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Demographics Analysis

The people of Decatur County, Kansas give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Male:

Under 5 years : 82

5 to 9 years : 33

10 to 14 years : 128

15 to 17 years : 55

18 and 19 years : 26

20 years : 3

21 years : 13

22 to 24 years : 48

25 to 29 years : 86

30 to 34 years : 50

35 to 39 years : 55

40 to 44 years : 104

45 to 49 years : 126

50 to 54 years : 126

55 to 59 years : 106

60 and 61 years : 78

62 to 64 years : 29

65 and 66 years : 27

67 to 69 years : 78

70 to 74 years : 56

75 to 79 years : 65

80 to 84 years : 70

85 years and over : 47

Female:

Under 5 years : 35

5 to 9 years : 94

10 to 14 years : 45

15 to 17 years : 71

18 and 19 years : 13

20 years : 1

21 years : 2

22 to 24 years : 24

25 to 29 years : 68

30 to 34 years : 52

35 to 39 years : 63

40 to 44 years : 86

45 to 49 years : 114

50 to 54 years : 121

55 to 59 years : 137

60 and 61 years : 23

62 to 64 years : 46

65 and 66 years : 46

67 to 69 years : 63

70 to 74 years : 89

75 to 79 years : 105

80 to 84 years : 112

85 years and over : 65


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 1,488

Multiple ancestry : 1,033

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 18

Ancestry not reported : 427


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Decatur County, Kansas)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 2,942

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 0

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 18

Not a U.S. citizen : 6


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Total:

Under 5 years : 117

5 to 17 years : 426

18 to 24 years : 130

25 to 34 years : 256

35 to 44 years : 308

45 to 54 years : 487

55 to 59 years : 243

60 and 61 years : 101

62 to 64 years : 75

65 to 74 years : 359

75 years and over : 464

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 68

5 to 17 years : 233

18 to 24 years : 35

25 to 34 years : 150

35 to 44 years : 159

45 to 54 years : 292

55 to 59 years : 109

60 and 61 years : 45

62 to 64 years : 44

65 to 74 years : 237

75 years and over : 397

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 47

5 to 17 years : 192

18 to 24 years : 95

25 to 34 years : 106

35 to 44 years : 149

45 to 54 years : 190

55 to 59 years : 120

60 and 61 years : 56

62 to 64 years : 31

65 to 74 years : 122

75 years and over : 65

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 2

5 to 17 years : 1

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 5

55 to 59 years : 14

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 2


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 940

Female : 829

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 545

Female : 628

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 0

Foreign born:

Male : 6

Female : 18


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Born in state of residence : 1,761

Born in other state in the United States : 1,117

Native: born outside the United States : 0

Foreign born : 2


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 217

Now married, except separated : 970

Divorced : 169

Separated : 4

Widowed : 188

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 194

Now married, except separated : 642

Divorced : 98

Separated : 4

Widowed : 42

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 16

Divorced : 5

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Speak only English : 2,801

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 3

Speak English less than "very well" : 13

German:

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Thai:

Speak English "very well" : 8

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Tagalog:

Speak English "very well" : 8

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Native North American languages:

Speak English "very well" : 5

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Decatur County, Kansas

  • German: 1,243   (37.5%)
  • English: 405   (12.2%)
  • United States Or American: 282   (8.5%)
  • Irish: 281   (8.5%)
  • Swedish: 231   (7.0%)
  • Other Groups: 197   (5.9%)
  • Czech: 142   (4.3%)
  • French (except Basque): 95   (2.9%)
  • Dutch: 90   (2.7%)
  • Scotch-irish: 48   (1.4%)
  • European: 42   (1.3%)
  • Italian: 40   (1.2%)
  • Scottish: 39   (1.2%)
  • French Canadian: 31   (0.9%)
  • Norwegian: 26   (0.8%)
  • Polish: 24   (0.7%)
  • Canadian: 22   (0.7%)
  • Austrian: 13   (0.4%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 9   (0.3%)
  • Danish: 8   (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 7   (0.2%)
  • Welsh: 7   (0.2%)
  • Finnish: 6   (0.2%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 6   (0.2%)
  • Luxemburger: 6   (0.2%)
  • Hungarian: 5   (0.2%)
  • Belgian: 3   (0.1%)
  • Russian: 2   (0.1%)
  • Swiss: 2   (0.1%)
  • British: 2   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Decatur County, Kansas is 2,966



