3
Here:

1.7%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7
Here:

8.0%
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

Smith County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,056,000
    General - Other: $599,000
    Health Services - Other: $539,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $401,000
    Police Protection: $259,000
    Financial Administration: $190,000
    Other Hospitals: $161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $140,000
    Central Staff Services: $136,000
    General Public Buildings: $119,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000
    Parks & Recreation: $16,000
    Air Transportation: $14,000
    Corrections - Other: $5,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Higher Education: $20,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $483,000
    Solid Waste Management: $232,000
    Regular Highways: $225,000
    General Public Building: $30,000
    Police Protection: $26,000
    Judicial: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $4,000
    Central Staff: $3,000
    Health - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,475,000

Smith County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $513,000
    Solid Waste Management: $290,000
    Regular Highways: $45,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $82,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $27,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $386,000
    General Support: $165,000
    Health & Hospitals: $15,000
    All Other: $8,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,752,000
    NEC: $31,000

Smith County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $64,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $43,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $21,000

Smith County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,192,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 45
  • Number of aged recipients: 5
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 40
  • Number of recipients under 18: 3
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 33
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 9
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 22
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 24
Smith County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Smith County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Smith County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4582.6 years
Mary4286.9 years
Charles3781.6 years
William3482.6 years
George3084.1 years
James2774.8 years
Henry2584.6 years
Roy2380.7 years
Harry2282.0 years
Ruth2184.2 years
Most common last names in Smith County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3683.6 years
Dettmer2187.1 years
Brown1983.9 years
Jones1969.8 years
Gibson1879.1 years
Rice1787.6 years
Davis1676.6 years
Peterson1578.4 years
Moore1484.5 years
Grauerholz1481.0 years
Businesses in Smith County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1MasterBrand Cabinets2
H&R Block1Pizza Hut1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1

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