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Kay County

Population in 2012: 373 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 

Males: 180  (48.3%)
Females: 193  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  47.1 years
Oklahoma median age:  40.6 years

Zip codes: 74641.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $29,403 (it was $26,146 in 2000)
Kaw City:

$29,403
Oklahoma:

$43,225
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $24,101

Kaw City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $83,931 (it was $62,100 in 2000)
Kaw City:

$83,931
Oklahoma:

$112,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $101,516; Detached houses: $110,641; Townhouses or other attached units: $115,124; Mobile homes: $42,212

Median gross rent in 2011: $563.

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Kaw City races chart
  • White alone - 294 (78.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 53 (14.1%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (4.5%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (2.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kaw City: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (20.8%), United States (14.0%), Irish (12.7%), English (5.5%), French (2.5%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.70 square miles.

Population density: 138 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Kaw City:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 12.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kaw City city:

  • Never married: 9.2%
  • Now married: 59.7%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

15 residents are foreign born ().

This city:  5.5%
Oklahoma:  4.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $460 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $407 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tulsa, OK (67.5 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (274.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Burbank, OK (2.9 miles) , Webb City, OK (3.0 miles) , McCord-Braden, OK (3.1 miles ), Northwest Osage, OK (3.3 miles ), Shidler, OK (3.3 miles ), Kildare, OK (3.3 miles) , McCord, OK (3.4 miles ), Ponca City, OK (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $25,600
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $15,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,500
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $91,700
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $89,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $89,000
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 36.77 N, Longitude: 96.86 W

Area code: 580

Kaw City household income distribution Kaw City home values distribution

Crime rates in Kaw City (2009):

  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 assaults (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 burglaries (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 1 larceny count (272.5 per 100,000)
  • 0 auto thefts (0.0 per 100,000)
  • City-data.com crime rate = 11.3 (higher means more crime, US average = 279.7)

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.67
Oklahoma average:

2.04

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Oklahoma:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +62 (+20.0%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (30%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Utilities (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (16%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Kaw City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Oklahoma state average. It is 254% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Kaw City city center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 tornado 23.6 miles away from the city center killed 20 people and injured 280 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kaw City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Oklahoma state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 41.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.4 miles away from Kaw City center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/2008 at 16:25:00, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.6 miles away from Kaw City center
On 4/29/1994 at 03:28:58, a magnitude 3.0 (2.8 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kay County (22) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Winter Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Kaw City:

  • FAIRFAX COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; FAIRFAX, OK)
  • PONCA CITY MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, provides emergency services, about 15 miles away; PONCA CITY, OK)

Political contributions by individuals in Kaw City, OK

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kaw City:

  • Cowley County Community College (about 23 miles; Arkansas City, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,028)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 26 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 47 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 17,377)
  • Langston University (about 61 miles; Langston, OK; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • University of Tulsa (about 67 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 3,764)
  • Tulsa Community College (about 70 miles; Tulsa, OK; FT enrollment: 8,387)
  • Wichita State University (about 71 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)

Public elementary/middle school in Kaw City:

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Library in Kaw City:

  • KAW CITY - J.A. WALKER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,141; Location: 900 MORGAN SQUARE; 2,315 books; 31 audio materials; 76 video materials; 23 state licensed databases)

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Notable location: Kaw City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Grandview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Kaw Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Kaw City: Pioneer Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Kaw City Museum (910 Washungah Drive).

 
Kay County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.9. This is about average.
City:

26.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.76
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 6.60. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

6.60
U.S.:

13.23
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 24.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

24.9
U.S.:

24.2
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2007 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

11.7

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

KAW CITY WATER AUTHORITY (Population served: 372, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
KAY COUNTY RWD # 4 (Population served: 100, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-28-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-28-2003), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2003)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JUN-22-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2000), Fed Compliance achieved (JUN-22-2000)
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 6.3%
(1.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.9% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Oklahoma:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.9%
Whole state:  66.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kaw City, OK

Kaw City compared to Oklahoma state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2011

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Kaw City travel time to work - commute


