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Population in 2017: 512 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 280  (54.9%)
Females: 232  (45.1%)
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66749.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,728 (it was $35,804 in 2000)
Gas:

$49,728
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,599 (it was $14,012 in 2000)

Gas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $68,979 (it was $37,100 in 2000)
Gas:

$68,979
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $82,910; detached houses: $90,170; mobile homes: $85,051

Median gross rent in 2017: $670.

March 2019 cost of living index in Gas: 76.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.5%
(5.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Gas, KS (2010)
    • 53895.4%White alone
    • 112.0%Hispanic
    • 81.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.9%Two or more races
    • 20.4%Black alone

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

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Ancestries: German (32.1%), American (26.6%), English (14.5%), Irish (5.0%), Swedish (4.7%), Scottish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 0.76 square miles.

Population density: 677 people per square mile   (low).

Gas, Kansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,339 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,105 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lawrence, KS (71.8 miles , pop. 80,098).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (90.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (363.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

La Harpe, KS (1.6 miles ),
Iola, KS (1.7 miles ),
Bassett, KS (1.9 miles),
Humboldt, KS (3.0 miles ),
Moran, KS (3.1 miles ),
Colony, KS (3.2 miles ),
Piqua, KS (3.2 miles),
Mildred, KS (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 37.92 N, Longitude: 95.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 620

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $45,700
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $59,400
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $52,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $11,800
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $25,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Gas, KS residents
Average permit cost in Gas, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +68 (+13.9%).
Most common industries in Gas, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.7%)
  • Health care (8.0%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (7.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
  • Food (3.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.4%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.8%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.6%)
  • Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers (2.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (19.2%)
  • Health care (19.2%)
  • Food (6.7%)
  • Social assistance (6.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Gas, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Construction laborers (8.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.2%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.8%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)

Average climate in Gas, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 55.0. This is better than average.

City:

55.0
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 3.21. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.21
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.33. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.33
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 19.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Tornado activity:

Gas-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Gas city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/28/2007, a category F4 tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

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

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 256.9 miles away from Gas center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 258.2 miles away from Gas 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 318.3 miles away from Gas center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 319.8 miles away from Gas 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 322.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 233.8 miles away from Gas center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Allen County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gas topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gas:

  • STERLING HEIGHTS MANOR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • ALLEN COUNTY REGIONAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • COUNTRYSIDE ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • WINDSOR PLACE AT IOLA LLC (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • ARKHAVEN AT IOLA (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • IOLA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; IOLA, KS)
  • ALLEN COUNTY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; IOLA, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gas:

  • Allen County Community College (about 3 miles; Iola, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,089)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 51 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • Emporia State University (about 57 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Baker University (about 60 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • University of Kansas (about 72 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 73 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 76 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Gas City Hall (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Gas: Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Allen 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 Gas and their reported violations in the past:

ALLEN CO RWD 8 (Population served: 736, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-02-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-20-2010), Fed Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2009 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-20-2010), Fed Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012)
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - Between APR-2009 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: Fed FAO issued (DEC-20-2010), Fed Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2010), Fed Compliance achieved (JAN-19-2012)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
GAS CITY, CITY OF (Population served: 555, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine (IDSE) - In APR-02-2008, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: Fed Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2008), Fed Compliance achieved (MAY-13-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

69.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.4%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.9% of all households

Banks with branches in Gas (2011 data):

  • The Piqua State Bank: Gas Branch at 303 West First, branch established on 1988/10/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $24.7 mil, Deposits: $22.0 mil, headquarters in Piqua, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: My Anns Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Gas:

Marital status in Gas, KS
  • Never married: 17.5%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.8%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Gas:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gas, KS (based on Allen County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,25415
Evangelical Protestant2,92626
Catholic1,4402
Other6043
Black Protestant1831
None4,964-
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: 2
Allen County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Allen County:

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Allen County:

31.3%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.5%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.9%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gas:

47.1%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Gas:

29.0
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.2%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Gas:

35.4%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Gas:

57.7%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Gas:

78.6%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gas, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 3$9,908$39,6322$565
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$229
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$310
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 3$9,908$39,6328$1,104

Gas government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $138,000 ($269.53)
    General - Other: $78,000 ($152.34)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($101.56)
    Central Staff Services: $48,000 ($93.75)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($35.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($29.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $13,000 ($25.39)
    Financial Administration: $12,000 ($23.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($33.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,000 ($1.95)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $127,000 ($248.05)

Gas government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $59,000 ($115.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $23,000 ($44.92)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($1.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $20,000 ($39.06)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $11,000 ($21.48)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($3.91)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.95)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $167,000 ($326.17)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($27.34)
    Other: $11,000 ($21.48)
  • Tax - Property: $65,000 ($126.95)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $40,000 ($78.13)
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,000 ($23.44)

Gas government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $685,000 ($1337.89)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $575,000 ($1123.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $110,000 ($214.84)

Gas government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,000 ($31.25)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $381,000 ($744.14)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,000 ($3.91)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gas:

  • KALN (1370 AM; 1 kW; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKOY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CHANUTE, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gas:

  • KIKS-FM (101.5 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K217CI (91.3 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBJQ (88.3 FM; BRONSON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KINZ (95.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, KS; Owner: SUTCLIFFE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KSNP (97.7 FM; BURLINGTON, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKOY-FM (105.5 FM; CHANUTE, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Gas fatal accident list:

Apr 22, 2010 04:10 PM, Us-54, Lat: 37.922197, Lon: -95.344678, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.6mTotal length
  • $639,000Total costs
  • 400Total average daily traffic
  • 22Total average daily truck traffic
  • 587Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • PAUL N NORRIS, 1mi North (Lat: 37.938083 Lon: -95.327194), Type: 106.7, Overall height: 106.7 m, Registrant: Heartland Rural Electric Coop., Hlappel@yahoo.Com, , Girar-d, Phone: (316) 724-8251

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 200 N Taylor (Lat: 37.925028 Lon: -95.350250), Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WNYN689,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.287 MHz, Grant Date: 12/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/20/2022, Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairifield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Gas Microwave Tower, Lat: 37.926500 Lon: -95.351750, Type: Tower, Structure height: 48.8 m, Overall height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WQKA713,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 04/10/2019, Expiration Date: 04/17/2020, Certifier: Harry Lee Jr, Registrant: La Harpe Communications Inc, 109 W 6th Street, La Harpe, KS 66751, Phone: (620) 496-1000, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Gas, KS
  • 88.0%Utility gas
  • 12.0%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Gas, KS
  • 89.7%Utility gas
  • 10.3%Electricity


Gas compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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