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Population in 2012: 100 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -20.6%
Males: 42  (42.9%)
Females: 58  (57.1%)

Median resident age:  42.8 years
Kansas median age:  32.8 years

Zip code: 67663

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,233 (it was $32,000 in 2000)
Zurich:

$31,233
KS:

$50,241
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,420

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $32,576 (it was $19,600 in 2000)
Zurich:

$32,576
KS:

$130,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $33,367; Detached houses: $34,470; Mobile homes: $26,429

Median gross rent in 2012: $231.

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  • White alone - 98 (99.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (1.0%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Zurich: 79.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (47.0%), Irish (12.7%), Czech (8.2%), French (8.2%), English (6.7%), United States (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2214 feet

Land area: 0.17 square miles.

Population density: 581 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Zurich:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Zurich city:

  • Never married: 5.3%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 27.7%

1 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.0%
Kansas:  5.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $370 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $340 (1.1%)

Zurich satellite photo by USGS

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

Zurich household income distribution Zurich home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Kansas:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -24 (-16.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (59%)
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (55%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (10%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (23%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (20%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (18%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (18%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)


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Tornado activity:

Zurich-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Kansas state average. It is 165% 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 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 2.9 miles away from the city center
On 7/15/1992 at 02:56:40, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 33.3 miles away from Zurich center
On 4/17/2003 at 17:31:59, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 3.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/13/2001 at 01:56:13, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the city center
On 11/1/2002 at 11:08:56, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 20.1 miles away from Zurich center
On 1/7/1999 at 05:16:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 38.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Rooks County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Zurich, KS

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Zurich:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 26 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,978)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 104 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 4,780)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 115 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 2,415)
  • Central Community College (about 128 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 2,632)
  • Kansas State University (about 153 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 18,850)
  • Wichita State University (about 157 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 9,428)
  • Butler Community College (about 170 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 4,200)

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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

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 5.7%

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

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 significantly below 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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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Zurich travel time to work - commute


Zurich mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (89%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Zurich city (based on Rooks County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 75.99%
Here76.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of the Nazarene
Adherents34.9%25.2%15.8%8.8%4.0%
Congregations21.1%21.1%10.5%5.3%10.5%
NameAssemblies of GodLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Church of ChristOther
Adherents3.1%2.8%2.0%1.9%1.6%
Congregations10.5%5.3%5.3%5.3%5.3%
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: 3
Rooks County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

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

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
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$100
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$150
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$150
Sewerage 0$0 1$30
Totals for Government 0$0 8$430

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

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $12,000 ($120.00)
    Regular Highways: $6,000 ($60.00)
    Sewerage: $3,000 ($30.00)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($10.00)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $12,000 ($120.00)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,000 ($40.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($10.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($10.00)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($10.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $4,000 ($40.00)
    General Support: $2,000 ($20.00)
  • Tax - Property: $16,000 ($160.00)
    Public Utilities: $4,000 ($40.00)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $54,000 ($540.00)

5.90% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Kansas average:

7.39%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Ellis County, KS  1.00% ($19,350 average AGI)


6.27% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($24,857 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Kansas average:

7.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Ellis County, KS  1.34% ($25,000 average AGI)

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.)


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: 7852963661, Geer@ksdot.Org, 915 SW HARRISON, ROOM 881-W
  • 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: 7852963661, Geer@ksdot.Org, 915 SW HARRISON, ROOM 881-W
  • 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: 7852963661, Geer@ksdot.Org, 915 SW HARRISON, ROOM 881-W

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 2 Mi E 11.25 Mi N Ellis I70 Interchange (Lat: 39.102500 Lon: -99.503167), Call Sign: KWI431, Licensee ID: L00029941
    Assigned Frequencies: 43.2800 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/23/2004, Expiration Date: 02/22/2015
    Registrant: John W Love, 2977 140th Ave, Zurich, KS 67663-7051, Phone: (785) 737-5021
  • 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:

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  • 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:


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