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NickName: The Sunflower State
From the Sioux Indian for "south wind people"

Capital City: Topeka
Location: 39.037N, 095.691W
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Brief overview
The state earned a grim title of 'Bleeding Kansas' as a result of the conflict between pro and anti slavery forces just before the civil war. Today it's a relatively peaceful and progressive state with a considerable lower cost of living. Also, the state's northeastern corner is experiencing a telecommunications and technology boom as headquarters to such companies as Sprint. (in spite of this, much of the rural Kansas remains unaltered)

The education scores are higher than national averages (SAT –verbal and math), but the number of colleges are lower than the national average figures.

Every area in Kansas has something to offer - In the east the Kansas City area, with its upscale shopping, dining, and nightlife; the Heritage Hills, featuring the historical college town of Lawrence; Little Ozarks, bordering the more famous highlands in Missouri; Flint Hills, famous for its tallgrass prairies; and Pony Express Country, also known for its Santa Fe and Oregon trail lore. Central Kansas includes Post Rock Country, the region surrounding Hays that inspired Dr. Brewster Higley to write "Home On the Range"; Heartland Country, where Hutchinson is home to an innovative new space center, the Cosmosphere; and Wichita, the state's largest city.
15 Vital Statistics Affecting Your Relocation KS USA  
1. Belief: "Most People are Honest" (6-level agree/disagree) 3.94 4
2. Belief: "Most People Can be Trusted" 0.55 0
3. Attended Meetings in Town or School Affairs (percent) 0.22 0
4. Overall State Ranking - New Economy Index 29th
5. Cost of Living Index 74.76 100
6. Average Apartment Rent 712.0000 617
7. Average Home Price 240634.0000 223400
8. Average Total Energy Cost 127.8300 126.75
9. Average Phone Bill 27.2300 16.85
10. Gasoline/Gallon 1.4800 1.5
11. Hospital Room/Day 552.0000 334.33
12. Doctor Visit 60.5000 66.7
13. Average Auto Insurance Premium, 2000 700.24 792.91
14. % of Days That are Sunny 62 56.88
15. Crime Index 404.8 416
Contents
 Kansas Info For You  More Kansas
 Even More Kansas  State Information with Links
 Finances and Taxes  New Economy Index (1=Highest, 50=Lowest)
 Crime  Pollution
 Demographics  From the 2000 Census Reports
 Education  Quality Of Life: Child Well - Being - 1998
 Financial & Governmental Comparisons  Map Of Kansas With Border States
Kansas Info for you (All Links open in a separate window)  
Driving licenses DMV
License Plates Kansas
State Official Website http://www.state.ks.us/
Department of Education Department-Education
Current events Kansas News Headlines
Courts Judicial System
Constitution 34 th State
Libraries Blue Skyways - Kansas State Library
Senators and Representatives US House
US Senate
Kansas House: Members
Kansas Senate: Members
Locating post office addresses http://www.mapsonus.com/db/USPS/
Golf courses http://www.golfcourse.com/search/simpleq.cfm
Banks http://www3.fdic.gov/idasp/main.asp
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Area 82282 sq.mi, 15th Land 81823 sq. mi., 13th Water 459 sq.mi., 43rd
Admission to Statehood January 29, 1861
Motto Ad astra per aspera
Capital Topeka
Largest cities and links Wichita
Overland Park
Kansas City
Topeka
Olathe
Lawrence
Shawnee
Salina
Manhattan
Hutchinson
Climate Kansas
Weather Topeka, Forbes Field
Average Temperatures KS USA
Winter 44.57 42.79
Spring 67.36 64.36
Summer 88.77 83.95
Fall 68.69 65.89
Precipitation(Rain Fall) 33.16 39.41
% of Days That are Sunny 127.73 103.29
Even more Kansas
Titbits
Nickname including its origin The Sunflower State ,From the Sioux Indian for "south wind people"
Symbols flower: sunflower (1903)
tree:
cottonwood (1937)
bird:
western meadowlark (1937)
