Powhattan, Kansas

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Population in 2017: 75 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -17.6%
 
Males: 38  (51.1%)
Females: 37  (48.9%)
Median resident age:

28.8 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years

Zip code: 66527

Estimated median household income in 2017: $29,861 (it was $21,500 in 2000)
Powhattan:

$29,861
KS:

$56,422

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,857 (it was $12,147 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $54,290 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Powhattan:

$54,290
KS:

$150,600

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $51,219; detached houses: $61,746; mobile homes: $38,717

Median gross rent in 2017: $644.

March 2019 cost of living index in Powhattan: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 36.2%
(36.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Powhattan, KS (2010)
    • 6888.3%White alone
    • 79.1%American Indian alone
    • 22.6%Hispanic



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Powhattan, Kansas as of July 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Powhattan is 94 to 1.


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Ancestries: Irish (33.3%), English (13.9%), Norwegian (8.3%), American (5.6%), Polish (5.6%), Swiss (5.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1203 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 566 people per square mile   (low).

Powhattan, Kansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $586 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $536 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (42.4 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (74.6 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (440.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Kickapoo Site 1, KS (1.8 miles),
Kickapoo Site 2, KS (2.0 miles),
Kickapoo Site 7, KS (2.3 miles),
Kickapoo Site 6, KS (2.4 miles),
Kickapoo Tribal Center, KS (2.5 miles),
Kickapoo Site 5, KS (2.6 miles),
Willis, KS (2.7 miles),
Fairview, KS (2.7 miles )

Latitude: 39.76 N, Longitude: 95.63 W

Area code: 785

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

Powhattan satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Kansas:

3.7%

Average climate in Powhattan, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Powhattan, Kansas average temperatures Powhattan, Kansas average precipitation Powhattan, Kansas humidity Powhattan, Kansas wind speed Powhattan, Kansas snowfall Powhattan, Kansas sunshine Powhattan, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Powhattan-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 100% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Powhattan city center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.1 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Powhattan-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% 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 60.4 miles away from Powhattan center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 425.4 miles away from Powhattan center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.9 miles away from Powhattan center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 375.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 385.6 miles away from the city 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 268.3 miles away from Powhattan center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Powhattan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Powhattan:

  • HIAWATHA PLACE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
  • OAK RIDGE ACRES (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
  • NORTHEAST KANSAS MULTI COUNTY HHA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
  • HIAWATHA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; HIAWATHA, KS)
  • HORTON DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • HORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; HORTON, KS)
  • TRI-COUNTY MANOR LIVING CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; HORTON, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Powhattan:

  • Highland Community College (about 21 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 46 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Washburn University (about 51 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 57 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • University of Kansas (about 60 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)
  • Grantham University (about 63 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Kansas State University (about 65 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)

Public high school in Powhattan:

  • KICKAPOO NATION SCHOOL (Location: F00 FIRST ST, Grades: KG-12)

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Notable locations in Powhattan: Agricultural Partners Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 5 (A), Powhattan Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Powhattan: Powhattan United Methodist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Brown County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Powhattan and their reported violations in the past:

BROWN CO RWD 2 (Population served: 724, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-12-2011), St Public Notif requested (OCT-13-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-13-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2011), St Public Notif received (APR-25-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-11-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-11-2011), St Public Notif received (MAR-17-2011)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-22-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-02-2010), St Public Notif received (JAN-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2010)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (OCT-01-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-12-2009), St Compliance achieved (APR-30-2010)
  • 2 other older health violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

66.7%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

3.3%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Powhattan:

Marital status in Powhattan, KS
  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 43.3%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

For population 25 years and over in Powhattan:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Powhattan, KS (based on Brown County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,12318
Evangelical Protestant96912
Catholic9003
Other2591
Black Protestant1241
None4,609-
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: 2
This county:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Here:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.8%
Kansas:

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

9.9%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.9%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Powhattan:

47.2%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Powhattan:

22.6%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

20.8%
Kansas:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.8%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Powhattan:

52.6%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Powhattan:

76.0%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Powhattan, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
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$366
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$366
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$99
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$49
Airports 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$69
Firefighters 0$0 1$49
Totals for Government 0$0 6$998

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($146.67)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($120.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $9,000 ($120.00)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($106.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($40.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $3,000 ($40.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($26.67)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,000 ($80.00)

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

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($40.00)
    Rents: $3,000 ($40.00)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($40.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $20,000 ($266.67)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,000 ($13.33)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,000 ($106.67)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($53.33)
    Property: $4,000 ($53.33)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $265,000 ($3533.33)

Strongest AM radio stations in Powhattan:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KTNC (1230 AM; 1 kW; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: C.R. COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Powhattan:

  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KMZA (92.1 FM; SENECA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)
  • KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • K219CE (91.7 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • KLZA (101.3 FM; FALLS CITY, NE; Owner: KNZA, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Powhattan:

  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • KSNT (Channel 27; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF TOPEKA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 8.1mTotal length
  • $589,000Total costs
  • 938Total average daily traffic
  • 64Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,046Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Powhattan, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 11980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Powhattan, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1322 Us Hwy 75 (Lat: 39.703611 Lon: -95.729444), Type: Tank, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KNKN501
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 10/05/2019, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M St., Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Rt 1 Box 153 (Lat: 39.844444 Lon: -95.604694), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPHH534,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz, Grant Date: 04/02/2015, Expiration Date: 06/09/2025, Certifier: Raymond C Olson, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Powhattan KS, Lat: 39.762167 Lon: -95.632833, Type: Silo, Structure height: 47 m, Overall height: 49 m, Call Sign: WQMR393,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/28/2010, Expiration Date: 10/28/2020, Certifier: Dennis J Haug Mr, Registrant: Haug Communications, Inc., 12645 County Rd 447, St.Joseph, MO 64505, Phone: (816) 279-6535, Fax: (816) 279-0749, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WD0DGY, Grant Date: 01/20/1995, Expiration Date: 01/20/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/23/2007, Registrant: Vickie K Finger, Rt 1 Box 73, Powhattan, KS 66527-9703
  • Call Sign: WD0DGZ, Grant Date: 01/12/1995, Expiration Date: 01/12/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2007, Registrant: Wayne A Finger, Rt 1 Box 73, Powhattan, KS 66527-9703

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 8. The highest number of fires - 22 took place in 2015, and the least - 1 in 2006. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Powhattan, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (65.3%), and Structure Fires (18.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Powhattan, KS
    • 7765.3%Outside Fires
    • 2218.6%Structure Fires
    • 1613.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 32.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Powhattan, KS
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Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Powhattan, KS
  • 55.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.0%Utility gas
  • 15.0%Other fuel
  • 10.0%Electricity
  • 5.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Powhattan, KS
  • 71.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 28.6%Electricity


Powhattan 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age 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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