For population 25 years and over in Valley Falls:
For population 15 years and over in Valley Falls city:
1 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $1,591 (2.0%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (24.3 miles , pop. 122,377).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (51.9 miles , pop. 441,545).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (443.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Ozawkie, KS (2.8 miles ), Nortonville, KS (2.9 miles ), Denison, KS (3.1 miles ), Winchester, KS (3.2 miles ), Oskaloosa, KS (3.4 miles ), Meriden, KS (3.5 miles ), Effingham, KS (3.6 miles ), Mayetta, KS (3.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 39.34 N, Longitude: 95.46 W
Area code: 785
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Crime rates in Valley Falls (2007):
Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-0.6%).
Work and jobs in Valley Falls: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Valley Falls, Kansas
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Valley Falls-area historical tornado activity is above Kansas state average. It is 210% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/8/1966, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the Valley Falls city center killed 16 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 5/19/1960, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.0 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 92 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Valley Falls-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 89.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 10.5 miles away from Valley Falls center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Fred Marsh - Baseball player, George M. Stafford - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal.
Hospitals/medical centers near Valley Falls:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Valley Falls:
Public high school in Valley Falls:
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Public elementary/middle school in Valley Falls:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Valley Falls and their reported violations in the past:JEFFERSON CO RWD 3 (Population served: 2030, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 11.5%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
3 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
58 people in nursing homes in 2000
11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
Valley Falls compared to Kansas state average:
Banks with branches in Valley Falls (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Valley Falls (based on Jefferson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.38%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Valley Falls government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,164 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
8.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,247 average adjusted gross income)
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:
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TV broadcast stations around Valley Falls:
Valley Falls fatal accident list:
Nov 29, 2008 09:43 PM, Linn St, 19th St, Lat: 39.333136, Lon: -95.465419, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Sep 25, 1991 11:05 PM, Linn, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 1, 1986 05:37 PM, K4, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 3
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Valley Falls)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:5
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Valley Falls)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Valley Falls, KS
Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.