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There are 134 USDA backed residential loans in Harvey county with an average loan balance of $105,028. Over 78% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 37 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $105,542. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,412 SqFt. Harvey 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 Harvey County is roughly 1,396 square kilometers. USDA defined regions of rural loan ineligibility in Harvey cover 96 square kilometers of the county. Approximately 6.9% of Harvey County is ineligible for traditional USDA home loans. The influence score for Harvey County is 2. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.


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Alta Mills   •   Annelly   •   *Burrton   •   *Halstead   •   *Hesston   •   McGraw   •   McLains   •   Newton   •   *North Newton   •   Patterson   •   Paxton   •   Putnam   •   Sand Creek   •   *Sedgwick   •   Van Arsdale   •   *Walton   •   Zimmerdale

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 Harvey County.

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Harvey County, Kansas
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Harvey County is located in south-central Kansas and was established in 1872. The county was named in honor of James M. Harvey, a Captain in the Union Army during the Civil War, and the 5th Governor of Kansas from 1869 to 1873.

The area that would become Harvey County was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes before the arrival of European settlers in the mid-1800s. The county developed rapidly over the next few decades with the expansion of the railroad and the influx of settlers seeking opportunities in agriculture and manufacturing.

Newton, the largest city in Harvey County, was founded in 1871 as a railroad junction by the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. The city became a hub for cattle drives coming from Texas along the Chisholm Trail. In the late 1800s, the railway industry played a significant role in shaping the economy and growth of the county.

Major industries in Harvey County have included milling, agriculture, and meatpacking. Today, the county has a diverse economic base, with significant employment in manufacturing, education, health care, and retail sectors.

A fun fact about Harvey County is that it was the site of the historic Chisholm Trail, a major cattle-driving route from Texas to Kansas from 1867 to 1884. Thousands of longhorn cattle were driven through the county to railheads to be shipped to eastern markets, and the cattle trade played an important role in the local economy at that time.


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