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Washington County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2016: 5,630 (all rural); it was 6,483 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 796
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,153
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,124
Renter-occupied apartments: 525 (it was 549 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%

Land area: 898 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 6 people per square mile   (very low).

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

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (63.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 41%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 53%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Washington County, Kansas:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  46.7 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years
Males: 2,876  (51.1%)
Females: 2,754  (48.9%)
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Washington County,KS real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Washington County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,242 ($29,363 in 1999)

This county:

$48,242
Kansas:

$54,935

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $334 (lower quartile is $257, upper quartile is $413)
This county:

$334
State:

$616


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $79,143 (it was $37,500 in 2000)
Washington:

$79,143
Kansas:

$144,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $39,944 - $127,818
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $927
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $375

Institutionalized population: 111

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 9
  • Auto thefts: 1

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 10
  • Thefts: 9
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $172,600
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $500,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,672 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,216 (1.7%)

Washington County household income distribution in 2009 Washington County home values distribution Washington County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.6%
Washington County:

9.6%
Kansas:

12.1%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 23.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.1% for American Indian residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 46.7 years old
(Males: 44.7 years old, Females: 48.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 48.1 years old, Black residents: 26.3 years old, American Indian residents: 31.6 years old, Asian residents: 26.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.6 years old, Other race residents: 32.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Washington County is $393 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $497 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $653 a month.

Cities in this county include: Washington, Hanover, Clifton, Linn, Greenleaf, Haddam, Morrowville, Barnes, Palmer, Mahaska.

Washington 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 Washington County: Prairie Dog Golf Club (A), Norton Water Treatment Plant (B), Lenora Wastewater Plant (C), Almena Wastewater Plant (D), Hadley Ranch (E), Lebau Ranch (F), Prairie Dog State Park West Shoreline Loop Camping (G), Prairie Dog State Park Shady Rest Campground (H), Prairie Dog State Park Prairie Dog Campground (I), Prairie Dog State Park Meadowlark Campground (J), Prairie Dog State Park Branded Cedar Campground (K), KQNK - FM (Norton) (L), Prairie Dog State Park Office (M), Norton Correctional Facility (N), Norton Correctional Facility Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Washington County include: Maple Grove Church of the Brethren (A), Saint Joseph's Catholic Church (B), Living Hope Fellowship (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Wray Cemetery (1), Railsback Cemetery (2), Wotton Cemetery (3), Maple Grove Cemetery (4), Devizes Cemetery (5), Norcatur Cemetery (6), Oronoque Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Almena City Lake (A), Browns Pond (B), Keith Sebelius Lake (C), Big Dutchman Lake (D), Norton County Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Game Creek (A), Otter Creek (B), Scull Creek (C), Big Timber Creek (D), South Fork Prairie Dog Creek (E), Buffalo Creek (F), Fancy Creek (G), Horse Creek (H), North Fork Prairie Dog Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Washington County include: Lenora Wildlife Area (1), Almena Diversion Wildlife Area (2), Norton County Lake Park (3), Prairie Dog State Park (4), Norton Wildlife Area (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Decatur County , Furnas County, Nebraska , Park County, Colorado , Mitchell County , Red Willow County, Nebraska , Smith County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.7%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 139
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 153 (26.5% naturalized citizens)

Washington County:

2.7%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 16
  • 2000 to 2009: 33
  • 1990 to 1999: 61
  • 1980 to 1989: 3
  • 1970 to 1979: 1
  • Before 1970: 7
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.4%

Washington County marital status for males Washington County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,631
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 67
  • 3 or 4: 74
  • 5 to 9: 20
  • 10 to 19: 35
  • 20 to 49: 24
  • 50 or more: 11
  • Mobile homes: 93

Housing units in Washington County with a mortgage: 659 (5 second mortgage, 1 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,243

Here:

99.8% with mortgage
State:

59.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Washington County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,38816
Catholic1,2875
Mainline Protestant1,22212
Other1-
None901-
Washington 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
Washington County:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Washington County:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
This county:

13.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Washington County:

10.1%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

27.5%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.6%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Washington County:

Average size of farms: 624 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $102,698
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $102.61
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 69.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $96,766
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 49.56%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $113,013
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.18%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.09
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.44%
Corn for grain: 26909 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 75589 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 57666 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Washington County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 4945452.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Washington County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 227.4 miles away from Washington County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 300.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 100.1 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 219.3 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) earthquake occurred 130.3 miles away from Washington 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 329.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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, 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 Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: November 14, 2009 to November 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1868: December 23, 2009, FEMA Id: 1868, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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 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
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)

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

  • Mexico (50%)
  • Canada (20%)
  • Guatemala (11%)
  • Thailand (5%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • South Africa (3%)
  • Germany (3%)

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

  • German (48%)
  • American (10%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Swedish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Washington County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,717 (75.0%)
  • Carpooled: 131 (5.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 101 (4.4%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 139 (6.1%)
  • Worked at home: 197 (8.6%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 152 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 23 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 107 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 4 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,797.

