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Sumner County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 23,629 (37% urban, 63% rural); it was 25,946 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,242
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,892
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,584
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,320 (it was 2,304 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 1182 sq. mi.

Water area: 3.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 20 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Sumner County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (27.7%), Educational, health and social services (18.0%), Construction (11.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 43%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 56%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Sumner County, KS (2017)
    • 21,05581.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,2975.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 5202.0%Two or more races
    • 2561.0%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 2210.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 680.3%Asian alone
    • 160.06%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

41.1 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years
Males: 11,732  (49.7%)
Females: 11,897  (50.3%)
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Average household size:
Sumner County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $53,661 ($39,415 in 1999)
This county:

$53,661
Kansas:

$56,422

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $452 (lower quartile is $355, upper quartile is $583)
This county:

$452
State:

$636


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $118,621 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Sumner:

$118,621
Kansas:

$150,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $67,307 - $167,735

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $127,216
Here:

$127,216
State:

$191,731

Townhouses or other attached units: $151,993
Here:

$151,993
State:

$162,535

In 2-unit structures: $80,899
Here:

$80,899
State:

$120,916

Mobile homes: $102,200
Here:

$102,200
State:

$75,871

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,150
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $457

Institutionalized population: 386

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 66
  • Auto thefts: 8

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 23
  • Burglaries: 36
  • Thefts: 65
  • Auto thefts: 12
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 47 buildings, average cost: $68,100
  • 1998: 70 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1999: 80 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 2000: 64 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $103,900
  • 2002: 41 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2003: 29 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 2004: 55 buildings, average cost: $113,100
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $144,400
  • 2007: 45 buildings, average cost: $145,200
  • 2008: 31 buildings, average cost: $183,900
  • 2009: 23 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $167,200
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 23 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $103,600
  • 2016: 13 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2017: 28 buildings, average cost: $148,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Sumner, KS residents
Average permit cost in Sumner, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,663 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,406 (1.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Sumner, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Sumner, KS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Sumner, KS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.2%
Sumner County:

11.2%
Kansas:

11.9%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.4% for Black residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.7% for American Indian residents, 88.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 4.5% for other race residents, 21.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 41.1 years old
(Males: 39.6 years old, Females: 42.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.4 years old, Black residents: 22.1 years old, American Indian residents: 38.7 years old, Asian residents: 46.0 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.5 years old, Other race residents: 52.3 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sumner 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 $669 a month.

Cities in this county include: Wellington, Mulvane, Belle Plaine, Conway Springs, Caldwell, Oxford, Argonia, South Haven, Geuda Springs, Milton.

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

2018 air pollution in Sumner County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.00 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Sumner County: Arkansas City Country Club (A), Dexter Wastewater Treatment Facility (B), Cambridge Wastewater Plant (C), Atlanta Wastewater Treatment Plant (D), Winfield Water Treatment Plant (E), Strother Field Airport Industrial Park (F), Goff Industrial Park (G), Burden Wastewater Plant (H), Udall Wastewater Plant (I), Winfield Junction (J), Erie (K), Camp Ko-Ha-Me (L), Camp Quaker Haven (M), Grouse Creek Club (N), Prairie View Christian Camp (O), Boone Ranch (P), Fulsom Ranch (Q), Mills Ranch (R), Ramsey Ranch (S), Otto (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sumner County include: Grandview Church (A), Mount Zion Church (B), Pleasant Valley Church (C), Hicks Chapel (D), Prairie View Church (E), Timber Creek Friends Church (F), Walnut Valley Church (G), Countryview Baptist Church (H), Crossroads Community Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Silverdale Cemetery (1), Spring side Cemetery (2), Hope Cemetery (3), Maple City Cemetery (4), Parker Cemetery (5), Rock Creek Cemetery (6), Cedar Creek Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Louise (A), Lake Wynds (B), Cowley County State Lake (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Otter Creek (A), Donahue Creek (B), Panther Creek (C), Silver Creek (D), Shellrock Creek (E), Wildcat Creek (F), Bear Creek (G), Dog Run (H), Whartenby Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Sumner County include: Cowley County State Park (1), Greens Farm Park (2), Cowley State Fishing Lake (3), Kaw Wildlife Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bedford County, Virginia , Edwards County , Dickenson County, Virginia , Ford County , Osage County, Oklahoma , Washington County, Oklahoma , Wright County, Missouri .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

3.7%

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

Current college students: 997
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 196 (59.7% naturalized citizens)

Sumner County:

0.8%
Whole state:

6.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 422010 or later
  • 712000 to 2009
  • 251990 to 1999
  • 181980 to 1989
  • 631970 to 1979
  • 87Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.1%

Sumner County marital status for males Sumner County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,151
  • One, attached: 73
  • Two: 175
  • 3 or 4: 376
  • 5 to 9: 79
  • 10 to 19: 72
  • 20 to 49: 88
  • 50 or more: 126
  • Mobile homes: 864
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in Sumner County with a mortgage: 3,437 (30 second mortgage, 89 home equity loan, 9 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,490

