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Ancestries: German (28.3%), United States (11.1%), Irish (10.1%), English (7.2%), Polish (4.5%), French (3.1%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Elevation: 2170 feet
Land area: 1.30 square miles.
Population density: 1,086 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Kinsley:
High school or higher: 83.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Kinsley city:
Never married: 18.0%
Now married: 59.0%
71 residents are foreign born (2.8% Latin America, 1.0% Europe).
According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Kinsley, Kansas as of November 30, 2015. The ratio of number of residents in Kinsley to the number of sex offenders is 356 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,012 (1.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $862 (1.4%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (114.6 miles , pop. 344,284).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (384.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Kinsley-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 94% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/4/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Kinsley city center injured one personand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/4/2007, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.0 miles away from the city center killed 11 peopleand injured 63 peopleand caused $250 million in damages.
Kinsley-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 121.1 miles away from the city center On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 82.9 miles away from Kinsley center On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 346.9 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 302.3 miles away from the city center 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 88.4 miles away from Kinsley center On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.2 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)
The number of natural disasters in Edwards County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Madge Blake - Actor.
Hospitals and medical centers in Kinsley:
EDWARDS COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 620 WEST EIGHTH STREET)
Notable locations in Kinsley: Four Aces Recreational Vehicle Park (A), Edwards County Fairgrounds (B), Kinsley Police Department (C), Edwards County Courthouse (D), Edwards County Sheriff's Department (E), Kinsley Fire Department (F), Edwards County Sheriff's Department Jail (G), Edwards County Health Department (H), Edwards County Historical Society Museum (I), Kinsley Library (J), Kinsley City Hall (K), The Pink Building (L), Allison Memorial Community and Youth Center (M), The Palace Theatre (N), Edwards County Chamber of Commerce (O). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Kinsley include: Crossroads Victory Lighthouse Assembly of God Church (A), Kinsley United Methodist Church (B), Saint Nicholas Catholic Church (C), First Christian Church (D), Congregational United Church of Christ (E), Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map
Hotel: Midway Inn (RR 1 Box 50).
Court: Edwards County - Clerk Of District Court (Court House).
Edwards County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Kinsley that have no violations reported:
KINSLEY, CITY OF (Population served: 1,425,Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.1%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
Gay men: 0.3% of all households
29 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
People in group quarters in Kinsley in 2000:
48 people in nursing homes
8 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
3 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
2 people in religious group quarters
Kinsley compared to Kansas state average:
Median house value below state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Median age significantly above state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in above state average.
House age above state average.
Number of college students below state average.
Banks with branches in Kinsley (2011 data):
Farmers Bank & Trust, National Association: Kinsley Branch at 616 Colony Avenue, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/22: Bank assets: $648.9 mil, Deposits: $454.2 mil, headquarters in Great Bend, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Farmers Enterprises, Inc.
Bank of the West: Kinsley Branch at 101 East 10th Street, branch established on 1905/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
Religion statistics for Kinsley city (based on Edwards County data)
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
3.23 / 10,000 pop.
1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
3.23 / 10,000 pop.
0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
12.91 / 10,000 pop.
7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
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Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
