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Population in 2012: 885 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.7%
 

Males: 415  (46.9%)
Females: 470  (53.1%)

Median resident age:  49.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67437.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,526 (it was $24,808 in 2000)
Downs:

$32,526
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,963

Downs city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $48,711 (it was $32,100 in 2000)
Downs:

$48,711
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $52,377; Detached houses: $50,453; Mobile homes: $88,737

Median gross rent in 2012: $468.

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  • White alone - 967 (96.3%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 20 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.10%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Downs: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (33.8%), Irish (14.5%), English (11.4%), United States (8.1%), Dutch (5.3%), French (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/1879

Elevation: 1484 feet

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 803 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Downs:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Downs city:

  • Never married: 13.2%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 14.6%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

10 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Downs, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Downs to the number of sex offenders is 885 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $940 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $567 (1.4%)

Downs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (133.9 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (473.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Cawker City, KS (2.4 miles ), Portis, KS (3.0 miles) , Osborne, KS (3.0 miles ), Tipton, KS (3.5 miles ), Glen Elder, KS (3.5 miles ), Gaylord, KS (4.4 miles) , Hunter, KS (4.5 miles) , Lebanon, KS (4.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $62,100
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $20,000
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 39.50 N, Longitude: 98.54 W

Area code: 785

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -77 (-6.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (37%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Downs-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 197% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the Downs city center .

On 6/15/1992, a category F4 tornado 18.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Downs-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 93% 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 50.4 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 74.5 miles away from Downs center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.8 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 39.5 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 53.0 miles away from Downs center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Francis Schmidt - College football coach.


Hospitals/medical centers in Downs:

  • DOWNS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1218 KANSAS AVENUE, ROUTE 2)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - DOWNS (Nursing Home, 1218 KANSAS ST)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Downs:

  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)
  • OSBORNE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, about 10 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Downs, KS

Airports located in Downs:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Downs:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 62 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 88 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 97 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 105 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Kansas State University (about 108 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 134 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 136 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

Public high school in Downs:

Public elementary/middle school in Downs:

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Library in Downs:

  • DOWNS CARNEGIE LIBRARY (Operating income: $31,098; Location: 504 MORGAN AVE; 15,046 books; 223 audio materials; 880 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Downs: Midway Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 7 (A), Scoular Company Grain Elevator Number 3 (B), Downs Carnegie Library (C), Downs City Hall (D), Downs Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Downs include: Downs United Methodist Church (A), Downs Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), First Christian Church (C), Saint Mary's Catholic Church (D), Zion Lutheran Church (E), Lighthouse Community Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: West Lake Inn (East Highway 24).

 
Osborne 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 Downs and their reported violations in the past:

DOWNS, CITY OF (Population served: 938, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2002 and DEC-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-06-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-06-2003), St Public Notif received (JAN-28-2003), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2003)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2002 and MAR-2002, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-25-2002), St Intentional no-action (DEC-06-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and JUL-11-1994, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-11-1994)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.2%
(13.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 69.2% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.7%
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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Downs, KS

37 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
44 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Downs compared to Kansas state average:

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  • Median household income below 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 significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Downs (2011 data):

  • The Downs National Bank: at 800 Morgan Avenue, branch established on 1919/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $17.9 mil, Deposits: $16.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Downs Bancshares, Inc.
  • State Bank of Downs: State Bank Of Downs at 900 Morgan Avenue, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2007/10/01: Bank assets: $58.3 mil, Deposits: $45.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: B Bank, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Downs travel time to work - commute


Downs mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Downs city (based on Osborne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.47%
Here73.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents29.8%21.1%13.1%6.2%5.5%
Congregations33.3%8.3%8.3%4.2%4.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.4%5.2%3.7%3.7%6.4%
Congregations4.2%8.3%4.2%4.2%20.8%
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
Osborne County:

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Osborne County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Osborne County:

12.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Osborne County:

29.7%
Kansas:

27.9%

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 1$2,010$24,1201$449
Streets and Highways 1$2,203$26,4360$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$1,833$21,9962$1,543
Water Supply 2$4,678$28,0680$0
Totals for Government 5$10,724$25,7383$1,992

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $146,000 ($164.97)
    General - Other: $119,000 ($134.46)
    Police Protection: $67,000 ($75.71)
    Financial Administration: $59,000 ($66.67)
    Regular Highways: $54,000 ($61.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $52,000 ($58.76)
    Libraries: $18,000 ($20.34)
    Health Services - Other: $17,000 ($19.21)
    Fire Protection: $13,000 ($14.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($10.17)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $25,000 ($28.25)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($10.17)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($1.13)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $139,000 ($157.06)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($3.39)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $26,000 ($29.38)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($10.17)
    All Other: $4,000 ($4.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,000 ($3.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $11,000 ($12.43)
    General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($11.30)
    Rents: $7,000 ($7.91)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $178,000 ($201.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $38,000 ($42.94)
    General Support: $17,000 ($19.21)
  • Tax - Property: $312,000 ($352.54)
    Public Utilities: $65,000 ($73.45)
    Total General Sales: $28,000 ($31.64)
    NEC: $5,000 ($5.65)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($49.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $1,000 ($1.13)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($11.30)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $33,000 ($37.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $420,000 ($474.58)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($10.17)

