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Rush County

Population in 2012: 275 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -15.4%
 

Males: 141  (51.4%)
Females: 134  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  52.7 years
Kansas median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 67565.

Estimated median household income in 2011: $28,066 (it was $27,109 in 2000)
Otis:

$28,066
Kansas:

$48,964
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $19,891

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $36,496 (it was $28,800 in 2000)
Otis:

$36,496
Kansas:

$128,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $50,905; Detached houses: $51,893; Townhouses or other attached units: $55,199; In 2-unit structures: $25,759; Mobile homes: $18,400

Median gross rent in 2011: $493.

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  • White alone - 268 (95.0%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (2.5%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.1%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Otis: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (40.1%), English (13.3%), United States (7.4%), French (7.1%), Irish (5.0%), Italian (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2035 feet

Land area: 0.30 square miles.

Population density: 914 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Otis:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Otis city:

  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 51.8%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $633 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2011: $532 (1.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (110.2 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (416.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Albert, KS (2.5 miles) , Olmitz, KS (2.5 miles) , Bison, KS (2.8 miles ), Timken, KS (2.8 miles) , Galatia, KS (3.0 miles) , La Crosse, KS (3.7 miles ), Rush Center, KS (3.9 miles) , Hoisington, KS (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 38.53 N, Longitude: 99.05 W

Area code: 785

Otis household income distribution Otis home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -58 (-15.1%).

Most common industries in 2007-2011 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Other protective service workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Otis-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 207% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/21/2001, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.9 miles away from the Otis city center killed one person and injured 28 people and caused $43 million in damages.

On 5/4/1950, a category F4 tornado 15.9 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Otis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 49.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 31.0 miles away from Otis center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 40.4 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 54.9 miles away from Otis center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rush County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Otis:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 29 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 70 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Wichita State University (about 112 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Butler Community College (about 129 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Kansas State University (about 141 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 150 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 150 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)

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Public elementary/middle school in Otis:

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Library in Otis:

  • OTIS COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $19,691; Location: 122 SOUTH MAIN; 4,908 books; 115 audio materials; 880 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 43 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Otis: Rush County Fire District 8 Otis (A), Otis Emergency Medical Services (B), Otis Community Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Otis include: Otis United Methodist Church (A), Trinity Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Otis City - City Hall (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 105 West Fisher).

 
Rush 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 2011: 29.9%
(31.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.5%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Otis, KS

Otis compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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Banks with branches in Otis (2011 data):

  • Community Bank of the Midwest: Otis Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1904/05/19. 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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (99%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Otis (based on Rush County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 71.90%
Here71.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents35.8%29.8%25.5%5.1%3.8%
Congregations21.4%35.7%28.6%7.1%7.1%
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 convenience stores (with gas): 2
Here:

6.24 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

9.37 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

10.2%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Rush County:

28.2%
State:

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 0$0 1$120
Other Government Administration 1$2,830$33,9600$0
Water Supply 1$3,970$47,6401$570
Local Libraries 0$0 1$598
Totals for Government 2$6,800$40,8003$1,288

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $95,000 ($345.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($98.18)
    General - Other: $27,000 ($98.18)
    Regular Highways: $15,000 ($54.55)
    Fire Protection: $9,000 ($32.73)
    Health Services - Other: $7,000 ($25.45)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($21.82)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($10.91)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.64)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $24,000 ($87.27)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($32.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $105,000 ($381.82)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($29.09)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $27,000 ($98.18)
    Sewerage: $25,000 ($90.91)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.64)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($25.45)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($21.82)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $142,000 ($516.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $10,000 ($36.36)
    General Support: $4,000 ($14.55)
  • Tax - Property: $29,000 ($105.45)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($10.91)

Otis government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $130,000 ($472.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $115,000 ($418.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($54.55)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $233,000 ($847.27)

5.19% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,912 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
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 Ellis County, KS  0.76% ($22,000 average AGI)


7.32% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,735 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.32%
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 Barton County, KS  1.79% ($24,250 average AGI)
to Ellis County, KS  1.57% ($25,429)

Strongest AM radio stations in Otis:

  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KNNS (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LARNED, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Otis:

  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KBGL (106.9 FM; LARNED, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB-FM (104.3 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KPRD (88.9 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: THE PRAISE NETWORK INC.)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KCAY (95.9 FM; RUSSELL, KS; Owner: WEST CENTRAL RADIO, INC.)
  • KWBI (91.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Otis:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KBDK (Channel 14; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KSCC-LP (Channel 14; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • K30GD (Channel 30; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)

Otis fatal accident list:

Jun 12, 1991 04:35 PM, 3rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Charles A Contreras, Near The City Of Otis Kansas (Lat: 38.535111 Lon: -99.047278), Type: 60.9, Overall height: 60.9 m
    Registrant: 3107387162, Chuck@postrockcommunications.Com, 3238 SELBY AVE

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 3.4 Mi N (Lat: 38.585556 Lon: -99.052306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 53 m, Call Sign: WYN973, Licensee ID: L00058378
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.290 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/2003, Expiration Date: 01/30/2014
    Registrant: Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc., Owensboro, KY 42304, Phone: (270) 852-5000, Fax: (270) 688-5873, Email:
  • Lat: 38.537500 Lon: -99.054528, Call Sign: WPUV516
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.450 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/29/2012, Expiration Date: 05/09/2022, Certifier: Tom Pivonka
    Registrant: Mobile Radio Service, Inc., 156 South Hwy 281, Great Bend, KS 67530, Phone: (620) 793-5443, Fax: (620) 793-6507

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, 3.4 Mi N Of (Lat: 38.585556 Lon: -99.052306), Overall height: 54.6 m, Call Sign: WEF829
    Assigned Frequencies: 1895.00 MHz, 1865.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/28/1996, Expiration Date: 09/08/1999, Cancellation Date: 04/22/1997
    Registrant: Phone: (918) 588-4879

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: K0EFZ, Licensee ID: L00743848
    Grant Date: 09/17/2003, Expiration Date: 12/14/2013
    Registrant: Gail B Scheuerman, Box 324, Otis, KS 67565
  • Call Sign: KC0AAU, Licensee ID: L01225402
    Grant Date: 12/19/2006, Expiration Date: 03/13/2017, Certifier: James L Funk
    Registrant: James L Funk, 116 S Main, Otis, KS 67565


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6


Most common first names in Otis, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Elizabeth784.3 years
Henry785.3 years
John678.0 years
Herman679.7 years
William570.0 years
Mollie586.0 years
James557.8 years
Marie580.8 years
Lester573.8 years
Philip484.3 years
Most common last names in Otis, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brack2580.2 years
Schneider974.3 years
Funk879.4 years
Scheuerman886.2 years
Schlegel776.1 years
Lebsack678.4 years
Miller677.8 years
Kaiser680.7 years
Wegele583.0 years
Ochs465.0 years

Otis on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations:"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Chemicals"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average wind speeds"
  • #42 (67565) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Israeli first ancestries"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2004 Presidential Election"
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