Downs, Kansas

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High Points

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

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Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Downs Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Downs Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 17% Downs Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Downs, Kansas

Comparing Downs 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 6 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Well-Paid Single Men 5 3
Racial Diversity 3 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 5
People Above Poverty 5 4
Median Family Income 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 3 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 8
Working at Home 6 5
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Downs Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 134 miles SW of Lincoln, Nebraska (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas
County Osborne
Standard Zip Codes 67437
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.498
Longitude -98.541

Downs Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 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 ALTON 6 ESE
Distance 17.1 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
Station BELOIT
Distance 23.6 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
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Downs Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,038 100%
Male 496 47.8%
Female 542 52.2%
Under 18 223 21.5%
18+ 815 78.5%
65+ 303 29.2%
Median Age 46
Average Family Size 2.77
White 1,025 98.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 3 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.7%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 2 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.5%

Estimated Downs Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 938
Growth -100
Growth % -9.6%

Downs 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 36.8%
US/American 27%
English 9%
Irish 8.4%
Dutch 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.5%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Swiss 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Scottish 0.9%
Czech 0.6%
Swedish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.4%
Danish 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
British 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Downs 1,038 $36,518
Cawker City 521 $30,769
Gaylord 145 $35,000
Glen Elder 439 $32,361
Osborne 1,607 $36,544
Portis 123 $28,333
Tipton 243 $45,938

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Downs High Schools (2004)

Serves 155 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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