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Demographics Analysis

The people of Colby City, Kansas give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Colby City, Kansas)

Male:

Under 5 years : 108

5 to 9 years : 131

10 to 14 years : 222

15 to 17 years : 90

18 and 19 years : 231

20 years : 25

21 years : 34

22 to 24 years : 176

25 to 29 years : 184

30 to 34 years : 135

35 to 39 years : 69

40 to 44 years : 190

45 to 49 years : 111

50 to 54 years : 186

55 to 59 years : 168

60 and 61 years : 50

62 to 64 years : 71

65 and 66 years : 31

67 to 69 years : 67

70 to 74 years : 97

75 to 79 years : 24

80 to 84 years : 23

85 years and over : 110

Female:

Under 5 years : 207

5 to 9 years : 120

10 to 14 years : 119

15 to 17 years : 118

18 and 19 years : 115

20 years : 0

21 years : 160

22 to 24 years : 209

25 to 29 years : 96

30 to 34 years : 113

35 to 39 years : 135

40 to 44 years : 127

45 to 49 years : 175

50 to 54 years : 171

55 to 59 years : 194

60 and 61 years : 69

62 to 64 years : 29

65 and 66 years : 11

67 to 69 years : 124

70 to 74 years : 66

75 to 79 years : 69

80 to 84 years : 54

85 years and over : 204


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Colby City, Kansas)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 2,780

Multiple ancestry : 1,825

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 73

Ancestry not reported : 540


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Colby City, Kansas)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 4,983

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 5

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 39

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 27

Not a U.S. citizen : 164


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Colby City, Kansas)

Total:

Under 5 years : 315

5 to 17 years : 800

18 to 24 years : 950

25 to 34 years : 528

35 to 44 years : 521

45 to 54 years : 643

55 to 59 years : 362

60 and 61 years : 119

62 to 64 years : 100

65 to 74 years : 396

75 years and over : 484

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 296

5 to 17 years : 665

18 to 24 years : 580

25 to 34 years : 323

35 to 44 years : 262

45 to 54 years : 437

55 to 59 years : 224

60 and 61 years : 95

62 to 64 years : 35

65 to 74 years : 313

75 years and over : 396

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 135

18 to 24 years : 322

25 to 34 years : 117

35 to 44 years : 243

45 to 54 years : 188

55 to 59 years : 138

60 and 61 years : 24

62 to 64 years : 65

65 to 74 years : 58

75 years and over : 67

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 19

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 13

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 12

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 48

25 to 34 years : 75

35 to 44 years : 16

45 to 54 years : 6

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 25

75 years and over : 21


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Colby City, Kansas)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 1,513

Female : 2,113

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 883

Female : 474

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 5

Female : 39

Foreign born:

Male : 132

Female : 59


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Colby City, Kansas)

Born in state of residence : 3,516

Born in other state in the United States : 1,294

Native: born outside the United States : 44

Foreign born : 166


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Colby City, Kansas)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 841

Now married, except separated : 1,348

Divorced : 330

Separated : 0

Widowed : 315

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 398

Now married, except separated : 602

Divorced : 156

Separated : 49

Widowed : 56

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 13

Divorced : 12

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 123

Now married, except separated : 47

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 21


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Colby City, Kansas)

Speak only English : 4,654

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 55

Speak English less than "very well" : 91

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 20

Japanese:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 9

Korean:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 9

Vietnamese:

Speak English "very well" : 19

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Other Asian languages:

Speak English "very well" : 0

Speak English less than "very well" : 19

African languages:

