Bluff City, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 62 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.5%
 
Males: 39  (63.6%)
Females: 23  (36.4%)
Median resident age:  32.2 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 67018

Estimated median household income in 2016: $24,171 (it was $20,625 in 2000)
Bluff City:

$24,171
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $7,002 (it was $10,030 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $32,771 (it was $21,300 in 2000)
Bluff City:

$32,771
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $36,242; Detached houses: $36,186
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bluff City: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (13.2%), American (10.5%), Czech (5.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1240 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 114 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Bluff City:

  • High school or higher: 89.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluff City city:

  • Never married: 27.8%
  • Now married: 50.7%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 3.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $557 (3.4%)

Bluff City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (51.7 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (302.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Freeport, KS (2.9 miles) , Anthony, KS (3.2 miles ), Manchester, OK (3.3 miles) , Wakita, OK (3.7 miles ), Argonia, KS (3.8 miles ), Danville, KS (3.8 miles) , Caldwell, KS (3.9 miles ), Renfrow, OK (4.0 miles) .

Latitude: 37.08 N, Longitude: 97.88 W

Area code: 620

Bluff City household income distribution Bluff City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+15.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (50%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (25%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Construction (44%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (50%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (56%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)

Average climate in Bluff City, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bluff City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 117% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Bluff City city center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/12/2004, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused $280,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bluff City-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 66% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 161.1 miles away from Bluff City center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 324.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 185.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 160.0 miles away from Bluff City center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harper County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 8, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bluff City:

  • ANTHONY COMMUNITY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ANTHONY, KS)
  • HOSPITAL DISTRICT #6 OF HARPER COUNTY Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; ANTHONY, KS)
  • HARPER COUNTY HHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; ANTHONY, KS)
  • CALDWELL COMMUNICARE (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; CALDWELL, KS)
  • BEVERLY HEALTH AND REHAB OF CALD (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; CALDWELL, KS)
  • HOSPITAL DIST #1 OF SUMNER CO (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CALDWELL, KS)
  • SUMNER COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT #1 (Hospital, about 16 miles away; CALDWELL, KS)

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

  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 43 miles; Tonkawa, OK; Full-time enrollment: 3,414)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 47 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 49 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Newman University (about 50 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 51 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 55 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 60 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)

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Harper County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 45.5%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  44.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  20.7%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Kansas average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bluff City city (based on Harper County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,63915
Catholic1,1001
Mainline Protestant1,08713
Other2-
None2,206-
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
Harper County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Harper County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

13.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Harper County:

29.3%
Kansas:

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

10.9%
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

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,000 ($129.03)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($80.65)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($32.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($16.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($129.03)

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

  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($145.16)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($96.77)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $13,000 ($209.68)

4.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,337 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.57%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  0.57% ($27,462 average AGI)


5.72% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,992 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  1.26% ($31,345 average AGI)
to Sumner County, KS  0.48% ($35,364)

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluff City:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluff City:

  • KQBL (96.9 FM; ENID, OK; Owner: CHAMPLIN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KANR (92.7 FM; BELLE PLAINE, KS; Owner: DANIEL D. SMITH)
  • KNID (99.7 FM; ALVA, OK; Owner: CHRISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KFH-FM (98.7 FM; CLEARWATER, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 0mTotal length
  • $62,000Total costs
  • 89Total average daily traffic
  • 2Total average daily truck traffic
  • 294Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic

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

BLUFF CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-26-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-31-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (68%)
  • Electricity (30%)

Bluff City compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are no pilots and 2 other airmen in this city.
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