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Decatur County, Kansas: 1,491
Female Population in Decatur County, Kansas: 1,475


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Decatur County, Kansas: 46.9
Median Female Resident Age in Decatur County, Kansas: 53.1


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Kansas is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Decatur County, Kansas


White


Both sexes

51.8

Male

50.6

Female

53.3

Black or African American


Both sexes

11.5

Male

10.5

Female

13.0

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

56.5

Male

56.5

Female

55.5

Asian


Both sexes

50.5

Male

28.5

Female

58.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

21.5

Male

20.5

Female

36.0

Two or More Races


Both sexes

15.5

Male

11.3

Female

30.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

21.3

Male

20.0

Female

32.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

51.9

Male

50.6

Female

53.5


(updated 2010)



Races in Decatur County, Kansas


  • White: 2,880
  • African American: 10
  • American Indian: 20
  • Asian: 17
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 0
  • Two or More Races: 39



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Decatur County, Kansas citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Decatur County, Kansas

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 4   (0.34%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 2   (0.17%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 61   (5.19%)
  • 9th Grade: 24   (2.04%)
  • 10th Grade: 29   (2.47%)
  • 11th Grade: 25   (2.13%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 46   (3.91%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 511   (43.49%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 66   (5.62%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 169   (14.38%)
  • Associate Degree: 70   (5.96%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 123   (10.47%)
  • Master's Degree: 21   (1.79%)
  • Professional School Degree: 24   (2.04%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 27   (2.07%)
  • 9th Grade: 33   (2.53%)
  • 10th Grade: 29   (2.22%)
  • 11th Grade: 24   (1.84%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 33   (2.53%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 480   (36.81%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 162   (12.42%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 201   (15.41%)
  • Associate Degree: 101   (7.75%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 145   (11.12%)
  • Master's Degree: 60   (4.6%)
  • Professional School Degree: 9   (0.69%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Decatur County, Kansas

  • Oberlin


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 131 E Commercial, Oberlin, KS 67749, Phone: (785) 475-3805, Students: 451 )

  • Prairie Heights


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: Box 160, Jennings, KS 67643, Phone: (785) 678-2414, Students: 13 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Decatur County, Kansas

  • Oberlin Elem


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 201 W Ash, Oberlin, KS 67749, Phone: (785) 475-2122, Students: 210 )

  • Jennings Elem


    ( Grades: KG-2, Location: Box 160, Jennings, KS 67643, Phone: (785) 678-2414, Students: 3 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Decatur County, Kansas

  • Decatur Community Jr/sr High


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 605 E Commercial, Oberlin, KS 67749, Phone: (785) 475-2231, Students: 241 )

  • Jennings High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: Box 160, Jennings, KS 67643, Phone: (785) 678-2414, Students: 10 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Decatur County, Kansas

  • Jennings City Library


    Kansas Avenue, Jennings, KS 67643

  • Norcatur Public Library


    301 E. Ossipee, Norcatur, KS 67653

  • Oberlin City Library


    104 E. Oak, Oberlin, KS 67749

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Decatur County, Kansas


(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Decatur County, Kansas affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Decatur County, Kansas.

Area Features of Decatur County, Kansas


Airport


(1) Meitl Airport Historical   (2) Oberlin Municipal Airport   (3) Shaw Aerial Spraying Airport  

Building


(1) Czech Memorial Museum   (2) Decatur Area Chamber Of Commerce   (3) Decatur County Ambulance Service   (4) Decatur County Courthouse   (5) Decatur County Health Department   (6) Decatur County Jail   (7) Decatur County Rural Fire Department 1   (8) Decatur County Sheriff S Office   (9) Gateway Civic Center   (10) Jennings City Hall   (11) Jennings Fire Department   (12) Jennings Library   (13) Last Indian Raid Museum   (14) Norcatur Volunteer Fire Department   (15) Oberlin City Hall   (16) Oberlin City Library   (17) Oberlin Fire Department   (18) Oberlin Police Department   (19) Sheridan County Rural Fire District 1 Mcgraw Station  

