Simpson, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 79 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -30.7%
Males: 42  (53.4%)
Females: 37  (46.6%)
Median resident age:

55.7 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 67478

Estimated median household income in 2019: $49,919 (it was $25,938 in 2000)
Simpson:

$49,919
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $27,912 (it was $12,868 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $19,661 (it was $16,900 in 2000)
Simpson:

$19,661
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $79,823; detached houses: $79,829

Median gross rent in 2019: $532.

March 2019 cost of living index in Simpson: 76.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 13.8%
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  • Races in Simpson, KS (2019)
    • 5493.1%White alone
    • 35.2%Hispanic



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Simpson, Kansas as of June 30, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Simpson is 20 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (25.0%), Scotch-Irish (12.5%), American (8.3%), English (8.3%), Irish (8.3%), Swedish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1337 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 329 people per square mile   (very low).

Simpson, Kansas map

3 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America).

This city:

5.2%
Kansas:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $635 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $630 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (118.9 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (459.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Asherville, KS (1.7 miles),
Glasco, KS (2.3 miles ),
Beloit, KS (3.3 miles ),
Scottsville, KS (3.3 miles),
Delphos, KS (3.4 miles ),
Barnard, KS (3.8 miles),
Jamestown, KS (3.9 miles ),
Ada, KS (4.0 miles)

Latitude: 39.38 N, Longitude: 97.93 W

Area code: 785

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

Simpson satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

5.3%
Most common industries in Simpson, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (20.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.2%)
  • Machinery (8.2%)
  • Truck transportation (8.2%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.6%)
  • Machinery (14.6%)
  • Truck transportation (14.6%)
  • Nonmetallic mineral products (7.3%)
  • Public administration (7.3%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.3%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (37.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (25.0%)
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Simpson, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (19.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12.3%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.8%)
  • Financial managers (5.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (34.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (14.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14.6%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.9%)
  • Financial managers (4.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (25.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (15.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12.5%)
  • Registered nurses (9.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (9.4%)
  • Top executives (6.3%)
  • Financial managers (6.3%)

Average climate in Simpson, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Simpson-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/20/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Simpson city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/15/1992, a category F4 tornado 13.1 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Simpson-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 587% 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 211.9 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 274.1 miles away from Simpson center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from Simpson center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from Simpson center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 204.6 miles away from Simpson center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Mitchell County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Simpson topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Simpson:

  • THE NICOL HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GLASCO, KS)
  • NORTH CENTRAL KANSAS HHA (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; BELOIT, KS)
  • MITCHELL COUNTY HOSPITAL HEALTH SYSTEMS LTCU (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELOIT, KS)
  • HILLTOP LODGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; BELOIT, KS)
  • DELPHOS REST HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; DELPHOS, KS)
  • CHEYENNE LODGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; JAMESTOWN, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Simpson:

  • Kansas State University (about 74 miles; Manhattan, KS; Full-time enrollment: 20,703)
  • Barton County Community College (about 81 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 84 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 8,728)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 92 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Central Community College (about 107 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 111 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Emporia State University (about 116 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Mitchell County Rural Fire District 1 Simpson Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Simpson: Shanks Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Mitchell 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:

72.2%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.6%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 2.8% of all households

Banks with branches in Simpson (2011 data):

  • TriCentury Bank: Tricentury Bank at 305 East Front St, branch established on 1909/03/13. Info updated 2010/12/10: Bank assets: $4.0 mil, Deposits: $3.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Astra Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Simpson:

Marital status in Simpson, KS
  • Never married: 14.5%
  • Now married: 68.4%
  • Separated: 6.0%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

For population 25 years and over in Simpson:

  • High school or higher: 85.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Simpson, KS (based on Mitchell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,0103
Evangelical Protestant1,7388
Mainline Protestant1,30010
Other-1
None1,325-
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
Mitchell County:

4.77 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.5%
State:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

43.6%
Kansas:

46.3%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.0%
Kansas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Simpson:

7.6%
Kansas:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Simpson:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

30.4%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Simpson:

58.3%
Kansas:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Simpson:

73.6%
Kansas:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Simpson, 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 2$663
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,194
Totals for Government 0$0 3$1,857

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $20,000 ($253.16)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($189.87)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($101.27)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($50.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,000 ($113.92)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($101.27)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,000 ($12.66)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($12.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $14,000 ($177.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($37.97)
  • Tax - Property: $14,000 ($177.22)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,000 ($113.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($25.32)
    Other: $1,000 ($12.66)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $23,000 ($291.14)

3.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.83%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Strongest AM radio stations in Simpson:

  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVSV (1190 AM; 2 kW; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KNCK (1390 AM; 1 kW; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KYDZ (1180 AM; 25 kW; BELLEVUE, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Simpson:

  • KVSV-FM (105.5 FM; BELOIT, KS; Owner: MCGRATH PUBLISHING COMPANY)
  • KCKS (94.9 FM; CONCORDIA, KS; Owner: KNCK, INC.)
  • KHCD (89.5 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KAKA (88.5 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KCVS (91.7 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KILS (92.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Simpson:

  • KSNB-TV (Channel 4; SUPERIOR, NE; Owner: COLINS BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 105ft / 31.7mTotal length
  • $863,000Total costs
  • 4,535Total average daily traffic
  • 861Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,141Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Simpson, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Simpson, KS
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Simpson, KS
  • 92.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Simpson, KS
  • 80.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.0%Wood


Simpson 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.
  • 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 above 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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