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Population in 2012: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.0%
Males: 39  (55.2%)
Females: 32  (44.8%)

Median resident age:  54.3 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66775

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,869 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Stark:

$42,869
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,615

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,742 (it was $16,700 in 2000)
Stark:

$35,742
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $67,541; Detached houses: $68,848; Townhouses or other attached units: $14,263; Mobile homes: $92,711
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stark: 76.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Recent posts about Stark, Kansas on our local forum with over 1,500,000 registered users. Stark is mentioned 18 times on our forum:
Possible Move to Eastern Kansas  (6 replies)
Anybody from Chanute, Kansas?  (18 replies)

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Ancestries: Irish (11.8%), Swedish (7.8%), United States (5.9%), English (3.9%), German (3.9%), Polish (3.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 408 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Stark:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stark city:

  • Never married: 39.2%
  • Now married: 51.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $833 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $575 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Olathe, KS (84.4 miles , pop. 92,962).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (101.1 miles , pop. 441,545).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (350.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Savonburg, KS (2.0 miles) , Walnut, KS (2.7 miles ), Elsmore, KS (2.7 miles) , Hepler, KS (3.1 miles) , Erie, KS (3.2 miles ), St. Paul, KS (3.5 miles ), Uniontown, KS (3.8 miles ), Bronson, KS (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 37.69 N, Longitude: 95.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 620

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.8%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+34.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (48%)
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Finance and insurance (33%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (23%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (10%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (19%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (14%)
  • Secondary school teachers (14%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (14%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (10%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (10%)


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Tornado activity:

Stark-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 161% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Stark city center killed 4 people and injured 30 people and caused $20 million in damages.

On 2/28/2007, a category F4 tornado 30.6 miles away from the city center .

Earthquake activity:

Stark-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Neosho County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Stark:

  • ARKHAVEN AT ERIE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ERIE, KS)
  • PRAIRIE MISSION RETIREMENT VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SAINT PAUL, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stark:

  • Pittsburg State University (about 32 miles; Pittsburg, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,143)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 56 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,115)
  • Crowder College (about 75 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 2,111)
  • Emporia State University (about 76 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • University of Kansas (about 88 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)
  • Johnson County Community College (about 89 miles; Overland Park, KS; FT enrollment: 7,433)
  • Metropolitan Community College-Longview (about 93 miles; Lees Summit, MO; FT enrollment: 2,917)

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Notable locations in Stark: Stark Wastewater Plant (A), Stark Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Stark include: Stark United Methodist Church (A), Stark Friends Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Neosho County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 16.9. This is significantly better than average.
City:

16.9
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.2
U.S.:

22.1


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.1%

Average household size:
This city:  1.9 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.1%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.7%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Stark, KS

Stark compared to Kansas 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Stark (2011 data):

  • Bank of Commerce: Stark Branch at 102 W Main Street, branch established on 1991/07/01. Info updated 2010/03/08: Bank assets: $166.7 mil, Deposits: $150.4 mil, headquarters in Chanute, KS, positive income, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Southeast Bancshares, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

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Religion statistics for Stark city (based on Neosho County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.42%
Here58.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of Christ
Adherents24.8%18.2%12.3%10.8%5.7%
Congregations8.3%22.2%8.3%5.6%8.3%
NameAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchLDS (Mormon) ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents5.3%5.3%3.3%3.2%11.3%
Congregations2.8%5.6%2.8%2.8%33.3%
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: 4
This county:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Neosho County:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 14
Neosho County:

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.3%
Kansas:

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

10.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$61
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$57
Firefighters 0$0 3$29
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$140
Totals for Government 0$0 6$287

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($70.42)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($70.42)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($56.34)
    Fire Protection: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($42.25)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($42.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,000 ($28.17)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $10,000 ($140.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,000 ($70.42)
    All Other: $2,000 ($28.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $3,000 ($42.25)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($42.25)
    All Other: $2,000 ($28.17)
    General Support: $1,000 ($14.08)
  • Tax - Property: $5,000 ($70.42)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($14.08)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $6,000 ($84.51)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,000 ($56.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $2,000 ($28.17)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $40,000 ($563.38)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $2,000 ($28.17)

5.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,491 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
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 Allen County, KS  0.69% ($24,500 average AGI)
from Wilson County, KS  0.67% ($21,744)
from Labette County, KS  0.36% ($22,762)


7.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,563 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
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 Wilson County, KS  0.60% ($22,629 average AGI)
to Allen County, KS  0.56% ($20,485)
to Labette County, KS  0.54% ($20,813)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stark:

  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMBH (1560 AM; 10 kW; JOPLIN, MO)
  • KKOY (1460 AM; 1 kW; CHANUTE, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOCR (1310 AM; 5 kW; JOPLIN, MO; Owner: OZARK CHRISTIAN COLLEGE)
  • KBTN (1420 AM; 10 kW; NEOSHO, MO; Owner: PETRACOM OF JOPLIN, L.L.C.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KKLL (1100 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WEBB CITY, MO; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stark:

  • KRPS (89.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KKOW-FM (96.9 FM; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • KBJQ (88.3 FM; BRONSON, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KIKS-FM (101.5 FM; IOLA, KS; Owner: IOLA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KVCY (104.7 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)
  • KOMB (103.9 FM; FORT SCOTT, KS; Owner: FORT SCOTT BROADCCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KINZ (95.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, KS; Owner: SUTCLIFFE COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KBZI (100.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MO; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS INC)
  • KSEK-FM (99.1 FM; GIRARD, KS; Owner: INNOVATIVE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KKOY-FM (105.5 FM; CHANUTE, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Stark:

  • KOAM-TV (Channel 7; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: SAGA QUAD STATES COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

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