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There are 88 USDA backed residential loans in Grant county with an average loan balance of $91,548. Over 87% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 36 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $91,936. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,314 SqFt. Grant county applies the standard USDA income limits to determine loan eligibility. For a household of upto 4 people the income limit is $90,300. For a household of between 5 and 8 people the income limit is increased to $119,200.
The size of Grant County is roughly 1,491 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Grant County is 8. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.
A USDA loan is a mortgage option available to eligible homebuyers that is sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture to promote homeownership in rural communities. USDA Loans, sometimes called "RD Loans," offer 100% financing options on eligible rural properties. USDAProperties can help you find USDA properties in Grant County.
Grant County is located in the southwestern region of the great state of Kansas. It was officially established on March 20, 1888, and named after Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States. The county's area comprises 575 square miles (1,489.38 square kilometers).
Before the arrival of European settlers, the land that would become Grant County was home to various indigenous tribes, including the Arapaho, Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and Plains Apache. In the latter part of the 19th century, settlers from the Eastern United States moved into the area, attracted by the fertile soil and opportunities for agriculture. Ranching also became a significant part of the county's economy.
Grant County's largest city and the county seat is Ulysses, which was named after the county's namesake, Ulysses S. Grant. The city has a unique history of its own in order to avoid bankruptcy during the Great Depression, Ulysses citizens decided to move the entire town to a new location in 1909. They placed buildings on skids or rollers and uniquely relocated the whole town, eventually merging with another town called New Ulysses.
As a fun fact, Grant County is home to the Shockey Buffalo Kill Site, an archaeological site that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. The site offers evidence of an ancient buffalo hunting technique used by the indigenous people called "buffalo jumps," wherein hunters stampeded buffalo over cliffs or into enclosures, making it easier to harvest meat and hides. This site provides insights into the way of life and hunting practices of indigenous tribes that inhabited the area thousands of years ago.