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Population in 2012: 185 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -12.3%
 

Males: 94  (51.3%)
Females: 91  (48.7%)

Median resident age:  53.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67556.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,520 (it was $29,750 in 2000)
McCracken:

$35,520
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,842

McCracken city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $37,069 (it was $15,800 in 2000)
McCracken:

$37,069
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $43,390; Detached houses: $41,517; Mobile homes: $81,609

Median gross rent in 2012: $813.

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  • White alone - 178 (93.7%)
  • Two or more races - 7 (3.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (2.1%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.5%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McCracken: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (29.2%), Irish (23.6%), English (8.7%), Dutch (7.8%), United States (5.9%), Russian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2141 feet

Land area: 0.96 square miles.

Population density: 194 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in McCracken:

  • High school or higher: 92.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 13.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McCracken city:

  • Never married: 15.6%
  • Now married: 55.5%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 19.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $783 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $490 (1.4%)

McCracken satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (136.5 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (429.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Alexander, KS (2.8 miles) , Brownell, KS (3.2 miles) , Bazine, KS (3.4 miles ), Liebenthal, KS (3.8 miles) , La Crosse, KS (3.8 miles ), Schoenchen, KS (4.0 miles ), Rush Center, KS (4.0 miles) , Ransom, KS (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 38.59 N, Longitude: 99.57 W

Area code: 785

McCracken household income distribution McCracken home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -19 (-8.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Public administration (24%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (39%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)
  • Secondary school teachers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

McCracken-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 188% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.6 miles away from the McCracken city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/25/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McCracken-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 87% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 43.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 12.2 miles away from McCracken center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 12.2 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 45.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.6 miles away from McCracken center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rush County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near McCracken:

  • RUSH COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; LA CROSSE, KS)
  • LOCUST GROVE VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; LA CROSSE, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in McCracken, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McCracken:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 24 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 97 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Wichita State University (about 138 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 149 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Butler Community College (about 156 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Kansas State University (about 167 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Central Community College (about 172 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)

Library in McCracken:

  • MCCRACKEN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,847; Location: 303 MAIN; 10,643 books; 40 e-books; 65 audio materials; 230 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in McCracken: McCracken Wastewater Facility (A), Rush County Fire District 7 McCracken (B), Rush County Ambulance District 1 (C), McCracken Public Library (D), McCracken Historical Museum (E), McCracken City Hall (F), McCracken Community Center (G), Golden Agers Senior Center (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: McCracken Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Rush County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.4. This is about average.
City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

33.5
U.S.:

28.3
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.884. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.884
U.S.:

2.433


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.3%
(3.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in McCracken, KS

McCracken compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


McCracken travel time to work - commute


McCracken mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (13%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for McCracken city (based on Rush County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.90%
Here71.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents35.8%29.8%25.5%5.1%3.8%
Congregations21.4%35.7%28.6%7.1%7.1%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 2
Here:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

9.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

10.2%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Rush County:

28.2%
State:

27.9%

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$200
Other Government Administration 0$0 4$120
Streets and Highways 0$0 4$474
Sewerage 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 0$0 10$994

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $470,000 ($2540.54)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($140.54)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($43.24)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($27.03)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($21.62)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($10.81)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($10.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($86.49)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($54.05)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($97.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($16.22)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($21.62)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.41)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $74,000 ($400.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $389,000 ($2102.70)
    Highways: $7,000 ($37.84)
    General Support: $2,000 ($10.81)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($162.16)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($37.84)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $160,000 ($864.86)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($837.84)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($27.03)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $118,000 ($637.84)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,000 ($21.62)

5.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
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 Ellis County, KS  0.76% ($22,000 average AGI)


7.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
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 Barton County, KS  1.79% ($24,250 average AGI)
to Ellis County, KS  1.57% ($25,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in McCracken:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in McCracken:

  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KBGL (106.9 FM; LARNED, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHAZ (99.5 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around McCracken:

  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, 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)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $50,000
Total average daily traffic: 345
Total average daily truck traffic: 96
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 345


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 14 Mi N 2 Mi E 1/2 Mi S (Lat: 38.862500 Lon: -99.522333), Call Sign: KNGH426, Licensee ID: L00041567
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2013, Expiration Date: 06/10/2023, Certifier: Daryl North
    Registrant: North, Daryl
  • 4 1/2 Mi N (Lat: 38.641667 Lon: -99.570944), Call Sign: KNGH427, Licensee ID: L00041567
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/12/2003, Expiration Date: 06/10/2013
    Registrant: North Farms, Rr 1, Mccracken, KS 67556
  • 4 Mi N 1/2 Mi E (Lat: 38.641667 Lon: -99.573167), Call Sign: KNGH430, Licensee ID: L00041567
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.975 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/12/2003, Expiration Date: 06/10/2013
    Registrant: North Farms, Rr 1, Mccracken, KS 67556


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11

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McCracken on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #13 (67556) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of German Russian first ancestries"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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