Thayer, Kansas

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Thayer, Kansas

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 15% Thayer Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Thayer, Kansas

Comparing Thayer 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Senior Citizens 3 3
Age of the Population 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 9
Portion of People Married 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 5
College Educated Adults 5 2
Median Family Income 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 6 3
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Public Transportation Use 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 6
People Living Alone 3 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Thayer Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 97 miles N of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Neosho
Standard Zip Codes 66776
Phone Area Codes 620
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.493
Longitude -95.47

Thayer 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 21 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 70 F
Annual Precip 41.9 inches
Station PARSONS 2 NW
Distance 13.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 44 to 67 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 42 inches
Distance 22 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 43.4 inches
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Thayer Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 500 100%
Male 254 50.8%
Female 246 49.2%
Under 18 159 31.8%
18+ 341 68.2%
65+ 61 12.2%
Median Age 32.7
Average Family Size 3.18
White 478 95.6%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 1.4%
Other 7 1.4%
Mixed Race 8 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 2.2%

Estimated Thayer Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 500
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

Thayer 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 28.1%
US/American 17.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.7%
English 15.3%
Irish 14.2%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Dutch 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Canadian 1.4%
Dutch West Indian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Scottish 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Morehead (66776)

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)
Thayer 500 $38,250
Altoona 485 $30,375
Chanute 9,411 $36,630
Erie 1,211 $39,048
Galesburg 150 $33,500
Neodesha 2,848 $34,537
Parsons 11,514 $36,557

Thayer Public Libraries

Thayer Friday Reading Club City Library
Thayer, Kansas
(620) 839-5646
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Thayer High Schools (2004)

Serves 60 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

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