Benedict, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -31.1%
Males: 38  (53.8%)
Females: 33  (46.2%)
Median resident age:  44.6 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 66714

Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,272 (it was $20,625 in 2000)
Benedict:

$32,272
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,514 (it was $11,842 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $18,485 (it was $12,500 in 2000)
Benedict:

$18,485
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $31,452; Detached houses: $36,769; Mobile homes: $15,776

Median gross rent in 2013: $247.

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  • Races in Benedict, KS (2010)

    Benedict races chart
    • 6589.0%White alone
    • 34.1%Two or more races
    • 34.1%Hispanic
    • 22.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Benedict: 77.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.3%), Irish (21.6%), Swedish (13.7%), Scotch-Irish (9.8%), English (5.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 0.15 square miles.

Population density: 483 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Benedict:

  • High school or higher: 72.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Benedict city:

  • Never married: 12.5%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 6.3%
  • Widowed: 16.0%
  • Divorced: 8.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $546 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $254 (1.8%)

Benedict satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +35 (+51.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (35%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • 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%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (41%)
  • Transportation occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (40%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (27%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Benedict, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Benedict-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 75% 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 slightly below Kansas state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 208.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 259.0 miles away from Benedict center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 260.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 330.6 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 170.5 miles away from Benedict center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 334.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

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 Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Benedict topographic map

Main business address for: QUEST RESOURCE CORP (CRUDE PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS).

Hospitals and 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)
  • HOME SWEET HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)
  • HOME TOWN HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)
  • CHRISTOPHER MANOR OF NEODESHA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NEODESHA, KS)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - NEODESHA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NEODESHA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Benedict:

  • Allen County Community College (about 29 miles; Iola, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,089)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 60 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • Emporia State University (about 60 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Butler Community College (about 64 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 71 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 80 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 82 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)

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

Main business address in Benedict: QUEST RESOURCE CORP (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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 31.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.0%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic 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

Benedict compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Wood (14%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,20721
Mainline Protestant1,71110
Catholic8002
Other-1
None4,691-
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: 2
Wilson 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
Wilson County:

8.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Wilson County:

29.1%
Kansas:

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

13.1%
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

5.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,378 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.58%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, KS  1.28% ($21,378 average AGI)
from Neosho County, KS  0.65% ($21,913)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.43% ($21,533)


6.83% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,428 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Montgomery County, KS  1.07% ($24,921 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.59% ($29,095)
to Neosho County, KS  0.51% ($41,333)

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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