Where is City Hall?
321 S. Delaware
What is the City's Mailing address?
PO Box 326
Tonganoxie, KS 66086
What is the phone number of City Hall?
What is Tonganoxie's population?
2011 - 5,065
2010 - 4,996
2009 - 4,416
2007 - 4,156
2006 - 4,037
2004 - 3,597
2002 - 3,168
2000 - 2,197
Is Tonganoxie growing?
Definitely "Yes." With an average of 80 new building permits issued each of the past three years, the community is one of the fastest growing areas in Kansas. In 2007, 66 building permits were issued. With ample water and sewer utilities available and progressive city leadership, such growth is expected to continue for years to come.
Does Tonganoxie require a business license?
Yes. Tonganoxie does require a business or occupation license. There is no cost for this license. People may visit businesses in Tonganoxie without reservation. However, people selling door to door to private residences must first acquire a solicitation license at City Hall. Business Application PDF
What annual events take place in Tonganoxie?
Several events take place in Tonganoxie annually. The Leavenworth County Fair is held each year in August. It features competitions in homemaking, farm animals, arts and crafts and 4-H events. The Fair also provides entertainment with a carnival, dances, rodeos, demolition derbies, and other fun filled events.
Tonganoxie Days is a celebration usually held on the second Saturday of June and features a barbeque contest, the annual 10K Library run, a street dance and lots of booths featuring arts and crafts. details
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Where is Tonganoxie?
Tonganoxie is located in northeastern Kansas on highway US 24-40 approximately 30 miles due west of Kansas City, Mo. We are about 15 miles northeast of Lawrence, KS and 17 miles southwest of Leavenworth, Kansas
How did Tonganoxie get its name?
Tonganoxie is named for a Delaware Indian who referred to himself as Chief Tonganoxie. He ran a stage coach stop and inn in what is now the site of the community of Tonganoxie.
What schools are available in Tonganoxie?
Tonganoxie has an excellent public school system in Unified School District 464 with three schools. Tonganoxie Elementary School, Junior High School and High School have a combined enrollment of 1,546 students. The student/teacher ratio is approximately 20:1 and the annual budget is $4,814 per student. here There is also 1 private school, sponsored by the Christian Church in Tonganoxie. It serves grades K-5. More about our schools
What is the sales tax in Tonganoxie?
As of July 1, 2010, retail sales made in the city of Tonganoxie are subject to a 9.05% sales tax. That includes 6.3% Kansas state tax, 1.0% Leavenworth county tax and 1.75% Tonganoxie city tax. The .75% of the City Tax is being used to pay the debt for the new aquatic facility and will sunset in 10 years or when the debt is paid in full - whichever occurs first.
What are the real estate taxes for property located in Tonganoxie?
As of 2010, real estate in Tonganoxie is subject to a 125.451mill levy. A piece of property with a market value of $100,000 can expect to pay approximately $1,380 annually, in real estate taxes.
What are utilities likely to cost a Tonganoxie resident?
Obviously, it depends on how much you use. Water, sewer service and trash pickup are provided by the city. A one person residence which uses 3,000 gallons of water can expect to pay $62.22 per month for water, sewer service and trash removal.
Electricity and natural gas are provided by Westar Energy, Kansas Gas Service Company and Leavenworth-Jefferson Electrical Co-op more information can be obtained at their web sites.
What type of government does Tonganoxie have?
Tonganoxie is governed by an elected Mayor and five elected city council persons. All serve four year terms. We also are pleased to have a full time city administrator who is appointed by the City Council. Tonganoxie's annual budget is approximately $5,200,000.
What kind of weather does Tonganoxie enjoy?
Tonganoxie weather is varied to say the least. According to the National Weather Service our July average temperature is 78.5 and our January average temperature is 25.7. Precipitation averages approximately 37.62 inches per year. weather details
The People and Families of Tonganoxie
In Tonganoxie, about 60% of adults are married. Tonganoxie is a good place to find playdates for your kids, as the city is full of young ones.
Wealth and Education
In 2000, Tonganoxie had a median family income of $49,960. Tonganoxie is full of successful families and individuals. The city has a large middle class. Tonganoxie isn't a place with a large population of people in poverty.
In the 2004 Presidential fund-raising sweepstakes, John Kerry came out ahead among Tonganoxie residents, with $547. Residents gave more to the Democratic party than any of the others.
In Tonganoxie, 66% of the houses and apartments are occupied by the owners, not rented out. If you prefer houses that are on the new side, the city may be the place for you - the average age of homes here is quite young.