Allen County, KS

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Population

12,752

1.54% decline

Median Age

41.6


Median Household Income

$43,031

5.18% growth

Poverty Rate

14.2%


Number of Employees

6,006

2.35% growth

Median Property Value

$78,600

6.65% growth

About

In 2017, Allen County, KS had a population of 12.8k people with a median age of 41.6 and a median household income of $43,031. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Allen County, KS declined from 12,951 to 12,752, a -1.54% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,911 to $43,031, a 5.18% increase.

The population of Allen County, KS is 90.7% White Alone, 3.61% Two or More Races, and 3.35% Hispanic or Latino. 1.29% of the people in Allen County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Allen County, KS are Allen County Community College (437 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Allen County, KS is $78,600, and the homeownership rate is 72%. Most people in Allen County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Allen County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Allen County, KS employs 6.01k people. The largest industries in Allen County, KS are Manufacturing (1,440 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (794 people), and Educational Services (781 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,909), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,833), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,375).

Median household income in Allen County, KS is $43,031. Males in Allen 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 Allen County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,031

2017 value

± $2,171

5.18%

1 Year Growth

± 7.89%

Households in Allen County, KS have a median annual income of $43,031, 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 $40,911 in 2016, which represents a 5.18% 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 Allen County, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Allen County, KS by number of full-time 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 Allen County, KS workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Allen County, KS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Allen 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 9526

  2. Census Tract 9530

  3. Census Tract 9527

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Allen County, KS was Census Tract 9526 with a value of $49,034, followed by Census Tract 9530 and Census Tract 9527, with respective values of $41,078 and $37,446.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Allen County, 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

14.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Allen County, KS (1.73k out of 12.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 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

    1,464 ± 203

  2. Two Or More

    193 ± 95

  3. Asian

    57 ± 91

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Allen County, KS is White, followed by Two Or More and Asian.

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

6.01k

2017 Value

± 399

2.35%

1 Year growth

± 9.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allen County, KS grew at a rate of 2.35%, from 5.87k employees to 6.01k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Allen County, KS, are Production Occupations (1,094 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (720 people), and Management Occupations (615 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Allen County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Allen County, KS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,094 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (720 people), and Management Occupations (615 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allen County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.14 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.91 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.6 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Allen County, KS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($115,250), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,625), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.01k

2017 Value

± 399

2.35%

1 Year growth

± 9.08%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Allen County, KS grew at a rate of 2.35%, from 5.87k employees to 6.01k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Allen County, KS, are Manufacturing (1,440 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (794 people), and Educational Services (781 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Allen County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Allen 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 Allen County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,440 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (794 people), and Educational Services (781 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Allen County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.45 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.5 times), and Manufacturing (2.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Allen County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,909), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($55,833), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($52,375).

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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 with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $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

93.4% of the population of Allen County, KS has health coverage, with 47.9% on employee plans, 15.9% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.29% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Allen County, KS see 1590 patients per year on average, which represents a 26.1% decrease from the previous year (2152 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1816 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 795 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

1,590 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Allen County, KS see an average of 1,590 patients per year. This represents a 26.1% decrease from the previous year (2,152 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

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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

6.59%

Uninsured

47.9%

Employer Coverage

15.9%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.29%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Allen County, KS declined by 36% from 10.3% to 6.59%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Allen 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

Allen County, KS is home to a population of 12.8k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.01% of Allen County, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Allen County, KS is composed of 11.6k White Alone residents (90.7%), 460 Two or More Races residents (3.61%), 427 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.35%), 185 Black or African American Alone residents (1.45%), 73 Asian Alone residents (0.572%), 19 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.149%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0941%), and 11 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0863%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Allen County, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (47 speakers), German (26 speakers), and Chinese (23 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 31.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Allen County, KS was 41.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Allen County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Allen County, KS residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.01%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.486%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.01% of Allen County, KS 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 Allen County, KS was 0.486%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Allen County, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Allen County, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Allen County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Allen County, KS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    11.6k ± 7

  2. Two or More Races

    460 ± 51.2

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    427 ± 82

In 2017, there were 25.1 times more White Alone residents (11.6k people) in Allen County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 460 Two or More Races and 427 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Allen County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    47 speakers (0.383%)

  2. German

    26 speakers (0.212%)

  3. Chinese

    23 speakers (0.188%)

1.29% of Allen County, KS 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 Allen County, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.383% of the overall population of Allen County, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.212% speak German and 0.188% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    365 ± 80

  2. Korea

    109 ± 35

  3. World War II

    86 ± 40

Allen County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Allen County, KS awarded 437 degrees. The student population of Allen County, KS is skewed towards women, with 947 male students and 1,432 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Allen County, KS are White (377 and 86.3%), followed by Black or African American (22 and 5.03%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 4.35%), and Two or More Races (7 and 1.6%).

The largest universities in Allen County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Allen County Community College (437 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Allen County, KS are Health Aide (114 and 26.1%), Medication Aide (60 and 13.7%), and General Biological Sciences (38 and 8.7%).

The median tuition costs in Allen County, 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. 38 degrees awarded

  2. 37 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Allen County, KS was General Biological Sciences with 38 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

437 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Allen County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Allen County Community College with 437 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

96

Degrees Awarded to Men

341

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 96 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Allen County, KS, which is 0.282 times less than the 341 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

    377 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    19 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Allen County, KS were to White students. These 377 degrees mean that there were 17.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Allen County, KS was $78,600 in 2017, which is 0.361 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,700 to $78,600, a 6.65% increase. The homeownership rate in Allen County, KS is 72%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Allen County, KS have an average commute time of 16.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Allen 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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$43,031

Median Household Income

± $2,171

5.33k

Number of Households

± 352

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.33k households in Allen County, KS grew to $43,031 from the previous year's value of $40,911.

The following chart displays the households in Allen 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$78,600

2017 Median

± $4,164

$73,700

2016 Median

± $5,137

In 2017, the median property value in Allen County, KS grew to to $78,600 from the previous year's value of $73,700.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72%

2017 Homeownership

72.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72% of the housing units in Allen County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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

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Commute Time

16.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Allen County, KS have a shorter commute time (16.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.64% of the workforce in Allen County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Walked

    3.52%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Allen County, KS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Walked.

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