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Old 06-06-2007, 09:44 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me about these two counties? Are there any big differences between the two? Which one has a stronger economy? They seem farely close to each other so assume there is no big difference in weather? How nice are the people in these counties?
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Old 06-06-2007, 03:06 PM
 
Location: IN
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Post Sheridan and Lane Counties

Sheridan County is located in northwest Kansas and has around 2,600 people living in the county according to the 2006 data. This county is quite rural with mainly agricultural related jobs. The main activities in the county are farming, ranching, and oil. Their are around 603 non-farm jobs in the county according to the 2004 data. The county seat is Hoxie. This county has been losing population because many of the younger people are leaving to find jobs in more urban areas. The nearest larger town from Sheridan County would be Hays, which is located southeast of the county. Sheridan County has lost 7.6% of their population over the last 6 years.
Lane County is located in southwest Kansas and has around 1,797 people in the county according to the 2006 data. The county is quite rural as well with limited non-farm employment. The same types of economic activities exists in this county compared with Sheridan County. The county seat of Lane County is Dighton. Their are 342 non-farm jobs in the county according to the 2004 census data. The nearest larger town from Lane County would be Garden City or Hays. Lane County has lost 16.6% of their population over the last 6 years.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:45 PM
 
Location: hoxie
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I am from sheridan county and yes we are loosing people to bigger places the job market is close to none here at least for anything with decent pay...and then its not very good...as for people for the most part we are friendly but it is a close community and outsiders are not always appreciated at first until we get to know them....it is a good calm place to raise children tho not much crime to speak of, I would say its pretty quiet and easygoing around here.

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Old 07-21-2008, 01:12 PM
 
Location: No Mans Land
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I lived in Gove County for ten years, and am a Kansas Native. Gove County is between Sheridan and Lane Counties. I was always an outsider even though I participated strongly in all community events and contributed to the economy. It is a tough area to break into if you are an outsider.
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