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Time Zone: Rice County lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Lyons is the Seat for Rice County.

Rice County was founded February 26, 1867.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Rice had a population of 10,079 people. This is a decrease of 6.34% since the last Census (which gave a population of 10,761 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Rice represented 0.4% of the total population of Kansas, making it the state's 39th most populous county (out of 105 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
200910,079-6.34%-0.48% since 2008
200810,128-5.88%+0.89% since 2007
200010,761The Last Census

More information can be found on the Rice County Census Page for Rice County.


Below are some of the communities located in Rice County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Rice County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Lyons   3,4003,7328.9% decrease  
Sterling   2,5362,6424.01% decrease  
Little River   5215362.8% decrease  
Chase   4484908.57% decrease  
Bushton   2853149.24% decrease  

Websites for Rice County

Official Website:   www.ricecounty.org/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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