WaKeeney, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 1,797 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.6%
 
Males: 887  (49.4%)
Females: 910  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  47.2 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip codes: 67672.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $41,049 (it was $28,945 in 2000)
WaKeeney:

$41,049
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,839 (it was $17,596 in 2000)

WaKeeney city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,709 (it was $49,200 in 2000)
WaKeeney:

$70,709
KS:

$129,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $559.

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  • Races in WaKeeney, KS (2010)

    WaKeeney races chart
    • 1,79396.3%White alone
    • 291.6%Hispanic
    • 150.8%Two or more races
    • 100.5%Black alone
    • 50.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%Other race alone
    • 20.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in WaKeeney: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.9%), Irish (8.6%), English (8.1%), Swedish (4.4%), United States (4.1%), Russian (2.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2465 feet

Land area: 1.71 square miles.

Population density: 1,051 people per square mile   (low).

WaKeeney,KS real estate house value index trend

WaKeeney, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in WaKeeney:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in WaKeeney city:

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 11.6%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

11 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.6%
Kansas:

5.0%



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in WaKeeney, Kansas as of August 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in WaKeeney to the number of sex offenders is 617 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,398 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $957 (1.6%)

WaKeeney satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (166.1 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (464.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Collyer, KS (3.6 miles) , Ellis, KS (4.3 miles ), Quinter, KS (4.4 miles ), Palco, KS (4.8 miles ), Hill City, KS (4.9 miles ), Morland, KS (5.0 miles) , Bogue, KS (5.0 miles) , Damar, KS (5.1 miles) .

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $400,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 39.02 N, Longitude: 99.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 785

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

3.2%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -247 (-11.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (12%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Wholesale trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (27%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in WaKeeney, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

WaKeeney-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 67% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/27/1951, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 0.4 miles away from the WaKeeney city center killed 5 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 5/23/2008, a category F4 tornado 22.7 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $3 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

WaKeeney-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 51% 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 180.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 378.3 miles away from WaKeeney 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 303.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/30/1991 at 22:07:44, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.6 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 162.6 miles away from WaKeeney center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.6 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 Trego County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
WaKeeney topographic map

Birthplace of: Steve Gotsche - Professional golfer.

Hospitals and medical centers in WaKeeney:

  • TREGO CO-LEMKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LTCU (320 N 13TH ST)
  • TREGO MANOR (320 SOUTH AVE)

airports located in WaKeeney:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to WaKeeney:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 31 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 76 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 124 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 126 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Central Community College (about 152 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Newman University (about 165 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Friends University (about 166 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)

Public high school in WaKeeney:

Public elementary/middle school in WaKeeney:

See full list of schools located in WaKeeney

Library in WaKeeney:

  • WAKEENEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $67,714; Location: 610 RUSSELL AVE.; 22,400 books; 368 audio materials; 785 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 63 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in WaKeeney: WaKeeney Kampgrounds of America (A), Wakeeney Speedway (B), Trego County Fairgrounds (C), Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 25 (D), Trego County Sheriff's Department (E), Kansas Highway Patrol Troop D - Trego (F), Trego County Courthouse (G), Wakeeney Police Department (H), Wakeeney Fire Department (I), Trego County Rural Fire Department Station 1 (J), Trego County Sheriff's Department Jail (K), Trego County Detention Center / Juvenile Detention Center (L), Trego County Emergency Medical Services (M), Trego County Health Department (N), Wakeeney Public Library (O), Trego County Museum (P), Wakeeney City Hall (Q), Trego County Senior Center (R), Trego County Fair Exhibit Building (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in WaKeeney include: WaKeeney United Methodist Church (A), Bethany Baptist Church (B), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (C), Harvestime Assembly of God Church (D), Immanuel Lutheran Church (E), WaKeeney Church of God (F), WaKeeney Presbyterian Church (G), Christ the King Catholic Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Trego County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.19
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 36.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.1
U.S.:

32.0
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 9.1%
(9.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.1% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  57.9%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
52 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
34 people in nursing homes in 2000

WaKeeney, Kansas environmental map by EPA

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Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for WaKeeney city (based on Trego County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant8616
Catholic6482
Evangelical Protestant4105
Other3-
None1,079-
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: 1
Trego County:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Trego County:

24.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

10.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Trego County:

28.8%
Kansas:

27.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

50.8%
Kansas:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
WaKeeney:

46.3%
Kansas:

45.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.9%
Kansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.0%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
WaKeeney:

36.0%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
WaKeeney:

55.2%
Kansas:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.2%
State:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of WaKeeney, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$8,194$49,1640$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$3,580
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$743
Police Protection - Officers 5$16,625$39,9000$0
Firefighters 0$0 3$985
Streets and Highways 5$10,216$24,5180$0
Airports 0$0 1$611
Parks and Recreation 1$2,010$24,1201$788
Water Supply 3$9,680$38,7200$0
Local Libraries 2$2,336$14,0164$619
Totals for Government 18$49,061$32,70720$7,326

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

  • Construction - General: $35,000 ($19.48)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $370,000 ($205.90)
    Police Protection: $258,000 ($143.57)
    Water Utilities: $226,000 ($125.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($56.20)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($43.96)
    Regular Highways: $59,000 ($32.83)
    Libraries: $50,000 ($27.82)
    Sewerage: $26,000 ($14.47)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($13.91)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $6,000 ($3.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $130,000 ($72.34)
    Water Utilities: $49,000 ($27.27)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($6.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $448,000 ($249.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($9.46)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $116,000 ($64.55)
    All Other: $10,000 ($5.56)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($2.23)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $230,000 ($127.99)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $48,000 ($26.71)
    General Revenue, NEC: $33,000 ($18.36)
    Rents: $12,000 ($6.68)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $337,000 ($187.53)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $98,000 ($54.54)
    All Other: $4,000 ($2.23)
  • Tax - Property: $547,000 ($304.40)
    Public Utilities: $79,000 ($43.96)
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000 ($8.90)
    NEC: $3,000 ($1.67)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $280,000 ($155.82)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $125,000 ($69.56)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $115,000 ($64.00)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $130,000 ($72.34)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $15,000 ($8.35)
    Other, NEC: $10,000 ($5.56)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $208,000 ($115.75)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $685,000 ($381.19)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($20.59)

6.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,816 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
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 Ellis County, KS  1.79% ($20,261 average AGI)


6.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($45,129 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.63%
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 Ellis County, KS  1.17% ($24,200 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in WaKeeney:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in WaKeeney:

  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KZNA (90.5 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC)
  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KHAZ (99.5 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • K207BP (89.3 FM; QUINTER, KS; Owner: GOVE COUNTY TRANSLATOR COMMITTEE)

TV broadcast stations around WaKeeney:

  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $338,000Total costs
  • 12,780Total average daily traffic
  • 4,260Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in WaKeeney)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in WaKeeney, KS)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KB0CIK, Grant Date: 04/12/1988, Expiration Date: 04/12/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2000, Registrant: John E Barr, Rt 1 Box 118, Wakeeney, KS 67672
  • Call Sign: KB0CKD, Grant Date: 04/19/1988, Expiration Date: 04/19/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2000, Registrant: Edwin J Weber, 100 N 8th St, Wakeeney, KS 67672
  • Call Sign: N0FBS, Licensee ID: L01329806, Grant Date: 10/23/2007, Expiration Date: 01/15/2018, Registrant: Andrew L Oldham, 117 N 8th St, Wakeeney, KS 67672
  • Call Sign: N0HSM, Licensee ID: L00308626, Grant Date: 12/19/2006, Expiration Date: 03/10/2017, Certifier: Brandon E Payne, Registrant: Brandon E Payne, 316 N 11th Street, Wakeeney, KS 67672
  • Call Sign: WJ0H, Licensee ID: L01346766, Grant Date: 11/30/2007, Expiration Date: 02/25/2018, Certifier: Gale E Scanlon, Registrant: Gale E Scanlon, 121 8th St, Wakeeney, KS 67672
  • Call Sign: KE7PLL, Licensee ID: L01335402, Grant Date: 10/24/2007, Expiration Date: 10/24/2017, Certifier: Naomi C Abbott, Registrant: Naomi C Abbott, Wakeeney, KS 67672

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 45
  • Hazardous Condition: 5

Incident types - WaKeeney

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (72%)
  • Electricity (28%)
Businesses in WaKeeney, KS
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
Econo Lodge1True Value1
McDonald's1UPS1

WaKeeney compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.

WaKeeney on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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