5.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
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 Mitchell County, KS  0.68% ($22,364 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Downs:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT 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.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Downs:

  • KDNS (94.1 FM; DOWNS, KS; Owner: HOEFLICKER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZDY (96.3 FM; CAWKER CITY, KS; Owner: WACONDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KVSV-FM (105.5 FM; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Downs:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Downs fatal accident list:

Jul 22, 2006 08:40 PM, Us-24, Us-281, Lat: 39.509992, Lon: -98.686425, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Steven P Lowe, Ne Edge (Lat: 39.515000 Lon: -98.524722), Type: 122.8, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 9033246318
  • DAVID B CUNNINGHAM, Ne Edge (Lat: 39.515000 Lon: -98.524722), Type: 122.8, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 9033246318
  • Shannan L Schmidt, 396 S 40th (Hv570 - Downs) (Lat: 39.510889 Lon: -98.562639), Type: 61.0, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 5742370464, Sschmidt@horvathcommunications.Com, 312 W COLFAX
  • Brad P Hunsberger, 396 S 40th (Hv570 - Downs) (Lat: 39.510889 Lon: -98.562639), Type: 61.0, Structure height: 20141 m, Overall height: 60 m
    Registrant: 5742370464, Sschmidt@horvathcommunications.Com, 312 W COLFAX
  • Ne Edge (Lat: 39.515000 Lon: -98.524722), Type: 122.8, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 9158961037, , 417 FORD ST

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • N Third (Lat: 39.509167 Lon: -98.554500), Type: Building, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WPFU445, Licensee ID: L00736379
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.210 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/2004, Expiration Date: 10/13/2014
    Registrant: City Of Downs, 715 Railroad, Downs, KS 67437, Phone: (785) 454-6622
  • 615 Deleware (Lat: 39.508889 Lon: -98.542000), Call Sign: KNFC952, Licensee ID: L00097491
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.360 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/22/1997, Expiration Date: 03/25/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2002
    Registrant: Pottberg Retail & Supply, 615 Deleware, Downs, KS 67437, Phone: (913) 454-3535
  • 615 Deleware (Lat: 39.508889 Lon: -98.542000), Call Sign: KNGX358, Licensee ID: L00096267
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.415 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/1998, Expiration Date: 07/27/2003, Cancellation Date: 09/28/2003
    Registrant: Black Diamond Ranch Inc, 615 Delaware, Downs, KS 67437
  • Sw 1/4 Of Section 28 Of Range 611 (Lat: 39.497778 Lon: -98.561722), Call Sign: KNHN915
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.490 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2004, Expiration Date: 10/06/2013
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440
  • 810 N Morgan (Lat: 39.501667 Lon: -98.545056), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: KAG703
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.530 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/08/2011, Expiration Date: 10/29/2021, Cancellation Date: 12/14/2012, Certifier: John D Geil
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Email:
  • Lat: 39.502222 Lon: -98.541667, Call Sign: WPYM988
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.285 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/11/2003, Expiration Date: 09/11/2013, Certifier: Curt Engel
    Registrant: D & D Communications Inc, 13444 L Street, Omaha, NE 68137, Phone: (402) 895-6100, Fax: (402) 895-6260

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Downs)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: SHARP-RANS S12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912UL (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 107AZ , Serial Number: 0493394, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/28/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Michael D Sharp, 306 Morgan Ave, Downs, KS 67437
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 22990 , Serial Number: 15068665, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/09/1968
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Barry K Doane, 123 County 685 Ave, Downs, KS 67437, Other Owners: Kent W Ingram, Bob B Wagner, Curtis Peterson
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182H (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 300TX , Serial Number: 18256481, Year manufactured: 1965, Airworthiness Date: 09/20/1965
    Registrant (Corporation): Sky Power LLC, Po Box 218, Downs, KS 67437
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 41901 , Serial Number: 28-7405148, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1974
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Floyd J Renken, 27021 Dd Rd, Downs, KS 67437, Other Owners: Gilbert E Specht
  • Aircraft: RAYTHEON AIRCRAFT COMPANY 58 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO-550 SERIES (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 958WD , Serial Number: TH-1928, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 12/30/1999
    Registrant (Corporation): Brush Art Corp, Po Box 217, Downs, KS 67437


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8


Most common first names in Downs, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2383.5 years
Mary2084.1 years
William1978.3 years
George1680.4 years
Paul1275.4 years
Mabel1284.5 years
Anna1181.0 years
Helen1084.8 years
Minnie1085.0 years
Joseph1081.0 years
Most common last names in Downs, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith986.9 years
Goheen976.0 years
Schoen885.6 years
Hull878.7 years
Miller884.3 years
Fink878.4 years
Scott875.3 years
Robinson882.6 years
Otte780.6 years
Yost689.8 years

Downs on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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  • Hosea M. Harris (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.

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