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People

Total Population 974
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 28.1%
Employed Population 16+ 531
Age of the Population 55

Families

% of people married 59.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $57,500
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.2%
Median Gross Rent $431
Median House Value $65,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
US/American 0%
English 17.4%
Irish 16.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GLEN ELDER LAKE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cawker City 511 $50,357
Gaylord 136 $33,750
Glen Elder 507 $48,750
Osborne 1,463 $50,789
Portis 101 $0

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Downs Public Libraries

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Downs Carnegie
504 MORGAN
Downs, Kansas
(785) 454-3821

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Downs High Schools

LAKESIDE HIGH SCHOOL AT DOWNS
1306 N MORGAN
785-454-3332
Serves 155 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10

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