Windom, Kansas

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Population in 2013: 131 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.4%
 
Males: 58  (44.8%)
Females: 73  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  42.8 years
Kansas median age:  36.0 years

Zip code: 67491

Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,548 (it was $35,833 in 2000)
Windom:

$28,548
KS:

$50,972

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,444 (it was $17,240 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $37,274 (it was $28,900 in 2000)
Windom:

$37,274
KS:

$129,700

Median gross rent in 2013: $482.

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  • Races in Windom, KS (2010)

    Windom races chart
    • 11790.0%White alone
    • 86.2%Hispanic
    • 32.3%Two or more races
    • 10.8%Black alone
    • 10.8%Asian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Windom: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (29.4%), Czech (21.2%), United States (12.4%), Swedish (4.7%), Scotch-Irish (2.4%), Danish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1950 feet

Land area: 0.24 square miles.

Population density: 538 people per square mile   (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Windom:

  • High school or higher: 68.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Windom city:

  • Never married: 10.9%
  • Now married: 52.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 22.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $588 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $669 (1.4%)

Windom satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (57.3 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (391.3 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Little River, KS (2.4 miles ), Marquette, KS (3.5 miles ), Inman, KS (3.6 miles ), McPherson, KS (3.7 miles ), Lyons, KS (4.0 miles ), Geneseo, KS (4.0 miles ), Lindsborg, KS (4.3 miles ), Buhler, KS (4.3 miles ).

Latitude: 38.38 N, Longitude: 97.91 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Covered Dish Capital of the World

Area code: 620

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

3.9%
Kansas:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +1 (+0.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (58%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (33%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (51%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (3%)

Average climate in Windom, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Windom-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/8/1950, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Windom city center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

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

Earthquake activity:

Windom-area historical earthquake activity is near Kansas state average. It is 65% 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 200.8 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 113.0 miles away from Windom center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 403.5 miles away from the city 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 270.2 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 98.2 miles away from Windom center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 110.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in McPherson County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Windom topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Windom:

  • SANDSTONE HEIGHTS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LITTLE RIVER, KS)
  • RIVERVIEW ESTATES (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARQUETTE, KS)
  • MAC HOUSE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MC PHERSON, KS)
  • MCPHERSON HOSPITAL INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MCPHERSON, KS)
  • PLEASANT VIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; INMAN, KS)
  • SOUTH MAPLE HOUSE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; MC PHERSON, KS)
  • INFINIA AT MCPHERSON (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MC PHERSON, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Windom:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 22 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,174)
  • Barton County Community College (about 45 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Wichita State University (about 57 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Friends University (about 58 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Newman University (about 58 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 58 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 59 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)

Public elementary/middle school in Windom:

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Notable locations in Windom: Team Marketing Alliance Grain Elevator Number 39 (A), Windom Police Department (B), McPherson County Rural Fire District 3 Windom (C), Windom City Hall (D), Windom Senior Center (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

McPherson 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 2013: 32.8%
(1.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Kansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  52.8%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.4%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Windom compared to Kansas state average:

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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Kansas average:

11.3

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Wood (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7%)
  • Electricity (7%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Windom city (based on McPherson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,49749
Mainline Protestant7,79123
Catholic9002
Other81
None10,984-
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: 9
McPherson County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
McPherson County:

5.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

8.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.9%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
McPherson County:

28.9%
Kansas:

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

6.7%
State:

13.4%
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
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$2,085
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$234
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$273
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$16
Sewerage 0$0 1$120
Totals for Government 0$0 12$2,728

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $59,000 ($450.38)
    Water Utilities: $24,000 ($183.21)
    Financial Administration: $13,000 ($99.24)
    Regular Highways: $7,000 ($53.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($53.44)
    Sewerage: $6,000 ($45.80)
    Parks & Recreation: $3,000 ($22.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($76.34)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $8,000 ($61.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($61.07)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $10,000 ($76.34)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($15.27)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($7.63)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $65,000 ($496.18)
    Water Utilities: $31,000 ($236.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($30.53)
    General Support: $2,000 ($15.27)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($114.50)
    Public Utilities: $3,000 ($22.90)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $130,000 ($992.37)

