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Falls township, KS map Land area: 50.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population: 1,163 (all rural)
Males: 557  (47.9%)
Females: 606  (52.1%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,050 (782 owner occupied, 268 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%


Races in Falls township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 93.8%
  • Black: 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 1.1%
  • Asian: 0.2%
  • Two or more races: 0.5%

Median age of males: 39.5
Median age of females: 43.2

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Average household size: 2.30

Falls township:

2.3 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.90

Estimated median household income in 2009: $34,072 ($28,947 in 1999)
This township:

$34,072
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $341 (lower quartile is $274, upper quartile is $408)
Here:

$341
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $82,085 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Falls township:

$82,085
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $55,201 - $132,380

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $95,840
Here:

$95,840
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $44,688
Here:

$44,688
State:

$34,057
Population density: 23 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

9.2%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

1.8%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Cottonwood Falls.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Cottonwood Falls Wastewater Treatment Facility (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Falls township: Flint Hills Community Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Prairie Grove Cemetery (1), Miller Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Chase County State Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Creek (A), Stout Run (B), Buck Creek (C), South Fork Cottonwood River (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Falls township include: Swope Park (1), Chase State Fishing Lake and Wildlife Area (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 6 (100% naturalized citizens)

Falls township:  0.5%
State:  5.0%

52% of Falls township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 895
  • Northeast: 52
  • Midwest: 114
  • South: 63
  • West: 47

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $12,500

Falls township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.6%

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

70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
43 people in nursing homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 426
  • One, attached: 5
  • Two: 3
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • 20 to 49: 4
  • Mobile homes: 64

Median worth of mobile homes: $30,500


Housing units in Falls township with a mortgage: 118 (4 second mortgage, 10 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 124

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 6
  • 1995 to 1998: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 7
  • 1980 to 1989: 36
  • 1970 to 1979: 46
  • 1960 to 1969: 41
  • 1950 to 1959: 59
  • 1940 to 1949: 49
  • 1939 or earlier: 260

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 8
  • 4 rooms: 43
  • 5 rooms: 77
  • 6 rooms: 75
  • 7 rooms: 52
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9 or more rooms: 20

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 2
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 25
  • 5 rooms: 35
  • 6 rooms: 25
  • 7 rooms: 9
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 22
  • 2 bedrooms: 118
  • 3 bedrooms: 119
  • 4 bedrooms: 57
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 8

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Falls township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 30
  • 2 bedrooms: 68
  • 3 bedrooms: 21
  • 4 bedrooms: 14
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

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

  • no vehicle: 22
  • 1 vehicle: 100
  • 2 vehicles: 118
  • 3 vehicles: 58
  • 4 vehicles: 21
  • 5 or more vehicles: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 14
  • 1 vehicle: 70
  • 2 vehicles: 43
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Food (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (3%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Falls township:

  • German (27.0%)
  • United States or American (23.1%)
  • English (11.9%)
  • Irish (5.6%)
  • Norwegian (3.8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3.0%)
  • Czech (2.9%)

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

  • Germany (67%)
  • Mexico (33%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 430 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 39 (7%)
  • Walked: 22 (4%)
  • Worked at home: 39 (7%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (2%)

70 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
43 people in nursing homes

98.0% of residents of Falls township speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 35% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,071
  • In family households: 888 (206 male householders, 95 female householders)
    221 spouses, 321 children (305 natural, 9 adopted, 7 stepchildren), 26 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 7 other relatives, 8 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 183 (77 male householders (64 living alone)), 88 female householders (86 living alone)), 18 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 113 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 154 2-persons, 48 3-persons, 55 4-persons, 28 5-persons, 8 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 150 1-person, 13 2-persons, 2 5-persons,

189 married couples with children.
59 single-parent households (7 men, 52 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

4.5%
Kansas:

11.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

20.0%
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 Falls township:

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