Fall River, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 154 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.3%
 
Males: 88  (57.2%)
Females: 66  (42.8%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 67047

Estimated median household income in 2016: $48,709 (it was $20,781 in 2000)
Fall River:

$48,709
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,362 (it was $10,824 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $39,090 (it was $36,100 in 2000)
Fall River:

$39,090
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $52,131; Detached houses: $55,699; Mobile homes: $22,744

Median gross rent in 2016: $610.

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  • Races in Fall River, KS (2010)

    Fall River races chart
    • 14589.5%White alone
    • 116.8%Hispanic
    • 31.9%Two or more races
    • 21.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.6%Asian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fall River: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.1%), American (16.9%), Scotch-Irish (9.9%), European (7.0%), Irish (7.0%), Dutch (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 930 feet

Land area: 0.22 square miles.

Population density: 697 people per square mile   (low).

Fall River, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Fall River:

  • High school or higher: 92.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fall River city:

  • Never married: 19.6%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $637 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $545 (1.5%)

Fall River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (71.8 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (335.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: New Albany, KS (2.4 miles) , Coyville, KS (3.0 miles) , Severy, KS (3.3 miles ), Fredonia, KS (3.5 miles ), Climax, KS (3.6 miles) , Toronto, KS (3.7 miles ), Benedict, KS (4.0 miles) , Howard, KS (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 37.61 N, Longitude: 96.03 W

Area code: 620

Fall River household income distribution Fall River home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +43 (+38.1%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (16%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Information (6%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Material moving occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)

Average climate in Fall River, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fall River-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 41.0 miles away from the Fall River 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fall River-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 205.1 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 155.2 miles away from Fall River 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 270.5 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 271.4 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 268.6 miles away from Fall River center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 344.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greenwood County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, 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).
Fall River topographic map

Birthplace of: Johnny Butler - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Fall River:

  • HOME TOWN HEALTH CARE LLC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)
  • FREDONIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - FREDONIA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)
  • HILLCREST MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)
  • HOME SWEET HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; FREDONIA, KS)
  • HOWARD TWILIGHT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HOWARD, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fall River:

  • Allen County Community College (about 42 miles; Iola, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,089)
  • Butler Community College (about 49 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Emporia State University (about 57 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 67 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 68 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Wichita State University (about 70 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Friends University (about 74 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)

Library in Fall River:

  • FALL RIVER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,597; Location: 314 MERCHANT AVE.; 3,770 books; 66 audio materials; 189 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable location: Fall River Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Fall River: Fall River Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Greenwood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 3.9%
(4.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.5%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Fall River (2011 data):

  • First Neodesha Bank: Fall River Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1946/07/08. Info updated 2011/08/02: Bank assets: $77.1 mil, Deposits: $69.8 mil, headquarters in Neodesha, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Southeast Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Kansas average:

11.2

Fall River travel time to work - commute Fall River mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Fall River city (based on Greenwood County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,54615
Mainline Protestant1,41613
Catholic3503
Other21
None3,375-
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: 4
Greenwood County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

11.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Greenwood County:

28.5%
Kansas:

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

12.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

49.3%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fall River:

44.4%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

26.3%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

18.9%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.2
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.4%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Fall River:

46.0%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

69.9%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fall River, 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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$476
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$255
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,300
Sewerage 0$0 1$450
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$850
Totals for Government 0$0 13$3,331

Fall River government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $24,000 ($155.84)
    Water Utilities: $22,000 ($142.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($97.40)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($71.43)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($19.48)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($6.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($25.97)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,000 ($25.97)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($6.49)

Fall River government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $13,000 ($84.42)
    Sewerage: $9,000 ($58.44)
    All Other: $3,000 ($19.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.99)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($181.82)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($25.97)
    General Support: $2,000 ($12.99)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($129.87)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($19.48)

Fall River government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($71.43)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $62,000 ($402.60)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $59,000 ($383.12)
    Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($51.95)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($19.48)
    Other, NEC: $3,000 ($19.48)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $56,000 ($363.64)