Speak English "very well" : 16

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Colby City, Kansas

  • German: 2,059   (42.1%)
  • English: 674   (13.8%)
  • Irish: 549   (11.2%)
  • United States Or American: 305   (6.2%)
  • Other Groups: 243   (5.0%)
  • French (except Basque): 196   (4.0%)
  • Scottish: 98   (2.0%)
  • Scotch-irish: 88   (1.8%)
  • Italian: 83   (1.7%)
  • Norwegian: 83   (1.7%)
  • Czech: 79   (1.6%)
  • French Canadian: 75   (1.5%)
  • Swedish: 68   (1.4%)
  • Dutch: 66   (1.4%)
  • Polish: 36   (0.7%)
  • Danish: 34   (0.7%)
  • Welsh: 29   (0.6%)
  • Hungarian: 18   (0.4%)
  • Russian: 18   (0.4%)
  • Swiss: 16   (0.3%)
  • Austrian: 14   (0.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 12   (0.2%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 12   (0.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 11   (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 9   (0.2%)
  • Belgian: 7   (0.1%)
  • German Russian: 4   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Colby City, Kansas is 5,218



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Colby City, Kansas: 2,533
Female Population in Colby City, Kansas: 2,685


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Colby City, Kansas: 31.8
Median Female Resident Age in Colby City, Kansas: 37.2


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Kansas is 36


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Colby City, Kansas


White


Both sexes

35.5

Male

34.5

Female

36.5

Black or African American


Both sexes

21.8

Male

22.2

Female

20.5

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

29.8

Male

28.5

Female

30.5

Asian


Both sexes

25.0

Male

30.5

Female

22.0

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

19.3

Male

19.5

Female

18.8

Other


Both sexes

22.4

Male

24.0

Female

20.8

Two or More Races


Both sexes

11.8

Male

18.0

Female

11.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

21.6

Male

21.7

Female

21.5

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

36.1

Male

35.3

Female

36.9


(updated 2010)



Races in Colby City, Kansas


  • White: 5,020
  • African American: 42
  • American Indian: 94
  • Asian: 19
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 0
  • Two or More Races: 43



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Colby City, Kansas citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Colby City, Kansas

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 18   (1.18%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 12   (0.79%)
  • 9th Grade: 11   (0.72%)
  • 10th Grade: 15   (0.99%)
  • 11th Grade: 23   (1.51%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 23   (1.51%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 504   (33.16%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 264   (17.37%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 221   (14.54%)
  • Associate Degree: 127   (8.36%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 147   (9.67%)
  • Master's Degree: 92   (6.05%)
  • Professional School Degree: 19   (1.25%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 44   (2.89%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 31   (1.79%)
  • 9th Grade: 42   (2.42%)
  • 10th Grade: 16   (0.92%)
  • 11th Grade: 7   (0.4%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 9   (0.52%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 515   (29.7%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 157   (9.05%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 315   (18.17%)
  • Associate Degree: 167   (9.63%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 358   (20.65%)
  • Master's Degree: 105   (6.06%)
  • Professional School Degree: 7   (0.4%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 5   (0.29%)


(updated 2010)





Largest School Agency's In Colby City, Kansas

  • Colby Public Schools


    ( Grades: KG-12, Location: 600 West Third Street, Colby, KS 67701, Phone: (785) 460-5000, Students: 1,024 )

Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Colby City, Kansas

  • Colby Elem


    ( Grades: KG-5, Location: 210 N Grant, Colby, KS 67701, Phone: (785) 460-5100, Students: 402 )

  • Colby Middle School


    ( Grades: 6-8, Location: 750 W 3rd St, Colby, KS 67701, Phone: (785) 460-5200, Students: 232 )

  • Thomas County Academy


    ( Grades: 5-8, Location: 710 West Third, Colby, KS 67701, Phone: (785) 460-5000, Students: 17 )

Largest High Schools (Public) In Colby City, Kansas

  • Colby Senior High


    ( Grades: 9-12, Location: 1890 S Franklin, Colby, KS 67701, Phone: (785) 460-5300, Students: 373 )

Largest Universities & Colleges In Colby City, Kansas

  • Colby Community College


    ( 2-year, Public, Student Population: 1,537; Location: 255 S Range, Colby, KS 67701, Web: http://www.colbycc.edu )

