Ness City, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 1,437 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 694  (48.4%)
Females: 743  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  49.7 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67560.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,103 (it was $33,068 in 2000)
Ness City:

$46,103
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,715 (it was $18,481 in 2000)

Ness City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $69,598 (it was $44,200 in 2000)
Ness City:

$69,598
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $83,642; Detached houses: $88,674; Mobile homes: $9,182

Median gross rent in 2013: $569.

  • Races in Ness City, KS (2010)

    Ness City races chart
    • 1,30590.1%White alone
    • 1298.9%Hispanic
    • 80.6%Two or more races
    • 30.2%Black alone
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ness City: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (50.5%), English (9.4%), Irish (9.3%), United States (4.0%), Welsh (2.5%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2251 feet

Land area: 1.03 square miles.

Population density: 1,401 people per square mile   (low).

Ness City,KS real estate house value index trend

Ness City, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Ness City:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ness City city:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 61.2%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 10.1%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

21 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.4%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Ness City, Kansas as of September 04, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ness City to the number of sex offenders is 359 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,179 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $820 (1.3%)

Ness City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (149.6 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (428.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Bazine, KS (3.4 miles ), Ransom, KS (3.6 miles ), Brownell, KS (3.9 miles) , Alexander, KS (4.4 miles) , Utica, KS (4.4 miles ), McCracken, KS (4.5 miles ), Hanston, KS (5.0 miles ), Jetmore, KS (5.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $137,500
  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,200
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $10,000
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $65,000
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $145,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 38.45 N, Longitude: 99.91 W

Area code: 785

Ness City household income distribution Ness City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -183 (-10.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (5%)
  • Legal occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (39%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Ness City, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ness City-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.2 miles away from the Ness City city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/30/1972, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ness City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 50% 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 141.8 miles away from the city 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 286.4 miles away from Ness 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 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 403.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 378.1 miles away from Ness 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 58.5 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 Ness County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ness City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ness City:

  • NESS CO HOSPITAL DISTRICT #2 (312 E CUSTER ST)
  • NESS COUNTY HOSPITAL DISTRICT #2 (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 312 CUSTER STREET)
  • NESS COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU DBA CEDAR VILLAGE (312 CUSTER)

Airports located in Ness City:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ness City:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 43 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 64 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 112 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Newman University (about 148 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 149 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 149 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Wichita State University (about 151 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)

Public high school in Ness City:

Public elementary/middle school in Ness City:

Private elementary/middle school in Ness City:

  • SACRED HEART SCHOOL (Students: 84; Location: 510 S SCHOOL ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Ness City

Library in Ness City:

  • NESS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $104,900; Location: 113 SOUTH IOWA; 17,497 books; 795 audio materials; 1,157 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Ness City: Ness County Fairgrounds (A), D E Bondurant Grain Company Grain Elevator Number 1 (B), Ness County Sheriff's Department (C), Ness County Courthouse (D), Ness City Fire Department (E), Ness County Ambulance Service (F), Ness County Health Department (G), Ness City Public Library (H), Ness County Historical Society (I), Ness City Town Hall (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ness City include: Ness City Assembly of God Church (A), Ness City United Methodist Church (B), First Baptist Church (C), Our Redeemer Lutheran Church (D), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Ness County Bank Building (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 102 West Main Street), Prairie Mercantile (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 102 West Main Street), Larry's Tours (Tours & Charters; 117 East Sycamore Street).

Hotel: Derrick Inn Motel - Club- Restaurant (East Highway 96).

Courts: Ness County - Clerk of District Court (Courthouse), Ness-County - Court Services (105 South Pennsylvania Avenue).

Ness 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 23.3 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 23.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.6
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.0%
(9.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 5.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.8%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
41 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
43 people in nursing homes in 2000
3 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Ness City, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Ness City compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Ness City (2011 data):

  • The First State Bank: at 206 N. Pennsylvania Ave., branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $65.1 mil, Deposits: $55.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Beutler, Inc.
  • Community Bank of the Midwest: Community Bank Of The Midwest - Ness at 114 West Main Street, branch established on 2011/04/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $130.5 mil, Deposits: $120.4 mil, headquarters in Great Bend, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Midwest Community Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Kansas average:

11.3

Ness City travel time to work - commute Ness City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ness City city (based on Ness County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,36710
Catholic1,3112
Evangelical Protestant2786
None151-
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: 2
Ness County:

6.69 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Ness County:

10.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

20.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Ness County:

27.9%
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 2$5,423$32,5380$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$296
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,849
Streets and Highways 2$6,556$39,3360$0
Sewerage 1$2,710$32,5200$0
Water Supply 1$2,799$33,5880$0
Local Libraries 2$3,835$23,0101$87
Totals for Government 8$21,323$31,9859$2,232

Ness City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - General: $28,000 ($19.49)
    Water Utilities: $20,000 ($13.92)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($11.83)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $150,000 ($104.38)
    Water Utilities: $138,000 ($96.03)
    Solid Waste Management: $103,000 ($71.68)
    Police Protection: $100,000 ($69.59)
    Financial Administration: $86,000 ($59.85)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($54.98)
    Sewerage: $55,000 ($38.27)
    Libraries: $35,000 ($24.36)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($19.49)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($4.18)
    Air Transportation: $3,000 ($2.09)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($4.87)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $15,000 ($10.44)
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000 ($7.65)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($1.39)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.70)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($0.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $213,000 ($148.23)

Ness City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $98,000 ($68.20)
    Sewerage: $52,000 ($36.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $8,000 ($5.57)
    All Other: $2,000 ($1.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $42,000 ($29.23)
    Special Assessments: $31,000 ($21.57)
    General Revenue, NEC: $27,000 ($18.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $276,000 ($192.07)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $52,000 ($36.19)
    General Support: $29,000 ($20.18)
    All Other: $2,000 ($1.39)
  • Tax - Property: $351,000 ($244.26)
    Public Utilities: $104,000 ($72.37)
    NEC: $2,000 ($1.39)

Ness City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $145,000 ($100.90)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $115,000 ($80.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($20.88)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $885,000 ($615.87)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $14,000 ($9.74)

5.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($13,547 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.


4.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.56%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Ness City:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; 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.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ness City:

  • K225AF (92.9 FM; NESS CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)

Ness City fatal accident list:

Oct 29, 2013 11:30 PM, Sw J Road, Lat: 38.41329, Lon: -100.06295, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 15, 1978 03:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 6, 1977 05:30 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 4m13ftTotal length
  • $299,000Total costs
  • 5,170Total average daily traffic
  • 545Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,712Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB0SGS
    Grant Date: 04/27/1995, Expiration Date: 04/27/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2007
    Registrant: Vernon K Burditt, 912 W Main, Ness City, KS 67560
  • Call Sign: KE0GS, Licensee ID: L01118772
    Grant Date: 02/17/2006, Expiration Date: 03/28/2016
    Registrant: Kenneth H Brackney, 503 Johnson St, Ness City, KS 67560
  • Call Sign: N0WNN, Licensee ID: L00653405
    Grant Date: 04/11/2013, Expiration Date: 05/04/2023, Certifier: Corie L Burditt
    Registrant: Corie L Burditt, 912 W Main, Ness City, KS 67560
  • Call Sign: N0WWH, Licensee ID: L00642354
    Grant Date: 02/20/2003, Expiration Date: 05/18/2013
    Registrant: Lemuel E Burditt, 601 E Sycamore, Ness City, KS 67560
  • Call Sign: WA0THN, Licensee ID: L00411866
    Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 05/04/2023
    Registrant: Thomas E Mc Coy, Ness City, KS 67560
  • Call Sign: WA0ULX, Licensee ID: L00456914
    Grant Date: 05/03/2013, Expiration Date: 07/27/2023, Certifier: Loman D Reile
    Registrant: Loman D Reile, 17832 State Highway 96, Ness City, KS 67560
  • Call Sign: WB0ZTA, Licensee ID: L00677032
    Grant Date: 05/10/2013, Expiration Date: 07/27/2023, Certifier: Vernon K Burditt
    Registrant: Vernon K Burditt, 912 W Main, Ness City, KS 67560

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 22
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ness City, KS
Most common first names in Ness City, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary2982.7 years
William1977.7 years
John1879.3 years
George1580.4 years
Henry1480.1 years
Ralph1184.6 years
Robert1071.4 years
James978.9 years
Anna883.6 years
Albert885.1 years
Most common last names in Ness City, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Pfannenstiel1577.4 years
Leiker1375.2 years
Petersilie1279.8 years
Gabel1182.5 years
Cranston1180.2 years
Stoecklein1181.3 years
Holmes963.9 years
Schuler883.3 years
Walter882.2 years
Rupp883.0 years

Businesses in Ness City, KS

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 1

Ness City on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Mining"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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