Gove City, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 80 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -23.8%
Males: 35  (43.8%)
Females: 45  (56.2%)
Median resident age:  30.3 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 67736

Estimated median household income in 2016: $43,582 (it was $23,438 in 2000)
Gove City:

$43,582
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $18,739 (it was $11,870 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $24,525 (it was $12,900 in 2000)
Gove City:

$24,525
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $33,579; Detached houses: $40,188; Mobile homes: $15,992

Median gross rent in 2016: $565.

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    • 7897.5%White alone
    • 22.5%Two or more races
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Gove City: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (42.9%), English (16.3%), American (10.2%), French (8.2%), Danish (2.0%), Irish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.38 square miles.

Population density: 213 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Gove City:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gove City city:

  • Never married: 20.4%
  • Now married: 60.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $227 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $284 (2.3%)

Gove City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (192.2 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (473.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Grainfield, KS (3.3 miles ), Park, KS (3.5 miles) , Grinnell, KS (3.7 miles ), Quinter, KS (3.9 miles ), Collyer, KS (4.5 miles) , Oakley, KS (4.8 miles ), Healy, KS (5.1 miles ), Hoxie, KS (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 38.96 N, Longitude: 100.49 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

Gove City household income distribution Gove City home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.2%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+1.9%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (31%)
  • Construction (26%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (17%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)
  • Legal occupations (6%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (21%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Average climate in Gove City, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Gove City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.7 miles away from the Gove City city center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 6/27/1951, a category F4 tornado 33.0 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gove City-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 42% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 170.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 356.9 miles away from Gove City center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 272.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 174.7 miles away from the city center
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 60.7 miles away from Gove City center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 273.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gove County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Gove City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Gove City:

  • GOVE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 16 miles away; QUINTER, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gove City:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 63 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 103 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 142 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 153 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Central Community College (about 175 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Newman University (about 191 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 192 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)

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Notable locations in Gove City: Gove County Sheriff's Department (A), Gove County Courthouse (B), Gove Rural Fire Department. (C), Gove City Fire Department (D), Gove County Health Department (E), Gove City Library (F), Gove Senior Center (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Gove City include: Gove United Methodist Church (A), Gove Bible Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Gove 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 2016: 24.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.5
Kansas average:

11.2

Gove City travel time to work - commute Gove City mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Gove City city (based on Gove County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8483
Mainline Protestant3544
Evangelical Protestant3373
None1,156-
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: 4
Gove County:

15.21 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Gove County:

11.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

11.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Gove County:

28.3%
Kansas:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

46.8%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Gove City:

38.2%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.8%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

6.8%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Gove City:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.7%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Gove City:

49.1%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Gove City:

70.5%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Gove City, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$71
Other Government Administration 0$0 12$447
Totals for Government 0$0 13$518

Gove City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($125.00)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($100.00)
    Fire Protection: $7,000 ($87.50)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($75.00)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($37.50)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($12.50)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($75.00)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($25.00)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($12.50)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $7,000 ($87.50)

Gove City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,000 ($50.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $6,000 ($75.00)
    All Other: $3,000 ($37.50)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($50.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($150.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($25.00)
    General Support: $1,000 ($12.50)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($87.50)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $98,000 ($1225.00)

6.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($39,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.58%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

4.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Gove City:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gove City:

  • K207BP (89.3 FM; QUINTER, KS; Owner: GOVE COUNTY TRANSLATOR COMMITTEE)

TV broadcast stations around Gove City:

  • K15CG (Channel 15; OAKLEY, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • K69DB (Channel 69; HOXIE, ETC., KS; Owner: SHERIDAN CNTY, KANSAS)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (81%)
  • Other fuel (17%)

Gove City compared to Kansas state average:

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