Athol, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 42 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.6%
 
Males: 18  (42.9%)
Females: 24  (57.1%)
Median resident age:  61.3 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 66932

Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,686 (it was $28,250 in 2000)
Athol:

$35,686
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,706 (it was $14,872 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $25,657 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Athol:

$25,657
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $26,497; Detached houses: $26,742
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    • 3988.6%White alone
    • 511.4%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Athol: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (30.4%), United States (8.7%), Scotch-Irish (7.2%), English (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1789 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 236 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Athol:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athol city:

  • Never married: 3.2%
  • Now married: 84.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.9%
  • Divorced: 4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $325 (1.4%)

Athol satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (138.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (496.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Kensington, KS (2.4 miles ), Smith Center, KS (2.7 miles ), Cedar, KS (2.8 miles) , Gaylord, KS (3.0 miles) , Agra, KS (3.3 miles ), Kirwin, KS (3.5 miles ), Portis, KS (4.3 miles) , Lebanon, KS (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.77 N, Longitude: 98.92 W

Area code: 785

Athol household income distribution Athol home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.2%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -34 (-40.0%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (64%)
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (45%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (27%)
  • Production occupations (27%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Management occupations (33%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Athol, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Athol-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.5 miles away from the Athol city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/15/1957, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Athol-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 391.3 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 245.6 miles away from Athol center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 207.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 200.7 miles away from Athol center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 373.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Smith County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Athol:

  • DESERET HEALTH AND REHAB AT KENSINGTON LLC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; KENSINGTON, KS)
  • SMITH COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SMITH CENTER, KS)
  • COMMUNITY CARE OF AMERICA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SMITH CENTER, KS)
  • DESERET HEALTH AND REHAB AT SMITH CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SMITH CENTER, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athol:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 66 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 66 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Central Community College (about 83 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Barton County Community College (about 95 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 130 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Kansas State University (about 132 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 138 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)

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Notable locations in Athol: Central Plains Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 2 (A), Athol City and Rural Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Smith County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 4.3%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  82.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  0.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Athol compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.2
Kansas average:

11.3

Athol travel time to work - commute Athol mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (74%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Other fuel (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Athol city (based on Smith County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,68211
Evangelical Protestant1,16510
Catholic1511
None855-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Smith County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Smith County:

2.53 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Smith County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

15.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Smith County:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.6%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$750
Totals for Government 0$0 8$750

4.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


5.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,747 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Athol:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAN (1490 AM; 1 kW; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Athol:

  • KQMA (92.5 FM; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Athol:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 39.741250 Lon: -98.944944, Call Sign: WQKG668
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.035 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/12/2009, Expiration Date: 05/12/2019, Certifier: Steve Kuhlman
    Registrant: Platte Valley Communications Of Kearney, 2215 Ave I, Kearney, NE 68848, Phone: (308) 237-9512, Fax: (308) 236-5728, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Good Intent Call: 2
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