Onaga, Kansas

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Onaga, Kansas

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Onaga Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Onaga, Kansas

Comparing Onaga 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 9
Female Share of the Population 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Racial Diversity 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 5
Male Share of the Population 3 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 7 4
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Housing Recently Built 2 1

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Onaga Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 40 miles NW of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri
County Pottawatomie
Standard Zip Codes 66521
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.488
Longitude -96.169

Onaga Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 35.2 inches
Station HOLTON
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 36 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station HORTON
Distance 36.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 37.2 inches
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Onaga Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 704 100%
Male 327 46.4%
Female 377 53.6%
Under 18 166 23.6%
18+ 538 76.4%
65+ 206 29.3%
Median Age 44.5
Average Family Size 3.02
White 681 96.7%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 3 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.7%
Other 2 0.3%
Mixed Race 11 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 2.4%

Estimated Onaga Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 683
Growth -21
Growth % -3%

Onaga 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 43.8%
US/American 15.2%
English 11.6%
Irish 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.8%
French (except Basque) 5.1%
Dutch 2.5%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
French Canadian 1.5%
Scottish 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Swiss 0.4%
Swedish 0.4%
Italian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Onaga, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Duluth (66521)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Onaga 704 $38,173
Centralia 534 $32,625
Circleville 185 $34,750
Corning 170 $32,500
Emmett 277 $27,750
Havensville 146 $43,125
Westmoreland 631 $40,833

Onaga Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(785) 889-4272
Emergency Service: Yes

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Onaga High Schools (2004)

Serves 111 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

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