Attica Community Information
Nestled among wheat fields and shallow, sandy creeks
one will find the city of
The population is middle class, stable and homogenous in culture and nationality. Employment status, which is persons 16 years old or older, results are 59.5% in the labor force, 1.7% unemployed and 38.9% not in the labor force.
Major employment comes from agriculture, oil, natural gas and many businesses providing goods and services to the community. Employers include Citizens National Bank, Cox Manufacturing, a CPA, two real estate/insurance agencies, Dark Oil, Attica Long Term Care Facility, Attica Meat Locker, U.S. Post Office, Anthony Coop Grain Elevator, two restaurants, a quick trip gas station, USD #511, a newspaper, a grocery store, antique shop, Shawnee Well Service, Jimenez Well Service, R & B Oil Co., 2 used car dealers, 2 mechanical shops, a body shop, a greenhouse, several beauty shops, a senior center, a trash service and a commercial car wash. In 1989, the median household income was $20,544 with the per capita income of $10,982. Households living above the poverty line were 81.7% with 18.3% living below the poverty line. (In 1989, the poverty line for a family of four persons was $12,674.)
Medical services available include a part-time physician
and physician’s assistant, an
In the spring of 1900, a small group of citizens
formed the Library Association. Each member donated a book and
asked for donations from the people of
Recreation for the people of
Clubs and organizations include the Saddle Club, Artists Guild, Gun Club, American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Garden Club, Wednesday Study and Social Club and Red Hat Society.
The city’s four churches include the First Christian Church founded in 1912, Faith Baptist Church founded in 1946, United Methodist Church began in 1886 at the Attica Methodist Church, becoming the United Methodist Church in 1968, and the Assembly of God Church founded in 1925.
Alden Speare made a plat
of Attica in 1884, and it was placed on record at the County
Seat at Anthony, July 9, 1884. There were no officials or organizations
and revelry prevailed. A bad man by the name of Dave Sharp from