Largest Schools (Private) In Colby City, Kansas

  • Sacred Heart School


    ( Grades: K-5, Location: 1150 W 6th Street, Colby, KS 67701, Phone: (785) 460-2813, Students: 84 )

  • Heartland Christian School


    ( Grades: K-11, Location: 420 Main Mingo Street, Colby, KS 67701, Phone: (785) 460-6419, Students: 62 )

Academic Libraries In Colby City, Kansas

(updated 2005)

Public Libraries (Central) In Colby City, Kansas

  • Colby/pioneer Memorial Library


    375 West 4th Street, Colby, KS 67701

(updated 2012)



Museums Near Colby City, Kansas


  • Colby Rural Arts Museum


    Po Box 73, Colby, WI 54421

  • Prairie Museum Of Art And History


    1905 S Franklin, Colby, KS 67701

(updated 2014)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Colby City, Kansas affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Colby City, Kansas.

Area Features of Colby City, Kansas


Airport


(1) Murray Airport Historical   (2) Shalz Field  

Building


(1) Colby Chamber Of Commerce   (2) Colby City Hall   (3) Colby Community Building   (4) Colby Community College Campus Security   (5) Colby Community College H F Davis Library   (6) Colby Fire Department   (7) Colby Police Department   (8) Pioneer Memorial Library   (9) Prairie Museum Of Art And History   (10) Thomas County Courthouse   (11) Thomas County Emergency Medical Services   (12) Thomas County Health Department   (13) Thomas County Jail   (14) Thomas County Sheriff S Office  

Cemetery


(1) Beulah Cemetery   (2) Mingo Cemetery   (3) Sacred Heart Cemetery   (4) Summers Township Cemetery  

Church


(1) Ascension On The Prairie Episcopal Church   (2) Colby Berean Church   (3) Colby Church Of Christ   (4) Colby United Methodist Church   (5) Colby Wesleyan Church   (6) College Drive Assembly Of God Church   (7) College View Baptist Church   (8) First Baptist Church   (9) First Christian Church   (10) First Presbyterian Church   (11) Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah S Witnesses   (12) Landmark United Pentecostal Church   (13) Mingo Bible Church   (14) Redeeming Love Ministries   (15) Sacred Heart Catholic Church   (16) The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints   (17) Trinity Lutheran Church  

Civil


(1) City Of Colby   (2) Thomas County   (3) Township Of Morgan   (4) Township Of Summers  

Hospital


(1) Citizens Medical Center   (2) Saint Thomas Hospital  

Locale


(1) Bourquin S Recreational Vehicle Park   (2) Colby Municipal Power Plant   (3) Cornerstone Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 1   (4) Frontier Agricultural Grain Elevator Number 8   (5) Kansas State University Northwest Research Extension Center   (6) Meadow Lake Golf Club   (7) Thomas County Fairgrounds   (8) Thomas County Speedway  

Park


(1) Fike Park   (2) Villa High Park   (3) Young Park  

Populated Place


(1) Colby   (2) Friendly Acres Mobile Home Park   (3) Mingo   (4) Spica  

Post Office


(1) Colby Post Office  

School


(1) Center School Historical   (2) Colby Community College   (3) Colby Community College Bedker Memorial Complex   (4) Colby Community College Cultural Arts Center   (5) Colby Community College Ferguson Hall   (6) Colby Community College Gymnasium   (7) Colby Community College Pierre C Henry Allied Health Building   (8) Colby Community College Stanley Carr Agriculture Center   (9) Colby Community College Student Union   (10) Colby Community College Thomas Hall   (11) Colby Elementary School   (12) Colby Middle School   (13) Colby Senior High School   (14) Heartland Christian School   (15) Lone Willow School Historical   (16) Sacred Heart Elementary School   (17) Soddy School Historical   (18) Star School Historical  

