Wilsey, Kansas

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Population in 2014: 148 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.5%
 
Males: 71  (48.3%)
Females: 77  (51.7%)
Median resident age:  51.9 years
Kansas median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 66873

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,173 (it was $29,688 in 2000)
Wilsey:

$37,173
KS:

$54,935

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $22,196 (it was $10,781 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $41,232 (it was $24,500 in 2000)
Wilsey:

$41,232
KS:

$144,900

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $53,693; Detached houses: $58,590; Mobile homes: $22,388

Median gross rent in 2016: $534.

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  • Races in Wilsey, KS (2010)

    Wilsey races chart
    • 13487.6%White alone
    • 117.2%Hispanic
    • 42.6%Black alone
    • 32.0%Two or more races
    • 10.7%American Indian alone
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wilsey: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (21.0%), German (14.5%), American (8.1%), Dutch (6.5%), Swedish (4.8%), Irish (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1510 feet

Land area: 0.27 square miles.

Population density: 540 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Wilsey:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wilsey city:

  • Never married: 22.2%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 15.2%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.6%
Kansas:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $845 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $614 (1.5%)

Wilsey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Topeka, KS (60.0 miles , pop. 122,377).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Wichita, KS (74.7 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (403.8 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Parkerville, KS (3.0 miles) , Council Grove, KS (3.2 miles ), White City, KS (3.4 miles ), Latimer, KS (3.4 miles) , Herington, KS (3.8 miles ), Dwight, KS (3.9 miles ), Lost Springs, KS (4.0 miles) , Dunlap, KS (4.2 miles) .

Latitude: 38.64 N, Longitude: 96.68 W

Area code: 785

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

3.9%
Kansas:

3.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +34 (+21.7%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (41%)
  • Construction (28%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (3%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (54%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (38%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (25%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (3%)
  • Community and social service occupations (3%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (38%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)

Average climate in Wilsey, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wilsey-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 80% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.6 miles away from the Wilsey city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/8/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.9 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 177 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wilsey-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 164.5 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 265.2 miles away from Wilsey center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 275.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 343.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 344.2 miles away from Wilsey center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 136.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Morris County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wilsey topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wilsey:

  • COUNCIL GROVE HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COUNCIL GROVE, KS)
  • MEADOWBROOK MANOR OF COUNCIL GROVE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; COUNCIL GROVE, KS)
  • MORRIS COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; COUNCIL GROVE, KS)
  • HERINGTON MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 15 miles away; HERINGTON, KS)
  • MEDICALODGES HERINGTON (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HERINGTON, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wilsey:

  • Emporia State University (about 32 miles; Emporia, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,687)
  • Kansas State University (about 39 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Butler Community College (about 59 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)
  • Washburn University (about 60 miles; Topeka, KS; FT enrollment: 5,092)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 68 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 73 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Friends University (about 77 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)

Library in Wilsey:

  • ELM CREEK TOWNSHIP LIBRARY (Operating income: $6,717; Location: 213 NORTH 5TH ST.; 7,078 books; 34 audio materials; 46 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases)

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Notable locations in Wilsey: Wilsey Fire Department (A), Elm Creek Township Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wilsey include: Wilsey United Methodist Church (A), Wilsey Christian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Morris 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 2016: 21.7%
(23.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.2%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

4.7
Kansas average:

11.2

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wilsey city (based on Morris County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,57211
Evangelical Protestant9497
Catholic9001
None2,502-
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: 2
Morris County:

3.36 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Morris County:

3.36 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

11.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.2%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Morris County:

28.7%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wilsey:

50.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wilsey:

46.1%
State:

45.1%

Average BMI:
Wilsey:

29.0
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

23.5%
State:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wilsey:

7.6%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wilsey:

32.6%
Kansas:

33.6%

General health condition:
Here:

57.5%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

75.3%
Kansas:

78.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wilsey, 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 0$0 1$450
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,526
Sewerage 0$0 1$600
Water Supply 1$2,400$28,8000$0
Totals for Government 1$2,400$28,8009$2,576

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $18,000 ($121.62)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($40.54)
    Sewerage: $4,000 ($27.03)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $13,000 ($87.84)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,000 ($47.30)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $7,000 ($47.30)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($6.76)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $5,000 ($33.78)
    General Support: $2,000 ($13.51)
  • Tax - Property: $13,000 ($87.84)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($13.51)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $37,000 ($250.00)

6.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($37,281 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
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 Geary County, KS  0.80% ($37,722 average AGI)
from Riley County, KS  0.67% ($29,400)
from Lyon County, KS  0.49% ($44,000)


7.31% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,976 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.31%
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 Riley County, KS  0.89% ($25,550 average AGI)
to Geary County, KS  0.58% ($22,385)
to Lyon County, KS  0.44% ($31,700)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wilsey:

  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIBW (580 AM; 5 kW; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KKHK (1250 AM; 25 kW; KANSAS CITY, KS)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KGGF (690 AM; 10 kW; COFFEYVILLE, KS; Owner: KGGF-KUSN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wilsey:

  • KJRL (105.7 FM; HERINGTON, KS; Owner: GREAT PLAINS CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC)
  • KBLS (102.5 FM; NORTH FORT RILEY, KS; Owner: EBC, INC.)
  • KJCK-FM (97.5 FM; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: PLATINUM BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIBW-FM (94.5 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KMAJ-FM (107.7 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTPK (106.9 FM; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: KANSAS CAPITAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KANS (92.9 FM; OSAGE CITY, KS; Owner: C&C CONSULTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wilsey:

  • WIBW-TV (Channel 13; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KTKA-TV (Channel 49; TOPEKA, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS BROADCAST SERVICE, INC.)
  • K25DS (Channel 25; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K39BR (Channel 39; JUNCTION CITY, KS; Owner: NORTHEAST KANSAS B/CST.SERVICE,INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Leo Bochnia, 1626 S. 1800 Rd (Lat: 38.651833 Lon: -96.688861), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, SUITE 1
  • Leo Bochnia, 1626 S. 1800 Rd (Lat: 38.651833 Lon: -96.688861), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, SUITE 1
  • Leo Bochnia, 1626 S. 1800 Rd (Lat: 38.651833 Lon: -96.688861), Type: 96.0, Overall height: 91.4 m, Registrant: 2028625989, Peter.Connolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE., NW, SUITE 1

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • WILSEY, 1626 S. 1800 Rd (Lat: 38.651833 Lon: -96.688861), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 96 m, Call Sign: WQNY265
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHzGrant Date: 07/05/2011, Expiration Date: 07/05/2021, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Wood (3%)

Wilsey compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 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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