Fontana, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 216 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +45.0%
Males: 105  (48.9%)
Females: 111  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  32.2 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66026

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,238 (it was $29,375 in 2000)
Fontana:

$46,238
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,430 (it was $13,484 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $106,408 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Fontana:

$106,408
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $113,857; Detached houses: $128,620; Mobile homes: $57,077

Median gross rent in 2012: $563.

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  • White alone - 201 (89.7%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (6.7%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (2.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Fontana: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (25.0%), United States (23.5%), Irish (12.3%), Scottish (12.3%), Italian (3.9%), English (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 930 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 1,239 people per square mile   (low).

Fontana, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Fontana:

  • High school or higher: 90.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fontana city:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 18.5%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.4%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Fontana, Kansas as of July 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Fontana to the number of sex offenders is 222 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,417 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,306 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (31.5 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (47.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (404.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: La Cygne, KS (2.6 miles ), Linn Valley, KS (2.8 miles ), Osawatomie, KS (2.8 miles ), Paola, KS (3.2 miles ), Parker, KS (3.3 miles ), Drexel, MO (3.6 miles ), Lane, KS (3.6 miles ), Merwin, MO (3.7 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $73,300
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $111,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.43 N, Longitude: 94.84 W

Area code: 913

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

5.7%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Retail trade (38%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Cashiers (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)

Average climate in Fontana, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Fontana-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 84% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.3 miles away from the Fontana city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.9 miles away from the city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fontana-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 302.6 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 303.8 miles away from Fontana center
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) earthquake occurred 376.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 315.0 miles away from the city 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 266.6 miles away from Fontana center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 268.2 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 Miami County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Fontana:

  • SWAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LA CYGNE, KS)
  • OSAWATOMIE REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; OSAWATOMIE, KS)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF OSAWATOMIE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; OSAWATOMIE, KS)
  • MEDICALODGES PAOLA (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PAOLA, KS)
  • MIAMI COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; PAOLA, KS)
  • NORTH POINT SKILLED NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PAOLA, KS)
  • PAOLA REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PAOLA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fontana:

  • Baker University (about 31 miles; Baldwin City, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,752)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 32 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 35 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)
  • Wright Career College (about 37 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • University of Kansas (about 43 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Rockhurst University (about 45 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,013)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 45 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 10,544)

Public elementary/middle school in Fontana:

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Notable locations in Fontana: Beachner Grain Elevator Number 19 (A), Fontana Fire Department (B), Fontana City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fontana include: Fontana United Methodist Church (A), Fontana Church of Christ (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Miami County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.0. This is about average.

City:

77.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.11
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.680. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.680
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14

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

FONTANA, CITY OF (Population served: 222, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-04-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUN-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2001), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAR-16-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.2%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
Average household size:
This city:  3.1 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Fontana compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (62%)
  • Electricity (36%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Fontana city (based on Miami County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.23%
Here: 50.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents38.3%11.8%9.7%8.5%6.5%
Congregations9.1%18.2%4.5%11.4%4.5%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA) Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Assemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.8%5.3%3.2%3.1%7.9%
Congregations9.1%2.3%4.5%6.8%29.5%
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: 4
Miami County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Miami County:

2.27 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Miami County:

3.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Miami County:

29.1%
Kansas:

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

13.0%
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 2$1,485
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$350
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,088
Totals for Government 0$0 10$2,923

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($111.11)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($78.70)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($32.41)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($27.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($23.15)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($23.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $20,000 ($92.59)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($23.15)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $8,000 ($37.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($37.04)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.26)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.63)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($212.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($23.15)
    General Support: $3,000 ($13.89)
  • Tax - Property: $19,000 ($87.96)
    Total General Sales: $2,000 ($9.26)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($4.63)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $156,000 ($722.22)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $143,000 ($662.04)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $8,000 ($37.04)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $35,000 ($162.04)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $87,000 ($402.78)

6.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
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 Johnson County, KS  2.39% ($47,627 average AGI)
from Linn County, KS  0.39% ($32,413)
from Franklin County, KS  0.26% ($25,903)


6.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.80%
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 Johnson County, KS  2.55% ($39,810 average AGI)
to Franklin County, KS  0.42% ($33,560)
to Jackson County, MO  0.38% ($48,733)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fontana:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPHN (1190 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fontana:

  • KCFX (101.1 FM; HARRISONVILLE, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KZPL (97.3 FM; LEE'S SUMMIT, MO; Owner: UNION FIRST BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KQRC-FM (98.9 FM; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRBZ (96.5 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYYS (99.7 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KMXV (93.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KCMO-FM (94.9 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KPRS (103.3 FM; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: CARTER BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Fontana:

  • KMCI (Channel 38; LAWRENCE, KS; Owner: SCRIPPS HOWARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPXE (Channel 50; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: PAXSON KANSAS CITY LICENSE, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Scott Kirby, Fontana Es, 208 E. North Ave. (Lat: 38.428667 Lon: -94.837278), Type: 35.1, Overall height: 33.5 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150
  • Scott Kirby, Fontana Es, 208 E. North Ave. (Lat: 38.428667 Lon: -94.837278), Type: 35.1, Overall height: 33.5 m
    Registrant: 5123344100, Scott.Smyth@trillion.Net, 9208 WATERFORD CENTRE BLVD., #150

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1.2 Mi S (Lat: 38.417250 Lon: -94.832750), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WNQI845, Licensee ID: L00005110
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.700 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/04/1999, Expiration Date: 09/20/2004, Cancellation Date: 02/13/2001
    Registrant: Burlington Northern And Santa Fe Railway Company, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (417) 864-2142

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KI0PT, Previous Call Sign: KC0CQC, Licensee ID: L01046519
    Grant Date: 11/09/2007, Expiration Date: 01/26/2018
    Registrant: Eric D Schlef, 28358 W 391st St, Fontana, KS 66026

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

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

Fontana on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Nonmetallic mineral products"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Communications equipment operators"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing"
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