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Population in 2012: 334 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -7.2%
 

Males: 172  (51.7%)
Females: 162  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  37.3 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67640.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,827 (it was $23,021 in 2000)
Gorham:

$35,827
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,709

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $60,965 (it was $32,100 in 2000)
Gorham:

$60,965
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $95,650; Detached houses: $95,650

Median gross rent in 2012: $621.

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  • White alone - 330 (98.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Gorham: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (52.3%), English (17.1%), Irish (10.2%), Russian (7.5%), Czech (6.2%), French (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1914 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 1,398 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Gorham:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gorham city:

  • Never married: 30.5%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 6.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,063 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $750 (1.3%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (123.2 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (438.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Victoria, KS (2.6 miles ), Russell, KS (3.0 miles ), Catharine, KS (3.3 miles) , Munjor, KS (3.7 miles ), Hays, KS (4.0 miles ), Galatia, KS (4.1 miles) , Paradise, KS (4.1 miles) , Bunker Hill, KS (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 38.88 N, Longitude: 99.02 W

Area code: 785

Gorham household income distribution Gorham home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.5%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +79 (+28.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Utilities (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Information (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Information (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electricians (12%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Child care workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Gorham-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 197% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.4 miles away from the Gorham city center killed one person and injured 28 people and caused $43 million in damages.

On 5/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 27.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gorham-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 84% 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 30.0 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.6 miles away from Gorham center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 16.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 23.9 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 35.8 miles away from Gorham center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Russell 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, 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 Gorham:

  • ST JOHN'S OF VICTORIA (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; VICTORIA, KS)
  • DSNWK EVES HOME (Hospital, about 9 miles away; RUSSELL, KS)
  • WHEATLAND NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; RUSSELL, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Gorham, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gorham:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 18 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 82 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Wichita State University (about 124 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 126 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Kansas State University (about 133 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Butler Community College (about 138 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Central Community College (about 144 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)

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Notable locations in Gorham: United Agricultural Service Grain Elevator Number 1 (A), Gorham Fire District 1 (B), Gorham City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gorham include: Gorham Community Church (A), Saint Mary's Help of Christians Catholic Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

GORHAM, CITY OF (Population served: 334, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and JUL-02-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-24-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-24-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-2000 and AUG-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-29-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-1999)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.1%
(9.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Gorham, KS

Gorham compared to Kansas state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Gorham (2011 data):

  • The Gorham State Bank: at 129 Market Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/27: Bank assets: $25.5 mil, Deposits: $23.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Gorham travel time to work - commute


Gorham mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (20%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Gorham city (based on Russell County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.16%
Here65.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Church of Christ
Adherents31.9%29.1%22.8%3.7%3.1%
Congregations17.9%28.6%10.7%3.6%7.1%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristGeneral Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurches of ChristOther
Adherents1.7%1.7%1.5%1.4%3.0%
Congregations3.6%3.6%7.1%3.6%14.3%
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: 3
Russell County:

4.46 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

8.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

13.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Russell County:

27.9%
Kansas:

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

3.1%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$275
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$712
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$250
Sewerage 2$3,259$19,5540$0
Totals for Government 2$3,259$19,5549$1,237

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $63,000 ($188.62)
    Water Utilities: $58,000 ($173.65)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($50.90)
    Regular Highways: $9,000 ($26.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($56.89)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $34,000 ($101.80)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($53.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($17.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $78,000 ($233.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($26.95)
    General Support: $3,000 ($8.98)
  • Tax - Property: $40,000 ($119.76)
    Total General Sales: $23,000 ($68.86)
    Public Utilities: $9,000 ($26.95)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.99)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $375,000 ($1122.75)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $345,000 ($1032.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($89.82)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $135,000 ($404.19)

6.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,178 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
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 Ellis County, KS  1.01% ($27,185 average AGI)
from Saline County, KS  0.41% ($33,273)


7.16% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,318 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.16%
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  1.94% ($26,212 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.48% ($30,692)
to Barton County, KS  0.45% ($35,667)

Strongest AM radio stations in Gorham:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRSL (990 AM; 0 kW; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gorham:

  • KCAY (95.9 FM; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KPRD (88.9 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHAZ (99.5 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVGB-FM (104.3 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KZAN (91.7 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY INC.)
  • KBGL (106.9 FM; LARNED, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K242AL (96.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gorham:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K38GH (Channel 38; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KBDK (Channel 14; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSCC-LP (Channel 14; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • K25CV (Channel 25; HAYS, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Gorham)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • N Of City Limits & City Water Tank (Lat: 38.884167 Lon: -99.025083), Structure height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPDY686, Licensee ID: L00064852
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.475 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/27/1998, Expiration Date: 12/21/2003, Cancellation Date: 02/22/2004
    Registrant: Post Rock Rural Water District, 103 N Douglas, Ellsworth, KS 67439, Phone: (913) 546-2427

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • GORHAM, 17637 Homer Road (Lat: 38.872806 Lon: -99.016222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQPI756
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/31/2012, Expiration Date: 05/31/2022, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett
    Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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Most common first names in Gorham, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary984.2 years
Joseph880.7 years
John880.7 years
Robert477.8 years
Clara479.5 years
Anna488.2 years
James486.5 years
Eugene374.9 years
Catherine379.3 years
Paul369.0 years
Most common last names in Gorham, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Jacobs1480.1 years
Hammersmith773.9 years
Schmitt680.3 years
Scheck684.0 years
Dreiling573.4 years
Bosch574.4 years
Hoff589.6 years
Yost569.8 years
Mermis573.6 years
Weigel581.8 years

Gorham on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life, physical, and social science technicians"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Food and beverage stores"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Florists"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers"
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