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Douglas County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2019: 122,259 (89% urban, 11% rural); it was 99,962 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 17,192
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,800
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 19,972
Renter-occupied apartments: 20,584 (it was 18,514 in 2000)
% of renters here:

48%
State:

32%

Land area: 457 sq. mi.

Water area: 17.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 268 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Douglas County: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (29.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.3%), Retail trade (12.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 26%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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  • Races in Douglas County, KS (2019)
    • 95,46278.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7,9466.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6,7465.5%Asian alone
    • 6,2165.1%Two or more races
    • 3,7033.0%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9901.6%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 1960.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

30.8 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years
Males: 59,682  (48.8%)
Females: 62,577  (51.2%)
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Average household size:
Douglas County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $64,233 ($37,547 in 1999)
This county:

$64,233
Kansas:

$62,087

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $789 (lower quartile is $577, upper quartile is $1,035)
This county:

$789
State:

$673


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $209,300 (it was $115,600 in 2000)
Douglas:

$209,300
Kansas:

$163,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $162,200 - $335,400

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $269,049
Here:

$269,049
State:

$207,668

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,159
Here:

$185,159
State:

$194,239

In 2-unit structures: $78,602
Here:

$78,602
State:

$120,280

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $129,192
Here:

$129,192
State:

$156,726

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $254,335
Here:

$254,335
State:

$149,596

Mobile homes: $16,672
Here:

$16,672
State:

$58,367

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,514
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $625

Institutionalized population: 572

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 19
  • Burglaries: 43
  • Thefts: 172
  • Auto thefts: 11

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 72
  • Thefts: 156
  • Auto thefts: 11
Douglas County, KS map from a distance

Health of residents in Douglas County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
78.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
71.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is about average.
Average weight of males is 197 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 159 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 500 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 1998: 514 buildings, average cost: $123,600
  • 1999: 564 buildings, average cost: $124,800
  • 2000: 478 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2001: 523 buildings, average cost: $138,200
  • 2002: 436 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2003: 550 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2004: 553 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2005: 508 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2006: 438 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2007: 254 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2008: 182 buildings, average cost: $204,600
  • 2009: 186 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2010: 190 buildings, average cost: $191,800
  • 2011: 127 buildings, average cost: $235,900
  • 2012: 165 buildings, average cost: $246,200
  • 2013: 215 buildings, average cost: $232,700
  • 2014: 178 buildings, average cost: $252,600
  • 2015: 372 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2016: 261 buildings, average cost: $267,800
  • 2017: 288 buildings, average cost: $287,800
  • 2018: 419 buildings, average cost: $236,500
  • 2019: 256 buildings, average cost: $220,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Douglas, KS residents
Average permit cost in Douglas, KS
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,832 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,838 (1.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Douglas, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Douglas, KS in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Douglas, KS in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 15.7%
Douglas County:

15.7%
Kansas:

11.4%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.8% for Black residents, 21.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.8% for American Indian residents, 81.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 26.5% for other race residents, 31.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 30.8 years old
(Males: 30.5 years old, Females: 31.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 33.5 years old, Black residents: 25.8 years old, American Indian residents: 31.3 years old, Asian residents: 24.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24.6 years old, Other race residents: 28.1 years old)

Area name: Lawrence, KS MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Douglas County is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $934 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lawrence, Eudora, Baldwin City, Lecompton.

Douglas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Neighboring counties: Arlington County, Virginia , Mono County, California , Upshur County, West Virginia , Loudoun County, Virginia , Trimble County, Kentucky .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Kansas:

5.3%

Unemployment by year in Douglas, KS
County total employment by year in Douglas, KS
County average yearly wages by year in Douglas, KS

Current college students: 25,640
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 47.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 7,518 (25.7% naturalized citizens)

Douglas County:

6.1%
Whole state:

7.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4,8782010 or later
  • 2,2032000 to 2009
  • 7451990 to 1999
  • 1,1471980 to 1989
  • 3811970 to 1979
  • 446Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.0%

Douglas County marital status for males Douglas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 27,805
  • One, attached: 4,261
  • Two: 2,255
  • 3 or 4: 4,644
  • 5 to 9: 2,938
  • 10 to 19: 3,865
  • 20 to 49: 2,548
  • 50 or more: 2,154
  • Mobile homes: 1,300

Housing units in Douglas County with a mortgage: 14,704 (122 second mortgage, 900 home equity loan, 43 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,199

Here:

60.9% with mortgage
State:

