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There are 290 USDA backed residential loans in Labette county with an average loan balance of $66,154. Over 80% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 38 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $67,273. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,476 SqFt. Labette 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 Labette County is roughly 1,691 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Labette County is 7. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.

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*Altamont   •   Angola   •   *Bartlett   •   Brownstone   •   *Chetopa   •   Dennis   •   *Edna   •   Fern   •   Garvin   •   Grove   •   *Labette   •   Laneville   •   Montana   •   *Mound Valley   •   Orchard Park   •   *Oswego   •   *Parsons   •   Penfield   •   Stover   •   Strauss   •   Valeda

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 Labette County.

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Labette County, Kansas
USDA Boundary Details

Labette County, located in the southeastern region of the great state of Kansas, was established on February 19, 1867. It was named after Pierre La Bette, a French-Canadian fur trapper who had settled in the area in the early 1800s. The county is positioned at the junction of the Neosho and Labette Rivers, with a land area of approximately 653 square miles.

Before the American Civil War, the area was home to the Osage Indian Tribe. In the mid-1850s, European settlers began arriving, attracted by the fertile soil for farming, and the rivers for transportation and water supply. The town of Oswego was founded in 1861 and became the county seat in 1867. The county saw rapid growth following the Civil War and the expansion of the railroad industry, which connected it to other parts of the country.

Labette County played a significant role in the growth of Kansas during the late 1800s, particularly through agriculture, coal mining, and manufacturing. Several cities and towns were established in the county, such as Chetopa, Parsons, and Mound Valley.

A notorious and grisly event in Labette County's history took place in the 1870s when a family of Serial Killers, known as the Bloody Benders, terrorized the locals. The Bender family, comprising of John Bender, his wife, and their two children, operated an inn and small general store near Cherryvale. They were responsible for the murders and robberies of multiple travelers passing through the area. The family fled the area after suspicions rose, and their crimes were discovered in 1873. The Bloody Benders were never found or brought to justice.

Fun fact: The first patented helicopter, known as the "Revolutor," was designed and built by William Purvis and Charles Wilson of Labette County in the early 1900s. Though their invention did not achieve commercial success, it marked an early attempt at creating a functional helicopter.

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Featured Properties from USDA Loan Eligible Regions of Labette County
26 Locust Dr
Parsons, KS

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1208 W 4th St
Coffeyville, KS

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