Colony, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 402 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +1.3%
 
Males: 215  (53.5%)
Females: 187  (46.5%)
Median resident age:  30.1 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 66015.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,013 (it was $25,167 in 2000)
Colony:

$37,013
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,242 (it was $11,398 in 2000)

Colony city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $73,896 (it was $33,600 in 2000)
Colony:

$73,896
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $72,702; Detached houses: $78,627; Mobile homes: $48,883

Median gross rent in 2016: $536.

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  • Races in Colony, KS (2010)

    Colony races chart
    • 38494.1%White alone
    • 143.4%Two or more races
    • 71.7%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone
    • 10.2%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Colony: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (24.9%), German (22.8%), American (11.7%), European (7.1%), English (4.6%), Swedish (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1130 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 805 people per square mile   (low).

Colony,KS real estate house value index trend

Colony, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Colony:

  • High school or higher: 95.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Colony city:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 45.7%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 20.1%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Colony, Kansas as of September 25, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Colony to the number of sex offenders is 164 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,377 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,178 (1.6%)

Colony satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawrence, KS (61.8 miles , pop. 80,098).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (82.2 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (373.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Lone Elm, KS (2.6 miles) , Welda, KS (2.8 miles) , Westphalia, KS (3.2 miles) , Gas, KS (3.2 miles ), Iola, KS (3.2 miles ), Mildred, KS (3.3 miles) , Neosho Falls, KS (3.4 miles) , La Harpe, KS (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,300

Latitude: 38.07 N, Longitude: 95.37 W

Area code: 620

Colony household income distribution Colony home values distribution

Crime rates in Colony by Year
Type 2005 2006 2008 2009
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Theft 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Auto thefts 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 300.5) 0.00.00.00.0

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Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -51 (-11.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (20%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Colony: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Colony, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Colony-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 75% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.0 miles away from the Colony city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 27.2 miles away from the city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Colony-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 265.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 266.4 miles away from Colony center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 322.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 325.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 325.7 miles away from Colony center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 243.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Anderson County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colony topographic map

Birthplace of: Max Yoho - Writer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Colony:

  • ARKHAVEN AT IOLA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • IOLA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • COUNTRYSIDE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • WINDSOR PLACE AT IOLA LLC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • STERLING HEIGHTS MANOR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • ALLEN COUNTY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • ALLEN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; IOLA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Colony:

  • Allen County Community College (about 10 miles; Iola, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,089)
  • Baker University (about 50 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Emporia State University (about 51 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 60 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • University of Kansas (about 62 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 64 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 69 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)

Public high school in Colony:

  • CREST HIGH (Students: 91, Location: 603 E. BROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Colony:

See full list of schools located in Colony

Library in Colony:

  • COLONY CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,773; Location: 339 CHERRY STREET; 5,228 books; 71 audio materials; 617 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Colony: Colony City Marshal's Office (A), Colony Fire Station (B), Colony City Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Colony include: Colony Christian Church (A), Colony United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Bestbooks Etc. (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 210 Lydia Avenue), Colony City - City Hall (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 339 South Cherry Street).

Anderson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.8%
(10.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Colony (2011 data):

  • Garnett State Savings Bank: State Bank Of Colony Branch at 207 East Broad Street, branch established on 2006/11/06. Info updated 2009/07/17: Bank assets: $114.0 mil, Deposits: $102.0 mil, headquarters in Garnett, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Goppert Financial Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.1
Kansas average:

11.2

Colony travel time to work - commute Colony mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Colony city (based on Anderson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,7545
Evangelical Protestant1,51413
Mainline Protestant1,0017
Other1-
None3,832-
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
Anderson County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Anderson County:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

13.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Anderson County:

28.1%
Kansas:

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

15.2%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Colony:

52.8%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.4%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Colony:

28.7
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Colony:

21.3%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Colony:

7.4%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Colony:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Colony:

32.2%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Colony:

57.4%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Colony:

73.3%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Colony, KS Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,096
Police - Other 0$0 1$366
Totals for Government 0$4,958 2$1,462

