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Norton County

Population in 2012: 58 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.1%
 

Males: 30  (52.5%)
Females: 28  (47.5%)

Median resident age:  50.9 years
Kansas median age:  42.9 years

Zip code: 67629

Estimated median household income in 2011: $28,792 (it was $35,750 in 2000)
Clayton:

$28,792
Kansas:

$48,964
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $10,582

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $32,407 (it was $9,999 in 2000)
Clayton:

$32,407
Kansas:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $92,500; Detached houses: $92,500

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  • White alone - 56 (94.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (3.4%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clayton: 77.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (37.8%), Irish (20.7%), Dutch (10.1%), English (9.0%), Czech (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2450 feet

Land area: 0.43 square miles.

Population density: 136 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Clayton:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clayton city:

  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 53.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 22.5%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

0 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.0%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Clayton, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Clayton to the number of sex offenders is 60 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $199 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $647 (1.9%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (199.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (515.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Norcatur, KS (2.6 miles) , Jennings, KS (2.7 miles) , Lenora, KS (3.6 miles ), Dresden, KS (3.9 miles) , Norton, KS (4.1 miles ), Oberlin, KS (4.4 miles ), Edmond, KS (4.5 miles) , Lebanon, NE (4.7 miles) .

Latitude: 39.74 N, Longitude: 100.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

Clayton household income distribution Clayton home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -25 (-27.5%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Management of companies and enterprises (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (15%)
  • Utilities (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Clayton-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Clayton city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.8 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Clayton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 89% 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 55.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 18.0 miles away from Clayton center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.5 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 49.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.2 miles away from Clayton center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norton County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clayton:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 75 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 88 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 124 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 168 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Kansas State University (about 196 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 198 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 202 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

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Norton 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 Clayton and their reported violations in the past:

CLAYTON, CITY OF (Population served: 64, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-16-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-16-2005), St Compliance Meeting conducted (SEP-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (OCT-04-2005), St Public Notif received (OCT-27-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-31-1998), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-1998), St Public Notif received (JUN-26-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-24-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-24-1997), St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-1997)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-18-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-19-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-19-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-08-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-1999)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 34.4%
(27.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  82.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Clayton compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below 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 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 significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Clayton travel time to work - commute


Clayton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (93%)
  • Other fuel (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Clayton (based on Norton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.30%
Here59.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents33.2%24.9%21.2%4.1%3.9%
Congregations5.6%11.1%27.8%5.6%5.6%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)American Baptist Churches in the USAWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents3.8%2.1%1.8%1.7%3.5%
Congregations11.1%5.6%5.6%5.6%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Norton County:

7.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Norton County:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norton County:

28.0%
Kansas:

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

6.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$40
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$70
Water Supply 0$0 1$100
Totals for Government 0$0 3$210


6.22% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,878 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.22%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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:
from Phillips County, KS  0.56% ($26,818 average AGI)


7.06% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.06%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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:
to Ellis County, KS  0.70% ($18,714 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.50% ($61,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clayton:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KQNK (1530 AM; 1 kW; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clayton:

  • KQNK-FM (106.7 FM; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKU (98.5 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KFNF (101.1 FM; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Clayton:

  • K39BS (Channel 39; NORTON, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 4
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total costs: $1,438,000
Total average daily traffic: 414
Total average daily truck traffic: 39
Total future (year 2028) average daily traffic: 414


FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BEECH C35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1234B , Serial Number: D-3179, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 09/06/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Gene W. Gallentine, Hc 1 Box 114, Clayton, KS 67629


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