Tower


(1) Ktcc-fm Colby   (2) Kxxx-am Colby  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Colby City, Kansas

67701 (pop. 6,663)


Cities Nearby Colby City, Kansas

Morgan Township, KS  (pop. 632) 1.2 Miles
Rovohl Township, KS  (pop. 170) 7.7 Miles
Gem City, KS  (pop. 58) 8.4 Miles
Lacey Township, KS  (pop. 147) 8.8 Miles
East Hale Township, KS  (pop. 33) 9.0 Miles
North Randall Township, KS  (pop. 135) 9.1 Miles
Summers Township, KS  (pop. 171) 10.4 Miles
Barrett Township, KS  (pop. 56) 14.2 Miles
Wendell Township, KS  (pop. 22) 14.8 Miles
Menlo Township, KS  (pop. 66) 15.3 Miles



Area Code(s) in Colby City, Kansas

785



Elevation in Colby City, Kansas is 3,219.0 ft. (981.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Colby City, Kansas

Lat: 39.392093 N        Long: -101.047532 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Colby City, Kansas need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Kansas

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 6.64 4.94 8.17 0.00 6.57
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 6.64 4.94 8.17 0.00 6.57
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 6.62 4.95 8.15 0.00 6.57
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 6.62 4.95 8.15 0.00 6.57
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.90 6.67 4.93 8.88 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.90 6.67 4.93 8.88 0.00 6.56
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.86 6.70 4.94 8.91 0.00 6.60
  Total Electric Industry 7.86 6.70 4.94 8.91 0.00 6.60
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.89 6.66 4.93 10.94 0.00 6.61
  Total Electric Industry 7.89 6.66 4.93 10.94 0.00 6.61
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.92 6.68 4.82 9.21 0.00 6.56
  Total Electric Industry 7.92 6.68 4.82 9.21 0.00 6.56
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.86 6.67 4.70 9.10 0.00 6.52
  Total Electric Industry 7.86 6.67 4.70 9.10 0.00 6.52
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.71 6.47 4.51 5.97 0.00 6.31
  Total Electric Industry 7.71 6.47 4.51 5.97 0.00 6.31
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.65 6.34 4.46 7.96 0.00 6.28
  Total Electric Industry 7.65 6.34 4.46 7.96 0.00 6.28
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.64 6.25 4.47 8.91 0.00 6.22
  Total Electric Industry 7.64 6.25 4.47 8.91 0.00 6.22
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.65 6.25 4.55 7.29 0.00 6.27
  Total Electric Industry 7.65 6.25 4.55 7.29 0.00 6.27
2001              
  Full-Service Providers 7.66 6.20 4.55 8.91 0.00 6.24
  Total Electric Industry 7.66 6.20 4.55 8.91 0.00 6.24
2002              
  Full-Service Providers 7.67 6.28 4.53 9.30 0.00 6.31
  Total Electric Industry 7.67 6.28 4.53 9.30 0.00 6.31
2003              
  Full-Service Providers 7.71 6.42 4.61 0.00 0.00 6.35
  Total Electric Industry 7.71 6.42 4.61 0.00 0.00 6.35
2004              
  Full-Service Providers 7.74 6.45 4.69 0.00 0.00 6.37
  Total Electric Industry 7.74 6.45 4.69 0.00 0.00 6.37
2005              
  Full-Service Providers 7.90 6.60 4.85 0.00 0.00 6.55
  Total Electric Industry 7.90 6.60 4.85 0.00 0.00 6.55
2006              
  Full-Service Providers 8.25 6.96 5.20 0.00 0.00 6.89
  Total Electric Industry 8.25 6.96 5.20 0.00 0.00 6.89

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Colby City, Kansas

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 57   (2.3%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 9   (0.4%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 81   (3.3%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 76   (3.0%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 181   (7.3%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 310   (12.4%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 689   (27.6%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 386   (15.5%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 87   (3.5%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 107   (4.3%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 34   (1.4%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 47   (1.9%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 171   (6.9%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 257   (10.3%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Colby City, Kansas)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 2,154

