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Ross township, KS map Land area: 54.0 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.
Population: 893 (all rural)
Males: 438  (49.0%)
Females: 455  (51.0%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 893 (786 owner occupied, 107 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

31%


Races in Ross township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.6%
  • Black: 0.1%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 2.7%
  • Two or more races: 1.8%

Median age of males: 39.8
Median age of females: 40.8

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Average household size: 2.49

Ross township:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.94

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,017 ($29,750 in 1999)
This township:

$35,017
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $362 (lower quartile is $340, upper quartile is $388)
Here:

$362
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $50,279 (it was $36,300 in 2000)
Ross township:

$50,279
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $19,793 - $86,699

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $94,210
Here:

$94,210
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $33,939
Here:

$33,939
State:

$34,057
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

14.3%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

5.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: West Mineral, Roseland.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: West Mineral Wastewater Treatment Plant (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

Park in Ross township: Mined Land Wildlife Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

60% of Ross 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, 45% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 566
  • Northeast: 8
  • Midwest: 172
  • South: 65
  • West: 37

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $29,400

Ross township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.3%

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

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 301
  • Mobile homes: 91
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 18

Median worth of mobile homes: $13,600


Housing units in Ross township with a mortgage: 85 (5 second mortgage, 4 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 92

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 8
  • 1995 to 1998: 20
  • 1990 to 1994: 8
  • 1980 to 1989: 55
  • 1970 to 1979: 34
  • 1960 to 1969: 33
  • 1950 to 1959: 48
  • 1940 to 1949: 41
  • 1939 or earlier: 163

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

  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 45
  • 5 rooms: 96
  • 6 rooms: 71
  • 7 rooms: 54
  • 8 rooms: 19
  • 9 or more rooms: 10

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 1
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 13
  • 6 rooms: 11
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 130
  • 3 bedrooms: 138
  • 4 bedrooms: 30
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ross township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 3
  • 2 bedrooms: 28
  • 3 bedrooms: 4
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 69
  • 2 vehicles: 97
  • 3 vehicles: 87
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5 or more vehicles: 31

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

  • no vehicle: 10
  • 1 vehicle: 7
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (%):



  • Construction (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Printing and related support activities (7%)
  • Paper (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (32%)
  • Printing and related support activities (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (16%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Printing workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Bus drivers (6%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Ross township:

  • Italian (15.7%)
  • English (14.8%)
  • German (14.1%)
  • United States or American (12.1%)
  • French (except Basque) (9.9%)
  • Irish (9.4%)
  • Austrian (4.2%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 282 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 41 (12%)
  • Walked: 1 (0%)
  • Other means: 7 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 19 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Wood (11%)

94.6% of residents of Ross township speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (24% speak English very well, 76% speak English not well).
2.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 848
  • In family households: 727 (193 male householders, 61 female householders)
    173 spouses, 257 children (190 natural, 26 adopted, 41 stepchildren), 11 grandchildren, 15 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 10 other relatives, 7 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 121 (28 male householders (21 living alone)), 69 female householders (61 living alone)), 24 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 142 2-persons, 31 3-persons, 46 4-persons, 21 5-persons, 6 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 82 1-person, 10 2-persons, 2 3-persons, 3 5-persons,

136 married couples with children.
50 single-parent households (14 men, 36 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

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

10.6%
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 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 Ross township:

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