Cemetery


(1) Adell Cemetery   (2) Allison Cemetery   (3) Bassettville Cemetery   (4) Big Timber Cemetery   (5) Cedar Bluffs Cemetery   (6) Dresden Cemetery   (7) Edwards Maple Cemetery   (8) Jackson Cemetery   (9) Jennings Cemetery   (10) Kanona Cemetery   (11) Lucerne Cemetery   (12) Lund Church Cemetery   (13) Mennonite Cemetery   (14) Norcatur Cemetery   (15) Oberlin Cemetery   (16) Railsback Cemetery   (17) Redman Cemetery   (18) Saint Joseph Cemetery   (19) Shibboleth Cemetery   (20) Shirley Cemetery   (21) Traer Cemetery   (22) Vallonia Cemetery   (23) White Cemetery   (24) Wotton Cemetery   (25) Wray Cemetery  

Church


(1) Dresden United Methodist Church   (2) Evangelical Covenant Church Of Oberlin   (3) Faith Lutheran Church   (4) Lund Covenant Church   (5) Mcgraw United Methodist Church   (6) Norcatur United Methodist Church   (7) Oberlin Assembly Of God Church   (8) Oberlin Church Of Christ   (9) Oberlin Community Fellowship   (10) Oberlin Seventh Day Adventist Church   (11) Oberlin United Methodist Church   (12) Olive Chapel Historical   (13) Prairie Chapel United Methodist Church   (14) Sacred Heart Catholic Church   (15) Saint John S Lutheran Church   (16) Saint Johns Church Historical   (17) Saint Joseph S Catholic Church   (18) Sherman Chapel   (19) Shibboleth Church Historical   (20) United Church Of Oberlin  

Civil


(1) City Of Dresden   (2) City Of Jennings   (3) City Of Norcatur   (4) City Of Oberlin   (5) Decatur County   (6) Township Of Adell   (7) Township Of Allison   (8) Township Of Altory   (9) Township Of Bassettville   (10) Township Of Beaver   (11) Township Of Center   (12) Township Of Custer   (13) Township Of Dresden   (14) Township Of Grant   (15) Township Of Harlan   (16) Township Of Jennings   (17) Township Of Liberty   (18) Township Of Lincoln   (19) Township Of Lyon   (20) Township Of Oberlin   (21) Township Of Olive   (22) Township Of Pleasant Valley   (23) Township Of Roosevelt   (24) Township Of Sappa   (25) Township Of Sherman   (26) Township Of Summit  

Hospital


(1) Decatur Health Systems Hospital  

Locale


(1) Adell Historical   (2) Chicago Historical   (3) Decatur Historical   (4) Decatur County Fairgrounds   (5) Decatur County Feed Yard   (6) Hooker Historical   (7) Jackson Historical   (8) Jennings Wastewater Plant   (9) Lund Historical   (10) Norcatur Wastewater Treatment Facility   (11) Oberlin Municipal Power Plant   (12) Oberlin Speedway   (13) Price Ranch   (14) Sheffield Historical   (15) Shibboleth Historical   (16) Stapp Ranch   (17) Stephen Historical   (18) Vallonia Historical  

Oilfield


(1) Olive Oil Field   (2) Pollnow Oil Field   (3) Warner Oil Field  

Park


(1) Oberlin-sappa State Park  

Populated Place


(1) Allison   (2) Cedar Bluffs   (3) Dresden   (4) Jennings   (5) Kanona   (6) Leoville   (7) Lucerne   (8) Lyle   (9) New Almelo   (10) Norcatur   (11) Oberlin  

Post Office


(1) Jennings Post Office   (2) Norcatur Post Office   (3) Oberlin Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Morrison Lake  

School


(1) Addleman School Historical   (2) Bassettville School Historical   (3) Decatur Community Junior Senior High School   (4) Decatur Community Junior High School   (5) Hudson Pillar School Historical   (6) Jennings Elementary School   (7) Jennings High School   (8) Lund School   (9) Lyle School Historical   (10) Mount Pleasant School Historical   (11) Norcatur Elementary School Historical   (12) North Valley School Historical   (13) Oberlin Elementary School   (14) Otoole School Historical   (15) Prairie Belle School Historical   (16) Rose Hill School Historical   (17) School Number 11 Historical   (18) School Number 203 Historical   (19) Sherman Center School Historical   (20) Spring Branch School Historical   (21) Star School Historical   (22) Sunnyslope School Historical   (23) Vallonia School Historical   (24) Welsh School Historical  

