Little River, Kansas

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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.5%

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.86
Kansas average:

2.41
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Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.7%
Kansas:

5.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +42 (+8.5%).
Most common industries in Little River, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (10.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.9%)
  • Chemicals (4.5%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (15.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.3%)
  • Educational services (9.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (3.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (30.2%)
  • Educational services (17.4%)
  • Chemicals (8.1%)
  • Construction (8.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.0%)
  • Data processing, libraries, other information services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
Most common occupations in Little River, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (9.5%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.9%)
  • Carpenters (5.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.5%)
  • Registered nurses (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)

Average climate in Little River, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Little River-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 104% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Little River city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/26/1991, a category F4 tornado 17.4 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Little River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 724% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 148.8 miles away from Little River center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 209.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 137.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.9 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/2015 at 09:49:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from Little River center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rice County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Winds: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Little River topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Little River:

  • SANDSTONE HEIGHTS (440 STATE ST BOX 50A)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Little River:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - LYONS (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LYONS, KS)
  • LYONS GOOD SAMARITAN CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LYONS, KS)
  • HOSPITAL DISTRICT #1 OF RICE COUNTY Critical Access Hospitals (about 12 miles away; LYONS, KS)
  • RIVERVIEW ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; MARQUETTE, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Little River:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 24 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,174)
  • Barton County Community College (about 40 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Newman University (about 61 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 61 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 62 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 62 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 62 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)

Public high schools in Little River:

  • LITTLE RIVER HIGH (Students: 102, Location: 430 WAVERLY, Grades: 9-12)
  • LITTLE RIVER VIRTUAL SCHOOL (Location: 430 WAVERLY, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Little River:

See full list of schools located in Little River

Library in Little River:

  • LITTLE RIVER COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $16,068; Location: 125 MAIN STREET; 12,776 books; 217 audio materials; 30 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Little River: Little River Police Department (A), Little River Fire Department (B), Little River Community Library (C), Little River City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Little River include: Little River United Methodist Church (A), Little River Congregational Church (B), Holy Trinity Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Carl Manda - Major League Baseball player.

Rice 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 Little River and their reported violations in the past:

LITTLE RIVER, CITY OF (Population served: 547, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-05-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-05-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.8%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

34 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
52 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Little River (2011 data):

  • The Lyons State Bank: Little River State Bank Branch at 310 Main Street, branch established on 1949/04/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $95.3 mil, Deposits: $80.8 mil, headquarters in Lyons, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Coronado Financial Corporation
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.2
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Little River
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Little River, KS (based on Rice County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,24418
Evangelical Protestant1,34413
Catholic1,1003
Black Protestant2452
Other4-
None4,146-
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: 3
Here:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Rice County:

4.98 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

6.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Rice County:

8.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Rice County:

28.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

23.8%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Little River:

50.0%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.1%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

30.9
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Little River:

31.7%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.2%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Little River:

36.7%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

43.4%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.7%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Little River, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 2$6,784$40,7040$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,582$30,9847$1,064
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,602$43,2240$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$150
Financial Administration 0$0 1$383
Firefighters 0$0 1$51
Totals for Government 4$12,968$38,90410$1,648

Little River government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $15,000 ($28.74)
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $242,000 ($463.60)
    Water Utilities: $195,000 ($373.56)
    Gas Utilities: $137,000 ($262.45)
    Sewerage: $75,000 ($143.68)
    Police Protection: $47,000 ($90.04)
    General - Other: $35,000 ($67.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($57.47)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($32.57)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($21.07)
    General Public Buildings: $11,000 ($21.07)
    Libraries: $9,000 ($17.24)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($3.83)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($3.83)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $149,000 ($285.44)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $15,000 ($28.74)

Little River government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $107,000 ($204.98)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($5.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,000 ($3.83)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.92)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $159,000 ($304.60)
    Water Utilities: $120,000 ($229.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $14,000 ($26.82)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($5.75)
  • Tax - Property: $194,000 ($371.65)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $38,000 ($72.80)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,000 ($1.92)

