Oberlin, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 1,736 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -12.9%
 
Males: 846  (48.8%)
Females: 890  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

53.4 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip codes: 67749.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,800 (it was $30,816 in 2000)
Oberlin:

$42,800
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,390 (it was $17,271 in 2000)

Oberlin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $94,636 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Oberlin:

$94,636
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $80,027; detached houses: $82,635; mobile homes: $39,779

Median gross rent in 2017: $589.

March 2019 cost of living index in Oberlin: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 10.7%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Oberlin, KS (2010)
    • 1,72696.5%White alone
    • 181.0%Hispanic
    • 140.8%Two or more races
    • 130.7%Black alone
    • 120.7%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Oberlin, Kansas as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Oberlin is 226 to 1.


Crime rates in Oberlin by year

Type

2006

2008

2009

2010

2013

2014

2015

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(54.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(54.8)
2
(121.6)
3
(184.8)
2
(125.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(59.2)
3
(173.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(493.4)
9
(547.1)
3
(184.8)
6
(375.0)
3
(174.8)
2
(113.8)
2
(114.9)
7
(414.7)
8
(462.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
16
(877.2)
9
(547.1)
5
(308.1)
8
(500.0)
15
(874.1)
5
(284.6)
8
(459.5)
14
(829.4)
11
(635.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(164.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(123.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(116.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(114.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)137.684.572.171.356.576.335.674.192.5

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City-data.com crime index in Oberlin, KS

Crime rate in Oberlin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Kansas average:

2.20
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Ancestries: German (34.7%), American (19.8%), Irish (10.0%), English (7.9%), Swedish (4.5%), Czech (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2562 feet

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 905 people per square mile   (low).

Oberlin, Kansas map

21 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.2%
Kansas:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,473 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,267 (2.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (214.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (528.4 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Dresden, KS (3.9 miles),
Herndon, KS (3.9 miles),
Jennings, KS (4.0 miles),
Danbury, NE (4.0 miles),
Norcatur, KS (4.3 miles),
Selden, KS (4.4 miles ),
Clayton, KS (4.4 miles),
Lebanon, NE (4.5 miles)

Latitude: 39.82 N, Longitude: 100.53 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Oberlin, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oberlin, KS in 2017
Oberlin satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $38,500
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Oberlin, KS residents
Average permit cost in Oberlin, KS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Kansas:

3.7%
Most common industries in Oberlin, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.9%)
  • Educational services (9.8%)
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (22.8%)
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.2%)
  • Health care (5.0%)
  • Truck transportation (4.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.2%)
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Construction (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Oberlin, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (10.4%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (8.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.4%)
  • Child care workers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.8%)

Average climate in Oberlin, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oberlin-area historical tornado activity is below Kansas state average. It is 27% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/15/1990, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Oberlin city center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.8 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oberlin-area historical earthquake activity is above Kansas state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 317.2 miles away from the city center
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 229.9 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) earthquake occurred 305.1 miles away from Oberlin center
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 20.9 miles away from Oberlin center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 220.8 miles away from Oberlin center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from Oberlin 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 Decatur County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Oberlin topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Oberlin:

  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 810 W COLUMBIA STREET)
  • DECATUR CO GOOD SAMARITAN CENTER (108 E ASH ST)
  • DECATUR COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU (810 W COLUMBIA ST)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - DECATUR COUNTY (108 E ASH ST)

Airports located in Oberlin:

See details about airports located in Oberlin, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oberlin:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 92 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 97 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Central Community College (about 136 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Barton County Community College (about 138 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 186 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 214 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Kansas State University (about 216 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)

Public high school in Oberlin:

Public elementary/middle school in Oberlin:

  • OBERLIN ELEM (Students: 203, Location: 201 W ASH, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Oberlin

Library in Oberlin:

  • OBERLIN CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $56,416; Location: 104 E. OAK; 27,939 books; 757 audio materials; 1,142 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Oberlin: Oberlin Speedway (A), Oberlin Municipal Power Plant (B), Decatur County Fairgrounds (C), Decatur County Sheriff's Office (D), Decatur County Courthouse (E), Oberlin Police Department (F), Oberlin Fire Department (G), Decatur County Sheriff's Office Jail (H), Decatur County Ambulance Service (I), Decatur County Health Department (J), Oberlin City Library (K), Last Indian Raid Museum (L), Oberlin City Hall (M), Decatur County Rural Fire Department 1 (N), Gateway Civic Center (O), Decatur Area Chamber of Commerce (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Oberlin include: Oberlin Seventh Day Adventist Church (A), Oberlin United Methodist Church (B), Evangelical Covenant Church of Oberlin (C), Faith Lutheran Church (D), Oberlin Assembly of God Church (E), Oberlin Church of Christ (F), Oberlin Community Fellowship (G), Sacred Heart Catholic Church (H), Saint John's Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attractions: Seeds of Creation (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 258 South Penn Avenue), Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 258 South Penn Avenue).

Hotels: Oberlin Inn (JCT Highway 36 & 83), Frontier Motel (East Highway 36).

Court: Decatur-County - Clerk Of District Court (120 East Hall Street).

Birthplace of: Richard Dean Rogers - District Judge, Richard L. Barclay - Politician, Brun Campbell - Ragtime composer, Elmer Hackney - Football player.

Decatur County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

57.9%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.3%
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: 0.4% of all households
79 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
2 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
98 people in nursing homes in 2000
4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Oberlin (2011 data):

  • First National Bank: Oberlin Branch at 101 North Penn Avenue, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $257.3 mil, Deposits: $228.3 mil, headquarters in Goodland, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancshares, Inc., Esop And 401 (K) Trusts
  • Farmers Bank & Trust: Oberlin Branch at 202 South Penn, branch established on 1998/12/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $87.1 mil, Deposits: $79.4 mil, headquarters in Atwood, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Rawlins Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Bank: at 205 S. Penn, branch established on 1985/11/21. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $201.9 mil, Deposits: $175.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Decatur Investment, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Oberlin:

Marital status in Oberlin, KS
  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 12.3%
  • Divorced: 19.2%

For population 25 years and over in Oberlin:

  • High school or higher: 93.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Oberlin
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Oberlin, KS (based on Decatur County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,35710
Evangelical Protestant9529
Catholic3422
None310-
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: 1
Here:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Decatur County:

20.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.1%
State:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.8%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

42.8%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Oberlin:

28.6
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

25.3%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

12.2%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Oberlin:

7.0
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Oberlin:

34.7%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Oberlin:

50.3%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

72.6%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oberlin, KS Residents
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
Police Protection - Officers 5$15,614$37,4740$0
Electric Power 4$13,008$39,0240$0
Financial Administration 3$7,553$30,2120$0
Other and Unallocable 2$5,365$32,1903$1,211
Sewerage 1$3,247$38,9640$0
Water Supply 1$4,092$49,1040$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,509$30,1080$0
Other Government Administration 1$4,667$56,0046$700
Airports 0$0 1$225
Health 0$0 2$890
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$3,363
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$505
Firefighters 0$0 15$473
Totals for Government 18$56,055$37,37033$7,367