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

59.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Sumner County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,07328
Catholic4,5004
Evangelical Protestant3,73128
Other3502
Black Protestant1871
None9,291-
Sumner 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: 6
Sumner County:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Sumner County:

4.20 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

6.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Sumner County:

9.2%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Sumner County:

28.8%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.5%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Sumner County:

Average size of farms: 683 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,634
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $107.66
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 25.71%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $58,895
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.36%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.41%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $102,270
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.82%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.59
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.67%
Corn for grain: 7259 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 382872 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 5100 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 27496 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 162 acres

Tornado activity:

Sumner County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 4190624.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 11 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/26/1991, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sumner County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from Sumner County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 188.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 188.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 348.3 miles away from the county center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.4 miles away from Sumner County center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 172.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 02, 2016 to September 12, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4287: October 20, 2016, FEMA Id: 4287, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4230: July 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4230, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 22, 2013 to August 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4150: October 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4150, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 14, 2012 to April 16, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4063: May 24, 2012, FEMA Id: 4063, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 25, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1849: June 25, 2009, FEMA Id: 1849, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to March 29, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1848: June 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1848, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 17, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1808: October 31, 2008, FEMA Id: 1808, 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, 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
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Sumner County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Sumner

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,630 (81.0%)
  • Carpooled: 567 (6.9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 19 (0.2%)
  • Bicycle: 16 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 357 (4.4%)
  • Worked at home: 600 (7.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (31%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Haiti (7%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Peru (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Sumner County


  • German (26%)
  • American (14%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Czech (2%)

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

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

  • 303 people in nursing homes
  • 36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 35 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 26 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 19 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 16 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 8 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

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

  • 269 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 108 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,687.

6.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,744 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.68% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($33,496 average AGI)
1.38% relocated from other states ($7,248 average AGI)
Sumner County:

1.38%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  2.76% ($48,033 average AGI)
from Cowley County, KS  0.63% ($36,273)
from Butler County, KS  0.23% ($60,100)


6.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,382 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.21% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($31,685 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($10,699 average AGI)
Sumner County:

1.78%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  3.33% ($40,222 average AGI)
to Cowley County, KS  0.67% ($44,203)
to Butler County, KS  0.25% ($49,818)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Sumner County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Sumner County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Sumner County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 13.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Sumner County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Sumner County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sumner County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sumner County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Sumner County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Sumner County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,249 (3,616 aged, 633 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 495 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (357)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (301)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (263)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (193)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (181)
  • Unspecified dementia (173)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (129)
  • Congestive heart failure (120)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (109)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (106)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.91
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,679
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 340
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,807

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,024
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,049
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 148.4. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,629
  • In family households: 19,515 (3,432 male householders, 2,614 female householders)
    4,913 spouses, 7,048 children (6,296 natural, 354 adopted, 399 stepchildren), 503 grandchildren, 162 brothers or sisters, 257 parents, 219 other relatives, 350 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,610 (1,563 male householders (1,377 living alone)), 1,587 female householders (1,459 living alone)), 451 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 487

Size of family households: 2,993 2-persons, 1,171 3-persons, 928 4-persons, 620 5-persons, 205 6-persons, 144 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,834 1-person, 258 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

4,136 married couples with children.
1,140 single-parent households (402 men, 738 women).

97.4% of residents of Sumner speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (82% speak English very well, 18% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $153,067,000 ($6,057 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,772,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $74,310,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $33,833,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,735,000
Federal grants: $22,557,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,067,000 ($742,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,565,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $288,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $10,423,000
Federal Government insurance: $53,189,000

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

Births: 1,643
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,417
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +18
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -1,344
Here -54 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sumner County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.68 millions of gallons per day (65% from ground, 35% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Sumner County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Sumner County, Kansas
  • 1362014 or later
  • 1422010 to 2013
  • 6422000 to 2009
  • 9071990 to 1999
  • 1,0761980 to 1989
  • 1,5111970 to 1979
  • 8421960 to 1969
  • 1,5251950 to 1959
  • 8751940 to 1949
  • 3,2491939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sumner County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumner County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumner County, Kansas
  • 71 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 943 rooms
  • 5084 rooms
  • 1,3575 rooms
  • 1,3366 rooms
  • 1,2217 rooms
  • 9778 rooms
  • 1,2779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumner County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumner County, Kansas
  • 811 room
  • 742 rooms
  • 3463 rooms
  • 4804 rooms
  • 5825 rooms
  • 3766 rooms
  • 1827 rooms
  • 1368 rooms
  • 399+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sumner County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumner County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Sumner County, Kansas
  • 6no bedroom
  • 2131 bedroom
  • 1,5512 bedrooms
  • 3,2783 bedrooms
  • 1,2404 bedrooms
  • 5435+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumner County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sumner County, Kansas
  • 80no bedroom
  • 4931 bedroom
  • 8572 bedrooms
  • 7133 bedrooms
  • 1394 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Sumner County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sumner County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sumner County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 86no vehicle
  • 1,2791 vehicle
  • 2,5812 vehicles
  • 1,7853 vehicles
  • 7374 vehicles
  • 4615+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sumner County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sumner County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 266no vehicle
  • 1,0531 vehicle
  • 6232 vehicles
  • 2563 vehicles
  • 1004 vehicles
  • 185+ vehicles

87.9% of Sumner County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 76% lived in Kansas.

