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Rice County, KS Public Records

District Court
101 W Commercial
Lyons, KS 67554 ricecounty.us/departments/distric...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 620-257-2383
F: 620-257-3826
Jurisdiction: Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil, Small Claims, Juvenile, Eviction, Family, Probate
Restricted Records: No juvenile unless designated by judge, mental health, sealed or expunged records released
Probate fax is same as main fax number. Email for civil request ONLY is rcdcpublic@ricecocthse.com.
Lyons Municipal Court
201 West Main
Lyons, KS 67554 www.lyonsks.org/index.aspx?nid=563
Hours: 8AM-5PM M-F; 8AM-Noon S CST
P: 620-257-2320
Jurisdiction: Ordinances, Traffic
Court is open 8AM till Noon on Sat.
Sterling Municipal Court
PO Box 287
Sterling, KS 67579 www.sterling-kansas.com/index.asp...
Hours: 8AM-5PM CST
P: 620-278-3423
F: 620-278-2866
Couriers: 114 N Broadway
Sterling, KS 67579
Jurisdiction: Ordinances, Traffic

Rice County, KS Vital Records

Contact the Rice County Office of the County Register of Deeds if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Rice County
County Register of Deeds
ricecounty.us/departments/registe...
8AM-5PM CST
Phone: 620-257-2931
Fax: 620-257-5221
Recorded Documents

Rice County Vital Certificates

Rice County Vital Certificates

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Rice County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 726.58 sq mi
Population (2009): 10,079
  • Females: 51.4%
  • White: 95.6%
  • Black/African American: 1.6%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 8.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 87.1%
Population Change (2000-2009): -682
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 2.2%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 4.9%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 12.7%
High School Graduates (2000): 83.4%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 17.5%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.44
Housing Units (2000): 4,609
Homeownership Rate (2000): 76.6%
Migration Flow to Rice County, KS from (2007-2008):

Rice County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $143,219
  • Construction: $4,994
  • Retail Trade: $7,899
  • Professional and Technical Services: $3,837
  • Healthcare: $0
  • Banking: $7,957
  • Retail Trade: $7,899
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $2,304
  • Manufacturing: $23,814
  • Farms: $3,674
  • Government: $36,726
Employed (2000): 4,991
Unemployed (2000): 307
Unemployment Rate (2009): 5.0%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $24,435
Local Government Employment (2007): 1,052
Local Government Revenue (2007): $33,407 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $15,787 (thou. dol.)

Rice County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 132
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.1
Deaths (2007): 110
  • Per 1,000 population: 11.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 1
  • Per 1,000 population: 7.6

Rice County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 20
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 0
  • Forcible rape: 2
  • Robbery: 0
  • Aggravated Assault: 18
Property Crimes (2008): 118
  • Burglary: 39
  • Larceny-Theft: 74
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 5

Rice County Genealogy Records