Mahaska, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 81 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -24.3%
Males: 43  (53.7%)
Females: 38  (46.3%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66955

Estimated median household income in 2012: $37,561 (it was $24,375 in 2000)
Mahaska:

$37,561
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,022 (it was $13,162 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $14,705 (it was $11,000 in 2000)
Mahaska:

$14,705
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $22,050; Detached houses: $22,050

Median gross rent in 2012: $667.

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  • White alone - 81 (97.6%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.4%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Mahaska: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (24.5%), Irish (24.5%), Czech (14.9%), United States (10.6%), English (6.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1600 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 326 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Mahaska:

  • High school or higher: 77.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Mahaska city:

  • Never married: 8.3%
  • Now married: 76.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 15.0%

3 residents are foreign born (4.5% Europe).

This city:  4.5%
Kansas:  6.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $280 (1.9%)

Mahaska satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (67.2 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (498.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Narka, KS (2.1 miles) , Reynolds, NE (2.3 miles) , Hubbell, NE (2.8 miles) , Haddam, KS (3.1 miles) , Munden, KS (3.3 miles) , Gilead, NE (3.4 miles) , Morrowville, KS (3.7 miles) , Cuba, KS (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 39.99 N, Longitude: 97.35 W

Area code: 785

Mahaska household income distribution Mahaska home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+9.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (26%)
  • Retail trade (26%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (60%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Mahaska, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Mahaska, Kansas average temperatures Mahaska, Kansas average precipitation Mahaska, Kansas humidity Mahaska, Kansas wind speed Mahaska, Kansas snowfall Mahaska, Kansas sunshine Mahaska, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Mahaska-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 105% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.7 miles away from the Mahaska city center .

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 tornado 11.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Mahaska-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 208.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 301.8 miles away from Mahaska center
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 105.1 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 310.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 458.7 miles away from Mahaska 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 227.4 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 Washington County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mahaska:

  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 68 miles; Lincoln, NE; Full-time enrollment: 20,817)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 69 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • Kansas State University (about 69 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 70 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Central Community College (about 83 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 105 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Washburn University (about 110 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)

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Notable location: Mahaska Fire Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Washington 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 Mahaska and their reported violations in the past:

MAHASKA, CITY OF (Population served: 83, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-11-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-11-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-02-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-06-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-06-2013), St Public Notif received (JAN-07-2014)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-28-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-03-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2013 and JUN-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-10-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-10-2013), St Public Notif received (JUL-05-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-26-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-13-2013)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-2012), St Public Notif received (JAN-09-2013)
  • 4 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 7.5%
(7.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  76.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.7%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Mahaska city (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 80.52%
Here: 80.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLutheran ChurchCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents29.8%23.0%16.6%11.4%10.1%
Congregations17.6%14.7%23.5%14.7%8.8%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Southern Baptist ConventionChurch of God of ProphecyChurch of the BrethrenOther
Adherents6.3%1.7%0.6%0.4%0.1%
Congregations8.8%2.9%2.9%2.9%2.9%
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: 6
Washington County:

10.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Washington County:

12.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

13.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.1%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

27.5%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.6%
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$50
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$187
Sewerage 0$0 1$64
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$41
Water Supply 0$0 2$132
Totals for Government 0$0 6$474

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $13,000 ($160.49)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($135.80)
    Water Utilities: $7,000 ($86.42)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($86.42)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($37.04)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,000 ($49.38)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,000 ($98.77)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($86.42)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($24.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($49.38)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($49.38)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($135.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($37.04)
    General Support: $1,000 ($12.35)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($135.80)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($49.38)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $71,000 ($876.54)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,156 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.01%
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 Marshall County, KS  0.57% ($27,857 average AGI)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
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 Marshall County, KS  0.86% ($21,857 average AGI)
to Riley County, KS  0.66% ($32,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Mahaska:

  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGMT (1310 AM; 1 kW; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Mahaska:

  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQIQ (88.3 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KREP (92.1 FM; BELLEVILLE, KS; Owner: FIRST REPUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • K202CJ (88.3 FM; DESHLER, NE; Owner: GRACE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Mahaska:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • LEI Hillside, Lat: 39.988444 Lon: -97.331694, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 16 m, Overall height: 16.1 m, Call Sign: WQLZ773
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/08/2010, Expiration Date: 06/08/2020, Certifier: Brad D Pahl
    Registrant: Diode Communications, 300 Commercial St, Diller, NE 68342, Phone: (402) 793-5125, Fax: (402) 739-5139, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KB0RNJ, Licensee ID: L00961572
    Grant Date: 01/05/2005, Expiration Date: 03/16/2015, Certifier: Andrew T Rhine
    Registrant: Andrew T Rhine, Rr 1, Mahaska, KS 66955

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
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