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There are 98 USDA backed residential loans in Rice county with an average loan balance of $72,723. Over 78% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 36 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $73,968. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,424 SqFt. Rice 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 Rice County is roughly 1,886 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Rice County is 8. Look below for the interactive county level map illustration below for more details.
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* cities most likely to have USDA loan eligible properties for sale.
*Alden • *Bushton • *Chase • Crawford • *Frederick • Galt • *Geneseo • *Little River • *Lyons • Mitchell • Pollard • *Raymond • Saxman • Silica • *Sterling
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 Rice County.
Rice County, located in the great state of Kansas, was founded on February 26, 1867. It is named in honor of Brigadier General Samuel A. Rice, a Union officer who was killed in the American Civil War during the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas, in 1864.
Spanning an area of 727 square miles, the county comprises an abundance of fertile agricultural land. The early settlers, primarily of German, Swedish, and Irish descent, established their homes and farms in the region during the late 19th century. The advent of the railroad system greatly contributed to the development and prosperity of Rice County, as new settlers were attracted to the area.
Agriculture, particularly the production of wheat and grain sorghum, has historically played a crucial role in the economy and livelihood of the county's residents. Over time, Rice County saw the establishment of several educational institutions, including the former Bethany College in 1881.
A fun fact about Rice County is that it is home to the Coronado Heights Park, a scenic hilltop park located approximately three miles north of Lindsborg, Kansas. This park is named after the legendary Spanish explorer Francisco Vzquez de Coronado, who was believed to have passed through the region in 1541 in search of the mythical Seven Cities of Gold.