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Population in 2012: 102 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.1%
 

Males: 44  (43.4%)
Females: 58  (56.6%)

Median resident age:  46.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67474

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,071 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Portis:

$33,071
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,470

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $18,381 (it was $16,300 in 2000)
Portis:

$18,381
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $39,430; Detached houses: $39,430

Median gross rent in 2012: $583.

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  • White alone - 102 (99.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Portis: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (31.2%), English (11.8%), Irish (10.8%), Swiss (10.8%), Dutch (6.5%), Swedish (6.5%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1542 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 375 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Portis:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Portis city:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 65.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

8 residents are foreign born (2.9% Asia).

This city:  5.8%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $278 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (137.1 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (479.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Osborne, KS (2.9 miles ), Downs, KS (3.0 miles ), Gaylord, KS (3.2 miles) , Cawker City, KS (3.8 miles ), Cedar, KS (3.8 miles) , Alton, KS (3.9 miles) , Smith Center, KS (4.0 miles ), Lebanon, KS (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 39.56 N, Longitude: 98.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.9%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -9 (-6.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (37%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (30%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (17%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)


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Tornado activity:

Portis-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 194% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Portis city center .

On 5/7/1993, a category F4 tornado 23.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Portis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 92% 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 45.4 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 72.1 miles away from Portis center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 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 37.3 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 47.3 miles away from Portis center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Portis:

  • PARKVIEW CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - DOWNS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; DOWNS, KS)
  • OSBORNE COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Government - Local, about 9 miles away; OSBORNE, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Portis, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Portis:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 60 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 82 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Central Community College (about 94 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 112 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Kansas State University (about 116 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 137 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,702)
  • Southeast Community College Area (about 139 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 6,591)

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Notable locations in Portis: Midway Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 11 (A), Osborne Rural Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Portis: Grace Brethren Church of Portis (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Osborne 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: 11.1%

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Portis compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above 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


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Other fuel (24%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

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1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Portis city (based on Osborne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.47%
Here73.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents29.8%21.1%13.1%6.2%5.5%
Congregations33.3%8.3%8.3%4.2%4.2%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents5.4%5.2%3.7%3.7%6.4%
Congregations4.2%8.3%4.2%4.2%20.8%
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: 3
Osborne County:

7.77 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Osborne County:

2.59 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Osborne County:

12.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Here:

12.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Osborne County:

29.7%
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
Water Supply 0$0 2$1,305
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,305

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($147.06)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($137.25)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($49.02)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $18,000 ($176.47)

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

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($49.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($196.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($39.22)
    General Support: $1,000 ($9.80)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($107.84)
    Total General Sales: $3,000 ($29.41)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($9.80)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $126,000 ($1235.29)

5.53% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,125 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.53%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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



7.10% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.10%
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 Mitchell County, KS  0.68% ($22,364 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Portis:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Portis:

  • KDNS (94.1 FM; DOWNS, KS; Owner: HOEFLICKER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZDY (96.3 FM; CAWKER CITY, KS; Owner: WACONDA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Portis:

  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: KB8ZPK, Licensee ID: L00987767
    Grant Date: 03/08/2005, Expiration Date: 05/18/2015, Certifier: Stephanie M Todd
    Registrant: Stephanie M Todd, Portis, KS 67474
  • Call Sign: KD6GLI, Licensee ID: L00623639
    Grant Date: 01/16/2003, Expiration Date: 02/25/2012, Certifier: Jerry B Greenway
    Registrant: Jerry B Greenway, 213 South Highway 281, Portis, KS 67474
  • Call Sign: N0KOW
    Grant Date: 02/01/1999, Expiration Date: 02/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 02/02/2011
    Registrant: Diana S Wolters, Portis, KS 67474
  • Call Sign: N0LGG, Previous Call Sign: KB0FGQ, Licensee ID: L00311592
    Grant Date: 01/03/2011, Expiration Date: 04/02/2021, Certifier: Darrel L Wolters
    Registrant: Darrel L Wolters, Rr 1, Portis, KS 67474


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
  • Hazardous Condition: 1

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