Elk Falls, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 92 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.9%
 
Males: 39  (42.7%)
Females: 53  (57.3%)
Median resident age:

53.3 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip code: 67345

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,018 (it was $20,893 in 2000)
Elk Falls:

$29,018
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,253 (it was $15,817 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $40,346 (it was $21,700 in 2000)
Elk Falls:

$40,346
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $52,475; detached houses: $48,152; mobile homes: $92,244
March 2019 cost of living index in Elk Falls: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 32.0%
(30.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Elk Falls, KS (2010)
    • 9891.6%White alone
    • 54.7%Two or more races
    • 21.9%American Indian alone
    • 10.9%Asian alone
    • 10.9%Hispanic



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Elk Falls, Kansas as of November 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Elk Falls is 75 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (20.9%), English (7.0%), Irish (7.0%), European (2.3%), Swiss (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 938 feet

Land area: 0.87 square miles.

Population density: 106 people per square mile   (very low).

Elk Falls, Kansas map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

4.0%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $399 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $545 (1.4%)

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 2017
Distribution of house value in Elk Falls, KS in 2017

Elk Falls satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Kansas:

3.7%

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 slightly below Kansas state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 188.1 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 142.2 miles away from Elk Falls center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 268.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 269.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 256.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 196.1 miles away from Elk Falls center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Elk County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 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: 3.3%
  • Now married: 72.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 11.4%

For population 25 years and over in Elk Falls:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
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
Here:

6.62 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Elk County:

28.9%
Kansas:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.7%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Elk Falls:

48.2%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.2%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Elk Falls:

8.4%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Elk Falls:

38.0%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

56.8%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

76.1%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Elk Falls, 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
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$198
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 1$198

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($76.09)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($54.35)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($32.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($32.61)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($21.74)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,000 ($21.74)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,000 ($65.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($43.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,000 ($65.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($32.61)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($65.22)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($10.87)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($65.22)

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 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
  • 54.8%Utility gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 19.4%Wood
  • 3.2%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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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