Sawyer, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 131 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.6%
 
Males: 70  (54.1%)
Females: 61  (45.9%)
Median resident age:

33.6 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 67134

Estimated median household income in 2019: $48,833 (it was $24,688 in 2000)
Sawyer:

$48,833
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,951 (it was $12,357 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $35,133 (it was $29,800 in 2000)
Sawyer:

$35,133
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $49,991; detached houses: $52,395; mobile homes: $10,965

Median gross rent in 2019: $570.

March 2019 cost of living index in Sawyer: 76.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 1.3%

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  • Races in Sawyer, KS (2019)
    • 14391.1%White alone
    • 117.0%Hispanic
    • 21.3%Two or more races



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Sawyer, Kansas as of January 28, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Sawyer is 58 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (51.3%), German (25.6%), Norwegian (11.5%), Italian (5.1%), English (2.6%), Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1910 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 974 people per square mile   (low).

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,668 (2.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $486 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (75.0 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (342.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Isabel, KS (2.7 miles),
Coats, KS (2.8 miles),
Pratt, KS (3.3 miles ),
Nashville, KS (3.9 miles),
Cullison, KS (3.9 miles),
Sun City, KS (3.9 miles),
Medicine Lodge, KS (4.0 miles ),
Iuka, KS (4.0 miles)

Latitude: 37.50 N, Longitude: 98.68 W

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Sawyer, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Sawyer, KS in 2019

Sawyer satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.6%
Kansas:

5.3%
Most common industries in Sawyer, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (10.3%)
  • Health care (10.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.9%)
  • Truck transportation (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.2%)
  • Truck transportation (14.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.1%)
  • Utilities (11.1%)
  • Repair & maintenance (11.1%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.4%)
  • Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers (7.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (19.4%)
  • Health care (19.4%)
  • Educational services (12.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.9%)
  • Other direct selling establishments (9.7%)
  • Construction (6.5%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (6.5%)
Most common occupations in Sawyer, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (18.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.4%)
  • Carpenters (7.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (19.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (12.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.9%)
  • Cashiers (9.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.5%)

Average climate in Sawyer, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Sawyer-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 99% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/17/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the Sawyer city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 40.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sawyer-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 828% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 122.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.5 miles away from Sawyer center
On 11/19/2015 at 07:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 59.3 miles away from Sawyer center
On 11/30/2015 at 09:49:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pratt County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sawyer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Sawyer:

  • SOUTH WIND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • PRATT DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • PRATT REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • PRATT REHABILITATION AND RESIDENCE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • SIESTA HOME OF PRATT (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • FRIENDSHIP MANOR OF PRATT (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PRATT, KS)
  • PRATT CARE CENTER LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PRATT, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sawyer:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 58 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,174)
  • Barton County Community College (about 63 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Newman University (about 73 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 73 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Friends University (about 74 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita State University (about 78 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 83 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Sawyer Rural Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Sawyer: Sawyer Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Pratt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

0.0%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Sawyer:

Marital status in Sawyer, KS
  • Never married: 32.6%
  • Now married: 50.5%
  • Separated: 7.7%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 4.9%

For population 25 years and over in Sawyer:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Sawyer, KS (based on Pratt County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,95512
Catholic1,6551
Evangelical Protestant1,52412
Other1672
None4,355-
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: 3
Pratt County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
This county:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

8.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.9%
Kansas:

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

14.1%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

52.3%
Kansas:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.8%
Kansas:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Sawyer:

29.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Sawyer:

19.6%
Kansas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sawyer:

11.6%
Kansas:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sawyer:

44.0%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Sawyer:

56.4%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.7%
Kansas:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sawyer, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,974
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,974

Sawyer government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Gas Utilities: $24,000 ($183.21)
    Electric Utilities: $9,000 ($68.70)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $59,000 ($450.38)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($99.24)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $1,000 ($7.63)

Sawyer government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($122.14)
    Regular Highways: $3,000 ($22.90)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $11,000 ($83.97)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($15.27)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $51,000 ($389.31)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($175.57)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $14,000 ($106.87)
    Property: $7,000 ($53.44)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($15.27)

