Dorrance, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 186 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 
Males: 102  (54.9%)
Females: 84  (45.1%)
Median resident age:  36.9 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip codes: 67634.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $58,323 (it was $31,250 in 2000)
Dorrance:

$58,323
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $24,021 (it was $20,513 in 2000)

Dorrance city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $47,550 (it was $20,600 in 2000)
Dorrance:

$47,550
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $63,934; Detached houses: $58,529; Mobile homes: $104,124

Median gross rent in 2016: $432.

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  • Races in Dorrance, KS (2010)

    Dorrance races chart
    • 17896.2%White alone
    • 52.7%American Indian alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Dorrance: 77.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.5%), Irish (16.2%), Austrian (11.7%), American (5.4%), English (3.6%), Czech (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1730 feet

Land area: 0.34 square miles.

Population density: 554 people per square mile   (low).

Dorrance,KS real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Dorrance:

  • High school or higher: 99.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dorrance city:

  • Never married: 11.7%
  • Now married: 68.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.4%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $776 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $530 (1.2%)

Dorrance satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (105.1 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (430.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Wilson, KS (2.5 miles ), Bunker Hill, KS (2.5 miles) , Russell, KS (3.8 miles ), Lucas, KS (3.9 miles ), Sylvan Grove, KS (3.9 miles ), Susank, KS (4.2 miles) , Luray, KS (4.4 miles ), Odin, KS (4.4 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $107,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.85 N, Longitude: 98.59 W

Area code: 785

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

3.4%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+5.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (14%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2%)
  • Finance and insurance (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Dorrance, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 5/7/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Dorrance city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/21/2001, a category F4 tornado 21.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 28 people and caused $43 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dorrance-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 199.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 136.9 miles away from Dorrance 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 50.0 miles away from the city center
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 440.8 miles away from the city 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 362.6 miles away from Dorrance center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.1 miles away from the city 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 Russell County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dorrance topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Dorrance:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - WILSON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WILSON, KS)
  • WILSON NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WILSON, KS)
  • GATEWOOD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RUSSELL, KS)
  • RUSSELL REGIONAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RUSSELL, KS)
  • WHEATLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RUSSELL, KS)
  • WHEATLAND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; RUSSELL, KS)
  • DSNWK EVES HOME (Hospital, about 16 miles away; RUSSELL, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dorrance:

  • Barton County Community College (about 32 miles; Great Bend, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,108)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 41 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 65 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 105 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 105 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 106 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 106 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)

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Notable locations in Dorrance: Dorrance Historical Society Museum (A), Dorrance Rural Fire District 4 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Dorrance: First Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Russell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 4.3%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.9%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.4
Kansas average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dorrance city (based on Russell County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,85417
Catholic1,0283
Evangelical Protestant3458
Other11
None2,742-
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
Russell County:

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

8.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

27.9%
Kansas:

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

3.1%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

43.8%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

45.3%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Dorrance:

29.3
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.0%
Kansas:

21.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.5%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Dorrance:

56.9%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

82.9%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Dorrance, 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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$593
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$791
Totals for Government 0$1,960 2$1,384

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $56,000 ($301.08)
    Water Utilities: $32,000 ($172.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($86.02)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($21.51)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($10.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,000 ($10.75)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,000 ($139.78)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($86.02)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($10.75)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($16.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($145.16)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($32.26)
    General Support: $1,000 ($5.38)
  • Tax - Property: $22,000 ($118.28)
    Total General Sales: $14,000 ($75.27)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($37.63)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $17,000 ($91.40)

6.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.32%
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 Ellis County, KS  1.26% ($37,771 average AGI)
from Barton County, KS  0.54% ($22,267)
from Ellsworth County, KS  0.36% ($16,200)


5.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,312 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
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 Ellis County, KS  1.02% ($28,286 average AGI)
to Saline County, KS  0.36% ($42,600)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dorrance:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRSL (990 AM; 0 kW; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dorrance:

  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRD (88.9 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCAY (95.9 FM; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KVGB-FM (104.3 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dorrance:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K38GH (Channel 38; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KBDK (Channel 14; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSCC-LP (Channel 14; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Dorrance)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • DORRANCE, 19914 Grant Road (Lat: 38.841333 Lon: -98.592111), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQTU424
    Assigned Frequencies: 6034.15 MHz, 6004.50 MHzGrant Date: 04/15/2014, Expiration Date: 04/15/2024, Certifier: Thomas W BurnettRegistrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1220 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 867-6767, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:
  • A5L0009B, Us Highway 40 & 197th Street (A5l0009) (Lat: 38.855417 Lon: -98.639056), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WQWC367
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/15/2015, Expiration Date: 07/15/2025, Certifier: David WerblowRegistrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: MAHONEY TOM 7/8 SCLE NIEUPORT 17 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 117NP , Serial Number: S-126, Airworthiness Date: 05/17/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas H Mahoney, Po Box 44, Dorrance, KS 67634
  • Aircraft: NAGLE DAVE P-RC (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 310UC , Serial Number: 8747, Airworthiness Date: 09/12/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Anthony J Mahoney, 19510 Old Hwy 40, Dorrance, KS 67634
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN AVIATION AA-1A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 84 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6355L , Serial Number: AA1A-0355, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 02/21/1972
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas H Mahoney, Po Box 44, Dorrance, KS 67634
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 80184 , Serial Number: 17266428, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 01/12/1976
    Registrant (Individual): D S Steinle, Po Box 22, Dorrance, KS 67634

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

DORRANCE, CITY OF (Population served: 185, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dorrance, KS
Most common first names in Dorrance, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary775.9 years
Fred679.7 years
Henry581.0 years
Anna576.2 years
Carl581.0 years
Dorothy377.7 years
Ernest366.3 years
George382.7 years
William372.7 years
John377.3 years
Most common last names in Dorrance, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Steinle1379.9 years
Thielen877.4 years
Galliart577.6 years
Major582.6 years
Miller565.8 years
Kaufman579.4 years
Herber478.8 years
Fritschen473.2 years
Luerman474.3 years
Pasek462.5 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Dorrance 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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