Sylvia, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 215 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -27.6%
Males: 102  (47.7%)
Females: 113  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  37.5 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67581.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,410 (it was $29,167 in 2000)
Sylvia:

$36,410
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,376 (it was $17,322 in 2000)

Sylvia city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $36,263 (it was $24,500 in 2000)
Sylvia:

$36,263
KS:

$129,700

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $41,742; Detached houses: $41,813

Median gross rent in 2013: $362.

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  • Races in Sylvia, KS (2010)

    Sylvia races chart
    • 20493.6%White alone
    • 115.0%Hispanic
    • 31.4%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Sylvia: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.3%), United States (10.0%), English (8.4%), Irish (5.2%), Polish (2.0%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1738 feet

Land area: 0.29 square miles.

Population density: 749 people per square mile   (low).

Sylvia, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Sylvia:

  • High school or higher: 84.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.4%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sylvia city:

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 63.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 3.0%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $907 (2.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $551 (1.7%)

Sylvia satellite photo by USGS

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

Sylvia household income distribution Sylvia home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Other services, except public administration (32%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Manufacturing (2%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Information (3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (16%)
  • Community and social service occupations (14%)
  • Material moving occupations (14%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (36%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (12%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Sylvia, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Sylvia-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 109% 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 near Kansas state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 161.2 miles away from the city center
On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.8 miles away from Sylvia center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 365.7 miles away from the 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 253.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 356.5 miles away from Sylvia center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 219.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Sylvia topographic map

Birthplace of: Gary Banz - Politician.

Hospitals and 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)
  • STAFFORD DISTRICT HOSPITAL #4 (Hospital, about 11 miles away; STAFFORD, 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: 4,174)
  • Barton County Community College (about 36 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Newman University (about 60 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 61 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 61 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Wichita State University (about 63 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 67 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)

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 2013: 22.8%
(21.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Hispanic or Latino 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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,40872
Mainline Protestant9,10728
Catholic7,0004
Other1,0036
Black Protestant6173
None30,376-
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: 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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.3%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Sylvia:

49.7%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Sylvia:

29.1
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.7%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Sylvia:

13.9%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Sylvia:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Sylvia:

35.8%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

57.2%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.7%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Sylvia, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,362$28,3442$675
Water Supply 2$9,585$57,5100$0
Totals for Government 3$11,947$47,7882$675

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $144,000 ($669.77)
    Central Staff Services: $39,000 ($181.40)
    General - Other: $36,000 ($167.44)
    Water Utilities: $26,000 ($120.93)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($79.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($79.07)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($51.16)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($18.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($13.95)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($9.30)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $2,000 ($9.30)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($9.30)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($4.65)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $42,000 ($195.35)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $18,000 ($83.72)
    Sewerage: $11,000 ($51.16)
    All Other: $2,000 ($9.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($102.33)
    Highways: $1,000 ($4.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Property Sale Other: $3,000 ($13.95)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($13.95)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($9.30)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $143,000 ($665.12)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($130.23)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $9,000 ($41.86)
    General Support: $3,000 ($13.95)
  • Tax - Property: $23,000 ($106.98)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($18.60)
    NEC: $1,000 ($4.65)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $116,000 ($539.53)

4.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,412 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  0.82% ($33,117 average AGI)
from McPherson County, KS  0.28% ($32,015)
from Harvey County, KS  0.26% ($26,365)


5.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.35%
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 Sedgwick County, KS  0.99% ($28,975 average AGI)
to McPherson County, KS  0.24% ($29,017)
to Rice County, KS  0.24% ($26,458)

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.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $250,000Total costs
  • 529Total average daily traffic
  • 32Total average daily truck traffic
  • 529Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Jim O'Dowd, West 50 Highway (Lat: 37.969361 Lon: -98.416694), Type: 111.2, Structure height: 20155 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg
  • Sharon Yeager, West 50 Highway (Lat: 37.969361 Lon: -98.416694), Type: 111.2, Structure height: 20155 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg
  • Jim O'Dowd, West 50 Highway (Lat: 37.969361 Lon: -98.416694), Type: 111.2, Structure height: 20155 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg
  • Mikhail Raznobriadsev, West 50 Highway (Lat: 37.969361 Lon: -98.416694), Type: 111.2, Structure height: 20155 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY, #150 GASA5REG Ste 1-50 Gasa5reg
  • Gina Cacciatore, West 50 Highway (Lat: 37.969361 Lon: -98.416694), Type: 111.2, Structure height: 20155 m, Overall height: 106.6 m, Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 -Mcgasa5reg

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:

5
  • 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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (7%)

Sylvia compared to Kansas 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.
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