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 146

In 3-person carpool : 43

In 4-person carpool : 2

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 32

Walked : 152

Other means : 62

Worked at home : 145


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Colby City, Kansas)

Less than 5 minutes : 416

5 to 9 minutes : 1,128

10 to 14 minutes : 380

15 to 19 minutes : 288

20 to 24 minutes : 131

25 to 29 minutes : 37

30 to 34 minutes : 141

35 to 39 minutes : 27

40 to 44 minutes : 10

45 to 59 minutes : 0

60 to 89 minutes : 20

90 or more minutes : 13


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Colby City, Kansas)

With Social Security income : 511

No Social Security income : 1,649


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Colby City, Kansas)

With retirement income : 230

No retirement income : 1,930


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Colby City, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 13

$10,000 to $14,999 : 36

$15,000 to $19,999 : 11

$20,000 to $24,999 : 25

$25,000 to $29,999 : 144

$30,000 to $34,999 : 61

$35,000 to $39,999 : 44

$40,000 to $44,999 : 72

$45,000 to $49,999 : 60

$50,000 to $59,999 : 88

$60,000 to $74,999 : 224

$75,000 to $99,999 : 225

$100,000 to $124,999 : 55

$125,000 to $149,999 : 67

$150,000 to $199,999 : 10

$200,000 or more : 6


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Colby City, Kansas)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $61,146


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Colby City, Kansas

  • KXXX (790 AM; 5.0 kW; Colby, KS; Owner: Rocking M Radio, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Colby City, Kansas

  • KRDQ (100.3 FM; Gem, KS; Owner: Rocking M Radio, Inc.)
  • KFNF (101.1 FM; Oberlin, KS; Owner: Armada Media - Mccook, Inc.)
  • KKCI (102.5 FM; Edson, KS; Owner: Melia)
  • KGCR (107.7 FM; Edson, KS; Owner: The Praise Network, Inc.)
  • NEW (88.1 FM; Colby, KS; Owner: Thomas County Community Foundation)
  • NEW (88.9 FM; Colby, KS; Owner: Kanza Society, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.3 FM; Brewster, KS; Owner: Community Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Brewster, KS; Owner: Kanza Society, Inc.)
  • KRLE (91.3 FM; Oberlin, KS; Owner: Educational Media Foundation)
  • KTCC (91.9 FM; Colby, KS; Owner: Colby Community College)
  • KWGB (97.9 FM; Edson, KS; Owner: Melia Communications Inc)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Colby City, Kansas

  • KBSL-TV (Channel 10; Edson, KS; Owner: Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • KLBY (Channel 4; Brewster, KS; Owner: Gray Television Licensee, Inc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Colby City, Kansas

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 364  (28.4%)
  • Service Occupations: 166  (13.0%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 176  (13.8%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 30  (2.3%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 302  (23.6%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 516  (38.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 345  (25.7%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 401  (29.9%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 31  (2.3%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 298 Farms In Colby City, Kansas


(updated 2008)



Banks In Colby City, Kansas

Farmers & Merchants Bank Of Colby - 2 Branches


    Bank Assets: $313.3k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 2

Bankwest Of Kansas - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $94.9k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 3

Peoples State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $131.5k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 43

Adams Bank & Trust - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $624.5k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 18

Sunflower Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $1.7m
    Industry Specialization: Commercial Lending
    Total Offices: 35

The Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $335.8k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 18

The Western State Bank - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $435.3k
    Industry Specialization: Agricultural
    Total Offices: 10

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Colby City, Kansas

  • Murray


    (about 0.8 miles in Colby, Kansas; Airport Code: CBK)

  • Renner Field


    (about 34.8 miles in Goodland, Kansas; Airport Code: GLD)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Colby City, Kansas

