Kirwin, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 165 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.9%
Males: 97  (59.1%)
Females: 68  (40.9%)
Median resident age:  46.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67644.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,413 (it was $26,563 in 2000)
Kirwin:

$37,413
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,271 (it was $15,744 in 2000)

Kirwin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $28,696 (it was $22,300 in 2000)
Kirwin:

$28,696
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $42,177; Detached houses: $47,222; Mobile homes: $8,125

Median gross rent in 2012: $621.

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Kirwin races chart
  • White alone - 156 (91.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (4.1%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.8%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kirwin: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (43.3%), Irish (19.2%), Dutch (8.4%), French (6.4%), English (3.9%), Welsh (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1696 feet

Land area: 0.95 square miles.

Population density: 174 people per square mile   (very low).

Kirwin, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Kirwin:

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kirwin city:

  • Never married: 13.0%
  • Now married: 48.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 17.3%
  • Divorced: 21.3%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Kirwin, Kansas as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kirwin to the number of sex offenders is 167 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $508 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $317 (1.9%)

Kirwin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (151.3 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (492.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Agra, KS (2.5 miles ), Kensington, KS (2.8 miles ), Cedar, KS (3.1 miles) , Glade, KS (3.2 miles) , Phillipsburg, KS (3.5 miles ), Athol, KS (3.5 miles) , Gaylord, KS (3.8 miles) , Woodston, KS (3.9 miles) .

Latitude: 39.67 N, Longitude: 99.12 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Goose Capital

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

Kirwin household income distribution Kirwin home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -42 (-15.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (21%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Educational services (35%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (24%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)

Work and jobs in Kirwin: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Kirwin, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kirwin-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 85% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the Kirwin city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 tornado 22.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kirwin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 385.3 miles away from the city center
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 235.5 miles away from Kirwin 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 35.9 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) earthquake occurred 214.5 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 195.2 miles away from Kirwin 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 360.7 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Phillips County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kirwin topographic map

Birthplace of: Carl Hatch - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Kirwin:

  • DESERET HEALTH AND REHAB AT KENSINGTON LLC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KENSINGTON, KS)
  • PHILLIPS COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, KS)
  • PHILLIPS CO HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; PHILLIPSBURG, KS)

Airports located in Kirwin:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kirwin:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 57 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 72 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Barton County Community College (about 91 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Central Community College (about 94 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 129 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Kansas State University (about 140 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 151 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)

Public elementary/middle school in Kirwin:

See full list of schools located in Kirwin

Library in Kirwin:

  • KIRWIN CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $11,970; Location: 1ST AND MAIN; 4,830 books; 180 audio materials; 444 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Kirwin: Kirwin Fire Department (A), Kirwin City Hall (B), Kirwin Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Kirwin: Kirwin United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Wild Wings Lodge (727 East Xavier Road).

Phillips 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 Kirwin and their reported violations in the past:

KIRWIN, CITY OF (Population served: 167, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-14-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-14-2010), St Public Notif received (OCT-22-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2010 and JUN-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUN-19-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-19-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-21-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-05-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-05-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-13-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Public Notif requested (MAR-21-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-21-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-28-2007), St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (MAR-01-2010)
  • 8 other older health violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 26.4%
(27.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  48.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Kirwin 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.
  • 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 significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Kirwin travel time to work - commute Kirwin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (90%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kirwin city (based on Phillips County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.34%
Here: 75.3%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) The Wesleyan Church
Adherents20.4%13.6%10.7%10.6%6.1%
Congregations20.7%6.9%6.9%3.4%6.9%
NameLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Reformed Church in North AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents5.7%5.5%5.2%4.3%17.9%
Congregations3.4%3.4%3.4%6.9%37.9%
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: 3
Phillips County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Phillips County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

13.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Phillips County:

29.4%
Kansas:

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

19.9%
State:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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 9$2,619
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,619

Kirwin government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $42,000 ($254.55)
    Financial Administration: $21,000 ($127.27)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($115.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($66.67)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($66.67)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($48.48)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($12.12)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($6.06)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $21,000 ($127.27)

Kirwin government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $10,000 ($60.61)
    All Other: $7,000 ($42.42)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($36.36)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $30,000 ($181.82)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($151.52)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($42.42)
    General Support: $3,000 ($18.18)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($181.82)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($30.30)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $68,000 ($412.12)

4.56% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


5.93% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.93%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Ellis County, KS  0.52% ($19,083 average AGI)
to Norton County, KS  0.44% ($29,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kirwin:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KKAN (1490 AM; 1 kW; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKPR (1460 AM; 5 kW; KEARNEY, NE; Owner: PLATTE RIVER RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kirwin:

  • KQMA (92.5 FM; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAN-FM (95.3 FM; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: BARRACUDA BROADCASTING, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • William W Kaumans, 8.4 Km South Of Hwy K-9 (Lat: 39.604444 Lon: -99.121389), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, , DSOB, BUREAU OF CONST. & MAINT.
  • Charles A Contreras, Near Lake (Lat: 39.674694 Lon: -99.144611), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 60.9 m
    Registrant: 3107387162, Chuck@postrockcommunications.Com, 3238 SELBY AVE
  • 8.4 Km South Of Hwy K-9 (Lat: 39.604444 Lon: -99.121389), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, , DSOB, BUREAU OF CONST. & MAINT.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 5.2 Mi S Of Hwy K9 (Lat: 39.604444 Lon: -99.121472), Call Sign: KAD985, Licensee ID: L00001782
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.450 MHz, 47.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/2000, Expiration Date: 01/15/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2003
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, Docking State Office Bldg, Topeka, KS 66612, Phone: (913) 543-2163
  • 5.2 Mi S Of Hy K 9 (Lat: 39.604444 Lon: -99.121472), Call Sign: WYZ269, Licensee ID: L00001782
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.950 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/07/2001, Expiration Date: 09/27/2011, Cancellation Date: 01/06/2006
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, 900 Sw Jackson Rm 751s, Topeka, KS 66612, Phone: (913) 296-6034

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Kirwin Water Tower, Lat: 39.672833 Lon: -99.131639, Type: Tank, Structure height: 31 m, Overall height: 33 m, Call Sign: WQID241
    Assigned Frequencies: 3666.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/08/2018, Certifier: Eric A Muehleisen
    Registrant: Nex-Tech, 210 E. 12th., Hays, KS 67601, Phone: (877) 625-7872, Fax: (785) 625-4479, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-235 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 555GM , Serial Number: 28-11010, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/29/1968
    Registrant (Corporation): Wyrill Farming Inc, Po Box 166, Kirwin, KS 67644

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
Most common first names in Kirwin, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Charles780.3 years
Earl577.8 years
George585.6 years
William575.4 years
John479.3 years
Alice484.8 years
Helen479.2 years
Velma479.7 years
Ella390.9 years
James375.3 years
Most common last names in Kirwin, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith776.7 years
Atchison569.3 years
Elder575.0 years
Bogart583.2 years
Stuckman483.0 years
Nedrow480.5 years
Stockman379.9 years
Capps373.3 years
Mcdowell372.6 years
Schalansky382.6 years

Kirwin on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: U. S. Postal service"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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