Oberlin government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $1,537,000 ($885.37)
    Regular Highways: $392,000 ($225.81)
    Electric Utilities: $167,000 ($96.20)
    Air Transportation: $101,000 ($58.18)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($21.89)
  • Current Operations - Air Transportation: $2,700,000 ($1555.30)
    Electric Utilities: $1,597,000 ($919.93)
    Water Utilities: $365,000 ($210.25)
    Police Protection: $311,000 ($179.15)
    General - Other: $225,000 ($129.61)
    Sewerage: $164,000 ($94.47)
    Solid Waste Management: $149,000 ($85.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $116,000 ($66.82)
    Regular Highways: $104,000 ($59.91)
    Central Staff Services: $87,000 ($50.12)
    Financial Administration: $79,000 ($45.51)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $77,000 ($44.35)
    Libraries: $68,000 ($39.17)
    Health - Other: $17,000 ($9.79)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $17,000 ($9.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($5.18)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $80,000 ($46.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $71,000 ($40.90)
    Water Utilities: $63,000 ($36.29)
    Parks and Recreation: $58,000 ($33.41)
    Electric Utilities: $54,000 ($31.11)
    Police Protection: $34,000 ($19.59)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($5.76)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($2.30)
    Air Transportation: $1,000 ($0.58)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $801,000 ($461.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $162,000 ($93.32)

Oberlin government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $280,000 ($161.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $167,000 ($96.20)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $68,000 ($39.17)
    Air Transportation: $35,000 ($20.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $11,000 ($6.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $5,251,000 ($3024.77)
    Air Transportation: $61,000 ($35.14)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $148,000 ($85.25)
    Highways: $46,000 ($26.50)
    Other: $5,000 ($2.88)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $49,000 ($28.23)
    General Revenue - Other: $29,000 ($16.71)
    Donations From Private Sources: $29,000 ($16.71)
    Rents: $24,000 ($13.82)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($5.18)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $2,137,000 ($1230.99)
    Water Utilities: $669,000 ($385.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,229,000 ($707.95)
    Highways: $169,000 ($97.35)
    Other: $20,000 ($11.52)
  • Tax - Property: $693,000 ($399.19)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $355,000 ($204.49)
    Public Utility License: $26,000 ($14.98)
    Other: $14,000 ($8.06)
    Other License: $2,000 ($1.15)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.58)

Oberlin government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,707,000 ($5591.59)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,818,000 ($5079.49)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,482,000 ($3733.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,593,000 ($3221.77)

Oberlin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,911,000 ($3404.95)

Businesses in Oberlin, KS

  • FedEx: 1
  • Pizza Hut: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Oberlin:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KNGN (1360 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: KANSAS NEBRASKA GOOD NEWS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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 Oberlin:

  • KFNF (101.1 FM; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRKU (98.5 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • K217CY (91.3 FM; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KIOD (105.3 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: AUSTIN MCCOOK LLC)
  • KQLS (100.3 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KSWN (93.9 FM; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: AUSTIN-MCCOOK, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Oberlin:

  • KSNK (Channel 8; McCOOK, NE; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • K32BY (Channel 32; OBERLIN, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)

Oberlin fatal accident list:

Jul 17, 2013 10:41 AM, Us-36, N Wilson Ave, Lat: 39.827967, Lon: -100.522719, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
May 3, 2006 12:06 AM, Beaver, Commercial, Lat: 39.820730, Lon: -100.532620, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 4, 1990 03:39 PM, Rodeha, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 28Number of bridges
  • 243ft / 73.8mTotal length
  • $2,552,000Total costs
  • 12,815Total average daily traffic
  • 3,100Total average daily truck traffic
  • 14,409Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oberlin, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 71970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 52010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oberlin, KS
Most common first names in Oberlin, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John3479.9 years
Mary2682.7 years
James2278.6 years
Charles2174.2 years
Walter1780.6 years
Helen1788.1 years
William1778.9 years
Anna1688.1 years
Robert1571.6 years
George1477.8 years
Most common last names in Oberlin, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown2481.2 years
Anderson2383.0 years
Olson1678.3 years
Johnson1681.1 years
Smith1683.9 years
Wurm1382.5 years
Miller1379.9 years
Bryan1278.5 years
Unger1285.6 years
Vernon1277.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oberlin, KS
  • 82.6%Utility gas
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 6.7%Electricity
  • 2.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oberlin, KS
  • 75.2%Utility gas
  • 21.5%Electricity
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel


Oberlin 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 11 pilots and 6 other airmen in this city.
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