KINSLEY #1, 3 3/8 Mi E (Lat: 37.929722 Lon: -99.338333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91 m, Overall height: 97.5 m, Call Sign: WQBW856 Assigned Frequencies: 928.231 MHz, 952.231 MHz Grant Date: 12/29/2004, Expiration Date: 12/29/2014, Certifier: Bernard H Weigel Registrant: Midwest Energy, Inc., 1330 Canterbury Rd, Hays, KS 67601, Phone: (785) 625-1439, Fax: (785) 625-9218, Email:
Kinsley, 4000-Ft. S Of Us50, 2.3 Mi W Of Kinsley, Ks (Lat: 37.901806 Lon: -99.442444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 104 m, Overall height: 106 m, Call Sign: WQET839 Assigned Frequencies: 19440.0 MHz Grant Date: 04/12/2006, Expiration Date: 04/12/2016, Certifier: Craig Mock Registrant: United Wireless Communications, Inc., 1107 Mcartor Rd, Dodge City, KS 67801, Phone: (620) 227-8127, Fax: (620) 227-7032, Email:
Kinsley, KS, Lat: 37.792306 Lon: -99.356194, Call Sign: WQFA749 Assigned Frequencies: 956.431 MHz, 956.431 MHz, 956.431 MHz Grant Date: 06/02/2006, Expiration Date: 06/02/2016, Certifier: Richard S Stegelman Registrant: Itron, Inc., 2111 N Molter Rd., Liberty Lake, WA 99019, Phone: (509) 891-3636, Fax: (509) 891-3727, Email:
Edwards County, 10 Miles Nnw Of (Lat: 38.058278 Lon: -99.489583), Type: Tower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 36.3 m, Call Sign: WQMP671 Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz, 6197.24 MHz, 6315.84 MHz Grant Date: 10/15/2010, Expiration Date: 10/15/2020, Certifier: John D Geil Registrant: Lockard & White Inc, 3007 Earl Rudder Fwy, Suite 100, College Station, TX 77845, Phone: (281) 586-5706, Fax: (979) 217-8815, Email:
KINSLEY, 5 Mi W Of (Lat: 37.930278 Lon: -99.504833), Overall height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: KCF59, Licensee ID: L01358368 Assigned Frequencies: 6865.00 MHz Grant Date: 01/04/2008, Expiration Date: 03/22/2018, Cancellation Date: 10/31/2008, Certifier: Christopher Kinney Registrant: Natural Gas Pipeline Company Of America LLC
KINSLEY, 2.0 Miles North Of (Lat: 37.958056 Lon: -99.430944), Overall height: 183.8 m, Call Sign: WBB402 Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 6375.14 MHz Grant Date: 02/13/2001, Expiration Date: 02/01/2011, Cancellation Date: 12/06/2010 Registrant: Mid Kansas, 144 N. 7th Street, Salina, KS 67401, Phone: (785) 827-4367, Email:
Kinsley, In Bnsf Wye Nr Briggs Ave (Lat: 37.927806 Lon: -99.405667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WHC479 Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6775.00 MHz Grant Date: 09/23/2011, Expiration Date: 12/17/2021 Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:
Call Sign: KG0WJ, Previous Call Sign: N0OOJ, Licensee ID: L00345871 Grant Date: 04/21/2011, Expiration Date: 07/09/2021, Certifier: Kendall D Thomas Registrant: Kendall D Thomas, 312 Atwood Ave, Kinsley, KS 67547
Call Sign: W0YXC, Licensee ID: L01294538 Grant Date: 06/14/2007, Expiration Date: 09/11/2017, Certifier: Robert R Weidenheimer Registrant: Robert R Weidenheimer, 403 Elizabeth St, Kinsley, KS 67547
Call Sign: WA5YXB, Licensee ID: L00864376 Grant Date: 05/28/2004, Expiration Date: 07/28/2014 Registrant: Ronald E Fischer, 511 E 4th St., Kinsley, KS 67547
Call Sign: WB0FQR, Licensee ID: L00204727 Grant Date: 07/30/1996, Expiration Date: 07/30/2006, Cancellation Date: 06/08/2000 Registrant: Donald G Kline, 915 Colony Ave, Kinsley, KS 67547
FAA Registered Aircraft:
Aircraft: DAVIDSON STEEN SKYBOLT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: Reciprocating N-Number: 13GD , Serial Number: GD-1 Registrant (Individual): Gary L Davidson, 402 E 7th, Kinsley, KS 67547
Aircraft: STITS SA3B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 1891 , Serial Number: P327, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 05/21/1980 Registrant (Individual): R W Caselman, Rt 1 Po Box 82e, Kinsley, KS 67547
Aircraft: CESSNA 182B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 2508G , Serial Number: 51808, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 01/27/1959 Registrant (Corporation): Big Well Flying Club Inc, Po Box 67, Kinsley, KS 67547
Aircraft: CESSNA 310N (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 167 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 4167Q , Serial Number: 310N-0067, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/06/1968 Registrant (Individual): Thomas L Fox, Po Box 273, Kinsley, KS 67547
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-502B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-34AG (750 HP) (Turbo-prop) N-Number: 503TA , Serial Number: 502B-2671, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 05/05/2009 Registrant (Corporation): Tyree Ag Inc, Po Box 67, Kinsley, KS 67547
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-65AG (1300 HP) (Turbo-prop) N-Number: 602TA , Serial Number: 602-1153, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 12/05/2007 Registrant (Corporation): Tyree Ag Inc, 1422 Briggs Ave, Kinsley, KS 67547
Aircraft: CHAMPION 7EC (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C90 SERIES (95 HP) (Reciprocating) N-Number: 7438B , Serial Number: 7EC477, Year manufactured: 1956, Airworthiness Date: 01/23/1979 Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 501 Emerson Ave, Kinsley, KS 67547
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: