Kismet, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 442 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.7%
 
Males: 209  (47.4%)
Females: 233  (52.6%)
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67859.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,904 (it was $39,531 in 2000)
Kismet:

$54,904
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,934 (it was $15,600 in 2000)

Kismet city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,360 (it was $48,600 in 2000)
Kismet:

$90,360
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $93,006; detached houses: $96,462; mobile homes: $98,913

Median gross rent in 2017: $703.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kismet: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.5%
(9.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 75.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Kismet, KS (2010)
    • 28862.7%White alone
    • 16335.5%Hispanic
    • 30.7%Black alone
    • 30.7%Two or more races
    • 20.4%Asian alone

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

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Ancestries: German (9.1%), American (4.1%), English (3.3%), Russian (2.9%), Irish (2.1%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2775 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,915 people per square mile   (low).

Kismet, Kansas map

90 residents are foreign born (24.1% Latin America).

This city:

26.2%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,361 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,436 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (152.7 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (187.8 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (376.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Plains, KS (2.7 miles ),
Liberal, KS (4.1 miles ),
Sublette, KS (4.5 miles ),
Meade, KS (4.5 miles ),
Forgan, OK (4.7 miles ),
Satanta, KS (4.7 miles ),
Copeland, KS (4.8 miles ),
North Beaver, OK (5.0 miles )

Latitude: 37.21 N, Longitude: 100.70 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 620

Distribution of median household income in Kismet, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Kismet, KS in 2017
Kismet satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Kansas:

3.7%
Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+15.5%).
Most common industries in Kismet, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (18.7%)
  • Educational services (14.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.0%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (22.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (18.5%)
  • Construction (12.0%)
  • Repair & maintenance (8.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.4%)
  • Truck transportation (6.5%)
  • Utilities (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (34.5%)
  • Food (12.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Kismet, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Food processing workers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (14.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Food processing workers (7.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (24.1%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)

Average climate in Kismet, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kismet-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/21/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the Kismet city center injured 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 3/18/1982, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.4 miles away from the city center injured 12 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kismet-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 36% 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 48.8 miles away from Kismet 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.3 miles away from Kismet center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 288.8 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 113.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 231.4 miles away from Kismet center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.9 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 Seward County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Kismet:

  • RENAL CARE GROUP - LIBERAL (Dialysis Facility, about 16 miles away; LIBERAL, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - LIBERAL (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LIBERAL, KS)
  • LIBERAL GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LIBERAL, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kismet:

  • Barton County Community College (about 136 miles; Great Bend, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,108)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 138 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Amarillo College (about 154 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 161 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,126)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 164 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 169 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Newman University (about 186 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)

Public high school in Kismet:

Public elementary/middle school in Kismet:

  • KISMET ELEM (Students: 207, Location: 505 KANSAS AVENUE, Grades: KG-2)
See full list of schools located in Kismet

Library in Kismet:

  • KISMET PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $57,949; Location: 503 MAIN STREET; 7,441 books; 32 audio materials; 156 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 21 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kismet: Seward County Fire Department Kismet South Station (A), Seward County Fire Department Kismet North Station (B), Kismet City Hall (C), Kismet City Library (D), Kismet Senior Center (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Seward 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 Kismet and their reported violations in the past:

KISMET, CITY OF (Population served: 468, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

3.2 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

79.3%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.4%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Kismet:

Marital status in Kismet, KS
  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 59.1%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 5.7%

For population 25 years and over in Kismet:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.6
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kismet, KS (based on Seward County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,2461
Evangelical Protestant3,51229
Mainline Protestant1,0406
Other5423
Black Protestant2011
None12,411-
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: 2
Seward County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Seward County:

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
This county:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

7.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Seward County:

30.7%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Seward County:

12.2%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

44.4%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Kismet:

41.2%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Kismet:

28.8
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

24.2%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.7%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.4%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Kismet:

52.3%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.1%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kismet, KS Residents
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
Solid Waste Management 1$1,844$22,1283$246
Financial Administration 0$0 1$714
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$845
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$1,844$22,1286$1,805

Kismet government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $98,000 ($221.72)
    Water Utilities: $42,000 ($95.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($49.77)
    Sewerage: $16,000 ($36.20)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($15.84)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($40.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $58,000 ($131.22)

