Severance, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 94 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -13.0%
 
Males: 51  (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 (it was $13,690 in 2000)

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 2012: 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 (34.8%), German (19.6%), Irish (18.5%), Dutch (5.4%), Czech (2.2%), English (2.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 912 feet

Land area: 0.13 square miles.

Population density: 733 people per square mile   (low).

Severance, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Severance:

  • High school or higher: 70.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Severance city:

  • Never married: 20.6%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 4.8%
  • Widowed: 10.0%
  • Divorced: 18.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.9%
Kansas:  6.5%

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 June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

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

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Severance, Kansas average temperatures Severance, Kansas average precipitation Severance, Kansas humidity Severance, Kansas wind speed Severance, Kansas snowfall Severance, Kansas sunshine Severance, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Severance-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 105% 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 below Kansas state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 405.4 miles away from the city center
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 Severance 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 357.9 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 368.9 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 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 399.5 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 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: 3, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Severance topographic map

Birthplace of: Harry Chapman (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and 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)
  • ATCHISON SENIOR VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ATCHISON, KS)
  • ATCHISON HOSPITAL HH CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; ATCHISON, KS)
  • MEDICALODGES ATCHISON (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ATCHISON, KS)
  • ATCHISON HOSPITAL SNF/NF (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ATCHISON, KS)

Airports located in Severance:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Severance:

  • Highland Community College (about 7 miles; Highland, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,148)
  • Missouri Western State University (about 25 miles; Saint Joseph, MO; FT enrollment: 4,557)
  • Northwest Missouri State University (about 45 miles; Maryville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,946)
  • Grantham University (about 48 miles; Kansas City, MO; FT enrollment: 8,385)
  • Park University (about 51 miles; Parkville, MO; FT enrollment: 9,131)
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College (about 53 miles; Kansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 4,718)
  • University of Kansas (about 57 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 22,788)

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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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 100. This is worse than average.

City:

100
U.S.:

74

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.49. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.49
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 41.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

41.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 34.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.7
U.S.:

9.1
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

Severance 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 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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 (59%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Wood (9%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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%
Here: 49.3%
USA: 50.2%

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
Doniphan 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.
State:

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

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Doniphan County:

28.9%
Kansas:

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

39.7%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$80
Totals for Government 0$0 1$80

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

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $11,000 ($117.02)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,000 ($63.83)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $3,000 ($31.91)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($31.91)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $0 ($0.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($53.19)
    General Support: $1,000 ($10.64)
  • Tax - Property: $1,000 ($10.64)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $30,000 ($319.15)

5.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.30%
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 Buchanan County, MO  2.06% ($27,283 average AGI)
from Atchison County, KS  0.55% ($27,125)
from Brown County, KS  0.48% ($25,429)


6.13% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,311 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.13%
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 Buchanan County, MO  2.39% ($34,800 average AGI)
to Brown County, KS  0.44% ($33,385)

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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