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Population in 2012: 1,438 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.5%
 

Males: 742  (51.6%)
Females: 696  (48.4%)

Median resident age:  34.5 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip codes: 67144.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $56,900 (it was $41,875 in 2000)
Towanda:

$56,900
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $24,065

Towanda city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,334 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Towanda:

$82,334
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $76,097; Detached houses: $85,141; Mobile homes: $41,584

Median gross rent in 2012: $718.

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  • White alone - 1,366 (94.2%)
  • Hispanic - 39 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 23 (1.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.07%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Towanda: 81.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (21.1%), Irish (15.3%), United States (11.3%), English (6.6%), Dutch (4.2%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,940 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Towanda:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Towanda city:

  • Never married: 30.0%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.2%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Kansas:  5.9%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Towanda, Kansas as of May 22, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in Towanda to the number of sex offenders is 479 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,394 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,291 (1.9%)

Towanda satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (19.9 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (345.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Benton, KS (2.4 miles ), Augusta, KS (2.7 miles ), El Dorado, KS (2.8 miles ), Potwin, KS (3.2 miles ), Andover, KS (3.2 miles ), Leon, KS (3.7 miles ), Whitewater, KS (3.8 miles ), Bel Aire, KS (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $160,600
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $103,500
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $76,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $90,300
  • 2003: 8 buildings, average cost: $103,100
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $117,200
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $131,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $125,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $208,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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Latitude: 37.80 N, Longitude: 97.00 W

Area code: 316

Towanda household income distribution Towanda home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Towanda by Year
Type 2003 2005 2007 2008
Murders 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
Assaults 0201
per 100,000 0.0148.50.073.7
Burglaries 4847
per 100,000 297.8593.9291.8516.2
Thefts 671425
per 100,000 446.8519.71021.21843.7
Auto thefts 1000
per 100,000 74.50.00.00.0
Arson 0000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 309.4) 45.293.262.1126.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Towanda detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2008, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Kansas average:

2.67

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +42 (+3.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (35%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Towanda-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 182% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1991, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Towanda city center killed 17 people and injured 225 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/10/1958, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.9 miles away from the city center killed 15 people and injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Towanda-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 76.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 6.6 miles away from Towanda center
On 1/24/1991 at 05:00:26, a magnitude 3.0 (2.9 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butler County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 12, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Garner E. Shriver - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Towanda:

  • LAKEPOINT NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; AUGUSTA, KS)
  • AUGUSTA MEDICAL COMPLEX LTCU (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; AUGUSTA, KS)
  • LAKEPOINT NURSING AND REHAB CENTER OF EL DORADO (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; EL DORADO, KS)

Political contributions by individuals in Towanda, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Towanda:

  • Butler Community College (about 7 miles; El Dorado, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • Wichita State University (about 18 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 51 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 54 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Emporia State University (about 62 miles; Emporia, KS; FT enrollment: 4,068)
  • Northern Oklahoma College (about 80 miles; Tonkawa, OK; FT enrollment: 2,664)
  • Kansas State University (about 99 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)

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Public elementary/middle school in Towanda:

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Library in Towanda:

  • TOWANDA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $50,564; Location: 620 HIGHLAND; 14,825 books; 444 audio materials; 731 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Towanda: Towanda Police Department (A), Circle Unified School District 375 Police Department (B), Towanda Fire and Rescue (C), Towanda Public Library (D), The Museum in Towanda (E), Towanda City Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Towanda include: Towanda United Methodist Church (A), First Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Towanda Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Paradise Doll Museum Hospital & Crafts (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 119 South 6th Street), Towanda Area Historical Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 401 Main).