Kaw City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (61%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Other fuel (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kaw City (based on Kay County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.83%
Here71.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran Church
Adherents29.6%22.8%12.8%8.7%3.7%
Congregations18.5%13.0%4.3%7.6%4.3%
NameChurches of ChristAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of the NazareneOther
Adherents3.6%3.0%2.1%2.0%11.7%
Congregations6.5%4.3%4.3%6.5%30.4%
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: 12
Kay County:

2.63 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Kay County:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Oklahoma:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Kay County:

5.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

7.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.89 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.1%
Oklahoma:

10.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Kay County:

29.0%
Oklahoma:

29.2%

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$1,040
Other Government Administration 1$3,382$40,5840$0
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,520$30,2400$0
Firefighters 0$0 13$130
Streets and Highways 2$6,064$36,3841$702
Sewerage 2$4,790$28,7401$254
Water Supply 2$6,050$36,3001$1,326
Electric Power 5$9,846$23,6302$2,236
Other and Unallocable 5$6,776$16,2622$344
Totals for Government 18$39,428$26,28521$6,032

Kaw City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $30,000 ($80.43)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $181,000 ($485.25)
    Gas Utilities: $147,000 ($394.10)
    Electric Utilities: $100,000 ($268.10)
    Central Staff Services: $62,000 ($166.22)
    General - Other: $37,000 ($99.20)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($91.15)
    Police Protection: $27,000 ($72.39)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($56.30)
    Fire Protection: $12,000 ($32.17)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($16.09)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($13.40)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($10.72)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($10.72)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $169,000 ($453.08)

Kaw City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($91.15)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($56.30)
    All Other: $6,000 ($16.09)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,000 ($2.68)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $102,000 ($273.46)
    Interest Earnings: $25,000 ($67.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $181,000 ($485.25)
    Gas Utilities: $147,000 ($394.10)
    Electric Utilities: $39,000 ($104.56)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $22,000 ($58.98)
    Total General Sales: $5,000 ($13.40)
    NEC: $2,000 ($5.36)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $425,000 ($1139.41)

6.05% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,856 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.05%
Oklahoma average:

8.21%

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 Osage County, OK  0.55% ($31,149 average AGI)
from Cowley County, KS  0.32% ($31,440)
from Oklahoma County, OK  0.31% ($29,265)


6.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,174 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.98%
Oklahoma average:

7.91%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Osage County, OK  0.55% ($36,724 average AGI)
to Tulsa County, OK  0.47% ($42,467)
to Oklahoma County, OK  0.45% ($30,222)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kaw City:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WBBZ (1230 AM; 1 kW; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: PONCA CITY PUBLISHING CO.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSOK (1280 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: COWLEY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOKB (1580 AM; 1 kW; BLACKWELL, OK; Owner: BLACKWELL RADIO INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kaw City:

  • KIXR (104.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: MUR-THOM BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KLVV (88.7 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: THE LOVE STATION, INC.)
  • KLOR-FM (99.3 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: TEAM RADIO LLC)
  • KAXR (91.3 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KYFM (100.1 FM; BARTLESVILLE, OK; Owner: KCD ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • K278AF (103.5 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KPNC (100.9 FM; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: TEAM RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • K212DX (90.3 FM; PONCA CITY, ETC., OK; Owner: CREATIVE EDUCATIONAL MEDIA CORP. INC)
  • KSOK-FM (95.9 FM; WINFIELD, KS; Owner: COWLEY COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KACY (102.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: THIRD COAST BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kaw City:

  • K54FZ (Channel 54; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • KGBN-LP (Channel 27; PONCA CITY, OK; Owner: DIANA KAY HALL)



Most common first names in Kaw City, OK among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William678.0 years
Robert675.0 years
James680.6 years
Charles471.0 years
George477.0 years
Minnie484.0 years
Mary462.2 years
John380.3 years
Ruth379.0 years
David367.7 years
Most common last names in Kaw City, OK among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pappan474.5 years
Williams374.3 years
Doughty384.0 years
Rundle383.6 years
Stevens371.7 years
Thompson374.3 years
Cales294.5 years
Fleharty267.0 years
Lewis270.0 years
Johnson274.5 years
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