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People

Total Population 1,780
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 812
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 56.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $67,708
% Above Poverty Level 94.2%
% Below Poverty Level 5.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 22.8%
Median Gross Rent $609
Median House Value $140,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 11.3%

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

Silver Lake Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles W of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 68 miles W of Kansas City, Missouri
County Shawnee
Metro Area Topeka
Standard Zip Codes 66539
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.104
Longitude -95.858

Silver Lake 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 TOPEKA BILLARD MNCPL AP
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
Station PERRY LAKE
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Station HOLTON
Distance 26 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Delia 149 $55,833
Hoyt 639 $65,417
Maple Hill 700 $75,179
Rossville 1,177 $68,750
St. Marys 2,797 $61,125

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

Silver Lake Public Libraries

Library
Silver Lake Library
203 RAILROAD
Silver Lake, Kansas
(785) 582-5141

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Silver Lake High Schools

SILVER LAKE JR-SR HIGH
200 E. LAKE
785-582-4639
Serves 342 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

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