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Population in 2012: 1,731 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.2%
 

Males: 840  (48.6%)
Females: 891  (51.4%)

Median resident age:  52.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67749.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,900 (it was $30,816 in 2000)
Oberlin:

$33,900
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,389

Oberlin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $61,476 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Oberlin:

$61,476
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $59,270; Detached houses: $60,054; Townhouses or other attached units: $126,419; Mobile homes: $25,958

Median gross rent in 2012: $488.

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  • White alone - 1,761 (95.0%)
  • Two or more races - 25 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 24 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 17 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.8%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.3%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Oberlin: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Oberlin, Kansas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Oberlin is mentioned 13 times on our forum:
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Ancestries: German (38.3%), Irish (14.8%), English (10.4%), United States (7.4%), Czech (4.2%), Swedish (4.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2562 feet

Land area: 1.92 square miles.

Population density: 903 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Oberlin:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Oberlin city:

  • Never married: 10.4%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 12.6%

34 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.8%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Oberlin, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Oberlin to the number of sex offenders is 577 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,238 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,101 (2.1%)

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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) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $38,500
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $71,500
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 39.82 N, Longitude: 100.53 W

Area code: 785

Oberlin household income distribution Oberlin home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Oberlin by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2006 2008 2009 2010
Murders 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0101000
per 100,000 0.051.10.054.80.00.00.0
Robberies 0000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 5041232
per 100,000 250.10.0211.454.8121.6184.8125.0
Burglaries 6579936
per 100,000 300.2255.5370.0493.4547.1184.8375.0
Thefts 1810916958
per 100,000 900.5511.0475.7877.2547.1308.1500.0
Auto thefts 3423020
per 100,000 150.1204.4105.7164.50.0123.20.0
Arson 1010001
per 100,000 50.00.052.90.00.00.062.5
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 303.3) 123.999.599.6143.288.075.074.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.26
Kansas average:

2.68

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.3%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -202 (-9.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Oberlin-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 88% 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 significantly above Kansas state average. It is 92% 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 20.9 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) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from Oberlin center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.2 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 55.5 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 68.2 miles away from Oberlin center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 90.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Decatur County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Oberlin:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Oberlin, KS

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oberlin:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 92 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 98 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 136 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 186 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 214 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Kansas State University (about 216 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 217 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

Public high school in Oberlin:

Public elementary/middle school in Oberlin:

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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)

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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).

 
Decatur 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: 13.5%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 78.3% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Oberlin, KS

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

Oberlin compared to Kansas state average:

Oberlin, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.


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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Oberlin travel time to work - commute


Oberlin mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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Religion statistics for Oberlin city (based on Decatur County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.95%
Here78.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents32.1%26.6%13.0%7.2%5.3%
Congregations28.6%14.3%4.8%9.5%4.8%
NameChristian Church (Disciples of Christ) The Evangelical Covenant ChurchAssemblies of GodChurches of ChristOther
Adherents5.0%5.0%2.7%1.3%1.8%
Congregations4.8%9.5%4.8%4.8%14.3%
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: 1
Decatur County:

3.40 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

20.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Decatur County:

29.1%
Kansas:

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 1$4,393$52,7160$0
Other Government Administration 2$6,683$40,0986$700
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$505
Police Protection - Officers 4$11,385$34,1550$0
Firefighters 0$0 10$531
Streets and Highways 1$3,494$41,9280$0
Airports 0$0 1$225
Health 0$0 2$470
Parks and Recreation 2$4,175$25,0501$136
Water Supply 3$7,000$28,0000$0
Electric Power 2$4,644$27,8640$0
Local Libraries 0$0 4$2,871
Other and Unallocable 1$3,068$36,8165$2,888
Totals for Government 16$44,842$33,63231$8,326

Oberlin government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $1,259,000 ($727.33)
    Parks and Recreation: $301,000 ($173.89)
    Water Utilities: $237,000 ($136.92)
    Police Protection: $204,000 ($117.85)
    General - Other: $135,000 ($77.99)
    Central Staff Services: $113,000 ($65.28)
    Sewerage: $104,000 ($60.08)
    Regular Highways: $77,000 ($44.48)
    Libraries: $51,000 ($29.46)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $33,000 ($19.06)
    Air Transportation: $14,000 ($8.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $11,000 ($6.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $36,000 ($20.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $56,000 ($32.35)
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000 ($31.20)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $15,000 ($8.67)
    Water Utilities: $4,000 ($2.31)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($1.73)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($1.16)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $504,000 ($291.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $32,000 ($18.49)

