Stark, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 71 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -33.0%
Males: 37  (52.4%)
Females: 34  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  34.5 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 66775

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,408 (it was $27,500 in 2000)
Stark:

$48,408
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,434 (it was $11,728 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $62,628 (it was $16,700 in 2000)
Stark:

$62,628
KS:

$129,700
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Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Stark: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (11.9%), United States (10.2%), English (6.8%), German (3.4%), Greek (3.4%), Polish (3.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1050 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 408 people per square mile   (low).

Stark, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Stark:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stark city:

  • Never married: 29.9%
  • Now married: 53.2%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $810 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,271 (1.5%)

Stark satellite photo by USGS

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

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

6.5%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +27 (+34.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (39%)
  • Other services, except public administration (28%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (24%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (28%)
  • Production occupations (28%)
  • Transportation occupations (22%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (18%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)

Average climate in Stark, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Stark-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 75% 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 slightly below Kansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 237.6 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 238.8 miles away from Stark center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 302.6 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 303.5 miles away from the city 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 310.1 miles away from Stark center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 221.6 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 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 Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stark topographic map

Hospitals and 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:

  • Allen County Community College (about 23 miles; Iola, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,089)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 32 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,838)
  • Missouri Southern State University (about 56 miles; Joplin, MO; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (about 59 miles; Miami, OK; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Crowder College (about 75 miles; Neosho, MO; FT enrollment: 3,675)
  • Baker University (about 76 miles; Baldwin City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,752)
  • Emporia State University (about 76 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,687)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 31.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 22.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.1
U.S.:

20.2
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.0%
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

Stark compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.5
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (46%)
  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,47514
Evangelical Protestant3,00021
Catholic2,5003
Black Protestant3092
Other1352
None7,093-
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
Neosho County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.62 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Neosho County:

29.3%
Kansas:

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

10.8%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 2$200
Sewerage 0$0 1$75
Totals for Government 0$0 3$275

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)

5.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,755 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
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 Allen County, KS  0.65% ($23,026 average AGI)
from Labette County, KS  0.55% ($27,545)
from Crawford County, KS  0.45% ($24,074)


6.00% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,188 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.00%
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 Allen County, KS  0.80% ($22,271 average AGI)
to Crawford County, KS  0.48% ($26,931)
to Labette County, KS  0.43% ($23,962)

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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