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Demographics Analysis

The people of Ness 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
(Ness County, Kansas)

Male:

Under 5 years : 80

5 to 9 years : 68

10 to 14 years : 115

15 to 17 years : 68

18 and 19 years : 41

20 years : 0

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 57

25 to 29 years : 55

30 to 34 years : 59

35 to 39 years : 49

40 to 44 years : 82

45 to 49 years : 131

50 to 54 years : 117

55 to 59 years : 137

60 and 61 years : 30

62 to 64 years : 44

65 and 66 years : 34

67 to 69 years : 38

70 to 74 years : 77

75 to 79 years : 49

80 to 84 years : 61

85 years and over : 55

Female:

Under 5 years : 89

5 to 9 years : 118

10 to 14 years : 51

15 to 17 years : 40

18 and 19 years : 28

20 years : 6

21 years : 9

22 to 24 years : 54

25 to 29 years : 45

30 to 34 years : 46

35 to 39 years : 63

40 to 44 years : 93

45 to 49 years : 123

50 to 54 years : 126

55 to 59 years : 62

60 and 61 years : 47

62 to 64 years : 50

65 and 66 years : 13

67 to 69 years : 69

70 to 74 years : 79

75 to 79 years : 100

80 to 84 years : 94

85 years and over : 97


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Ness County, Kansas)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 1,785

Multiple ancestry : 825

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 19

Ancestry not reported : 320


(updated 2009)



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

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 2,885

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 : 38

Not a U.S. citizen : 26


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Ness County, Kansas)

Total:

Under 5 years : 169

5 to 17 years : 460

18 to 24 years : 195

25 to 34 years : 205

35 to 44 years : 287

45 to 54 years : 497

55 to 59 years : 199

60 and 61 years : 77

62 to 64 years : 94

65 to 74 years : 310

75 years and over : 456

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 146

5 to 17 years : 386

18 to 24 years : 141

25 to 34 years : 115

35 to 44 years : 227

45 to 54 years : 395

55 to 59 years : 156

60 and 61 years : 65

62 to 64 years : 76

65 to 74 years : 249

75 years and over : 381

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 23

5 to 17 years : 57

18 to 24 years : 53

25 to 34 years : 67

35 to 44 years : 60

45 to 54 years : 96

55 to 59 years : 31

60 and 61 years : 12

62 to 64 years : 18

65 to 74 years : 58

75 years and over : 73

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 : 0

5 to 17 years : 17

18 to 24 years : 1

25 to 34 years : 23

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 6

55 to 59 years : 12

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 3

75 years and over : 2


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Ness County, Kansas)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,138

Female : 1,199

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 265

Female : 283

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 0

Foreign born:

Male : 44

Female : 20


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Ness County, Kansas)

Born in state of residence : 2,310

Born in other state in the United States : 506

Native: born outside the United States : 0

Foreign born : 42


(updated 2009)



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

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 276

Now married, except separated : 1,207

Divorced : 170

Separated : 7

Widowed : 224

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 59

Now married, except separated : 341

Divorced : 47

Separated : 0

Widowed : 33

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 18

Now married, except separated : 33

Divorced : 8

Separated : 0

Widowed : 5


(updated 2009)



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

Speak only English : 2,702

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 19

Speak English less than "very well" : 40

German:

Speak English "very well" : 14

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Russian:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 3

Other Slavic languages:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 2


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Ness County, Kansas

  • German: 1,754   (49.1%)
  • English: 339   (9.5%)
  • Irish: 339   (9.5%)
  • United States Or American: 242   (6.8%)
  • Other Groups: 219   (6.1%)
  • Russian: 97   (2.7%)
  • French (except Basque): 82   (2.3%)
  • Dutch: 73   (2.0%)
  • Italian: 58   (1.6%)
  • Scotch-irish: 53   (1.5%)
  • Czech: 50   (1.4%)
  • Swedish: 47   (1.3%)
  • Scottish: 42   (1.2%)
  • Swiss: 40   (1.1%)
  • Norwegian: 22   (0.6%)
  • Polish: 20   (0.6%)
  • French Canadian: 14   (0.4%)
  • Welsh: 12   (0.3%)
  • European: 11   (0.3%)
  • Austrian: 10   (0.3%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 9   (0.3%)
  • Danish: 9   (0.3%)
  • German Russian: 7   (0.2%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 5   (0.1%)
  • Australian: 5   (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 4   (0.1%)
  • Celtic: 3   (0.1%)
  • British: 2   (0.1%)
  • Finnish: 2   (0.1%)
  • Northern European: 1   (0.0%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Ness County, Kansas is 2,949



