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Population in 2013: 540 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 287  (53.3%)
Females: 253  (46.7%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66749.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $51,607 (it was $35,804 in 2000)
Gas:

$51,607
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,878 (it was $14,012 in 2000)

Gas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $42,992 (it was $37,100 in 2000)
Gas:

$42,992
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $52,922; Detached houses: $64,083; Mobile homes: $30,404

Median gross rent in 2012: $807.

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  • White alone - 538 (95.4%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (2.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.9%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gas: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.6%), English (15.8%), Irish (12.7%), United States (9.0%), Scottish (5.7%), Swedish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1020 feet

Land area: 0.76 square miles.

Population density: 714 people per square mile   (low).

Gas,KS real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Gas:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gas city:

  • Never married: 13.4%
  • Now married: 77.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 2.2%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Gas, Kansas as of February 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Gas to the number of sex offenders is 278 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $920 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $782 (2.1%)

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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) .

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.92 N, Longitude: 95.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 620

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

5.4%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +68 (+13.9%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (14%)
  • Information (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Construction laborers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Gas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Gas, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 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 the city 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 the city 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 Gas 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 the city 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 (12).
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).
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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)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 31.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

20.2

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.6%
(0.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Gas compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gas city (based on Allen County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.41%
Here: 62.4%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAAssemblies of GodChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents19.6%16.0%13.0%8.9%8.5%
Congregations25.0%5.0%5.0%10.0%10.0%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Presbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents8.2%7.9%5.2%3.8%9.0%
Congregations5.0%5.0%2.5%7.5%25.0%
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: 2
Allen County:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

3.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Allen County:

31.3%
Kansas:

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

14.5%
State:

13.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$229
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$310
Totals for Government 3$9,908$39,6328$1,104

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $85,000 ($157.41)
    Water Utilities: $83,000 ($153.70)
    Sewerage: $39,000 ($72.22)
    Central Staff Services: $28,000 ($51.85)
    Regular Highways: $22,000 ($40.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($20.37)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($9.26)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($5.56)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($11.11)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $12,000 ($22.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $75,000 ($138.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($12.96)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $51,000 ($94.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($20.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $23,000 ($42.59)
    General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($33.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($220.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $17,000 ($31.48)
    General Support: $6,000 ($11.11)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $64,000 ($118.52)
    Property: $19,000 ($35.19)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($7.41)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $145,000 ($268.52)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $100,000 ($185.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $140,000 ($259.26)
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $75,000 ($138.89)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $25,000 ($46.30)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($9.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $609,000 ($1127.78)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($16.67)

5.67% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,677 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
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 Neosho County, KS  0.96% ($22,271 average AGI)
from Anderson County, KS  0.54% ($22,704)
from Woodson County, KS  0.26% ($23,538)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
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 Neosho County, KS  0.77% ($23,026 average AGI)
to Woodson County, KS  0.40% ($24,000)
to Anderson County, KS  0.36% ($21,111)

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.)

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: 3167248251, Hlappel@yahoo.Com, 120 N. OZARK

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 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 Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0LFL, Licensee ID: L00712331
    Grant Date: 07/10/2003, Expiration Date: 07/10/2013
    Registrant: Dennis D Canfield, 418 S. Taylor, Gas, KS 66742

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-30 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 139 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7313Y , Serial Number: 30-356, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 03/20/1964
    Registrant (Corporation): Starr Grain & Impl Inc, Po Box 254, Gas, KS 66742

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4

Gas on our top lists:

  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores"
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