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Lookout township, KS map Land area: 122.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 569 (all rural)
Males: 306  (53.8%)
Females: 263  (46.2%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 569 (493 owner occupied, 76 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

13%
State:

31%


Races in Lookout township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 97.2%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.7%
  • Two or more races: 0.2%
  • Some other race: 0.7%

Median age of males: 37.9
Median age of females: 38.8

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Average household size: 2.61

Lookout township:

2.6 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Average family size: 3.04

Estimated median household income in 2009: $50,581 ($42,973 in 1999)
This township:

$50,581
Kansas:

$47,817

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $619 (lower quartile is $611, upper quartile is $633)
Here:

$619
State:

$515

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $91,071 (it was $61,600 in 2000)
Lookout township:

$91,071
Kansas:

$125,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,908 - $105,487

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $126,841
Here:

$126,841
State:

$156,894

Mobile homes: $137,408
Here:

$137,408
State:

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

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

2.5%
Whole state:

9.9%

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

0.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Cities in this township include: Schoenchen.


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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lookout township: Schoenchen Wastewater Plant (A), Ellis County Rural Fire Department 7 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Rohr Jacobs Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Lookout township: Dusty Glassman Ballfields (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

68% of Lookout township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Kansas.

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

  • This state: 462
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 39
  • South: 18
  • West: 11

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,000

Lookout township, Kansas satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 3.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 211
  • One, attached: 3
  • Two: 4
  • Mobile homes: 33

Median worth of mobile homes: $90,700


Housing units in Lookout township with a mortgage: 45 (5 second mortgage, 1 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 54

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 0
  • 1995 to 1998: 14
  • 1990 to 1994: 2
  • 1980 to 1989: 28
  • 1970 to 1979: 46
  • 1960 to 1969: 36
  • 1950 to 1959: 13
  • 1940 to 1949: 17
  • 1939 or earlier: 95

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 5
  • 4 rooms: 19
  • 5 rooms: 33
  • 6 rooms: 40
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 26
  • 9 or more rooms: 28

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

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 12
  • 5 rooms: 11
  • 6 rooms: 3
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 5

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

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 2
  • 2 bedrooms: 49
  • 3 bedrooms: 80
  • 4 bedrooms: 31
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 13

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Lookout township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 28
  • 3 bedrooms: 6
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 5

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 34
  • 2 vehicles: 40
  • 3 vehicles: 68
  • 4 vehicles: 31
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

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

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 3
  • 2 vehicles: 19
  • 3 vehicles: 17
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 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 (18%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (17%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Personal and laundry services (9%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Farmers and farm managers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Other financial specialists (7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Social scientists and related workers (5%)
  • Pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (20%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers except personal appearance, transportation, and child care workers (7%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Lookout township:

  • German (67.3%)
  • United States or American (9.1%)
  • Irish (6.4%)
  • German Russian (4.8%)
  • Scottish (3.6%)
  • European (3.1%)
  • English (1.7%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 215 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 25 (10%)
  • Worked at home: 13 (5%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (71%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Utility gas (6%)
  • Other fuel (4%)
  • Wood (2%)

95.6% of residents of Lookout township speak English at home.
4.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 530
  • In family households: 465 (132 male householders, 24 female householders)
    145 spouses, 156 children (135 natural, 5 adopted, 16 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 4 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 2 other relatives, 2 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 65 (41 male householders (30 living alone)), 15 female householders (15 living alone)), 9 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 69 2-persons, 43 3-persons, 26 4-persons, 18 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 45 1-person, 11 2-persons,

134 married couples with children.
24 single-parent households (15 men, 9 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2
Here:

2.8%
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: 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 Lookout township:

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