Sawyer government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $190,000 ($1450.38)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $182,000 ($1389.31)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $148,000 ($1129.77)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $148,000 ($1129.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000 ($61.07)

Sawyer government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $351,000 ($2679.39)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $148,000 ($1129.77)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sawyer:

  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KCRC (1390 AM; 10 kW; ENID, OK; Owner: CHISHOLM TRAIL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sawyer:

  • KREJ (101.7 FM; MEDICINE LODGE, KS; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KSNS (91.5 FM; MEDICINE LODGE, KS; Owner: FLORIDA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • KHMY (93.1 FM; PRATT, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KTCM (100.3 FM; KINGMAN, KS; Owner: MARIA L. SALAZAR)
  • K220FA (91.9 FM; HAVILAND, KS; Owner: KIOWA COUNTY RADIO COMMITTEE)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.8mTotal length
  • $225,000Total costs
  • 563Total average daily traffic
  • 40Total average daily truck traffic
  • 655Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Neal Brown, Sawyer Site (Lat: 37.509472 Lon: -98.686944), Type: 89.9, Overall height: 89.9 m, Registrant: Aviation Systems, Inc., Crisj@aviationsystems.Com, , Torra-nce, Phone: (310) 530-3188
  • Neal Brown, Sawyer Site (Lat: 37.509472 Lon: -98.686944), Type: 89.9, Overall height: 89.9 m, Registrant: Aviation Systems, Inc., Crisj@aviationsystems.Com, , Torra-nce, Phone: (310) 530-3188
  • Debbie Espolt, 90141 Se 30th Avenue (Lat: 37.509472 Lon: -98.686944), Type: 87.8, Structure height: 20151 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Cellular Network Partnership, Daespolt@ptci.Com, , 108 E. ROBBERTS Kingf-isher, Phone: (405) 375-0896
  • Debbie Espolt, 90141 Se 30th Avenue (Lat: 37.509472 Lon: -98.686944), Type: 87.8, Structure height: 20151 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Cellular Network Partnership, Daespolt@ptci.Com, , 108 E. ROBBERTS Kingf-isher, Phone: (405) 375-0896
  • Steve Espolt, 90141 Se 30th Avenue (Lat: 37.509472 Lon: -98.686944), Type: 87.8, Structure height: 20151 m, Overall height: 85.3 m, Registrant: Cellular Network Partnership, Srespolt@ptci.Com, , 539 Kingf-isher, Phone: (405) 375-0330

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • SAWYER, 90141 Se 30th Avenue (Lat: 37.509472 Lon: -98.686944), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 85.3 m, Overall height: 87.8 m, Call Sign: WRDD379, Licensee ID: L00085110,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 04/02/2019, Expiration Date: 04/02/2029, Certifier: Steve Espolt, Registrant: Cellular Network Partnership, An Ok LP, Kingfisher, OK 73750, Phone: (405) 375-0330, Email:
  • KS-SAWYERCN1, Smith St & Laura St (Lat: 37.497583 Lon: -98.681306), Type: Silo, Structure height: 44.8 m, Overall height: 46.8 m, Call Sign: WRKD514, Licensee ID: L01704672,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 12/15/2020, Expiration Date: 12/15/2030, Certifier: Jack Marsh, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (855) 698-5465, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0RAV, Grant Date: 02/17/1995, Expiration Date: 02/17/2005, Cancellation Date: 02/21/2007, Registrant: Roger D Bales, Sawyer, KS 67134
  • Call Sign: KB0RAW, Licensee ID: L00948640, Grant Date: 12/06/2004, Expiration Date: 02/17/2015, Cancellation Date: 02/18/2017, Certifier: Judy G Nixon, Registrant: Judy G Nixon, Sawyer, KS 67134

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Sawyer, KS
  • 82.2%Utility gas
  • 17.8%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Sawyer, KS
  • 91.3%Utility gas
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Sawyer compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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