Colby, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 5,361 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.6%
 
Males: 2,566  (47.9%)
Females: 2,795  (52.1%)
Median resident age:

34.3 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67701.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,076 (it was $34,615 in 2000)
Colby:

$48,076
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,744 (it was $18,872 in 2000)

Colby city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,907 (it was $77,400 in 2000)
Colby:

$143,907
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $146,407; detached houses: $155,838; townhouses or other attached units: $296,964; mobile homes: $23,882

Median gross rent in 2017: $473.

March 2019 cost of living index in Colby: 74.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.1%
(10.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.4% for Black residents, 19.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.8% for American Indian residents, 48.0% for other race residents, 17.4% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Colby, KS (2017)
    • 5,01191.3%White alone
    • 1893.4%Hispanic
    • 871.6%Black alone
    • 581.1%American Indian alone
    • 611.1%Two or more races
    • 220.4%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Colby, Kansas as of June 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Colby is 456 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Colby by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(38.7)
6
(118.4)
1
(20.6)
5
(105.2)
0
(0.0)
4
(73.8)
3
(54.9)
4
(74.0)
1
(18.5)
1
(18.6)
1
(18.5)
1
(18.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(20.6)
1
(21.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.4)
2
(36.6)
1
(18.5)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(155.0)
14
(276.4)
18
(370.8)
12
(252.4)
10
(207.9)
16
(295.1)
7
(128.1)
13
(240.6)
24
(443.0)
30
(557.5)
4
(73.8)
6
(110.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
20
(387.4)
41
(809.3)
43
(885.9)
19
(399.7)
28
(582.0)
21
(387.4)
24
(439.1)
21
(388.7)
34
(627.7)
16
(297.3)
24
(443.0)
32
(590.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
145
(2,809)
139
(2,744)
141
(2,905)
91
(1,914)
109
(2,266)
76
(1,402)
99
(1,811)
91
(1,684)
108
(1,994)
66
(1,227)
85
(1,569)
116
(2,140)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(116.2)
12
(236.9)
10
(206.0)
6
(126.2)
4
(83.1)
5
(92.2)
11
(201.2)
8
(148.1)
8
(147.7)
8
(148.7)
6
(110.7)
8
(147.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(38.7)
1
(19.7)
2
(41.2)
2
(42.1)
1
(20.8)
2
(36.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
1
(18.5)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)210.8335.4291.5255.6179.6214.2199.8256.3244.4208.1132.2181.2

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City-data.com crime index in Colby, KS

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 18 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.24
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (50.7%), Irish (10.2%), American (8.5%), English (8.1%), Danish (2.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3160 feet

Land area: 3.34 square miles.

Population density: 1,606 people per square mile   (low).

Colby, Kansas map

89 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,960 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,762 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: South Aurora, CO (201.4 miles , pop. 297,828).

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 )

Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 101.05 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +341 (+6.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,650 (82.2%)

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Colby, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Colby, KS in 2017

Colby satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $500,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $176,000
  • 2015: 18 buildings, average cost: $171,500
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $278,500
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $120,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Colby, KS residents
Average permit cost in Colby, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Kansas:

3.7%
Most common industries in Colby, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (16.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.3%)
  • Construction (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Utilities (4.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (21.3%)
  • Health care (15.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Colby, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.3%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Colby, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colby-area historical tornado activity is below Kansas state average. It is 18% 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 above Kansas state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 314.6 miles away from Colby 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 264.9 miles away from Colby center
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 201.0 miles away from Colby center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 263.7 miles away from Colby center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 248.5 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 89.2 miles away from Colby 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 Thomas County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
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).
Colby topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Colby:

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

Airports located in Colby:

College/University in Colby:

  • Colby Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,065; 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: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 138 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Barton County Community College (about 143 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Central Community College (about 176 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 193 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Community College of Aurora (about 202 miles; Aurora, CO; FT enrollment: 4,730)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 205 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)

Public high school in Colby:

Private high school in Colby:

  • HEARTLAND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 59, Location: 1995 W 4TH ST, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Colby:

Private elementary/middle school in Colby:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 129, Location: 1150 W 6TH ST, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Colby

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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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.

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 and their reported violations in the past:

BUFFALO BILL MOBILE HOME PARK (Serves NE, Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2011), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-09-2007), St Public Notif received (JUL-26-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colby that have no violations reported:

  • COLBY, CITY OF (Population served: 5,406, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SERVICE OIL COMPANY (Serves CO, Population served: 500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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)

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.

