Dodge City, KS

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Population

27,961

0.309% growth

Median Age

29.3


Median Household Income

$46,770

1.76% growth

Poverty Rate

18.2%


Number of Employees

13,395

0.201% decline

Median Property Value

$106,100

5.05% growth

About

In 2017, Dodge City, KS had a population of 28k people with a median age of 29.3 and a median household income of $46,770. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dodge City, KS grew from 27,875 to 27,961, a 0.309% increase and its median household income grew from $45,963 to $46,770, a 1.76% increase.

The population of Dodge City, KS is 61.2% Hispanic or Latino, 32.7% White Alone, and 2.77% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Dodge City, KS speak a non-English language, and 76.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dodge City, KS are Dodge City Community College (262 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Dodge City, KS is $106,100, and the homeownership rate is 59.9%. Most people in Dodge City, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Dodge City, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Dodge City, KS employs 13.4k people. The largest industries in Dodge City, KS are Manufacturing (4,093 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,164 people), and Retail Trade (994 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,661), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,346), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,326).

Median household income in Dodge City, KS is $46,770. Males in Dodge City, 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 Dodge City, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,770

2017 value

± $3,782

1.76%

1 Year Growth

± 11.3%

Households in Dodge City, KS have a median annual income of $46,770, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,963 in 2016, which represents a 1.76% 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 Dodge City, 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 9619

  2. Census Tract 9620

  3. Census Tract 9621.01

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dodge City, KS was Census Tract 9619 with a value of $58,663, followed by Census Tract 9620 and Census Tract 9621.01, with respective values of $40,853 and $37,043.

The following map shows all of the places in Dodge City, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dodge City, KS (4.96k out of 27.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males < 5.

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

    4,365 ± 545

  2. Hispanic

    3,715 ± 523

  3. Other

    408 ± 200

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dodge City, 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

13.4k

2017 Value

± 885

-0.201%

1 Year decline

± 9.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dodge City, KS declined at a rate of -0.201%, from 13.4k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dodge City, KS, are Production Occupations (3,011 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (966 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dodge City, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dodge City, KS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,011 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (966 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Dodge City, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.96 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.88 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dodge City, KS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($84,231), Management Occupations ($57,281), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($55,307).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.4k

2017 Value

± 885

-0.201%

1 Year decline

± 9.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dodge City, KS declined at a rate of -0.201%, from 13.4k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dodge City, KS, are Manufacturing (4,093 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,164 people), and Retail Trade (994 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dodge City, KS, though some of these residents may live in Dodge City, 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 Dodge City, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,093 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,164 people), and Retail Trade (994 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Dodge City, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.22 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (3.02 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dodge City, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,661), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,346), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,326).

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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. $30B

  2. $25B

  3. $23.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $30B, followed by Cereal grains ($25B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.3B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 35% 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. $27.7B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $27.7B, followed by Texas with $19.5B and Nebraska and $18.5B.

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

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Health

82.7% of the population of Dodge City, KS has health coverage, with 52.2% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 6.85% on Medicare, 8.83% on non-group plans, and 0.926% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dodge City, KS see 2032 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.57% decrease from the previous year (2175 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1699 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1132 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

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2,032 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ford County, KS see an average of 2,032 patients per year. This represents a 6.57% decrease from the previous year (2,175 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ford 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

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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

17.3%

Uninsured

52.2%

Employer Coverage

13.9%

Medicaid

6.85%

Medicare

8.83%

Non-Group

0.926%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dodge City, KS declined by 2.33% from 17.8% to 17.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Dodge City, 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

Dodge City, KS is home to a population of 28k people, from which 76.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 31.5% of Dodge City, KS residents were born outside of the country (8.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dodge City, KS is composed of 17.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (61.2%), 9.14k White Alone residents (32.7%), 775 Black or African American Alone residents (2.77%), 463 Asian Alone residents (1.66%), 377 Two or More Races residents (1.35%), 48 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.172%), 24 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0858%), and 8 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0286%).

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dodge City, KS was 29.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Dodge City, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Dodge City, KS residents was 30.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

31.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.8k people

30.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.56k people

As of 2017, 31.5% of Dodge City, KS residents (8.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dodge City, KS was 30.7%, 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

76.4%

2017 Citizenship

76.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 76.4% of Dodge City, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dodge City, KS was 76.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    17.1k ± 806

  2. White Alone

    9.14k ± 390

  3. Black or African American Alone

    775 ± 139

In 2017, there were 1.87 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (17.1k people) in Dodge City, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 9.14k White Alone and 775 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 Dodge City, KS as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    287 ± 92

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    136 ± 105

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    85 ± 69

Dodge City, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Dodge City, KS awarded 262 degrees. The student population of Dodge City, KS is skewed towards men, with 923 male students and 850 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dodge City, KS are Hispanic or Latino (119 and 45.4%), followed by White (111 and 42.4%), Black or African American (28 and 10.7%), and Asian (2 and 0.763%).

The largest universities in Dodge City, KS by number of degrees awarded are Dodge City Community College (262 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dodge City, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (60 and 22.9%), Registered Nursing (25 and 9.54%), and Welding Technology (18 and 6.87%).

The median tuition costs in Dodge City, KS are $N/A 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

Most Common

  1. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 25 degrees awarded

  3. 13 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dodge City, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 60 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dodge City, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

262 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Dodge City, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dodge City Community College with 262 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

141

Degrees Awarded to Men

121

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 141 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dodge City, KS, which is 1.17 times more than the 121 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    119 degrees awarded

  2. White

    111 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    28 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dodge City, KS were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 119 degrees mean that there were 1.07 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 111 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dodge City, KS was $106,100 in 2017, which is 0.462 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $101,000 to $106,100, a 5.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Dodge City, KS is 59.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dodge City, KS have an average commute time of 13.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dodge City, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$106,100

2017 Median

± $4,881

$101,000

2016 Median

± $7,027

In 2017, the median property value in Dodge City, KS grew to to $106,100 from the previous year's value of $101,000.

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

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Household Income

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

$46,770

Median Household Income

± $3,782

8.86k

Number of Households

± 696

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.86k households in Dodge City, KS grew to $46,770 from the previous year's value of $45,963.

The following chart displays the households in Dodge City, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

59.9%

2017 Homeownership

57.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.9% of the housing units in Dodge City, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Dodge City, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

13.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dodge City, KS have a shorter commute time (13.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.762% of the workforce in Dodge City, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.6%

  2. Carpooled

    19.3%

  3. Other

    2.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dodge City, KS was Drove Alone (75.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (19.3%) and those who Other (2.1%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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