Health and Safety
Health and safety are important aspects of everyone's life. In Pottawatomie County, we boast good health and low crime rates.
Table below shows the crime index for Pottawatomie County in 2018:
|Reporting Agency||Pop.||Months Reported||Crime Index Rate/1000||Violent Crime Rate/1000||Murder||Rape||Robbery||Agg. Assault/ Battery||Property Crime Rate/1000||Burglary||Theft||Motor Vehicle Theft|
|St. Mary's PD||2,646||11||11.7||3.0||0||0||1||7||8.7||6||13||4|
|St. George PD||1,028||12||5.8||0.0||0||0||0||0||5.8||1||5||0|
|Total Crime||Rate per 1,000||Total Violent||Rate per 1,000||Total Property||Rate per 1,000|
According to County Health Rankings, in addition to health, Pottawatomie County also ranks well in safety. From 2010 to 2012 there were only 46 violent crimes throughout the county. The Table below shows the low rate of crime in Pottawatomie County in 2016, compared to the State of Kansas which had the rate of 30.6, 3.7, and 26.8 per 1,000 for the total crime, violent crime, and property crime respectively.
Health outcomes in the County Health Rankings represent measures of how long people live and how healthy people feel. Length of life is measured by premature death (years of potential life lost before age 75) and quality of life is measured by self‐reported health status (percent of people reporting poor or fair health and the number of physically and mentally unhealthy days within the last 30 days) and the % of low birth weight newborns. Detailed information on the underlying measures is available at countyhealthrankings.org.
Pottawatomie County has a sufficient amount of Dental Health Professionals in the area. According to the Kansas Statistical Abstract in 2016, Pottawatomie county is not designated as a Dental Health Professional shortage area or a Primary Care Health Professional shortage area. Cancer deaths per 10,000 people are, on average, lower than the state of Kansas with a rate of 12.8 and 18.49, respectively. According to Census Reporter, Pottawatomie County also has a higher fertility rate than the United States and Kansas with a rate of 8.7% for women between the ages of 15 and 50 who gave birth last year.
Wamego City Hospital is a 25-bed facility. There are several general practitioners on staff, as well as a number of associate and courtesy staff specialists. Emergency care is provided in a new state-of-the-art emergency facility. The hospital also has its own laboratory, radiology and physical therapy departments, CT Scan and MRI services. Wamego City Hospital
711 Genn Dr.
Wamego, KS 66547
Community HealthCare System (CHCS) is a first-class, nonprofit health care system with a longstanding tradition of providing compassionate, high-quality care to the rural communities of northeast Kansas. As we continue to integrate and expand into the areas we serve, CHCS is making it easier for Kansans to access the care they need by offering: emergancy room, family practice medical clinic, diagnostic imaging, laboratory, cardiology specialty clinic, ear nose and throat specialty clinic, and much, much more.
120 W. 8th St.
Onaga, Kansas 66521