Towanda, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 1,454 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +8.7%
 
Males: 728  (50.1%)
Females: 726  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

33.9 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 67144.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,499 (it was $41,875 in 2000)
Towanda:

$54,499
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,286 (it was $17,815 in 2000)

Towanda city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $83,459 (it was $56,400 in 2000)
Towanda:

$83,459
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $128,549; detached houses: $143,969; mobile homes: $41,366

Median gross rent in 2019: $816.

March 2019 cost of living index in Towanda: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 6.9%

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  • Races in Towanda, KS (2019)
    • 1,26296.2%White alone
    • 211.6%Two or more races
    • 201.5%Hispanic
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 10 registered sex offenders living in Towanda, Kansas as of February 03, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Towanda is 139 to 1.


Crime rates in Towanda by year

Type

2007

2008

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(73.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(291.8)
7
(516.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(1,021)
25
(1,844)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index61.3124.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Towanda, KS

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:

2.64
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Ancestries: American (28.2%), German (19.2%), Irish (8.4%), English (6.5%), European (3.2%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1300 feet

Land area: 0.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,961 people per square mile   (low).

Towanda, Kansas map

5 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.4%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,497 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,746 (1.9%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.80 N, Longitude: 97.00 W

Area code: 316

Distribution of median household income in Towanda, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Towanda, KS in 2019
Towanda satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 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
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $247,500
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $99,100
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $280,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Towanda, KS residents
Average permit cost in Towanda, KS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Kansas:

5.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +42 (+3.2%).
Most common industries in Towanda, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (16.1%)
  • Educational services (11.9%)
  • Health care (8.3%)
  • Construction (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.7%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (22.1%)
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.1%)
  • Public administration (5.6%)
  • Petroleum & coal products (3.6%)
  • Truck transportation (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Health care (14.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Towanda, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Cashiers (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.9%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)

Average climate in Towanda, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Towanda, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.1. This is about average.

City:

67.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.252. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.252
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.77. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.77
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 24.6. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.6
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.16. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.16
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Towanda-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 90% 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 significantly above Kansas state average. It is 791% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.9 miles away from Towanda center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 157.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 130.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 125.3 miles away from Towanda center
On 11/30/2015 at 09:49:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Butler County (23) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 14, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Towanda topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • SUSAN B ALLEN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; EL DORADO, KS)
  • SUSAN B. ALLEN DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; EL DORADO, KS)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - EL DORADO (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; EL DORADO, KS)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF ANDOVER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ANDOVER, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Towanda:

  • Butler Community College (about 7 miles; El Dorado, KS; Full-time enrollment: 6,676)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 13 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 18 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Friends University (about 22 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Newman University (about 23 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 23 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 51 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 3,173)

Public high school in Towanda:

  • CIRCLE HIGH (Students: 511, Location: 905 MAIN, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Towanda:

  • CIRCLE TOWANDA ELEMENTARY (Location: 516 NORTH ST, Grades: PK-6)
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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Garner E. Shriver - Politician.

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Towanda:

Marital status in Towanda, KS
  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

For population 25 years and over in Towanda:

  • High school or higher: 96.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.1
Kansas average:

11.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Towanda
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Towanda, KS (based on Butler County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,59855
Mainline Protestant8,86626
Catholic7,8003
Other5714
None38,045-
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: 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
Butler County:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

8.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

28.5%
State:

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

9.3%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Towanda:

49.5%
State:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Towanda:

47.9%
Kansas:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.3
State:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Towanda:

22.9%
Kansas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.2%
Kansas:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Towanda:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Towanda:

38.4%
Kansas:

33.5%

General health condition:
Towanda:

57.1%
State:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Towanda:

78.6%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Towanda, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,497$38,9821$1,095
Sewerage 2$6,351$38,1060$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,222$26,6640$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,784$45,4080$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,095
Totals for Government 6$18,854$37,7082$2,190

Towanda government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $316,000 ($217.33)
    Police Protection: $172,000 ($118.29)
    Financial Administration: $171,000 ($117.61)
    Sewerage: $127,000 ($87.35)
    Solid Waste Management: $87,000 ($59.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000 ($59.15)
    Regular Highways: $82,000 ($56.40)
    General - Other: $55,000 ($37.83)
    Local Fire Protection: $52,000 ($35.76)
    Libraries: $45,000 ($30.95)
    Central Staff Services: $29,000 ($19.94)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000 ($13.76)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($4.81)
    Health - Other: $2,000 ($1.38)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $67,000 ($46.08)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $34,000 ($23.38)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($4.13)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $232,000 ($159.56)

Towanda government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $161,000 ($110.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $79,000 ($54.33)
    Other: $69,000 ($47.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($31.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $7,000 ($4.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $7,000 ($4.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $86,000 ($59.15)
    General Revenue - Other: $17,000 ($11.69)
    Fines and Forfeits: $10,000 ($6.88)
    Donations From Private Sources: $4,000 ($2.75)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($2.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $312,000 ($214.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($20.63)
  • Tax - Property: $415,000 ($285.42)
    Public Utilities Sales: $95,000 ($65.34)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $76,000 ($52.27)
    Other License: $11,000 ($7.57)

Towanda government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,091,000 ($1438.10)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,964,000 ($1350.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $127,000 ($87.35)

Towanda government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $133,000 ($91.47)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $33,000 ($22.70)

7.15% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($62,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Kansas average:

6.44%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sedgwick County, KS  3.60% ($62,716 average AGI)
from Cowley County, KS  0.16% ($50,921)
from Harvey County, KS  0.15% ($51,139)


7.35% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,555 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Kansas average:

7.12%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sedgwick County, KS  3.80% ($53,410 average AGI)
to Harvey County, KS  0.18% ($46,023)
to Cowley County, KS  0.10% ($31,696)

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 325ft / 98.9mTotal length
  • $4,341,000Total costs
  • 121,086Total average daily traffic
  • 20,114Total average daily truck traffic
  • 83,439Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Towanda, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 161950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Towanda, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Towanda)

FCC Registered Private 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, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast 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:

3
  • KS-TOWANDA-N, Sw Diamond Rd & Sw 10th St (Lat: 37.810333 Lon: -97.024694), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 61.3 m, Overall height: 64.1 m, Call Sign: WRHY520, Licensee ID: L01704672,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, 11565.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/14/2020, Expiration Date: 07/14/2030, Certifier: Derrick Brown, Registrant: Amg Technology Investment Group, 95 Parker Oaks Lane, Hudson Oaks, TX 76087, Phone: (855) 698-5465, Email:
  • 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: 05/21/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: Elizabeth A Phillips, Registrant: Mobile Radio Communications, Inc., 1925 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108, Phone: (816) 221-2720, Fax: (816) 556-9119, 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: 931.062 MHz, 931.837 MHz, Grant Date: 04/23/2019, Expiration Date: 04/01/2029, Certifier: J. Roy Pottle, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 1800 M Street, Nw, Suite 800n, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Towanda)
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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 29. The highest number of fires - 57 took place in 2006, and the least - 3 in 2012. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Towanda, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (68.5%), and Structure Fires (22.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Towanda, KS
    • 33968.5%Outside Fires
    • 11022.2%Structure Fires
    • 367.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 102.0%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Towanda, KS
  • 77.8%Utility gas
  • 22.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Towanda, KS
  • 68.5%Utility gas
  • 31.5%Electricity


Towanda compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
There are 12 pilots and 12 other airmen in this city.
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