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Population in 2012: 66 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.1%
 

Males: 25  (39.0%)
Females: 41  (61.0%)

Median resident age:  56.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66856

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,163 (it was $32,188 in 2000)
Olivet:

$24,163
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,165

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $38,295 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Olivet:

$38,295
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $44,784; Detached houses: $45,061; Mobile homes: $42,500

Median gross rent in 2012: $283.

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  • White alone - 60 (89.6%)
  • Two or more races - 4 (6.0%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (3.0%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (1.5%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Olivet: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.1%), Scottish (25.3%), English (10.8%), Irish (9.6%), Norwegian (2.4%), Polish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1150 feet

Land area: 0.25 square miles.

Population density: 262 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Olivet:

  • High school or higher: 98.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 37.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Olivet city:

  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 32.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 36.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $500 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (38.8 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (76.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (397.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Melvern, KS (2.5 miles ), Lebo, KS (2.7 miles ), Lyndon, KS (3.1 miles ), Waverly, KS (3.2 miles ), Osage City, KS (3.4 miles ), Reading, KS (3.4 miles ), Vassar, KS (3.7 miles ), Quenemo, KS (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 38.48 N, Longitude: 95.75 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.1%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+8.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (69%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (58%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Olivet-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 174% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the Olivet city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1966, a category F5 tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Olivet-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.5 miles away from Olivet center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Osage County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Olivet:

  • HILLTOP HOME (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LYNDON, KS)
  • COFFEY COUNTY HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; WAVERLY, KS)
  • OSAGE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OSAGE CITY, KS)

Operable nuclear power plant near Olivet:

  • 20 miles: Wolf Creek in Burlington, KS.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Olivet:

  • Emporia State University (about 24 miles; Emporia, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,068)
  • Washburn University (about 39 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • University of Kansas (about 43 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 63 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 7,433)
  • Kansas State University (about 67 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 70 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City (about 75 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 9,113)

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Notable location: Osage County Fire District 3 Olivet Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Osage County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.6%

Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Olivet compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly above 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 below 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


Olivet travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Electricity (24%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (5%)

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Religion statistics for Olivet city (based on Osage County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.90%
Here35.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents29.3%27.6%13.6%7.3%4.6%
Congregations25.9%7.4%3.7%3.7%3.7%
Name The Evangelical Covenant Church The Wesleyan ChurchInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.5%2.5%2.4%2.1%7.2%
Congregations7.4%3.7%3.7%3.7%37.0%
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: 4
This county:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Osage County:

8.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.6%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.8%
Kansas:

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

14.7%
Kansas:

13.4%

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

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

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,000 ($60.61)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($30.30)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,000 ($15.15)

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

  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($30.30)
    General Support: $1,000 ($15.15)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $2,000 ($30.30)
    Property: $1,000 ($15.15)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($15.15)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $10,000 ($151.52)

6.77% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.77%
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 Shawnee County, KS  2.14% ($32,811 average AGI)
from Franklin County, KS  0.55% ($33,559)
from Lyon County, KS  0.41% ($25,680)


7.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,301 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Kansas average:

7.67%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Shawnee County, KS  3.09% ($29,870 average AGI)
to Franklin County, KS  0.55% ($27,500)
to Johnson County, KS  0.39% ($28,000)

Strongest AM radio stations in Olivet:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KMAJ (1440 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KVOE (1400 AM; 1 kW; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: EMPORIA RADIO STATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Olivet:

  • KANS (92.9 FM; OSAGE CITY, KS; Owner: C&C CONSULTING, INC.)
  • KCHZ (95.7 FM; OTTAWA, KS; Owner: SYNCOM RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KDVV (100.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KBUZ (90.3 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • K280EK (103.9 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • KPOR (90.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KSNP (97.7 FM; BURLINGTON, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KVOE-FM (101.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: EMPORIA RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • K209CB (89.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • KANH (89.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS)

TV broadcast stations around Olivet:

  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KTWU (Channel 11; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: WASHBURN UNIVERSITY OF TOPEKA)
  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KETM-CA (Channel 17; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Santa Fe Right Of Way Milepost 86 (Lat: 38.479444 Lon: -95.750278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 28 m, Call Sign: KAP271
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.900 MHz, 160.335 MHz, 160.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/2000, Expiration Date: 06/05/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/06/2005, Certifier: John W Pope
    Registrant: Bnsf, 4515 Kansas Ave, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4613, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • Olivet, Bnsf Mp 86 (Lat: 38.479444 Lon: -95.750000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 21 m, Overall height: 28 m, Call Sign: WPXQ582
    Assigned Frequencies: 44.5800 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/21/2003, Expiration Date: 05/21/2013, Cancellation Date: 10/29/2012, Certifier: Robert Leedham
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4282, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:


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