City of Woodston

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Community Profile

Location (County)

Distance in miles(mi.) from:
Chicago 784 mi.
Dallas 578 mi.
Denver 374 mi.  (4.5 hr. drive time)
Kansas City 318 mi.  (4.0 hr. drive time)
Los Angeles 1,432 mi.
Minneapolis 701 mi.
New York 1,507 mi.
St. Louis 544 mi.
Omaha 290 mi.
 

 

Population

Year City County

2010 Census

136

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 partly clear)

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Work Force (County)

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 4.1%  (March 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 1 %
Work Stoppages in last 2 years 0

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Municipal Services

Type of local government: Mayor/Council
Comprehensive city plan No
City zoning adopted Yes
Full-time fire department personnel 0
Volunteer fire department personnel  
Fire insurance class in the city 7
Fire insurance class outside city 9
Full-time police  
Part-time police  
Full-time sheriff patrol 5

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Transportation (County)

Motor Carriers  
Number of carriers 3
Number of terminals in the community: 0

Highways serving the community
Interstate (E-W) I-70 /48 mi.
Interstate (N-S) I-135 /123 mi.
U.S./Kansas (E-W) U.S. 24 /0 mi.
U.S./Kansas (N-S) US 183 /10 mi.
Interstate/Nebraska (E-W) I-80 / 90 mi.

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

2

8

Chicago

1.5

3

Dallas

1

3

Denver

0.5

5

Kansas City

0.5

1

Los Angeles

2.25

9

Minneapolis

1

3

New York

2.5

10

Seattle

2.5

8

St. Louis

1

2


Rail
Railroads serving community: No
Reciprocal switching available: No
Distance to nearest service: 38 mi.

Package Delivery Service
Ground firms: Federal Express, Pony Express, UPS
Air firms:  
Air:  
Distance to nearest public airport: 15 mi.
Runway surface: Concrete
Runway length: 5000 ft.
Lighted: Yes
Tower: No
Private aircraft storage available: Overnight or short-term available
Nearest commercial air service: 50 mi.
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: 14 mi.
Services available: Fiber to the premises available throughout the community. T1: Yes ISDN: Yes
T3: No xDSL: Yes

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Utilities

Electric Service Supplier: Prairie Land Electric
Interconnected: Yes
Telephone Service Supplier: Nex-Tech, AT&T
Fiber Optics: No
Point of Presence: local
Natural Gas Supplier: Midwest Energy
Water Source: Wells
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Sanitation
Type of Sewage Treatment Plant: Lagoon
Capacity in Gallons/Day:  
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Tax Structure

Total Sales Tax Rate (city, county and state): 7%
Property Tax Rate 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004  
City  61.954  61.799  61.470  60.507  59.883  55.584  55.703  56.382  54.333  56.384  62.351  63.716  64.037  
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  59.073  59.687  57.716  60.376  60.268  61.361  64.194  65.213  52.465  51.239  47.420  40.686  40.052  
Other  24.278  23.683  20.981  20.981  20.714  20.535  20.223  21.877  18.117  19.060  18.689  20.599  21.408  
Total 224.158 209.380 201.499 201.264 201.682 198.209 203.047 211.418 187.510 191.775 189.775 186.085 205.020  
Tax Assessed Value: $307,355

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                             Community Services

Support Services
Machine shops in the city: No  
Tool and die shops in the city: No

Financial Institutions
Number of banks in the city: STK 2
Assets $73,000,000.00
Number of savings and loan firms: 0
Assets $
Health Care
Hospital in the community: PV No
Number of beds: 20
Nearest hospital: Rooks Co. Health Center, 23 miles
Clinic in the community: Yes
MD 5  (county) Optometrist 2  (county)
Dentist 2       “ Osteopath 0
Chiropractor 3       “ Podiatrist 0

Housing
No. of housing units built in last two years (county) 12
Average monthly rental: House 300
Average monthly rental: Apartment 200
Average cost – new construction $120/sq ft.
Average cost – lots 1200-1500
Vacancy rate: houses 20
Vacancy rate: apartments 3

Recreation Facilities
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 No
Library Yes No. of theaters 1
Nearest public access lake, reservoir, or river: Webster Reservoir, State Park
Distance: 8 mi.
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: STK 1 Rooms 13
Bed & Breakfasts 1 Rooms 3
Largest banquet room: 430

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

Religious Institutions (STK)
Protestant 6 Catholic 1
Synagogues 0 Other 0

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Education Facilities

Public Schools

Type Number Enrollment Teacher/Pupil Ratio
Elementary 1 179 1/20
Jr High/Middle School 1 81 1/20
Senior High 1 83 1/10

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

Vo-Tech/Junior Colleges
Name Location Enrollment Distance
Barton County Community College Great Bend 6,000 101 mi.
Cloud County Community College Concordia 3,461 99 mi.
Colby County Community College Colby 2,142 98 mi.
North Central Kansas Technical College Hays 120 48 mi.
North Central Kansas Technical College – Beloit Beloit 350 62 mi.

Universities or Colleges
Name Location Enrollment Distance
Fort Hays State University Hays 8,000 48 mi.
Kansas State University Manhattan 16,800 130 mi.
Kansas Wesleyan University Salina 583 128 mi.
University of Kansas Lawrence 18,807 261 mi.
Washburn University Topeka 5,477 240 mi.
 

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              Major Manufacturers and Employers

Number of Manufacturing Plants in the Community: 2

Firm Male Female Total Products Union
B & B Redi-Mix, Inc. 9 1 10 Redi-Mix Concrete None
Wilkens Manufacturing 50 10 60 Walking Floor Semi-trailers 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: Part-time
Name of organization: Stockton Chamber of Commerce
Contact: Gloria Peterson
Street address: 1307 Main, P.O. Box 1
  Stockton, Ks  67669
Phone: 785-415-2081
Fax:  
Email: stocktonchamber@ruraltel.net
Web Site: www.stocktonks.com