Stream


(1) Big Timber Creek   (2) Cotton Creek   (3) Johnson Draw   (4) Long Branch   (5) North Fork Prairie Dog Creek   (6) North Fork Sappa Creek   (7) South Fork Sappa Creek   (8) Spring Branch   (9) Spring Creek  

Tower


(1) Kfnf-fm Oberlin  

Valley


(1) Lambs Draw   (2) Rock Draw  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Decatur County, Kansas

67749 (pop. 2,607) 67653 (pop. 366) 67643 (pop. 263)
67635 (pop. 237)    


Counties Nearby Decatur County, Kansas

Norton County, KS  (pop. 5,456) 28.3 Miles
Sheridan County, KS  (pop. 2,472) 29.1 Miles
Rawlins County, KS  (pop. 2,517) 33.7 Miles
Graham County, KS  (pop. 2,566) 42.4 Miles
Thomas County, KS  (pop. 7,420) 42.5 Miles



Area Code(s) in Decatur County, Kansas

785



Elevation in Decatur County, Kansas is 2,730.0 ft. (832.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Decatur County, Kansas

Lat: 39.777488 N        Long: -100.431977 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Decatur County, Kansas need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Kansas

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 6.64 4.94 8.17 0.00 6.57
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 6.64 4.94 8.17 0.00 6.57
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 6.62 4.95 8.15 0.00 6.57
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 6.62 4.95 8.15 0.00 6.57
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.90 6.67 4.93 8.88 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.90 6.67 4.93 8.88 0.00 6.56
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.86 6.70 4.94 8.91 0.00 6.60
  Total Electric Industry 7.86 6.70 4.94 8.91 0.00 6.60
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.89 6.66 4.93 10.94 0.00 6.61
  Total Electric Industry 7.89 6.66 4.93 10.94 0.00 6.61
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.92 6.68 4.82 9.21 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.92 6.68 4.82 9.21 0.00 6.56
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.86 6.67 4.70 9.10 0.00 6.52
  Total Electric Industry 7.86 6.67 4.70 9.10 0.00 6.52
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.71 6.47 4.51 5.97 0.00 6.31
  Total Electric Industry 7.71 6.47 4.51 5.97 0.00 6.31
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.65 6.34 4.46 7.96 0.00 6.28
  Total Electric Industry 7.65 6.34 4.46 7.96 0.00 6.28
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.64 6.25 4.47 8.91 0.00 6.22
  Total Electric Industry 7.64 6.25 4.47 8.91 0.00 6.22
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.65 6.25 4.55 7.29 0.00 6.27
  Total Electric Industry 7.65 6.25 4.55 7.29 0.00 6.27
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.66 6.20 4.55 8.91 0.00 6.24
  Total Electric Industry 7.66 6.20 4.55 8.91 0.00 6.24
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.67 6.28 4.53 9.30 0.00 6.31
  Total Electric Industry 7.67 6.28 4.53 9.30 0.00 6.31
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.71 6.42 4.61 0.00 0.00 6.35
  Total Electric Industry 7.71 6.42 4.61 0.00 0.00 6.35
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.74 6.45 4.69 0.00 0.00 6.37
  Total Electric Industry 7.74 6.45 4.69 0.00 0.00 6.37
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 7.90 6.60 4.85 0.00 0.00 6.55
  Total Electric Industry 7.90 6.60 4.85 0.00 0.00 6.55
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.25 6.96 5.20 0.00 0.00 6.89
  Total Electric Industry 8.25 6.96 5.20 0.00 0.00 6.89

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Decatur County, Kansas

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 10   (0.7%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 19   (1.3%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 70   (4.9%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 89   (6.2%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 92   (6.4%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 221   (15.4%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 450   (31.4%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 240   (16.7%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 35   (2.4%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 57   (4.0%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 9   (0.6%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 11   (0.8%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 53   (3.7%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 78   (5.4%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,119