Little River government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $539,000 ($1032.57)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $510,000 ($977.01)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $39,000 ($74.71)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $38,000 ($72.80)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,000 ($55.56)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,000 ($1.92)

Little River government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $846,000 ($1620.69)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $38,000 ($72.80)

5.36% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,193 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.36%
Kansas average:

6.44%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Reno County, KS  1.00% ($43,686 average AGI)


7.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,408 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.73%
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 Reno County, KS  1.42% ($32,941 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.56% ($42,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Little River:

  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWBW (1450 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Little River:

  • KXKU (106.1 FM; LYONS, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA B/CING, INC.)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KHMY (93.1 FM; PRATT, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQNS-FM (95.5 FM; LINDSBORG, KS; Owner: B-B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KHUT (102.9 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGGG (94.7 FM; STERLING, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KBBE (96.7 FM; MCPHERSON, KS; Owner: DAVIES COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Little River:

  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)
  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KAAS-TV (Channel 18; SALINA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 25Number of bridges
  • 177ft / 54.0mTotal length
  • $2,110,000Total costs
  • 17,768Total average daily traffic
  • 3,115Total average daily truck traffic
  • 20,960Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Little River, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Little River, KS

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 340 Main (Lat: 38.398500 Lon: -98.011639), Call Sign: WQHN227,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.712 MHz, 451.712 MHz, Grant Date: 09/14/2007, Expiration Date: 09/14/2017, Cancellation Date: 11/18/2017, Registrant: Comm-Tronix, 1735 Mccormick, Wichita, KS 67213, Phone: (316) 263-5958, Fax: (316) 462-0555, Email:
  • Lat: 38.399778 Lon: -98.010667, Call Sign: WQOI951,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.962 MHz, 458.962 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/2011, Expiration Date: 10/12/2021, Certifier: Sue Peters, Registrant: Comm-Tronix, 1735 Mc Cormick, Wichita, KS 67213, Phone: (316) 263-5958, Fax: (316) 462-0555, Email:
  • L1 & L2, 215 Main (Lat: 38.398500 Lon: -98.011639), Call Sign: WRAN783,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.712 MHz, 456.712 MHz, Grant Date: 01/17/2018, Expiration Date: 01/17/2028, Certifier: Randy Buggein, Registrant: Comm-Tronix, 1735 Mccormick, Wichita, KS 67213, Phone: (316) 263-5958, Fax: (316) 462-0555, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KE7JXO, Licensee ID: L01219197, Grant Date: 10/25/2016, Expiration Date: 12/01/2026, Certifier: Joseph W Gaylor, Registrant: Joseph W Gaylor, 1090 South Main, Little River, KS 67457

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: ERCOUPE 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99189 , Serial Number: 1812, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/29/1958, Certificate Issue Date: 12/04/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Lyle L Young, Po Box 147, Little River, KS 67457

2005 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2005 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 7. The highest number of reported fires - 20 took place in 2006, and the least - 0 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Little River, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (87.1%), and Structure Fires (8.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Little River, KS
    • 8887.1%Outside Fires
    • 98.9%Structure Fires
    • 33.0%Other
    • 11.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Little River, KS
Most common first names in Little River, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1275.9 years
William878.6 years
George886.6 years
Mary678.2 years
Helen579.6 years
Margaret583.2 years
Harry582.2 years
Frank577.2 years
Edith584.6 years
Lena490.7 years
Most common last names in Little River, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1083.1 years
Smith1079.5 years
Folck685.1 years
Downing689.0 years
Cory583.8 years
Hodgson586.0 years
Hunsinger584.0 years
Miller579.0 years
Myers584.0 years
Ramage587.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Little River, KS
  • 79.7%Utility gas
  • 16.3%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Little River, KS
  • 53.2%Utility gas
  • 39.2%Electricity
  • 7.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Little River compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
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