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Population in 2012: 43 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.7%
 

Males: 17  (40.7%)
Females: 26  (59.3%)

Median resident age:  41.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66932

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,784 (it was $28,250 in 2000)
Athol:

$28,784
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,073

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $25,938 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Athol:

$25,938
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $26,000; Detached houses: $26,000

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  • White alone - 39 (88.6%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (11.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Athol: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (32.8%), United States (10.9%), English (6.3%), Scotch-Irish (6.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1789 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 242 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Athol:

  • High school or higher: 84.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Athol city:

  • Never married: 1.8%
  • Now married: 83.9%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 1.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $272 (1.1%)

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 July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -34 (-40.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (80%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (36%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Athol-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 189% 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 significantly above Kansas state average. It is 92% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.2 miles away from Athol center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.3 miles away from Athol center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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/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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Athol:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 66 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,780)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 66 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • Central Community College (about 83 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 130 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Kansas State University (about 132 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 138 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 141 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

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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 2012: 6.8%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian 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 household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (70%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Other fuel (11%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.00%
Here78.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Catholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents29.8%20.4%15.4%6.2%5.4%
Congregations11.5%23.1%11.5%7.7%11.5%
NameChurch of the NazareneLutheran ChurchUnited Church of ChristEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents5.3%4.9%3.7%3.7%5.3%
Congregations7.7%3.8%7.7%3.8%11.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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 2007)
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 7$204
Totals for Government 0$0 7$204


3.52% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,603 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.52%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.36% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


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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