For population 25 years and over in Cawker City:
For population 15 years and over in Cawker City city:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $914 (2.1%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (129.4 miles , pop. 225,581).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (473.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Downs, KS (2.4 miles ), Glen Elder, KS (2.6 miles ), Tipton, KS (3.4 miles ), Portis, KS (3.8 miles) , Osborne, KS (3.9 miles ), Beloit, KS (4.2 miles ), Jewell, KS (4.3 miles ), Hunter, KS (4.4 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 39.51 N, Longitude: 98.43 WNickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine
Area code: 785
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2009, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Crime rates in Cawker City (2011):
Population change in the 1990s: -53 (-9.2%).
Work and jobs in Cawker City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Cawker City, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Cawker City-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 199% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/4/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Cawker City city center .
On 6/15/1992, a category F4 tornado 13.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Cawker City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 55.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.1 miles away from Cawker City center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 58.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from Cawker City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Merwin Coad - Politician.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cawker City:
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Cawker City and their reported violations in the past:CAWKER CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 978, Groundwater):
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 18.3%
(17.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 28.6% for American Indian residents)
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Religion statistics for Cawker City (based on Mitchell County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 79.62%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
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Cawker City government finances in 2002(per resident):
5.68% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($23,837 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,877 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $107,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,110
Total average daily truck traffic: 732
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 5,988
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cawker City)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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