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Mertilla township, KS map Land area: 150.4 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 221 (all rural)
Males: 118  (53.4%)
Females: 103  (46.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 221 (141 owner occupied, 80 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

31%


Races in Mertilla township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 91.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.5%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 30.2
Median age of females: 29.2

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Average household size: 3.03

Mertilla township:

3.0 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.57

Estimated median household income in 2009: $42,668 ($36,250 in 1999)
This township:

$42,668
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $309 (lower quartile is $280, upper quartile is $366)
Here:

$309
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $129,305 (it was $91,200 in 2000)
Mertilla township:

$129,305
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $115,354 - $155,655

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $154,181
Here:

$154,181
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $158,613
Here:

$158,613
State:

$34,057
Population density: 1 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

12.2%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

2.7%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Church in Mertilla township: Plains View Mennonite Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Mertilla Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

 

Number of foreign born residents: 24 (29% naturalized citizens)

Mertilla township:  10.9%
State:  5.0%

67% of Mertilla township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 12% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 43% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 179
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 5
  • South: 33
  • West: 9
Mertilla township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 75
  • Mobile homes: 16

Median worth of mobile homes: $85,000


Housing units in Mertilla township with a mortgage: 10 (0 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 16

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 4
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1980 to 1989: 14
  • 1970 to 1979: 12
  • 1960 to 1969: 10
  • 1950 to 1959: 9
  • 1940 to 1949: 5
  • 1939 or earlier: 30

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 8
  • 6 rooms: 6
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 7
  • 9 or more rooms: 16

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 4
  • 5 rooms: 14
  • 6 rooms: 5
  • 7 rooms: 4
  • 8 rooms: 12
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 2
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 12
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 11

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Mertilla township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 11
  • 3 bedrooms: 25
  • 4 bedrooms: 3
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 2
  • 2 vehicles: 20
  • 3 vehicles: 13
  • 4 vehicles: 12
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 4
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 25
  • 3 vehicles: 5
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (73%)
  • Other transportation, and support activities, and couriers (5%)
  • Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (3%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (3%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Warehousing and storage (3%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Private households (24%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Retail florists (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (49%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (3%)
  • Therapists (3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (32%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Mertilla township:

  • German (39.2%)
  • Dutch (12.5%)
  • English (10.2%)
  • European (9.7%)
  • Russian (8.0%)
  • Scottish (8.0%)
  • Italian (2.8%)

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

  • Mexico (50%)
  • Brazil (33%)
  • Canada (17%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 54 (55%)
  • Carpooled: 13 (13%)
  • Walked: 2 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 30 (30%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (34%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

84.5% of residents of Mertilla township speak English at home.
15.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (46% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 255
  • In family households: 226 (62 male householders, 5 female householders)
    59 spouses, 95 children (88 natural, 7 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 5 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 29 (16 male householders (16 living alone)), 11 female householders (7 living alone)), 2 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 29 2-persons, 4 3-persons, 22 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 23 1-person, 4 2-persons,

78 married couples with children.
2 single-parent households (1 men, 1 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 26
Here:

74.3%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 7
Here:

41.2%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
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 Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

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


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Mertilla township:

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