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Ness County, Kansas: 1,447
Female Population in Ness County, Kansas: 1,502


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Ness County, Kansas: 46.6
Median Female Resident Age in Ness County, Kansas: 49.6


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Kansas is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Ness County, Kansas


White


Both sexes

49.0

Male

48.0

Female

50.3

Black or African American


Both sexes

13.0

Male

22.0

Female

10.0

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

27.0

Male

38.5

Female

20.5

Asian


Both sexes

27.0

Male

36.5

Female

18.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

23.0

Male

27.5

Female

16.8

Two or More Races


Both sexes

29.0

Male

44.0

Female

13.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

17.3

Male

19.5

Female

16.3

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

50.0

Male

49.0

Female

51.5


(updated 2010)



Races in Ness County, Kansas


  • White: 2,858
  • African American: 0
  • American Indian: 9
  • Asian: 0
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 39
  • Two or More Races: 43



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

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

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

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 5   (0.41%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 8   (0.66%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 81   (6.71%)
  • 9th Grade: 22   (1.82%)
  • 10th Grade: 18   (1.49%)
  • 11th Grade: 21   (1.74%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 30   (2.48%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 468   (38.74%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 77   (6.37%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 206   (17.05%)
  • Associate Degree: 37   (3.06%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 174   (14.4%)
  • Master's Degree: 43   (3.56%)
  • Professional School Degree: 12   (0.99%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 6   (0.5%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 2   (0.16%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 3   (0.23%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 77   (5.97%)
  • 9th Grade: 45   (3.49%)
  • 10th Grade: 26   (2.02%)
  • 11th Grade: 24   (1.86%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 27   (2.09%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 444   (34.42%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 134   (10.39%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 191   (14.81%)
  • Associate Degree: 106   (8.22%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 150   (11.63%)
  • Master's Degree: 53   (4.11%)
  • Professional School Degree: 8   (0.62%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Ness County, Kansas

  • Ness City


    ( Grades: K-12, Location: 414 E Chestnut St, Ness City, KS 67560, Phone: (785) 798-2210, Students: 299 )

  • Western Plains


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: Po Box 218, Bazine, KS 67516, Phone: (785) 398-2535, Students: 199 )

  • Nes Tre La Go


    ( Location: Box 128, Utica, KS 67584, Phone: (785) 391-2281, )

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

  • Ness City Elem


    ( Grades: K-6, Location: 500 E Chestnut, Ness City, KS 67560, Phone: (785) 798-2222, Students: 161 )

  • Western Plains South Elem/jr High


    ( Grades: KG-8, Location: P.o. Box 218, Bazine, KS 67516, Phone: (785) 398-2535, Students: 75 )

  • Western Plains North Elem


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: Po Box 218, Bazine, KS 67516, Phone: (785) 731-2434, Students: 52 )

  • Utica Elem


    ( Location: Box 128, Utica, KS 67584, Phone: (785) 391-2281, )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Ness County, Kansas

  • Ness City High


    ( Grades: 7-12, Location: 200 N 5th, Ness City, KS 67560, Phone: (785) 798-3991, Students: 138 )

  • Western Plains High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 311 West Ogden, Ransom, KS 67572, Phone: (785) 731-2352, Students: 72 )

Largest Schools (Private) In Ness County, Kansas

  • Sacred Heart School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: 510 S School Street, Ness City, KS 67560, Phone: (785) 798-3530, Students: 61 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Ness County, Kansas

  • Brownell Public Library


    201 S. Sixth Street, Brownell, KS 67521

  • Ness City Public Library


    113 South Iowa, Ness City, KS 67560

  • Ransom Public Library


    411 S. Vermont, Ransom, KS 67572

  • Utica Library Association


    101 E Bell, Utica, KS 67584

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Ness County, Kansas


  • Ness County Bank Building


    Po Box 6, Ness City, KS 67560

  • Ness County Historical Society


    Po Box 393 505a S Penn Ave, Ness City, KS 67560

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Ness 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 Ness County, Kansas.

