Ensign, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 180 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -11.3%
 
Males: 79  (44.1%)
Females: 101  (55.9%)
Median resident age:  41.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67841.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $39,807 (it was $48,438 in 2000)
Ensign:

$39,807
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,562 (it was $35,637 in 2000)

Ensign city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $70,258 (it was $31,700 in 2000)
Ensign:

$70,258
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $36,458; Detached houses: $43,853; Townhouses or other attached units: $4,070; Mobile homes: $21,369

Median gross rent in 2012: $550.

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Ensign races chart
  • White alone - 129 (69.0%)
  • Hispanic - 53 (28.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (1.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ensign: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (40.5%), English (2.8%), Czech (2.4%), Dutch (2.4%), Irish (2.4%), Norwegian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2719 feet

Land area: 0.28 square miles.

Population density: 645 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ensign:

  • High school or higher: 71.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ensign city:

  • Never married: 28.7%
  • Now married: 57.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

36 residents are foreign born

This city:  18.3%
Kansas:  6.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $915 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,344 (2.5%)

Ensign satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (158.6 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (388.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Montezuma, KS (3.5 miles ), Cimarron, KS (3.5 miles ), Dodge City, KS (3.7 miles ), Wilroads Gardens, KS (4.1 miles ), Fort Dodge, KS (4.1 miles) , Ingalls, KS (4.2 miles ), Fowler, KS (4.3 miles ), Minneola, KS (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $41,700

Latitude: 37.65 N, Longitude: 100.23 W

Area code: 620

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

2.9%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+4.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (37%)
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Public administration (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Retail trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Food processing workers (20%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Supervisors of transportation and material moving workers (7%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Accountants and auditors (7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)

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

Average climate in Ensign, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ensign-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Ensign city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1972, a category F4 tornado 30.4 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ensign-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 44% 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 83.7 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 254.6 miles away from Ensign center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 321.1 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 100.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 259.5 miles away from Ensign center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 243.5 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 Gray County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Ensign:

  • BETHEL HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MONTEZUMA, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - DODGE CITY (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • THE SHEPHERD'S CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CIMARRON, KS)
  • TRINITY MANOR (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • MANOR OF THE PLAINS (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)
  • RENAL CARE GROUP - DODGE CITY (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; DODGE CITY, KS)

Amtrak station near Ensign:

  • 14 miles: DODGE CITY (CENTRAL & WYATT EARP STS.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ensign:

  • Barton County Community College (about 97 miles; Great Bend, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,108)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 98 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 130 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 157 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 157 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Friends University (about 157 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 161 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

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Notable locations in Ensign: Dodge City Co - Operative Exchange Grain Elevator Number 4 (A), Ensign City Hall (B), Ensign Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Ensign: Ensign United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Gray County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 52.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

52.3
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 16.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.0
U.S.:

20.2

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ensign that have no violations reported:

  • ENSIGN, CITY OF (Population served: 185, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.5%
(25.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.7% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Ensign compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ensign city (based on Gray County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.92%
Here: 65.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

Name Mennonite Church of God in ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents29.2%24.0%18.0%8.0%7.0%
Congregations26.3%21.1%5.3%5.3%5.3%
Name U.S. Conference of Mennonite Brethren ChurchesSouthern Baptist ConventionInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents3.7%3.1%2.2%2.0%2.7%
Congregations5.3%5.3%5.3%5.3%15.8%
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
Gray County:

5.33 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Gray County:

3.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

12.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Gray County:

29.5%
Kansas:

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

6.0%
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$1,424
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$267
Totals for Government 0$2,491 7$1,691

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $37,000 ($205.56)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($150.00)
    Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($72.22)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($33.33)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($22.22)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($11.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($77.78)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($61.11)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $48,000 ($266.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($44.44)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($83.33)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($27.78)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $7,000 ($38.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $40,000 ($222.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($33.33)
    General Support: $2,000 ($11.11)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $12,000 ($66.67)
    Property: $12,000 ($66.67)
    Total General Sales: $9,000 ($50.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $200,000 ($1111.11)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $190,000 ($1055.56)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($55.56)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $90,000 ($500.00)

7.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,049 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
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 Ford County, KS  2.07% ($40,447 average AGI)
from Finney County, KS  0.75% ($39,529)


6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
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 Ford County, KS  1.33% ($46,533 average AGI)
to Finney County, KS  0.53% ($44,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ensign:

  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KDCC (1550 AM; 1 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ensign:

  • KOLS (95.5 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKJQ (97.3 FM; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: KBUF PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSA (105.9 FM; INGALLS, KS; Owner: KBUF PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSSH (96.3 FM; INGALLS, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJIL (99.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KZRD (93.9 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KHYM (103.9 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KYBD (98.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: MAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K225AG (96.3 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • KONQ (91.9 FM; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: DODGE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KANZ (91.1 FM; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Ensign:

  • KBSD-TV (Channel 6; ENSIGN, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K09VS (Channel 9; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • KSAS-LP (Channel 29; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KUPK-TV (Channel 13; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KDCK (Channel 21; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNG (Channel 11; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ensign)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 37.655000 Lon: -100.229722, Call Sign: WPYJ555
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 462.237 MHz, 462.262 MHz, 462.287 MHz, 462.312 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/21/2003, Expiration Date: 08/21/2013, Certifier: Ron Swally
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • KBSD Tower Site, Five Miles West Of Ensign, Ks (Lat: 37.641111 Lon: -100.344722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 209.3 m, Call Sign: WPOR925
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/27/1999, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, Pllc, 1200 New Hampshire Ave, Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-2000, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:
  • Ensign, 2.0 Mi Nne Of (Lat: 37.678722 Lon: -100.214611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.3 m, Call Sign: WQMP675
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/15/2010, Expiration Date: 10/15/2020, Certifier: John D Geil
    Registrant: Lockard & White Inc, 3007 Earl Rudder Fwy, Suite 100, College Station, TX 77845, Phone: (281) 586-5706, Fax: (979) 217-8815, Email:
  • Vic: Ensign, Ks, Call Sign: KO7239
    Assigned Frequencies: 1990.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/1973, Expiration Date: 06/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 06/28/2002
    Registrant: Dow, Lohnes & Albertson, Pllc, 1200 New Hampshire Avenue, Nw, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 776-2594, Fax: (202) 776-2222, Email:
  • Ensign, KS, 25715 State Road 23 (Lat: 37.641111 Lon: -100.344722), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 183.1 m, Overall height: 209.3 m, Call Sign: WLD268
    Assigned Frequencies: 2025.50 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/1990, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Kbsd-Tv, 2815 E. 37th St. N, Wichita, KS 67219, Phone: (316) 838-1212, Fax: (316) 831-6077, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Ensign, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary477.0 years
Richard469.7 years
Dorothy283.5 years
James253.5 years
Ernest279.0 years
Frank281.5 years
Ethel277.6 years
Donald278.0 years
Louis265.0 years
Vera287.0 years
Most common last names in Ensign, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Reinert677.0 years
Sutton584.4 years
Beggs477.5 years
Holsten467.8 years
Hamilton373.0 years
Vang384.3 years
Faulkner379.4 years
Herrman372.0 years
Johnson379.3 years
Lund361.1 years

Ensign on our top lists:

  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
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