Colony government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($99.50)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($62.19)
    Sewerage: $23,000 ($57.21)
    General - Other: $17,000 ($42.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($42.29)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($37.31)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($7.46)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($4.98)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($14.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Financial Administration: $15,000 ($37.31)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $51,000 ($126.87)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $13,000 ($32.34)

Colony government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $46,000 ($114.43)
    Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($44.78)
    All Other: $2,000 ($4.98)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($47.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $8,000 ($19.90)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($9.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $62,000 ($154.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($32.34)
    General Support: $6,000 ($14.93)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($74.63)
    Public Utilities: $15,000 ($37.31)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.49)

Colony government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $224,000 ($557.21)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $111,000 ($276.12)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $107,000 ($266.17)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $201,000 ($500.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $23,000 ($57.21)
    Other, NEC: $4,000 ($9.95)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $208,000 ($517.41)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $54,000 ($134.33)

5.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,589 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.88%
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 Franklin County, KS  0.91% ($29,786 average AGI)
from Allen County, KS  0.59% ($21,111)
from Johnson County, KS  0.49% ($30,867)


6.49% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,670 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
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 Allen County, KS  0.88% ($22,704 average AGI)
to Franklin County, KS  0.84% ($28,423)
to Johnson County, KS  0.65% ($43,750)

Strongest AM radio stations in Colony:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KALN (1370 AM; 1 kW; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Colony:

  • KIKS-FM (101.5 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSNP (97.7 FM; BURLINGTON, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KBJQ (88.3 FM; BRONSON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K217CI (91.3 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)

Colony fatal accident list:

Sep 18, 1976 01:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 18, 1975 01:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Colony)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.071361 Lon: -95.366833, Call Sign: WQBX384
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.437 MHz, 468.437 MHzGrant Date: 01/03/2015, Expiration Date: 01/03/2025, Certifier: Paul A StephensRegistrant: Comm-Tronix, 1735 Mccormick, Wichita, KS 67213, Phone: (316) 263-5958, Fax: (316) 263-4881

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: AI0T, Licensee ID: L01139604, Grant Date: 04/11/2006, Expiration Date: 06/28/2016, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2013, Certifier: Loren M Howerton, Registrant: Loren M Howerton, 1776 900 Street, Colony, KS 66015
  • Call Sign: KB0HM, Licensee ID: L01139602, Grant Date: 04/11/2006, Expiration Date: 06/28/2016, Certifier: Patricia A Howerton, Registrant: Patricia A Howerton, 1776 900 Street, Colony, KS 66015
  • Call Sign: W0GTP, Grant Date: 09/11/1996, Expiration Date: 09/11/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/12/2008, Registrant: James D Dickson, Colony, KS 66015
  • Call Sign: WB0ZAU, Grant Date: 03/07/1989, Expiration Date: 03/07/1999, Cancellation Date: 03/08/2001, Registrant: Howard G Veteto, Rr 2, Colony, KS 66015
  • Call Sign: WD0HEA, Licensee ID: L00667165, Grant Date: 04/22/2003, Expiration Date: 06/15/2013, Cancellation Date: 06/16/2015, Certifier: Mark H Veteto, Registrant: Mark H Veteto, 13130 Sw 300 Rd, Colony, KS 66015

Drinking water stations with addresses in Colony and their reported violations in the past:

COLONY, CITY OF (Population served: 400, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-22-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-09-2012), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2012)

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

  • ANDERSON CO RWD 5 (Population served: 2,055, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 48
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Colony, KS
Most common first names in Colony, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles1274.0 years
George1082.0 years
Mary877.4 years
John776.6 years
Robert772.0 years
Edna581.6 years
James583.0 years
Frank582.8 years
Wilma481.0 years
William484.0 years
Most common last names in Colony, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kelley773.0 years
Mcghee682.2 years
Williams579.4 years
Allen479.0 years
Cox482.5 years
Smith481.3 years
Strickler486.3 years
Wilmoth487.2 years
Wilson485.3 years
Gilliland379.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (98%)
  • Electricity (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Colony compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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