Wallace, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 61 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.0%
 
Males: 26  (43.1%)
Females: 35  (56.9%)
Median resident age:  49.6 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67761

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,597 (it was $13,125 in 2000)
Wallace:

$19,597
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,995 (it was $16,005 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $44,218 (it was $17,500 in 2000)
Wallace:

$44,218
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $40,682; Detached houses: $40,682
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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wallace: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (41.6%), Irish (25.8%), Swedish (12.4%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 3311 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 152 people per square mile   (very low).

Wallace, Kansas map

For population 25 years and over in Wallace:

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 12.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wallace city:

  • Never married: 8.3%
  • Now married: 69.2%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 14.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.8%)

Wallace satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pueblo, CO (169.7 miles , pop. 102,121).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (172.3 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (501.2 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Sharon Springs, KS (2.9 miles ), Weskan, KS (4.5 miles) , Winona, KS (4.6 miles ), Russell Springs, KS (4.7 miles) , Goodland, KS (5.5 miles ), Tribune, KS (5.6 miles ), Horace, KS (5.7 miles) , Leoti, KS (5.7 miles ).

Latitude: 38.91 N, Longitude: 101.59 W

Area code: 785

Wallace household income distribution Wallace home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

2.9%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -8 (-10.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (63%)
  • Public administration (38%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Educational services (55%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (27%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Wallace, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wallace-area historical tornado activity is below Kansas state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/19/1982, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Wallace city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/20/1958, a category F3 tornado 17.8 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wallace-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 221.5 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) earthquake occurred 318.5 miles away from Wallace center
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 174.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/3/2007 at 14:34:38, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.4 MW, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 220.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/5/2001 at 10:52:07, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.4 miles away from Wallace center
On 3/22/2004 at 12:09:56, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 227.9 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 Wallace County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Wallace:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY-PRAIRIE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SHARON SPRINGS, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wallace:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 122 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 159 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo (about 167 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,993)
  • Pueblo Community College (about 171 miles; Pueblo, CO; FT enrollment: 5,329)
  • Pikes Peak Community College (about 173 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 10,395)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (about 173 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 8,700)
  • Colorado College (about 175 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 2,199)

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Notable location: Wallace Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: FT Wallace Memorial Associates (Museums; 408 Plains), Rodeo Headquarters (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 408 Plains).

Wallace County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 0.0%
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  66.7%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Wallace compared to Kansas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wallace city (based on Wallace County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.49%
Here: 62.5%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic Church The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents33.9%21.6%10.2%9.8%24.6%
Congregations16.7%16.7%8.3%16.7%41.7%
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: 1
Wallace County:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 1
Wallace County:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1
Here:

6.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.3%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Wallace County:

29.2%
Kansas:

27.9%
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 0$0 1$50
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$200
Water Supply 0$0 1$400
Totals for Government 0$0 3$650

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($295.08)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($81.97)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($49.18)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($32.79)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($32.79)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($65.57)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $31,000 ($508.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $5,000 ($81.97)

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

  • Charges - All Other: $1,000 ($16.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,000 ($16.39)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($16.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $18,000 ($295.08)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($32.79)
    General Support: $2,000 ($32.79)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($245.90)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($16.39)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $59,000 ($967.21)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $56,000 ($918.03)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $3,000 ($49.18)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $77,000 ($1262.30)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,000 ($49.18)

5.87% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,879 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.87%
Kansas average:

6.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


6.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Kansas average:

6.89%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Strongest AM radio stations in Wallace:

  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLOE (730 AM; 1 kW; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KSIR (1010 AM; 25 kW; BRUSH, CO; Owner: JMS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KLMR (920 AM; 5 kW; LAMAR, CO; Owner: COMMONWEALTH LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wallace:

  • KKCI (102.5 FM; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWGB (97.9 FM; COLBY, KS; Owner: MELIA COMMUNICATIONS INC)

TV broadcast stations around Wallace:

  • KLBY (Channel 4; COLBY, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KBSL-TV (Channel 10; GOODLAND, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wallace)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Aei Mp423, 6.7 Mi E Sharon Springs (Lat: 38.903056 Lon: -101.628611), Type: Pole, Structure height: 2 m, Call Sign: WPMD529
    Assigned Frequencies: 911.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2003, Expiration Date: 06/10/2013, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 201 S 16th St Suite 305, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 280-7777, Fax: (402) 280-6565, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Cr & 2 1/2 Mi W 1 Mi N (Lat: 38.932500 Lon: -101.637389), Call Sign: WSF484, Licensee ID: L00033781
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.5200 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/30/1999, Expiration Date: 11/06/2004, Cancellation Date: 01/08/2005
    Registrant: Kenneth H Bieker, Hcr2 Box 21, Wallace, KS 67761, Phone: (913) 891-3787
  • .5 Mi S (Lat: 38.907222 Lon: -101.592667), Call Sign: WZS327, Licensee ID: L00068487
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.725 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/14/2004, Expiration Date: 05/31/2014
    Registrant: Bryan F Pearce, Box 86, Wallace, KS 67761, Phone: (785) 891-3587, Fax: (785) 891-3511, Email:
  • 1km N Of Wallace Ks (Lat: 38.923333 Lon: -101.593500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Overall height: 127 m, Call Sign: WPQY810
    Assigned Frequencies: 852.937 MHz, 853.650 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2005, Expiration Date: 12/05/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/12/2012, Certifier: Edwin D Geer
    Registrant: Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A., 12505 Park Potomac Avenue, 6th Floor, Potomac, MD 20854, Phone: (301) 230-5200
  • WALLACE, .5 Mi E Of Wallace (Lat: 38.912444 Lon: -101.584333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 38.1 m, Call Sign: WPUN536
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.740 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2012, Expiration Date: 04/02/2022, Certifier: Larry Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St So 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 955-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • WALLACE KS MAS, East Of Wallace Twsp. Up. Mp. 420.75 (Lat: 38.912500 Lon: -101.584000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 41.1 m, Call Sign: WPUV395
    Assigned Frequencies: 932.256 MHz, 941.256 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/01/2012, Expiration Date: 05/09/2022, Certifier: Brad G Zielie
    Registrant: Union Pacific Railroad Company, 1400 Douglas St Stop 0650, Omaha, NE 68179, Phone: (402) 544-6090, Fax: (402) 233-2025, Email:
  • Comp 4, 7 1/2 Miles E Ne Of (Lat: 38.952583 Lon: -101.474750), Type: Tower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Overall height: 83.8 m, Call Sign: WQBL385
    Assigned Frequencies: 6635.62 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/28/2004, Expiration Date: 10/28/2014, Certifier: William G Carter
    Registrant: Cheyenne Plains Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C., 2 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, Phone: (719) 520-4700, Fax: (719) 520-4318, Email:
  • WALLACE, 1 Km North Of Wallace, Ks (Lat: 38.923333 Lon: -101.593500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 126.5 m, Call Sign: WQLA714
    Assigned Frequencies: 6801.25 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/13/2009, Expiration Date: 11/13/2019, Certifier: Edwin D Geer
    Registrant: State Of Kansas, 700 Sw Harrison Street, Topeka, KS 66603-3754, Phone: (785) 296-3661, Fax: (785) 296-0999, Email:
  • WALLACE, Off County Road N26 (Lat: 38.917528 Lon: -101.590361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQPI595
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6063.80 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/30/2012, Expiration Date: 05/30/2022, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett
    Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1224 West Platte Avenue, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 542-3667, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: WA0VJR, Licensee ID: L00243078
    Grant Date: 09/21/2007, Expiration Date: 11/18/2017, Certifier: Ronald L Bussen
    Registrant: Ronald L Bussen, 221 Clark, Wallace, KS 67761

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 58949 , Serial Number: 18262420, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1973
    Registrant (Corporation): Sweat Ranch Inc, Route 2 Box 13, Wallace, KS 67761
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN G-164A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 98 mph), Engine: P&W R1340 SERIES (600 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7964 , Serial Number: 841, Year manufactured: 1971, Airworthiness Date: 08/27/1971
    Registrant (Individual): James L Bussen, Po Box 37, Wallace, KS 67761
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-260 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9162P , Serial Number: 24-4650, Year manufactured: 1966, Airworthiness Date: 01/11/1967
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Nathan B Brown, 112 Adobe, Wallace, KS 67761, Other Owners: Sara D Brown

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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