Zurich, Kansas

Submit your own pictures of this city and show them to the world

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2019: 93 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -26.2%
Males: 41  (44.7%)
Females: 52  (55.3%)
Median resident age:

48.6 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip code: 67663

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,206 (it was $32,000 in 2000)
Zurich:

$40,206
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $24,229 (it was $12,235 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $39,645 (it was $19,600 in 2000)
Zurich:

$39,645
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $54,198; detached houses: $56,939; mobile homes: $22,773

Median gross rent in 2019: $274.

March 2019 cost of living index in Zurich: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.9%
Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Zurich, KS forum
Discuss Zurich, Kansas on our local forum with over 2,200,000 registered users

Latest news from Zurich, KS collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: American (44.0%), German (20.0%), Irish (20.0%), French (16.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2214 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

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

Zurich, Kansas map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $843 (1.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (155.9 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (468.9 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Palco, KS (2.6 miles ),
Plainville, KS (2.7 miles ),
Damar, KS (3.2 miles),
Bogue, KS (4.0 miles),
Stockton, KS (4.1 miles ),
Ellis, KS (4.6 miles ),
Natoma, KS (4.7 miles ),
Woodston, KS (4.9 miles)

Latitude: 39.23 N, Longitude: 99.43 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Zurich, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Zurich, KS in 2019

Zurich satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.5%
Kansas:

5.3%
Most common industries in Zurich, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (25.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.6%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (14.7%)
  • Truck transportation (11.8%)
  • Wood products (8.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.9%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (20.0%)
  • Wood products (15.0%)
  • Truck transportation (15.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (10.0%)
  • Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
  • Groceries & related products merchant wholesalers (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (60.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (14.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (7.1%)
  • Truck transportation (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Zurich, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (13.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (11.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.4%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (5.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (22.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (15.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Health technologists and technicians (17.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (17.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (14.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.3%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (10.7%)
  • Registered nurses (7.1%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.1%)

Average climate in Zurich, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Zurich, Kansas average temperatures Zurich, Kansas average precipitation Zurich, Kansas humidity Zurich, Kansas wind speed Zurich, Kansas snowfall Zurich, Kansas sunshine Zurich, Kansas clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Zurich-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.1 miles away from the Zurich city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/27/1951, a category F4 tornado 27.7 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 100 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Zurich-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 591% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 237.6 miles away from Zurich center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 1.3 miles away from Zurich center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 295.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 193.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 167.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 115.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rooks County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Zurich topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Zurich:

  • PLAINVILLE RURAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PLAINVILLE, KS)
  • ROOKS COUNTY HEALTH CENTER (Hospital, about 7 miles away; PLAINVILLE, KS)
  • ROOKS CO SENIOR SERVICES INC DBA REDBUD VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PLAINVILLE, KS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zurich:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 26 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • Barton County Community College (about 69 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 104 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 115 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Central Community College (about 128 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Kansas State University (about 153 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • Newman University (about 156 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)

Points of interest:

Click to draw/clear city borders

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

Rooks County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

52.2%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.9%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Zurich:

Marital status in Zurich, KS
  • Never married: 9.4%
  • Now married: 46.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.7%
  • Divorced: 31.7%

For population 25 years and over in Zurich:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Zurich, KS (based on Rooks County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,3759
Catholic1,2193
Mainline Protestant9686
Other1-
None1,618-
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: 3
Rooks County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Here:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Rooks County:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

9.4%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Rooks County:

27.6%
Kansas:

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

5.8%
Kansas:

13.4%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 0$0 0$0

Zurich government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $17,000 ($182.80)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($32.26)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,000 ($21.51)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($21.51)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($10.75)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($10.75)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($10.75)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $5,000 ($53.76)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,000 ($43.01)

Zurich government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,000 ($43.01)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $1,000 ($10.75)
    Special Assessments: $1,000 ($10.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,000 ($21.51)
  • Tax - Property: $28,000 ($301.08)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($43.01)

Zurich government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,000 ($215.05)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $66,000 ($709.68)

