Hepler, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 132 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.3%
 
Males: 58  (44.0%)
Females: 74  (56.0%)
Median resident age:  49.1 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 66746

Estimated median household income in 2016: $22,575 (it was $26,500 in 2000)
Hepler:

$22,575
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $20,963 (it was $12,475 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $19,170 (it was $16,300 in 2000)
Hepler:

$19,170
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $39,606; Detached houses: $46,200; Mobile homes: $12,879
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    • 13199.2%White alone
    • 10.8%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hepler: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (25.4%), German (22.0%), Irish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 0.76 square miles.

Population density: 173 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Hepler:

  • High school or higher: 74.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hepler city:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 45.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 17.8%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

10 residents are foreign born (8.0% Latin America, 2.4% Asia).

This city:

8.0%
Kansas:

6.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Hepler, Kansas as of December 17, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Hepler to the number of sex offenders is 63 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $424 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $217 (1.1%)

Hepler satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (84.8 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (100.4 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (351.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Walnut, KS (2.7 miles ), Stark, KS (3.1 miles) , Savonburg, KS (3.4 miles) , Girard, KS (3.5 miles ), Uniontown, KS (3.6 miles ), Redfield, KS (3.6 miles) , Elsmore, KS (3.7 miles) , St. Paul, KS (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.66 N, Longitude: 94.97 W

Area code: 620

Hepler household income distribution Hepler home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +4 (+2.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (38%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (28%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (38%)
  • Transportation occupations (28%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (3%)
  • Material moving occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Hepler, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hepler-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.2 miles away from the Hepler city center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 2/28/2007, a category F4 tornado 33.2 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Hepler-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 229.6 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 230.9 miles away from Hepler center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 293.2 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 293.8 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 300.4 miles away from Hepler 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 223.2 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 Crawford County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hepler topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hepler:

  • GIRARD MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; GIRARD, KS)
  • HERITAGE, THE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GIRARD, KS)
  • TWG NURSING HOME INC DBA THE HERITAGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GIRARD, KS)
  • PRAIRIE MISSION RETIREMENT VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SAINT PAUL, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hepler:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 24 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,838)
  • Allen County Community College (about 31 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 49 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 55 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Crowder College (about 68 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Baker University (about 79 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Emporia State University (about 84 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)

Library in Hepler:

  • HEPLER CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,759; Location: 105 S. PRAIRIE; 9,452 books; 3 e-books; 75 audio materials; 40 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 2 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Hepler: Hepler City and Rural Fire Department (A), Hepler City Library (B), Hepler City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Hepler: Hepler Seventh Day Adventist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Crawford County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 24.8%
(27.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  68.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Hepler (2011 data):

  • Farmers National Bank of Kansas: Hepler Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1904/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $41.5 mil, Deposits: $37.6 mil, headquarters in Walnut, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Goppert Financial Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.6
Kansas average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Hepler city (based on Crawford County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,10738
Catholic6,0004
Mainline Protestant4,74124
Other7315
None20,555-
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: 6
Crawford County:

1.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Crawford County:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Crawford County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

8.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Crawford County:

29.8%
Kansas:

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

14.2%
State:

13.4%
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 2$184
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$153
Totals for Government 0$0 4$337

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $12,000 ($90.91)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($53.03)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($30.30)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($15.15)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($7.58)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $3,000 ($22.73)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($45.45)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $5,000 ($37.88)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $11,000 ($83.33)
    Highways: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.15)
    Special Assessments: $2,000 ($15.15)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($37.88)
    General Support: $1,000 ($7.58)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($90.91)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($15.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $64,000 ($484.85)

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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 Cherokee County, KS  0.50% ($22,791 average AGI)
from Jasper County, MO  0.43% ($24,649)
from Johnson County, KS  0.37% ($35,633)


7.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,496 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
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 Jasper County, MO  0.54% ($28,384 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  0.49% ($35,530)
to Cherokee County, KS  0.47% ($24,254)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hepler:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSEK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hepler:

  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KBJQ (88.3 FM; BRONSON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KSEK-FM (99.1 FM; GIRARD, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KVCY (104.7 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBZI (100.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MO; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC)
  • KOMB (103.9 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KIKS-FM (101.5 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hepler:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 6 Km N And 4 Km W (Lat: 37.716722 Lon: -95.016917), Type: Pole, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5 m, Call Sign: WPKG712
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHzGrant Date: 02/15/1997, Expiration Date: 02/15/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2001, Certifier: Jingles EndicottRegistrant: Eic System Corp, 101 Tower Cir Dr, Jackson, MO 63755, Fax: (573) 243-1457

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0HFX, Licensee ID: L00297735, Grant Date: 09/27/2010, Expiration Date: 12/24/2020, Certifier: Gary A Eitel, Registrant: Gary A Eitel, 677 W 73rd Ave, Hepler, KS 66746

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (48%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Utility gas (10%)

Hepler compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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