Effingham, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 538 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 254  (47.2%)
Females: 284  (52.8%)
Median resident age:  33.7 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 66023.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,272 (it was $37,656 in 2000)
Effingham:

$38,272
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $19,290 (it was $14,505 in 2000)

Effingham city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,769 (it was $50,100 in 2000)
Effingham:

$76,769
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $81,116; Detached houses: $84,138; Mobile homes: $33,655

Median gross rent in 2013: $420.

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  • Races in Effingham, KS (2010)

    Effingham races chart
    • 51394.0%White alone
    • 162.9%Hispanic
    • 91.6%Black alone
    • 40.7%Two or more races
    • 20.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.4%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Effingham: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (38.7%), Irish (14.1%), United States (10.0%), English (9.2%), French Canadian (1.0%), Italian (1.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1890

Elevation: 1138 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 999 people per square mile   (low).

Effingham, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Effingham:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Effingham city:

  • Never married: 18.9%
  • Now married: 54.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Effingham, Kansas as of September 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Effingham to the number of sex offenders is 540 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,348 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,260 (1.8%)

Effingham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (34.1 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (54.7 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (435.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lancaster, KS (2.5 miles ), Muscotah, KS (2.6 miles) , Nortonville, KS (2.8 miles ), Huron, KS (2.9 miles) , Everest, KS (3.3 miles ), Horton, KS (3.5 miles ), Whiting, KS (3.5 miles ), Valley Falls, KS (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $117,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $61,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $28,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $33,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.52 N, Longitude: 95.40 W

Area code: 913

Effingham household income distribution Effingham home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.3%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +16 (+2.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (46%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Effingham, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Effingham-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 32.1 miles away from the Effingham 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 17.5 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Effingham-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 410.5 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 77.2 miles away from Effingham 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 357.3 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 5.1 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 366.1 miles away from Effingham center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 386.6 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 Atchison County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Effingham topographic map

Birthplace of: Leroy W. Stutz - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal.

Hospitals and medical centers near Effingham:

  • COMMUNITY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • ABUNDANT LIFE HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • TRI-COUNTY MANOR LIVING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • HORTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • HORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 13 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • VALLEY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; VALLEY FALLS, KS)
  • MEDICALODGES ATCHISON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ATCHISON, KS)

Airports located in Effingham:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Effingham:

  • Highland Community College (about 25 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 37 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Washburn University (about 38 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • University of Kansas (about 40 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Grantham University (about 44 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 45 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • Park University (about 45 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)

Public high school in Effingham:

Public elementary/middle schools in Effingham:

See full list of schools located in Effingham

Library in Effingham:

  • EFFINGHAM COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,963; Location: 414 MAIN STREET; 5,780 books; 12 e-books; 50 audio materials; 225 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Effingham: Jackson Farmers Grain Elevator Number 3 (A), Atchison County Fairgrounds (B), Atchison County Rescue Services (C), Effingham Community Library (D), Effingham City Hall (E), Effingham City Fire Department (F), Atchison County Rural Fire District 2 - Effingham (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Effingham: Effingham Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Anns Catholic Cemetery (1), Effingham Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Atchison 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 Effingham and their reported violations in the past:

EFFINGHAM, CITY OF (Population served: 540, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 9 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.3%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 61.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.7%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Effingham compared to Kansas state average:

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

Banks with branches in Effingham (2011 data):

  • Exchange National Bank & Trust Co.: Effingham Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1905/06/05. Info updated 2011/06/13: Bank assets: $330.5 mil, Deposits: $286.5 mil, headquarters in Atchison, KS, positive income, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Exchange Bankshares Corporation Of Kansas

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.3
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Electricity (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Effingham city (based on Atchison County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,62013
Catholic2,7206
Evangelical Protestant2,48113
Other1861
Black Protestant1231
None7,794-
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
Atchison County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Atchison County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Here:

8.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Atchison County:

30.0%
Kansas:

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

14.2%
State:

