Kansas Ness County Public Schools

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Ness County, KS

Map of Ness CountyNess County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 1,074.7 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 2.8 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 27.9%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.23 persons compared to an average family size of 2.83 persons.

In 2005 Public administration was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $18,250. Per capita income grew by 13.8% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 3,009 Covered Employment 1,193
Growth (%) since 1990 -25.4% Average wage per job $25,389
Households (2000) 1,516 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 2.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 1,754 Average wage per job $24,705
Unemployment Rate (2005) 3.3 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County D
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $30,717 Average wage per job D
Median Household Income (2003) $36,171 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 9.1 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 84.4 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.6%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 17.9 Average wage per job $41,834

1. NESS CITY ELEMENTARY
Address: 500 E Chestnut, Ness City, KS 67560
Phone: (785) 798-2222
County: Ness County
Enrollment: 148
Grades: PK-6

2. NESS CITY HIGH
Address: 200 N 5th, Ness City, KS 67560
Phone: (785) 798-3991
County: Ness County
Enrollment: 153
Grades: 7-12

3. WESTERN PLAINS HIGH
Address: 311 West Ogden, Ransom, KS 67572
Phone: (785) 731-2352
County: Ness County
Enrollment: 46
Grades: 9-12

4. WESTERN PLAINS NORTH ELEMENTARY
Address: Po Box 218, Ransom, KS 67516
Phone: (785) 731-2434
County: Ness County
Enrollment: 37
Grades: KG-5

5. WESTERN PLAINS SOUTH ELEM/JR HIGH
Address: P.O. Box 218, Bazine, KS 67516
Phone: (785) 398-2535
County: Ness County
Enrollment: 81
Grades: KG-8

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