Moving to Chase County

Rural Opportunity Zone
Chase County has been designated as a Rural Opportunity Zone. By moving to Chase County, you may qualify for a Kansas income tax waiver for up to five years.

To be eligible for Kansas income tax waivers, individuals must have:

  • Established residency in Chase County on or after July 1, 2011
  • Lived outside Kansas for five or more years immediately prior to establishing residency in a Chase County
  • Earned less than $10,000 in Kansas Source Income in each of the five years immediately prior to establishing residency in Chase County

For more information visit the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Jobs
Local industries include livestock/ranching, light manufacturing, tourism and ag support services.
USD 284 Employment
LMI Aerospace Careers

Rather work for yourself? Chase County is the perfect place to escape the rat race and become your own boss. See our Opportunities for Entrepreneurs.

Schools
Chase County has excellent, safe public schools. Our Elementary school won the 2014 Kansas Green School of the Year award for its Outdoor Learning Center. Higher education opportunities are available nearby in Emporia, 20 minutes from Chase County, at Flint Hills Technical College and Emporia State University.

Housing
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Health Services
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Senior and Assisted Living Services
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County Quick Facts:

  • Population: 2,757
  • Population per square mile: 3.9
  • Distance to nearest city: 23 miles (Emporia)
  • Distance to major metro: 74 miles (Topeka)
  • Newspaper: Chase County Leader News
  • Airport: FAA LID: 9K0
  • Major Highways: Scenic Byway 177, US 50, I-35
  • Average High Temp in January: 28.7
  • Average High Temp in July: 79.6

 COUNTY UTILITIES


ELECTRIC

Westar Energy
Residential: 800-383-1183
Business: 800-401-5666
Power Outage Reporting: 800-544-4857

GAS

Atmos Energy
888-286-6700
800-322-8667 Gas Emergency

WATER

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TELEPHONE

AT&T
Residential: 464-7928
Business: 800-499-7928
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TV

Cable One
620-342-3535
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Direct TV
855-678-2754
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Dish TV
877-894-7575
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Small Town, Big Rolls!

Small Town, Big Rolls!

Toni Schneider works for the community she loves By Brogan Gillmore During the hot spring days of late May, Chase County holds its annual rodeo, with bull riding, mutton busting, calf scrambles and plenty of beer. And in the thick of it all is Toni Schneider, director of the Chase County Chamber of Commerce, and…

SOLD OUT!!

SOLD OUT!!

Annual River Suite Event June 14th THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW! CALL THE CHAMBER OFFICE AT 620-273-8469 for the waiting list! TICKETS ARE $75 EACH. .

Head to Chase County

Head to Chase County

So much to do this Weekend! https://chasecountychamber.org/events/

Grand Re-opening Celebration, Ribbon Cutting

Grand Re-opening Celebration, Ribbon Cutting

April 27th at 4:00, 325 Broadway Cottonwood Falls Come Join Metamorphosis in celebration of the Grand Re-opening of our beautiful new location April 26th from 4-7 pm. Take a tour of the new spa and enjoy complimentary hor d’ oeuvres and beverages. We will be offering special discounts for services. Also, don’t forget to sign…

HS Baseball Alumni Game & Fundraiser Auction
Weda Skirts at Pioneer Bluffs

Weda Skirts at Pioneer Bluffs

Weda Skirts (formerly “The Skirts”) hail from the Flint Hills, with original music that speaks from–and to–the heart. If you have heard them before – you know not to miss it!If you’ve never heard them – you don’t want to miss it! 4:30 p.m. – Chili Feed • Chili feed – a variety of tasty…

Prairie Pastimes Spring Open House

Prairie Pastimes Spring Open House

It’s spring again – FINALLY – and Prairie PastTimes is ready to say goodbye to winter and return to full time hours. We invite old friends and new to join us at our Spring Open House Saturday March 30, 2019. There are new artists to see, music, refreshments, and a demonstration by one of our…

20th Anniversary Show-Friday Night Music

20th Anniversary Show-Friday Night Music

Help us celebrate 20 years of this 8 Wonders of Kansas Customs with a Special Concert Program: terrific line-up of over 30 of our regularly-appearing musicians – each sharing their favorite song, followed by an open Jam Session. FREE Admission. Note special 7:00 Start Time (usually is 7:30). Refreshments provided (you’re invited to bring a…

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

Shop for Your Valentine or Yourself!

The weather will be beautiful Saturday for a trip to Chase County! Shop for your Valentine or someone special, like yourself! Grab a bite and just enjoy the day! Head on out to Pioneer Bluffs Saturday night for an evening of old fashioned fun! Spend the night at one of our guesthouses, hotel or resort…

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Maybe no sun but there will be open signs!

Chase County is the place to be today! Forecasted high is 64°! Many of the shops in downtown Cottonwood are open for shopping. Don’t forget all the restaurants  in both Strong City and  Cottonwood Falls  are open today, also. What a beautiful day yesterday was.  I attended a bridal shower at one of the guest…

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