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Population in 2012: 125 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +0.8%
 

Males: 54  (43.3%)
Females: 71  (56.7%)

Median resident age:  31.0 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67134

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,784 (it was $24,688 in 2000)
Sawyer:

$28,784
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,062

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $30,636 (it was $29,800 in 2000)
Sawyer:

$30,636
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $39,821; Detached houses: $41,795; Mobile homes: $14,167

Median gross rent in 2012: $338.

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  • White alone - 117 (94.4%)
  • Hispanic - 7 (5.6%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sawyer: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (36.1%), Irish (12.0%), English (11.1%), United States (9.3%), Swiss (2.8%), Dutch (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1910 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 929 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sawyer:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.7%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sawyer city:

  • Never married: 17.6%
  • Now married: 54.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 18.9%
  • Divorced: 9.5%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Sawyer, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Sawyer to the number of sex offenders is 42 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,167 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $442 (1.8%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -58 (-31.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (25%)
  • Other services, except public administration (25%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (30%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (19%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (15%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7%)
  • Carpenters (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (19%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Sawyer-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 195% 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 above Kansas state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from Sawyer center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from the city center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1999 at 23:19:58, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 16.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.2 miles away from Sawyer center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Pratt County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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 (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 11 miles away; PRATT, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sawyer:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 58 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,415)
  • Wichita State University (about 78 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 96 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 96 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Butler Community College (about 102 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 102 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • Oklahoma State University-Main Campus (about 131 miles; Stillwater, OK; FT enrollment: 17,377)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 17.8%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sawyer, KS

Sawyer compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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 below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sawyer travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (93%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Sawyer city (based on Pratt County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.39%
Here65.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents27.9%21.9%11.3%8.7%8.0%
Congregations3.8%26.9%7.7%7.7%3.8%
NameAssemblies of GodPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents5.5%3.7%3.6%1.9%7.5%
Congregations3.8%3.8%3.8%7.7%30.8%
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
Pratt County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Pratt County:

29.9%
Kansas:

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

14.1%
State:

13.4%

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
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$1,155
Totals for Government 0$0 8$1,155

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $47,000 ($376.00)
    Financial Administration: $19,000 ($152.00)
    Water Utilities: $18,000 ($144.00)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($96.00)
    Regular Highways: $11,000 ($88.00)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($24.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($24.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($96.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,000 ($24.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $11,000 ($88.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($32.00)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($32.00)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $56,000 ($448.00)
    Water Utilities: $19,000 ($152.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($40.00)
    General Support: $2,000 ($16.00)
  • Tax - Property: $6,000 ($48.00)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($32.00)
    NEC: $1,000 ($8.00)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $64,000 ($512.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $61,000 ($488.00)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($24.00)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $170,000 ($1360.00)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($16.00)

7.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,351 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.34%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  0.71% ($23,240 average AGI)
from Kiowa County, KS  0.40% ($33,857)
from Barber County, KS  0.37% ($38,692)


8.12% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,190 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.12%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  1.18% ($34,119 average AGI)
to Reno County, KS  0.65% ($28,652)
to Kingman County, KS  0.42% ($27,333)

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)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Neal Brown, Sawyer Site (Lat: 37.509472 Lon: -98.686944), Type: 89.9, Overall height: 89.9 m
    Registrant: 3105303188, Crisj@aviationsystems.Com, 2510 W 237TH STREET #210
  • Neal Brown, Sawyer Site (Lat: 37.509472 Lon: -98.686944), Type: 89.9, Overall height: 89.9 m
    Registrant: 3105303188, Crisj@aviationsystems.Com, 2510 W 237TH STREET #210

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, Certifier: Judy G Nixon
    Registrant: Judy G Nixon, Sawyer, KS 67134


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 12
  • Service Call: 1

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