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

85.65%

Carpooled

7.13%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.31%

Walked

1.88%

Other Means

0.61%

Worked At Home

4.41%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Colby City, Kansas, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Colby City, Kansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 914

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 129

Female householder, no husband present : 98

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 730

Householder not living alone : 289


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Colby City, Kansas)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 133

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 115

All other households : 1,912


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Colby City, Kansas)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 682

Renter-occupied housing units : 232

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 37

Renter-occupied housing units : 92

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 48

Renter-occupied housing units : 50

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 402

Renter-occupied housing units : 617


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Colby City, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 181

$10,000 to $14,999 : 152

$15,000 to $19,999 : 128

$20,000 to $24,999 : 145

$25,000 to $29,999 : 241

$30,000 to $34,999 : 123

$35,000 to $39,999 : 57

$40,000 to $44,999 : 186

$45,000 to $49,999 : 67

$50,000 to $59,999 : 171

$60,000 to $74,999 : 246

$75,000 to $99,999 : 325

$100,000 to $124,999 : 55

$125,000 to $149,999 : 67

$150,000 to $199,999 : 10

$200,000 or more : 6


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Colby City, Kansas)

Total : 2,451


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Colby City, Kansas)

Occupied : 2,160

Vacant : 291


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Colby City, Kansas)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Colby City, Kansas)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 35

Built 1990 to 1999 : 47

Built 1980 to 1989 : 406

Built 1970 to 1979 : 675

Built 1960 to 1969 : 512

Built 1950 to 1959 : 301

Built 1940 to 1949 : 59

Built 1939 or earlier : 416


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Colby City, Kansas)

Utility gas : 1,838

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 9

Electricity : 282

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 20

Solar energy : 11

Other fuel : 0

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Colby City, Kansas)

Less than $10,000 : 96

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 7

$20,000 to $24,999 : 39

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 14

$40,000 to $49,999 : 37

$50,000 to $59,999 : 27

$60,000 to $69,999 : 103

$70,000 to $79,999 : 156

$80,000 to $89,999 : 129

$90,000 to $99,999 : 90

$100,000 to $124,999 : 173

$125,000 to $149,999 : 109

$150,000 to $174,999 : 73

$175,000 to $199,999 : 70

$200,000 to $249,999 : 0

$250,000 to $299,999 : 46

$300,000 to $399,999 : 0

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Colby City, Kansas)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 18

Home equity loan only : 62

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 496

Housing units without a mortgage : 593


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Colby City, Kansas)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 :

Built 1990 to 1999 : $175,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $99,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $110,400

Built 1960 to 1969 : $84,300

Built 1950 to 1959 : $76,300

Built 1940 to 1949 : $74,700

Built 1939 or earlier : $49,100


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Colby City, Kansas: 59.7%

Percentage of Family Households in Kansas: 66.0%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Colby City, Kansas

Institutionalized population


  • Correctional facilities for adults : 2.55%
  • Nursing facilities/Skilled-nursing facilities : 32.86%

Noninstitutionalized population


  • College/University student housing : 64.59%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Colby City, Kansas

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 5 5 $675,375
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 1 48 $3,000,000
  Total

6 53 $3,675,375
2000        
  Single Family 3 3 $411,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $411,000
2001        
  Single Family 1 1 $90,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

1 1 $90,000
2002        
  Single Family 3 3 $365,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $365,000
2003        
  Single Family 3 3 $356,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $356,000
2004        
  Single Family 3 3 $700,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $700,000
2005        
  Single Family 3 3 $520,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

3 3 $520,000
2006        
  Single Family 2 2 $350,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

2 2 $350,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Colby City, KS): $34,615
Median Household Income In 2000 (Kansas): $40,624


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Colby City): $77,400
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Kansas): $81,000


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Colby City): $370
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Kansas): $498


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Colby City, Kansas

Utility Gas: 86.3%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 1.5%
Electricity: 12.2%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 0.0%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 0.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Colby City, Kansas are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Colby City, Kansas