Strongest AM radio stations in Zurich:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KAYS (1400 AM; 1 kW; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Zurich:

  • KFIX (96.9 FM; PLAINVILLE, KS; Owner: HULL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKQY (101.9 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KJLS (103.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC)
  • KZNA (90.5 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC)
  • KHAZ (99.5 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: EAGLE RADIO, INC.)
  • KQMA (92.5 FM; PHILLIPSBURG, KS; Owner: WALTER C. SEIDEL)
  • K242AL (96.3 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC.)
  • KZAN (91.7 FM; HAYS, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Zurich:

  • KBSH-TV (Channel 7; HAYS, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KOOD (Channel 9; HAYS, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.5mTotal length
  • $21,000Total costs
  • 2,265Total average daily traffic
  • 330Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,610Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic
New bridges in Zurich, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Zurich, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

3
  • Edwin D Geer, 9.7 Km North And 3.2 Km East Of Zurich, Ks (Lat: 39.323056 Lon: -99.398167), Type: 144.8, Overall height: 140.2 m, Registrant: Kansas Department Of Transportation Attn: Bureau Of Const. & Maint., Geer@ksdot.Org, , Topek-a, Phone: (785) 296-3661
  • Edwin D Geer, 9.7 Km North And 3.2 Km East Of Zurich, Ks (Lat: 39.323056 Lon: -99.398167), Type: 144.8, Overall height: 140.2 m, Registrant: Kansas Department Of Transportation Attn: Bureau Of Const. & Maint., Geer@ksdot.Org, , Topek-a, Phone: (785) 296-3661
  • Edwin D Geer, 9.7 Km North And 3.2 Km East Of Zurich, Ks (Lat: 39.323056 Lon: -99.398167), Type: 144.8, Overall height: 140.2 m, Registrant: Kansas Department Of Transportation Attn: Bureau Of Const. & Maint., Geer@ksdot.Org, , Topek-a, Phone: (785) 296-3661

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 2 Mi E 11.25 Mi N Ellis I70 Interchange (Lat: 39.102500 Lon: -99.503167), Type: Building, Structure height: 43 m, Call Sign: KWI431,
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.2800 MHz, Grant Date: 01/27/2015, Expiration Date: 02/22/2025, Registrant: Nex-Tech, Inc., 2418 Vine Street, Hays, KS 67601, Phone: (785) 625-7070, Fax: (785) 625-4429, Email:
  • 10km N & 3km E Of Zurich Ks (Lat: 39.323056 Lon: -99.398167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140 m, Overall height: 145 m, Call Sign: WPQY658,
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.687 MHz, 852.912 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2005, Expiration Date: 12/01/2015, Cancellation Date: 10/12/2012, Certifier: Edwin D Geer, Registrant: 12505 Park Potomac Avenue, 6th Floor, Potomac, MD 20854, Phone: (301) 230-5200
  • 10km N & 3km E Of Zurich Ks (Lat: 39.323056 Lon: -99.398167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140 m, Overall height: 145 m, Call Sign: WPQY662,
    Assigned Frequencies: 808.925 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2005, Expiration Date: 12/01/2015, 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
  • 10km N & 3km E Of Zurich Ks (Lat: 39.323056 Lon: -99.398167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140 m, Overall height: 145 m, Call Sign: WPQY811,
    Assigned Frequencies: 807.937 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
  • 10km N & 3km E Of Zurich Ks (Lat: 39.323056 Lon: -99.398167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140 m, Overall height: 145 m, Call Sign: WPQY817,
    Assigned Frequencies: 808.862 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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • ROOKS, 9.7 Km North And 3.2 Km East Of Zurich, Ks (Lat: 39.323056 Lon: -99.398167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 140.2 m, Overall height: 144.8 m, Call Sign: WPUK284,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6755.00 MHz, 6805.00 MHz, 6796.25 MHz, Grant Date: 12/24/2011, Expiration Date: 03/20/2022, 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:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Zurich, KS
  • 94.9%Utility gas
  • 5.1%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Zurich, KS
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Zurich 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 significantly 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
Cost of Living Calculator