City of Plainville

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Community Profile

Location

Distance in miles(mi.) from:
Chicago 798 mi.
Dallas 564 mi.
Denver 347 mi.  (4.5 hr. drive time)
Kansas City 278 mi.   (4.0 hr. drive time)
Los Angeles 1,418 mi.
Minneapolis 715 mi.
New York 1,521 mi.
St. Louis 530 mi.
Omaha 304 mi.
 

 

Population

Year City County

2010 Census

1,903

5,181

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Climate

Average Daily Temperature:

January 38 °F July 93 °F
April 66 °F October 69 °F

Average Annual Precipitation

23 in.

Average Annual Snowfall

24 in.

Average Days of Sunshine/Year

325 days  (clear or party clear)

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Work Force

Labor Data for Rooks County:
Civilian Work Force 2,563
Employed 2,460
Manufacturing 296
Services 212
Government 773
Whls/Retail 585
Agriculture 498
Unemployed 82
Unemployment Rate 3.9% (April 2017 – County)
Hourly Wage Rates in Selected Occupation:
Occupation Average Wage Rates
Assemblers & Fabricators $ 10.02
Customer Service Representatives $ 9.50
Industrial Machinery Mechanics $ 14.40
Industrial Truck/Tractor Operator $ 10.03
Receptionists & Info. Clerk $ 7.86
Word Processors & Typists $ 8.75
Percent of labor force unionized 3%
Work Stoppages in last 2 years 0

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Municipal Services

 

Type of local government: Mayor/Council
Comprehensive city plan Yes
City zoning adopted Yes
Full-time fire department personnel 0
Volunteer fire department personnel 25
Fire insurance class in the city 7-9
Fire insurance class outside city 10
Full-time police 4
Part-time police 1
Full-time sheriff patrol 5

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Transportation

Motor Carriers  
Number of carriers 4
Number of terminals in the community: 0

Highways serving the community
Interstate (E-W) I-70 /23 mi.
Interstate (N-S) I-135 /99 mi.
U.S./Kansas (E-W) K-18 /0 mi.
U.S./Kansas (N-S) US 183 /0 mi.
Interstate/Nebraska (E-W) I-80 /104 mi.

Time in transit for carload or truckload lots
City Days by truck Days by railroad
Atlanta

2

 
Chicago

1.5

 
Dallas

1

 
Denver

0.5

 
Kansas City

0.5

 
Los Angeles

2.25

 
Minneapolis

1.5

 
New York

2.5

 
Seattle

2.5

 
St. Louis

1

 

Rail
Railroads serving community:  
Reciprocal switching available: No
Distance to nearest service: 23

Package Delivery Service
Ground firms: Federal Express, Pony Express, UPS
Air firms:  
Air:  
Distance to nearest public airport: 7 mi.
Runway surface: Concrete
Runway length: 5000 ft.
Lighted: Yes
Tower: No
Private aircraft storage available: Overnight and short term available
Nearest commercial air service: 25mi.
Names of airlines serving: United Express
City adjoins navigable river: No

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Telecommunications

Local service provider: Nex-Tech, AT&T
Primary long distance provider (s): Nex-Tech, AT&T
Distance to Point of Presence: 0 mi.
Services available:  Fiber to the premises available throughout the community. T1: Yes ISDN: Yes
T3: DSL: Yes

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Utilities

Electric Service Supplier: Western Cooperative Electric
Interconnected: Yes
Telephone Service Supplier: Nex-Tech, AT&T
Fiber Optics: Yes
Point of Presence: 0 mi.
Natural Gas Supplier: Midwest Energy
Water Supplier: City of Plainville
Water Source: Wells
Capacity of Water Plant: 1,100,000 gal./day
Average Consumption: 500,000 gal./day
Peak Demand: 950,000 gal./day
Storage Capacity: 600,000 gal.
Sanitation
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant: Lagoon
Capacity in Gallons/Day: 500,000
Present Load in Gallons/Day: 285,000
Capacity/Population Equivalent: 5,000
Present Load/Population Equivalent: 2,511

