Lewis, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 434 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -10.7%
 
Males: 228  (52.7%)
Females: 206  (47.3%)
Median resident age:  43.3 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67552.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,769 (it was $35,238 in 2000)
Lewis:

$47,769
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,875 (it was $14,085 in 2000)

Lewis city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,069 (it was $36,700 in 2000)
Lewis:

$37,069
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $46,900; Detached houses: $51,194; Mobile homes: $28,191

Median gross rent in 2012: $492.

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  • White alone - 247 (54.8%)
  • Hispanic - 197 (43.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (1.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lewis: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.8%), Czech (11.0%), Irish (7.1%), Dutch (5.8%), English (5.7%), United States (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2140 feet

Land area: 0.32 square miles.

Population density: 1,360 people per square mile   (low).

Lewis,KS real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Lewis:

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lewis city:

  • Never married: 8.3%
  • Now married: 69.3%
  • Separated: 6.3%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

87 residents are foreign born

This city:  18.4%
Kansas:  6.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Lewis, Kansas as of April 25, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Lewis to the number of sex offenders is 147 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $858 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $341 (1.6%)

Lewis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (106.2 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (381.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Belpre, KS (2.9 miles) , Kinsley, KS (2.9 miles ), Garfield, KS (3.1 miles) , Macksville, KS (4.0 miles ), Offerle, KS (4.1 miles ), Larned, KS (4.3 miles ), Rozel, KS (4.4 miles) , Burdett, KS (4.8 miles ).

Latitude: 37.94 N, Longitude: 99.25 W

Area code: 620

Lewis household income distribution Lewis home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2006, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.22
Kansas average:

2.65
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.7%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +21 (+4.5%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (36%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (30%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (17%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

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

Average climate in Lewis, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lewis-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.8 miles away from the Lewis city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 tornado 20.2 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lewis-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 58% 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 127.1 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 80.1 miles away from Lewis 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 349.9 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 310.8 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 87.7 miles away from Lewis center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 275.8 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 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).
Lewis topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Lewis:

  • MEDICALODGES KINSLEY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KINSLEY, KS)
  • PARKVIEW MANOR NH (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MACKSVILLE, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lewis:

  • Barton County Community College (about 44 miles; Great Bend, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,108)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 65 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 74 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 105 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 105 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 105 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Wichita State University (about 109 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

Public elementary/middle school in Lewis:

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Library in Lewis:

  • MEADOWLARK LIBRARY/LEWIS (Operating income: $21,969; Location: 208 MAIN ST.; 19,434 books; 296 audio materials; 1,468 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 15 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Lewis: Southern Plains Co - Operative at Lewis Kansas Grain Elevator Number 1 (A), Lewis Fire Department (B), Meadowlark Library (C), Lewis City Hall (D), Wayne Community Center (E), Rock Building (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lewis include: Lewis United Methodist Church (A), Lewis First Baptist Church (B), Lewis Christian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 Lewis and their reported violations in the past:

LEWIS, CITY OF (Population served: 441, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (NOV-30-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-07-2011), St Public Notif requested (DEC-07-2011), St Compliance Meeting conducted (DEC-13-2011), St Public Notif received (DEC-28-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-10-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-10-2009), St Public Notif received (OCT-15-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2009)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.0%
(29.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 85.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.4%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Lewis 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 above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Lewis (2011 data):

  • Bank of Hays: Lewis Branch at 217 South Main Street, branch established on 2001/01/08. Info updated 2008/04/18: Bank assets: $191.1 mil, Deposits: $159.1 mil, headquarters in Hays, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Hanston Insurance Agency, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (94%)
  • Electricity (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lewis city (based on Edwards County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.57%
Here: 66.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents48.7%24.9%8.9%6.3%11.1%
Congregations18.8%31.3%12.5%6.3%31.3%
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: 1
Edwards County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Edwards County:

3.23 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

12.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Edwards County:

28.6%
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$2,579 1$198
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$396
Totals for Government 0$10,829 2$594

