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Population in 2012: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -36.3%
Males: 45  (49.2%)
Females: 48  (50.8%)

Median resident age:  61.7 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67643

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,693 (it was $21,146 in 2000)
Jennings:

$31,693
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,265

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $24,100 (it was $13,800 in 2000)
Jennings:

$24,100
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $35,112; Detached houses: $35,386; Townhouses or other attached units: $39,161; Mobile homes: $21,756

Median gross rent in 2012: $283.

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  • White alone - 95 (99.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jennings: 77.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (41.1%), Czech (21.6%), Irish (13.9%), United States (8.2%), English (6.9%), Swedish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2500 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 343 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Jennings:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jennings city:

  • Never married: 20.1%
  • Now married: 61.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.4%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Jennings, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Jennings to the number of sex offenders is 31 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $357 (1.5%)

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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

Jennings household income distribution Jennings home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -41 (-21.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (35%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (33%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (34%)
  • Accommodation and food services (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (20%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (16%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (13%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (20%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (20%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Personal appearance workers (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)


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Tornado activity:

Jennings-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 100% 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 90% 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 58.2 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) earthquake occurred 22.3 miles away from Jennings center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.1 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 52.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.3 miles away from Jennings center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Jennings, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jennings:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 76 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 95 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 132 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 170 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Kansas State University (about 202 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 206 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 209 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

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Public elementary/middle school in Jennings:

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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)

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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: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In MAY-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-20-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-20-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.2%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Jennings, KS

Jennings compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • 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 significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Jennings city (based on Decatur County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.95%
Here78.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents32.1%26.6%13.0%7.2%5.3%
Congregations28.6%14.3%4.8%9.5%4.8%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristOther
Adherents5.0%5.0%2.7%1.3%1.8%
Congregations4.8%9.5%4.8%4.8%14.3%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
Decatur County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

20.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

29.1%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$132
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$160
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$60
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$35
Water Supply 0$0 4$296
Local Libraries 0$0 1$181
Totals for Government 0$0 9$864


6.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Thomas County, KS  0.81% ($21,800 average AGI)


7.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
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 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: 39.71299722, Lon: -100.39031944, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KC0RCX, Licensee ID: L00768192
    Grant Date: 11/14/2003, Expiration Date: 11/14/2013, 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, Certifier: Marjorie E Hartzog
    Registrant: Marjorie E Hartzog, Jennings, KS 67643


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