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 70

In 3-person carpool : 12

In 4-person carpool : 22

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 11

Bicycle : 18

Walked : 80

Other means : 0

Worked at home : 76


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Less than 5 minutes : 362

5 to 9 minutes : 373

10 to 14 minutes : 235

15 to 19 minutes : 15

20 to 24 minutes : 104

25 to 29 minutes : 48

30 to 34 minutes : 68

35 to 39 minutes : 8

40 to 44 minutes : 6

45 to 59 minutes : 57

60 to 89 minutes : 29

90 or more minutes : 27


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Decatur County, Kansas)

With Social Security income : 634

No Social Security income : 892


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Decatur County, Kansas)

With retirement income : 243

No retirement income : 1,283


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 47

$10,000 to $14,999 : 12

$15,000 to $19,999 : 67

$20,000 to $24,999 : 47

$25,000 to $29,999 : 47

$30,000 to $34,999 : 60

$35,000 to $39,999 : 132

$40,000 to $44,999 : 57

$45,000 to $49,999 : 69

$50,000 to $59,999 : 67

$60,000 to $74,999 : 91

$75,000 to $99,999 : 136

$100,000 to $124,999 : 74

$125,000 to $149,999 : 6

$150,000 to $199,999 : 6

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $44,342


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Decatur County, Kansas

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 318  (35.0%)
  • Service Occupations: 62  (6.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 117  (12.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 79  (8.7%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 166  (18.3%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 232  (33.7%)
  • Service Occupations: 226  (32.8%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 203  (29.5%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 7  (1.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Decatur County, Kansas

Employed: 1,627
Unemployed: 58



Minority Owned Firms of 100 or More in
Decatur County, Kansas

  • Total Black-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total American Indian-and Alaska Native-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Asian-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Hispanic-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total Native Hawaiian-and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Total women-owned firms of 100 or more, percent 2002: 0.0%
  • Other: 100%



Water Usage In Decatur County, Kansas

Ground Water

 
Fresh 16.75 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 16.75 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 0.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 0.00 Mgal/d





There are 309 Farms In Decatur County, Kansas


(updated 2008)



Banks In Decatur County, Kansas

The Bank - 3 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1m
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 18

First National Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $188.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 191

Farmers Bank & Trust - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $93.4k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 12

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Decatur County, Kansas

  • McCook Municipal


    (about 30.8 miles in Mc Cook, Nebraska; Airport Code: MCK)

  • McCook Ben Nelson Regional


    (about 30.8 miles in Mc Cook, Nebraska; Airport Code: MCK)

  • Murray


    (about 41.7 miles in Colby, Kansas; Airport Code: CBK)

  • Renner Field


    (about 73.1 miles in Goodland, Kansas; Airport Code: GLD)

  • Jim Kelly Field


    (about 78.1 miles in Lexington, Nebraska; Airport Code: LXN)

  • Cozad Municipal


    (about 78.7 miles in Cozad, Nebraska; Airport Code: DQQ)

  • Imperial Municipal


    (about 80.7 miles in Imperial, Nebraska; Airport Code: IML)

  • Quinn Field


    (about 80.8 miles in Gothenburg, Nebraska; Airport Code: NE1)

  • Hays Municipal


    (about 89.3 miles in Antonino, Kansas; Airport Code: HYS)

  • Hays Regional


    (about 89.5 miles in Antonino, Kansas; Airport Code: HYS)

  • North Platte Regional Airport Lee Bird Field


    (about 94.4 miles in North Platte, Nebraska; Airport Code: LBF)

  • Kearney Regional


    (about 99.8 miles in Kearney, Nebraska; Airport Code: EAR)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Decatur County, Kansas

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

74.59%

Carpooled

10.47%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.13%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.13%

Bicycle

0.13%

Walked

3.91%

Other Means

1.07%

Worked At Home

9.58%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Decatur County, Kansas, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.