For population 15 years and over in Colby:

Marital status in Colby, KS
  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.1%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

For population 25 years and over in Colby:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Colby
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Colby, KS (based on Thomas County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,6217
Catholic1,3941
Evangelical Protestant1,0349
Other1362
None3,715-
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: 2
Thomas County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Thomas County:

29.2%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Thomas County:

9.2%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Colby:

49.3%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Colby:

46.0%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Colby:

28.2
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.0%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colby:

9.2%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Colby:

33.6%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

56.0%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.9%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colby, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 11$38,706$42,2250$0
Electric Power 10$40,312$48,3740$0
Financial Administration 7$26,994$46,2751$890
Police - Other 6$19,334$38,6680$0
Firefighters 6$22,284$44,5680$0
Streets and Highways 6$19,640$39,2800$0
Solid Waste Management 4$12,304$36,9120$0
Other and Unallocable 4$9,328$27,9842$1,196
Water Supply 3$9,592$38,3680$0
Other Government Administration 3$14,156$56,6240$0
Sewerage 2$6,662$39,9720$0
Parks and Recreation 2$6,574$39,4440$0
Judicial and Legal 1$1,974$23,6880$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$3,434$41,2080$0
Totals for Government 66$231,294$42,0533$2,086

Colby government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Electric Utilities: $551,000 ($102.78)
    Regular Highways: $129,000 ($24.06)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,411,000 ($822.79)
    General - Other: $1,329,000 ($247.90)
    Police Protection: $927,000 ($172.92)
    Water Utilities: $884,000 ($164.89)
    Financial Administration: $786,000 ($146.61)
    Sewerage: $679,000 ($126.66)
    Parks and Recreation: $618,000 ($115.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $483,000 ($90.10)
    Local Fire Protection: $348,000 ($64.91)
    Regular Highways: $289,000 ($53.91)
    Libraries: $251,000 ($46.82)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $135,000 ($25.18)
    Air Transportation: $73,000 ($13.62)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $43,000 ($8.02)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $309,000 ($57.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $272,000 ($50.74)
    Electric Utilities: $182,000 ($33.95)
    Parks and Recreation: $120,000 ($22.38)
    Sewerage: $97,000 ($18.09)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($13.06)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($11.38)
    Police Protection: $59,000 ($11.01)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($7.09)
    Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($6.53)
    Air Transportation: $28,000 ($5.22)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($2.42)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,121,000 ($582.17)

Colby government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,179,000 ($219.92)
    Solid Waste Management: $745,000 ($138.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $145,000 ($27.05)
    Air Transportation: $24,000 ($4.48)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $35,000 ($6.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $538,000 ($100.35)
    Fines and Forfeits: $83,000 ($15.48)
    Special Assessments: $51,000 ($9.51)
    Rents: $25,000 ($4.66)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($3.73)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $5,780,000 ($1078.16)
    Water Utilities: $1,092,000 ($203.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $362,000 ($67.52)
    Highways: $142,000 ($26.49)
    General Local Government Support: $45,000 ($8.39)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.37)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,357,000 ($439.66)
    Property: $1,795,000 ($334.83)
    Motor Vehicle License: $226,000 ($42.16)
    Public Utility License: $68,000 ($12.68)
    Public Utilities Sales: $56,000 ($10.45)
    Other License: $22,000 ($4.10)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $6,000 ($1.12)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($0.37)

Colby government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,016,000 ($2241.37)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,554,000 ($1968.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,366,000 ($441.34)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,323,000 ($433.31)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,462,000 ($272.71)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $43,000 ($8.02)

Colby government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,433,000 ($4184.48)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,323,000 ($433.31)
Businesses in Colby, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Arby's1Motel 61
Baskin-Robbins1Nike4
Burger King1Quiznos1
Famous Footwear1RadioShack1
FedEx4SONIC Drive-In1
Ford1Sears1
H&R Block2Starbucks1
Hilton1Super 81
Holiday Inn1U-Haul1
Kroger1UPS4
La-Z-Boy1Village Inn1
MasterBrand Cabinets1Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1

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)
Colby fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
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  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 108ft / 32.6mTotal length
  • $1,924,000Total costs
  • 105,361Total average daily traffic
  • 26,607Total average daily truck traffic
  • 94,420Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Colby, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Colby, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Colby)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 133 (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: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 25 (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: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Colby)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 32 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Colby)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 24. The highest number of fire incidents - 41 took place in 2003, and the least - 5 in 2009. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Colby, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (52.6%), and Structure Fires (24.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Colby, KS
    • 21352.6%Outside Fires
    • 9924.4%Structure Fires
    • 8721.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 61.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colby, KS

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Colby, Kansas:

  • Welk-um Inn, 1985 S Range Ave, Colby, Kansas 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-8201
  • Comfort Inn, 2225 S Range Ave, Colby, Kansas 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-3833, Fax: (785) 462-9704
  • Days Inn, 1925 S Range Ave, Colby, Kansas 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-8691, Fax: (785) 462-7732
  • Quality Inn, 1950 S Range Ave, Colby, Kansas 67701 , Phone: (785) 462-3933, Fax: (785) 462-7255
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Colby, Kansas
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Colby, KS
  • 85.1%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Electricity
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Colby, KS
  • 73.1%Utility gas
  • 26.9%Electricity


Colby compared to Kansas state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Colby on our top lists:

  • #56 on the list of "Top 100 cities with shortest commuting times (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most full-time financial administration workers per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest percentage of likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households) (population 5,000+)"
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  • Paul H. Niblock (1)
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