Oberlin government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $239,000 ($138.07)
    Parks and Recreation: $114,000 ($65.86)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $11,000 ($6.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $101,000 ($58.35)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $166,000 ($95.90)
    Interest Earnings: $65,000 ($37.55)
    Rents: $14,000 ($8.09)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($7.51)
    Special Assessments: $7,000 ($4.04)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $1,416,000 ($818.02)
    Water Utilities: $224,000 ($129.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $55,000 ($31.77)
    General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($2.31)
  • Tax - Property: $550,000 ($317.74)
    Public Utilities Sales: $38,000 ($21.95)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($3.47)
    Other License: $3,000 ($1.73)

Oberlin government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,272,000 ($1312.54)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,785,000 ($1031.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $487,000 ($281.34)

Oberlin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,259,000 ($1305.03)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $32,000 ($18.49)

6.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($24,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
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 Thomas County, KS  0.81% ($21,800 average AGI)


7.03% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($23,795 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.03%
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 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:

May 3, 2006 12:06 AM, Beaver, Commercial, Lat: 39.820733, Lon: -100.532622, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jan 4, 1990 03:39 PM, Rodeha, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $130,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,910
Total average daily truck traffic: 450
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 4,419

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Oberlin)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 1 Blk N Of Us-36 2000 E Of Us 83 (Lat: 39.829167 Lon: -100.526250), Call Sign: KNEE630, Licensee ID: L00001782
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/02/1997, Expiration Date: 11/03/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2003
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, Docking State Ofc Bldg, Topeka, KS 66612, Phone: (913) 475-2166
  • 6.5 W On Us 36 Hwy (Lat: 39.825833 Lon: -100.652917), Structure height: 138 m, Call Sign: WNSW619, Licensee ID: L00001782
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.950 MHz, 462.975 MHz, 463.000 MHz, 463.025 MHz, 463.050 MHz, 463.075 MHz, 463.100 MHz, 463.125 MHz, 463.150 MHz, 463.175 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2005, Expiration Date: 07/25/2015, Cancellation Date: 01/06/2006
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, 900 Sw Jackson Rm 751 S, Topeka, KS 66612, Phone: (913) 475-2208
  • 8.5 Mi N 4 Mi E (Lat: 39.952500 Lon: -100.478750), Call Sign: KXJ782, Licensee ID: L00871890
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/09/2004, Expiration Date: 06/23/2014
    Registrant: Rachel Wurm, Rt 1 Box 22, Oberlin, KS 67749, Phone: (913) 475-2413
  • 5.6 Miles N Of 83/36 Junction (Lat: 39.910000 Lon: -100.532222), Type: Bant, Structure height: 29.3 m, Overall height: 31.7 m, Call Sign: WPUA862
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/24/2012, Expiration Date: 01/25/2022, Certifier: Warren Weibert
    Registrant: Rural Telephone Service Co., Inc./Nex-Te, 233 East 8th Street, Hays, KS 67601, Phone: (785) 625-2119, Fax: (785) 628-2272, Email:
  • Lat: 39.828056 Lon: -100.519444, Call Sign: WQKI583
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.537 MHz, 456.537 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/03/2009, Expiration Date: 06/03/2019, Certifier: Joe Derauf
    Registrant: D & D Communications Inc, 13444 L Street, Omaha, NE 68137, Phone: (402) 895-6100, Fax: (402) 895-6260, Email:
  • 582 V Lane (Lat: 39.870778 Lon: -100.623556), Call Sign: WQMF315
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.900 MHz, 159.712 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/22/2010, Expiration Date: 07/22/2020, Certifier: Kyte Millard
    Registrant: Tbs Electronics, Inc., 5225 Sw Topeka Blvd, Topeka, KS 66609, Phone: (785) 862-7450, Fax: (785) 862-7647, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oberlin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

14 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Oberlin)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1


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

Businesses in Oberlin, KS

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


Oberlin on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Book stores and news dealers"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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