Byers, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 36 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -28.0%
Males: 15  (44.2%)
Females: 21  (55.8%)
Median resident age:  39.1 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 67021

Estimated median household income in 2016: $25,631 (it was $18,125 in 2000)
Byers:

$25,631
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,476 (it was $8,461 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $82,142 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Byers:

$82,142
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $86,041; Detached houses: $85,909
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    • 3394.3%White alone
    • 25.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Byers: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (30.0%), German (15.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2006 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Byers:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 20.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Byers city:

  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 53.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 20.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,906 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $243 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (84.0 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (364.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Iuka, KS (2.9 miles) , Cullison, KS (3.3 miles) , Pratt, KS (3.4 miles ), Macksville, KS (3.6 miles ), St. John, KS (4.0 miles ), Belpre, KS (4.1 miles) , Preston, KS (4.1 miles) , Haviland, KS (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.79 N, Longitude: 98.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 620

Byers household income distribution Byers home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+8.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (50%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (30%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (20%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (50%)
  • Sales and related occupations (50%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Average climate in Byers, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Byers-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Byers city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/25/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 2.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Byers-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 134.4 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 64.2 miles away from Byers 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 346.0 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 329.9 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 255.4 miles away from Byers 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 209.4 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 Pratt County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Byers:

  • FRIENDSHIP MANOR OF PRATT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • PRATT CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • PRATT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • PRATT REHABILITATION AND RESIDENCE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • SIESTA HOME OF PRATT (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • PRATT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • SOUTH WIND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; PRATT, KS)

airports located in Byers:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Byers:

  • Barton County Community College (about 44 miles; Great Bend, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 56 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 80 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Newman University (about 82 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 83 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Friends University (about 83 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 87 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

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Pratt 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: 0.0%
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Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  13.3%
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:

3.7
Kansas average:

11.2

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

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Religion statistics for Byers city (based on Pratt County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,95512
Catholic1,6551
Evangelical Protestant1,52412
Other1672
None4,355-
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
Pratt County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Pratt County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Pratt County:

29.9%
Kansas:

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

14.1%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Byers:

44.1%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.4%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

26.3
Kansas:

28.6

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.0
State:

6.8

General health condition:
Byers:

61.3%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

83.9%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Byers, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,762
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,762

7.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,388 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
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  0.74% ($38,407 average AGI)
from Barber County, KS  0.49% ($31,778)
from Reno County, KS  0.49% ($31,000)


7.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,105 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
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  0.82% ($28,167 average AGI)
to Reno County, KS  0.38% ($24,357)
to Barton County, KS  0.33% ($34,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Byers:

  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • 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)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNNS (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LARNED, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Byers:

  • KHMY (93.1 FM; PRATT, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • K220FA (91.9 FM; HAVILAND, KS; Owner: KIOWA COUNTY RADIO COMMITTEE)
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Byers)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (72%)
  • Utility gas (11%)
  • Electricity (11%)

Byers compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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