Kansas

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Population

2.91M

0.201% growth

Median Age

36.7


Median Household Income

$56,422

2.71% growth

Poverty Rate

12.8%


Number of Employees

1.37M

0.469% decline

Median Property Value

$150,600

3.93% growth

About

In 2017, Kansas had a population of 2.91M people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $56,422. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kansas grew from 2.91M to 2.91M, a 0.201% increase and its median household income grew from $54,935 to $56,422, a 2.71% increase.

The population of Kansas is 75.9% White Alone, 11.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.53% Black or African American Alone. 11.8% of the people in Kansas speak a non-English language, and 95.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kansas are University of Kansas (6,970 degrees awarded in 2016), Kansas State University (5,558 degrees), and Fort Hays State University (3,387 degrees).

The median property value in Kansas is $150,600, and the homeownership rate is 65.9%. Most people in Kansas commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kansas is 2 cars per household.

Kansas borders Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Nebraska.

Economy

The economy of Kansas employs 1.37M people. The largest industries in Kansas are Elementary & secondary schools (104,543 people), Restaurants & Food Services (80,124 people), and Construction (77,817 people), and the highest paying industries are Software publishing ($109,702), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($106,083), and Offices of physicians ($105,798).

Median household income in Kansas is $56,422. Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,818. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,422

2017 value

± $702

2.71%

1 Year Growth

± 1.99%

Households in Kansas have a median annual income of $56,422, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,935 in 2016, which represents a 2.71% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$61,772

Average Male Salary

± $1,885

$43,818

Average Female Salary

± $1,291

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $48,085 ± $6,078

  2. White

    $47,920 ± $1,168

  3. American Indian

    $44,963 ± $20,117

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.46

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.67% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kansas was Johnson County, KS with a value of $82,855, followed by Leavenworth County, KS and Butler County, KS, with respective values of $70,920 and $64,149.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kansas colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kansas (361k out of 2.82M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    271,308 ± 3,457

  2. Hispanic

    73,190 ± 1,921

  3. Black

    39,011 ± 1,329

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kansas is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.37M

2017 Value

-0.469%

1 Year decline

± -0.469%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kansas declined at a rate of -0.469%, from 1.38M employees to 1.37M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kansas, are Elementary & middle school teachers (41,238 people), Registered nurses (36,224 people), and Miscellaneous managers (35,286 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kansas.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kansas, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (41,238 people), Registered nurses (36,224 people), and Miscellaneous managers (35,286 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Kansas has an unusually high number of residents working as Communications equipment operators, all other (7.58 times higher than expected), Food cooking machine operators & tenders (5.58 times), and Adhesive bonding machine operators & tenders (5.34 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kansas, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($281,112), Dentists ($191,899), and Architectural & engineering managers ($149,599).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.37M

2017 Value

-0.469%

1 Year decline

± -0.469%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kansas declined at a rate of -0.469%, from 1.38M employees to 1.37M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kansas, are Elementary & secondary schools (104,543 people), Restaurants & Food Services (80,124 people), and Construction (77,817 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kansas, though some of these residents may live in Kansas and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kansas, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (104,543 people), Restaurants & Food Services (80,124 people), and Construction (77,817 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other states, Kansas has an unusually high number of Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (7.33 times higher than expected), Agricultural implement manufacturing (5.42 times), and Aircraft & parts manufacturing (5.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kansas, by average salary, are Software publishing ($109,702), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($106,083), and Offices of physicians ($105,798).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from false to other states, or from other states to false.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound false product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $22B.

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Domestic Trade Growth

$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound false trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from false to other states, or from other states to false.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound false domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Kansas has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 11.7% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 2.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the state of Kansas was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Kansas see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Morris County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1320 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

8.73%

Uninsured

52.4%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

11.7%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

2.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kansas grew by 0.0068% from 8.73% to 8.73%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Kansas is home to a population of 2.91M people, from which 95.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 7% of Kansas residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Kansas is composed of 2.21M White Alone residents (75.9%), 346k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.9%), 161k Black or African American Alone residents (5.53%), 86.6k Two or More Races residents (2.97%), 85.4k Asian Alone residents (2.93%), 17.6k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.605%), 3.28k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.113%), and 2.86k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0982%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kansas are Spanish or Spanish Creole (207,691 speakers), Vietnamese (16,120 speakers), and German (12,668 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kansas was 36.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Kansas are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Kansas residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.91%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 7% of Kansas residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kansas was 6.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    75,244 ± 6,647 people

  2. India

    14,140 ± 2,912 people

  3. China

    10,007 ± 2,452 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 75,244 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,140 and China with 10,007.

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Citizenship

95.9%

2017 Citizenship

95.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.9% of Kansas residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kansas was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.21M ± 1.45k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    346k ± 11.5k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    161k ± 4.59k

In 2017, there were 6.4 times more White Alone residents (2.21M people) in Kansas than any other race or ethnicity. There were 346k Hispanic or Latino and 161k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Kansas as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    207,691 speakers (7.65%)

  2. Vietnamese

    16,120 speakers (0.594%)

  3. German

    12,668 speakers (0.467%)

11.8% of Kansas citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Kansas was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 7.65% of the overall population of Kansas are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.594% speak Vietnamese and 0.467% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    60,622 ± 2,862

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    37,749 ± 2,999

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    22,674 ± 2,455

Kansas has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kansas awarded 53,697 degrees. The student population of Kansas is skewed towards women, with 99,091 male students and 117,678 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kansas are White (36,564 and 72.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (4,190 and 8.31%), Black or African American (3,787 and 7.51%), and Unknown (2,470 and 4.9%).

The largest universities in Kansas by number of degrees awarded are University of Kansas (6,970 and 13%), Kansas State University (5,558 and 10.4%), and Fort Hays State University (3,387 and 6.31%).

The most popular majors in Kansas are Liberal Arts & Sciences (5,714 and 10.6%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (3,259 and 6.07%), and General Business Administration & Management (3,091 and 5.76%).

The median tuition costs in Kansas are $25,744 for private four year colleges, and $6,385 and $17,276 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,306 degrees awarded

  2. 854 degrees awarded

  3. 1,618 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kansas was Registered Nursing with 1,306 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kansas according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,970 degrees awarded

  2. 5,558 degrees awarded

  3. 3,387 degrees awarded

$6,385

Median In-State Public

$25,744

Median Private

In 2016, the Kansas institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Kansas with 6,970 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

22,350

Degrees Awarded to Men

31,347

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 22,350 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kansas, which is 0.713 times less than the 31,347 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    36,564 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,190 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    3,787 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kansas were to White students. These 36,564 degrees mean that there were 8.73 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 4,190 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kansas was $150,600 in 2017, which is 0.692 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $144,900 to $150,600, a 3.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Kansas is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kansas have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kansas is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$56,422

Median Household Income

± $702

1.13M

Number of Households

± 15,899

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.13M households in Kansas grew to $56,422 from the previous year's value of $54,935.

The following chart displays the households in Kansas distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$150,600

2017 Median

± $1,802

$144,900

2016 Median

± $1,865

In 2017, the median property value in Kansas grew to to $150,600 from the previous year's value of $144,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kansas compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kansas the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kansas distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kansas the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.9%

2017 Homeownership

65.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.9% of the housing units in Kansas were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kansas compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kansas distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kansas have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kansas have a shorter commute time (18.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.28% of the workforce in Kansas have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.71%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.73%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Kansas was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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