animal:
buffalo (1955)
song:
“Home on the Range” (1947)
Song Home on the RangeClick Here for Song
Demographics KS USA
Median Age 2000 39.29 37.8
% Change in Population 2000 to 2001 0.5 1
Poverty Rate, 2000 10.1 11.14
% Public Aid Recipients 2000 2.5 3.79
% Births to Unmarried Women in 2000 29.9 32.92
Health KS USA
Health Care Cost Relative to U.S. average, 2002 1 0.99
Infant Mortality /1000 Live Births, 1998 6.8 7.14
Nonfederal Physicians, 1999 235 266.54
Death Rate by Accident, 1998 1054 1988.92
Estimated Rate of New Cancer Cases, 2001 463.9 479.19
Obesity - % of Indiv. 30lbs over Weight or Greater (2001) 21 20.46
State Links
Capitol Tour Capitol-Tour
Area Code 316, 620, 785, 913
Constitution 34 th State
County Profile 105 Counties
Agriculture Cattle, wheat, sorghum, soybeans, hogs, corn.
Industry Transportation equipment, food processing, printing and publishing, chemical products, machinery, apparel, petroleum, mining.
Editorial Cartoons Cartoonists Index
Flower Sunflower
Geographic Center Barton, 15 miles northeast of Great Bend
Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D)
Highest Point Mt. Sunflower
Highway Markers Kansas
History Historical
Library Blue Skyways - Kansas State Library
Lottery  
Lowest Point Verdigris River; 680 feet, 43rd
Media Radio
Museums The Virtual Library
National Forest Kansas
Pen Pals Penpalworld.com
Permanent Residents Find A Grave
No. of State Legislators, 2003 165
Road Side America Kansas
Soil Kansas - Harney
State Parks Kansas
Tree Cottonwood
Unclaimed Funds Kansas
Veteran Affairs Kansas CVA
Fatalities Caused by Tornadoes:
1950 to 2001
206
Finances and Taxes
KS
USA
Purchase Price of a building 163889.82 175806.29
Car Insurance 1627.77 1698.53
Corporate Income Tax % 7.35 6.64
Top Personal Income Tax 6.45 5.2
Sales Tax & Use Tax 4.9 4.66
Professional Services Tax N
Top Capital Gains Tax 6.45 4.75
Motor Fuel Tax, 02 0.25 0.23
Real Estate: % of income per $100
On Land & Buildings 2.94 N/A
On Inventory Y
On Personal Property N
State Tax Rate 17.6 7.13
Local Tax Rate 3 7.13
Unemployment Insurance Tax/ Per Employee 2.54 2.36
Internet Access Tax N
New Economy Index (1=Highest, 50=Lowest) KS
Overall State Ranking 29th
Knowledge Jobs 20th
Globalization 34th
Economic Dynamism 34th
Digital Economy 22nd
Innovation Capacity 28th
High Tech Jobs 27th
Venture Capital 23rd
Internet Access-1998 (%) 44.2
R & D Expenditures-1998 (Millions) 1518.0000
Number of New Patents (1998) 382
Crime KS USA
Index Offences Total 1444.37 3326.73
Violent Crime Total 133.17 385.32
Murders 1.35 3.95
Forcible Rape 13.04 28.03
Assault 89.15 261.06
Property Crimes 1311.2 2941.4
Burglary 235.02 678.55
Larceny, Theft 988.33 1942.89
Motor Vehicle Thefts 87.85 320.72
Index Offences Rate 3545.32 2735.58
Murders Rate 3.32 3.02
Forcible Rape Rate 36.78 25.16
Robbery Rate 49.58 52.25
Aggravated Assault Rate 232.11 195.86
Property Crime Rate 3223.54 2459.29
Burglary Rate 548.71 585.46
Larceny, Thefts Rate 2495.76 1660.47
Motor Vehicle Thefts Rate 179.11 213.85
Pollution
KS
USA
Ozone in air (more Ozone = more Pollution) 80.56 82.19
Pollution Released, 1999 (Pounds) 28697983 45901994.34
Toxic Waste Received in State, 1999(Pounds) 9136679 31524509.36
From the 2000 Census Reports KS USA
Population 2134939 203400320
Average Family Size in 2000 3.07 3.1
% of Eligible Voters Reported Registered, 2000 0.819 0.81
Median age 39.29 37.8
Males per 100 Females 93.24 94.67
Percentage Unemployed 4.05 5.97
Use Public Transport 0.2 1.12
Travel Time 21.83 24.55
Median Value of a House 45985.65 92201.9
Monthly Owner Cost with Mortgage 610.34 845.87
Monthly Owner Cost without Mortgage 236.28 283.44
Contract Monthly Rent 260.93 390.93
Gross Rent 361.46 463.96
% of Household Total 67.14 69.46
% of Families Household Total 55.77 54.65
Avg Population per Household 2.42 2.55
Avg Population per Family 2.99 3.06
