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Population in 2012: 5,406 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: -0.8%
 

Males: 2,625  (48.6%)
Females: 2,781  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  34.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67701.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,877 (it was $34,615 in 2000)
Colby:

$44,877
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,858

Colby city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $95,992 (it was $77,400 in 2000)
Colby:

$95,992
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $102,068; Detached houses: $104,647; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $45,263; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $54,315; Mobile homes: $16,276

Median gross rent in 2012: $431.

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  • White alone - 4,895 (91.5%)
  • Hispanic - 270 (5.0%)
  • Black alone - 111 (2.1%)
  • Two or more races - 54 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Colby: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (38.1%), English (17.3%), Irish (9.9%), United States (5.5%), Swedish (2.3%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3160 feet

Land area: 3.34 square miles.

Population density: 1,620 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Colby:

  • High school or higher: 87.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colby city:

  • Never married: 30.6%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 14.0%

143 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.7%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Colby, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Colby to the number of sex offenders is 541 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,338 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,452 (1.6%)

Colby satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, CO (201.7 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (514.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Levant, KS (2.8 miles) , Gem, KS (2.9 miles) , Rexford, KS (4.1 miles) , Menlo, KS (4.2 miles) , Brewster, KS (4.2 miles ), Oakley, KS (4.6 miles ), Winona, KS (5.0 miles ), Selden, KS (5.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $56,700
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $118,700
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $435,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $176,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 101.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +356 (+6.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,336 (79.2%)

Area code: 785

Colby household income distribution Colby home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Colby by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 2512615043
per 100,000 36.393.019.038.7118.420.6105.20.073.854.9
Robberies 2130011012
per 100,000 36.318.657.00.00.020.621.00.018.436.6
Assaults 10716814181210167
per 100,000 181.6130.1303.8155.0276.4370.8252.4207.9295.1128.1
Burglaries 34292920414319282124
per 100,000 617.5539.1550.6387.4809.3885.9399.7582.0387.4439.1
Thefts 220178186145139141911097699
per 100,000 3995.63309.23531.42809.02743.82904.81914.22265.61402.01811.2
Auto thefts 81356121064511
per 100,000 145.3241.794.9116.2236.9206.0126.283.192.2201.2
Arson 6122122120
per 100,000 109.018.638.038.719.741.242.120.836.90.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 275.0279.2265.0199.2316.9275.5241.5169.7202.4188.8

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Colby detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 18 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.20
Kansas average:

2.68

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Colby, Kansas accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -103 (-1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (11%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Colby-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the Colby city center .

On 6/14/1970, a category F3 tornado 28.8 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colby-area historical earthquake activity is below Kansas state average. It is 98% 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 89.2 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 61.2 miles away from Colby center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 91.6 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 84.3 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 85.5 miles away from Colby center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Mike Hayden - Politician, Mary Brooks - Mint director and congresswoman for Idaho, Samuel Ramey - Operatic bass, Sheila Frahm - Politician, Tinker Keck - Football player, Tom Hawk - Kansas politician, Wayne Munn - Professional wrestler.


Hospitals/medical centers in Colby:

  • L AND C HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, 160 EAST 2ND)
  • CITIZENS MEDICAL CENTER (Critical Access Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 100 E COLLEGE DRIVE)
  • CITIZENS MEDICAL CENTER LTCU (Nursing Home, 1625 S FRANKLIN AVE)
  • DESERET HEALTH AND REHAB AT COLBY LLC (Nursing Home, 105 EAST COLLEGE DRIVE)
  • LANTERN PARK MANOR (Nursing Home, 105 E COLLEGE DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Colby, KS

Airports located in Colby:

  • Shalz Field Airport (Runways: 3, Air Taxi Ops: 1,000, Itinerant Ops: 2,000, Local Ops: 3,500, Military Ops: 6)

Local government website: www.cityofcolby.com

College/University in Colby:

  • Colby Community College (Full-time enrollment: 759; Location: 1255 S Range; Public; Website: www.colbycc.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colby:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 99 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 138 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 176 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 192 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 205 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus (about 205 miles; Lone Tree, CO; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 205 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)

Public high school in Colby:

Private high school in Colby:

  • HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 1995 W FORTH ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Colby:

Private elementary/middle school in Colby:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 138; Location: 1150 W 6TH ST; Grades: PK - 5)
See full list of schools located in Colby, School District: COLBY PUBLIC SCHOOLS USD 315

Library in Colby:

  • COLBY/PIONEER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $241,141; Location: 375 WEST 4TH STREET; 42,446 books; 4,034 audio materials; 2,255 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 113 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Colby: Bourquin's Recreational Vehicle Park (A), Colby Municipal Power Plant (B), Cornerstone Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 1 (C), Thomas County Sheriff's Office Jail (D), Colby Community College Campus Security (E), Colby Police Department (F), Thomas County Sheriff's Office (G), Thomas County Courthouse (H), Thomas County Emergency Medical Services (I), Thomas County Health Department (J), Pioneer Memorial Library (K), Prairie Museum of Art and History (L), Colby City Hall (M), Colby Community Building (N), Colby Fire Department (O), Colby Community College H F Davis Library (P), Colby Chamber of Commerce (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colby include: College View Baptist Church (A), First Christian Church (B), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (C), College Drive Assembly of God Church (D), Colby Church of Christ (E), Colby Berean Church (F), First Presbyterian Church (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Redeeming Love Ministries (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sacred Heart Cemetery (1), Beulah Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Colby include: Fike Park (1), Villa High Park (2), Young Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Thomas County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1905 South Franklin Avenue), Colby Convention & Visitors Bureau (350 South Range Avenue Suite 10).

Hotels: Ramada Inn Restaurant (1950 South Range Avenue), Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (645 West Willow), Quality Inn (1950 South Range Avenue), Motel 6 (1985 South Range Avenue), Comfort Inn Colby (2225 South Range Avenue), Comfort Inn (2225 South Range Avenue), Country Club Drive Motel (460 North Country Club Drive), Super 8 Colby KS (1040 Zelfer Avenue), Holiday Inn Express (645 West Willow).

Courts: Thomas-County - Clerk Of District Court (300 North Court Avenue), Thomas-County - Court Services Officer (300 North Court Avenue), Thomas-County - Chief Court Services Officer (300 North Court Avenue), Colby-City - Municipal Court (300 North Court Avenue).

 
Thomas 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 Colby that have no violations reported:

  • COLBY, CITY OF (Population served: 5030, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.0%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.2% for Black residents, 6.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Colby, KS

People in group quarters in Colby in 2010:

  • 228 people in college/university student housing
  • 116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 9 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities

People in group quarters in Colby in 2000:

  • 162 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 108 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

Colby compared to Kansas state average:

Colby, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Colby (2011 data):

  • Farmers & Merchants Bank of Colby: Dillons Branch at 1605 South Range, branch established on 2000/01/13; Farmers & Merchants Bank Of Colby at 240 West Fourth Street, branch established on 1998/03/13. Info updated 2010/10/07: Bank assets: $138.1 mil, Deposits: $95.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Security Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Western State Bank: Colby Branch at 2080 S Franklin Ave, Suite 4, branch established on 2011/06/09. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $468.3 mil, Deposits: $418.3 mil, headquarters in Garden City, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Whitcorp Financial Company
  • Peoples State Bank: Colby Branch at 100 South Range, branch established on 2000/12/18. Info updated 2010/09/23: Bank assets: $115.8 mil, Deposits: $91.3 mil, headquarters in Mc Donald, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Big Mac Bancshares, Inc.
  • First National Bank: Colby Branch at 1195 South Range Avenue, branch established on 1995/05/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $257.3 mil, Deposits: $228.3 mil, headquarters in Goodland, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancshares, Inc., Esop And 401 (K) Trusts
  • BANKWEST OF KANSAS: Colby Branch at 295 North Franklin, branch established on 1921/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $101.1 mil, Deposits: $83.8 mil, headquarters in Goodland, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: G. S. Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Bank: Colby Branch at 1290 West Fourth, branch established on 1984/10/10. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $201.9 mil, Deposits: $175.9 mil, headquarters in Oberlin, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Decatur Investment, Inc.
  • Sunflower Bank, National Association: Colby Branch at 500 North Franklin, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $1,733.8 mil, Deposits: $1,299.6 mil, headquarters in Salina, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Sunflower Financial, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Colby, Kansas:

  • Super 8 Motel - Colby, 1040 Zelfer Ave, Colby, KS 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-8248
  • Welk-um Inn, 1985 S Range Ave, Colby, KS 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-8201
  • Comfort Inn, 2225 S Range Ave, Colby, KS 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-3833, Fax: (785) 462-9704
  • Days Inn, 1925 S Range Ave, Colby, KS 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-8691, Fax: (785) 462-7732
  • Quality Inn, 1950 S Range Ave, Colby, KS 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-3933, Fax: (785) 462-7255
  • Holiday Inn Express, 645 W Willow, Colby, KS 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-8787
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Colby, Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Colby travel time to work - commute


Colby mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Solar energy (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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Religion statistics for Colby city (based on Thomas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.23%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents33.2%25.0%8.6%7.0%6.9%
Congregations6.7%20.0%6.7%6.7%6.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents4.5%3.5%3.4%2.6%5.2%
Congregations6.7%6.7%6.7%6.7%26.7%
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: 2
Thomas County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Thomas County:

8.4%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Thomas County:

29.2%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.2%
Kansas:

