Hesston, Kansas

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Population in 2022: 3,503 (90% urban, 10% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 1,700  (48.5%)
Females: 1,803  (51.5%)
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Kansas median age:

37.6 years

Zip codes: 67062.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $66,539 (it was $42,585 in 2000)
Hesston:

$66,539
KS:

$68,925

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $40,760 (it was $18,138 in 2000)

Hesston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $183,572 (it was $96,300 in 2000)
Hesston:

$183,572
KS:

$206,600

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $183,980; detached houses: $190,439; townhouses or other attached units: $128,239; in 2-unit structures: $134,235; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $149,579; mobile homes: $59,265

Median gross rent in 2022: $646.

March 2022 cost of living index in Hesston: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 4.6%
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  • Races in Hesston, KS (2022)
    • 3,42092.3%White alone
    • 1393.8%Hispanic
    • 711.9%Two or more races
    • 200.5%Asian alone
    • 150.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 100.3%Black alone

Races in Hesston detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Hesston, Kansas as of May 30, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hesston is 888 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Hesston by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(26.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.8)
3
(85.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(53.2)
1
(27.0)
1
(26.8)
3
(80.1)
2
(53.3)
4
(107.0)
3
(80.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.2)
5
(131.9)
6
(160.6)
1
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
6
(159.7)
17
(458.3)
18
(482.2)
16
(427.4)
18
(480.1)
14
(374.4)
14
(374.2)
13
(339.2)
12
(314.4)
4
(105.5)
9
(240.9)
7
(187.0)
13
(347.8)
2
(57.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
52
(1,384)
51
(1,375)
47
(1,259)
51
(1,362)
49
(1,307)
41
(1,097)
40
(1,069)
38
(991.6)
34
(890.8)
33
(870.5)
23
(615.6)
19
(507.5)
16
(428.0)
14
(400.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(53.2)
1
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(53.4)
2
(53.3)
5
(133.7)
6
(160.4)
2
(52.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(52.8)
1
(26.8)
2
(53.4)
3
(80.3)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(26.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(28.6)
City-Data.com crime index102.794.689.5112.7100.8102.2105.967.662.972.875.743.069.388.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Hesston, KS

Crime rate in Hesston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 7 (6 officers - 6 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.61
Kansas average:

2.70
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Ancestries: German (40.2%), Italian (7.7%), English (6.6%), European (4.7%), Russian (3.8%), Canadian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1476 feet

Land area: 2.59 square miles.

Population density: 1,351 people per square mile   (low).

Hesston, Kansas map

75 residents are foreign born (0.6% Asia, 0.6% North America, 0.4% Europe, 0.4% Latin America).

This city:

2.0%
Kansas:

7.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,592 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,854 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Wichita, KS (31.6 miles , pop. 344,284).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (371.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

North Newton, KS (2.5 miles ),
Moundridge, KS (2.6 miles ),
Newton, KS (2.8 miles ),
Goessel, KS (2.9 miles ),
Walton, KS (3.1 miles ),
Halstead, KS (3.2 miles ),
Sedgwick, KS (3.9 miles ),
Burrton, KS (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 38.14 N, Longitude: 97.43 W

Area code: 620

Distribution of median household income in Hesston, KS in 2022
Distribution of house value in Hesston, KS in 2022
Hesston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 7 buildings, average cost: $300,000
  • 2021: 12 buildings, average cost: $220,300
  • 2020: 11 buildings, average cost: $252,600
  • 2019: 12 buildings, average cost: $262,100
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $389,000
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $261,500
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2015: 7 buildings, average cost: $237,900
  • 2014: 22 buildings, average cost: $190,300
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $174,900
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $162,100
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $155,500
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $141,000
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $143,000
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $216,000
  • 2007: 19 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2004: 10 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 2002: 10 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2001: 10 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $141,500
  • 1999: 15 buildings, average cost: $109,600
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $143,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Hesston, KS residents
Average permit cost in Hesston, KS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.2%
Kansas:

2.0%
Historical population in Hesston, KS
Historical housing units in Hesston, KS

Population change in the 1990s: +597 (+20.5%).
Most common industries in Hesston, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (23.9%)
  • Health care (12.1%)
  • Machinery (6.6%)
  • Social assistance (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.1%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Machinery (11.3%)
  • Construction (7.3%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.5%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (32.6%)
  • Health care (20.3%)
  • Social assistance (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (2.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (2.4%)
Most common occupations in Hesston, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Engineers (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.2%)
  • Registered nurses (8.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (8.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.9%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (3.6%)

