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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Chase County Country Christmas

Chase County Country Christmas

Join us in kicking off the holiday season during this annual event that offers something for everyone to enjoy! Music, shopping, dining, visit with Santa and his reindeer and many more activities take place throughout the county over the two-day celebration. Fun events for the kids start Friday night in Strong City at the antique…

Broadband Internet Survey

Broadband Internet Survey

To take the survey, Chase County residents may go to the Chamber of Commerce website at: www.ChaseCountyChamber.org and simply follow the directions.The Chase County Chamber of Commerce is embarking on a project to attempt to improve the internet service in Chase County.Over the next 60 days, the broadband task force will be conducting a survey….

Community Health & Wellness Resources Survey

Community Health & Wellness Resources Survey

by Mindy Graham Completing surveys is often seen as a waste of time, especially when you never see any results from your participation. However, there is a survey being offered to residents of Chase County with a potential payback that is enormous! Kearney County was the first Kansas county to complete this survey and by…

Small town, big roles! Toni Schneider works for the community she loves

Small town, big roles! 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 arguably one of the most involved people in…

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