57.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Douglas County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,14258
Mainline Protestant10,75328
Catholic9,2435
Other3,10218
Black Protestant2973
Orthodox461
None76,243-
Douglas 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: 17
Douglas County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 35
Douglas County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 78
This county:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Douglas County:

5.7%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

25.2%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.9%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Douglas County:

Average size of farms: 230 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,446
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $130.05
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.29%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 46.66%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $32,873
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 48.86%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,084
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.79%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 13.10
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.58%
Corn for grain: 23246 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 5136 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 37078 harvested acres
Vegetables: 245 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 143 acres

Earthquake activity:

Douglas County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 553% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 195.8 miles away from Douglas County center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 249.1 miles away from the county center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 172.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 220.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 253.2 miles away from Douglas County center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 159.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4504, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, Flooding,landslides,and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4449, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • 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 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight Line Winds, Incident Period: March 12, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1638: April 13, 2006, FEMA Id: 1638, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • 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
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Heavy Rains, and Flooding, Incident Period: January 04, 2005 to January 06, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1579: February 08, 2005, FEMA Id: 1579, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: August 27, 2004 to August 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1562: September 30, 2004, FEMA Id: 1562, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1462: May 06, 2003, FEMA Id: 1462, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 9, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Douglas

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 44,586 (75.9%)
  • Carpooled: 5,450 (9.3%)
  • Bus: 1,375 (2.3%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 561 (1.0%)
  • Bicycle: 616 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 3,240 (5.5%)
  • Worked at home: 2,933 (5.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (21%)
  • India (14%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Laos (4%)
  • Korea (3%)
  • Japan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Douglas County


  • German (18%)
  • American (9%)
  • European (6%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 7,872 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 489 people in nursing homes
  • 129 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 94 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 62 people in other group homes
  • 62 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 7,837 people in college/university student housing
  • 384 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 216 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 141 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 47 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 44 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 43 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 39 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,493.

8.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,047 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.60%
Kansas average:

6.44%


0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($205 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.05%
Kansas average:

0.07%

4.68% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($27,614 average AGI)
3.87% relocated from other states ($25,229 average AGI)
Douglas County:

3.87%
Kansas average:

3.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Johnson County, KS  1.19% ($44,866 average AGI)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.88% ($69,052)
from Leavenworth County, KS  0.34% ($39,892)
from Jackson County, MO  0.32% ($44,463)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.28% ($38,078)
from Jefferson County, KS  0.26% ($49,495)
from Franklin County, KS  0.22% ($39,677)


9.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,620 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.21%
Kansas average:

7.12%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($965 average AGI)
Douglas County:

0.08%
Kansas average:

0.09%

4.38% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($20,915 average AGI)
4.76% relocated to other states ($28,740 average AGI)
Douglas County:

4.76%
Kansas average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Johnson County, KS  1.74% ($49,739 average AGI)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.61% ($42,177)
to Jackson County, MO  0.59% ($48,894)
to Leavenworth County, KS  0.30% ($46,520)
to Wyandotte County, KS  0.27% ($35,000)
to Jefferson County, KS  0.27% ($48,261)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.24% ($35,713)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 4.5

Births per 1000 population in Douglas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 5.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Douglas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Douglas County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 8.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Douglas County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Douglas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 10,519 (8,868 aged, 1,651 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,008 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Douglas County, Kansas in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (751)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (719)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (617)
  • Unspecified dementia (575)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (490)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (369)
  • Congestive heart failure (349)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (342)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (248)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (195)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6,691
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 137
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 27,587

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 546
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 30

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 45
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 86

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 97.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 57.7
  • Other - 40.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 122,259
  • Male householders: 25,169 (5,220 living alone), Female householders: 23,339 (7,478 living alone)
  • 21,678 spouses (21,351 opposite-sex spouses), 3,668 unmarried partners, (3,340 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 25,128 children (23,159 natural, 1,202 adopted, 767 stepchildren), 1,898 grandchildren, 568 brothers or sisters, 1,199 parents, 124 foster children, 1,387 other relatives, 9,846 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 8,255

Size of family households: 13,094 2-persons, 6,026 3-persons, 4,685 4-persons, 2,215 5-persons, 415 6-persons, 324 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,698 1-person, 6,181 2-persons, 2,371 3-persons, 499 4-persons.

14,356 married couples with children.
5,759 single-parent households (1,167 men, 4,592 women).