Area Features of Ness County, Kansas


Airport


(1) Ness City Municipal Airport  

Building


(1) Bazine City Hall   (2) Bazine Rural Fire Department   (3) Brownell Fire Department   (4) Brownell Public Library   (5) Buda Community Hall   (6) Lane County Rural Fire Department Beeler Station   (7) Lane County Rural Fire Department Pendennis Station   (8) Ness City Fire Department   (9) Ness City Public Library   (10) Ness City Town Hall   (11) Ness County Ambulance Service   (12) Ness County Courthouse   (13) Ness County Health Department   (14) Ness County Historical Society   (15) Ness County Jail   (16) Ness County Sheriff S Office   (17) North Ness County Emergency Medical Services   (18) Ransom Nevada Township Fire District   (19) Ransom City Hall   (20) Ransom Public Library   (21) Utica - Ohio Township Fire Department   (22) Utica City Hall   (23) Utica Public Library  

Cemetery


(1) Amish Cemetery   (2) Arnold Cemetery   (3) Bazine Cemetery   (4) Beeler Cemetery   (5) Brownwell Cemetery   (6) Buda Cemetery   (7) Chenoworth Cemetery   (8) Cyrus Cemetery   (9) Dagenett Cemetery   (10) Fairview Cemetery   (11) Kunze Cemetery   (12) North Star Cemetery   (13) Prairie Chapel Cemetery   (14) Ramsey Cemetery   (15) Ransom Cemetery   (16) Riverside Cemetery   (17) Sacred Heart Cemetery   (18) Saint John The Baptist Cemetery   (19) Saint Mary S Cemetery   (20) Thomas Cemetery   (21) Utica Cemetery   (22) Vansburgh Cemetery   (23) White Rock Cemetery  

Church


(1) Arnold United Methodist Church   (2) Bazine Seventh Day Adventist Church   (3) Bazine United Methodist Church   (4) Church Of Christ   (5) First Baptist Church   (6) First Christian Church   (7) Ness City Assembly Of God Church   (8) Ness City United Methodist Church   (9) Our Redeemer Lutheran Church   (10) Ransom United Methodist Church   (11) Sacred Heart Catholic Church   (12) Saint Luke Lutheran Church   (13) Saint Paul Congregational Church   (14) Utica United Methodist Church  

Civil


(1) City Of Bazine   (2) City Of Brownell   (3) City Of Ness City   (4) City Of Ransom   (5) City Of Utica   (6) Ness County   (7) Township Of Bazine   (8) Township Of Center   (9) Township Of Eden   (10) Township Of Forrester   (11) Township Of Franklin   (12) Township Of Highpoint   (13) Township Of Johnson   (14) Township Of Nevada   (15) Township Of Ohio   (16) Township Of Waring   (17) Township Of White Rock  

Hospital


(1) Grisell Memorial Hospital District One   (2) Ness County Hospital  

Locale


(1) Bazine Wastewater Plant   (2) Bonnie Doon Historical   (3) Buda Historical   (4) Challacombe Historical   (5) Cowboy Historical   (6) Cutts Historical   (7) D E Bondurant Grain Company Grain Elevator Number 1   (8) D E Bondurant Grain Company Grain Elevator Number 2   (9) Danby Historical   (10) Dodge City Co - Operative Exchange Grain Elevator Number 2   (11) Drake Historical   (12) Forrester Historical   (13) Francis Historical   (14) Frankville Historical   (15) Gibson Historical   (16) Kansada Historical   (17) Laness Historical   (18) Manteno Historical   (19) Manteno Community Hall   (20) Ness City Wastewater Plant   (21) Ness County Country Club   (22) Ness County Fairgrounds   (23) Nevada Historical   (24) Nonchalanta Historical   (25) Pageton Historical   (26) Pawnee Valley Historical   (27) Pendennis   (28) Ransom Sewer Treatment Plant   (29) Schoharie Historical   (30) Sidney Historical   (31) Sodville Historical   (32) Templeton Historical   (33) Utica Wastewater Plant  