Sumner County:

87.9%
State average:

83.9%

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

  • This state: 17,653
  • Other state: 5,705
  • Northeast: 280
  • Midwest: 1,742
  • South: 2,397
  • West: 1,291
Year householders moved into unit in Sumner County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sumner County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.9%Utility gas
  • 21.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.6%Electricity
  • 3.8%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 65.1%Utility gas
  • 25.6%Electricity
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 203
Here:

7.6%
Kansas:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 157
Here:

9.6%
Kansas:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 95
Here:

12.4%
Kansas:

14.4%

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

Sumner County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $445,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Sewerage: $19,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,698,000
    Regular Highways: $3,481,000
    Health - Other: $3,181,000
    Police Protection: $1,475,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,279,000
    Financial Administration: $1,081,000
    General Public Buildings: $849,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $753,000
    Central Staff Services: $503,000
    Corrections - Other: $436,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $423,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $70,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,560,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,253,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $307,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,781,000
    Interest Earnings: $402,000
    Rents: $158,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $131,000
    Police Protection: $130,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    General Public Building: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,039,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $948,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,060,000
    Highways: $770,000
    General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,210,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,905,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $244,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $197,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $153,000
    Other License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,841,000

Sumner County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $445,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Sewerage: $19,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,698,000
    Regular Highways: $3,481,000
    Health - Other: $3,181,000
    Police Protection: $1,475,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,279,000
    Financial Administration: $1,081,000
    General Public Buildings: $849,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $753,000
    Central Staff Services: $503,000
    Corrections - Other: $436,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $423,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $70,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,560,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,253,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $307,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,781,000
    Interest Earnings: $402,000
    Rents: $158,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $131,000
    Police Protection: $130,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    General Public Building: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,039,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $948,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,060,000
    Highways: $770,000
    General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,210,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,905,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $244,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $197,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $153,000
    Other License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,841,000

Sumner County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $445,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Sewerage: $19,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,698,000
    Regular Highways: $3,481,000
    Health - Other: $3,181,000
    Police Protection: $1,475,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,279,000
    Financial Administration: $1,081,000
    General Public Buildings: $849,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $753,000
    Central Staff Services: $503,000
    Corrections - Other: $436,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $423,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $70,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,560,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,253,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $307,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,781,000
    Interest Earnings: $402,000
    Rents: $158,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $131,000
    Police Protection: $130,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    General Public Building: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,039,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $948,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,060,000
    Highways: $770,000
    General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,210,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,905,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $244,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $197,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $153,000
    Other License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,841,000

Sumner County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $445,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $50,000
    Sewerage: $19,000
    Regular Highways: $9,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $8,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,698,000
    Regular Highways: $3,481,000
    Health - Other: $3,181,000
    Police Protection: $1,475,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,279,000
    Financial Administration: $1,081,000
    General Public Buildings: $849,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $753,000
    Central Staff Services: $503,000
    Corrections - Other: $436,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $423,000
    Transit Utilities: $16,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $3,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $70,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,560,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,253,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $307,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,781,000
    Interest Earnings: $402,000
    Rents: $158,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $131,000
    Police Protection: $130,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
    Central Staff Services: $42,000
    Financial Administration: $25,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $21,000
    General Public Building: $11,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,039,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $948,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,060,000
    Highways: $770,000
    General Local Government Support: $64,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,210,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,905,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $244,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $197,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $153,000
    Other License: $6,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,841,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 349
  • Number of aged recipients: 19
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 330
  • Number of recipients under 18: 69
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 241
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 39
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 117
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 164
Most common first names in Sumner County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary22281.6 years
William18878.8 years
John17378.4 years
Charles15574.8 years
James15275.6 years
Robert15273.1 years
George11979.7 years
Ruth8680.3 years
Clarence7877.6 years
Helen7579.4 years
Most common last names in Sumner County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith10775.3 years
Miller7576.6 years
Johnson7579.4 years
Brown7077.8 years
Davis5576.7 years
Jones5576.8 years
White5379.0 years
Williams4274.9 years
Baker4176.5 years
Moore3879.2 years
Businesses in Sumner County, KS
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut3
FedEx2RadioShack1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In2
H&R Block1Sears1
KFC1Subway2
Kroger2Taco Bell2
La-Z-Boy1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS2
McDonald's2Walmart1
Motel 61

Sumner County on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"