(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 786

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 27

Female householder, no husband present : 105

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 579

Householder not living alone : 29


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 42

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 0

All other households : 1,484


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 686

Renter-occupied housing units : 100

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 27

Renter-occupied housing units : 0

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 66

Renter-occupied housing units : 39

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 394

Renter-occupied housing units : 214


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 138

$10,000 to $14,999 : 143

$15,000 to $19,999 : 158

$20,000 to $24,999 : 144

$25,000 to $29,999 : 120

$30,000 to $34,999 : 72

$35,000 to $39,999 : 139

$40,000 to $44,999 : 104

$45,000 to $49,999 : 88

$50,000 to $59,999 : 76

$60,000 to $74,999 : 81

$75,000 to $99,999 : 168

$100,000 to $124,999 : 77

$125,000 to $149,999 : 6

$150,000 to $199,999 : 6

$200,000 or more : 6


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Total : 1,831


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Occupied : 1,526

Vacant : 305


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 65

Built 1990 to 1999 : 83

Built 1980 to 1989 : 184

Built 1970 to 1979 : 160

Built 1960 to 1969 : 206

Built 1950 to 1959 : 183

Built 1940 to 1949 : 153

Built 1939 or earlier : 797


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Utility gas : 942

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 445

Electricity : 98

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 5

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 23

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 13

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 41

$10,000 to $14,999 : 13

$15,000 to $19,999 : 75

$20,000 to $24,999 : 71

$25,000 to $29,999 : 57

$30,000 to $34,999 : 115

$35,000 to $39,999 : 96

$40,000 to $49,999 : 161

$50,000 to $59,999 : 94

$60,000 to $69,999 : 110

$70,000 to $79,999 : 63

$80,000 to $89,999 : 63

$90,000 to $99,999 : 58

$100,000 to $124,999 : 69

$125,000 to $149,999 : 27

$150,000 to $174,999 : 33

$175,000 to $199,999 : 0

$200,000 to $249,999 : 20

$250,000 to $299,999 : 4

$300,000 to $399,999 : 0

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 3


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 24

Home equity loan only : 38

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 449

Housing units without a mortgage : 662


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Decatur County, Kansas)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $75,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $68,300

Built 1980 to 1989 : $54,100

Built 1970 to 1979 : $48,300

Built 1960 to 1969 : $54,500

Built 1950 to 1959 : $67,900

Built 1940 to 1949 : $39,700

Built 1939 or earlier : $39,300


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Decatur County, Kansas: 61.0%

Percentage of Family Households in Kansas: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Decatur County, Kansas

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2000        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2001        
  Single Family 4 4 $430,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $430,000
2002        
  Single Family 2 2 $143,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $143,000
2003        
  Single Family 3 3 $344,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $344,000
2004        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2005        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0
2006        
  Single Family 0 0 $0
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

0 0 $0


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Decatur County, KS): $30,257
Median Household Income In 2000 (Kansas): $40,624


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Decatur County): $45,200
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Kansas): $81,000


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Decatur County, Kansas

Utility Gas: 65.1%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 29.9%
Electricity: 2.3%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.9%
No Fuel Used: 0.8%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Decatur County, Kansas

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 2.47%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 97.53%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Decatur County): $354
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Kansas): $498
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Decatur County): $523


(updated 2010)



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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Decatur County, Kansas are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Decatur County, Kansas

Cottonwood Home Care Agency


     Address: 810 W Columbia Street, Oberlin, Kansas 67749
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 4/2/1993

Community Healthcare


     Address: 407 West Fifth Street, Mccook, Nebraska 69001
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 6/27/1996

Prn Home Health Agency


     Address: 801 N Norton Ave, Norton, Kansas 67654
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 9/1/1977

Graham Co Hospital Hha


     Address: 304 W Prout, Hill City, Kansas 67642
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 8/20/1966

L & C Home Health Agency Inc


     Address: 160 East 2nd, Colby, Kansas 67701
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 10/17/2002

Hospitals Close To Decatur County, Kansas

Community Hospital


     Address: "p O Box 1328, 1301 East H St", Mc Cook, Nebraska 69001
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Sheridan County Hospital


     Address: 826 18th Street, Hoxie, Kansas 67740
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Tri Valley Health System


     Address: "p O Box 488, 1305 West Hwy 6 & 34", Cambridge, Nebraska 69022
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Phillips County Hospital


