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Population in 2012: 281 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.1%
 

Males: 145  (51.7%)
Females: 136  (48.3%)

Median resident age:  46.2 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67737.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $40,244 (it was $33,958 in 2000)
Grainfield:

$40,244
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,128

Grainfield city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $56,880 (it was $38,400 in 2000)
Grainfield:

$56,880
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $58,177; Detached houses: $59,611; Mobile homes: $13,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $525.

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Ancestries: German (51.4%), Irish (9.8%), United States (8.5%), Russian (4.6%), English (3.9%), Swedish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2813 feet

Land area: 0.47 square miles.

Population density: 593 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Grainfield:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.9%
  • Unemployed: 1.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Grainfield city:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 6.7%
  • Divorced: 11.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,080 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $538 (1.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (196.3 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (482.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Park, KS (2.4 miles) , Grinnell, KS (3.0 miles ), Gove City, KS (3.3 miles) , Quinter, KS (3.6 miles ), Hoxie, KS (4.1 miles ), Collyer, KS (4.4 miles) , Oakley, KS (4.6 miles ), Menlo, KS (4.7 miles) .

Latitude: 39.11 N, Longitude: 100.47 W

Area code: 785

Grainfield household income distribution Grainfield home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -31 (-8.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Wholesale trade (14%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (17%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (18%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Grainfield-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/23/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.4 miles away from the Grainfield city center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

On 6/27/1951, a category F4 tornado 32.1 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:

Grainfield-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 93% 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 57.6 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 55.2 miles away from Grainfield center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.5 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 53.7 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 66.1 miles away from Grainfield center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gove County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Flood: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Grainfield:

  • GOVE COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; QUINTER, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Grainfield, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Grainfield:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 63 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 132 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 156 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Central Community College (about 166 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Wichita State University (about 198 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Kansas State University (about 209 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Butler Community College (about 215 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)

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Public elementary/middle school in Grainfield:

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Library in Grainfield:

  • GRAINFIELD CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,315; Location: 242 MAIN ST.; 5,000 books; 11 e-books; 90 audio materials; 650 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 5 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Grainfield: Grainfield Wastewater Plant (A), Hi-Plains Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 9 (B), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 16 (C), Gove County 4 - H Fairgrounds (D), Grainfield Fire Department (E), Grainfield City Library (F), Grainfield City Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grainfield include: Gainfield United Methodist Church (A), Saint Agnes Catholic 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

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

GRAINFIELD, CITY OF (Population served: 298, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2004), St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2004), St Public Notif received (JAN-06-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUN-28-2005)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2004 and MAR-2004, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-09-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-09-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-23-2004), St Compliance achieved (OCT-07-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and JUL-02-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-02-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUN-12-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (JUL-12-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUN-12-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-17-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and JUL-03-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-03-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and OCT-21-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-21-1999)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 6.1%
(4.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 80.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.9%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Grainfield, KS

Grainfield 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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Grainfield (2011 data):

  • The Citizens State Bank: at 206 Main Street, branch established on 1905/04/08. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $10.5 mil, Deposits: $9.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Mcnee, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Grainfield travel time to work - commute


Grainfield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (88%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 63.85%
Here63.9%
USA50.2%

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%

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 2$680
Streets and Highways 1$2,066$24,7920$0
Totals for Government 1$2,066$24,7922$680

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $51,000 ($181.49)
    Regular Highways: $27,000 ($96.09)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($81.85)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($17.79)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($17.79)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($14.23)
    Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($7.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $33,000 ($117.44)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $9,000 ($32.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $21,000 ($74.73)
    All Other: $2,000 ($7.12)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($32.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($96.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($46.26)
    General Support: $6,000 ($21.35)
    All Other: $2,000 ($7.12)
  • Tax - Property: $48,000 ($170.82)
    Public Utilities: $9,000 ($32.03)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $198,000 ($704.63)

4.01% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,182 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



5.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.56%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in Grainfield:

  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • 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)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, 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 Grainfield:

  • K207BP (89.3 FM; QUINTER, KS; Owner: GOVE COUNTY TRANSLATOR COMMITTEE)
  • KZNA (90.5 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC)
  • KQLS (100.3 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Grainfield:

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

Grainfield fatal accident list:

Dec 21, 2003 06:40 PM, Sr-23, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 26, 1977 04:17 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Grainfield)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Old Us 40 (Lat: 39.108889 Lon: -100.472639), Call Sign: KAS299, Licensee ID: L00001782
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/04/1998, Expiration Date: 01/24/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2003
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, Docking State Ofc Bldg, Topeka, KS 66612, Phone: (913) 296-3576

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • .75 Miles South Of (Lat: 39.104722 Lon: -100.481528), Overall height: 96.6 m, Call Sign: WME720
    Assigned Frequencies: 2025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/26/1991, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/28/2007
    Registrant: Smoky Hills Public Television, 604 Elm, Bunker Hill, KS 67626, Phone: (785) 483-6990
  • Grainfield, 4650 Cr Dd (Lat: 39.119306 Lon: -100.470528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQNC873
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/21/2010, Expiration Date: 06/02/2020, Certifier: Frank Dirico
    Registrant: Industrial Tower And Wireless, LLC, 40 Lone Street, Marshfield, MA 02050, Phone: (781) 319-1011, Fax: (781) 837-4000, Email:
  • Grainfield, KS, 3/4 Mi. South Of Grainfield On K-23 (Lat: 39.104722 Lon: -100.481389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.3 m, Overall height: 96.7 m, Call Sign: KEO21
    Assigned Frequencies: 6975.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/1978, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Kbsl-Tv, 2815 E. 37th St. N, Wichita, KS 67219, Phone: (316) 838-1212, Fax: (316) 831-6077, Email:
  • Hwy K023, 3/4 Mi So. (Lat: 39.104167 Lon: -100.480389), Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WLE462
    Assigned Frequencies: 6925.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/1992, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Kbsh-Tv, 2815 E. 37th St. N, Wichita, KS 67219, Phone: (316) 838-1212, Fax: (316) 831-6077, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 0.75 Mile South Of Grainfield On Hwy. K-23 (Lat: 39.104167 Lon: -100.480389), Call Sign: KWT924
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.600 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/01/2008, Expiration Date: 07/01/2018
    Registrant: Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc., 145 N. Main, Lenora, KS 67645, Phone: (785) 567-4281, Fax: (785) 567-9253, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA0OSY
    Grant Date: 06/14/1988, Expiration Date: 06/14/1998, Cancellation Date: 06/15/2000
    Registrant: Francis J Gassmann, 341 Elm St, Grainfield, KS 67737

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: MALM RUSSELL KOLB FIRESTAR II (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503ULDCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 105FS , Serial Number: F.S.-0-669, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 05/08/2010
    Registrant (Individual): Dan M Ochs, 2001 W R 90 South, Grainfield, KS 67737


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 2


Most common first names in Grainfield, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Anna486.3 years
John481.5 years
Margaret487.0 years
Raymond472.2 years
Robert478.7 years
Carl379.0 years
George383.3 years
Mary383.0 years
Pearl380.7 years
Donald264.5 years
Most common last names in Grainfield, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Kaiser777.4 years
Ziegler782.3 years
Heier672.5 years
Hartman678.3 years
Zerr672.5 years
Johnson578.0 years
Cox582.2 years
Katt484.8 years
Graham486.5 years
Gagnon482.2 years

Grainfield on our top lists:

  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Protective service occupations:"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Motor vehicle and parts dealers"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Cashiers"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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