For population 25 years and over in Fontana:
For population 15 years and over in Fontana city:
3 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,485 (1.3%)
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:
Latitude: 38.43 N, Longitude: 94.84 W
Area code: 913
Unemployment in July 2013:
Average climate in Fontana, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Fontana-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 173% 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 below Kansas state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.2 miles away from Fontana center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)
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: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Fontana:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fontana:
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Public elementary/middle school in Fontana:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2009 was 0.368. This is about average. There were 5 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.866. This is significantly better than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 23.7. This is significantly worse than average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.5. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.3. This is significantly worse than average. There were 11 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Fontana and their reported violations in the past:FONTANA, CITY OF (Population served: 169, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.3%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Fontana compared to Kansas state average:
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Religion statistics for Fontana (based on Miami County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.23%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 4
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Fontana government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.62% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($48,612 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,819 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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