Oketo, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 63 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -27.6%
Males: 29  (46.4%)
Females: 34  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

55.0 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip code: 66518

Estimated median household income in 2017: $37,037 (it was $26,667 in 2000)
Oketo:

$37,037
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,789 (it was $16,862 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $32,537 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Oketo:

$32,537
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $61,547; detached houses: $61,053
March 2019 cost of living index in Oketo: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.1%
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  • Races in Oketo, KS (2010)
    • 6598.5%White alone
    • 11.5%Hispanic
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Ancestries: German (56.2%), American (12.5%), Irish (3.1%), Italian (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1178 feet

Land area: 0.11 square miles.

Population density: 587 people per square mile   (low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,284 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $596 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (58.7 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (483.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Barneston, NE (2.5 miles),
Marysville, KS (2.9 miles ),
Home, KS (3.1 miles),
Liberty, NE (3.2 miles),
Wymore, NE (3.4 miles ),
Beattie, KS (3.4 miles ),
Odell, NE (3.5 miles ),
Blue Springs, NE (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 39.96 N, Longitude: 96.60 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Oketo, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Oketo, KS in 2017

Oketo satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Kansas:

3.7%

Average climate in Oketo, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Oketo-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 87% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.4 miles away from the Oketo city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 9/25/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Oketo-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 72.2 miles away from Oketo center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 227.7 miles away from Oketo center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 326.8 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 327.5 miles away from Oketo 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 242.1 miles away from Oketo center
On 8/9/1997 at 17:46:03, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 130.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals and medical centers near Oketo:

  • CAMBRIDGE PLACE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE INC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • REGENCY PLACE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HEALTHCARE HHA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; MARYSVILLE, KS)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - WYMORE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; WYMORE, NE)
  • HANOVER HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; HANOVER, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oketo:

  • Kansas State University (about 54 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 20,703)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 59 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 8,838)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 60 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University (about 61 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 2,072)
  • Highland Community College (about 71 miles; Highland, KS; FT enrollment: 2,148)
  • Washburn University (about 81 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Bellevue University (about 90 miles; Bellevue, NE; FT enrollment: 7,139)

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Notable location: Oketo / Balderson Rural Fire District 5 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Marshall 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:

61.3%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Oketo:

Marital status in Oketo, KS
  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 71.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 1.9%

For population 25 years and over in Oketo:

  • High school or higher: 95.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Oketo, KS (based on Marshall County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,50219
Catholic2,0727
Evangelical Protestant1,76015
Other1102
None3,673-
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: 6
Marshall County:

5.90 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Marshall County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

12.78 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.0%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

30.1%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Marshall County:

4.3%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Oketo:

50.0%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

25.0%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Oketo:

34.0
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

16.7%
Kansas:

21.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

100.0%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Oketo:

54.2%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

100.0%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Oketo, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$70
Financial Administration 0$0 1$65
Streets and Highways 0$0 3$34
Water Supply 0$0 2$300
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$50
Totals for Government 0$0 8$519

Oketo government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $7,000 ($111.11)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($95.24)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($79.37)
    General Public Buildings: $4,000 ($63.49)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($31.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $8,000 ($126.98)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,000 ($79.37)

Oketo government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,000 ($15.87)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($174.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($31.75)
  • Tax - Property: $20,000 ($317.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($31.75)

Oketo government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,000 ($95.24)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,000 ($666.67)

4.19% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($37,567 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.19%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Oketo:

  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNDY (1570 AM; 0 kW; MARYSVILLE, KS; Owner: DIERKING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Oketo:

  • KNDY-FM (95.5 FM; MARYSVILLE, KS; Owner: DIERKING COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KUTT (99.5 FM; FAIRBURY, NE; Owner: SIEBERT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTGL (92.9 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KQIQ (88.3 FM; BEATRICE, NE; Owner: SOUTHEAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 16Number of bridges
  • 121ft / 37.4mTotal length
  • $1,415,000Total costs
  • 5,528Total average daily traffic
  • 575Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,415Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Oketo, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Oketo, KS

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Oketo, KS
  • 50.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 20.8%Other fuel
  • 4.2%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Oketo, KS
  • 66.7%Utility gas
  • 33.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Oketo compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
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