In 2020, Rice County, KS had a population of 9.53k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $49,688. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Rice County, KS declined from 9,658 to 9,532, a −1.3% decrease and its median household income declined from $53,012 to $49,688, a −6.27% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rice County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.6%), White (Hispanic) (7.69%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.02%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.9%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.86%).
None of the households in Rice County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
97.2% of the residents in Rice County, KS are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Rice County, KS are Sterling College (104 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Rice County, KS was $79,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%. Most people in Rice County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Rice County, KS was 2 cars per household.