Burr Oak, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 168 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -36.6%
Males: 84  (50.3%)
Females: 84  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  57.6 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 66936.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $32,757 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Burr Oak:

$32,757
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,617 (it was $10,726 in 2000)

Burr Oak city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $30,308 (it was $10,900 in 2000)
Burr Oak:

$30,308
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $72,558; Detached houses: $71,405; Townhouses or other attached units: $205,292; Mobile homes: $38,586

Median gross rent in 2016: $377.

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  • Races in Burr Oak, KS (2010)

    Burr Oak races chart
    • 16896.6%White alone
    • 31.7%Hispanic
    • 21.1%Two or more races
    • 10.6%American Indian alone

Races in Burr Oak detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Burr Oak: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (18.7%), American (17.3%), Portuguese (13.3%), German (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (6.7%), Danish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1662 feet

Land area: 0.83 square miles.

Population density: 201 people per square mile   (very low).

Burr Oak,KS real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Burr Oak:

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Burr Oak city:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

9 residents are foreign born (5.6% Latin America).

This city:

5.6%
Kansas:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $219 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $503 (1.5%)

Burr Oak satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (107.8 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (496.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Mankato, KS (2.7 miles ), Esbon, KS (2.8 miles) , Lebanon, KS (3.7 miles ), Guide Rock, NE (3.8 miles ), Webber, KS (3.9 miles) , Jewell, KS (4.0 miles ), Superior, NE (4.1 miles ), Formoso, KS (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 39.87 N, Longitude: 98.30 W

Area code: 785

Burr Oak household income distribution Burr Oak home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -12 (-4.3%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (28%)
  • Information (20%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Other services, except public administration (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (25%)
  • Management occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Burr Oak: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Burr Oak, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Burr Oak-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 112% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the Burr Oak city center injured 8 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 tornado 26.9 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Burr Oak-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 202.9 miles away from the city center
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 416.6 miles away from Burr Oak center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from the city center
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 74.5 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 208.5 miles away from Burr Oak center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 305.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jewell County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Burr Oak:

  • JEWELL COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MANKATO, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Burr Oak:

  • Central Community College (about 71 miles; Grand Island, NE; Full-time enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 72 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 89 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Kansas State University (about 104 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Barton County Community College (about 104 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 108 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 110 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)

Library in Burr Oak:

  • BURR OAK COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,631; Location: 221 A MAIN STREET; 9,324 books; 260 audio materials; 912 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Burr Oak: Burr Oak Wastewater Plant (A), Midway Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 5 (B), Jewell County Fire District 5 (C), Burr Oak Community Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Jewell 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 2016: 9.3%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.3%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Burr Oak (2011 data):

  • Guaranty State Bank and Trust Company: Burr Oak Branch at 121 South Main Street, branch established on 1990/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $166.5 mil, Deposits: $127.4 mil, headquarters in Beloit, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Guaranty, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.9
Kansas average:

11.2

Burr Oak travel time to work - commute Burr Oak mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Burr Oak city (based on Jewell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,0228
Evangelical Protestant61210
Catholic1912
None1,252-
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
Jewell County:

6.26 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

21.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Jewell County:

28.7%
Kansas:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Burr Oak:

51.0%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Burr Oak:

49.4%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Burr Oak:

29.5
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.2%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Burr Oak:

16.1%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

42.6%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

55.2%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Burr Oak:

77.7%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Burr Oak, KS Residents
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$100
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$500
Water Supply 1$1,680$20,1601$112
Totals for Government 1$1,680$20,1603$712

Burr Oak government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $32,000 ($190.48)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($148.81)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($95.24)
    Sewerage: $13,000 ($77.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($65.48)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($53.57)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($5.95)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,000 ($238.10)

Burr Oak government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,000 ($71.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($65.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $35,000 ($208.33)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $10,000 ($59.52)
    Highways: $8,000 ($47.62)
    General Support: $1,000 ($5.95)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($130.95)
    Public Utilities: $17,000 ($101.19)

Burr Oak government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $18,000 ($107.14)

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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

5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,877 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Kansas average:

6.89%

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Burr Oak:

  • 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.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRFS (1600 AM; 1 kW; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: CK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRGI (1430 AM; 5 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Burr Oak:

  • KFGE (98.1 FM; MILFORD, NE; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • KRFS-FM (103.9 FM; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: CK BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Burr Oak:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTVG (Channel 17; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: HILL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 22m72ftTotal length
  • $822,000Total costs
  • 1,024Total average daily traffic
  • 127Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,139Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1/8 Mi S Of Birch Road On 160th Road (Lat: 39.956111 Lon: -98.211944), Type: Silo, Structure height: 21.3 m, Call Sign: WQUY875
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.562 MHzGrant Date: 11/20/2014, Expiration Date: 11/20/2024, Certifier: Shelby HergottRegistrant: Platte Valley Communications, Inc., P.O. Box 5556, Grand Island, NE 68802, Phone: (308) 382-6212, Fax: (308) 384-1557, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0SYX, Licensee ID: L00992791, Grant Date: 03/18/2005, Expiration Date: 06/07/2015, Certifier: James L Pinson, Registrant: James L Pinson, Rr 1 Box 68, Burr Oak, KS 66936
  • Call Sign: W0HYF, Grant Date: 10/20/1987, Expiration Date: 10/20/1997, Cancellation Date: 10/21/1999, Registrant: Keith Dannefer, Rt 1 Box 80, Burr Oak, KS 66936

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: WEATHERLY 620 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W R-985 SERIES (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4620T , Serial Number: 1514, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 06/15/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Rick Dba Harris, Po Box 128, Burr Oak, KS 66936, Other Owners: & H Aviation D
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5244L , Serial Number: 28-4539, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/26/1968
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Daniel L Garman, 448 E Grant St, Burr Oak, KS 66936, Other Owners: Vycke K Garman, Scott J Dinkler, Laci L Dinkler
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25-235 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6919Z , Serial Number: 25-2662, Year manufactured: 1964
    Registrant (Individual): Richard M Harris, Po Box 128, Burr Oak, KS 66936

Drinking water stations with addresses in Burr Oak and their reported violations in the past:

BURR OAK, CITY OF (Population served: 170, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2006 and DEC-2006, Contaminant: Selenium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-09-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Selenium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-09-2007), St Public Notif received (FEB-09-2007)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Selenium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-25-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-25-2006), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: Selenium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2006), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Selenium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2005), St Public Notif received (NOV-14-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-2006)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 31
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Burr Oak, KS
Most common first names in Burr Oak, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert669.3 years
John579.6 years
William580.4 years
James477.0 years
Arthur490.0 years
Hazel481.8 years
Charles477.7 years
Clarence482.2 years
Ralph478.0 years
Henry380.4 years
Most common last names in Burr Oak, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Harris984.4 years
Garman678.2 years
Korb574.8 years
Fogo584.4 years
Dillon478.0 years
Morris473.5 years
Gillett481.2 years
Lewis473.5 years
Decker481.5 years
Platt481.8 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Solar energy (3%)

Burr Oak 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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