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Population in 2012: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.2%
 

Males: 64  (48.8%)
Females: 69  (51.3%)

Median resident age:  50.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67632

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,409 (it was $27,917 in 2000)
Damar:

$31,409
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,104

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,773 (it was $23,800 in 2000)
Damar:

$75,773
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $70,246; Detached houses: $73,697; Townhouses or other attached units: $64,566; Mobile homes: $36,392

Median gross rent in 2012: $513.

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  • White alone - 129 (97.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.8%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Damar: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: French (32.6%), French Canadian (24.4%), Irish (12.0%), Russian (3.7%), Czech (3.3%), Swedish (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2106 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 697 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Damar:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Damar city:

  • Never married: 36.5%
  • Now married: 53.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 6.1%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.5%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $736 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $650 (1.7%)

Damar satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (165.9 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (477.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Palco, KS (2.2 miles ), Bogue, KS (2.5 miles) , Zurich, KS (3.2 miles) , Hill City, KS (3.8 miles ), Plainville, KS (4.0 miles ), Stockton, KS (4.3 miles ), Logan, KS (4.9 miles ), Edmond, KS (5.0 miles) .

Latitude: 39.32 N, Longitude: 99.58 W

Area code: 785

Damar household income distribution Damar home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +44 (+39.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (38%)
  • Wholesale trade (21%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (30%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (22%)
  • Child care workers (15%)
  • Business operations specialists (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Damar-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.1 miles away from the Damar city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/27/1951, a category F4 tornado 25.5 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Damar-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 79% 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 12.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.7 miles away from Damar center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 57.4 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 7.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.9 miles away from Damar center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rooks County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Damar:

  • DAWSON PLACE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HILL CITY, KS)
  • GRAHAM COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; HILL CITY, KS)
  • PLAINVILLE RURAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; PLAINVILLE, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Damar, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Damar:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 34 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 100 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 125 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Central Community College (about 126 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Kansas State University (about 162 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Wichita State University (about 167 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Butler Community College (about 180 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)

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Notable location: Damar Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Damar: Saint Joseph's Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: US Government Offices - Nicodemus- US Department of Interior-Nat'L Park Service- Nicodemus N (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Historic Site).

 
Rooks 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 Damar and their reported violations in the past:

DAMAR, CITY OF (Population served: 150, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and JUL-18-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUL-14-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2003 and SEP-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-27-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-14-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-14-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUL-13-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-13-2000)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.5%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic 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:  58.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Damar, KS

Damar compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Damar travel time to work - commute


Damar mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (19%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Damar city (based on Rooks County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.99%
Here76.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents34.9%25.2%15.8%8.8%4.0%
Congregations21.1%21.1%10.5%5.3%10.5%
NameAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.1%2.8%2.0%1.9%1.6%
Congregations10.5%5.3%5.3%5.3%5.3%
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: 3
Rooks County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Rooks County:

27.6%
Kansas:

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

5.8%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$761
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$381
Sewerage 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,542

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $38,000 ($285.71)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($105.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($22.56)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $15,000 ($112.78)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($67.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($22.56)

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

  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($135.34)
    Rents: $4,000 ($30.08)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($300.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($45.11)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($210.53)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($37.59)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $47,000 ($353.38)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($323.31)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $4,000 ($30.08)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $61,000 ($458.65)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $5,000 ($37.59)

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
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 Ellis County, KS  1.00% ($19,350 average AGI)


6.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
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  1.34% ($25,000 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Damar:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Damar:

  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZNA (90.5 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KQMA (92.5 FM; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KHAZ (99.5 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Damar:

  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5 Mi N Of (Lat: 39.393056 Lon: -99.580944), Call Sign: KNEV599, Licensee ID: L00666590
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2003, Expiration Date: 04/28/2013
    Registrant: Jerome Benoit, Hc 1 Box 14, Damar, KS 67632

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BRISTOW LEONARD B PC 2000 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582ULDCDI-99 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 275A , Serial Number: APOW319, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 12/04/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Leonard B Bristow, 1735 2 Rd # #, Damar, KS 67632
  • Aircraft: BRISTOW LEONARD B 503 DREAM MACHINE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503ULDCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 283A , Serial Number: 04146, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 12/04/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Leonard B Bristow, 1735 2 Rd # #, Damar, KS 67632


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

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