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Independent township, KS map Land area: 35.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 844 (all rural)
Males: 411  (48.7%)
Females: 433  (51.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 842 (695 owner occupied, 147 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

17%
State:

31%


Races in Independent township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 98.8%
  • Two or more races: 0.4%

Median age of males: 37.5
Median age of females: 38.9

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Average household size: 2.53

Independent township:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.19

Estimated median household income in 2009: $36,678 ($31,161 in 1999)
This township:

$36,678
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $331 (lower quartile is $249, upper quartile is $387)
Here:

$331
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $69,275 (it was $53,500 in 2000)
Independent township:

$69,275
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $41,155 - $111,947

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $107,398
Here:

$107,398
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $55,480
Here:

$55,480
State:

$149,604

Mobile homes: $31,648
Here:

$31,648
State:

$34,057
Population density: 24 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

7.0%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

3.5%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Claflin.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Independent township: Claflin Golf Club (A), Claflin Wastewater Plant (B), Ellsworth Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 3 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bloomingdale Cemetery (1), Pleasant View Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (40% naturalized citizens)

Independent township:  0.6%
State:  5.0%

67% of Independent township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 771
  • Northeast: 4
  • Midwest: 28
  • South: 21
  • West: 27

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500

Independent township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

2 people in religious group quarters

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 347
  • One, attached: 2
  • 10 to 19: 12
  • Mobile homes: 17

Median worth of mobile homes: $17,500


Housing units in Independent township with a mortgage: 109 (9 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 138

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 4
  • 1995 to 1998: 10
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 22
  • 1970 to 1979: 34
  • 1960 to 1969: 34
  • 1950 to 1959: 80
  • 1940 to 1949: 62
  • 1939 or earlier: 132

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Independent township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 3
  • 4 rooms: 38
  • 5 rooms: 38
  • 6 rooms: 73
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 24
  • 9 or more rooms: 53

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independent township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 9
  • 4 rooms: 5
  • 5 rooms: 10
  • 6 rooms: 9
  • 7 rooms: 11
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Independent township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 5
  • 2 bedrooms: 65
  • 3 bedrooms: 130
  • 4 bedrooms: 52
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 23

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Independent township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 12
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 17
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Independent township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 8
  • 1 vehicle: 80
  • 2 vehicles: 115
  • 3 vehicles: 45
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 8

Cars and other vehicles available in Independent township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 3
  • 1 vehicle: 20
  • 2 vehicles: 16
  • 3 vehicles: 11
  • 4 vehicles: 4
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (19%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material moving workers except laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Extraction workers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Independent township:

  • German (43.5%)
  • United States or American (32.1%)
  • Irish (6.5%)
  • French (except Basque) (4.2%)
  • Austrian (2.0%)
  • Czech (2.0%)
  • English (2.0%)

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

  • Germany (40%)
  • Philippines (40%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 284 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 23 (6%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (1%)
  • Walked: 26 (7%)
  • Other means: 3 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 18 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (2%)

2 people in religious group quarters

97.8% of residents of Independent township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 25% speak English well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (43% speak English very well, 57% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 856
  • In family households: 772 (203 male householders, 26 female householders)
    225 spouses, 313 children (297 natural, 2 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 1 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 84 (24 male householders (22 living alone)), 58 female householders (58 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 96 2-persons, 36 3-persons, 44 4-persons, 40 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 80 1-person, 2 2-persons,

218 married couples with children.
29 single-parent households (7 men, 22 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3
Here:

2.1%
Kansas:

11.1%

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

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

10.5%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Independent township:

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