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.5. This is about average.
City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.312. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.312
U.S.:

0.334
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.3
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.4
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.82. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.82
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.22. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.22
U.S.:

9.39


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.8%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.8 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  75.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.3%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Towanda, KS

Towanda compared to Kansas state average:

Towanda, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with branches in Towanda (2011 data):

  • Towanda State Bank: at 400 Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2008/02/21: Bank assets: $9.2 mil, Deposits: $8.3 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Towanda travel time to work - commute


Towanda mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (82%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Towanda city (based on Butler County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 48.82%
Here48.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USASouthern Baptist ConventionChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Adherents22.7%15.2%14.5%14.0%8.9%
Congregations3.7%17.3%9.9%12.3%6.2%
NameChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristLutheran ChurchAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents3.2%2.8%2.4%2.3%13.9%
Congregations2.5%6.2%3.7%4.9%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: 7
Butler County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Butler County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 33
Here:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

28.5%
State:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Butler County:

9.3%
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 2$5,823$34,9380$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$2,550
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$255
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,270$31,6203$425
Firefighters 0$0 1$510
Streets and Highways 4$11,900$35,7000$0
Local Libraries 1$2,125$25,5001$850
Totals for Government 9$25,118$33,4918$4,590

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

  • Construction - Sewerage: $113,000 ($78.58)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($24.34)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $194,000 ($134.91)
    Police Protection: $153,000 ($106.40)
    Regular Highways: $133,000 ($92.49)
    Financial Administration: $106,000 ($73.71)
    Sewerage: $90,000 ($62.59)
    Parks & Recreation: $42,000 ($29.21)
    Fire Protection: $37,000 ($25.73)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $32,000 ($22.25)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($21.56)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($17.39)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($8.34)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($4.87)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($0.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($17.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $303,000 ($210.71)
    Parks & Recreation: $35,000 ($24.34)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($11.13)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($2.78)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($2.09)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.39)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.70)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $379,000 ($263.56)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $103,000 ($71.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $43,000 ($29.90)
    Parks & Recreation: $22,000 ($15.30)
    All Other: $4,000 ($2.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $110,000 ($76.50)
    Highways: $6,000 ($4.17)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $18,000 ($12.52)
    General Revenue, NEC: $16,000 ($11.13)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($0.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $232,000 ($161.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $42,000 ($29.21)
    General Support: $24,000 ($16.69)
    All Other: $15,000 ($10.43)
  • Tax - Property: $307,000 ($213.49)
    Total General Sales: $66,000 ($45.90)
    Public Utilities: $56,000 ($38.94)
    NEC: $48,000 ($33.38)

Towanda government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $676,000 ($470.10)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $112,000 ($77.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $751,000 ($522.25)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $37,000 ($25.73)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $456,000 ($317.11)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $50,000 ($34.77)

7.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($49,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.93%
Kansas average:

7.39%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($341 average AGI)
Butler County:

0.08%
Kansas average:

0.18%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sedgwick County, KS  3.79% ($51,024 average AGI)
from Sumner County, KS  0.18% ($28,026)
from Cowley County, KS  0.17% ($34,027)


8.01% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($39,023 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.01%
Kansas average:

7.67%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($250 average AGI)
Butler County:

0.07%
Kansas average:

0.08%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sedgwick County, KS  3.76% ($35,572 average AGI)
to Cowley County, KS  0.18% ($32,842)
to Johnson County, KS  0.17% ($39,108)

Strongest AM radio stations in Towanda:

  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KAHS (1360 AM; 1 kW; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: REUNION BROADCASTING L.L.C.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KNSS (1240 AM; 1 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Towanda:

  • KTLI (99.1 FM; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: ADONAI RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KFXJ (104.5 FM; AUGUSTA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KEYN-FM (103.7 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KYQQ (106.5 FM; ARKANSAS CITY, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRBB (97.9 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBZ (105.3 FM; HAYSVILLE, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KZSN (102.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICT-FM (95.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRZZ-FM (96.3 FM; DERBY, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKRD (107.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMUW (89.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KMXW (92.3 FM; NEWTON, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KBTL (88.1 FM; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: BUTLER COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KCFN (91.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KBDD (91.9 FM; WINFILED, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KDGS (93.9 FM; ANDOVER, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • K218DR (91.5 FM; BELLAIRE, KS; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Towanda:

  • KSNW (Channel 3; WICHITA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KTQW-LP (Channel 53; WICHITA, KS; Owner: KNOWLEDGE L.C.)
  • KSAS-TV (Channel 24; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KAKE-TV (Channel 10; WICHITA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KCTU-LP (Channel 55; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSMI-LP (Channel 51; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFVT-LP (Channel 40; WICHITA, KS; Owner: LOCKE SUPPLY CO.)
  • K59DA (Channel 59; WICHITA, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K15DD (Channel 15; WICHITA, KS; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)

Towanda fatal accident list:

Oct 31, 1998 08:49 AM, Sr-254, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 3
Oct 14, 1988 04:07 PM, K254, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • James E McDonald, 4330 Sw Fulton Road (Lat: 37.762917 Lon: -96.996806), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 5019058555, Aci.Wireless.Regulatory@alltel.Com, ONE ALLIED DRIVE B2F2-A
  • James E McDonald, 4330 Sw Fulton Road (Lat: 37.762917 Lon: -96.996806), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG
  • Edward G Roach, 2 Mi E Of Towanda On 61st N, 1/2 Mi N On 170th (Lat: 37.805278 Lon: -96.951944), Type: 152.1, Overall height: 146.3 m
    Registrant: 5619957670, Eroach@sbasite.Com, 5900 BROKEN SOUND PKWY NW
  • Jerri L Janjua, 4330 Sw Fulton Road (Lat: 37.762917 Lon: -96.996806), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG
  • Pamelia Y Hoof, 4330 Sw Fulton Road (Lat: 37.762917 Lon: -96.996806), Type: 60.6, Overall height: 59.4 m
    Registrant: 7707971070, Network.Regulatory@verizonwireless.Com, 1120 SANCTUARY PKWY #150 GASAREG
  • 2 Mi E Of Towanda On 61st N, 1/2 Mi N On 170th (Lat: 37.805278 Lon: -96.951944), Type: 152.1, Overall height: 146.3 m
    Registrant: 3162649356, , 1013 N. MAIN

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • On Gravel Rd S Of Hwy (Lat: 37.803083 Lon: -96.956972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 146 m, Overall height: 156 m, Call Sign: KNNW276
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/24/2011, Expiration Date: 06/06/2021, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 3 Mi S 7 Mi W Int Us 54 & 77 (Lat: 37.765861 Lon: -96.982250), Call Sign: KAX77, Licensee ID: L00005472
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.120 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/03/2002, Expiration Date: 07/27/2012, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2008
    Registrant: Kansas Turnpike Authority, 9401 E Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67207-1804, Phone: (316) 682-4537
  • 3 Mi S 7 Mi W Jct Us 54 & 77 (Lat: 37.765861 Lon: -96.982250), Call Sign: KBB37, Licensee ID: L00005472
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.910 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/06/2004, Expiration Date: 06/28/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2008
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, 9401 East Kellogg, Wichita, KS 67207-1804, Phone: (316) 682-4537
  • 130 S 3rd St (Lat: 37.796417 Lon: -97.004194), Call Sign: KKL556, Licensee ID: L00091285
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.2400 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/05/1997, Expiration Date: 10/06/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2002
    Registrant: City Of Towanda, 110 S 3rd St, Towanda, KS 67144, Phone: (316) 536-2243

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • 3.2 Km East Of Towanda, Ks (Lat: 37.803056 Lon: -96.956972), Structure height: 140.2 m, Overall height: 156.4 m, Call Sign: WHB988
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/1991, Expiration Date: 06/01/1998, Cancellation Date: 02/09/1995
    Registrant: Topeka License Subsidiary Corp., Wichita, KS 67201
  • 3.2 Km East Of Towanda, Ks (Lat: 37.803056 Lon: -96.956972), Structure height: 140.2 m, Overall height: 156.4 m, Call Sign: WHG307
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/1991, Expiration Date: 06/01/2006, Cancellation Date: 07/02/2003
    Registrant: Wiley, Rein & Fielding LLP, 1776 K Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 719-7145, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

