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"Home of the World's Largest Ball of Twine"

Cawker City is a city in Mitchell County.

The community was named after E.H. Cawker, settler. Local tradition says that he and three friends played a game of poker, with the winner naming the town after himself

The latitude of Cawker City is 39.512N. The longitude is -98.433W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,496 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 504.


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Median household income
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$24,833
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cawker City demographic reports
Frank Stoeber started a ball of twine on his farm in 1953; it now weighs more than 17,000 pounds
Nearby parks & recreation: Waconda Lake

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33% of Cawker City residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cawker City ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cawker City was $13,693, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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7% of Cawker City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Cawker City include Wisconsin Street Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Cawker City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $124.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $496.


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Mitchell County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cawker City political report.

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The average commute time for Cawker City workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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