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Population in 2012: 468 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.3%
 

Males: 236  (50.6%)
Females: 232  (49.4%)

Median resident age:  29.1 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67859.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,910 (it was $39,531 in 2000)
Kismet:

$44,910
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,834

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $84,248 (it was $48,600 in 2000)
Kismet:

$84,248
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $59,097; Detached houses: $69,499; Mobile homes: $30,861

Median gross rent in 2012: $757.

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  • White alone - 288 (62.7%)
  • Hispanic - 163 (35.5%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (0.7%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kismet: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (13.9%), German (12.1%), United States (3.0%), Norwegian (2.5%), Polish (2.5%), Russian (1.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2775 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 2,028 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Kismet:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kismet city:

  • Never married: 28.1%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 4.5%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 5.4%

78 residents are foreign born

This city:  18.5%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,266 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,388 (1.6%)

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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

Kismet household income distribution Kismet home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+15.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Food processing workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (24%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Kismet-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 116% 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 slightly below Kansas state average. It is 97% 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 the city center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from Kismet center
On 10/25/1999 at 23:19:58, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 16.2 mi) earthquake occurred 62.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Seward County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
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).
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Hospitals/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:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 138 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • Amarillo College (about 154 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)
  • Southwestern Oklahoma State University (about 161 miles; Weatherford, OK; FT enrollment: 4,054)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 164 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 169 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 5,251)
  • Wichita State University (about 191 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 192 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)

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Public elementary/middle school in Kismet:

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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)

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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: 521, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and SEP-11-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2000)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JAN-13-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JAN-13-2000)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and APR-11-1993, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-11-1993)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.7%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.4% for Black residents, 47.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 68.2% for other race residents, 44.4% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Kismet, KS

Kismet compared to Kansas state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Kismet travel time to work - commute


Kismet mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Kismet city (based on Seward County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.67%
Here39.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents28.7%20.3%13.5%5.2%4.8%
Congregations3.8%7.7%11.5%3.8%3.8%
NameChurches of ChristChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents4.6%3.3%2.8%2.7%14.0%
Congregations7.7%3.8%3.8%7.7%46.2%
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: 2
Seward County:

0.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

5.24 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Seward County:

30.7%
State:

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

12.2%
State:

13.4%

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$600
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$500
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$937
Totals for Government 0$0 9$2,037

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $80,000 ($170.94)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($102.56)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($72.65)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($49.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($32.05)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($21.37)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($10.68)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($8.55)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($117.52)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($47.01)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($21.37)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $51,000 ($108.97)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($27.78)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($12.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($91.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($29.91)
    General Support: $5,000 ($10.68)
  • Tax - Property: $41,000 ($87.61)
    Public Utilities: $15,000 ($32.05)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $345,000 ($737.18)

6.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,935 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.81%
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 Texas County, OK  0.77% ($22,370 average AGI)
from Beaver County, OK  0.40% ($27,179)
from Finney County, KS  0.33% ($26,130)


9.33% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,310 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.33%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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 Texas County, OK  0.61% ($29,045 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.49% ($32,914)
to Finney County, KS  0.42% ($24,833)

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:

Mar 18, 2005 08:30 PM, Us-54, Us-83, 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:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 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:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SEWARD CNTY, W Of Us54, 2.0 Mi Sw Of Kismet, Ks (Lat: 37.182972 Lon: -100.723639), Type: Tower, Structure height: 104 m, Overall height: 106 m, Call Sign: WQEN757
    Assigned Frequencies: 11225.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, 19440.0 MHz, 19480.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/14/2006, Expiration Date: 03/14/2016, Certifier: Craig Mock
    Registrant: United Wireless Communications, Inc., 1107 Mcartor Road, Dodge City, KS 67801, Phone: (620) 227-8127, Fax: (620) 855-4000, Email:
  • KISMET, 13041 Southwestern Heights Drive (Kismet) (Lat: 37.228694 Lon: -100.643444), Type: Pole, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60 m, Call Sign: WQRD901
    Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/24/2013, Expiration Date: 04/24/2023, Certifier: Steve Regitz
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-46-310P (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 43368 , Serial Number: 46-8408028, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 03/21/1984
    Registrant (Corporation): Southwest Agri Center Inc, 303 Main St, Kismet, KS 67859


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 9
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Kismet


See full 2006 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

Kismet on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Special education teachers"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Food"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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