Kismet government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($76.92)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($42.99)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $49,000 ($110.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $7,000 ($15.84)
    Sale of Property: $4,000 ($9.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $2,000 ($4.52)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.26)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $74,000 ($167.42)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $13,000 ($29.41)
  • Tax - Property: $72,000 ($162.90)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,000 ($29.41)
    Other: $7,000 ($15.84)
    Other License: $1,000 ($2.26)

Kismet government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $109,000 ($246.61)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $487,000 ($1101.81)

9.59% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($41,325 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.59%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Texas County, OK  0.65% ($32,500 average AGI)
to Beaver County, OK  0.45% ($41,897)
to Finney County, KS  0.43% ($38,514)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kismet:

  • KSCB (1270 AM; 5 kW; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYUU (1470 AM; 1 kW; LIBERAL, KS)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kismet:

  • KSLS (101.5 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KJIL (99.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KHYM (103.9 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • KYBD (98.1 FM; COPELAND, KS; Owner: MAS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZQD (105.1 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: MARIO LOREDO)
  • K242AK (96.3 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • KLDG (102.7 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY B/CASTING CO., INC.)
  • KSCB-FM (107.5 FM; LIBERAL, KS; Owner: SEWARD COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kismet:

  • KUPK-TV (Channel 13; GARDEN CITY, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Kismet fatal accident list:

Oct 7, 2017 03:08 PM, Us-54, Us-54, Lat: 37.204014, Lon: -100.697497, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 6, 2015 06:42 AM, Us-54, Lat: 37.188750, Lon: -100.710306, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 18, 2005 08:30 PM, Us-54, Us-83, Lat: 37.060590, Lon: -100.878970, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 5, 2002 03:54 PM, Main Street, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kismet)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Cimmarron River Sta (Lat: 37.158361 Lon: -100.758222), Call Sign: KAG230,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.530 MHz, Grant Date: 08/30/2001, Expiration Date: 10/29/2011, Cancellation Date: 08/08/2011, Certifier: John D Geil, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Email:
  • 8 Km Nw (Lat: 37.272500 Lon: -100.742500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 89.9 m, Overall height: 90.5 m, Call Sign: WPJK993,
    Assigned Frequencies: 936.900 MHz, 936.912 MHz, 936.925 MHz, 937.000 MHz, Grant Date: 06/18/2001, Expiration Date: 07/11/2011, Cancellation Date: 02/04/2011, Certifier: Richard S Stegelman, Registrant: Western Resources, 818 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66601, Phone: (785) 575-1199, Fax: (785) 575-8446, Email:
  • MP 419.8, Mp 419.8, Pratt Sub (Lat: 37.131528 Lon: -100.768528), Type: Bant, Structure height: 4 m, Call Sign: WQOZ630,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.320 MHz, 161.550 MHz, Grant Date: 03/14/2012, Expiration Date: 03/14/2022, Certifier: Thomas J Mcgovern, Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St. Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (402) 346-6676, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31T1 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: P&W CANADA PT6A-60A (1050 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 212KS , Serial Number: 31T-7904010, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 01/24/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 10/21/2013
    Registrant (LLC): Go Fast LLC, 303 Main St, Kismet, KS 67859

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 9. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 21 took place in 2017, and the least - 0 in 2009. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Kismet, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (68.0%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (14.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kismet, KS
    • 10468.0%Outside Fires
    • 2214.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 2013.1%Structure Fires
    • 74.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kismet, KS
Most common first names in Kismet, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary672.4 years
John575.2 years
Charlotte274.5 years
Harold279.9 years
Francis276.0 years
Mildred288.0 years
Opal287.5 years
Ralph271.0 years
Robert281.5 years
Ruth287.5 years
Most common last names in Kismet, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mcvey477.5 years
Simonson486.3 years
Headrick379.0 years
Bruner379.0 years
Handy390.0 years
Smith372.0 years
Tendick382.6 years
Thomas385.0 years
Lewis277.5 years
Dudrey274.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kismet, KS
  • 93.4%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kismet, KS
  • 81.0%Utility gas
  • 16.7%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Kismet 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 1 other airmen in this city.
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