Prescott, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 262 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.4%
 
Males: 120  (45.9%)
Females: 142  (54.1%)
Median resident age:  49.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66767.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,457 (it was $23,462 in 2000)
Prescott:

$26,457
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,237 (it was $12,811 in 2000)

Prescott city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $45,341 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Prescott:

$45,341
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $49,717; Detached houses: $47,975; Mobile homes: $54,547

Median gross rent in 2012: $761.

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Prescott races chart
  • White alone - 242 (91.7%)
  • Hispanic - 9 (3.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.9%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.8%)

Races in Prescott detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Prescott: 77.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (20.2%), United States (19.1%), Irish (14.3%), English (12.9%), Dutch (3.3%), Swedish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 0.23 square miles.

Population density: 1,129 people per square mile   (low).

Prescott,KS real estate house value index trend

Prescott, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Prescott:

  • High school or higher: 83.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 10.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Prescott city:

  • Never married: 13.4%
  • Now married: 61.5%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $871 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $720 (2.2%)

Prescott satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (56.9 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (70.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (382.6 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Fulton, KS (2.0 miles) , Hume, MO (2.5 miles ), Pleasanton, KS (2.8 miles ), Mound City, KS (2.9 miles ), Stotesbury, MO (3.1 miles) , Mapleton, KS (3.3 miles) , Foster, MO (3.5 miles) , Richards, MO (3.6 miles) .

Latitude: 38.06 N, Longitude: 94.70 W

Area code: 913

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

7.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-7.0%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (50%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (54%)
  • Wholesale trade (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Religious workers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (12%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other construction workers and helpers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (56%)
  • Registered nurses (17%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (17%)
  • Financial managers (11%)

Work and jobs in Prescott: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Prescott, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Prescott-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 70% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/28/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Prescott city center .

On 4/12/1964, a category F4 tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Prescott-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 287.4 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 289.5 miles away from Prescott center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 294.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 243.1 miles away from Prescott 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) earthquake occurred 370.8 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 Linn County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Prescott topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Prescott:

  • PRESCOTT COUNTRY VIEW NURSING HOME (301 E MILLER ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Prescott:

  • PLEASANT VIEW MANOR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PLEASANTON, KS)
  • CRYSTAL CARE CENTER OF MOUND CITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; MOUND CITY, KS)
  • ARKHAVEN AT FORT SCOTT (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FORT SCOTT, KS)
  • FORT SCOTT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; FORT SCOTT, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Prescott:

  • Allen County Community College (about 40 miles; Iola, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,089)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 47 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • Baker University (about 57 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University (about 57 miles; Olathe, KS; FT enrollment: 2,158)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 60 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 11,976)
  • Wright Career College (about 61 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 3,107)
  • Rockhurst University (about 68 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,013)

Public elementary/middle school in Prescott:

See full list of schools located in Prescott

Library in Prescott:

  • PRESCOTT CITY LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,947; Location: 174 W. 3RD; 5,005 books; 8 e-books; 17 audio materials; 40 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 6 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Prescott: Linn County Rural Fire District 1 Station 960 (A), Prescott City Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.0. This is about average.

City:

77.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.11. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.11
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.680. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.680
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.32
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 20.8%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 63.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported
35 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
59 people in nursing homes in 2000

Prescott 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.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Prescott (2011 data):

  • Prescott State Bank: at 283 East Main St, branch established on 1904/09/26. Info updated 2007/03/15: Bank assets: $14.7 mil, Deposits: $11.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Southeast Kansas Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (73%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Prescott city (based on Linn County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 37.85%
Here: 37.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchUnited Church of Christ
Adherents25.2%23.6%15.2%10.5%3.6%
Congregations23.1%15.4%11.5%7.7%3.8%
NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaLDS (Mormon) ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.6%3.3%3.3%3.2%8.4%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%3.8%23.1%
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 grocery stores: 3
Linn County:

3.08 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Linn County:

7.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Linn County:

28.5%
Kansas:

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

12.8%
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 2$1,869
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$1,198
Water Supply 1$2,495$29,9400$0
Totals for Government 1$2,495$29,9405$3,067

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

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $111,000 ($423.66)
    Financial Administration: $88,000 ($335.88)
    Sewerage: $74,000 ($282.44)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($171.76)
    Regular Highways: $16,000 ($61.07)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($3.82)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $12,000 ($45.80)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $185,000 ($706.11)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($61.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($7.63)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $8,000 ($30.53)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.82)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $140,000 ($534.35)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($133.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $54,000 ($206.11)
    Highways: $9,000 ($34.35)
    General Support: $7,000 ($26.72)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($68.70)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($11.45)
    NEC: $1,000 ($3.82)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $193,000 ($736.64)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $27,000 ($103.05)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $190,000 ($725.19)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $30,000 ($114.50)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $162,000 ($618.32)

7.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,012 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
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 Johnson County, KS  1.26% ($47,326 average AGI)
from Miami County, KS  1.20% ($29,854)
from Bourbon County, KS  0.56% ($24,316)


7.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
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 Miami County, KS  1.35% ($32,413 average AGI)
to Johnson County, KS  1.03% ($27,086)
to Bourbon County, KS  0.70% ($26,083)

Strongest AM radio stations in Prescott:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KXTR (1660 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCTE (1510 AM; daytime; 10 kW; INDEPENDENCE, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMBZ (980 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Prescott:

  • KOMB (103.9 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KVCY (104.7 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBJQ (88.3 FM; BRONSON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBZI (100.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MO; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC)
  • KNMO-FM (97.5 FM; NEVADA, MO; Owner: HARBIT COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

Prescott fatal accident list:

Feb 28, 1991 01:00 AM, Front, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Nov 30, 1985 11:15 PM, R001, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Edward G Roach, Linn County (Lat: 38.108972 Lon: -94.716611), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, Linn County (Lat: 38.108972 Lon: -94.716611), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Edward G Roach, Linn County (Lat: 38.108972 Lon: -94.716611), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 0000000000
  • Robert L Robeski, Linn County (Lat: 38.108972 Lon: -94.716611), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Linn County (Lat: 38.108972 Lon: -94.716611), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Edward G Roach, Linn County (Lat: 38.108972 Lon: -94.716611), Type: 94.5, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 3 Mi N & 1/2 E Of Old 69 Hwy (Lat: 38.108361 Lon: -94.691917), Call Sign: KNDW355
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.745 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/23/1997, Expiration Date: 11/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/09/2003
    Registrant: Jim Shoemaker, Rr 1 Box 116a, Prescott, KS 66767, Phone: (913) 471-4644

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC7ZOP, Licensee ID: L00314029
    Grant Date: 02/28/2008, Expiration Date: 11/06/2017, Certifier: David L Johanning
    Registrant: David L Johanning, 2298 Scott Rd, Prescott, KS 66767

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8168X , Serial Number: 17248668, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1961
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Reported Sale, Po Box 116, Prescott, KS 66767

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 19
  • Hazardous Condition: 6
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Prescott

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Prescott, KS
Most common first names in Prescott, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1172.7 years
Mary880.0 years
John871.9 years
Charles777.8 years
James777.7 years
Harry583.2 years
George582.8 years
Esther483.5 years
Margaret486.7 years
Fred479.7 years
Most common last names in Prescott, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Holmes1381.4 years
Phillips660.8 years
Johnson689.1 years
Allen589.4 years
Rowley589.4 years
Miller587.6 years
Smith481.0 years
Mcintyre488.5 years
Rose490.2 years
Sutherland479.0 years

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  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Supervisors, construction and extraction workers"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
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