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Baker township, KS map Land area: 56.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population: 3,640 (0% urban, 100% rural)
Males: 1,846  (50.7%)
Females: 1,794  (49.3%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 3,640 (3,134 owner occupied, 506 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

14%
State:

31%


Races in Baker township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 94.2%
  • Black: 0.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Asian: 0.9%
  • Two or more races: 1.5%
  • Some other race: 0.0%

Median age of males: 37.6
Median age of females: 39.1

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Average household size: 2.64

Baker township:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.03

Estimated median household income in 2009: $56,488 ($47,991 in 1999)
This township:

$56,488
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $515 (lower quartile is $332, upper quartile is $589)
Here:

$515
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $133,709 (it was $85,200 in 2000)
Baker township:

$133,709
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $90,081 - $208,180

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $202,407
Here:

$202,407
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $39,847
Here:

$39,847
State:

$34,057
Population density: 64 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.8%
Whole state:

9.9%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

1.2%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Baker township: Countryside Golf Course (A), Crestwood Country Club (B), Pittsburg Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant (C), Kansas Department of Transportation Area 4 Shop (D), Crawford County Fire District 1 Station 2 (E), Crawford County Fire District 1 Station 1 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Baker township include: Faith Lutheran Church (A), Victory Life Church (B), Covenant Harvest Church (C), Islamic Society of Southeast Kansas (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West Union Cemetery (1), Dietz Cemetery (2), Davis Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: East Cow Creek (A), First Cow Creek (B), Second Cow Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 50 (88% naturalized citizens)

Baker township:  1.4%
State:  5.0%

62% of Baker township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 42% lived in Kansas.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2494
  • Northeast: 43
  • Midwest: 582
  • South: 249
  • West: 187

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $57,500


Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.1%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,120
  • One, attached: 13
  • Two: 13
  • Mobile homes: 342

Median worth of mobile homes: $21,100


Housing units in Baker township with a mortgage: 435 (16 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 223

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 31
  • 1995 to 1998: 185
  • 1990 to 1994: 171
  • 1980 to 1989: 254
  • 1970 to 1979: 369
  • 1960 to 1969: 50
  • 1950 to 1959: 118
  • 1940 to 1949: 73
  • 1939 or earlier: 237

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Baker township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 123
  • 5 rooms: 330
  • 6 rooms: 209
  • 7 rooms: 171
  • 8 rooms: 141
  • 9 or more rooms: 127

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baker township, Kansas:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 22
  • 3 rooms: 19
  • 4 rooms: 58
  • 5 rooms: 68
  • 6 rooms: 36
  • 7 rooms: 14
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Baker township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 42
  • 2 bedrooms: 278
  • 3 bedrooms: 589
  • 4 bedrooms: 183
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 45

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Baker township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 41
  • 2 bedrooms: 112
  • 3 bedrooms: 66
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Baker township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 55
  • 1 vehicle: 190
  • 2 vehicles: 441
  • 3 vehicles: 280
  • 4 vehicles: 72
  • 5 or more vehicles: 99

Cars and other vehicles available in Baker township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 65
  • 2 vehicles: 107
  • 3 vehicles: 41
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (34%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Baker township:

  • German (26.5%)
  • English (13.9%)
  • United States or American (10.7%)
  • Irish (10.2%)
  • Italian (8.4%)
  • French (except Basque) (5.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • India (44%)
  • Iran (20%)
  • Canada (14%)
  • Germany (12%)
  • Ireland (10%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,701 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 160 (8%)
  • Walked: 22 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 61 (3%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (53%)
  • Electricity (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

97.3% of residents of Baker township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (36% speak English very well, 52% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,612
  • In family households: 3,271 (951 male householders, 93 female householders)
    926 spouses, 1,172 children (1,094 natural, 46 adopted, 32 stepchildren), 44 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 37 other relatives, 48 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 341 (152 male householders (124 living alone)), 148 female householders (136 living alone)), 41 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 457 2-persons, 150 3-persons, 302 4-persons, 102 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 6 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 260 1-person, 33 2-persons, 7 3-persons,

782 married couples with children.
136 single-parent households (44 men, 92 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 68
Here:

15.7%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 46
Here:

16.2%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

13.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Baker township:

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