13.4%
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$388
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,587
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$549
Water Supply 2$4,971$29,8260$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$155
Totals for Government 2$4,971$29,82611$3,679

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $103,000 ($191.45)
    Financial Administration: $101,000 ($187.73)
    General - Other: $51,000 ($94.80)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($48.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $20,000 ($37.17)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($26.02)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.72)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($14.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $22,000 ($40.89)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($27.88)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($16.73)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($1.86)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $96,000 ($178.44)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $63,000 ($117.10)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($13.01)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $71,000 ($131.97)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($31.60)
    General Support: $9,000 ($16.73)
  • Tax - Property: $171,000 ($317.84)
    Public Utilities: $15,000 ($27.88)
    NEC: $1,000 ($1.86)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $179,000 ($332.71)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $170,000 ($315.99)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $10,000 ($18.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $238,000 ($442.38)

5.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,900 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.26%
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 Buchanan County, MO  0.49% ($22,000 average AGI)
from Leavenworth County, KS  0.34% ($20,650)
from Douglas County, KS  0.25% ($30,200)


6.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,777 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
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 Buchanan County, MO  0.60% ($27,611 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.47% ($44,214)
to Leavenworth County, KS  0.44% ($32,692)

Strongest AM radio stations in Effingham:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Effingham:

  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, 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.)
  • KLZR (105.9 FM; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • KJTY (88.1 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: JOY PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Effingham:

  • 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.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Effingham)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Monrovia & 159 Hwy 1 1/2 Mi S & 1/4 Mi W (Lat: 39.500000 Lon: -95.352472), Call Sign: KNAS843
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.355 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/15/1996, Expiration Date: 03/18/2001, Cancellation Date: 05/20/2001
    Registrant: Keith Young, 9245 250th Rd, Effingham, KS 66023, Phone: (913) 833-5655

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • EFFINGHAM, Hwy 9 And Dickinson Rd (Lat: 39.551917 Lon: -95.423306), Overall height: 108.2 m, Call Sign: WMV993, Licensee ID: L00128694
    Assigned Frequencies: 2115.20 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 11/03/2010, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: New Cingular Wireless Pcs, LLC

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: WB0ITU, Licensee ID: L00143081
    Grant Date: 11/24/1998, Expiration Date: 11/24/2008, Cancellation Date: 12/10/1999
    Registrant: Ralph E Peterson, 7469 Greeley Rd, Effingham, KS 66023
  • Call Sign: K0DXY, Previous Call Sign: WB0ITU, Licensee ID: L00143081
    Grant Date: 11/10/2009, Expiration Date: 12/10/2019, Certifier: Ralph E Peterson
    Registrant: Ralph E Peterson, 7469 Greeley Rd, Effingham, KS 66023
  • Call Sign: KD0GSV, Licensee ID: L01471406
    Grant Date: 03/03/2009, Expiration Date: 03/03/2019, Certifier: Greg A Peterson
    Registrant: Greg A Peterson, 3695 Decatur Rd., Effingham, KS 66023
  • Call Sign: KD0HNJ, Licensee ID: L01486782
    Grant Date: 04/27/2009, Expiration Date: 04/27/2019, Certifier: Joseph W Ellerman
    Registrant: Joseph W Ellerman, 5733 286th Rd, Effingham, KS 66023

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-181 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4409X , Serial Number: 28-7690011, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 09/25/1975
    Registrant (Individual): James Oswald, 5174 Decatur Rd, Effingham, KS 66023

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Effingham, KS
Most common first names in Effingham, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1676.7 years
John1278.3 years
Mary1185.2 years
James1078.1 years
Charles1083.6 years
George878.3 years
Frank880.7 years
Henry780.3 years
Dorothy779.3 years
Robert774.8 years
Most common last names in Effingham, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hawk980.7 years
Schurman880.9 years
Hargrove784.4 years
Falk780.3 years
Oswald776.7 years
Tuley689.3 years
Stutz690.3 years
Candreia673.3 years
Buddenbohm580.6 years
Olson575.8 years

Effingham on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Hardware, plumbing and heating equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
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