Oilfield


(1) Aldrich Northeast Oil Field   (2) Aldrich Oil Field   (3) Arnold Southwest Oil Field   (4) Dickman Oil Field   (5) Dumler Oil Field   (6) Margheim Oil Field   (7) Petersilie Oil Field   (8) Riverside Oil Field   (9) Schaben Oil Field   (10) Sunshine Oil Field  

Populated Place


(1) Alanthus   (2) Arnold   (3) Bazine   (4) Beeler   (5) Brownell   (6) Harold   (7) Laird   (8) Ness City   (9) Osgood   (10) Ransom   (11) Riverside   (12) Utica  

Post Office


(1) Bazine Post Office   (2) Brownell Post Office   (3) Ness City Post Office   (4) Ransom Post Office   (5) Utica Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Goose Lake  

School


(1) Ness City Elementary School   (2) Ness City High School   (3) Ransom Junior High School   (4) Sacred Heart Elementary School   (5) Utica Elementary School   (6) Utica High School   (7) Western Plains High School   (8) Western Plains North Elementary School   (9) Western Plains South Elementary Junior High School  

Stream


(1) Bazine Dry Creek   (2) Big Rimber Creek   (3) Big Windy Creek   (4) Cold Springs Branch   (5) Cottonwood Creek   (6) Darr Creek   (7) Downer Creek   (8) East Branch Sand Creek   (9) Forrester Creek   (10) Gibson Creek   (11) Hackberry Creek   (12) Long Branch   (13) Middle Fork Walnut Creek   (14) North Fork Forrester Creek   (15) North Fork Walnut Creek   (16) Rattlesnake Creek   (17) South Fork Walnut Creek   (18) Spring Creek   (19) Wild Horse Creek  

Summit


(1) Round House Rock  

Valley


(1) Goat Canyon   (2) Guzzlers Gulch  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Ness County, Kansas

67560 (pop. 1,843) 67572 (pop. 534) 67516 (pop. 436)
67584 (pop. 346) 67521 (pop. 218) 67515 (pop. 125)
67518 (pop. 117)    


Counties Nearby Ness County, Kansas

Trego County, KS  (pop. 2,949) 28.5 Miles
Hodgeman County, KS  (pop. 1,960) 30.9 Miles
Rush County, KS  (pop. 3,203) 31.3 Miles
Lane County, KS  (pop. 1,661) 32.2 Miles
Ellis County, KS  (pop. 28,977) 40.4 Miles
Pawnee County, KS  (pop. 6,394) 44.2 Miles
Gove County, KS  (pop. 2,599) 45.0 Miles



Area Code(s) in Ness County, Kansas

785



Elevation in Ness County, Kansas is 2,421.0 ft. (738.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Ness County, Kansas

Lat: 38.526299 N        Long: -99.890005 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Ness 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 Ness County, Kansas

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 19   (1.2%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 20   (1.3%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 44   (2.9%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 101   (6.6%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 165   (10.7%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 261   (17.0%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 414   (26.9%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 244   (15.9%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 55   (3.6%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 74   (4.8%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 20   (1.3%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 16   (1.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 53   (3.4%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 51   (3.3%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Ness County, Kansas)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 1,043

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 71

In 3-person carpool : 24

In 4-person carpool : 9

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 5

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 : 0

Bicycle : 12

Walked : 88

Other means : 25

Worked at home : 121


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Ness County, Kansas)

Less than 5 minutes : 408

5 to 9 minutes : 314

10 to 14 minutes : 139

15 to 19 minutes : 125

20 to 24 minutes : 74

25 to 29 minutes : 18

30 to 34 minutes : 123

35 to 39 minutes : 3

40 to 44 minutes : 7

45 to 59 minutes : 18

60 to 89 minutes : 32

90 or more minutes : 16


(updated 2009)



