Severy, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 248 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -30.9%
Males: 111  (45.1%)
Females: 137  (54.9%)
Median resident age:  50.5 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67137.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,411 (it was $23,393 in 2000)
Severy:

$24,411
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,561 (it was $12,623 in 2000)

Severy city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $32,122 (it was $20,900 in 2000)
Severy:

$32,122
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $74,850; Detached houses: $45,558; Mobile homes: $152,364

Median gross rent in 2013: $534.

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  • Races in Severy, KS (2010)

    Severy races chart
    • 24895.8%White alone
    • 72.7%Two or more races
    • 20.8%American Indian alone
    • 10.4%Black alone
    • 10.4%Asian alone

Races in Severy detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Severy: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (21.9%), Irish (14.6%), English (10.4%), United States (9.7%), Swedish (5.9%), Dutch (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1120 feet

Land area: 0.50 square miles.

Population density: 491 people per square mile   (low).

Severy,KS real estate house value index trend

Severy, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Severy:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Severy city:

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 17.0%

7 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Severy, Kansas as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Severy to the number of sex offenders is 124 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,082 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $496 (1.8%)

Severy satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (60.9 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (335.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Climax, KS (2.6 miles) , Howard, KS (3.3 miles ), Fall River, KS (3.3 miles) , Eureka, KS (3.8 miles ), New Albany, KS (4.0 miles) , Elk Falls, KS (4.2 miles) , Moline, KS (4.3 miles ), Coyville, KS (4.3 miles) .

Latitude: 37.62 N, Longitude: 96.23 W

Area code: 620

Severy household income distribution Severy home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.4%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-1.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (37%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Educational services (2%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (26%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (36%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Severy: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Severy, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Severy-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 76% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/25/1955, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 31.0 miles away from the Severy city center killed 80 people and injured 273 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/26/1991, a category F5 tornado 40.0 miles away from the city center killed 17 people and injured 225 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Severy-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 70% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 205.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 145.2 miles away from Severy center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 258.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 279.9 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 280.8 miles away from Severy center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greenwood County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Severy topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Severy:

  • HOWARD TWILIGHT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HOWARD, KS)
  • GREENWOOD CO HOSP HOSPICE CARE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; EUREKA, KS)
  • EUREKA NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; EUREKA, KS)
  • PRAIRIE HILLS HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; EUREKA, KS)
  • GREENWOOD COUNTY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; EUREKA, KS)

Airports located in Severy:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Severy:

  • Butler Community College (about 39 miles; El Dorado, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,676)
  • Allen County Community College (about 51 miles; Iola, KS; FT enrollment: 2,089)
  • Emporia State University (about 55 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 56 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 59 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 60 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)
  • Friends University (about 63 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)

Public elementary/middle school in Severy:

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Notable locations in Severy: Severy Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 1 (A), Severy Fire Department (B), Severy Public Works (C), Severy Senior Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Severy include: Severy Baptist Church (A), Severy United Methodist Church (B), Severy Church of the Nazarene (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Greenwood County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.2%
(23.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 93.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  47.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Severy compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Severy (2011 data):

  • Home Bank and Trust Company: Severy Branch at 108 North Kansas Avenue, branch established on 1900/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $84.4 mil, Deposits: $72.1 mil, headquarters in Eureka, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Greenwood County Financial Services, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Kansas average:

11.3

Severy travel time to work - commute Severy mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • No fuel used (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Severy city (based on Greenwood County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,54615
Mainline Protestant1,41613
Catholic3503
Other21
None3,375-
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: 4
Greenwood County:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Greenwood County:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Greenwood County:

28.5%
Kansas:

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

12.5%
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 1$1,948$23,3767$375
Water Supply 1$2,221$26,6522$501
Totals for Government 2$4,169$25,0149$876

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $42,000 ($169.35)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($96.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $20,000 ($80.65)
    General - Other: $20,000 ($80.65)
    Fire Protection: $20,000 ($80.65)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($72.58)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($40.32)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.03)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $10,000 ($40.32)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($4.03)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $55,000 ($221.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($20.16)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($76.61)
    Sewerage: $12,000 ($48.39)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($4.03)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $10,000 ($40.32)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($16.13)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $41,000 ($165.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($44.35)
    General Support: $5,000 ($20.16)
  • Tax - Property: $38,000 ($153.23)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($40.32)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $111,000 ($447.58)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Water Utilities: $104,000 ($419.35)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $7,000 ($28.23)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $108,000 ($435.48)

6.18% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.18%
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 Lyon County, KS  1.11% ($33,630 average AGI)
from Butler County, KS  1.02% ($24,120)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.98% ($32,875)


6.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,618 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.91%
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 Butler County, KS  1.26% ($24,290 average AGI)
to Sedgwick County, KS  1.14% ($26,536)
to Lyon County, KS  0.65% ($19,375)

Strongest AM radio stations in Severy:

  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Severy:

  • KOTE (93.5 FM; EUREKA, KS; Owner: NEWWOOD PRODUCTIONS, L.P.)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KGGF-FM (104.1 FM; FREDONIA, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Severy)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Water Plant Hwy 99 E (Lat: 37.619472 Lon: -96.173889), Call Sign: WNFE509
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.262 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2005, Expiration Date: 12/13/2015
    Registrant: City Of Severy, 100 N. Kansas, Severy, KS 67137, Phone: (620) 736-2323, Fax: (620) 736-2349, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • SEVERY, 2 Km W Of W Jct Of K 99 & K 96 Hwys 2 Km N (Lat: 37.651111 Lon: -96.270278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WQEC782
    Assigned Frequencies: 6828.75 MHz, 6833.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2005, Expiration Date: 12/28/2015, Certifier: Edwin Geer
    Registrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Blvd, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5671, Fax: (703) 726-5594, Email:
  • Severy, Severy Site (Lat: 37.629472 Lon: -96.234889), Type: Tower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Call Sign: WQJG582
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 6044.03 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/02/2008, Expiration Date: 09/02/2018, Certifier: Richard A Ruhl
    Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • STATION, 4 Mi E And 1 Mi N Of (Lat: 37.633917 Lon: -96.156639), Overall height: 55.8 m, Call Sign: WCE933
    Assigned Frequencies: 1865.00 MHz, 1895.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/1997, Expiration Date: 03/30/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/09/1999
    Registrant: Phone: (913) 575-6424

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Severy

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Most common first names in Severy, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1780.7 years
Charles1181.9 years
Harold872.5 years
Mary779.0 years
Frank579.2 years
James575.6 years
William583.2 years
Albert476.3 years
Edith480.5 years
Mildred489.5 years
Most common last names in Severy, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Harper780.9 years
Hurt678.3 years
Stewart582.4 years
Boss481.0 years
Hilyard484.2 years
Henderson489.8 years
Johnson472.0 years
Knight460.0 years
Mitchell486.3 years
Smith472.5 years

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  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Business operations specialists"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Gasoline stations"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial managers"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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