Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS

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Population
164,468
0.548% 1-year growth
US Senator
Pat Roberts
Republican Party
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
Median Age
37

Poverty Rate
7.61%

Median Household Income
$66,938
2.15% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$153,500
2.33% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
78,030
1.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS had a population of 164k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $66,938. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS grew from 163,571 to 164,468, a 0.548% increase and its median household income grew from $65,529 to $66,938, a 2.15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (80%), White (Hispanic) (9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.59%), Other (Hispanic) (2.5%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%). 9.71% of the people in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are Hesston College (139 degrees awarded in 2017), Eric Fisher Academy (113 degrees), and Bethel College-North Newton (105 degrees).

The median property value in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS is $153,500, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Kansas. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (36.1%), followed by Gary Johnson (4.68%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Kansas
56.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 90.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kansas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Kansas

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Pat Roberts
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS is home to a population of 164k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 5.44% of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS residents were born outside of the country (8.95k people).

In 2018, there were 8.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k White (Hispanic) and 4.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are Spanish (11,271 speakers), Vietnamese (1,403 speakers), and German (370 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    132k ± 1.74k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    14.8k ± 1.33k
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.26k ± 840
12.9%
Hispanic Population
21.2k people

In 2018, there were 8.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (132k people) in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 14.8k White (Hispanic) and 4.26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.9% of the people in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are hispanic (21.2k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    11,271 speakers (7.37%)
  2. Vietnamese
    1,403 speakers (0.917%)
  3. German
    370 speakers (0.242%)

9.71% of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was Spanish. 7.37% of the overall population of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are native Spanish speakers. 0.917% speak Vietnamese and 0.242% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.44%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
8.95k people
5.23%
2016 Foreign-Born Population
8.43k people

As of 2018, 5.44% of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS residents (8.95k 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 Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was 5.23%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was 37. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    4,996 ± 1,709 people
  2. Vietnam
    1,343 ± 896 people
  3. Philippines
    426 ± 506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 4,996 Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS residents, followed by Vietnam with 1,343 and Philippines with 426.

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Citizenship

97.3%
2018 Citizenship
97.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 97.3% of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was 97.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,173 ± 275
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,760 ± 361
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,486 ± 297

Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.8 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS is $66,938. In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $111,779, followed by Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS and Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $86,556 and $85,489.

Males in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,901. The income inequality in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS employs 78k people. The largest industries in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are Aircraft & parts manufacturing (6,831 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,666 people), and Construction (5,092 people), and the highest paying industries are Support activities for mining ($160,434), Architectural, engineering & related services ($110,750), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($105,367).

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,938
2018 value
± $1,862
2.15%
1 Year Growth
± 3.51%

Households in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS have a median annual income of $66,938, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $65,529 in 2017, which represents a 2.15% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$60,434
Average Male Salary in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS
± $6,321
$43,901
Average Female Salary in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS
± $5,273

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS
  1. American Indian
    $52,959 ± $32,514
  2. Asian
    $49,192 ± $24,808
  3. White
    $47,371 ± $4,187

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS.

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Wage Distribution

0.422
2017 Wage GINI in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS
0.434
2016 Wage GINI in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS

In 2017, the income inequality in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was 0.422 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.98% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $111,779, followed by Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS and Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $86,556 and $85,489.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.61% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS (12.4k out of 162k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

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
    9,980 ± 780
  2. Hispanic
    3,401 ± 532
  3. Black
    825 ± 278

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS 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

78k
2017 Value
1.68%
1 Year growth
± 1.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 76.7k employees to 78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS, are Elementary & middle school teachers (3,231 people), Registered nurses (2,351 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,320 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers (3,231 people), Registered nurses (2,351 people), and Miscellaneous managers (2,320 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Aerospace engineers (15.2 times higher than expected), Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists (13.5 times), and Aircraft mechanics & service technicians (7.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($203,305), Chief executives & legislators ($133,682), and Architectural & engineering managers ($119,274).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

78k
2017 Value
1.68%
1 Year growth
± 1.68%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS grew at a rate of 1.68%, from 76.7k employees to 78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS, are Aircraft & parts manufacturing (6,831 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,666 people), and Construction (5,092 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS, though some of these residents may live in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, 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 Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Aircraft & parts manufacturing (6,831 people), Elementary & secondary schools (6,666 people), and Construction (5,092 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of Aircraft & parts manufacturing (22.9 times higher than expected), Agricultural implement manufacturing (19.2 times), and Aerospace products & parts manufacturing (6.29 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Support activities for mining ($160,434), Architectural, engineering & related services ($110,750), and Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($105,367).

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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 in Kansas
$357B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
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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Education

In 2017, universities in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS awarded 385 degrees. The student population of Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS is skewed towards women, with 439 male students and 765 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are White (289 and 77.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (43 and 11.6%), Black or African American (20 and 5.39%), and Two or More Races (10 and 2.7%).

The largest universities in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS by number of degrees awarded are Hesston College (139 and 36.1%), Eric Fisher Academy (113 and 29.4%), and Bethel College-North Newton (105 and 27.3%).

The most popular majors in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are Registered Nursing (86 and 22.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (80 and 20.8%), and General Cosmetology (63 and 16.4%).

The median tuition costs in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS are $26,684 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. 80 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 4 degree-majorss awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 80 degree-majorss awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 139 degrees awarded
  2. 113 degrees awarded
  3. 105 degrees awarded
$N/A
Median In-State Public
$26,684
Median Private

In 2017, the Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hesston College with 139 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

99
Degrees Awarded to Men
286
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 99 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS, which is 0.346 times less than the 286 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    289 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    43 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sedgwick (Northwest) & Harvey Counties--Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS were to White students. These 289 degrees mean that there were 6.72 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 43 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was $153,500 in 2018, which is 0.668 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $150,000 to $153,500, a 2.33% increase. The homeownership rate in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$153,500
2018 Median
± $1,993
$150,000
2017 Median
± $2,044

In 2018, the median property value in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS grew to to $153,500 from the previous year's value of $150,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, 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 Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$66,938
Median Household Income
± $1,862
60k
Number of Households
± 1,606

In 2018, the median household income of the 60k households in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS grew to $66,938 from the previous year's value of $65,529.

The following chart displays the households in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, 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

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
2018 Homeownership
74.2%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 74.3% of the housing units in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.7%
  2. Carpooled
    8.6%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.77%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS was Drove Alone (84.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.6%) and those who Worked At Home (3.77%).

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 Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

93.3% of the population of Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS has health coverage, with 60.3% on employee plans, 7.73% on Medicaid, 11.9% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 1.54% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in 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

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1,320 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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 in Kansas
$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

6.74%
Uninsured
60.3%
Employer Coverage
7.73%
Medicaid
11.9%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
1.54%
Military or VA

Between N/A and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, KS N/A by N/A from N/A% to 6.74%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wichita (Northwest) & Newton Cities PUMA, 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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