L & C Home Health Agency Inc


     Address: 160 East 2nd, Colby, Kansas 67701
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 10/17/2002

Cottonwood Home Care Agency


     Address: 810 W Columbia Street, Oberlin, Kansas 67749
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 4/2/1993

Gove County Medical Center Hha


     Address: 520 West Fifth Street, Quinter, Kansas 67752
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 8/14/1984

Community Healthcare


     Address: 407 West Fifth Street, Mccook, Nebraska 69001
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 6/27/1996

Graham Co Hospital Hha


     Address: 304 W Prout, Hill City, Kansas 67642
     Ownership: Government - State/county
     Certified Date: 8/20/1966

Hospitals Close To Colby City, Kansas

Sheridan County Hospital


     Address: 826 18th Street, Hoxie, Kansas 67740
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Goodland Regional Medical Center


     Address: 220 West Second, Goodland, Kansas 67735
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Dundy County Hospital


     Address: "p O Box 626, 1313 North Cheyenne St", Benkelman, Nebraska 69021
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Community Hospital


     Address: "p O Box 1328, 1301 East H St", Mc Cook, Nebraska 69001
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital


     Address: 286 16th Street, Burlington, Colorado 80807
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Hospital District Or Authority

Nursing Homes Close To Colby City, Kansas

Deseret Nursing & Rehabilitation At Colby


     Address: 105 East College Drive, Colby, Kansas 67701
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 48
     Percent Occupied: 80%

Good Samaritan Society - Atwood


     Address: 650 Lake Rd #216, Atwood, Kansas 67730
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 40
     Percent Occupied: 87%

Good Samaritan Society - Decatur County


     Address: 108 E Ash St, Oberlin, Kansas 67749
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 44
     Percent Occupied: 94%

Good Samaritan Society - Sherman County


     Address: 208 W 2nd St, Goodland, Kansas 67735
     Ownership: Non Profit - Church Related
     Number of Residents: 60
     Percent Occupied: 100%

Good Samaritan Society - St Francis


     Address: 820 S Denison Street, Saint Francis, Kansas 67756
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 44
     Percent Occupied: 86%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Colby City, Kansas

Name: NPPD
Address: PO Box 98; Brownville, NE 68321
Distance: 291 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Colby City, Kansas

    Retired Workers: 745
    Disabled Workers: 135
    Widowers Workers: 120
    Spouses Workers: 75
    Children Workers: 60


(updated 2007)



Government Finances In Colby City, Kansas


Charges


Sewerage: $1,158,000
Solid Waste Management: $462,000
All Other: $122,000


Revenue


Water Utilities: $623,000
Electric Utilities: $4,629,000


Federal Intergovernmental


Air Transportation: $113,000
Water Utilities: $903,000


State Intergovernmental


General Support: $26,000
Highways: $238,000
All Other: $185,000


Current Operations


Air Transportation: $142,000
Fire Protection: $306,000
Central Staff Services: $214,000
Regular Highways: $266,000
Libraries: $188,000
Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
Parks & Recreation: $334,000
Police Protection: $695,000
Sewerage: $183,000
Solid Waste Management: $466,000
General - Other: $873,000
Water Utilities: $1,274,000
Electric Utilities: $3,629,000


Construction


Fire Protection: $4,000
Regular Highways: $1,442,000


Other Capital Outlay


Air Transportation: $510,000
Fire Protection: $4,000
Central Staff: $2,000
Regular Highways: $76,000
Parks & Recreation: $7,000
Police Protection: $50,000
Sewerage: $838,000
Solid Waste Management: $16,000
General - Other: $522,000
Water Utilities: $146,000
Electric Utilities: $357,000


General


Interest On Debt: $63,000


Tax


Property: $1,353,000
Total General Sales: $797,000
Other License: $90,000


Miscellaneous


Special Assessments: $12,000
Interest Earnings: $530,000
Fines & Forfeits: $80,000
Donations From Private Sources: $41,000
General Revenue, Nec: $615,000


