Cawker City, Kansas

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Cawker City, Kansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cawker City Affordability of Rents
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 7% Cawker City Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 16% Cawker City Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Cawker City, Kansas

Comparing Cawker City 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
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 10
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Racial Diversity 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 5 4
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 2 1
College Educated Adults 2 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 10
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 3 5

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Cawker City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 129 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 139 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas
County Mitchell
Standard Zip Codes 67430
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.512
Longitude -98.433

Cawker City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.3 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 92 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
Station BELOIT
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 93 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 27.5 inches
Station ALTON 6 ESE
Distance 22.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 39 F
Apr Temp 37 to 67 F
Jul Temp 65 to 93 F
Oct Temp 38 to 71 F
Annual Precip 26.7 inches
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Cawker City Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 521 100%
Male 259 49.7%
Female 262 50.3%
Under 18 94 18%
18+ 427 82%
65+ 155 29.8%
Median Age 49.4
Average Family Size 2.61
White 508 97.5%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.7%
Other 2 0.4%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.8%

Estimated Cawker City Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 474
Growth -47
Growth % -9%

Cawker City 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 39.2%
English 15%
US/American 12.3%
Irish 9.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.4%
Scotch-Irish 3.6%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Swiss 2.4%
Scottish 2.1%
Dutch 1.8%
Czech 1.2%
Swedish 1.2%
French Canadian 0.9%
Italian 0.9%
European 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cawker City 521 $30,769
Downs 1,038 $36,518
Esbon 148 $34,167
Glen Elder 439 $32,361
Osborne 1,607 $36,544
Portis 123 $28,333
Tipton 243 $45,938

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