Kismet, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 464 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.1%
 
Males: 240  (51.8%)
Females: 224  (48.2%)
Median resident age:  31.4 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67859.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $43,598 (it was $39,531 in 2000)
Kismet:

$43,598
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,114 (it was $15,600 in 2000)

Kismet city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $85,052 (it was $48,600 in 2000)
Kismet:

$85,052
KS:

$129,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $732.

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  • Races in Kismet, KS (2010)

    Kismet races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Kismet: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.1%), German (10.8%), United States (2.7%), Russian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2775 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 2,010 people per square mile   (low).

Kismet,KS real estate house value index trend

Kismet, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Kismet:

  • High school or higher: 78.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kismet city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 49.1%
  • Separated: 2.9%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

86 residents are foreign born (17.8% Latin America).

This city:

17.8%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Kismet, Kansas as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kismet to the number of sex offenders is 468 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: $1,307 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,234 (1.6%)

Kismet satellite photo by USGS

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 June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +65 (+15.5%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (5%)

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

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 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, 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 (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).
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:

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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.2%
(1.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Black residents, 56.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 82.8% for other race residents, 36.5% 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

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 significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.1
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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.
Kansas:

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

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
Here:

8.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
This county:

12.2%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$714
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$845
Solid Waste Management 1$1,844$22,1283$246
Totals for Government 1$1,844$22,1286$1,805

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $80,000 ($172.41)
    Water Utilities: $48,000 ($103.45)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($73.28)
    Regular Highways: $23,000 ($49.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($32.33)
    Parks & Recreation: $10,000 ($21.55)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($10.78)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($8.62)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.16)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($118.53)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $22,000 ($47.41)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($21.55)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $51,000 ($109.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $13,000 ($28.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($12.93)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($92.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($30.17)
    General Support: $5,000 ($10.78)
  • Tax - Property: $41,000 ($88.36)
    Public Utilities: $15,000 ($32.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $345,000 ($743.53)

7.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,619 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Kansas average:

6.43%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Texas County, OK  0.82% ($23,738 average AGI)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.31% ($27,000)
from Beaver County, OK  0.30% ($29,083)


8.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,275 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.28%
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 Texas County, OK  0.78% ($31,645 average AGI)
to Beaver County, OK  0.39% ($39,581)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.36% ($74,207)

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

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  • #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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