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Population in 2012: 89 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.3%
 

Males: 44  (50.5%)
Females: 45  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  37.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67734

Estimated median household income in 2012: $52,423 (it was $38,500 in 2000)
Gem:

$52,423
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,190

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $58,719 (it was $27,100 in 2000)
Gem:

$58,719
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $67,800; Detached houses: $70,094; Mobile homes: $43,333

Median gross rent in 2012: $338.

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gem: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (29.9%), German (27.6%), Irish (22.8%), United States (13.4%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3090 feet

Land area: 0.33 square miles.

Population density: 273 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Gem:

  • High school or higher: 98.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gem city:

  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 59.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 5.6%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $700 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $417 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Aurora, CO (209.4 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (512.5 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Colby, KS (2.9 miles ), Rexford, KS (3.0 miles) , Menlo, KS (3.2 miles) , Levant, KS (4.0 miles) , Selden, KS (4.4 miles ), Oakley, KS (4.6 miles ), Hoxie, KS (5.0 miles ), Grinnell, KS (5.0 miles ).

Latitude: 39.43 N, Longitude: 100.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-7.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (27%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (50%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)


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Tornado activity:

Gem-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 79% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Gem city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/23/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gem-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from Gem center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from Gem center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Thomas County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Gem:

  • L AND C HOME HEALTH AGENCY INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; COLBY, KS)
  • DESERET HEALTH AND REHAB AT COLBY LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLBY, KS)
  • LANTERN PARK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; COLBY, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Gem, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gem:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 92 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 130 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 168 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 186 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus (about 213 miles; Lone Tree, CO; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (about 213 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 214 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 4,083)

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Notable locations in Gem: Hi-Plains Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 1 (A), Gem Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Thomas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.4%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  72.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Gem compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Gem city (based on Thomas County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.23%
Here48.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchLutheran Church The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents33.2%25.0%8.6%7.0%6.9%
Congregations6.7%20.0%6.7%6.7%6.7%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionAssemblies of GodAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAOther
Adherents4.5%3.5%3.4%2.6%5.2%
Congregations6.7%6.7%6.7%6.7%26.7%
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
Thomas County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Thomas County:

5.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

10.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Thomas County:

29.2%
Kansas:

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

9.2%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$190
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$857
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$221
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,268

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $14,000 ($157.30)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($89.89)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($11.24)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($146.07)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($89.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($67.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($33.71)
    General Support: $1,000 ($11.24)
  • Tax - Property: $4,000 ($44.94)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($11.24)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $111,000 ($1247.19)

7.80% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,582 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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:
from Sherman County, KS  0.70% ($18,737 average AGI)
from Ellis County, KS  0.55% ($28,067)
from Logan County, KS  0.44% ($49,917)


9.94% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,460 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.94%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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:
to Ellis County, KS  0.75% ($25,429 average AGI)
to Logan County, KS  0.72% ($24,250)
to Sherman County, KS  0.64% ($26,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gem:

  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KLOE (730 AM; 1 kW; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gem:

  • KQLS (100.3 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTCC (91.9 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: COLBY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KKCI (102.5 FM; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWGB (97.9 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KGCR (107.7 FM; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Gem:

  • KLBY (Channel 4; COLBY, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KBSL-TV (Channel 10; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K15CG (Channel 15; OAKLEY, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K69DB (Channel 69; HOXIE, ETC., KS; Owner: SHERIDAN CNTY, KANSAS)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 5 Mi N & 1 Mi E (Lat: 39.486111 Lon: -100.892083), Call Sign: KWV317, Licensee ID: L00030862
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.5200 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/1999, Expiration Date: 01/09/2004, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2004
    Registrant: Kenneth F Poland, Box 43, Gem, KS 67734

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0FBQ, Licensee ID: L00048130
    Grant Date: 04/11/2013, Expiration Date: 06/15/2023
    Registrant: John D Flanagin, 315 Oak St., Gem, KS 67734-3404


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

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