89.1% of residents of Douglas speak English at home.
3.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (81% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
3.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (62% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (72% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $422,480,000 ($4,110 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $38,962,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $159,420,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $68,493,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,454,000
Federal grants: $127,194,000
Federal procurement contracts: $26,882,000 ($18,725,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $36,037,000 ($6,319,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $73,111,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $36,418,000
Federal Government insurance: $74,078,000

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

Births: 6,271
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,830
Here:

27 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,154
Here:

+21 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -2,507
Here -24 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Douglas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 16.11 millions of gallons per day (8% from ground, 92% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.4

Year house built in Douglas County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Douglas County, Kansas
  • 4,1002014 or later
  • 1,2452010 to 2013
  • 7,7782000 to 2009
  • 10,2751990 to 1999
  • 5,8061980 to 1989
  • 7,1141970 to 1979
  • 5,9011960 to 1969
  • 2,5381950 to 1959
  • 6231940 to 1949
  • 6,3901939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Douglas County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Douglas County, Kansas
  • 01 room
  • 1042 rooms
  • 203 rooms
  • 1,6684 rooms
  • 4,0725 rooms
  • 4,0496 rooms
  • 4,0067 rooms
  • 3,7038 rooms
  • 6,2819+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Douglas County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Douglas County, Kansas
  • 1,1381 room
  • 1,1432 rooms
  • 5,9823 rooms
  • 6,5724 rooms
  • 5,1425 rooms
  • 1,7496 rooms
  • 1,6167 rooms
  • 6778 rooms
  • 5869+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Douglas County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Douglas County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Douglas County, Kansas
  • 21no bedroom
  • 2661 bedroom
  • 3,0182 bedrooms
  • 10,5283 bedrooms
  • 6,5464 bedrooms
  • 3,5245+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Douglas County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Douglas County, Kansas
  • 1,206no bedroom
  • 4,7151 bedroom
  • 10,9602 bedrooms
  • 5,5453 bedrooms
  • 2,0984 bedrooms
  • 815+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 331no vehicle
  • 3,7601 vehicle
  • 11,1602 vehicles
  • 5,6533 vehicles
  • 1,5564 vehicles
  • 1,4435+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Douglas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,827no vehicle
  • 11,1631 vehicle
  • 7,9542 vehicles
  • 3,2593 vehicles
  • 4024 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

73.3% of Douglas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Kansas.

Douglas County:

73.3%
State average:

83.8%

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

  • This state: 68,701
  • Other state: 45,124
  • Northeast: 2,968
  • Midwest: 22,521
  • South: 12,977
  • West: 6,658
Year householders moved into unit in Douglas County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Douglas County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 76.1%Utility gas
  • 13.1%Electricity
  • 8.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 58.0%Utility gas
  • 37.7%Electricity
  • 3.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,199
Here:

11.4%
Kansas:

10.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 256
Here:

5.6%
Kansas:

9.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,080
Here:

5.5%
Kansas:

15.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Douglas County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,615,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $190,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $16,507,000
    Health - Other: $10,959,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,611,000
    Regular Highways: $5,143,000
    Police Protection: $5,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,581,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,762,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,709,000
    Financial Administration: $3,375,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $989,000
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $690,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $12,460,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,187,000
    Highways: $1,800,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,340,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,395,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $945,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $847,000
    Interest Earnings: $562,000
    Special Assessments: $343,000
    Rents: $173,000
    General Revenue - Other: $57,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $1,027,000
    Regular Highways: $652,000
    Police Protection: $607,000
    Financial Administration: $469,000
    Central Staff Services: $139,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,462,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,653,000
    General Local Government Support: $72,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,079,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,631,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,701,000
    Other License: $1,670,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $817,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $550,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $216,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,054,000

Douglas County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,615,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $190,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $16,507,000
    Health - Other: $10,959,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,611,000
    Regular Highways: $5,143,000
    Police Protection: $5,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,581,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,762,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,709,000
    Financial Administration: $3,375,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $989,000
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $690,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $12,460,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,187,000
    Highways: $1,800,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,340,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,395,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $945,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $847,000
    Interest Earnings: $562,000
    Special Assessments: $343,000
    Rents: $173,000
    General Revenue - Other: $57,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $1,027,000
    Regular Highways: $652,000
    Police Protection: $607,000
    Financial Administration: $469,000
    Central Staff Services: $139,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,462,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,653,000
    General Local Government Support: $72,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,079,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,631,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,701,000
    Other License: $1,670,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $817,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $550,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $216,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,054,000