Average climate in Hesston, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hesston-area historical tornado activity is near Kansas state average. It is 98% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 0.8 miles away from the Hesston city center killed one person and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/13/1990, a category F5 tornado 4.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 60 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hesston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 757% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 121.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 184.0 miles away from Hesston center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.9 miles away from Hesston center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 134.0 miles away from Hesston center
On 1/19/2020 at 19:08:42, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 30.6 miles away from Hesston center
On 11/7/2016 at 01:44:24, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi) earthquake occurred 152.6 miles away from Hesston center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Harvey County (20) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hesston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hesston:

  • SCHOWALTER VILLA (200 W CEDAR PO BOX 5000)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Hesston:

  • BETHEL HEALTH CARE CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NORTH NEWTON, KS)
  • MERCY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; MOUNDRIDGE, KS)
  • MOUNDRIDGE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; MOUNDRIDGE, KS)
  • AXTELL CHRISTIAN HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 8 miles away; NEWTON, KS)
  • NEWTON PRESBYTERIAN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NEWTON, KS)
  • BETHESDA HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; GOESSEL, KS)
  • KANSAS CHRISTIAN HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; NEWTON, KS)

Airports located in Hesston:

Amtrak station near Hesston:

  • 8 miles: NEWTON (5TH & MAIN STS.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Hesston:

  • Hesston College (Full-time enrollment: 409; Location: 301 South Main; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.hesston.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hesston:

  • Hutchinson Community College (about 28 miles; Hutchinson, KS; Full-time enrollment: 4,174)
  • Wichita Area Technical College (about 29 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,220)
  • Wichita State University (about 31 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 11,743)
  • Friends University (about 33 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Newman University (about 33 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,066)
  • Wichita Technical Institute (about 34 miles; Wichita, KS; FT enrollment: 2,015)
  • Butler Community College (about 38 miles; El Dorado, KS; FT enrollment: 6,676)

Public high school in Hesston:

  • HESSTON HIGH (Students: 285, Location: 200 N RIDGE ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Hesston:

  • HESSTON ELEM (Students: 311, Location: 300 E AMOS, Grades: PK-4)
  • HESSTON MIDDLE (Students: 243, Location: 100 N RIDGE ROAD, Grades: 5-8)
See full list of schools located in Hesston

Library in Hesston:

  • HESSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $190,590; Location: 110 E. SMITH; 35,840 books; 1,627 audio materials; 1,581 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 78 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hesston: Hesston Golf Park (A), Cottonwood Grove Recreational Vehicle Campground (B), Dyck Arboretum of the Plains (C), Hesston Police Department (D), Hesston Fire and Emergency Medical Service (E), Hesston Ambulance Department (F), Hesston Public Library (G), Hesston City Hall (H), Hesston College Mary Miller Library (I), Hesston College Yost Center (J), Hesston College Campus Activities Center (K), Hesston Area Senior Center (L), Hesston College Kauffman Court (M), Hesston College Erb Hall (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hesston include: Grace Baptist Church (A), Hesston Mennonite Church (B), Fellowship of Kingdom Life Ministries (C), Hesston Mennonite Brethren Church (D), Hesston United Methodist Church (E), Whitestone Mennonite Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Hesston Heritage Inn (606 E Lincoln Blvd), AmericInn Hesston (2 Leonard Court).

Harvey County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hesston that have no violations reported:

  • HESSTON, CITY OF (Population served: 3,742, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

72.3%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
286 people in college/university student housing in 2010
92 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
277 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000
136 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Hesston (2011 data):

  • The Citizens State Bank: Hesston Branch at 201 North Main Street, branch established on 1907/06/01; Schowalter Villa - Hesston Branch at 200 West Cedar, branch established on 2005/03/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $243.9 mil, Deposits: $207.1 mil, headquarters in Moundridge, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Goering Management Company, Llc
  • First Bank of Newton: Hesston Branch at 347-A N. Old Hwy 81, branch established on 2004/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $154.4 mil, Deposits: $142.7 mil, headquarters in Newton, KS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: First Newton Bankshares, Inc.
  • Central National Bank: Hesston Branch at 711 East Lincoln, branch established on 1955/06/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $889.7 mil, Deposits: $775.7 mil, headquarters in Junction City, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 35 total offices, Holding Company: Central Of Kansas, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hesston:

Marital status in Hesston, KS
  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 55.2%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 15.3%
  • Divorced: 4.3%

For population 25 years and over in Hesston:

  • High school or higher: 96.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.1%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.1
Kansas average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Hesston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hesston, KS (based on Harvey County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,23548
Mainline Protestant5,00020
Catholic3,5003
Other6112
Black Protestant1241
None15,214-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

2.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Here:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
This county:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Harvey County:

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Harvey County:

27.9%
Kansas:

27.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Harvey County:

13.8%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hesston:

51.1%
State:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Hesston:

51.5%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Hesston:

29.0
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hesston:

20.0%
Kansas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

12.4%
Kansas:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Hesston:

6.9
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.8%
Kansas:

33.5%

General health condition:
Hesston:

57.4%
Kansas:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Hesston:

80.5%
Kansas:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hesston, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$39,707$59,5610$0
Parks and Recreation 6$25,471$50,9427$4,105
Financial Administration 3$13,968$55,8720$0
Health 3$17,559$70,23610$5,429
Gas Supply 3$17,588$70,3520$0
Streets and Highways 2$13,383$80,2980$0
Other Government Administration 2$18,779$112,6740$0
Water Supply 2$8,853$53,1180$0
Sewerage 1$6,176$74,1120$0
Local Libraries 1$3,576$42,9127$6,446
Firefighters 1$5,073$60,87610$3,618
Police - Other 1$3,375$40,5002$202
Totals for Government 33$173,507$63,09336$19,800

Hesston government finances - Expenditure in 2021 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $1,186,000 ($338.57)
    Police Protection: $808,000 ($230.66)
    Water Utilities: $441,000 ($125.89)
    Sewerage: $388,000 ($110.76)
    Hospitals: $347,000 ($99.06)
    Regular Highways: $269,000 ($76.79)
    Libraries: $228,000 ($65.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $221,000 ($63.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $163,000 ($46.53)
    Central Staff Services: $153,000 ($43.68)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000 ($9.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $145,000 ($41.39)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $185,000 ($52.81)
    Gas Utilities: $14,000 ($4.00)
    Water Utilities: $9,000 ($2.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($0.86)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.29)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.29)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.29)

Hesston government finances - Revenue in 2021 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $556,000 ($158.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $201,000 ($57.38)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Sewerage: $200,000 ($57.09)
    Health and Hospitals: $139,000 ($39.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $398,000 ($113.62)
    Interest Earnings: $39,000 ($11.13)
    Fines and Forfeits: $30,000 ($8.56)
    Rents: $3,000 ($0.86)
    Sale of Property: $2,000 ($0.57)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,557,000 ($444.48)
    Water Utilities: $638,000 ($182.13)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $97,000 ($27.69)
  • Tax - Property: $1,358,000 ($387.67)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $707,000 ($201.83)
    Public Utilities Sales: $381,000 ($108.76)
    Other License: $7,000 ($2.00)

Hesston government finances - Debt in 2021 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $176,918,000 ($50504.71)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $172,568,000 ($49262.92)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,427,000 ($3833.00)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,136,000 ($3749.93)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $9,660,000 ($2757.64)
    Issue, Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,310,000 ($1515.84)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,666,000 ($475.59)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,375,000 ($392.52)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $248,000 ($70.80)
    End of Fiscal Year: $116,000 ($33.11)

Hesston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2021 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $76,000 ($21.70)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,152,000 ($2898.09)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $185,704,000 ($53012.85)
Businesses in Hesston, KS
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Subway1
MasterBrand Cabinets1True Value1
Pizza Hut1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hesston:

  • KFTI (1070 AM; 10 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KJRG (950 AM; 0 kW; NEWTON, KS)
  • KMYR (1410 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AGAPE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KQAM (1480 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • KFH (1330 AM; 5 kW; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSAL (1150 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: EBC INC.)
  • KFAQ (1170 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFRM (550 AM; 5 kW; SALINA, KS; Owner: TAYLOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hesston:

  • KMXW (92.3 FM; NEWTON, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCFN (91.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KHCC-FM (90.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY JR. COLLEGE)
  • KFDI-FM (101.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KZSN (102.1 FM; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KICT-FM (95.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KRBB (97.9 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFBZ (105.3 FM; HAYSVILLE, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KEYN-FM (103.7 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: ENTERCOM WICHITA LICENSE, LLC)
  • KKRD (107.3 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KXKU (106.1 FM; LYONS, KS; Owner: AD ASTRA PER ASPERA B/CING, INC.)
  • KTLI (99.1 FM; EL DORADO, KS; Owner: ADONAI RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KRZZ-FM (96.3 FM; DERBY, KS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KMUW (89.1 FM; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KBBE (96.7 FM; MCPHERSON, KS; Owner: DAVIES COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KBCU (88.1 FM; NORTH NEWTON, KS; Owner: BETHEL COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Hesston:

  • KSCC (Channel 36; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KWCH-TV (Channel 12; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KPTS (Channel 8; HUTCHINSON, KS; Owner: KANSAS PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE, INC.)
  • KSNW (Channel 3; WICHITA, KS; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION OF WICHITA)
  • KWCV (Channel 33; WICHITA, KS; Owner: WLBB BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KSAS-TV (Channel 24; WICHITA, KS; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KAKE-TV (Channel 10; WICHITA, KS; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • KCTU-LP (Channel 55; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSMI-LP (Channel 51; WICHITA, KS; Owner: RIVER CITY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTQW-LP (Channel 53; WICHITA, KS; Owner: KNOWLEDGE L.C.)
Hesston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Hesston fatal accident list:

