Hiawatha, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 3,147 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.9%
 
Males: 1,479  (47.0%)
Females: 1,668  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

44.3 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 66434.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,797 (it was $35,854 in 2000)
Hiawatha:

$49,797
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,964 (it was $16,981 in 2000)

Hiawatha city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,440 (it was $59,400 in 2000)
Hiawatha:

$110,440
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $114,479; detached houses: $113,561

Median gross rent in 2017: $575.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hiawatha: 74.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.9%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 40.9% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Hiawatha, KS (2017)
    • 2,66385.2%White alone
    • 1805.8%Two or more races
    • 1534.9%Hispanic
    • 652.1%American Indian alone
    • 331.1%Black alone
    • 60.2%Asian alone

Races in Hiawatha detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Hiawatha, Kansas as of May 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hiawatha is 208 to 1.


Crime rates in Hiawatha by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(62.4)
2
(63.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(94.3)
1
(32.3)
1
(32.5)
2
(65.6)
9
(287.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(31.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(242.6)
10
(306.8)
9
(280.6)
11
(348.0)
3
(95.5)
1
(31.5)
2
(62.7)
1
(31.3)
7
(224.4)
9
(283.0)
4
(129.3)
10
(324.7)
3
(98.4)
4
(127.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
39
(1,183)
19
(583.0)
15
(467.7)
10
(316.4)
9
(286.4)
6
(188.8)
2
(62.7)
8
(250.2)
14
(448.7)
18
(566.0)
N/A20
(649.4)
17
(557.7)
15
(478.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
95
(2,881)
50
(1,534)
76
(2,370)
64
(2,025)
57
(1,814)
35
(1,101)
79
(2,475)
86
(2,690)
92
(2,949)
91
(2,862)
89
(2,877)
91
(2,955)
95
(3,117)
88
(2,810)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(303.2)
8
(245.5)
5
(155.9)
4
(126.5)
4
(127.3)
2
(62.9)
2
(62.7)
3
(93.8)
7
(224.4)
2
(62.9)
6
(194.0)
9
(292.2)
6
(196.9)
13
(415.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(94.9)
1
(31.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.1)
1
(31.4)
1
(32.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(32.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)340.5183.2255.4233.5121.968.6146.0138.9276.3291.2223.1277.9251.6434.5

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Hiawatha, KS

Crime rate in Hiawatha detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 10 (9 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.87
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (33.5%), Irish (14.2%), English (7.2%), American (5.9%), Norwegian (4.6%), Scottish (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1857

Elevation: 1136 feet

Land area: 2.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,408 people per square mile   (low).

Hiawatha, Kansas map

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,354 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,681 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (37.8 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (75.0 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (433.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hamlin, KS (2.6 miles),
Robinson, KS (2.7 miles ),
Powhattan, KS (2.8 miles),
Reserve, KS (2.9 miles),
Willis, KS (3.0 miles),
Morrill, KS (3.2 miles ),
Fairview, KS (3.2 miles ),
Kickapoo Site 1, KS (3.4 miles)

Latitude: 39.85 N, Longitude: 95.54 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Hiawatha, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hiawatha, KS in 2017
Hiawatha satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 8 buildings, average cost: $91,300
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $101,500
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $65,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $155,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2008: 9 buildings, average cost: $215,200
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $375,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $421,300
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $300,400
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $352,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $375,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Hiawatha, KS residents
Average permit cost in Hiawatha, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Kansas:

3.7%
Historical population in Hiawatha, KS
Historical housing units in Hiawatha, KS
Most common industries in Hiawatha, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Truck transportation (5.7%)
  • Machinery (5.6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.7%)
  • Educational services (11.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Hiawatha, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)

Average climate in Hiawatha, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hiawatha, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Hiawatha-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1950, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.9 miles away from the Hiawatha city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hiawatha-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.0 miles away from Hiawatha center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 421.5 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 374.1 miles away from Hiawatha center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.8 miles away from Hiawatha 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 384.8 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 266.7 miles away from Hiawatha center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Brown County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hiawatha topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hiawatha:

  • HIAWATHA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 300 UTAH STREET)
  • HIAWATHA PLACE (116 APACHE ST)
  • NORTHEAST KANSAS MULTI COUNTY HHA (116 N 6TH STREET)
  • HERITAGE MANOR OF HIAWATHA (RR 2 EAST IOWA STREET)
  • MAPLE HEIGHTS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (RR 2 E IOWA ST)
  • OAK RIDGE ACRES (201 SIOUX AVE)

Airports located in Hiawatha:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hiawatha:

  • Highland Community College (about 15 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 41 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 49 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Washburn University (about 58 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Grantham University (about 63 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • University of Kansas (about 64 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Park University (about 65 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)

Public high school in Hiawatha:

Public elementary/middle schools in Hiawatha:

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Library in Hiawatha:

  • HIAWATHA/MORRILL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $293,154; Location: 431 OREGON; 41,788 books; 1,568 audio materials; 2,188 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 73 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hiawatha: Hiawatha Aquatic Park (A), Hiawatha Country Club (B), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop B (C), Hiawatha Police Department (D), Brown County Sheriff's Department (E), Brown County Courthouse (F), Juvenile Services and Adult Community Corrections (G), Hiawatha Volunteer Fire Department (H), Town and Country Ambulance Service (I), Northeast Kansas Multi - County Health Department Brown County (J), Brown County Agriculture Museum (K), Brown County Historical Society and Museum (L), Morrill Public Library (M), Hiawatha City Hall (N), Fisher Community Center (O), Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hiawatha include: The Christian Center (A), First Baptist Church (B), Trinity United Methodist Church (C), Saint Ann's Catholic Church (D), First United Methodist Church (E), First Presbyterian Church (F), Bethany United Church of Christ (G), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (H), Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Brown County Historical Society (Museums; 611 Utah Street).

Hotels: Sunflower Mini Storage (406 North 1st Street), Hiawatha Inn & Heartland Restaurant (JCT Highway 36 & 73), Country Squire Motel & RV Park (Highway 36 Exit West), Hiawatha Inn Express (207 Lodge Road).

Birthplace of: Bion Barnett - Banker, William M. Gallagher - Photojournalist, Don Hill (American football) - Football player, Joe Wilhoit - Baseball player.

Brown 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 Hiawatha and their reported violations in the past:

HIAWATHA, CITY OF (Population served: 3,133, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2011), St Public Notif received (OCT-13-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-28-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-14-2011), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-23-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-11-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2013)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-27-2013)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
56 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
14 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Hiawatha in 2000:

  • 63 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

Banks with branches in Hiawatha (2011 data):

  • Citizens State Bank and Trust Company: Garden Branch at 800 Oregon Street, branch established on 1970/03/13; Citizens State Bank And Trust Compan at 610 Oregon Street, branch established on 1907/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $77.9 mil, Deposits: $60.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Crossdale, Inc.
  • The Morrill and Janes Bank and Trust Company: Hiawatha Branch at 7th And Delaware Streets, branch established on 1995/04/04. Info updated 2011/03/15: Bank assets: $646.8 mil, Deposits: $475.1 mil, headquarters in Merriam, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Morrill Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Girard National Bank: Hiawatha Branch at 805 South First Street, branch established on 1998/08/17. Info updated 2007/09/28: Bank assets: $512.7 mil, Deposits: $395.5 mil, headquarters in Girard, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Gn Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hiawatha:

Marital status in Hiawatha, KS
  • Never married: 17.9%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 19.5%

For population 25 years and over in Hiawatha:

  • High school or higher: 94.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hiawatha
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hiawatha, KS (based on Brown County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,12318
Evangelical Protestant96912
Catholic9003
Other2591
Black Protestant1241
None4,609-
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
Brown County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Brown County:

9.8%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.8%
Kansas:

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

9.9%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hiawatha:

48.1%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hiawatha:

43.4%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.5
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hiawatha:

22.1%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hiawatha:

10.7%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

34.6%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Hiawatha:

52.6%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.4%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hiawatha, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$19,924$39,8481$954
Water Supply 5$13,795$33,1080$0
Sewerage 3$10,209$40,8360$0
Streets and Highways 2$5,661$33,9660$0
Police - Other 2$5,287$31,7220$0
Financial Administration 2$3,458$20,7481$514
Other Government Administration 2$9,604$57,6245$841
Parks and Recreation 1$3,219$38,6280$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,022
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 15$1,227
Totals for Government 23$71,157$37,12524$4,558