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Tax Structure

Total Sales Tax Rate (city, county and state): 9%
Property Tax Rate 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004  
City 80.969 71.980 71.966 68.126 69.658 72.020 72.089 72.272 68.088 68.157 69.938 63.975 61.164  
County 78.853 64.211 61.432 59.400 60.817 60.729 62.927 67.946 62.595 65.092 61.315 61.084 79.523  
School 55.039 44.744 47.077 45.365 47.309 48.728 50.126 52.999 45.958 48.795 47.420 40.535 41.480  
Other 27.64 25.459 20.360 19.535 20.504 18.836 20.881 22.654 17.606 19.143 12.829 20.179 21.482  
Total 242.501 206.394 200.835 192.426 198.288 200.313 206.023 215.871 194.247 201.187 191.502 185.773 203.649  
Tax Assessed Value: $8,600,823

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                             Community Services

Support Services
Machine shops in the city: Yes 1
Tool and die shops in the city: Yes

Financial Institutions
Number of banks in the city: 3
Assets $
Number of savings and loan firms: 0
Assets $
Health Care
Hospital in the community: Yes
Number of beds: 20
Nearest hospital:  
Clinic in the community: Yes
MD 5 Optometrist 1
Dentist 1 Osteopath 0
Chiropractor 2 Podiatrist 0

Housing
No. of housing units built in last two years (county)  12
Average monthly rental: House 300
Average monthly rental: Apartment 250
Average cost – new construction $120 sq. ft.
Average cost – lots 1200-1500
Vacancy rate: houses 15
Vacancy rate: apartments 5

Recreation Facilities (County)
Recreation facilities in city or within 25 miles:
Public golf course Yes Public tennis courts Yes
Public parks Yes Public swim pools Yes
Country club Yes YMCA/Wellness Center Yes
Library Yes No. of theaters 1
Nearest public access lake, reservoir, or river: Webster Reservoir, State Park
Distance: 18 miles
Activities allowed:
Fishing Yes Camping Yes
Boating Yes Swimming Yes
Water Skiing Yes

Convention/Lodging Facilities
Number of hotels: 0 Rooms 0
Number of motels: 1 Rooms 14
Bed & Breakfasts 0 Rooms 0
Largest banquet room: 200

Media
Community newspaper Weekly
No. of Radio Stations 7 Cable TV Yes
No of TV Stations   TV Channels 100 (app)

Religious Institutions
Protestant 6 Catholic 1
Synagogues 0 Other 0

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Education Facilities

Public Schools

Type Number Enrollment Teacher/Pupil Ratio
Elementary 1 141 1/22
Jr High/Middle School 1 68 1/19
Senior High 1 134 1/13

Private Schools
Type Number Enrollment Teacher/Pupil Ratio
Elementary 1 42 1/8
Jr High/Middle School      
Senior High      

Vo-Tech/Junior Colleges
Name Location Enrollment Distance
Barton County Community College Great Bend 6,000 90 mi.
Cloud County Community College Concordia 3,461 85 mi.
Colby County Community College Colby 2,142 95 mi.
North Central Kansas Technical College Hays 120 31 mi.
North Central Kansas Technical College – Beloit Beloit 350 72 mi.

Universities or Colleges
Name Location Enrollment Distance
Fort Hays State University Hays 8,000 23 mi.
Kansas State University Manhattan 16,800 140 mi.
Kansas Wesleyan University Salina 583 100 mi.
University of Kansas Lawrence 18,807 261 mi.
Washburn University Topeka 5,477 240 mi.
 

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              Major Manufacturers and Employers

Major Employers

Firm Male Female Total Products Union
Rooks Co. Health Center     150 Health Care None
Dessin Fournir Cos.     69 Furniture Design & Manufacture None
Midland Marketing     32 Agriculture None

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Economic Development Organizations

Industrial Development Organization
Full-time director: Yes
Name of organization: Rooks County Economic Development
Contact: Roger Hrabe
Street address: 115 N. Walnut
  Stockton, Ks  67669
Phone: 785-425-6881
Fax: 785-425-6881
Email: rooksed@ruraltel.net
Web Site: www.www.rookscounty.net
Chamber of Commerce
Full-time director: No
Name of organization: Plainville Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Gail Becker
Street address: 601 S. Washington
  Plainville, Ks  67663
Phone: 785-434-2909
Fax:  
Email: info@plainvillekansas.com
Web Site: www.plainvilleks.com