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Population in 2012: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -31.1%
Males: 42  (59.4%)
Females: 29  (40.6%)

Median resident age:  54.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66714

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,869 (it was $20,625 in 2000)
Benedict:

$42,869
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,171

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $26,143 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Benedict:

$26,143
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $24,741; Detached houses: $31,475; Mobile homes: $9,778

Median gross rent in 2012: $238.

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  • White alone - 65 (89.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (4.1%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (4.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (2.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Benedict: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (39.2%), Irish (19.6%), Scotch-Irish (15.7%), Swedish (15.7%), English (3.9%), United States (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 483 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Benedict:

  • High school or higher: 74.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benedict city:

  • Never married: 12.9%
  • Now married: 66.1%
  • Separated: 6.5%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:  6.3%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $350 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $250 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (87.3 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (339.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Buffalo, KS (2.5 miles ), Fredonia, KS (2.8 miles ), Altoona, KS (2.9 miles ), Coyville, KS (3.1 miles) , New Albany, KS (3.4 miles) , Neodesha, KS (3.8 miles ), Earlton, KS (3.9 miles) , Fall River, KS (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 37.63 N, Longitude: 95.74 W

Area code: 620

Benedict household income distribution Benedict home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.2%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+51.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (32%)
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (67%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Benedict-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.6 miles away from the Benedict city center killed 2 people and injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/8/2003, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.5 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Benedict-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 69.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wilson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Main business address for: QUEST RESOURCE CORP (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Benedict:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - FREDONIA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)
  • HILLCREST MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)
  • FREDONIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benedict:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 60 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,143)
  • Emporia State University (about 60 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • Butler Community College (about 64 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 80 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 82 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Wichita State University (about 86 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Rogers State University (about 91 miles; Claremore, OK; FT enrollment: 2,643)

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Notable location: Wilson County Rural Fire District Station 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Wilson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 16.9. This is significantly better than average.
City:

16.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.2
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 15.6%
(16.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  55.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Benedict, KS

Benedict compared to Kansas 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Benedict travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Wood (16%)

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Religion statistics for Benedict city (based on Wilson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 47.00%
Here47.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents21.2%17.1%15.2%11.6%5.6%
Congregations16.2%5.4%5.4%13.5%8.1%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of God The Wesleyan Church Mennonite Church of God in ChristOther
Adherents5.3%4.2%4.1%3.1%12.6%
Congregations5.4%2.7%2.7%2.7%37.8%
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: 2
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.02 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Wilson County:

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Wilson County:

13.1%
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


7.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($25,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Montgomery County, KS  1.40% ($27,260 average AGI)
from Neosho County, KS  0.98% ($22,629)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.48% ($26,706)


7.77% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Montgomery County, KS  1.56% ($26,804 average AGI)
to Neosho County, KS  1.09% ($21,744)
to Crawford County, KS  0.39% ($20,857)

Strongest AM radio stations in Benedict:

  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KKOY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CHANUTE, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Benedict:

  • KINZ (95.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, KS; Owner: SUTCLIFFE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGGF-FM (104.1 FM; FREDONIA, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KARF (91.9 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KKOY-FM (105.5 FM; CHANUTE, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Benedict)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0WNX, Licensee ID: L01144931
    Grant Date: 04/27/2006, Expiration Date: 04/27/2016, Certifier: Nathan R Varner
    Registrant: Nathan R Varner, 18911 Us 75 Hwy, Benedict, KS 66714

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MAULE MX-7-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 188DL , Serial Number: 10026C
    Registrant (Corporation): Bonanza Equipment Leasing Co LLC, Po Box 100, Benedict, KS 66714


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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