Demographic Information

Please provide the following information for our survey.

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* 1. Where do you live within Ellis County?

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* 2. How long have you lived in Ellis County?

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* 3. Please tell us your age range.

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* 4. Please tell us your sex

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* 5. What brought you to Ellis County?

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* 6. All of us have different experiences with where we live, we want to know how YOU FEEL about Ellis County. Is Ellis County a quality place to live?

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* 7. Are you dissatisfied enough to want to move away from Ellis County?

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* 8. Please rate the following characteristics from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best.

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Overall Quality of Life
County government
Public safety - fire, EMS, law enforcement
Emergency management
Elementary and Secondary Education
Cost of living
Cost of housing
Housing opportunities - ability to find affordable/quality housing
Water quality in rural areas
Water quantity in rural areas
Highways and roads
Recreational opportunities
Opportunities to improve ones life/Economic opportunities
Taxes (1 for good and 5 for too high)
Natural environment
Location
Access to other places

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* 9. How important are the following to Ellis County? Scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being highly important.

  1 2 3 4 5
Fort Hays State University
Agriculture - crops
Agriculture - livestock
Diversifying crop production
Oil and gas 
The natural environment
Continued growth of Hays
Local education
Renewable energy resources - wind, solar, etc.
Youth returning to the county in the future
Addressing future drought conditions
Protecting groundwater from pollution and/or depletion
Recreational opportunities
Long-term economic sustainability
Long-term environmental sustainability 
Maintaining a high level of readiness toward hazards (tornadoes, blizzards, flooding, hazardous waste spills, etc)

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* 10. What do you believe are the the biggest driving Economic Factors in Ellis County?

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* 11. What is the one thing you would change about Ellis County?

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* 12. Do you feel the County's development, permitting, and inspection processess are appropriate and suitable to your needs?

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* 13. When relation or friends come to visit you, where is the first 3 places you take them in order to show-off Ellis County?

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