Atwood, Kansas

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Atwood, Kansas

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High Points

Atwood strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Atwood Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Atwood Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 12% Atwood Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Atwood Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Atwood, Kansas

Comparing Atwood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Age of the Population 10 10
Female Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Male Share of the Population 4 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 6 6
College Educated Adults 6 4
People Above Poverty 6 5
Median Family Income 5 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 9 9
Public Transportation Use 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 9 10
People Living Alone 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Atwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 198 miles E of Greeley, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 200 miles E of Aurora, Colorado
County Rawlins
Standard Zip Codes 67730
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.806
Longitude -101.041

Atwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ATWOOD 2 SW
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 40 F
Apr Temp 33 to 66 F
Jul Temp 61 to 93 F
Oct Temp 33 to 69 F
Annual Precip 22.7 inches
Station COLBY 1 SW
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 39 F
Apr Temp 33 to 63 F
Jul Temp 61 to 90 F
Oct Temp 35 to 68 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Distance 31.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 41 F
Apr Temp 34 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 91 F
Oct Temp 35 to 69 F
Annual Precip 19.4 inches
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Atwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,279 100%
Male 605 47.3%
Female 674 52.7%
Under 18 277 21.7%
18+ 1,002 78.3%
65+ 379 29.6%
Median Age 47.6
Average Family Size 2.78
White 1,262 98.7%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 12 0.9%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.4%

Estimated Atwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,139
Growth -140
Growth % -10.9%

Atwood Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 40.2%
US/American 11.6%
English 8.5%
Czech 7.1%
Irish 6.1%
Swedish 4.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.2%
Austrian 2.3%
Dutch 2.3%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Italian 1.7%
Czechoslovakian 1%
Scottish 1%
Danish 1%
Welsh 0.9%
Hungarian 0.8%
French Canadian 0.8%
Polish 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Finnish 0.2%
Scandinavian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Atwood 1,279 $39,375
Herndon 149 $24,583
McDonald 159 $32,083

Atwood Public Libraries

Atwood Public Library
102 S. SIXTH ST.
Atwood, Kansas
(785) 626-3805

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Atwood High Schools (2004)

100 N 8TH
Serves 174 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.7

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