Strong City, Kansas

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2013: 466 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.2%
 
Males: 229  (49.3%)
Females: 237  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  44.2 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 66869.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,163 (it was $30,192 in 2000)
Strong City:

$25,163
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $15,180 (it was $13,807 in 2000)

Strong City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $57,072 (it was $27,900 in 2000)
Strong City:

$57,072
KS:

$129,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $423.

  • Races in Strong City, KS (2010)

    Strong City races chart
    • 46796.3%White alone
    • 61.2%Two or more races
    • 51.0%Hispanic
    • 40.8%American Indian alone
    • 30.6%Black alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Strong City: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Strong City, KS forum
Recent posts about Strong City, Kansas on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. Strong City is mentioned 24 times on our forum:
Best nature walks in the state?  (6 replies)
Kansas pictures  (223 replies)
Tallgrass Prairie  (4 replies)
Best small town in KS? Why?  (96 replies)
Kansas gets a little ink in the New York Times!  (7 replies)
Moving cross country this fall, what is the most important thing/place we should visit on our way through KS?  (29 replies)

Latest news from Strong City, KS collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (36.3%), Irish (16.9%), English (8.3%), United States (7.4%), French (5.7%), Dutch (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 865 people per square mile   (low).

Strong City,KS real estate house value index trend

Strong City, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Strong City:

  • High school or higher: 78.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Strong City city:

  • Never married: 19.5%
  • Now married: 55.6%
  • Separated: 7.1%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

4 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.7%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Strong City, Kansas as of August 02, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Strong City to the number of sex offenders is 95 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,186 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $678 (1.5%)

Strong City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (63.9 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (65.4 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (387.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Cottonwood Falls, KS (1.4 miles ), Elmdale, KS (2.5 miles) , Dunlap, KS (3.9 miles) , Matfield Green, KS (4.0 miles) , Americus, KS (4.1 miles ), Cedar Point, KS (4.2 miles) , Wilsey, KS (4.3 miles) , Council Grove, KS (4.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $102,400

Latitude: 38.39 N, Longitude: 96.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 620

Strong City household income distribution Strong City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.1%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -32 (-5.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Manufacturing (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (12%)
  • Material moving occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Legal occupations (5%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Strong City, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Strong City-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.3 miles away from the Strong City city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.3 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Strong City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 158.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 263.1 miles away from Strong City 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 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 326.3 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 327.4 miles away from Strong City center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 124.7 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 Chase County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Strong City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Strong City:

  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - CHASE COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; COTTONWOOD FALLS, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Strong City:

  • Emporia State University (about 20 miles; Emporia, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,687)
  • Butler Community College (about 45 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Kansas State University (about 55 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 58 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 63 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Washburn University (about 64 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Friends University (about 68 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)

Public elementary/middle school in Strong City:

See full list of schools located in Strong City

Click to draw/clear city borders

Notable locations in Strong City: Strong City Town Hall (A), Chase County Rural Fire Department Strong City Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Strong City include: Grace Lutheran Church (A), Saint Anthony's Catholic Church (B), Strong City United Methodist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Prairie Fire Inn & Spa (301 East 7).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Strong City and their reported violations in the past:

CHASE CO RWD 1 (Population served: 369, Purch groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-12-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-16-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 27.3%
(27.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.7%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Strong City 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.
  • 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 below state average.

Banks with branches in Strong City (2011 data):

  • Cottonwood Valley Bank: Strong City Branch at 303 Cottonwood Street, branch established on 1984/11/29. Info updated 2012/03/30: Bank assets: $21.8 mil, Deposits: $19.0 mil, headquarters in Cedar Point, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Cedar Point Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Kansas average:

11.3

Strong City travel time to work - commute Strong City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (84%)
  • Electricity (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

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 Strong City city (based on Chase County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant6384
Catholic3901
Mainline Protestant3404
Other1-
None1,421-
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: 1
Chase County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Chase County:

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Chase County:

29.7%
Kansas:

27.9%
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 1$1,627$19,5240$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,143$25,7166$61
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$75
Fire - Other 0$0 1$25
Streets and Highways 1$2,710$32,5200$0
Water Supply 1$2,533$30,3960$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$886
Totals for Government 4$9,013$27,03910$1,047

Strong City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $158,000 ($339.06)
    Water Utilities: $144,000 ($309.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($72.96)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($38.63)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($19.31)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.15)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($38.63)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($23.61)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($10.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $137,000 ($293.99)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($19.31)

Strong City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($79.40)
    All Other: $9,000 ($19.31)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($10.73)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($8.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $160,000 ($343.35)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($38.63)
    General Support: $15,000 ($32.19)
  • Tax - Property: $76,000 ($163.09)
    Total General Sales: $28,000 ($60.09)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($42.92)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.15)

Strong City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $149,000 ($319.74)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $396,000 ($849.79)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $76,000 ($163.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $271,000 ($581.55)
    Water Utilities: $147,000 ($315.45)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $49,000 ($105.15)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($4.29)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $102,000 ($218.88)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($6.44)

5.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,625 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.59%
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  1.60% ($24,063 average AGI)


7.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,707 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
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 Lyon County, KS  2.35% ($50,125 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Strong City:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KVOE (1400 AM; 1 kW; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: EMPORIA RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Strong City:

  • KRWV (96.1 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: C & C CONSULTING, INC)
  • KANS (92.9 FM; OSAGE CITY, KS; Owner: C&C CONSULTING, INC.)
  • KNGM (91.9 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: CHRISTIAN ACTION TEAM, INC.)
  • KFFX (104.9 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: EMPORIA RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • KJRL (105.7 FM; HERINGTON, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KPOR (90.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KVOE-FM (101.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: EMPORIA RADIO STATIONS, INC.)
  • K280EK (103.9 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: CALVARY BIBLE COLLEGE)
  • K209CB (89.7 FM; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Strong City:

  • KETM-CA (Channel 17; EMPORIA, KS; Owner: MONTGOMERY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strong City fatal accident list:

Sep 29, 1998 05:00 PM, Us-50, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Sep 5, 1980 06:20 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA0AWT, Licensee ID: L01219017
    Grant Date: 11/30/2006, Expiration Date: 02/20/2017, Certifier: Dudley Doolittle Jr
    Registrant: Dudley Doolittle Jr, 501 S Cottonwood, Strong City, KS 66869

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Strong City, KS
Most common first names in Strong City, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1377.5 years
John1073.6 years
Charles1075.1 years
Alfred778.7 years
Mary780.4 years
James777.6 years
Anna686.0 years
Fred581.0 years
George581.4 years
Donald559.8 years
Most common last names in Strong City, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown877.9 years
Potter877.1 years
Bullock687.0 years
Roberts682.7 years
Stubenhofer679.0 years
Swift668.0 years
Cooper575.4 years
Blackmore575.6 years
Wiebrecht583.0 years
Bennett482.2 years

Businesses in Strong City, KS

  • True Value: 1

Strong City on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Leather and allied products"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Accountants and auditors"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Leather and allied products"
Cost of Living Calculator