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

With Social Security income : 496

No Social Security income : 846


(updated 2009)



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

With retirement income : 175

No retirement income : 1,167


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Ness County, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 24

$10,000 to $14,999 : 37

$15,000 to $19,999 : 16

$20,000 to $24,999 : 17

$25,000 to $29,999 : 64

$30,000 to $34,999 : 38

$35,000 to $39,999 : 79

$40,000 to $44,999 : 58

$45,000 to $49,999 : 92

$50,000 to $59,999 : 108

$60,000 to $74,999 : 100

$75,000 to $99,999 : 98

$100,000 to $124,999 : 80

$125,000 to $149,999 : 11

$150,000 to $199,999 : 19

$200,000 or more : 44


(updated 2009)



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

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $52,837


(updated 2009)



Occupations in Ness County, Kansas

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 381  (40.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 43  (4.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 93  (9.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 53  (5.6%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 198  (21.0%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 282  (38.0%)
  • Service Occupations: 148  (19.9%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 273  (36.7%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 4  (0.5%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 3  (0.4%)


(updated 2010)





Employment Rate In Ness County, Kansas

Employed: 1,618
Unemployed: 51



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

Ground Water

 
Fresh 4.96 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 4.96 Mgal/d
 

Surface Water

 
Fresh 0.00 Mgal/d
Saline 0.00 Mgal/d

Total 0.00 Mgal/d





There are 483 Farms In Ness County, Kansas


(updated 2008)



Banks In Ness County, Kansas

The First State Bank Of Ransom - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $94.3k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

Community Bank Of The Midwest - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $156.1k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 5

The First State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $68k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 30

Farmers Bank & Trust - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $710.1k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 12

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Ness County, Kansas

  • Hays Regional


    (about 39.8 miles in Antonino, Kansas; Airport Code: HYS)

  • Hays Municipal


    (about 39.9 miles in Antonino, Kansas; Airport Code: HYS)

  • Dodge City Regional


    (about 53.0 miles in Dodge City, Kansas; Airport Code: DDC)

  • Cimarron Municipal


    (about 54.2 miles in Cimarron, Kansas; Airport Code: UXS)

  • Great Bend Municipal


    (about 56.9 miles in Dundee, Kansas; Airport Code: GBD)

  • Garden City Regional


    (about 61.3 miles in Garden City, Kansas; Airport Code: GCK)

  • Garden City Municipal


    (about 61.5 miles in Garden City, Kansas; Airport Code: GCK)

  • Russell Municipal


    (about 62.9 miles in Russell, Kansas; Airport Code: RSL)

  • Pratt Regional


    (about 84.3 miles in Cullison, Kansas; Airport Code: PTT)

  • Murray


    (about 86.8 miles in Colby, Kansas; Airport Code: CBK)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Ness County, Kansas

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

71.91%

Carpooled

12.06%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.24%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.12%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.12%

Walked

7.20%

Other Means

0.60%

Worked At Home

7.74%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Ness 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
(Ness County, Kansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 785

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 50

Female householder, no husband present : 50

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 409

Householder not living alone : 48


(updated 2009)



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

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 29

Female householder and female partner : 8

Female householder and male partner : 6

All other households : 1,299


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Ness County, Kansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 678

Renter-occupied housing units : 107

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 27

Renter-occupied housing units : 23

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 26

Renter-occupied housing units : 24

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 324

Renter-occupied housing units : 133


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Ness County, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 101

$10,000 to $14,999 : 84

$15,000 to $19,999 : 77

$20,000 to $24,999 : 54

$25,000 to $29,999 : 100

$30,000 to $34,999 : 93

$35,000 to $39,999 : 117

$40,000 to $44,999 : 67

$45,000 to $49,999 : 100

$50,000 to $59,999 : 157

$60,000 to $74,999 : 107

$75,000 to $99,999 : 104

$100,000 to $124,999 : 82

$125,000 to $149,999 : 25

$150,000 to $199,999 : 27

$200,000 or more : 47


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Ness County, Kansas)

