Garnett, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 3,253 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.4%
 
Males: 1,598  (49.2%)
Females: 1,655  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

41.3 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66032.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $43,775 (it was $31,518 in 2000)
Garnett:

$43,775
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,911 (it was $16,265 in 2000)

Garnett city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $116,018 (it was $62,400 in 2000)
Garnett:

$116,018
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $108,985; detached houses: $113,126; mobile homes: $9,257

Median gross rent in 2017: $719.

March 2019 cost of living index in Garnett: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.8%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Garnett, KS (2010)
    • 3,26695.6%White alone
    • 722.1%Hispanic
    • 300.9%Two or more races
    • 180.5%American Indian alone
    • 170.5%Asian alone
    • 120.4%Black alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Garnett, Kansas as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Garnett is 299 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Garnett by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(29.7)
1
(30.6)
2
(62.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.6)
3
(87.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(91.0)
1
(30.5)
3
(91.9)
3
(92.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(29.6)
1
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.4)
1
(31.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.6)
1
(31.0)
1
(30.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(444.6)
8
(238.0)
5
(152.8)
18
(564.6)
25
(779.5)
21
(663.3)
12
(349.1)
8
(234.0)
1
(30.3)
14
(426.7)
3
(91.9)
6
(185.8)
9
(277.7)
8
(247.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(800.2)
27
(803.1)
31
(947.4)
19
(596.0)
24
(748.4)
20
(631.7)
33
(960.1)
26
(760.5)
24
(727.9)
23
(701.0)
22
(673.6)
9
(278.7)
11
(339.4)
18
(557.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
75
(2,223)
99
(2,945)
72
(2,200)
64
(2,008)
44
(1,372)
36
(1,137)
77
(2,240)
80
(2,340)
75
(2,275)
46
(1,402)
59
(1,806)
54
(1,672)
57
(1,759)
38
(1,176)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(237.1)
10
(297.4)
7
(213.9)
6
(188.2)
3
(93.5)
5
(157.9)
1
(29.1)
3
(87.7)
5
(151.7)
3
(91.4)
2
(61.2)
3
(92.9)
0
(0.0)
8
(247.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(118.6)
1
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(58.2)
2
(58.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)261.7278.1226.5309.6280.0260.3298.8200.6232.9222.2225.4214.6158.9180.1

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City-data.com crime index in Garnett, KS

Crime rate in Garnett detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: European (37.9%), German (28.1%), American (12.5%), Irish (7.3%), English (3.3%), Pennsylvania German (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1861

Elevation: 1049 feet

Land area: 2.99 square miles.

Population density: 1,086 people per square mile   (low).

Garnett, Kansas map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.1%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,208 (2.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,359 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawrence, KS (46.8 miles , pop. 80,098).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (66.2 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (389.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Richmond, KS (2.9 miles ),
Welda, KS (2.9 miles),
Greeley, KS (2.9 miles ),
Harris, KS (3.3 miles),
Lane, KS (3.7 miles ),
Parker, KS (3.7 miles ),
Lone Elm, KS (3.7 miles),
Princeton, KS (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 38.28 N, Longitude: 95.24 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Garnett, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Garnett, KS in 2017
Garnett satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 10 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1998: 7 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $114,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $158,300
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $163,300
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $280,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Garnett, KS residents
Average permit cost in Garnett, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Garnett, KS
Historical housing units in Garnett, KS

Population change in the 1990s: +135 (+4.2%).
Most common industries in Garnett, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Health care (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.8%)
  • Utilities (6.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.2%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.9%)
  • Health care (16.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (7.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Garnett, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)

Average climate in Garnett, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Garnett-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Garnett city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Garnett-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 320.4 miles away from Garnett center
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) earthquake occurred 321.5 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 271.7 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 273.1 miles away from Garnett center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 327.4 miles away from Garnett 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 398.9 miles away from Garnett 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 Anderson County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Garnett topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Garnett:

  • ANDERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 421 S MAPLE)
  • LIN-ANN HOSPICE (419 S OAK)
  • ANDERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES (108 E 5TH)
  • ARKHAVEN AT GARNETT (W SEVENTH ST RR 2)
  • GOLDEN HEIGHTS LIVING CENTER (101 N PINE ST)

Airports located in Garnett:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Garnett:

  • Allen County Community College (about 26 miles; Iola, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,089)
  • Baker University (about 35 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • University of Kansas (about 47 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 48 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Emporia State University (about 52 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 53 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)
  • Wright Career College (about 55 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)

Public high school in Garnett:

Public elementary/middle school in Garnett:

Private elementary/middle school in Garnett:

  • ST ROSE PHILIPPINE DUCHESNE (Students: 65, Location: 530 E 4TH AVE, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Garnett

Library in Garnett:

  • GARNETT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $137,053; Location: 125 W. 4TH; 33,605 books; 623 audio materials; 852 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Garnett: Garnett Country Club (A), Garnett Fairgrounds (B), Garnett Municipal Water Plant (C), Anderson County Sheriff's Department Jail (D), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop H - Anderson County (E), Anderson County Sheriff's Department (F), Garnett Police Department (G), Anderson County Courthouse (H), Anderson County Emergency Medical Services (I), Southeast Kansas Multi - County Health Department Anderson County (J), Anderson County Historical Museum (K), Garnett Fire Department (L), Garnett Public Library (M), Garnett City Hall (N), Kansas Department of Transportation Area 42 Shop (O), Garnett Senior Center (P), Anderson County Fire Department (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Garnett include: First United Methodist Church (A), Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (B), Garnett Assembly of God Church (C), Church of Christ (D), First Baptist Church (E), First Christian Church (F), Holy Angels Catholic Church (G), New Life Baptist Church (H), Trinity Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Garnett (A), Crystal Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Garnett: Lake Garnett Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Courts: Garnett-City - Municipal Court (131 West 5th Avenue), Anderson County - District Court (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Sam Brownback - Politician, Arthur Capper - Politician, Edgar Lee Masters - Poet.

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

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

GARNETT, CITY OF (Population served: 3,325, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-03-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-03-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-30-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-2008)
  • 5 other older health violations

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

  • ANDERSON CO RWD 1 (Population served: 37, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.9%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Garnett in 2010:

  • 76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 19 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Garnett in 2000:

  • 74 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 31 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Garnett (2011 data):

  • Garnett State Savings Bank: at 106 East 5th Street, branch established on 1899/07/11; Garnett Branch at 202 North Maple, branch established on 1983/01/03. Info updated 2009/07/17: Bank assets: $114.0 mil, Deposits: $102.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Goppert Financial Corp.
  • Patriots Bank: Garnett Branch at 113 South Maple, branch established on 1990/12/17; at 131 East Fourth Avenue, branch established on 1899/01/01. Info updated 2009/01/15: Bank assets: $92.4 mil, Deposits: $81.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Garnett Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Farmers State Bank of Blue Mound: Garnett Branch at 517 Oak Street, branch established on 1914/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $40.7 mil, Deposits: $34.3 mil, headquarters in Blue Mound, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Dale Sprague Enterprises, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Garnett:

Marital status in Garnett, KS
  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 16.5%

For population 25 years and over in Garnett:

  • High school or higher: 93.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Garnett
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Garnett, KS (based on Anderson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,7545
Evangelical Protestant1,51413
Mainline Protestant1,0017
Other1-
None3,832-
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: 3
Here:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Here:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Anderson County:

13.93 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Anderson County:

9.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Anderson County:

28.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.2%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Garnett:

47.9%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Garnett:

41.4%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Garnett:

28.9
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Garnett:

20.2%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.7%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.8%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Garnett:

51.0%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Garnett:

73.5%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Garnett, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 9$35,362$47,1495$4,754
Police Protection - Officers 8$30,464$45,6961$196
Other and Unallocable 7$23,528$40,3340$0
Gas Supply 5$15,880$38,1120$0
Solid Waste Management 4$12,170$36,5100$0
Electric Power 4$16,696$50,0880$0
Streets and Highways 4$12,724$38,1720$0
Parks and Recreation 4$14,470$43,41010$3,994
Sewerage 3$11,328$45,3120$0
Water Supply 2$6,796$40,7760$0
Welfare 2$5,866$35,1962$3,060
Local Libraries 1$2,976$35,7125$5,086
Firefighters 1$4,720$56,64015$1,600
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$3,303
Totals for Government 54$192,980$42,88440$21,993

Garnett government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Financial Administration: $146,000 ($44.88)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($7.99)
  • Current Operations - Parks and Recreation: $2,795,000 ($859.21)
    Central Staff Services: $1,927,000 ($592.38)
    Gas Utilities: $775,000 ($238.24)
    Sewerage: $422,000 ($129.73)
    Police Protection: $375,000 ($115.28)
    Solid Waste Management: $327,000 ($100.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $259,000 ($79.62)
    Libraries: $137,000 ($42.11)
    Financial Administration: $125,000 ($38.43)
    Local Fire Protection: $110,000 ($33.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $100,000 ($30.74)
    Air Transportation: $61,000 ($18.75)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $133,000 ($40.89)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,284,000 ($702.12)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $64,000 ($19.67)

Garnett government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $565,000 ($173.69)
    Solid Waste Management: $313,000 ($96.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $57,000 ($17.52)
    Air Transportation: $16,000 ($4.92)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $136,000 ($41.81)
    Air Transportation: $123,000 ($37.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $93,000 ($28.59)
    Special Assessments: $15,000 ($4.61)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.61)
    Interest Earnings: $0 ($0.00)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $3,091,000 ($950.20)
    Gas Utilities: $1,206,000 ($370.73)
    Water Utilities: $1,099,000 ($337.84)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $87,000 ($26.74)
    General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($2.77)
  • Tax - Property: $766,000 ($235.47)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $510,000 ($156.78)
    Motor Vehicle License: $107,000 ($32.89)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($0.61)

Garnett government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,939,000 ($1518.29)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,939,000 ($1518.29)

6.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Franklin County, KS  1.08% ($30,781 average AGI)
Businesses in Garnett, KS
NameCountNameCount
Alco Stores1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1True Value1
Ford1UPS1
H&R Block1

Strongest AM radio stations in Garnett:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Garnett:

  • KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • KSNP (97.7 FM; BURLINGTON, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
Garnett fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Garnett fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 295ft / 89.8mTotal length
  • $1,490,000Total costs
  • 16,639Total average daily traffic
  • 3,158Total average daily truck traffic
  • 24,324Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Garnett, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Garnett, KS

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 67. The highest number of fire incidents - 123 took place in 2014, and the least - 29 in 2008. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Garnett, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (64.2%), and Structure Fires (24.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Garnett, KS
    • 73364.2%Outside Fires
    • 27524.1%Structure Fires
    • 978.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 363.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Garnett, KS
Most common first names in Garnett, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary6381.2 years
John6076.9 years
William4774.3 years
Charles4479.3 years
James3577.5 years
Ralph2777.2 years
Frank2679.5 years
George2680.2 years
Robert2575.0 years
Margaret2380.5 years
Most common last names in Garnett, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller3278.6 years
Smith2579.3 years
Johnson1880.8 years
Hermreck1769.3 years
Lickteig1575.3 years
Henderson1576.7 years
Rockers1474.8 years
Anderson1478.1 years
Benjamin1477.8 years
Williams1478.3 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Garnett, KS
  • 93.5%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Garnett, KS
  • 51.5%Electricity
  • 44.6%Utility gas
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Garnett compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Garnett on our top lists:

  • #27 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
There are 11 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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  • James D. Todd (4)
  • Donald G. White (1)
  • Jon Gray (1)
  • Jonathan Gray (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2020.