McCracken, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 180 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.7%
 
Males: 92  (51.3%)
Females: 88  (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 (it was $13,957 in 2000)

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 2009: All housing units: $43,390; Detached houses: $41,517; Mobile homes: $81,609

Median gross rent in 2012: $813.

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McCracken races chart
  • 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 (28.5%), Irish (22.7%), English (8.3%), Dutch (7.1%), United States (6.4%), Russian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2141 feet

Land area: 0.96 square miles.

Population density: 188 people per square mile   (very low).

McCracken, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in McCracken:

  • High school or higher: 92.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McCracken city:

  • Never married: 15.7%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 20.6%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in McCracken, Kansas as of July 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in McCracken to the number of sex offenders is 185 to 1.


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 June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

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%)

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

Average climate in McCracken, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

McCracken-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 94% 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 slightly above Kansas state average. It is 55% 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 156.8 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 128.1 miles away from McCracken 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 306.6 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 43.5 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) earthquake occurred 410.8 miles away from McCracken 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 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 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).
McCracken topographic map

Hospitals and 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)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McCracken:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 24 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 48 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 97 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 135 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 136 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 136 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Wichita State University (about 138 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 69.3. This is about average.

City:

69.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.673. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.673
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0
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

McCracken 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 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.

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 (14%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.90%
Here: 71.9%
USA: 50.2%

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
Rush County:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Rush County:

28.2%
Kansas:

27.9%
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$100
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$30
Sewerage 0$0 1$100
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,030
Totals for Government 0$0 5$1,260

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $470,000 ($2611.11)
    General - Other: $26,000 ($144.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($44.44)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($27.78)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($22.22)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($11.11)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($11.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($5.56)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $16,000 ($88.89)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($55.56)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $18,000 ($100.00)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($16.67)
    All Other: $1,000 ($5.56)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($22.22)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($5.56)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $74,000 ($411.11)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $389,000 ($2161.11)
    Highways: $7,000 ($38.89)
    General Support: $2,000 ($11.11)
  • Tax - Property: $30,000 ($166.67)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($38.89)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $160,000 ($888.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($861.11)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($27.78)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $118,000 ($655.56)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $4,000 ($22.22)

5.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,480 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.49%
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 Ellis County, KS  0.81% ($42,909 average AGI)


8.45% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,924 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.45%
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 Ellis County, KS  2.34% ($29,515 average AGI)
to Barton County, KS  1.28% ($31,333)

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
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for McCracken, KS

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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