Saline County, KS

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Population

55,334

0.383% decline

Median Age

37.9


Median Household Income

$49,728

2.54% growth

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Number of Employees

27,700

1.63% decline

Median Property Value

$125,400

1.79% growth

About

In 2017, Saline County, KS had a population of 55.3k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $49,728. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Saline County, KS declined from 55,547 to 55,334, a -0.383% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,497 to $49,728, a 2.54% increase.

The population of Saline County, KS is 80.5% White Alone, 10.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.09% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Saline County, KS speak a non-English language, and 96.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Saline County, KS are Salina Area Technical College (467 degrees awarded in 2016), Brown Mackie College-Salina (188 degrees), and Kansas Wesleyan University (168 degrees).

The median property value in Saline County, KS is $125,400, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Saline County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Saline County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Saline County, KS employs 27.7k people. The largest industries in Saline County, KS are Manufacturing (5,392 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,132 people), and Retail Trade (2,890 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,187), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,895).

Median household income in Saline County, KS is $49,728. Males in Saline County, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Saline County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,728

2017 value

± $1,876

2.54%

1 Year Growth

± 4.5%

Households in Saline County, KS have a median annual income of $49,728, 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 $48,497 in 2016, which represents a 2.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Saline County, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 10

  2. Census Tract 11

  3. Census Tract 7

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Saline County, KS was Census Tract 10 with a value of $79,575, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 7, with respective values of $75,691 and $71,847.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Saline County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Saline County, KS (6.8k out of 53.8k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    5,480 ± 527

  2. Hispanic

    1,873 ± 322

  3. Other

    703 ± 262

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Saline County, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

27.7k

2017 Value

± 1,098

-1.63%

1 Year decline

± 5.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, KS declined at a rate of -1.63%, from 28.2k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Saline County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,411 people), Production Occupations (3,017 people), and Management Occupations (2,390 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Saline County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Saline County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,411 people), Production Occupations (3,017 people), and Management Occupations (2,390 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.88 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.74 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Saline County, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($62,446), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,194), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,029).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.7k

2017 Value

± 1,098

-1.63%

1 Year decline

± 5.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Saline County, KS declined at a rate of -1.63%, from 28.2k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Saline County, KS, are Manufacturing (5,392 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,132 people), and Retail Trade (2,890 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Saline County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Saline County, KS 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 Saline County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,392 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,132 people), and Retail Trade (2,890 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Saline County, KS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.92 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.32 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Saline County, KS, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,187), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,895).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.8B

  2. $24.1B

  3. $22B

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

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

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

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

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

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.5% of the population of Saline County, KS has health coverage, with 49.9% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 2.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Saline County, KS see 1266 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.75% increase from the previous year (1186 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1532 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 321 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

1,266 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Saline County, KS see an average of 1,266 patients per year. This represents a 6.75% increase from the previous year (1,186 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Saline County, KS in comparison to neighboring states.

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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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

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$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

9.53%

Uninsured

49.9%

Employer Coverage

11.8%

Medicaid

12%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

2.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Saline County, KS declined by 20.8% from 12% to 9.53%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Saline County, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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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%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Saline County, KS is home to a population of 55.3k people, from which 96.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.84% of Saline County, KS residents were born outside of the country (3.23k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Saline County, KS is composed of 44.6k White Alone residents (80.5%), 6.04k Hispanic or Latino residents (10.9%), 1.71k Black or African American Alone residents (3.09%), 1.44k Two or More Races residents (2.61%), 1.33k Asian Alone residents (2.39%), 192 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.347%), 46 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0831%), and 23 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0416%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Saline County, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Saline County, KS was 37.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Saline County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Saline County, KS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.84%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.23k people

5.37%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.98k people

As of 2017, 5.84% of Saline County, KS residents (3.23k people) 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 Saline County, KS was 5.37%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

96.7%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.7% of Saline County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Saline County, KS was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    44.6k ± 50

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.04k ± 769

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.71k ± 182

In 2017, there were 7.38 times more White Alone residents (44.6k people) in Saline County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.04k Hispanic or Latino and 1.71k 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 Saline County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Saline County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Saline County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Saline County, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,538 ± 231

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    558 ± 157

  3. Korea

    400 ± 131

Saline County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.76 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Saline County, KS awarded 864 degrees. The student population of Saline County, KS is skewed towards men, with 781 male students and 770 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Saline County, KS are White (677 and 79.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (78 and 9.2%), Black or African American (51 and 6.01%), and Two or More Races (14 and 1.65%).

The largest universities in Saline County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Salina Area Technical College (467 and 54.1%), Brown Mackie College-Salina (188 and 21.8%), and Kansas Wesleyan University (168 and 19.4%).

The most popular majors in Saline County, KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (191 and 22.1%), Medication Aide (63 and 7.29%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (58 and 6.71%).

The median tuition costs in Saline County, KS are $28,000 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Saline County, KS was Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor with 16 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Saline County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 467 degrees awarded

  2. 188 degrees awarded

  3. 168 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$28,000

Median Private

In 2016, the Saline County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Salina Area Technical College with 467 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

284

Degrees Awarded to Men

580

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 284 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Saline County, KS, which is 0.49 times less than the 580 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

    677 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    51 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Saline County, KS were to White students. These 677 degrees mean that there were 8.68 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 78 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saline County, KS was $125,400 in 2017, which is 0.576 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $123,200 to $125,400, a 1.79% increase. The homeownership rate in Saline County, KS is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saline County, KS have an average commute time of 14.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saline County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$49,728

Median Household Income

± $1,876

22.3k

Number of Households

± 991

In 2017, the median household income of the 22.3k households in Saline County, KS grew to $49,728 from the previous year's value of $48,497.

The following chart displays the households in Saline County, KS 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

$125,400

2017 Median

± $4,762

$123,200

2016 Median

± $3,474

In 2017, the median property value in Saline County, KS grew to to $125,400 from the previous year's value of $123,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Saline County, KS 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 Saline County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Saline County, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Saline County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

66.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.6% of the housing units in Saline County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 66.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Saline County, KS 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 Saline County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Saline County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

14.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Saline County, KS have a shorter commute time (14.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Saline County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.91%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Saline County, KS was Drove Alone (83.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (8%) and those who Worked At Home (2.91%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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