Sinking Fund


Cash & Deposits: $221,000


Other Funds


Cash & Deposits: $11,041,000



Otal Salaries & Wages: $2,329,000
Ong Term Debt Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,585,000
Ong Term Debt Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $190,000
Ong Term Debt Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpo: $2,455,000


Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding


Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,060,000


(updated 2006)



Thomas County, Kansas Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 21.09%
  • Bush & Cheney 77.70%
  • Other 1.21%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Colby City, Kansas citizens.

Relocation to Thomas County, KS

7.80 % of Thomas County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $27,582

Kansas Average 7.39 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Thomas County, KS (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Sherman County , KS 0.70 % ($18,737 AGI )
  • Ellis County , KS 0.55 % ($28,067 AGI )
  • Logan County , KS 0.44 % ($49,917 AGI )

Relocation away from Thomas County, KS

9.94 % of Thomas County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $27,460

Kansas Average 7.67 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Thomas County, KS (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Ellis County , KS 0.75 % ($25,429 AGI )
  • Logan County , KS 0.72 % ($24,250 AGI )
  • Sherman County , KS 0.64 % ($26,667 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Kansas

Low Bracket: $15,000 (3.50%)
High Bracket: $30,000 (6.45%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Kansas

5.30%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Colby City, Kansas is based on over 50 years of data.





















Storms In Colby City, Kansas

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Thunderstorm Wind        
08/26/2002, 02:50 pm 0 0 $10K --
06/13/2001, 05:50 pm 0 0 $50K --
03/26/1998, 08:00 pm 0 0 $100K --
         





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Colby City, Kansas directly or research local government web sites.

Crime in Colby City, Kansas

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murder n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 n/a 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0 0 0 19
Rape n/a 2 5 1 2 6 1 5 n/a 0 4 3 4
    per 100,000 n/a 36 93 19 39 118 21 105 n/a 0 74 55 74
Robbery n/a 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 n/a 0 1 2 1
    per 100,000 n/a 36 19 57 0 0 21 21 n/a 0 18 37 19
Assault n/a 10 7 16 8 14 18 12 n/a 10 16 7 13
    per 100,000 n/a 182 130 304 155 276 371 252 n/a 208 295 128 241
Burglary n/a 34 29 29 20 41 43 19 n/a 28 21 24 21
    per 100,000 n/a 618 539 551 387 809 886 400 n/a 582 387 439 389
Larceny Theft n/a 220 178 186 145 139 141 91 n/a 109 76 99 91
    per 100,000 n/a 3,996 3,309 3,531 2,809 2,744 2,905 1,914 n/a 2,266 1,402 1,811 1,684
Vehicle Theft n/a 8 13 5 6 12 10 6 n/a 4 5 11 8
    per 100,000 n/a 145 242 95 116 237 206 126 n/a 83 92 201 148
Arson n/a 6 1 2 2 1 2 2 n/a 1 2 0 1
    per 100,000 n/a 109 19 38 39 20 41 42 n/a 21 37 0 19
CityMelt Violent Crime Index
U.S. Average = 40
n/a 4 3 5 3 5 5 5 n/a 3 5 3 5
CityMelt Property Crime Index
U.S. Average = 277
n/a 67 55 56 43 48 49 30 n/a 36 26 34 30
CityMelt Crime Index
U.S. Average = 158
n/a 35 29 30 23 27 27 17 n/a 19 16 18 18


(updated 2013)



Number of Sex Offenders In Kansas

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
3,563 3,981 4,791 5,911 11,617 9,677 6,047 6,275 7,409 7,923


(updated 2014)



Jails in Colby City, Kansas


  • Thomas County Jail


    225 N. Court Avenue, Colby, KS 67701
    Confined: 3
    Avg. Population: 10


(updated 2006)



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