Herndon, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 133 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 
Males: 63  (47.6%)
Females: 70  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  53.9 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 67739

Estimated median household income in 2016: $27,687 (it was $17,250 in 2000)
Herndon:

$27,687
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,644 (it was $23,005 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $33,307 (it was $20,000 in 2000)
Herndon:

$33,307
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $49,333; Detached houses: $51,010; Mobile homes: $15,391

Median gross rent in 2016: $401.

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  • Races in Herndon, KS (2010)

    Herndon races chart
    • 12093.0%White alone
    • 43.1%Two or more races
    • 32.3%Black alone
    • 21.6%Hispanic
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Herndon: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (54.8%), English (7.1%), Irish (7.1%), American (4.8%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2666 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 501 people per square mile   (low).

Herndon, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Herndon:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Herndon city:

  • Never married: 27.0%
  • Now married: 54.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 5.4%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Kansas:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $496 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $500 (1.4%)

Herndon satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greeley, CO (211.1 miles , pop. 76,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (214.2 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (539.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Oberlin, KS (3.9 miles ), Atwood, KS (3.9 miles ), Danbury, NE (4.7 miles) , Trenton, NE (4.7 miles ), McCook, NE (4.7 miles ), Culbertson, NE (4.7 miles ), Dresden, KS (5.3 miles) , Selden, KS (5.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.91 N, Longitude: 100.79 W

Area code: 785

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

2.0%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-11.8%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (37%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (50%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (40%)
  • Material moving occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (31%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Herndon, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Herndon-area historical tornado activity is below Kansas state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the Herndon city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 10/17/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Herndon-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 40% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 302.5 miles away from the 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 298.8 miles away from Herndon center
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 235.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 220.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 31.2 miles away from Herndon center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.7 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 Rawlins County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Herndon:

  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OBERLIN, KS)
  • DECATUR CO GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OBERLIN, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - DECATUR COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; OBERLIN, KS)
  • RAWLINS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; ATWOOD, KS)
  • ATWOOD GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ATWOOD, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - ATWOOD (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ATWOOD, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Herndon:

  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 105 miles; Kearney, NE; Full-time enrollment: 6,047)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 106 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Central Community College (about 145 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Barton County Community College (about 152 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 200 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 210 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 11,469)
  • Aims Community College (about 214 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 3,598)

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Notable locations in Herndon: Herndon Municipal Power Plant (A), Rawlins County Fire District 1 Herndon (B), Herndon Fire Department (C), Herndon City Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Herndon include: Immanuel United Church of Christ (A), Saint Mary's Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rawlins 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: 29.4%
Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  50.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Banks with branches in Herndon (2011 data):

  • The Bank: Atwood/Herndon Branch at Quincy And Lockhart, branch established on 1987/07/01. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $201.9 mil, Deposits: $175.9 mil, headquarters in Oberlin, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Decatur Investment, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Kansas average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Herndon city (based on Rawlins County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic6223
Mainline Protestant4973
Evangelical Protestant4773
Other-1
None923-
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: 2
Rawlins County:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Rawlins County:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

23.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Rawlins County:

28.6%
Kansas:

27.9%
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$60
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,628
Firefighters 0$0 1$40
Totals for Government 0$0 4$1,728

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $107,000 ($804.51)
    Financial Administration: $18,000 ($135.34)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($120.30)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($97.74)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($22.56)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($22.56)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($15.04)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($30.08)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $24,000 ($180.45)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,000 ($45.11)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,000 ($37.59)
    All Other: $3,000 ($22.56)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.52)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $114,000 ($857.14)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($172.93)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $12,000 ($90.23)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($97.74)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($22.56)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $59,000 ($443.61)

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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

6.54% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,882 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.54%
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 Thomas County, KS  0.96% ($17,400 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Herndon:

  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNGN (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: KANSAS NEBRASKA GOOD NEWS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KJLT (970 AM; 5 kW; NORTH PLATTE, NE; Owner: TRI-STATE B/CING ASSOC., INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Herndon:

  • KFNF (101.1 FM; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKU (98.5 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KIOD (105.3 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: AUSTIN MCCOOK LLC)
  • KSWN (93.9 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: AUSTIN-MCCOOK, L.L.C.)
  • KICX-FM (96.1 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KQLS (100.3 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Herndon:

  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K32BY (Channel 32; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Herndon)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Harlon St Sunfield Ave Of (Lat: 39.909722 Lon: -100.786528), Call Sign: WRT620, Licensee ID: L00036584
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.020 MHzGrant Date: 11/11/2004, Expiration Date: 01/10/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2015Registrant: David Ketterl, Rt 1, Herndon, KS 67739, Phone: (913) 322-5302

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • KN, 6 Mi Nne Of (Lat: 40.001778 Lon: -100.754139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 29 m, Overall height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQIJ241
    Assigned Frequencies: 6565.62 MHz, 6591.25 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6063.80 MHzGrant Date: 02/25/2008, Expiration Date: 02/25/2018, Certifier: L Earl Watkins JrRegistrant: Lockard & White Inc, 3007 Earl Rudder Fwy, Suite 100, College Station, TX 77845, Phone: (281) 586-5706, Fax: (979) 217-8815, Email:
  • HERNDON SO, 8 Miles South Of Herndon Ks (Lat: 39.785417 Lon: -100.823889), Type: Pole, Structure height: 90 m, Overall height: 91.4 m, Call Sign: WQQV427
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6034.15 MHzGrant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: Jeff KisnerRegistrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, 1300 North 17th Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0442, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:
  • STATION, 6 Mi Nne Of (Lat: 39.835278 Lon: -100.754028), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WHJ242
    Assigned Frequencies: 2142.80 MHz, 2146.00 MHzGrant Date: 05/17/2008, Expiration Date: 07/29/2018, Cancellation Date: 01/31/2012, Certifier: L. Christian HauckRegistrant: Utc Spectrum Services, 200 N Glebe Rd, Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2214, Fax: (703) 558-0523, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W0SYZ, Licensee ID: L01056925, Grant Date: 12/03/2015, Expiration Date: 11/24/2025, Certifier: Walter R Hafner Jr, Registrant: Walter R Hafner Jr, 528 Quincy, Herndon, KS 67739-0215

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

HERNDON, CITY OF (Population served: 132, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In MAR-01-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-04-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-03-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-09-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 5 minor monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Herndon compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below 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 below state average.
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