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 6$16,982$33,9640$0
Other Government Administration 3$12,858$51,4320$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,438
Police Protection - Officers 11$33,210$36,2290$0
Police - Other 5$11,590$27,8163$1,924
Firefighters 6$19,758$39,51628$1,694
Streets and Highways 10$22,502$27,0020$0
Airports 0$0 1$2,756
Solid Waste Management 7$16,734$28,6870$0
Sewerage 2$5,082$30,4920$0
Parks and Recreation 6$18,496$36,9921$470
Water Supply 4$10,564$31,6920$0
Electric Power 13$34,682$32,0140$0
Local Libraries 3$7,017$28,0688$3,574
Totals for Government 76$209,475$33,07543$13,856

Colby government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,442,000 ($266.74)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.74)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $3,629,000 ($671.29)
    Water Utilities: $1,274,000 ($235.66)
    General - Other: $873,000 ($161.49)
    Police Protection: $695,000 ($128.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $466,000 ($86.20)
    Parks and Recreation: $334,000 ($61.78)
    Local Fire Protection: $306,000 ($56.60)
    Regular Highways: $266,000 ($49.20)
    Central Staff Services: $214,000 ($39.59)
    Libraries: $188,000 ($34.78)
    Sewerage: $183,000 ($33.85)
    Air Transportation: $142,000 ($26.27)
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000 ($0.74)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $63,000 ($11.65)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $838,000 ($155.01)
    General - Other: $522,000 ($96.56)
    Air Transportation: $510,000 ($94.34)
    Electric Utilities: $357,000 ($66.04)
    Water Utilities: $146,000 ($27.01)
    Regular Highways: $76,000 ($14.06)
    Police Protection: $50,000 ($9.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($2.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $7,000 ($1.29)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($0.74)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.37)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,329,000 ($430.82)

Colby government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,158,000 ($214.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $462,000 ($85.46)
    All Other: $122,000 ($22.57)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $903,000 ($167.04)
    Air Transportation: $113,000 ($20.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $615,000 ($113.76)
    Interest Earnings: $530,000 ($98.04)
    Fines and Forfeits: $80,000 ($14.80)
    Donations From Private Sources: $41,000 ($7.58)
    Special Assessments: $12,000 ($2.22)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,629,000 ($856.27)
    Water Utilities: $623,000 ($115.24)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $238,000 ($44.03)
    All Other: $185,000 ($34.22)
    General Local Government Support: $26,000 ($4.81)
  • Tax - Property: $1,353,000 ($250.28)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $797,000 ($147.43)
    Other License: $90,000 ($16.65)

Colby government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,455,000 ($454.13)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,585,000 ($293.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,060,000 ($196.08)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $190,000 ($35.15)

Colby government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,041,000 ($2042.36)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $221,000 ($40.88)

7.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
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 Sherman County, KS  0.70% ($18,737 average AGI)
from Ellis County, KS  0.55% ($28,067)
from Logan County, KS  0.44% ($49,917)


9.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.94%
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  0.75% ($25,429 average AGI)
to Logan County, KS  0.72% ($24,250)
to Sherman County, KS  0.64% ($26,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colby:

  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLOE (730 AM; 1 kW; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colby:

  • KTCC (91.9 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KQLS (100.3 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKCI (102.5 FM; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWGB (97.9 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • K205BR (88.9 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY INC.)
  • KGCR (107.7 FM; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Colby:

  • KLBY (Channel 4; COLBY, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KBSL-TV (Channel 10; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K15CG (Channel 15; OAKLEY, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K23BU (Channel 23; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Colby, Kansas:
  • Fatal accident count: 11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 13
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 26
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Kansas average:
  • Fatal accident count: 106
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 160
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 39
  • Fatalities: 114
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 266
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

See more detailed statistics of Colby fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 9
Total length: 26 meters (85ft)
Total costs: $558,000
Total average daily traffic: 31,570
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,485

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Colby)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 114 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Colby, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Colby)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Colby)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Colby


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colby, KS

Most common first names in Colby, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John5076.3 years
Mary4482.6 years
James3168.4 years
William2973.6 years
Robert2670.3 years
George2679.2 years
Helen2079.2 years
Frank1779.4 years
Ralph1781.7 years
Charles1678.1 years
Most common last names in Colby, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jones2477.7 years
Miller2478.8 years
Brown1680.7 years
Davis1575.9 years
Smith1579.5 years
Anderson1376.6 years
Bremenkamp1174.6 years
Adams1077.5 years
Johnson1078.7 years
Wolf1078.9 years
Businesses in Colby, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Motel 61
Arby's1Nike4
Baskin-Robbins1Quiznos1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Famous Footwear1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx4Sears1
H&R Block2Starbucks1
Holiday Inn1Super 81
Kroger1U-Haul1
La-Z-Boy1UPS4
MasterBrand Cabinets1Village Inn1
Maurices1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Browse common businesses in Colby, KS


Colby on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 100 cities with declining populations from 2000 to 2008 (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Matthew R. Bain (2)
  • Jacob L. Haines (1)
  • Daniel T. Bourquin (1)

Total of 4 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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