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Population in 2012: 69 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -38.9%
Males: 36  (53.5%)
Females: 33  (46.5%)

Median resident age:  55.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 66870

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,522 (it was $23,750 in 2000)
Virgil:

$21,522
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,449

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $18,688 (it was $11,400 in 2000)
Virgil:

$18,688
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $22,904; Detached houses: $21,724; Mobile homes: $42,363

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  • White alone - 68 (95.8%)
  • Two or more races - 2 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (1.4%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Virgil: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (50.0%), Irish (32.1%), United States (10.7%), Swiss (7.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 0.55 square miles.

Population density: 125 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Virgil:

  • High school or higher: 60.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 20.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Virgil city:

  • Never married: 16.7%
  • Now married: 42.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 31.0%
  • Divorced: 9.5%

3 residents are foreign born (2.7% Latin America).

This city:  2.7%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $550 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $436 (2.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (75.1 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (361.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Hamilton, KS (2.9 miles ), Gridley, KS (3.3 miles ), Madison, KS (3.5 miles ), Toronto, KS (3.6 miles ), Yates Center, KS (4.1 miles ), Eureka, KS (4.3 miles ), Burlington, KS (4.5 miles ), Olpe, KS (4.6 miles ).

Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 96.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 620

Virgil household income distribution Virgil home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.1%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +22 (+24.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (100%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)
  • Retail trade (71%)
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (0%)


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Tornado activity:

Virgil-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1956, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the Virgil city center killed 2 people and injured 29 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 42.7 miles away from the city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Virgil-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Kansas state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/24/2001 at 14:02:35, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 57.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Greenwood County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, 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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Political contributions by individuals in Virgil, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Virgil:

  • Emporia State University (about 32 miles; Emporia, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,068)
  • Butler Community College (about 49 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)
  • Wichita State University (about 73 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Washburn University (about 75 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 4,484)
  • University of Kansas (about 80 miles; Lawrence, KS; FT enrollment: 24,411)
  • Pittsburg State University (about 83 miles; Pittsburg, KS; FT enrollment: 6,143)
  • Cowley County Community College (about 86 miles; Arkansas City, KS; FT enrollment: 2,028)

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Notable locations in Virgil: Virgil Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Woodson County Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 2 (B), Virgil Volunteer Fire Department (C), Virgil City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Greenwood 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: 14.0%
(14.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.0 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.0%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.9%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.9% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Virgil, KS

Virgil compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above 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.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Virgil travel time to work - commute


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Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (66%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Utility gas (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Virgil city (based on Greenwood County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.22%
Here62.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Southern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents22.9%16.1%15.3%8.4%7.3%
Congregations27.3%6.1%12.1%9.1%3.0%
NameUnited Church of Christ The Wesleyan ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchOther
Adherents6.3%5.2%4.7%2.0%11.8%
Congregations3.0%3.0%6.1%3.0%27.3%
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: 4
This county:

5.71 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Greenwood County:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
This county:

7.14 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Greenwood County:

11.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.8%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.5%
Kansas:

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

12.5%
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$130
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$467
Firefighters 0$0 1$127
Water Supply 0$0 1$530
Totals for Government 0$0 9$1,254

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $19,000 ($275.36)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($173.91)
    Regular Highways: $8,000 ($115.94)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($115.94)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($173.91)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,000 ($14.49)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $12,000 ($173.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,000 ($43.48)
    General Support: $2,000 ($28.99)
  • Tax - Property: $18,000 ($260.87)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($14.49)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $39,000 ($565.22)

6.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,656 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Kansas average:

7.39%

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:
from Sedgwick County, KS  1.14% ($33,000 average AGI)
from Butler County, KS  0.73% ($31,167)
from Lyon County, KS  0.69% ($21,176)


9.07% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.07%
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 Butler County, KS  1.42% ($32,667 average AGI)
to Lyon County, KS  1.30% ($26,758)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.91% ($37,435)

Strongest AM radio stations in Virgil:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKOW (860 AM; 10 kW; PITTSBURG, KS; Owner: AMERICAN MEDIA INVESTMENTS)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KTBZ (1430 AM; 25 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KMUS (1380 AM; 20 kW; MUSKOGEE, OK; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCMO (710 AM; 10 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA KANSAS CITY PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Virgil:

  • KOTE (93.5 FM; EUREKA, KS; Owner: NEWWOOD PRODUCTIONS, L.P.)
  • KSNP (97.7 FM; BURLINGTON, KS; Owner: SOUTHEAST KANSAS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Edwin D Geer, 5 Km W 0.2 Km S (Lat: 37.991944 Lon: -96.066389), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, , 700 SW HARRISON, 7TH FLOOR
  • 5 Km W 0.2 Km S (Lat: 37.991944 Lon: -96.066389), Type: 126.5, Overall height: 121.9 m
    Registrant: 7852963661, , DSOB, BUREAU OF CONST. & MAINT.

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .1 Mi N Of Inter Of Main & Santa Fe (Lat: 37.983917 Lon: -96.009167), Type: Pole, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WPRT458, Licensee ID: L01084482
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.275 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/2005, Expiration Date: 01/22/2016, Certifier: Flossie Winterscheid
    Registrant: Flossie Winterscheid, 107 N Main St, Virgil, KS 66870, Phone: (316) 678-3659

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • VIRGIL, 5 Km W 0.2 Km S (Lat: 37.991944 Lon: -96.066389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WQEC780
    Assigned Frequencies: 6673.75 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/28/2005, Expiration Date: 12/28/2015, Certifier: Edwin Geer
    Registrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Blvd, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5671, Fax: (703) 726-5594, Email:


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14

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