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There are 11 USDA backed residential loans in Jewell county with an average loan balance of $55,730. Over 63% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 39 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $56,436. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,679 SqFt. Jewell 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 Jewell County is roughly 2,370 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Jewell County is 9. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.
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*Burr Oak • Dentonia • *Esbon • *Formoso • Ionia • *Jewell • Lovewell • *Mankato • Montrose • Northbranch • Otego • *Randall • *Webber • Wesley Center
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 Jewell County.
Jewell County, Kansas, is located in the northern part of the state, established on February 26, 1867, and organized on July 14, 1870. It was named after Lieutenant Lewis R. Jewell, a Union soldier in the American Civil War who was killed in the battle of the Little Blue River on November 6, 1864. The county covers an area of 914 square miles and is bordered by Nebraska to the north and several other Kansas counties along its other sides.
European settlement in Jewell County began in the 1860s, with an influx of settlers in the 1870s driven by the promise of abundant land and opportunities offered by the Homestead Act of 1862. The county saw significant growth in population and economic development during this period, with agriculture being the primary source of livelihood and development.
The first railroad in Jewell County arrived in 1880, which was a commercial advantage that led to the growth of towns and the overall development of the county. The population of Jewell County peaked in 1910 with over 12,000 residents but has since experienced a gradual decline. As of 2020, the county's population was estimated to be around 2,900.
A fun fact about Jewell County is that it is home to Lovewell State Park, a 1,160-acre park that offers several recreational opportunities, including fishing, water sports, camping, and wildlife watching. Lovewell Reservoir, located within the park, spans over 3,000 acres and is a popular spot for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.