Lenora, Kansas

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Population in 2019: 230 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -24.8%
 
Males: 100  (43.8%)
Females: 130  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

40.3 years
Kansas median age:

37.2 years

Zip codes: 67645.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,462 (it was $32,500 in 2000)
Lenora:

$36,462
KS:

$62,087

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,135 (it was $15,426 in 2000)

Lenora city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $67,149 (it was $30,600 in 2000)
Lenora:

$67,149
KS:

$163,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $72,144; detached houses: $71,531

Median gross rent in 2019: $418.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lenora: 77.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 42.3%
(40.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 52.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Lenora, KS (2019)
    • 27379.1%White alone
    • 7020.3%Hispanic
    • 10.3%Two or more races

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



According to our research of Kansas and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Lenora, Kansas as of August 02, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lenora is 90 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (42.5%), English (21.3%), American (12.6%), Scottish (4.7%), French (3.1%), Swedish (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 2270 feet

Land area: 0.48 square miles.

Population density: 476 people per square mile   (low).

Lenora, Kansas map

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Kansas:

7.1%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Lenora city:

1.5% ($455)
Kansas:

1.2% ($999)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lincoln, NE (194.3 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (504.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Edmond, KS (3.1 miles),
Clayton, KS (3.6 miles),
Jennings, KS (4.0 miles),
Norton, KS (4.1 miles ),
Norcatur, KS (4.3 miles),
Morland, KS (4.3 miles),
Hill City, KS (4.3 miles ),
Dresden, KS (4.7 miles)

Latitude: 39.61 N, Longitude: 100.00 W

Area code: 785

Distribution of median household income in Lenora, KS in 2019
Distribution of house value in Lenora, KS in 2019
Lenora satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $111,900
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $85,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lenora, KS residents
Average permit cost in Lenora, KS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.3%
Kansas:

5.3%
Most common industries in Lenora, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (13.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (12.8%)
  • Educational services (12.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.0%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (20.0%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (16.2%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (13.3%)
  • Educational services (8.6%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (12.0%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (12.0%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (10.7%)
  • Social assistance (10.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Public administration (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Lenora, KS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (8.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Farmers and farm managers (12.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Customer service representatives (10.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (8.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6.7%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.3%)

Average climate in Lenora, Kansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Lenora-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 45% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/10/1985, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.7 miles away from the Lenora city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/14/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lenora-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kansas state average. It is 544% 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 276.7 miles away from Lenora center
On 6/22/2019 at 08:50:24, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.1 miles away from Lenora center
On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 644.6 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi) earthquake occurred 333.2 miles away from the city center
On 2/13/2016 at 17:07:06, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 5.2 mi) earthquake occurred 227.1 miles away from Lenora center
On 11/12/2014 at 21:40:00, a magnitude 4.9 (4.9 MW, Depth: 2.5 mi) earthquake occurred 206.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norton County (10) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lenora topographic map

Airports located in Lenora:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lenora:

  • Fort Hays State University (about 63 miles; Hays, KS; Full-time enrollment: 8,728)
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney (about 90 miles; Kearney, NE; FT enrollment: 6,047)
  • Barton County Community College (about 108 miles; Great Bend, KS; FT enrollment: 4,108)
  • Central Community College (about 124 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • Hutchinson Community College (about 155 miles; Hutchinson, KS; FT enrollment: 4,174)
  • Kansas State University (about 186 miles; Manhattan, KS; FT enrollment: 20,703)
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln (about 194 miles; Lincoln, NE; FT enrollment: 20,817)

Library in Lenora:

  • LENORA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,240; Location: 110 N MAIN; 6,956 books; 74 audio materials; 127 video materials; 30 state licensed databases)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lenora: Hi-Plains Co - Operative Association Grain Elevator Number 5 (A), Solomon Valley Rural Fire Department (B), Lenora Volunteer Fire Department (C), Lenora Public Library (D), Lenora City Hall (E), Lenora Senior Center (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lenora include: Lenora Church of God (A), United Parish of Lenora (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Lenora: Barbeau House (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Norton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lenora and their reported violations in the past:

LENORA, CITY OF (Population served: 245, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2006), St Public Notif received (MAR-10-2006)
Average household size:
This city:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

54.8%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.8%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Lenora (2011 data):

  • First Security Bank & Trust Company: Lenora Branch at 105 South Main Street, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $61.6 mil, Deposits: $47.9 mil, headquarters in Norton, KS, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: First Norton Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Lenora:

Marital status in Lenora, KS
  • Never married: 12.2%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 17.0%
  • Divorced: 13.2%

For population 25 years and over in Lenora:

  • High school or higher: 94.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.1%
  • Unemployed: 1.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.8
Kansas average:

11.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lenora, KS (based on Norton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,8519
Mainline Protestant8078
Catholic6172
Other4-
None2,392-
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: 4
Norton County:

7.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Norton County:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

9.24 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
Kansas:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norton County:

28.0%
Kansas:

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

6.6%
Kansas:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

50.3%
Kansas:

49.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.3%
State:

46.3%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Kansas:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lenora:

23.4%
Kansas:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lenora:

9.6%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lenora:

6.8
Kansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.5%
Kansas:

33.5%

General health condition:
Here:

55.6%
Kansas:

56.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.7%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lenora, KS Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,250$27,0000$0
Sewerage 0$0 1$677
Water Supply 0$0 1$1,014
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$888
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,727
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$457
Totals for Government 1$2,250$27,0005$4,763

Lenora government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $146,000 ($634.78)
    Financial Administration: $45,000 ($195.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $32,000 ($139.13)
    Water Utilities: $28,000 ($121.74)
    Regular Highways: $26,000 ($113.04)
    Local Fire Protection: $24,000 ($104.35)
    Sewerage: $10,000 ($43.48)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $7,000 ($30.43)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $7,000 ($30.43)
    Libraries: $7,000 ($30.43)
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000 ($13.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.35)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $15,000 ($65.22)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($30.43)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $71,000 ($308.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($21.74)

Lenora government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $30,000 ($130.43)
    Sewerage: $18,000 ($78.26)
    Other: $8,000 ($34.78)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($4.35)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $23,000 ($100.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $84,000 ($365.22)
    Sale of Property: $20,000 ($86.96)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($21.74)
    Rents: $2,000 ($8.70)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($286.96)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,000 ($26.09)
  • Tax - Property: $161,000 ($700.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $8,000 ($34.78)

Lenora government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $193,000 ($839.13)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $165,000 ($717.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,000 ($121.74)

Lenora government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $286,000 ($1243.48)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lenora:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • KQNK (1530 AM; 1 kW; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXXX (790 AM; 5 kW; COLBY, KS; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KBRL (1300 AM; 5 kW; MCCOOK, NE; Owner: MCCOOK RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KIMB (1260 AM; 50 kW; KIMBALL, NE; Owner: G & L INVESTMENTS, LLC)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lenora:

  • KQNK-FM (106.7 FM; NORTON, KS; Owner: PIONEER COUNTRY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZNA (90.5 FM; HILL CITY, KS; Owner: KANZA SOCIETY, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Lenora:

  • K39BS (Channel 39; NORTON, KS; Owner: SMOKY HILLS PUBLIC TELEVISION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 154ft / 47.3mTotal length
  • $4,148,000Total costs
  • 1,835Total average daily traffic
  • 260Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,100Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lenora, KS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 72000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lenora, KS

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lenora)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • West Edge Of Town (Lat: 39.603889 Lon: -99.997361), Type: Tower, Structure height: 122 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: KQC595,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.985 MHz, Grant Date: 05/18/2021, Expiration Date: 08/21/2030, Certifier: Jerry L Kessler, Registrant: Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth,Plc, 1300 17th Street, Arlington, VA 22209, Phone: (703) 812-0400, Fax: (202) 828-5568
  • Lat: 39.610361 Lon: -100.002556, Call Sign: WQYI887,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.912 MHz, 458.912 MHz, Grant Date: 10/12/2016, Expiration Date: 10/12/2026, Certifier: Gayle James, Registrant: Comm-Tronix, 1735 Mccormick, Wichita, KS 67213, Phone: (316) 263-5958, Fax: (316) 462-0555, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 1 Mile East And 2.5 Miles South Of Lenora (Lat: 39.571667 Lon: -99.995389), Call Sign: KAF641,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.810 MHz, 152.720 MHz, 152.720 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2018, Expiration Date: 07/01/2028, Registrant: Nex-Tech, Inc, 145 North Main, Lenora, KS 67645-0158, Phone: (785) 567-4281, Fax: (785) 567-4401, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lenora)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 140 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1878V, N1878V, N-1878V, Serial Number: 14058, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 01/21/1957, Certificate Issue Date: 04/03/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Edwin Loyd Schoen, Po Box 218, Lenora, KS 67645
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 3 PROFESSION (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 702FN, N702FN, N-702FN, Serial Number: P76DCJ17A26045, Certificate Issue Date: 09/01/2016
    Registrant (LLC): Nex-Tech Communications LLC, Po Box 158, Lenora, KS 67645
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/17/1994

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 6. The highest number of fire incidents - 12 took place in 2002, and the least - 2 in 2008. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lenora, KS When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (78.2%), and Structure Fires (10.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lenora, KS
    • 7978.2%Outside Fires
    • 1110.9%Structure Fires
    • 1110.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lenora, KS
Most common first names in Lenora, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John979.1 years
William782.4 years
Fred687.2 years
Charles669.5 years
Lawrence478.3 years
Arthur479.5 years
James480.0 years
Margaret488.8 years
George381.7 years
Raymond370.3 years
Most common last names in Lenora, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Nelson673.5 years
Bates672.1 years
Walker677.6 years
Smith670.0 years
Turner580.8 years
Shoemaker575.2 years
Williams475.5 years
Morgan494.7 years
Heikes466.8 years
Best487.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lenora, KS
  • 91.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.6%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Electricity
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lenora, KS
  • 68.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 31.6%Electricity


Lenora compared to Kansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
There are 2 pilots and no other airmen in this city.
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