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There are 45 USDA backed residential loans in Stevens county with an average loan balance of $92,675. Over 77% of the loans helped first time home buyers. Borrowers were an average age of 38 years old. The typical appraised home value was around $94,383. On average the rural home size purchased with this loan was approximately 1,427 SqFt. Stevens 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 Stevens County is roughly 1,884 square kilometers. There are no geographical USDA loan restrictions in this county. The influence score for Stevens 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 Stevens County.
Stevens County is located in the southwestern region of the great state of Kansas. Established on March 6, 1873, and named in honor of Thaddeus Stevens, a lawyer, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, and a key figure in the nation's early Republican party, the county covers an area of approximately 728 square miles.
Originally part of the Indian territory, the lands for Stevens County were purchased by the United States through the Medicine Lodge Treaty in 1867. However, the county remained largely unsettled until the 1880s when the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway established a branch line, bringing new settlers to the area. Agriculture became the primary economic driver, with farmers cultivating crops such as wheat, corn, and sorghum.
The first post office in Stevens County was established in 1886 at the town of Hugoton, which later became the county seat. In the late 19th century, a region known as the "Hugoton Gas Area" was discovered, giving birth to natural gas and oil production in the county.
One fun fact about Stevens County is the historic connection to the so-called "Stevens County Gas War" which took place in the 1880s. This event witnessed rival drilling companies from Kansas and the "No Man's Land" (now Oklahoma) engaging in a violent conflict over gas and mineral rights in the area. The gas war eventually ended after intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court, which settled the dispute in favor of Kansas in 1890.