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Population in 2012: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.9%
 

Males: 50  (54.3%)
Females: 43  (45.7%)

Median resident age:  43.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66087

Estimated median household income in 2012: $30,621 (it was $25,313 in 2000)
Severance:

$30,621
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,886

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $28,083 (it was $15,000 in 2000)
Severance:

$28,083
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $28,031; Detached houses: $29,840; Mobile homes: $21,571

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Severance: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (31.9%), German (20.9%), Irish (19.8%), Dutch (6.6%), English (3.3%), Czech (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 912 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 725 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Severance:

  • High school or higher: 69.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Severance city:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 47.1%
  • Separated: 4.4%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $290 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.9%)

Severance satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Joseph, MO (22.0 miles , pop. 73,990).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (60.5 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (421.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Denton, KS (1.6 miles) , Leona, KS (2.0 miles) , Bendena, KS (2.1 miles) , Highland, KS (2.5 miles ), Troy, KS (2.9 miles ), Robinson, KS (3.0 miles ), Huron, KS (3.2 miles) , Everest, KS (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 39.77 N, Longitude: 95.25 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

Severance household income distribution Severance home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +10 (+10.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (59%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (68%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (20%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (13%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (13%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (13%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (13%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (30%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (13%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (10%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)


Average climate in Severance, Kansas

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Tornado activity:

Severance-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 205% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the Severance city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/18/1959, a category F3 tornado 5.0 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Severance-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 94% 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 61.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 21.6 miles away from Severance center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Doniphan County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Harry Chapman (baseball) - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Severance:

  • HIGHLAND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HIGHLAND, KS)
  • HIGHLAND HEALTHCARE AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; HIGHLAND, KS)
  • DONIPHAN CO HEALTH DEPT HHA (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; TROY, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Severance, KS

Airports located in Severance:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Severance:

  • Missouri Western State University (about 25 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; Full-time enrollment: 4,088)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 45 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,793)
  • Grantham University (about 48 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 4,150)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods (about 53 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,138)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 53 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,397)
  • University of Kansas (about 56 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)
  • Washburn University (about 56 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)

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Doniphan 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
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AQI  PM10 PM2.5 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 34.2. This is about average.
City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 28.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.6

Drinking water stations with addresses in Severance and their reported violations in the past:

DONIPHAN CO RWD 3 (Population served: 437, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2000, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-2000), St Boil Water Order (AUG-11-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-2000 and SEP-2000, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-18-2000), St Public Notif received (SEP-30-2000), St Compliance achieved (DEC-30-2000)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between OCT-1998 and DEC-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-06-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-06-1998), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1998), St Intentional no-action (DEC-01-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-1998 and SEP-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-1998), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1998), St Intentional no-action (DEC-01-1999)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-1998 and MAR-1998, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-10-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-10-1998), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1998)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JUL-1997 and SEP-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-1997), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1998)
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between APR-1997 and JUN-1997, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-08-1997), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-08-1997), St Public Notif received (OCT-02-1997), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and AUG-06-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and AUG-06-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2001)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-08-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1999 and OCT-26-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-19-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-19-1999), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1995 and DEC-06-1996, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-1996)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • One other older monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.4%

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  53.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  15.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Severance, KS

Severance 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Severance travel time to work - commute


Severance mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (56%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (16%)
  • Wood (13%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Severance city (based on Doniphan County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 49.27%
Here49.3%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USACatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Community Church of Christ
Adherents19.4%17.6%16.5%8.7%8.0%
Congregations9.1%18.2%27.3%4.5%4.5%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents7.6%6.5%5.8%3.2%6.8%
Congregations4.5%4.5%4.5%4.5%18.2%
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: 5
This county:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Doniphan County:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Doniphan County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.9%
Kansas:

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

39.7%
Kansas:

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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$155
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$248
Sewerage 0$0 1$285
Water Supply 0$0 1$67
Totals for Government 0$0 4$755

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $11,000 ($118.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($64.52)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($32.26)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($32.26)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.75)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($53.76)
    General Support: $1,000 ($10.75)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($10.75)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($322.58)

6.70% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,131 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.70%
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 Buchanan County, MO  2.49% ($24,113 average AGI)
from Brown County, KS  0.49% ($33,429)
from Atchison County, KS  0.35% ($29,100)


6.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.41%
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 Buchanan County, MO  2.29% ($22,200 average AGI)
to Brown County, KS  0.56% ($27,500)
to Atchison County, KS  0.35% ($40,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Severance:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFEQ (680 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSFT (1550 AM; 5 kW; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE 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.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KKLO (1410 AM; 5 kW; LEAVENWORTH, KS; Owner: CHARA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAIR (1470 AM; 1 kW; ATCHISON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • KCSP (610 AM; 5 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: ENTERCOM KANSAS CITY LICENSE, LLC)
  • KCCV (760 AM; daytime; 6 kW; OVERLAND PARK, KS; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Severance:

  • KKJO-FM (105.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KAIR-FM (93.7 FM; HORTON, KS; Owner: KNZA INC.)
  • KSJQ (92.7 FM; SAVANNAH, MO; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KNZA (103.9 FM; HIAWATHA, KS; Owner: KNZA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Severance:

  • KQTV (Channel 2; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF THE MIDWEST, INC.)
  • KTAJ (Channel 16; ST. JOSEPH, MO; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SEVERANCE, Lat: 39.758889 Lon: -95.226667, Call Sign: WQHZ419
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.368 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/04/2007, Expiration Date: 12/04/2017, Certifier: Michael Mathews
    Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Ave, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2

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