Total : 1,738


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Ness County, Kansas)

Occupied : 1,342

Vacant : 396


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Ness County, Kansas)

Median number of rooms : 6


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Ness County, Kansas)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 25

Built 1990 to 1999 : 57

Built 1980 to 1989 : 166

Built 1970 to 1979 : 226

Built 1960 to 1969 : 207

Built 1950 to 1959 : 255

Built 1940 to 1949 : 239

Built 1939 or earlier : 563


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Ness County, Kansas)

Utility gas : 687

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 477

Electricity : 100

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 18

Coal or coke : 3

Wood : 29

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 28

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Ness County, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 95

$10,000 to $14,999 : 58

$15,000 to $19,999 : 29

$20,000 to $24,999 : 75

$25,000 to $29,999 : 59

$30,000 to $34,999 : 82

$35,000 to $39,999 : 35

$40,000 to $49,999 : 107

$50,000 to $59,999 : 70

$60,000 to $69,999 : 78

$70,000 to $79,999 : 64

$80,000 to $89,999 : 62

$90,000 to $99,999 : 43

$100,000 to $124,999 : 105

$125,000 to $149,999 : 23

$150,000 to $174,999 : 19

$175,000 to $199,999 : 2

$200,000 to $249,999 : 36

$250,000 to $299,999 : 4

$300,000 to $399,999 : 2

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 7

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Ness 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 : 9

Home equity loan only : 22

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 331

Housing units without a mortgage : 693


(updated 2009)



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

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $34,400

Built 1990 to 1999 : $110,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $81,900

Built 1970 to 1979 : $65,900

Built 1960 to 1969 : $73,200

Built 1950 to 1959 : $44,500

Built 1940 to 1949 : $39,000

Built 1939 or earlier : $36,000


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Ness County, Kansas: 64.0%

Percentage of Family Households in Kansas: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Building Permits in Ness 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 3 3 $135,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $135,500
2001        
  Single Family 2 2 $260,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $260,000
2002        
  Single Family 1 1 $10,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1 1 $10,000
2003        
  Single Family 3 3 $195,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $195,000
2004        
  Single Family 1 1 $145,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1 1 $145,000
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 (Ness County, KS): $32,340
Median Household Income In 2000 (Kansas): $40,624


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Ness County): $41,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Kansas): $81,000


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Ness County, Kansas

Utility Gas: 52.8%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 36.7%
Electricity: 6.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.9%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 1.6%
Solar Energy: 0.2%
Other Fuel: 1.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.5%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





Population in Group Quarters in Ness County, Kansas

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 4.29%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 95.71%


(updated 2010)







Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Ness County): $340
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Kansas): $498
Fair Market Rent in 2007 (Ness County): $563


(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 Ness County, Kansas are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Ness County, Kansas

Ness Co Hospital Home Care Services


     Address: 312 E Custer, Ness City, Kansas 67560
     Ownership: Government - Local
     Certified Date: 12/5/1994

Trego County Home Health


     Address: 320 N 13th Street, Wakeeney, Kansas 67672
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 2/9/1995

Good Sam Society Home Health Of Central Ks


     Address: 1008 East 17th Street, Hays, Kansas 67601
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 3/24/2005

Professional Home Health Services


     Address: 1307 Lawrence Drive, Hays, Kansas 67601
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 12/10/1990

Gove County Medical Center Hha


     Address: 520 West Fifth Street, Quinter, Kansas 67752
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 8/14/1984

Hospitals Close To Ness County, Kansas

Grisell Memorial Hospital District #1


     Address: 210 South Vermont Avenue, Ransom, Kansas 67572
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Ness County Hospital District #2


     Address: 312 Custer Street, Ness City, Kansas 67560
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Hodgeman County Health Center


     Address: 809 Bramley Po Box 310, Jetmore, Kansas 67854
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Hays Medical Center


     Address: 2220 Canterbury Drive, Hays, Kansas 67601
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Western Plains Medical Complex


     Address: 3001 Avenue A, Dodge City, Kansas 67801
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Proprietary

