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

2020 Census

94

4,919

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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 2,312
Employed 2,237
Manufacturing 296
Services 212
Government 773
Whls/Retail 585
Agriculture 498
Unemployed 75
Unemployment Rate 3.2% (Feb. 2024 County)
Hourly Wage Rates in Selected Occupation:
Occupation Average Wage Rates
Assemblers & Fabricators
Customer Service Representatives
Industrial Machinery Mechanics
Industrial Truck/Tractor Operator
Receptionists & Info. Clerk
Word Processors & Typists
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:  
Present Load in Gallons/Day:  
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Tax Structure

Total Sales Tax Rate (city, county and state): 7%
Property Tax Rate 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011  
City  89.584 96.749 66.660  56.564 52.473 65.178 61.954 61.799 61.470 60.507 59.883 55.584 55.703  
County  61.886 63.432 62.958 62.998 62.957 69.464 78.853 64.211  61.432 59.400 60.817 60.729 62.927  
School  49.177 47.858  46.224 46.409 46.832 56.601 59.073 59.687 57.716 60.376 60.268 61.361 64.194  
Other  20.069 18.759 22.151 21.174 21.553  22.999 24.278 23.683  20.981 20.981  20.714 20.535 20.223  
Total 220.716 226.798 197.993 187.145 183.815 214.242 224.158 209.380 201.499 201.264  201.682 198.209 203.047  
2023 Tax Assessed Value: $340,028

2022 Tax Assessed Value: $314,112

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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 4 (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 (County)
Recreation facilities in city or within 25 miles:
Public golf course Yes Public tennis courts Yes
Public parks Yes Public swim pools Yes
    Wellness Center Yes
Library Yes No. of theaters 2
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

Leading industries in the County

Firm Male Female Total Employees Products Union
Wilkens Manufacturing     70 Walking Floor Semi-trailers None
Coffeyville Resources     30 Crude Transport 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: Jayne Prockish
Street address: 420 Main
  Stockton, Ks  67669
Phone: 785-415-2081
Fax:  
Email: stocktonchamber@ruraltel.net
Web Site: www.stocktonks.com