6.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Lyon County, KS  1.11% ($33,630 average AGI)
from Butler County, KS  1.02% ($24,120)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.98% ($32,875)


6.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
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 Butler County, KS  1.26% ($24,290 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  1.14% ($26,536)
to Lyon County, KS  0.65% ($19,375)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fall River:

  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fall River:

  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGGF-FM (104.1 FM; FREDONIA, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KOTE (93.5 FM; EUREKA, KS; Owner: NEWWOOD PRODUCTIONS, L.P.)
  • KINZ (95.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, KS; Owner: SUTCLIFFE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Fall River fatal accident list:

Apr 1, 1986 11:20 AM, R046, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 9m30ftTotal length
  • $501,000Total costs
  • 515Total average daily traffic
  • 51Total average daily truck traffic
  • 515Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Lynn Buskirk, Fall River (Lat: 37.628444 Lon: -96.098361), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 96 m, Registrant: 3105303188, Tinas@aviationsystems.Com, 2510 W. 237TH STREET, SUITE 210
  • Neal Brown, Fall River (Lat: 37.628444 Lon: -96.098361), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 96 m, Registrant: 4053750671, Dnbrown@ptci.Com, 314 N. 5TH STREET
  • Neal Brown, Fall River (Lat: 37.628444 Lon: -96.098361), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 96 m, Registrant: 4053750671, Dnbrown@ptci.Com, 314 N. 5TH STREET
  • ROBERT H LOFTS, Fall River Dam, 2453 Lake Rd (Lat: 37.647222 Lon: -96.078889), Type: 92.3, Structure height: 20073 m, Overall height: 92.3 m, Registrant: 2134523221, Robert.H.Lofts@usace.Army.Mil
  • ROBERT H LOFTS, Fall River Dam, 2453 Lake Rd (Lat: 37.647222 Lon: -96.078889), Type: 92.3, Structure height: 20073 m, Overall height: 92.3 m, Registrant: 2134523221, Robert.H.Lofts@usace.Army.Mil

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB0PWA, Licensee ID: L00242772, Grant Date: 04/11/1997, Expiration Date: 12/12/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2000, Registrant: James E Kitchens, R 1 Box 55, Fall River, KS 67047
  • Call Sign: KC0AMR, Grant Date: 04/11/1997, Expiration Date: 04/11/2007, Cancellation Date: 04/14/2009, Registrant: Annabelle Kitchens, Rr I Box 55, Fall River, KS 67047
  • Call Sign: N0FLI, Previous Call Sign: KA0NOZ, Licensee ID: L00625791, Grant Date: 01/21/2003, Expiration Date: 04/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/21/2015, Registrant: Martin V Hill, Fall River, KS 67047
  • Call Sign: WB0BMC, Licensee ID: L01209019, Grant Date: 11/02/2006, Expiration Date: 01/06/2017, Certifier: Ronald G Morford, Registrant: Ronald G Morford, Fall River, KS 67047
  • Call Sign: AB0LC, Previous Call Sign: KB0PWA, Licensee ID: L00242772, Grant Date: 09/14/2004, Expiration Date: 12/12/2014, Certifier: James E Kitchens, Registrant: James E Kitchens, R 1 Box 55, Fall River, KS 67047
  • Call Sign: KD0TWZ, Licensee ID: L01751270, Grant Date: 12/06/2012, Expiration Date: 12/06/2022, Certifier: Megan D Sprague, Registrant: Megan D Sprague, 565 Aa, Fall River, KS 67047

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8E (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2440K , Serial Number: 5167, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Jack R Blankenship, Rr 1 Box 278, Fall River, KS 67047
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4426J , Serial Number: 28-22828, Airworthiness Date: 03/10/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Jerry C Chadic, 380 Y25 Rd, Fall River, KS 67047, Other Owners: Opal C Chadic

Drinking water stations with addresses in Fall River and their reported violations in the past:

FALL RIVER, CITY OF (Population served: 157, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-26-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-26-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-05-2011)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 24
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fall River, KS

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Fall River compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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