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Population in 2012: 218 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -26.6%
Males: 107  (49.3%)
Females: 111  (50.7%)

Median resident age:  45.7 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67581.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,377 (it was $29,167 in 2000)
Sylvia:

$33,377
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,506

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $32,780 (it was $24,500 in 2000)
Sylvia:

$32,780
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $36,379; Detached houses: $36,379

Median gross rent in 2012: $250.

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  • White alone - 204 (93.6%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (5.0%)
  • Two or more races - 3 (1.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sylvia: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (27.0%), United States (20.8%), English (8.4%), Irish (5.8%), Dutch (1.3%), Italian (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1738 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 759 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Sylvia:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylvia city:

  • Never married: 13.1%
  • Now married: 72.5%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:  5.4%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Sylvia, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Sylvia to the number of sex offenders is 218 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $767 (2.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $488 (2.0%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (61.5 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (368.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Plevna, KS (2.3 miles) , Langdon, KS (2.9 miles) , Turon, KS (3.2 miles ), Stafford, KS (3.2 miles ), Abbyville, KS (3.3 miles) , Arlington, KS (3.6 miles ), Preston, KS (4.0 miles) , Hudson, KS (4.1 miles) .

Latitude: 37.96 N, Longitude: 98.41 W

Area code: 620

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.8%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (33%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (20%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Educational services (38%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (9%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (11%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Sylvia-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 210% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 24.9 miles away from the Sylvia city center killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/26/1991, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sylvia-area historical earthquake activity is below Kansas state average. It is 97% 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 76.8 miles away from the 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 91.6 miles away from Sylvia center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/14/1993 at 17:06:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Sylvia center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 79.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Reno County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Gary Banz - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Sylvia:

  • LEISURE HOMESTEAD ASSN (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; STAFFORD, KS)
  • LEISURE HOMESTEAD AT STAFFORD (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; STAFFORD, KS)
  • STAFFORD COUNTY HOSPITAL HHA (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; STAFFORD, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Sylvia, KS

Airports located in Sylvia:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sylvia:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 28 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 2,415)
  • Wichita State University (about 63 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Fort Hays State University (about 81 miles; Hays, KS; FT enrollment: 4,978)
  • Butler Community College (about 85 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 98 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 108 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Emporia State University (about 126 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)

Public elementary/middle school in Sylvia:

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Library in Sylvia:

  • SYLVIA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $8,546; Location: 121 S. MAIN; 3,080 books; 18 e-books; 49 audio materials; 171 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Sylvia: Stafford County Flour Mills Grain Elevator Number 3 (A), Reno County Fire District 6 - Sylvia (B), Sylvia Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sylvia include: Sylvia United Methodist Church (A), Sylvia Church of Christ (B), Pleasant Hill Church of the Nazarene (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.4%
(12.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  59.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sylvia, KS

Sylvia 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Sylvia travel time to work - commute


Sylvia mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (6%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sylvia city (based on Reno County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.38%
Here51.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Mennonite Church USASouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents19.5%17.1%7.4%6.2%5.1%
Congregations3.2%15.1%2.2%6.5%3.2%
NameInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurch of the NazarenePresbyterian Church (USA)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents4.8%4.7%4.4%4.4%26.5%
Congregations3.2%5.4%4.3%3.2%53.8%
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: 13
Reno County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 34
Reno County:

5.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

6.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.7%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Reno County:

28.9%
Kansas:

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

12.0%
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$160
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$810
Water Supply 1$2,700$32,4001$743
Totals for Government 1$2,700$32,4003$1,713

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $144,000 ($660.55)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($178.90)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($165.14)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($119.27)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($77.98)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($77.98)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($50.46)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($18.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($13.76)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($9.17)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,000 ($9.17)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($9.17)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($4.59)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $42,000 ($192.66)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($82.57)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($50.46)
    All Other: $2,000 ($9.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($100.92)
    Highways: $1,000 ($4.59)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($13.76)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($13.76)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.17)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $143,000 ($655.96)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($128.44)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($41.28)
    General Support: $3,000 ($13.76)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($105.50)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($18.35)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.59)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $116,000 ($532.11)

5.29% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($42,260 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.29%
Kansas average:

7.39%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($119 average AGI)
Reno County:

0.07%
Kansas average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.61% ($33,500 average AGI)
from McPherson County, KS  0.36% ($31,390)
from Rice County, KS  0.28% ($27,938)


5.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,395 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.91%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  1.03% ($34,599 average AGI)
to McPherson County, KS  0.28% ($36,359)
to Harvey County, KS  0.23% ($20,074)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sylvia:

  • KWLS (1290 AM; 5 kW; PRATT, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KWBW (1450 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sylvia:

  • KHMY (93.1 FM; PRATT, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGGG (94.7 FM; STERLING, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KHUT (102.9 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB-FM (104.3 FM; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCVW (94.3 FM; KINGMAN, KS; Owner: COMMUNITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKU (97.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA BROADCASTING, IN)
  • KXKU (106.1 FM; LYONS, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA B/CING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Sylvia:

  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KSNC (Channel 2; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: WG0Q, Licensee ID: L00502076
    Grant Date: 10/26/2007, Expiration Date: 01/12/2018
    Registrant: Robert D Haneke, 31619 W Longview Rd, Sylvia, KS 67581-9275
  • Call Sign: KC0LHI, Licensee ID: L00394932
    Grant Date: 06/02/2011, Expiration Date: 08/29/2021, Certifier: Travis W Haneke
    Registrant: Travis W Haneke, 31619 W Longview, Sylvia, KS 67581

FAA Registered Aircraft:

6
  • Aircraft: VASEY BOB RV3 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 13BV , Serial Number: 10013, Year manufactured: 2003, Airworthiness Date: 04/23/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Robert K Vasey, Po Box 157, Sylvia, KS 67581
  • Aircraft: BELLER RAINE MINI MAX (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 3163M , Serial Number: MAX 2005, Year manufactured: 1999, Airworthiness Date: 05/02/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas E Hall, 8309 S Brownlee Rd, Sylvia, KS 67581
  • Aircraft: VASEY 75 P51D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: FORD CONVERSION (60 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51BV , Serial Number: 7551-1, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1986
    Registrant (Individual): Robert K Vasey, Po Box 157, Sylvia, KS 67581
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 63180 , Serial Number: 15077158, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 08/25/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Thomas E Hall, 8309 S Brownlee Rd, Sylvia, KS 67581
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-20 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7672K , Serial Number: 20-493, Year manufactured: 1950, Airworthiness Date: 09/08/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Robert K Vasey, Po Box 157, Sylvia, KS 67581
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9666D , Serial Number: 22-6582, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 01/27/1959
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 33812 W Longview Rd, Sylvia, KS 67581



Most common first names in Sylvia, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
George1175.8 years
John1082.3 years
William681.3 years
James670.7 years
Carl575.6 years
Ethel584.0 years
Charles572.0 years
Walter581.6 years
Florence475.5 years
Ralph484.0 years
Most common last names in Sylvia, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Keesling686.8 years
Hall668.0 years
Marshall677.9 years
Miller682.3 years
Martin582.6 years
Shipler577.6 years
Hudson487.0 years
Harris480.7 years
Book482.2 years
Kreie476.5 years

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  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food preparation and serving related occupations:"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Physicians and surgeons"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Life and physical scientists"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and office occupations:"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
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