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Population in 2012: 166 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.7%
 

Males: 70  (42.5%)
Females: 96  (57.5%)

Median resident age:  52.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67575

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,174 (it was $31,500 in 2000)
Rush Center:

$38,174
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,905

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $57,902 (it was $28,300 in 2000)
Rush Center:

$57,902
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,893; Detached houses: $59,870; Mobile homes: $32,000

Median gross rent in 2012: $580.

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  • White alone - 163 (95.9%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (2.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rush Center: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (50.0%), Irish (14.8%), Czech (7.4%), English (5.7%), Polish (4.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1995 feet

Land area: 0.39 square miles.

Population density: 430 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Rush Center:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 11.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rush Center city:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 41.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 32.7%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

5 residents are foreign born (4.2% Europe).

This city:  4.2%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Rush Center, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Rush Center to the number of sex offenders is 83 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,042 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $800 (1.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (120.2 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (416.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: La Crosse, KS (2.2 miles ), Bison, KS (2.7 miles ), Timken, KS (2.7 miles) , Alexander, KS (3.6 miles) , Liebenthal, KS (3.6 miles) , Otis, KS (3.9 miles ), Albert, KS (4.0 miles) , McCracken, KS (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 38.46 N, Longitude: 99.31 W

Area code: 785

Rush Center household income distribution Rush Center home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-1.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (19%)
  • Information (19%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Accommodation and food services (33%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (7%)
  • Life and physical scientists (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (12%)
  • Child care workers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5%)


Average climate in Rush Center, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Rush Center-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 201% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/30/1972, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.0 miles away from the Rush Center city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/4/1955, a category F4 tornado 24.3 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rush Center-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 51.1 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 24.1 miles away from Rush Center center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.9 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 46.8 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 55.4 miles away from Rush Center 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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Hospitals/medical centers near Rush Center:

  • LOCUST GROVE VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LA CROSSE, KS)
  • RUSH COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LA CROSSE, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rush Center:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 29 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 81 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Wichita State University (about 122 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Butler Community College (about 140 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 156 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Kansas State University (about 156 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 158 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)

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Notable locations in Rush Center: Mid - State Farmers Co - Operative Grain Elevator Number 1 (A), Rush County Fire District 3 Rush Center (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Rush Center: Hope Lutheran Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
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 2012: 17.5%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Rush Center compared to Kansas 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Rush Center travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Electricity (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Rush Center city (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
Sewerage 0$0 1$687
Totals for Government 0$0 1$687

Rush Center government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($102.41)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($90.36)
    Financial Administration: $14,000 ($84.34)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($66.27)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($48.19)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($12.05)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $16,000 ($96.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $22,000 ($132.53)

Rush Center government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($102.41)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($36.14)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($42.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($78.31)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($30.12)
    General Support: $3,000 ($18.07)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($138.55)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($42.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $182,000 ($1096.39)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

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 Rush Center:

  • 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.)
  • KNNS (1510 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LARNED, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGNO (1370 AM; 5 kW; DODGE CITY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • 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 Rush Center:

  • KBGL (106.9 FM; LARNED, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHCT (90.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHOK (100.7 FM; HOISINGTON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB-FM (104.3 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KZLS (107.9 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Rush Center:

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

Rush Center fatal accident list:

Jul 15, 1984 04:30 PM, 183, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $241,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,210
Total average daily truck traffic: 645
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 4,317

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rush Center)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5
  • RUSH CO, 2.4 Km South, Us Hwy-183 (Lat: 38.438056 Lon: -99.307500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Overall height: 126 m, Call Sign: WQIP524
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/04/2008, Expiration Date: 04/04/2018, Certifier: Edwin Geer
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, 700 Sw Harrison Street, Topeka, KS 66603-3754, Phone: (785) 296-3661, Fax: (785) 296-0999, Email:
  • 4 Mi W 6 Mi S Of (Lat: 38.370556 Lon: -99.390639), Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: KES66
    Assigned Frequencies: 6925.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/10/1980, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Lin Media, One West Exchange Street, Suite 5a, Providence, RI 02903, Phone: (401) 454-2880, Fax: (401) 454-2817, Email:
  • 4 Mi W 6 Mi S Of (Lat: 38.370556 Lon: -99.390639), Structure height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: KES67
    Assigned Frequencies: 6875.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/10/1980, Expiration Date: 06/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/01/2003
    Registrant: Wiley, Rein & Fielding LLP, 1776 K Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-7145, Email:
  • 4 Mi W, 6 Mi S Of Rush Center (Lat: 38.370556 Lon: -99.390639), Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WLJ585
    Assigned Frequencies: 6900.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/10/1988, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Lin Media, One West Exchange Street, Suite 5a, Providence, RI 02903, Phone: (401) 454-2880, Fax: (401) 454-2817, Email:
  • 4 Mi W/6 Mi S. Of Rush Center (Lat: 38.370556 Lon: -99.390639), Overall height: 77.1 m, Call Sign: WLJ596
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/26/1988, Expiration Date: 06/01/2014
    Registrant: Wiley Rein LLP, 1776 K Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-7370, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: N0MBV, Previous Call Sign: KA0WID, Licensee ID: L00166005
    Grant Date: 09/22/2010, Expiration Date: 09/22/2020
    Registrant: Merle E Jumper, 1215 Cr 230, Rush Center, KS 67575

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 177B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 34732 , Serial Number: 17701966, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1973
    Registrant (Co-Owned): John L Collins, 2200 Highway 96, Rush Center, KS 67575, Other Owners: Teri A Collins


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 10
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 4

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