Jennings, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 92 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -37.0%
Males: 54  (59.5%)
Females: 38  (40.5%)
Median resident age:

57.1 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 67643

Estimated median household income in 2019: $53,391 (it was $21,146 in 2000)
Jennings:

$53,391
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,603 (it was $16,294 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $57,802 (it was $13,800 in 2000)
Jennings:

$57,802
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $98,344; detached houses: $100,111; mobile homes: $69,077

Median gross rent in 2019: $728.

March 2019 cost of living index in Jennings: 78.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 23.2%
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According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Jennings, Kansas as of April 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Jennings is 42 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (23.9%), English (15.2%), Swedish (8.7%), German (6.5%), Czech (4.3%), French (4.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2500 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 339 people per square mile   (very low).

Jennings, Kansas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Jennings city:

1.4% ($199)
Kansas:

1.2% ($999)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (206.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (514.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Clayton, KS (2.7 miles),
Dresden, KS (2.8 miles),
Norcatur, KS (3.5 miles),
Oberlin, KS (4.0 miles ),
Lenora, KS (4.0 miles ),
Selden, KS (4.2 miles ),
Hoxie, KS (4.9 miles ),
Norton, KS (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 39.68 N, Longitude: 100.29 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Czech Us Out

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Jennings, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Jennings, KS in 2019

Jennings satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

5.3%
Most common industries in Jennings, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (21.7%)
  • Truck transportation (10.0%)
  • Warehousing & storage (10.0%)
  • Public administration (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (28.9%)
  • Truck transportation (13.3%)
  • Public administration (11.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.9%)
  • Warehousing & storage (8.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.9%)
  • U. S. Postal service (6.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.7%)
  • Warehousing & storage (13.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (13.3%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.3%)
  • Personal & laundry services (13.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Jennings, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (20.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (15.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (20.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (20.0%)
  • Personal appearance workers (13.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13.3%)
  • Top executives (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.7%)

Average climate in Jennings, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jennings-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 35% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/14/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.4 miles away from the Jennings city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/15/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 42.7 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jennings-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 535% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 290.3 miles away from Jennings center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from Jennings center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 629.1 miles away from Jennings center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 345.9 miles away from Jennings center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 220.7 miles away from Jennings center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jennings topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Jennings:

  • DECATUR CO GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; OBERLIN, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - DECATUR COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; OBERLIN, KS)
  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; OBERLIN, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jennings:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 76 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 95 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Barton County Community College (about 122 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Central Community College (about 132 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 170 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Kansas State University (about 202 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 206 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)

Library in Jennings:

  • JENNINGS CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $5,848; Location: KANSAS AVENUE; 4,460 books; 20 audio materials; 97 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Jennings: Jennings Fire Department (A), Czech Memorial Museum (B), Jennings City Hall (C), Jennings Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Decatur 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 Jennings and their reported violations in the past:

JENNINGS, CITY OF (Population served: 93, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

1.9 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.0%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Jennings (2011 data):

  • The Bank: Jennings Branch at Main Street And Topeka Avenue, branch established on 1975/12/29. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Jennings:

Marital status in Jennings, KS
  • Never married: 32.3%
  • Now married: 32.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 26.0%

For population 25 years and over in Jennings:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Jennings, KS (based on Decatur County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,35710
Evangelical Protestant9529
Catholic3422
None310-
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: 1
Decatur County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

20.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

10.8%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

29.1%
Kansas:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Jennings:

45.2%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.4%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Jennings:

28.4
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.9%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Jennings:

17.4%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jennings:

7.1
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Jennings:

48.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Jennings:

49.6%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

81.9%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jennings, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 0$0 1$255
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$153
Local Libraries 0$0 1$498
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$3,366
Financial Administration 0$0 4$1,752
Totals for Government 0$0 12$6,024

Jennings government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($141.30)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($54.35)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($54.35)
    Gas Utilities: $3,000 ($32.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,000 ($21.74)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($10.87)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,000 ($260.87)

Jennings government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($86.96)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($271.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($32.61)
  • Tax - Property: $9,000 ($97.83)

Jennings government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $242,000 ($2630.43)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jennings:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KQNK (1530 AM; 1 kW; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jennings:

  • KFNF (101.1 FM; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKU (98.5 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KQNK-FM (106.7 FM; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Jennings:

  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K32BY (Channel 32; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • K39BS (Channel 39; NORTON, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • K69DB (Channel 69; HOXIE, ETC., KS; Owner: SHERIDAN CNTY, KANSAS)

Jennings fatal accident list:

Oct 5, 2010 04:15 AM, County Rd 340, Lat: 39.712997, Lon: -100.390319, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.7mTotal length
  • $1,730,000Total costs
  • 1,575Total average daily traffic
  • 439Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,203Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Jennings, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 71930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Jennings, KS

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0RCX, Licensee ID: L00768192, Grant Date: 11/14/2003, Expiration Date: 11/14/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/17/2015, Certifier: Darrell D Davis, Registrant: Darrell D Davis, 317 South Topeka, Jennings, KS 67643
  • Call Sign: KD0FHG, Licensee ID: L01434689, Grant Date: 09/30/2008, Expiration Date: 09/30/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Marjorie E Hartzog, Registrant: Marjorie E Hartzog, Jennings, KS 67643

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Jennings, KS
  • 96.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Jennings, KS
  • 100.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Jennings compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value 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 significantly 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 below state average.
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