Nursing Homes Close To Ness County, Kansas

Rush County Nursing Home


     Address: 701 W 6th St, La Crosse, Kansas 67548
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 45
     Percent Occupied: 80%

Good Samaritan Society - Hays


     Address: 2700 Canal Blvd, Hays, Kansas 67601
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 75
     Percent Occupied: 97%

Good Samaritan Society - Ellis


     Address: 1101 Spruce St, Ellis, Kansas 67637
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 42
     Percent Occupied: 81%

St John's Of Hays


     Address: 2401 Canterbury, Hays, Kansas 67601
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 57
     Percent Occupied: 95%

Larned Healthcare Center


     Address: 1114 W 11th St, Larned, Kansas 67550
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 47
     Percent Occupied: 59%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Ness County, Kansas

Name: Wolf Creek
Address: PO Box 411; Burlington, KS 66839-0411
Distance: 226 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Ness County, Kansas

    Retired Workers: 675
    Disabled Workers: 55
    Widowers Workers: 105
    Spouses Workers: 65
    Children Workers: 35


(updated 2007)



Ness County, Kansas Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 21.01%
  • Bush & Cheney 77.39%
  • Other 1.60%



(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 Ness County, Kansas citizens.

Relocation to Ness County, KS

5.08 % of Ness County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $35,344

Kansas Average 7.39 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

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

Relocation away from Ness County, KS

7.29 % of Ness 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 $31,223

Kansas Average 7.67 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

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

  • Ellis County , KS 1.40 % ($22,556 AGI )


(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 Ness County, Kansas is based on over 50 years of data.

Tornado Information For Ness County, Kansas


On 04/30/1993, a tornado touched down 0.69 miles from the center of Ness County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

On 08/03/1994, a tornado touched down 6.5 miles from the center of Ness County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 05/31/1996, a tornado touched down 6.74 miles from the center of Ness County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 0 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.

On 06/09/1971, a tornado touched down 7.04 miles from the center of Ness County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 2 . There were 1 injuries and 0 fatalities. Damages ranged from $50,000-$500,000.

On 05/31/1996, a tornado touched down 7.42 miles from the center of Ness County, Kansas. The tornado was rated a category 1 . There were 0 injuries and 0 fatalities.



Storms In Ness County, Kansas

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Hail        
06/08/1995, 02:56 am 0 0 $25K --
06/07/1995, 09:56 pm 0 0 $10K --
05/22/1995, 03:15 pm 0 0 $5K --
04/30/1993, 06:38 pm 0 0 $5K --
         
Lightning        
05/05/1996, 03:09 am 0 0 $1K --
         
Thunderstorm Wind        
06/15/2004, 01:05 am 0 0 $6K --
06/21/1998, 10:45 pm 0 0 $10K --
07/05/1997, 05:20 pm 0 0 $1K --
07/13/1996, 09:53 pm 0 0 $7K --
07/01/1994, 07:20 pm 0 0 $50K --
         



Tornados In Ness County, Kansas

    Length Width F-Scale Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage

Tornado

  2005-06-09 2 50 1 0 0 -- --
  2005-06-09 6 200 3 0 0 -- --
  2005-06-09 1 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  2005-06-09 2 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  2004-05-16 1 100 1 0 0 $10K --
  2001-08-23 1 75 -- 0 0 -- --
  1997-05-25 1 50 -- 0 0 -- --
  1993-04-30 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1992-09-06 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1992-09-06 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1992-09-06 -- 10 -- 0 0 -- --
  1972-04-30 7 440 3 0 0 $3K --
  1972-04-30 13 300 3 0 0 $25K --
  1971-06-09 8 117 2 0 1 $250K --
  1971-05-17 19 33 2 0 0 $250K --
  1969-07-09 1 100 1 0 0 -- --
  1960-05-03 6 1,000 -- 0 0 $3K --
  1959-05-25 -- 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 Ness 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 Ness County, Kansas


  • Ness County Jail


    221 West Main Street, Ness City, KS 67560
    Confined: 4
    Avg. Population: 3


(updated 2006)



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