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Population in 2012: 163 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +2.5%
 

Males: 84  (52.0%)
Females: 79  (48.0%)

Median resident age:  53.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67745

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,924 (it was $30,139 in 2000)
McDonald:

$20,924
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,313

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,316 (it was $21,900 in 2000)
McDonald:

$39,316
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $38,904; Detached houses: $37,349; Mobile homes: $59,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $460.

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  • White alone - 140 (87.5%)
  • Hispanic - 18 (11.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (1.3%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McDonald: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (19.2%), German (16.4%), English (13.1%), Dutch (2.8%), Norwegian (2.8%), Czech (2.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 3360 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 887 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in McDonald:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in McDonald city:

  • Never married: 13.7%
  • Now married: 58.9%
  • Separated: 8.0%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 14.9%

43 residents are foreign born

This city:  24.6%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in McDonald, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in McDonald to the number of sex offenders is 163 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $933 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $525 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Greeley, CO (182.7 miles , pop. 76,930).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Aurora, CO (182.9 miles , pop. 276,393).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (546.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Bird City, KS (3.0 miles ), Atwood, KS (4.2 miles ), Benkelman, NE (4.5 miles ), Max, NE (4.8 miles) , St. Francis, KS (4.8 miles ), Parks, NE (5.1 miles) , Stratton, NE (5.1 miles ), Levant, KS (5.4 miles) .

Latitude: 39.79 N, Longitude: 101.37 W

Area code: 785

McDonald household income distribution McDonald home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

3.2%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-13.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (46%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (28%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (37%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (5%)
  • Construction laborers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (16%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (13%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)


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Tornado activity:

McDonald-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 68% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1951, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 0.6 miles away from the McDonald city center .

On 6/15/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

McDonald-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 98% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/16/2007 at 06:50:31, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, 2.6 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.7 miles away from McDonald center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rawlins County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Political contributions by individuals in McDonald, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to McDonald:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 126 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 136 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 176 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • University of Northern Colorado (about 182 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 9,984)
  • Aims Community College (about 185 miles; Greeley, CO; FT enrollment: 2,152)
  • University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus (about 188 miles; Lone Tree, CO; FT enrollment: 2,603)
  • University of Colorado Denver (about 190 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 11,267)

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Notable locations in McDonald: Rawlins County Fire District 3 McDonald (A), McDonald Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 30.1%
(5.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.3%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in McDonald, KS

McDonald compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below 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.
  • 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


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for McDonald city (based on Rawlins County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.26%
Here58.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents42.4%23.1%17.3%7.9%9.3%
Congregations25.0%12.5%12.5%12.5%37.5%
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: 2
Here:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

7.81 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Rawlins County:

23.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

10.2%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.6%
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$133
Other Government Administration 1$2,579$30,9481$275
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$50
Totals for Government 1$2,579$30,9483$458

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $74,000 ($453.99)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($110.43)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($110.43)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($6.13)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,000 ($12.27)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $17,000 ($104.29)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($30.67)
    Financial Administration: $3,000 ($18.40)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $30,000 ($184.05)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($98.16)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $12,000 ($73.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $18,000 ($110.43)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.27)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $27,000 ($165.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($18.40)
    Highways: $1,000 ($6.13)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($226.99)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($24.54)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $40,000 ($245.40)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($122.70)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $20,000 ($122.70)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $25,000 ($153.37)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $9,000 ($55.21)

5.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($20,828 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



6.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,516 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Strongest AM radio stations in McDonald:

  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KRDZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; WRAY, CO; Owner: MEDIA LOGIC, LLC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLOE (730 AM; 1 kW; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in McDonald:

  • KKCI (102.5 FM; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWGB (97.9 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • KQLS (100.3 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGCR (107.7 FM; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK, INC)

TV broadcast stations around McDonald:

  • KBSL-TV (Channel 10; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W47AC (Channel 47; BIG PINE KEY, FL; Owner: CAYO HUESO NETWORKS, LLC)
  • KLBY (Channel 4; COLBY, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • K23BU (Channel 23; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • K33FO (Channel 33; BENKELMAN, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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  • Edwin D Geer, 7.2 Km East On Us-36 Hwy (Lat: 39.784444 Lon: -101.280444), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, Geer@ksdot.Org, 915 SW HARRISON, ROOM 881-W
  • Edwin D Geer, 7.2 Km East On Us-36 Hwy (Lat: 39.784444 Lon: -101.280444), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, Geer@ksdot.Org, 915 SW HARRISON, ROOM 881-W
  • Edwin D Geer, 7.2 Km East On Us-36 Hwy (Lat: 39.784444 Lon: -101.280444), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, Geer@ksdot.Org, 915 SW HARRISON, ROOM 881-W
  • Michael J Umano, 106 N. Railway Street (Lat: 39.782667 Lon: -101.376056), Type: 106.6, Overall height: 100.5 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com
  • Michael J Umano, 106 N. Railway Street (Lat: 39.782667 Lon: -101.376056), Type: 106.6, Overall height: 100.5 m
    Registrant: 7813191011, Kevin.Delaney@induscom.Com

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 2.5 Mi N (Lat: 39.822222 Lon: -101.375444), Call Sign: KYF491, Licensee ID: L00090514
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.420 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/08/2000, Expiration Date: 04/30/2005, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2005
    Registrant: Harvey A Black, Rfd 1, Mcdonald, KS 67745, Phone: (913) 538-2492
  • 9 Mi N And 4 Mi E (Lat: 39.916667 Lon: -101.333778), Call Sign: KNEY763
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.915 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/09/2003, Expiration Date: 03/25/2013, Certifier: Jolene A Reeh
    Registrant: Federal Licensing Inc, 1588 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-9262, Fax: (717) 334-6440

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • RAWLINS, 7.2 Km East On Us-36 Hwy (Lat: 39.784444 Lon: -101.280444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WQLA827
    Assigned Frequencies: 6791.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2009, Expiration Date: 11/16/2019, Certifier: Edwin D Geer
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, 700 Sw Harrison Street, Topeka, KS 66603-3754, Phone: (785) 296-3661, Fax: (785) 296-0999, Email:
  • McDonald, 106 N. Railway Street (Lat: 39.782667 Lon: -101.376056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.5 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Call Sign: WQMP353
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/12/2010, Expiration Date: 06/02/2020, Certifier: Frank Dirico
    Registrant: Industrial Tower And Wireless, LLC, 40 Lone Street, Marshfield, MA 02050, Phone: (781) 319-1011, Fax: (781) 837-4000, Email:
  • MCDONALD, 5.75 Miles East Of Mcdonald On Hwy36/South Of Hwy36 (Lat: 39.784389 Lon: -101.262194), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQQV428
    Assigned Frequencies: 6093.45 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2013, Expiration Date: 03/11/2023, Certifier: Jeff Kisner
    Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, 1300 North 17th Street, 11th Floor, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0442, Fax: (703) 812-0486, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 42628 , Serial Number: 14919, Year manufactured: 1945, Airworthiness Date: 02/06/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Charles J Poore, Box 182, Mcdonald, KS 67745
  • Aircraft: ENSTROM F-28C (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360 SER (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51684 , Serial Number: 409, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 08/09/1982
    Registrant (Individual): Randall L Hileman, Three Arrows Ranch Rt 2, Mcdonald, KS 67745
  • Aircraft: CESSNA TU206F (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8506Q , Serial Number: U20603363, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 06/17/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Ronald C Bell, Rr 2 Box 28, Mcdonald, KS 67745, Other Owners: Cheryl Bell


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