     Address: 1150 State Street Po Box 607, Phillipsburg, Kansas 67661
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Harlan County Health System


     Address: "p O Box 836, 717 North Brown St", Alma, Nebraska 68920
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Nursing Homes Close To Decatur County, Kansas

Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County


     Address: 108 E Ash St, Oberlin, Kansas 67749
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 44
     Percent Occupied: 94%

Hillcrest Nursing Home


     Address: P O Box 1087, 309 West 7th Street, Mccook, Nebraska 69001
     Ownership: Government - County
     Number of Residents: 104
     Percent Occupied: 87%

Good Samaritan Society - Atwood


     Address: 650 Lake Rd #216, Atwood, Kansas 67730
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 40
     Percent Occupied: 87%

Good Samaritan Society - Arapahoe


     Address: P O Box 448, 601 Main Street, Arapahoe, Nebraska 68922
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 29
     Percent Occupied: 97%

Beaver City Manor


     Address: P O Box 70, 905 Floyd Street, Beaver City, Nebraska 68926
     Ownership: Government - City
     Number of Residents: 21
     Percent Occupied: 75%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Decatur County, Kansas

Name: NPPD
Address: PO Box 98; Brownville, NE 68321
Distance: 253 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Decatur County, Kansas

    Retired Workers: 670
    Disabled Workers: 85
    Widowers Workers: 100
    Spouses Workers: 65
    Children Workers: 35


(updated 2007)



Decatur County, Kansas Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 20.40%
  • Bush & Cheney 77.87%
  • Other 1.72%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Decatur County, Kansas citizens.

Relocation to Decatur County, KS

6.21 % of Decatur County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $24,571

Kansas Average 7.39 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Decatur County, KS (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Thomas County , KS 0.81 % ($21,800 AGI )

Relocation away from Decatur County, KS

7.03 % of Decatur County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $23,795

Kansas Average 7.67 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Decatur County, KS (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Kansas

Low Bracket: $15,000 (3.50%)
High Bracket: $30,000 (6.45%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Kansas

5.30%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Decatur County, Kansas is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Decatur County, Kansas


On 08/10/1996, a tornado touched down 3.01 miles from the center of Decatur County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 06/09/2005, a tornado touched down 3.39 miles from the center of Decatur County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 04/14/1998, a tornado touched down 3.39 miles from the center of Decatur County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 06/09/2005, a tornado touched down 5.43 miles from the center of Decatur County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 05/05/1983, a tornado touched down 5.52 miles from the center of Decatur County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.



Storms In Decatur County, Kansas

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Flooding        
07/16/1994, 02:00 am 0 0 $50K --
         
Hail        
09/05/2005, 05:23 pm 0 0 $1K --
08/18/1993, 05:50 pm 0 0 -- $50K
08/18/1993, 05:00 pm 0 0 $5K $500K
         
Lightning        
08/18/1997, 10:45 am 0 1 -- --
08/05/1995, 08:00 pm 0 0 $5K --
09/07/1994, 01:15 am 0 0 $35 --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
06/15/2006, 03:10 pm 0 0 $12K --
09/05/2005, 05:25 pm 0 0 $20K --
05/29/2004, 05:25 pm 0 1 -- --
         



Tornados In Decatur County, Kansas

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2005-06-09 1 25 -- 0 0 -- --
  2000-10-31 4 125 1 0 0 -- --
  1998-04-14 -- 50 1 0 0 $1K --
  1998-04-14 -- 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1996-08-10 -- 30 -- 0 0 -- --
  1990-05-18 3 50 1 0 0 $25K --
  1983-06-12 15 200 2 0 0 $3M --
  1968-06-16 -- 33 -- 0 0 -- --





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Decatur County, Kansas directly or research local government web sites.

Number of Sex Offenders In Kansas

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
3,563 3,981 4,791 5,911 11,617 9,677 6,047 6,275 7,409 7,923


(updated 2014)



Jails in Decatur County, Kansas


  • Allen County Jail


    Courthouse, 1 North Washington, Oberlin, KS 67749
    Capacity: 76
    Confined: 55

  • Decatur County Jail


    120 East Hall, Oberlin, KS 67749
    Confined: 2
    Avg. Population: 3


(updated 2006)



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