% of Non Families Household Total 32.86 30.54
Monthly Income-Household 33200.69 38521.16
Monthly Income Family 40418.05 45249.75
Per Capita Income 16434.88 18724.65
Earning per Male 29295.34 33331.99
Earning per Female 20573.62 23722.78
% Families Below Poverty Line 8.28 9.88
People speaking Less than fluent English 1.74 3.53
Persons Holding High School Certificate or More 82 78.68
Bachelor Degree Holders 14.88 17.11
Density 1114.65 1175.8
% of one Race 3482.84 8737.95
% of Black & Others 243.99 1231.39
% of American Indians 32.93 70.5
% of Asians 73.17 393.43
% of Hawaii 1.77 13.87
% of Others 136.48 600.04
% of Two or more Races 81.33 245.37
% of Hispanic or Latino 281.12 1345.63
Education KS USA
Verbal SAT Score, 2000 574 532.6
Math SAT Score, 2000 580 536.06
Public Elementary/Secondary Expenditures per pupil, 1999 (thousands) 6588 6623.8
% of Students Taking Exam, 2000 9 35.76
% of Population Over 25 with HS Diploma, 2000 87.5 83.32
% of Population Over 25 With Bachelor's Degree, 2000 27.1 24.62
Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools in 2000 14.4 15.52
Average Teacher Salary, 1999 36673 41505.06
Books in Public Library Per Capita, 1997 4.7 3.12
College Degree - Graduating Institutions, 1997 59 82.12
Quality of Life: Child Well - Being - 1998 KS USA
% Low Birth-Weight Babies 7 7.51
Infant Mortality Rates (deaths per 1,000 live births) 6.8 7.14
Child Death Rates (deaths per 100,000 children ages 1-14) 29 24.84
Rate of Teen Deaths Rate by Accident, Homicide, and Suicide
(deaths per 100,000 teens ages 15-19)
68 58.2
Teen Birth Rate (births per 1,000 females ages 15-17) 25 28.1
% of Teens Who Are High School Dropouts (ages 16-19) 7 9.16
% of Teens Not Attending School and Not Working (ages 16-19) 6 8.16
% of Children Living With Parents
Who Do Not Have Full-Time, Year- Round Employment
20 24.02
% of Children in Poverty (date reflect poverty in pervious year) 15 17.29
% of Families with Children Headed by Single Parent 27 24.92
Financial & Government Comparison KS USA
State Government Tax Revenue, 2000 4993526000.0000 11195307960
Per Capita State Government Tax Revenue, 2000 1848.0000 1949.8
State Government Debt Outstanding, 1999 1911825000.0000 10937316480
Per Capita State Government Debt Outstanding, 1999 710.0000 2259.96
Gross State Product, 1998 (Millions) 76991.0000 173820.7
State Government Bond Rating (S&P, 1999) AA+
Cost of Living Index , Selected Metro, Second Quarter, 2000 0.967 1.06
Number of Bureaucrats per 100 Population, 2002 6.34 5.64
Kansas Neighborhood
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Kansas
Song: Home on the Range

Written by Brewster Higley
Composed by Daniel Kelley

Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Chorus

Where the air is so pure, the zephyrs so free,
The breezes so balmy and light,
That I would not exchange my home on the range
For all the cities so bright.

Chorus

Oh, give me a land where the bright diamond sand
Flows leisurely down the stream;
Where the graceful white swan goes gliding along
Like a maid in a heavenly dream.

Chorus

The red man was pressed from this part of the West,
He&apos likly no more to return
To the banks of Red River where seldom if ever
Their flickering campfires burn.

Chorus

How often at night when the heavens are bright
With the light of the glittering stars,
Have I stood here amazed and asked as I gazed
If their glory exceeds that of ours.

Chorus

Oh, I love these wild flowers in this dear land of ours;
The curlew I love to hear scream;
And I love the white rocks and the antelope flocks
That graze on the mountain-tops green.

Chorus

Then I would not exchange my home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play;
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

Chorus

Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day.

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