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,148 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
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 Saline County, KS  0.73% ($29,679 average AGI)
from Reno County, KS  0.51% ($29,017)
from Sedgwick County, KS  0.42% ($37,313)


5.80% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,359 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
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 Reno County, KS  0.59% ($32,015 average AGI)
to Saline County, KS  0.50% ($28,982)
to Sedgwick County, KS  0.46% ($41,170)

Strongest AM radio stations in Windom:

  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KWBW (1450 AM; 1 kW; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KVGB (1590 AM; 5 kW; GREAT BEND, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO INC.)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Windom:

  • KXKU (106.1 FM; LYONS, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA B/CING, INC.)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KHMY (93.1 FM; PRATT, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KBBE (96.7 FM; MCPHERSON, KS; Owner: DAVIES COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KQNS-FM (95.5 FM; LINDSBORG, KS; Owner: B-B BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZSN (102.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHUT (102.9 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KCVS (91.7 FM; SALINA, KS; Owner: VCY AMERICA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Windom:

  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)
  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KAAS-TV (Channel 18; SALINA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KSAS-TV (Channel 24; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • Donna Petz, 4.5 Mi East, .5 Mi North Of Intersection Hwy 56 & Windom Road (Lat: 38.382778 Lon: -97.829500), Type: 112.8, Overall height: 109.7 m
    Registrant: 6207935443, Mobileradio@kscable.Com, RT. 2, BOX 249A
  • Donna Petz, 4.5 Mi East, .5 Mi North Of Intersection Hwy 56 & Windom Road (Lat: 38.382778 Lon: -97.829500), Type: 112.8, Overall height: 109.7 m
    Registrant: 6207935443, Mobileradio@kscable.Com, RT. 2, BOX 249A
  • Brent Kennel, Nw 1/4 Of The Nw 1/4 Of Section 31 (Lat: 38.361472 Lon: -97.923222), Type: 60.3, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 2028255989, Pconnolly@hklaw.Com, 2099 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW, STE 100
  • Peter M Connolly, Nw 1/4 Of The Nw 1/4 Of Section 31 (Lat: 38.361472 Lon: -97.923222), Type: 60.3, Overall height: 57.9 m
    Registrant: 7733998900, Renee.Mazur@uscellular.Com, 8410 W BRYN MAWR AVE, STE 700
  • Brad P Hunsberger, 84 Mocasin Rd, Windom, Ks 67491 (Lat: 38.392361 Lon: -97.909333), Type: 94.4, Structure height: 20113 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5742370464, Bhunsberger@horvathcommunications.Com, 312 WEST COLFAX AVENUE Apt 3-a, Phone: (Hun) sbe-rger
  • Brad Hunsberger, 84 Mocasin Rd, Windom, Ks 67491 (Lat: 38.392361 Lon: -97.909333), Type: 94.4, Structure height: 20113 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5742370464, Bhunsberger@horvathcommunications.Com, 312 WEST COLFAX AVENUE, Phone: (Hun) sbe-rger
  • Brad P Hunsberger, 84 Mocasin Rd, Windom, Ks 67491 (Lat: 38.392361 Lon: -97.909333), Type: 94.4, Structure height: 20113 m, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 5742370464, Bhunsberger@horvathcommunications.Com, 312 WEST COLFAX AVENUE, Phone: (Hun) sbe-rger

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Us Hwy 56 3.5 Mi E (Lat: 38.377222 Lon: -97.844222), Call Sign: KDK54
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1200 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2002, Expiration Date: 01/19/2013, Cancellation Date: 01/24/2007
    Registrant: Kinder Morgan, Inc., 370 Van Gordon St., Lakewood, CO 80228, Phone: (303) 763-2922, Fax: (303) 763-2920, Email:
  • Windom, KS, 420 Highway 56 (Lat: 38.377500 Lon: -97.847222), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQFH827
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.3000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/19/2006, Expiration Date: 07/19/2016, Cancellation Date: 02/26/2008, Certifier: Christopher Kinney
    Registrant: Dewey & Leboeuf LLP, 1101 New York Avenue, Nw, Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 986-8000, Fax: (202) 986-8102, Email:

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 44493 , Serial Number: 10293, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Individual): John W Mcdonald, Po Box 23, Windom, KS 67491

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 7
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
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