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $85,000 ($195.85)
    Police Protection: $45,000 ($103.69)
    Financial Administration: $32,000 ($73.73)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($59.91)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($55.30)
    Fire Protection: $24,000 ($55.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($11.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($13.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $19,000 ($43.78)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($36.87)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($29.95)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($23.04)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($4.61)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $90,000 ($207.37)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000 ($4.61)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $17,000 ($39.17)
    All Other: $15,000 ($34.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $17,000 ($39.17)
    Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($6.91)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($4.61)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $119,000 ($274.19)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($32.26)
    General Support: $8,000 ($18.43)
  • Tax - Property: $126,000 ($290.32)
    Public Utilities: $17,000 ($39.17)

Lewis government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $140,000 ($322.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $125,000 ($288.02)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $15,000 ($34.56)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $312,000 ($718.89)

6.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,039 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.23%
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 Ford County, KS  0.90% ($24,909 average AGI)


7.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,921 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.22%
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 Pawnee County, KS  0.89% ($37,273 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lewis:

  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KNNS (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LARNED, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lewis:

  • KGTR (96.7 FM; LARNED, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • K220FA (91.9 FM; HAVILAND, KS; Owner: KIOWA COUNTY RADIO COMMITTEE)

TV broadcast stations around Lewis:

  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Gerald G Washburn, 311 East Avenue C (Lat: 37.936694 Lon: -99.250667), Type: 97.2, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028289473, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 1111 19TH STREET, NW, TWELFTH FLOOR
  • Gerald G Washburn, 311 East Avenue C (Lat: 37.936694 Lon: -99.250667), Type: 97.2, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2028289473, Pgist@fcclaw.Com, 1111 19TH STREET, NW, TWELFTH FLOOR
  • David Kazmaier, 311 East Avenue C (Lat: 37.936694 Lon: -99.250667), Type: 97.2, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 7853724236

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lewis St & Ave B City Water Tower (Lat: 37.937250 Lon: -99.253444), Call Sign: WNAC846
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.225 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/05/2004, Expiration Date: 08/07/2014
    Registrant: Mobile Radio Service, Inc, 156 South Hwy 281, Great Bend, KS 67530, Phone: (620) 793-5443
  • .01 Mi E (Lat: 37.936694 Lon: -99.250667), Call Sign: KNES680
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/30/2002, Expiration Date: 01/27/2013, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2013, Certifier: Maurice D Long
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • 5.5 Mi S Of Hwy 50 W Side On Cr (Lat: 37.925028 Lon: -99.270111), Call Sign: WYP747
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2004, Expiration Date: 01/05/2014
    Registrant: Spectrum License Consultants, Inc., 6713 Club Meadows Dr, Amarillo, TX 79124, Phone: (806) 352-4810, Fax: (806) 352-4830, Email:
  • Lat: 37.937972 Lon: -99.253028, Call Sign: WQNS638
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.387 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/11/2011, Expiration Date: 05/11/2021, Certifier: David Kazmaier
    Registrant: Sunflower Communications, Inc., Hays, KS 67601, Phone: (785) 625-4257, Fax: (785) 628-0888, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: LOCK MITCHELL WOOD VANS ACFT RV-6 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 667CR , Serial Number: 25317, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Farold L Fox, 1721 Us Highway 50, Lewis, KS 67552

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

Incident types - Lewis

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lewis, KS
Most common first names in Lewis, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James780.8 years
William776.1 years
Clarence682.2 years
Robert576.4 years
Esther580.0 years
Lawrence477.0 years
Arthur477.5 years
John479.0 years
David386.7 years
Frances393.6 years
Most common last names in Lewis, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fisher782.4 years
Newsom780.6 years
Mclean583.4 years
Huckstep588.6 years
Jones482.3 years
Mcclaren484.5 years
Mckinney477.2 years
Wolfe471.5 years
Smith477.5 years
Brown482.2 years

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  • #5 (67552) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of South African first ancestries"
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