Elk Falls, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.0%
 
Males: 41  (44.2%)
Females: 52  (55.8%)
Median resident age:

63.5 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 67345

Estimated median household income in 2019: $27,781 (it was $20,893 in 2000)
Elk Falls:

$27,781
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $19,684 (it was $15,817 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $41,138 (it was $21,700 in 2000)
Elk Falls:

$41,138
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $66,911; detached houses: $67,429; mobile homes: $63,698
March 2019 cost of living index in Elk Falls: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.3%
(23.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)

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  • Races in Elk Falls, KS (2019)
    • 7587.2%White alone
    • 89.3%Two or more races
    • 11.2%Asian alone
    • 11.2%Hispanic



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Elk Falls, Kansas as of February 05, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elk Falls is 75 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (36.0%), American (8.0%), Irish (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.0%), Swiss (4.0%), English (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 938 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 107 people per square mile   (very low).

Elk Falls, Kansas map

1 resident is foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Kansas:

7.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Elk Falls city:

1.1% ($231)
Kansas:

1.2% ($999)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (66.6 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (318.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Longton, KS (2.4 miles ),
Moline, KS (2.5 miles ),
Howard, KS (2.8 miles ),
Grenola, KS (3.8 miles ),
Elk City, KS (4.0 miles ),
Sedan, KS (4.1 miles ),
Severy, KS (4.2 miles ),
Fall River, KS (4.3 miles)

Latitude: 37.37 N, Longitude: 96.19 W

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Elk Falls, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Elk Falls, KS in 2019

Elk Falls satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.4%
Kansas:

5.3%

Average climate in Elk Falls, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Elk Falls-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.2 miles away from the Elk Falls city center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/26/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Elk Falls-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 780% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 131.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from Elk Falls center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 101.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 152.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/5/2011 at 07:12:45, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 130.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Elk County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Elk Falls topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Elk Falls:

  • ELK MANOR HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MOLINE, KS)
  • HOWARD TWILIGHT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; HOWARD, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Elk Falls:

  • Butler Community College (about 49 miles; El Dorado, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,676)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 52 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Allen County Community College (about 59 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 63 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 66 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 68 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Friends University (about 68 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Elk Falls: Elk Falls City Hall (A), Elk Falls Fire Department (B), Elk County Rural Fire District Elk Falls Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Elk Falls include: Elk Falls Calvery Chapel (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (B), Elk Falls United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Elk Falls Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Elk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.1%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Elk Falls:

Marital status in Elk Falls, KS
  • Never married: 5.3%
  • Now married: 74.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

For population 25 years and over in Elk Falls:

  • High school or higher: 82.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Elk Falls, KS (based on Elk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7028
Evangelical Protestant3275
Catholic501
Other--
None1,803-
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 convenience stores (with gas): 2
Elk County:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Elk County:

10.3%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.9%
State:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.2%
Kansas:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elk Falls:

49.7%
Kansas:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.7
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

18.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Elk Falls:

11.8%
Kansas:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elk Falls:

43.4%
Kansas:

33.5%

General health condition:
This city:

56.4%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

79.9%
Kansas:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elk Falls, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 2$886
Totals for Government 0$0 2$886

Elk Falls government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($75.27)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($53.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($32.26)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($32.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($21.51)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($21.51)

Elk Falls government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($64.52)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($43.01)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($64.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($32.26)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($64.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($10.75)

Elk Falls government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($64.52)

Strongest AM radio stations in Elk Falls:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Elk Falls:

  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBQC (88.5 FM; INDEPENDENCE, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KYFM (100.1 FM; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: KCD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • KGGF-FM (104.1 FM; FREDONIA, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 42.5mTotal length
  • $1,275,000Total costs
  • 2,028Total average daily traffic
  • 361Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,169Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Elk Falls, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Elk Falls, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Lynne Buskirk, Elk Falls Site (Lat: 37.381028 Lon: -96.168333), Type: 89.9, Overall height: 89.9 m, Registrant: Oklahoma Wireless Development, Lynne@cimarronland.Com, , 2284 Edmon-d, Phone: (405) 359-1681
  • Neal Brown, Elk Falls Site (Lat: 37.381028 Lon: -96.168333), Type: 89.9, Overall height: 89.9 m, Registrant: Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Dnbrown@ptci.Com, , 539 Kingf-isher, Phone: (405) 375-0671
  • Neal Brown, Elk Falls Site (Lat: 37.381028 Lon: -96.168333), Type: 89.9, Overall height: 89.9 m, Registrant: Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Dnbrown@ptci.Com, , 539 Kingf-isher, Phone: (405) 375-0671
  • Neal Brown, Elk Falls Site (Lat: 37.381028 Lon: -96.168333), Type: 84.1, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Dnbrown@ptci.Com, , 539 Kingf-isher, Phone: (405) 375-0671
  • Neal Brown, Elk Falls Site (Lat: 37.381028 Lon: -96.168333), Type: 84.1, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: Pioneer Telephone Cooperative, Inc., Dnbrown@ptci.Com, , 539 Kingf-isher, Phone: (405) 375-0671
  • Kristopher D Williams, Elk Falls Site (Lat: 37.381028 Lon: -96.168333), Type: 84.1, Structure height: 20049 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989
  • Kristopher D Williams, Elk Falls Site (Lat: 37.381028 Lon: -96.168333), Type: 84.1, Structure height: 20049 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 862-5989

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ELK FALLS, Elk Falls Site (Lat: 37.381028 Lon: -96.168333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 84.1 m, Call Sign: WREN508,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, Grant Date: 11/13/2019, Expiration Date: 11/13/2029, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB0SQQ, Licensee ID: L00302194, Grant Date: 02/24/2015, Expiration Date: 05/17/2025, Certifier: Sherry L Weir Tuggle, Registrant: Sherry L Weir Tuggle, Elk Falls, KS 67345-0070
  • Call Sign: KC0NYK, Licensee ID: L00560279, Grant Date: 05/23/2012, Expiration Date: 08/19/2022, Certifier: James C Tuggle, Registrant: James C Tuggle, Elk Falls, KS 67345-0070
  • Call Sign: KD0BAP, Licensee ID: L01298592, Grant Date: 06/26/2007, Expiration Date: 06/26/2017, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2011, Certifier: James C Tuggle, Registrant: Elk County Radio Society, Elk Falls, KS 67345
  • Call Sign: WX0EK, Previous Call Sign: KD0BAP, Licensee ID: L01298592, Grant Date: 08/02/2011, Expiration Date: 08/02/2021, Certifier: Sherry L Weir Tuggle, Registrant: Elk County Radio Society, Elk Falls, KS 67345

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Elk Falls, KS
  • 51.4%Utility gas
  • 22.9%Electricity
  • 11.4%Wood
  • 11.4%Solar energy
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Elk Falls, KS
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Elk Falls compared to Kansas state average:

  • 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 significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
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