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Center township, KS map Land area: 203.9 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.
Population: 1,097 (all rural)
Males: 532  (48.5%)
Females: 565  (51.5%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,078 (806 owner occupied, 272 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

31%


Races in Center township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.6%
  • Black: 0.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.5%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Two or more races: 1.5%

Median age of males: 42.8
Median age of females: 45.8

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Average household size: 2.29

Center township:

2.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.88

Estimated median household income in 2009: $41,294 ($35,083 in 1999)
This township:

$41,294
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $405 (lower quartile is $342, upper quartile is $489)
Here:

$405
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $112,104 (it was $79,300 in 2000)
Center township:

$112,104
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,286 - $156,425

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $181,627
Here:

$181,627
State:

$156,894

Townhouses or other attached units: $212,117
Here:

$212,117
State:

$149,604

In 2-unit structures: $340,431
Here:

$340,431
State:

$124,513

Mobile homes: $114,112
Here:

$114,112
State:

$34,057
Population density: 5 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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

6.3%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

1.3%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Ashland.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Center township: Ashland Wastewater Treatment Facility (A), Ashland Country Club (B), Acres (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Saint Josephs and Highland Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Big Sandy Creek (A), Redoubt Creek (B), Bullard Creek (C), Stink Creek (D), Keiger Creek (E), Spring Creek (F), Clark Creek (G), Little Sandy Creek (H), Casino Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 11 (73% naturalized citizens)

Center township:  1.0%
State:  5.0%

78% of Center township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 90% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 974
  • Northeast: 29
  • Midwest: 8
  • South: 39
  • West: 9

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 1.5%

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

  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

19 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 501
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 2
  • Mobile homes: 117

Median worth of mobile homes: $34,400


Housing units in Center township with a mortgage: 96 (4 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 97

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 12
  • 1995 to 1998: 58
  • 1990 to 1994: 57
  • 1980 to 1989: 136
  • 1970 to 1979: 142
  • 1960 to 1969: 40
  • 1950 to 1959: 51
  • 1940 to 1949: 32
  • 1939 or earlier: 97

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 47
  • 5 rooms: 86
  • 6 rooms: 91
  • 7 rooms: 73
  • 8 rooms: 43
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 3
  • 5 rooms: 22
  • 6 rooms: 7
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 11
  • 2 bedrooms: 88
  • 3 bedrooms: 180
  • 4 bedrooms: 67
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 16

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Center township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 14
  • 3 bedrooms: 22
  • 4 bedrooms: 7
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

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

  • no vehicle: 18
  • 1 vehicle: 52
  • 2 vehicles: 179
  • 3 vehicles: 79
  • 4 vehicles: 28
  • 5 or more vehicles: 6

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

  • no vehicle: 6
  • 1 vehicle: 11
  • 2 vehicles: 17
  • 3 vehicles: 10
  • 4 vehicles: 1
  • 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 (%):



  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Public administration (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Secondary school teachers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Center township:

  • German (30.6%)
  • United States or American (29.6%)
  • Irish (8.3%)
  • Italian (8.3%)
  • English (5.5%)
  • Polish (3.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1.4%)

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

  • Vietnam (36%)
  • Canada (27%)
  • United Kingdom (18%)
  • Germany (18%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 359 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 70 (15%)
  • Walked: 2 (0%)
  • Other means: 4 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 20 (4%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Wood (24%)
  • Coal or coke (8%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)

19 people in nursing homes

96.6% of residents of Center township speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% speak English very well).
2.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 14% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,072
  • In family households: 992 (294 male householders, 39 female householders)
    278 spouses, 332 children (314 natural, 4 adopted, 14 stepchildren), 7 grandchildren, 3 brothers or sisters, 13 parents, 2 other relatives, 24 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 80 (33 male householders (30 living alone)), 43 female householders (43 living alone)), 4 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 161 2-persons, 68 3-persons, 71 4-persons, 24 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 4 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 73 1-person, 3 3-persons,

212 married couples with children.
45 single-parent households (12 men, 33 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 10
Here:

7.0%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

3.9%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2
Here:

18.2%
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 Center township:

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