Bird City, Kansas

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Population in 2012: 438 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.1%
 
Males: 216  (49.4%)
Females: 222  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  47.4 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67731.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,473 (it was $25,714 in 2000)
Bird City:

$29,473
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,951 (it was $16,680 in 2000)

Bird City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $64,233 (it was $40,400 in 2000)
Bird City:

$64,233
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $63,535; Detached houses: $63,034; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $99,178; Mobile homes: $72,730

Median gross rent in 2012: $330.

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Bird City races chart
  • White alone - 372 (83.2%)
  • Hispanic - 67 (15.0%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.4%)

Races in Bird City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bird City: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (33.8%), Irish (16.4%), English (16.1%), Swedish (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.2%), Norwegian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3460 feet

Land area: 2.23 square miles.

Population density: 196 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Bird City,KS real estate house value index trend

Bird City, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Bird City:

  • High school or higher: 86.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bird City city:

  • Never married: 12.5%
  • Now married: 66.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

18 residents are foreign born

This city:  4.0%
Kansas:  6.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $671 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $700 (1.0%)

Bird City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, CO (174.2 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (548.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: McDonald, KS (3.0 miles) , St. Francis, KS (3.8 miles ), Benkelman, NE (4.6 miles ), Parks, NE (4.7 miles) , Max, NE (5.1 miles) , Atwood, KS (5.1 miles ), Haigler, NE (5.3 miles ), Brewster, KS (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.75 N, Longitude: 101.53 W

Area code: 785

Bird City household income distribution Bird City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +17 (+3.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Utilities (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (17%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (20%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Work and jobs in Bird City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bird City, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bird City-area historical tornado activity is below Kansas state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.9 miles away from the Bird City city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Bird City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 24% 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 278.7 miles away from the city 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 262.9 miles away from Bird 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 229.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 260.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 245.8 miles away from Bird City center
On 12/25/1994 at 19:06:07, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 177.7 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 Cheyenne County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bird City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bird City:

  • QUALITY CARE PLUS LLC (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ST FRANCIS, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; ST FRANCIS, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ST FRANCIS (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ST FRANCIS, KS)
  • CHEYENNE COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; ST FRANCIS, KS)

Airports located in Bird City:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bird City:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 133 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 145 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 174 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 174 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • Aims Community College (about 177 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)
  • Barton County Community College (about 177 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Jones International University (about 179 miles; Centennial, CO; FT enrollment: 2,556)

Public high school in Bird City:

Public elementary/middle school in Bird City:

See full list of schools located in Bird City

Library in Bird City:

  • BIRD CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $20,271; Location: 110 EAST 4TH; 7,835 books; 30 e-books; 209 audio materials; 922 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Bird City: Bird City Wastewater Plant (A), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 2 (B), Cheyenne County Sheriff Department Substation - Bird City (C), Cheyenne County Emergency Medical Services Bird City Station (D), Bird City Public Library (E), Bird City Town Hall (F), Bird City Volunteer Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Bird City include: Saint Joseph Catholic Church (A), Immanuel United Methodist Church (B), Living Water Fellowship Ministries (C), Saint John Lutheran Church (D), Wesleyan Community Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cheyenne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bird City and their reported violations in the past:

BIRD CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 438, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and NOV-14-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-14-1994)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.1%
(13.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races 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:  2.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Bird City compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Bird City (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: Bird City Branch at 210 Bird Avenue, branch established on 1929/11/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $257.3 mil, Deposits: $228.3 mil, headquarters in Goodland, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancshares, Inc., Esop And 401 (K) Trusts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bird City travel time to work - commute Bird City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • No fuel used (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bird City city (based on Cheyenne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.90%
Here: 67.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents35.2%34.2%15.1%4.1%11.3%
Congregations15.4%23.1%15.4%7.7%38.5%
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
Cheyenne County:

10.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Cheyenne County:

3.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

14.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Cheyenne County:

28.0%
Kansas:

27.9%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$800
Other Government Administration 1$3,569$42,8280$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$624
Police Protection - Officers 3$12,360$49,4400$0
Water Supply 2$9,686$58,1160$0
Totals for Government 6$25,615$51,2303$1,424

Bird City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $72,000 ($164.38)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($70.78)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($38.81)
    General - Other: $16,000 ($36.53)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($11.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $4,000 ($9.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($4.57)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($36.53)

Bird City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $39,000 ($89.04)
    All Other: $6,000 ($13.70)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($11.42)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $19,000 ($43.38)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $91,000 ($207.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($31.96)
    General Support: $10,000 ($22.83)
  • Tax - Property: $84,000 ($191.78)
    Public Utilities: $24,000 ($54.79)
    Total General Sales: $24,000 ($54.79)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.28)

Bird City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $399,000 ($910.96)

4.84% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200524,491 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.84%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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


4.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200626,852 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
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 Bird City:

  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLOE (730 AM; 1 kW; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bird City:

  • KKCI (102.5 FM; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWGB (97.9 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KGCR (107.7 FM; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Bird City:

  • KBSL-TV (Channel 10; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K23BU (Channel 23; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • W47AC (Channel 47; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: CAYO HUESO NETWORKS, LLC)
  • KLBY (Channel 4; COLBY, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K33FO (Channel 33; BENKELMAN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)

Bird City fatal accident list:

Dec 17, 1997 08:25 AM, U36, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bird City, KS
Most common first names in Bird City, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1376.0 years
William980.7 years
Helen876.1 years
Robert870.5 years
Harold778.6 years
Mary783.7 years
James677.5 years
Pearl589.0 years
Ralph579.8 years
Ruth577.6 years
Most common last names in Bird City, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Burr1177.3 years
Sawyer883.0 years
Wright879.6 years
Gilliland777.0 years
Leisure681.5 years
Leach681.3 years
Rambat684.0 years
Nelsen679.9 years
Childers675.6 years
Wilkens681.7 years

Bird City on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: U. S. Postal service"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Retail sales workers except cashiers"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less)"
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