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
Kansas average:

6.43%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.96% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($19,484 average AGI)
2.05% relocated from other states ($10,672 average AGI)
Washington County:

2.05%
Kansas average:

3.18%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marshall County, KS  0.57% ($27,857 average AGI)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Kansas average:

6.89%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.13% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($21,602 average AGI)
1.73% relocated to other states ($13,644 average AGI)
Washington County:

1.73%
Kansas average:

3.65%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marshall County, KS  0.86% ($21,857 average AGI)
to Riley County, KS  0.66% ($32,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.6

Births per 1000 population in Washington County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Washington County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Washington County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Washington County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,564 (1,428 aged, 136 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 204 (17%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (98)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (90)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (62)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (62)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (60)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (60)
  • Unspecified dementia (39)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (37)
  • Congestive heart failure (34)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (32)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 32.75
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,710
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 966
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,921

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,182
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,797

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 17

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,630
  • In family households: 4,561 (843 male householders, 737 female householders)
    1,337 spouses, 1,487 children (1,386 natural, 47 adopted, 51 stepchildren), 43 grandchildren, 10 brothers or sisters, 25 parents, 12 other relatives, 44 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 914 (435 male householders (392 living alone)), 380 female householders (353 living alone)), 92 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 152

Size of family households: 946 2-persons, 263 3-persons, 164 4-persons, 126 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 17 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 747 1-person, 62 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

927 married couples with children.
298 single-parent households (47 men, 251 women).

96.2% of residents of Washington speak English at home.
3.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 27% speak English not well, 10% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $59,689,000 ($9,774 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,547,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $20,191,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,476,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,510,000
Federal grants: $7,889,000
Federal procurement contracts: $918,000 ($100,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,705,000 ($613,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,295,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,206,000
Federal Government insurance: $29,824,000

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

Births: 309
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 506
Here:

84 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -282
Here -47 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Washington County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.88 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 24
  • 2010 to 2013: 30
  • 2000 to 2009: 116
  • 1990 to 1999: 96
  • 1980 to 1989: 177
  • 1970 to 1979: 506
  • 1960 to 1969: 237
  • 1950 to 1959: 277
  • 1940 to 1949: 197
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,268
Note: State values scaled to Washington population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 184
  • 5 rooms: 377
  • 6 rooms: 345
  • 7 rooms: 338
  • 8 rooms: 229
  • 9+ rooms: 403
  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 95
  • 4 rooms: 107
  • 5 rooms: 90
  • 6 rooms: 95
  • 7 rooms: 57
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 34
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Washington County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 460
  • 3 bedrooms: 827
  • 4 bedrooms: 410
  • 5+ bedrooms: 124
  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 114
  • 2 bedrooms: 195
  • 3 bedrooms: 124
  • 4 bedrooms: 56
  • 5+ bedrooms: 10
Cars and other vehicles available in Washington County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Washington County population
  • no vehicle: 40
  • 1 vehicle: 373
  • 2 vehicles: 781
  • 3 vehicles: 460
  • 4 vehicles: 118
  • 5+ vehicles: 114
  • no vehicle: 23
  • 1 vehicle: 255
  • 2 vehicles: 134
  • 3 vehicles: 81
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

91% of Washington County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Kansas.

Washington County:

90.7%
State average:

83.4%

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

  • This state: 3,988
  • Other state: 1,454
  • Northeast: 49
  • Midwest: 916
  • South: 206
  • West: 283

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Washington County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (60.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.7%)
  • Electricity (8.6%)
  • Wood (6.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (50.9%)
  • Electricity (22.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.4%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)
  • Wood (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 108
Here:

20.1%
Kansas:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

9.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

15.0%

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)

Washington County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Own Hospitals: $1,658,000
    Regular Highways: $1,526,000
    General - Other: $1,260,000
    Health Services - Other: $444,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $383,000
    General Public Buildings: $311,000
    Police Protection: $249,000
    Solid Waste Management: $249,000
    Financial Administration: $213,000
    Central Staff Services: $104,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $95,000
    Corrections - Other: $80,000
    Housing & Community Development: $28,000
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $56,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $121,000
    Higher Education: $38,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $229,000
    Regular Highways: $140,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
    Financial Administration: $6,000
    Judicial: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,514,000

Washington County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,658,000
    All Other: $519,000
    Solid Waste Management: $227,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $124,000
    Interest Earnings: $85,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $394,000
    General Support: $153,000
    All Other: $35,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,261,000
    Total General Sales: $355,000
    NEC: $78,000

Washington County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,422,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,075,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $150,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $198,000

Washington County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $834,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 70
  • Number of aged recipients: 4
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 66
  • Number of recipients under 18: 7
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 47
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 16
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 37
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 22
Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Washington County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Washington County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6983.5 years
William6678.4 years
John5880.3 years
George5679.2 years
Anna5186.4 years
Henry4682.4 years
Frank3882.4 years
Charles3579.5 years
Clara3486.7 years
Helen3184.9 years
Most common last names in Washington County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meyer4080.0 years
Johnson2283.0 years
Peterson2178.3 years
Wurtz1981.4 years
Goeckel1882.2 years
Anderson1883.2 years
Doebele1682.1 years
Nelson1678.1 years
Thompson1582.8 years
Tegethoff1480.7 years

Businesses in Washington County, KS

  • Nike: 1
  • U-Haul: 1
  • U.S. Cellular: 1