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Population in 2012: 477 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -18.3%
 

Males: 242  (50.9%)
Females: 235  (49.1%)

Median resident age:  44.1 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 66869.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $25,250 (it was $30,192 in 2000)
Strong City:

$25,250
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,283

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $52,183 (it was $27,900 in 2000)
Strong City:

$52,183
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $54,615; Detached houses: $59,339; Townhouses or other attached units: $78,736; Mobile homes: $24,681; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $18,927

Median gross rent in 2012: $411.

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Strong City races chart
  • White alone - 467 (96.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (1.0%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.6%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Strong City: 79.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (39.2%), Irish (16.1%), English (6.6%), United States (5.6%), French (4.7%), Dutch (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1182 feet

Land area: 0.54 square miles.

Population density: 886 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Strong City:

  • High school or higher: 77.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Strong City city:

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 7.8%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Strong City, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Strong City to the number of sex offenders is 239 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,114 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $650 (1.6%)

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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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $102,400
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Latitude: 38.39 N, Longitude: 96.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 620

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -32 (-5.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (39%)
  • Construction (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Public administration (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (23%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (10%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Strong City-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 167% 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 significantly below Kansas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 98.1 miles away from Strong City center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Strong City:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Strong City, KS

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

  • Emporia State University (about 20 miles; Emporia, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,068)
  • Butler Community College (about 45 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Kansas State University (about 55 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Wichita State University (about 63 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Washburn University (about 64 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 79 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • University of Kansas (about 80 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)

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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: 450, Purch_groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-08-1998), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-1998)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JAN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-1998), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-02-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-02-1998), St Public Notif received (FEB-19-1998), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-13-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-1994 and JUN-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-08-1995), St Compliance achieved (JUN-29-1995)
  • One minor monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.2%
(26.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Strong City, KS

Strong City compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Strong City travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (87%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Strong City city (based on Chase County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.21%
Here52.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchSouthern Baptist ConventionPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents34.8%25.3%20.2%8.1%11.6%
Congregations41.7%8.3%8.3%8.3%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: 1
Here:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

7.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Chase County:

8.8%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
State:

27.9%

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 1$2,137$25,6440$0
Other Government Administration 1$1,911$22,9326$399
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$166
Streets and Highways 1$1,908$22,8960$0
Water Supply 2$4,021$24,1260$0
Totals for Government 5$9,977$23,9458$565

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $158,000 ($331.24)
    Water Utilities: $144,000 ($301.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $34,000 ($71.28)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($37.74)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($18.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($2.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $18,000 ($37.74)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $11,000 ($23.06)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($10.48)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $137,000 ($287.21)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($18.87)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($77.57)
    All Other: $9,000 ($18.87)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($10.48)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($8.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $160,000 ($335.43)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($37.74)
    General Support: $15,000 ($31.45)
  • Tax - Property: $76,000 ($159.33)
    Total General Sales: $28,000 ($58.70)
    Public Utilities: $20,000 ($41.93)
    NEC: $1,000 ($2.10)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $149,000 ($312.37)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $396,000 ($830.19)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $76,000 ($159.33)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $271,000 ($568.13)
    Water Utilities: $147,000 ($308.18)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $49,000 ($102.73)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($4.19)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $102,000 ($213.84)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($6.29)

6.43% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,269 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.



7.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,228 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.50%
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 Lyon County, KS  2.09% ($25,045 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"
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