4
  • 2 Miles East Of Towanda On Highway 254 (Lat: 37.803056 Lon: -96.956972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 152 m, Call Sign: KNKB596, Licensee ID: L00003714
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.840 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/21/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: Elizabeth A Phillips
    Registrant: Mobile Radio Communications, Inc., 1801 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: (816) 221-2720, Fax: (816) 556-9129, Email:
  • Towanda - P108 3.22 Km East Of Towanda (Lat: 37.803056 Lon: -96.957250), Overall height: 156.4 m, Call Sign: KNKK745
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.212 MHz, 931.687 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/28/2004, Certifier: Kenneth Goldstein
    Registrant: Alston & Bird LLP, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, North Building, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 756-3376, Fax: (202) 756-3333, Email:
  • 2 Miles East Of (Lat: 37.803056 Lon: -96.956972), Call Sign: KNKK745
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.212 MHz, 931.687 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/14/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 10/28/2004, Certifier: Kenneth Goldstein
    Registrant: Alston & Bird LLP, 601 Pennsylvania Ave., Nw, North Building, 10th Floor, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 756-3376, Fax: (202) 756-3333, Email:
  • On Gravel Road, South Of Hwy 2.8 Miles East Of (Lat: 37.803056 Lon: -96.956972), Overall height: 156.4 m, Call Sign: KNKO517
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.837 MHz, 931.062 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/28/2009, Expiration Date: 04/01/2019, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle
    Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, Nw, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Towanda)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 121GB , Serial Number: 17257308, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 10/11/1968
    Registrant (Corporation): Gam Enterprises LLC, 4344 Sw Lakeview Rd, Towanda, KS 67144
  • Aircraft: BRITTIAN SCOTT A SB-1 BABY LAKES (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 171SB , Serial Number: 001, Year manufactured: 1993, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/1993
    Registrant (Individual): Harris K Iii Butler, 11199 Sw 50th St, Towanda, KS 67144
  • Aircraft: BELLANCA 8KCAB (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 101 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 57390 , Serial Number: 83-73, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 04/24/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Mark E Beyer, 10252 Sw 40th St, Towanda, KS 67144
  • Aircraft: JOHNSON DONALD C SKYOTE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 64SK , Serial Number: 21, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 12/03/1984
    Registrant (Individual): Mark E Beyer, 10252 Sw 40th St, Towanda, KS 67144
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7239M , Serial Number: 55539, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1958
    Registrant (Individual): Steven P Pierce, 2083 Nw 9hio St Rd, Towanda, KS 67144
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 185C (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 125 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 725 , Serial Number: 185-0737, Year manufactured: 1964, Airworthiness Date: 10/24/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Harris K Iii Butler, 11199 Sw 50th St, Towanda, KS 67144
  • Aircraft: BURDETTE CUBY PA-11 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 85 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 99615 , Serial Number: HCB-2, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 11/14/1979
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Mark E Beyer, 10252 Sw 40th St, Towanda, KS 67144, Other Owners: Jared W Beyer



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$95,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2003 2002 2001

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0206.00

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 57
  • Hazardous Condition: 5
  • Service Call: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Towanda


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Towanda, KS

Most common first names in Towanda, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1277.5 years
James973.6 years
Mary981.7 years
George680.8 years
Gladys677.8 years
Charles673.5 years
Harold671.8 years
Helen675.0 years
Russell672.0 years
Anna487.8 years
Most common last names in Towanda, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Baker673.8 years
Johnson676.3 years
Corbin683.0 years
Jacobs588.0 years
Hull590.0 years
Morris580.1 years
Reed580.4 years
Starr588.4 years
Wilson573.2 years
Edmiston489.2 years

Towanda on our top lists:

  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Petroleum and coal products"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Transportation equipment"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Personal appearance workers"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Gordon R. Crook (2)
  • Gail R. Matheus (2)
  • Harris K. Butler, Iii (2)
  • Tracy A. Beehn (1)
  • Carl R. Swisher (1)
  • Harris Butler (1)
  • Leon Trammell (1)

Total of 10 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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