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Kanwaka township, KS map Land area: 43.8 sq. mi.
Water area: 3.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,317 (all rural)
Males: 664  (50.4%)
Females: 653  (49.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,317 (1,177 owner occupied, 140 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

11%
State:

31%


Races in Kanwaka township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.5%
  • Black: 0.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0.6%
  • Two or more races: 1.1%
  • Some other race: 0.2%

Median age of males: 41.8
Median age of females: 41.6

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Average household size: 2.69

Kanwaka township:

2.7 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.02

Estimated median household income in 2009: $75,263 ($65,163 in 1999)
This township:

$75,263
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $964 (lower quartile is $905, upper quartile is $1,131)
Here:

$964
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $238,312 (it was $158,600 in 2000)
Kanwaka township:

$238,312
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $193,246 - $347,754

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $298,903
Here:

$298,903
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $26,411
Here:

$26,411
State:

$34,057
Population density: 30 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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

0.3%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Kanwaka township: Lecompton Township Fire / Rescue / Emergency Medical Services Station 3 (A), Kanawaka Township Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kanwaka township include: Morning Star Church (A), Community Bible Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mound Cemetery (1), Stull Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Coon Creek (A), Deer Creek (B), Dry Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

64% of Kanwaka township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 63% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 1010
  • Northeast: 36
  • Midwest: 198
  • South: 77
  • West: 30

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $162,500

Kanwaka township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.5%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 498
  • Two: 6
  • Mobile homes: 21

Median worth of mobile homes: $12,500


Housing units in Kanwaka township with a mortgage: 148 (16 second mortgage, 22 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 54

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 3
  • 1995 to 1998: 119
  • 1990 to 1994: 34
  • 1980 to 1989: 105
  • 1970 to 1979: 130
  • 1960 to 1969: 33
  • 1950 to 1959: 27
  • 1940 to 1949: 16
  • 1939 or earlier: 58

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 5
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 8
  • 5 rooms: 42
  • 6 rooms: 65
  • 7 rooms: 108
  • 8 rooms: 68
  • 9 or more rooms: 113

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 14
  • 5 rooms: 12
  • 6 rooms: 5
  • 7 rooms: 26
  • 8 rooms: 13
  • 9 or more rooms: 19

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 13
  • 2 bedrooms: 53
  • 3 bedrooms: 207
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 41

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Kanwaka township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 19
  • 3 bedrooms: 43
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 45
  • 2 vehicles: 175
  • 3 vehicles: 138
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5 or more vehicles: 27

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 6
  • 2 vehicles: 38
  • 3 vehicles: 38
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 7

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (7%)
  • Health care (6%)
  • Broadcasting, internet publishing, and telecommunications services (5%)
  • Chemicals (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Operations specialties managers except financial managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Customer service representatives (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Registered nurses (9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Printing workers (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Kanwaka township:

  • German (43.9%)
  • United States or American (12.5%)
  • English (10.1%)
  • Irish (7.3%)
  • Scottish (4.7%)
  • Swedish (3.0%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.6%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 574 (76%)
  • Carpooled: 101 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (1%)
  • Walked: 16 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 62 (8%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (57%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Utility gas (13%)
  • Wood (10%)

99.5% of residents of Kanwaka township speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,351
  • In family households: 1,209 (328 male householders, 45 female householders)
    363 spouses, 445 children (398 natural, 27 adopted, 20 stepchildren), 6 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 8 other relatives, 14 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 142 (65 male householders (42 living alone)), 45 female householders (35 living alone)), 32 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 154 2-persons, 55 3-persons, 86 4-persons, 50 5-persons, 28 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 77 1-person, 33 2-persons,

307 married couples with children.
19 single-parent households (9 men, 10 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 27
Here:

15.0%
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: 19
Here:

25.0%
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 Kanwaka township:

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