Nov 19, 2021 03:14 PM, W 108th St, N Hoover Rd, Lat: 38.173639, Lon: -97.408581, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 16, 2012 06:55 PM, I-135, E Lincoln Blvd, Lat: 38.146353, Lon: -97.419756, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Feb 21, 2008 01:35 AM, Ridge Rd, Hickory, Lat: 38.129560, Lon: -97.426840, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 13, 1999 10:05 AM, I-135, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Apr 3, 1981 08:15 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Jul 6, 1979 03:08 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 60Number of bridges
  • 712ft / 217mTotal length
  • $858,000Total costs
  • 84,156Total average daily traffic
  • 19,288Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Hesston, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 81960-1969
  • 261970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 32010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hesston, KS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hesston)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Hesston, KS)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7
  • HETNKS0, Lat: 38.135972 Lon: -97.424361, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Overall height: 25.4 m, Call Sign: WQIH828,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 09/07/2017, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Kurt D Friesen, Registrant: Network Tool And Die Company, Inc., North Newton, KS 67117, Phone: (316) 393-7963, Email:

  • HESSTON / I-35, 1600 20013 West Dutch Ave. (Hesston #9026) (Lat: 38.144278 Lon: -97.583917), Type: Tower, Structure height: 90.2 m, Overall height: 93.3 m, Call Sign: WQIT672,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11115.0 MHz, Grant Date: 05/12/2008, Expiration Date: 05/12/2018, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2009, Certifier: William Chastain, Registrant: Radio Dynamics Corporation, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

  • HETN00, Lat: 38.135972 Lon: -97.424361, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WQWC299,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11055.0 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2015, Expiration Date: 07/15/2025, Certifier: Kurt D Friesen, Registrant: Intelpath, 111 Fuller Road, Hinsdale, IL 60521, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

  • NEK-HES, 420 W Lincoln Blvd (Lat: 38.144556 Lon: -97.433722), Type: Tank, Structure height: 54 m, Overall height: 56 m, Call Sign: WQXQ850,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz, 10755.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 05/12/2016, Expiration Date: 05/12/2026, Certifier: Donnie Happel, Registrant: Micronet Communications, Inc., 812 Lexington Dr, Plano, TX 75075, Phone: (972) 422-7200, Email:

  • WI01961D, 96th St (Wi01961d) (Lat: 38.160722 Lon: -97.435361), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WRUM917,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz, 11075.0 MHz, 11155.0 MHz... (+20 more), Grant Date: 09/13/2022, Expiration Date: 09/13/2032, Certifier: Jenny Knopf, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

  • Willems, 8635 Nw 60th St (Lat: 38.114056 Lon: -97.468583), Type: Silo, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WRZG266,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2023, Expiration Date: 10/30/2033, Certifier: Daniel Friesen, Registrant: Intelpath, Hinsdale, IL 60522, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

  • STATION, 1.3 Mi Nw Of (Lat: 38.146667 Lon: -97.451694), Overall height: 105.2 m, Call Sign: KLE43,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6665.00 MHz, 6705.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/24/2000, Expiration Date: 03/21/2010, Cancellation Date: 01/30/2007, Certifier: Keith R Libbert, Registrant: Keller & Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

112 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hesston)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hesston)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$59,0901$152,710
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0305.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hesston, KS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hesston, KS - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of fires - 43 took place in 2011, and the least - 10 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Hesston, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (64.9%), and Structure Fires (20.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hesston, KS
    • 25064.9%Outside Fires
    • 8020.8%Structure Fires
    • 5213.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 30.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hesston, KS
Most common first names in Hesston, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2679.6 years
Mary2482.0 years
Anna1888.8 years
William1282.8 years
Ruth1285.3 years
Dorothy1084.5 years
Helen1082.6 years
Esther986.6 years
Sarah986.9 years
Edna983.1 years
Most common last names in Hesston, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller2684.8 years
Schmidt2283.1 years
Unruh1882.0 years
Regier1683.9 years
Yoder1682.1 years
Weaver1383.0 years
Hershberger1283.1 years
Sommerfeld1183.4 years
King1182.0 years
Janzen1083.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hesston, KS
  • 76.3%Utility gas
  • 22.7%Electricity
  • 1.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hesston, KS
  • 86.0%Utility gas
  • 12.8%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood


Hesston compared to Kansas state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 28 pilots and 26 other airmen in this city.
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