Powhattan, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 78 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.3%
 
Males: 30  (38.5%)
Females: 48  (61.5%)
Median resident age:  34.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66527

Estimated median household income in 2012: $24,497 (it was $21,500 in 2000)
Powhattan:

$24,497
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,408 (it was $12,147 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,013 (it was $29,200 in 2000)
Powhattan:

$44,013
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $37,442; Detached houses: $43,303; Mobile homes: $18,556

Median gross rent in 2012: $633.

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  • White alone - 68 (88.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 7 (9.1%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (2.6%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Powhattan: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (32.4%), English (14.2%), Irish (10.8%), Norwegian (4.7%), Welsh (4.7%), Swiss (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1203 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 588 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Powhattan:

  • High school or higher: 86.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 39.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Powhattan city:

  • Never married: 11.5%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 15.6%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $392 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $294 (0.7%)

Powhattan satellite photo by USGS

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

Powhattan household income distribution Powhattan home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.0%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -20 (-18.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Construction (24%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (14%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (42%)
  • Other services, except public administration (29%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (21%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)

Average climate in Powhattan, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 the city 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 Powhattan 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 the city 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 (12).
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 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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)

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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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 29.4%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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

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 above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Powhattan travel time to work - commute Powhattan mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (84%)
  • Other fuel (9%)
  • Electricity (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Powhattan city (based on Brown County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.75%
Here: 59.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USALutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents27.6%21.8%14.8%9.4%7.1%
Congregations23.5%8.8%11.8%11.8%8.8%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.5%4.7%3.6%1.6%3.9%
Congregations5.9%5.9%5.9%2.9%14.7%
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: 2
Brown County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Brown County:

29.8%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.9%
State:

13.4%
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 Government Administration 0$0 1$366
Firefighters 0$0 1$49
Sewerage 0$0 1$99
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$49
Water Supply 0$0 1$69
Totals for Government 0$0 6$998

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($128.21)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($76.92)
    Regular Highways: $5,000 ($64.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($12.82)
    Sewerage: $1,000 ($12.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($115.38)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($12.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($166.67)

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

  • Charges - Parks & Recreation: $2,000 ($25.64)
    All Other: $2,000 ($25.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($51.28)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($51.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $21,000 ($269.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $8,000 ($102.56)
    Highways: $3,000 ($38.46)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $3,000 ($38.46)
    Property: $3,000 ($38.46)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $192,000 ($2461.54)

5.92% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,451 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Nemaha County, KS  0.55% ($24,333 average AGI)
from Shawnee County, KS  0.52% ($33,550)
from Atchison County, KS  0.39% ($35,867)


6.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.31%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Nemaha County, KS  0.55% ($35,333 average AGI)
to Jackson County, KS  0.50% ($25,579)
to Shawnee County, KS  0.47% ($26,944)

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)

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: Glenn S Rabin
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private 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: 03/31/2005, Expiration Date: 06/09/2015, Certifier: Raymond C Olson
    Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd Ste #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150H (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 90 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6953S , Serial Number: 15067653, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Alvin R Wenger, 246 145th St, Powhattan, KS 66527, Other Owners: Pauline J Wenger

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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