Cawker City, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 461 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.5%
 
Males: 244  (53.1%)
Females: 217  (46.9%)
Median resident age:  49.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67430.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,478 (it was $24,833 in 2000)
Cawker City:

$41,478
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,980 (it was $13,693 in 2000)

Cawker City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,678 (it was $41,200 in 2000)
Cawker City:

$47,678
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $75,371; Detached houses: $66,293; Mobile homes: $109,950

Median gross rent in 2013: $299.

  • Races in Cawker City, KS (2010)

    Cawker City races chart
    • 45095.9%White alone
    • 102.1%Hispanic
    • 71.5%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cawker City: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (34.5%), French (12.3%), English (10.4%), Irish (7.1%), Dutch (5.5%), United States (3.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1500 feet

Land area: 0.99 square miles.

Population density: 465 people per square mile   (low).

Cawker City,KS real estate house value index trend

Cawker City, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Cawker City:

  • High school or higher: 89.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cawker City city:

  • Never married: 17.0%
  • Now married: 62.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $962 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $850 (1.9%)

Cawker City satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $60,000

Latitude: 39.51 N, Longitude: 98.43 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine

Area code: 785

Cawker City household income distribution Cawker City home values distribution

Crime rates in Cawker City (2011):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 0.0 (higher means more crime, US average = 259.9)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.16
Kansas average:

2.64
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -53 (-9.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (12%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Cawker City-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 102% 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 near Kansas state average. It is 62% 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 241.8 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 55.9 miles away from Cawker 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 422.6 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 183.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.7 miles away from Cawker 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 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 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).
Cawker City topographic map

Birthplace of: Merwin Coad - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Cawker City:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - DOWNS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DOWNS, KS)
  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)
  • OSBORNE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)

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

  • Fort Hays State University (about 66 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 79 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 90 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 96 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Kansas State University (about 102 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 104 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 129 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cawker City:

See full list of schools located in Cawker City

Library in Cawker City:

  • CAWKER CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $15,560; Location: 802 LOCUST; 10,044 books; 35 audio materials; 364 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Cawker City: Agmark Grain Elevator Number 4 (A), Cawker City Police Department (B), Cawker City Public Library (C), Cawker City Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cawker City include: Cawker City United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B), Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Lakeside Lodge (817 Oak Street).

Mitchell 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 Cawker City that have no violations reported:

  • CAWKER CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 465, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.7%
(6.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 16.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.9%
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: 0.8% of all households

Cawker City compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Cawker City (2011 data):

  • The Farmers & Merchants State Bank of Cawker City: The Farmers & Merchants State Bank O at 719 Wisconsin St, branch established on 1897/04/05. Info updated 2010/06/21: Bank assets: $15.7 mil, Deposits: $12.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: F & M State Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cawker City city (based on Mitchell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,0103
Evangelical Protestant1,7388
Mainline Protestant1,30010
Other-1
None1,325-
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
Mitchell County:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Mitchell County:

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Mitchell County:

27.9%
Kansas:

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

15.9%
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
Other Government Administration 2$3,981$23,8866$155
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$51
Firefighters 0$0 2$17
Streets and Highways 1$2,019$24,2280$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 3$43
Water Supply 1$3,414$40,9680$0
Electric Power 1$2,867$34,4040$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$89
Totals for Government 5$12,281$29,47413$355

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $432,000 ($937.09)
    General - Other: $80,000 ($173.54)
    Regular Highways: $48,000 ($104.12)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($93.28)
    Water Utilities: $39,000 ($84.60)
    Police Protection: $38,000 ($82.43)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($82.43)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($54.23)
    Libraries: $10,000 ($21.69)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($10.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($8.68)
    Air Transportation: $2,000 ($4.34)
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000 ($2.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $29,000 ($62.91)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($49.89)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($43.38)
    Electric Utilities: $11,000 ($23.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($6.51)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $195,000 ($422.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($21.69)

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

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $2,000 ($4.34)
  • Charges - All Other: $61,000 ($132.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $39,000 ($84.60)
    Sewerage: $31,000 ($67.25)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($23.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $22,000 ($47.72)
    General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($28.20)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $439,000 ($952.28)
    Water Utilities: $65,000 ($141.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($36.88)
    General Support: $9,000 ($19.52)
  • Tax - Property: $71,000 ($154.01)
    Total General Sales: $35,000 ($75.92)
    Public Utilities: $13,000 ($28.20)

Cawker City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $205,000 ($444.69)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $190,000 ($412.15)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($32.54)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $460,000 ($997.83)

6.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,333 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
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 Osborne County, KS  0.60% ($20,200 average AGI)
from Saline County, KS  0.44% ($33,909)


7.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,450 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
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 Riley County, KS  0.74% ($34,368 average AGI)
to Saline County, KS  0.67% ($46,353)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.39% ($38,900)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cawker City:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cawker City:

  • KZDY (96.3 FM; CAWKER CITY, KS; Owner: WACONDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KDNS (94.1 FM; DOWNS, KS; Owner: HOEFLICKER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVSV-FM (105.5 FM; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Cawker City:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $107,000Total costs
  • 4,110Total average daily traffic
  • 732Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,988Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 2
Most common first names in Cawker City, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1680.1 years
Mary1281.3 years
George976.9 years
Frank981.9 years
Charles770.6 years
James667.8 years
Florence687.7 years
Lois574.2 years
Lawrence579.8 years
Elizabeth586.0 years
Most common last names in Cawker City, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Koster880.6 years
Debey779.6 years
Schultz779.1 years
Thull777.3 years
Inskeep681.3 years
Brummer578.0 years
Remus578.2 years
Schreuder582.0 years
Stoeber575.0 years
Mcgee478.5 years

Cawker City on our top lists:

  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
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