Douglas County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,615,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $190,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $16,507,000
    Health - Other: $10,959,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,611,000
    Regular Highways: $5,143,000
    Police Protection: $5,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,581,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,762,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,709,000
    Financial Administration: $3,375,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $989,000
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $690,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $12,460,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,187,000
    Highways: $1,800,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,340,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,395,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $945,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $847,000
    Interest Earnings: $562,000
    Special Assessments: $343,000
    Rents: $173,000
    General Revenue - Other: $57,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $1,027,000
    Regular Highways: $652,000
    Police Protection: $607,000
    Financial Administration: $469,000
    Central Staff Services: $139,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,462,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,653,000
    General Local Government Support: $72,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,079,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,631,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,701,000
    Other License: $1,670,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $817,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $550,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $216,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,054,000

Douglas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $4,615,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $190,000
  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $16,507,000
    Health - Other: $10,959,000
    Correctional Institutions: $9,611,000
    Regular Highways: $5,143,000
    Police Protection: $5,052,000
    Central Staff Services: $4,581,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,762,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,709,000
    Financial Administration: $3,375,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,660,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $989,000
    Parks and Recreation: $160,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $111,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $690,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $12,460,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,187,000
    Highways: $1,800,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,340,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,395,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $16,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $16,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $945,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $847,000
    Interest Earnings: $562,000
    Special Assessments: $343,000
    Rents: $173,000
    General Revenue - Other: $57,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General Public Building: $1,027,000
    Regular Highways: $652,000
    Police Protection: $607,000
    Financial Administration: $469,000
    Central Staff Services: $139,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $61,000
    General - Other: $58,000
    Correctional Institutions: $40,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
    Corrections - Other: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,462,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,000,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $1,653,000
    General Local Government Support: $72,000
  • Tax - Property: $60,079,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $19,631,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $1,701,000
    Other License: $1,670,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $817,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $550,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $216,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $36,054,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 962
  • Number of aged recipients: 51
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 911
  • Number of recipients under 18: 167
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 692
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 103
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 364
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 450
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 22 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED527$146,182700$173,8742,732$168,589133$84,04520$1,256,450345$144,57122$93,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$117,37547$180,298143$167,82518$82,8890$016$119,1255$25,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED51$130,098107$133,421566$173,25664$67,4690$053$123,94314$61,143
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN43$137,34951$178,627407$170,01517$64,6471$2,000,00019$116,4214$73,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$168,0005$132,00077$166,7402$130,0000$02$62,5003$39,667
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 21 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED157$195,191154$191,4351$149,0000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$179,25035$196,0001$126,0002$121,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED22$193,59124$215,9170$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$146,0005$153,2001$137,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$222,5712$224,0000$00$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Douglas, KS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Douglas, KS - Value
Most common first names in Douglas County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John32975.9 years
Mary32881.0 years
William28676.9 years
Robert22673.3 years
Charles21976.0 years
James20471.6 years
George19078.9 years
Dorothy17579.9 years
Ruth16682.1 years
Helen16482.6 years
Most common last names in Douglas County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith15377.7 years
Johnson12976.0 years
Miller10579.0 years
Brown7575.5 years
Wilson7480.9 years
Williams7377.3 years
Jones6779.8 years
Davis6774.3 years
Anderson6477.3 years
Moore6275.9 years
Businesses in Douglas County, KS
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kroger11
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware2Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts2Long John Silver's1
American Eagle Outfitters1Marriott1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Arby's2Maurices1
AutoZone1Mazda1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's6
Baymont Inn1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond1New Balance7
Best Western1Nike1
Big O Tires1Nissan1
Blockbuster2Office Depot1
Budget Car Rental1Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1On The Border1
Burger King3Panera Bread1
CVS2Papa John's Pizza1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Chick-Fil-A1Penske1
Chico's1Pier 1 Imports1
Chipotle2Pizza Hut4
Cold Stone Creamery1Plato's Closet1
Curves1Quality1
DHL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen2RadioShack3
Days Inn1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In5
Dunkin Donuts1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Sprint Nextel2
Famous Footwear1Starbucks5
FedEx16Steak 'n Shake1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Subaru1
Ford1Subway8
GNC1Super 81
GameStop1T-Mobile4
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
H&R Block5Taco Bell4
Hilton1Target1
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn2Toyota1
Home Depot1True Value1
Honda1U-Haul4
Howard Johnson3UPS20
IHOP1Urban Outfitters1
JCPenney1Vans2
Jimmy John's5Verizon Wireless1
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York1Walgreens2
KFC2Walmart2
Kohl's1Wendy's2

Douglas County on our top lists:

  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"