Hiawatha government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $343,000 ($108.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $100,000 ($31.78)
    Water Utilities: $86,000 ($27.33)
    Regular Highways: $77,000 ($24.47)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $620,000 ($197.01)
    Police Protection: $575,000 ($182.71)
    Sewerage: $434,000 ($137.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $347,000 ($110.26)
    Central Staff Services: $277,000 ($88.02)
    Regular Highways: $264,000 ($83.89)
    Libraries: $148,000 ($47.03)
    Local Fire Protection: $71,000 ($22.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000 ($8.26)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($4.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $13,000 ($4.13)
    Air Transportation: $10,000 ($3.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $370,000 ($117.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $50,000 ($15.89)
    Other - Regular Highways: $41,000 ($13.03)
    Other - Health - Other: $35,000 ($11.12)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $62,000 ($19.70)
    Police Protection: $24,000 ($7.63)
    Local Fire Protection: $23,000 ($7.31)
    Water Utilities: $10,000 ($3.18)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,144,000 ($363.52)

Hiawatha government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $793,000 ($251.99)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($20.65)
    Air Transportation: $10,000 ($3.18)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $83,000 ($26.37)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $80,000 ($25.42)
    Fines and Forfeits: $59,000 ($18.75)
    Rents: $55,000 ($17.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $908,000 ($288.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $548,000 ($174.13)
    General Local Government Support: $16,000 ($5.08)
  • Tax - Property: $940,000 ($298.70)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $807,000 ($256.43)
    Public Utilities Sales: $206,000 ($65.46)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000 ($2.86)
    Other License: $6,000 ($1.91)

Hiawatha government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,245,000 ($2937.72)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,752,000 ($2781.06)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $493,000 ($156.66)

Hiawatha government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,995,000 ($951.70)
Businesses in Hiawatha, KS
NameCountNameCount
Ford1Pizza Hut1
H&R Block1SONIC Drive-In1
McDonald's1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hiawatha:

  • 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)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KTNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: C.R. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KYFR (920 AM; 5 kW; SHENANDOAH, IA; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hiawatha:

  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KLZA (101.3 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: KNZA, INC)
  • KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hiawatha:

  • K46FG (Channel 46; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDTV COMMISSION)
Hiawatha fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017

Hiawatha fatal accident list:

Jun 26, 2013 02:08 AM, Sr-20, Lat: 39.667164, Lon: -95.701611, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Nov 24, 2006 07:15 PM, Us-36, Us-73, Lat: 39.840830, Lon: -95.527280, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 15, 1996 01:25 PM, 73, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Mar 29, 1994 04:02 PM, Delawa, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 10, 1990 10:00 PM, Miami, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 27, 1988 04:59 PM, Oregon, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Apr 25, 1979 05:15 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 43Number of bridges
  • 394ft / 120mTotal length
  • $5,434,000Total costs
  • 46,984Total average daily traffic
  • 9,115Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Hiawatha, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 111970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 52000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hiawatha, KS
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hiawatha)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hiawatha, KS)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hiawatha)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hiawatha)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 36. The highest number of fires - 53 took place in 2014, and the least - 21 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Hiawatha, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (55.3%), and Structure Fires (25.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hiawatha, KS
    • 33855.3%Outside Fires
    • 15725.7%Structure Fires
    • 8614.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 304.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hiawatha, KS
Most common first names in Hiawatha, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5783.7 years
John5678.5 years
Charles4680.9 years
Robert4274.7 years
William3980.3 years
George3879.6 years
Anna3386.1 years
Helen2981.1 years
Harold2777.5 years
Ruth2779.4 years
Most common last names in Hiawatha, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Moore2578.4 years
Jones1980.0 years
Meyer1678.8 years
Smith1680.2 years
Miller1582.3 years
Bruning1583.5 years
Mueller1278.8 years
Davis1278.4 years
Kneisel1279.3 years
Duncan1279.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hiawatha, KS
  • 92.7%Utility gas
  • 7.3%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hiawatha, KS
  • 61.4%Utility gas
  • 35.0%Electricity
  • 2.2%Other fuel
  • 1.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Hiawatha compared to Kansas state average:

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

Hiawatha on our top lists:

  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse (population 1,000+)"
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