Denison, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 188 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.6%
 
Males: 89  (47.6%)
Females: 99  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 66419.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $40,378 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Denison:

$40,378
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $21,183 (it was $13,378 in 2000)

Denison city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $51,941 (it was $33,900 in 2000)
Denison:

$51,941
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $67,646; Detached houses: $72,427; Mobile homes: $19,396

Median gross rent in 2016: $636.

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  • Races in Denison, KS (2010)

    Denison races chart
    • 17895.2%White alone
    • 63.2%Two or more races
    • 21.1%Hispanic
    • 10.5%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Denison: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (19.0%), Irish (19.0%), English (11.1%), German (9.5%), European (3.2%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 0.12 square miles.

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

Denison,KS real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Denison:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Denison city:

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 43.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 15.7%
  • Divorced: 17.4%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Denison, Kansas as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Denison to the number of sex offenders is 72 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $986 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $958 (1.6%)

Denison satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (24.7 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (61.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (450.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Mayetta, KS (2.5 miles ), Holton, KS (2.8 miles ), Valley Falls, KS (3.1 miles ), Hoyt, KS (3.3 miles ), Muscotah, KS (3.5 miles) , Whiting, KS (3.7 miles ), Ozawkie, KS (3.8 miles ), Meriden, KS (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Latitude: 39.39 N, Longitude: 95.63 W

Area code: 785

Denison household income distribution Denison home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +6 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (31%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Public administration (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Construction (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (16%)
  • Legal occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

Average climate in Denison, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.8 miles away from the Denison city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 421.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from Denison 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 364.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.1 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 372.0 miles away from Denison center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 389.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Denison topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Denison:

  • MEDICALODGES HOLTON (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HOLTON, KS)
  • PENNSYLVANIA PLACE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HOLTON, KS)
  • MEDICALODGES JACKSON COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HOLTON, KS)
  • HOLTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; HOLTON, KS)
  • VALLEY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; VALLEY FALLS, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Denison:

  • Washburn University (about 26 miles; Topeka, KS; Full-time enrollment: 5,092)
  • University of Kansas (about 37 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Highland Community College (about 38 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Baker University (about 49 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 51 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 52 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Grantham University (about 53 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)

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Notable locations in Denison: Jackson Farmers Grain Elevator Number 2 (A), Denison Fire District Substation (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Denison: Denison Bible Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2006 was 47.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

47.6
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 23.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 9.61. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.61
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.7%
(15.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.5%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported
4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Kansas average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Denison city (based on Jackson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,48717
Evangelical Protestant1,75311
Catholic1,2612
Other1983
None7,763-
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: 5
Jackson County:

3.75 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Jackson County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Jackson County:

28.1%
Kansas:

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

14.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.1%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Denison:

50.0%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.2
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Denison:

22.0%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.4%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Denison:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

43.4%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

57.5%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Denison:

82.4%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Denison, 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
Other Government Administration 1$2,070$24,8401$889
Water Supply 1$2,706$32,4720$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$143
Totals for Government 2$4,776$28,6562$1,032

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $139,000 ($739.36)
    Sewerage: $41,000 ($218.09)
    Water Utilities: $33,000 ($175.53)
    General - Other: $25,000 ($132.98)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($79.79)
    Police Protection: $10,000 ($53.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($47.87)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($47.87)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($5.32)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($5.32)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,000 ($10.64)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($175.53)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $14,000 ($74.47)
    All Other: $11,000 ($58.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($47.87)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $11,000 ($58.51)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($31.91)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $150,000 ($797.87)
    Water Utilities: $41,000 ($218.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($37.23)
    General Support: $4,000 ($21.28)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($106.38)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($15.96)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Gas Utilities: $15,000 ($79.79)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $10,000 ($53.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Gas Utilities: $8,000 ($42.55)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($53.19)
    Gas Utilities: $7,000 ($37.23)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $143,000 ($760.64)

5.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,344 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
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 Shawnee County, KS  2.10% ($35,486 average AGI)
from Brown County, KS  0.37% ($25,579)
from Nemaha County, KS  0.35% ($35,889)


6.41% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,875 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
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 Shawnee County, KS  3.00% ($31,796 average AGI)
to Riley County, KS  0.23% ($22,500)
to Brown County, KS  0.19% ($29,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Denison:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Denison:

  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KJTY (88.1 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLZR (105.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KDVV (100.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KQTP (102.9 FM; ST. MARYS, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KWIC (99.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KBUZ (90.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • KANU (91.5 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)
  • KCVT (92.5 FM; SILVER LAKE, KS; Owner: RICHARD P. BOTT, II)
  • KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Denison:

  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTMJ-CA (Channel 43; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K21AP (Channel 55; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Coleman Standpipe Nw 1/4 Sec 8 Twp 8 S Range 17 E (Lat: 39.369722 Lon: -95.575528), Type: Building, Structure height: 24 m, Call Sign: WPKI409
    Assigned Frequencies: 456.050 MHzGrant Date: 02/09/2012, Expiration Date: 02/28/2022, Certifier: Edward S DunnRegistrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KE0EBE, Licensee ID: L01938156, Grant Date: 04/21/2015, Expiration Date: 04/21/2025, Cancellation Date: 05/22/2015, Certifier: Richard A Smith, Registrant: Richard A Smith, 17779 K 16 Hwy, Denison, KS 66419
  • Call Sign: W0QGS, Previous Call Sign: KE0EBE, Licensee ID: L01938156, Grant Date: 05/22/2015, Expiration Date: 05/22/2025, Certifier: Richard A Smith, Registrant: Richard A Smith, 17779 K 16 Hwy, Denison, KS 66419

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

DENISON, CITY OF (Population served: 187, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-23-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2011), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 2
Most common first names in Denison, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John676.3 years
Mary580.8 years
Robert566.8 years
George475.7 years
Bertha473.3 years
Paul477.7 years
Alice379.4 years
James386.3 years
Henry389.4 years
Elva275.5 years
Most common last names in Denison, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Braum591.8 years
Faunce479.2 years
Blumberg484.8 years
Caldwell385.3 years
Anderson369.0 years
Brown385.6 years
Hutchins367.6 years
Mccrory382.3 years
Montgomery364.4 years
Tolbert370.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (77%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (7%)

Denison compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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