Wilson, Kansas

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Wilson, Kansas

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Wilson Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 10% Wilson Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Wilson Walking and Biking to Work
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 17% Wilson People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 19% Wilson Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Wilson, Kansas

Comparing Wilson 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 9 10
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2
Male Share of the Population 2 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 4
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 8
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 7 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 8 8
Short Commute Times 8 4
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Wilson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 99 miles NW of Wichita, Kansas
County Ellsworth
Standard Zip Codes 67490
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.825
Longitude -98.475

Wilson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 25.6 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 39 F
Apr Temp 39 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 92 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 29 inches
Station RUSSELL 1 E
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 93 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches
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Wilson Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 799 100%
Male 363 45.4%
Female 436 54.6%
Under 18 180 22.5%
18+ 619 77.5%
65+ 226 28.3%
Median Age 45.6
Average Family Size 2.89
White 790 98.9%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 8 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.1%

Estimated Wilson Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 767
Growth -32
Growth % -4%

Wilson 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 44.7%
Czech 20.6%
US/American 9%
English 7.1%
Irish 5.1%
European 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.7%
Czechoslovakian 1.4%
Swedish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1%
Danish 0.9%
Scottish 0.7%
Dutch 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Russian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Hungarian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
German Russian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wilson 799 $47,768
Dorrance 205 $37,000
Ellsworth 2,965 $45,156
Holyrood 464 $37,417
Kanopolis 543 $39,531
Lucas 436 $38,125
Sylvan Grove 324 $36,375

Wilson Public Libraries

Wilson/lang Memorial
2405 AVENUE F BOX 310
Wilson, Kansas
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Wilson High Schools (2004)

Serves 128 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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