Atchison County, KS

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Population

16,466

0.55% decline

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$46,640

1.16% growth

Poverty Rate

18.5%


Number of Employees

7,669

0.669% growth

Median Property Value

$92,900

7.38% decline

About

In 2017, Atchison County, KS had a population of 16.5k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $46,640. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Atchison County, KS declined from 16,557 to 16,466, a -0.55% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,103 to $46,640, a 1.16% increase.

The population of Atchison County, KS is 88.4% White Alone, 4.79% Two or More Races, and 3.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Atchison County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Atchison County, KS are Benedictine College (493 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Atchison County, KS is $92,900, and the homeownership rate is 70.1%. Most people in Atchison County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Atchison County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Atchison County, KS employs 7.67k people. The largest industries in Atchison County, KS are Manufacturing (1,478 people), Educational Services (1,264 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (918 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($67,321), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($60,163), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,063).

Median household income in Atchison County, KS is $46,640. Males in Atchison 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 Atchison County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,640

2017 value

± $4,084

1.16%

1 Year Growth

± 10.4%

Households in Atchison County, KS have a median annual income of $46,640, 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 $46,103 in 2016, which represents a 1.16% 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 Atchison 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 816

  2. Census Tract 818

  3. Census Tract 817

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Atchison County, KS was Census Tract 816 with a value of $55,979, followed by Census Tract 818 and Census Tract 817, with respective values of $52,260 and $43,281.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Atchison County, KS (2.81k out of 15.1k 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 < 5, 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

    2,450 ± 347

  2. Two Or More

    283 ± 182

  3. Hispanic

    127 ± 99

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

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

7.67k

2017 Value

± 575

0.669%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atchison County, KS grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 7.62k employees to 7.67k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Atchison County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,104 people), Production Occupations (845 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (746 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Atchison County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Atchison County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,104 people), Production Occupations (845 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (746 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Atchison County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.96 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.9 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.38 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Atchison County, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($112,537), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($79,038), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,806).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.67k

2017 Value

± 575

0.669%

1 Year growth

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Atchison County, KS grew at a rate of 0.669%, from 7.62k employees to 7.67k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Atchison County, KS, are Manufacturing (1,478 people), Educational Services (1,264 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (918 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Atchison County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Atchison 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 Atchison County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,478 people), Educational Services (1,264 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (918 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Atchison County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.08 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.9 times), and Educational Services (1.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Atchison County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($67,321), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($60,163), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,063).

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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

90.9% of the population of Atchison County, KS has health coverage, with 50.4% on employee plans, 11.6% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.3% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Atchison County, KS see 2733 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.9% increase from the previous year (2359 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1638 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 745 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

2,733 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Atchison County, KS see an average of 2,733 patients per year. This represents a 15.9% increase from the previous year (2,359 patients).

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

9.13%

Uninsured

50.4%

Employer Coverage

11.6%

Medicaid

13%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

1.3%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Atchison County, KS declined by 7.91% from 9.92% to 9.13%.

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

Atchison County, KS is home to a population of 16.5k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.18% of Atchison County, KS residents were born outside of the country (195 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Atchison County, KS is composed of 14.6k White Alone residents (88.4%), 788 Two or More Races residents (4.79%), 510 Black or African American Alone residents (3.1%), 478 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.9%), 67 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.407%), 55 Asian Alone residents (0.334%), 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0547%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 17.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Atchison County, KS was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Atchison County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Atchison County, KS residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

195 people

1.17%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

194 people

As of 2017, 1.18% of Atchison County, KS residents (195 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 Atchison County, KS was 1.17%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Atchison County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Atchison County, KS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.6k ± 24

  2. Two or More Races

    788 ± 210

  3. Black or African American Alone

    510 ± 193

In 2017, there were 18.5 times more White Alone residents (14.6k people) in Atchison County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 788 Two or More Races and 510 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 Atchison 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 Atchison 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 Atchison County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Atchison 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

    324 ± 93

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    158 ± 73

  3. Korea

    145 ± 52

Atchison County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Atchison County, KS awarded 493 degrees. The student population of Atchison County, KS is skewed towards women, with 1,065 male students and 1,247 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Atchison County, KS are White (397 and 82.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (28 and 5.85%), Unknown (23 and 4.8%), and Black or African American (15 and 3.13%).

The largest universities in Atchison County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Benedictine College (493 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Atchison County, KS are General Business Administration & Management (44 and 8.92%), Elementary Education & Teaching (34 and 6.9%), and Other Theological & Ministerial Studies (28 and 5.68%).

The median tuition costs in Atchison County, KS are $26,730 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 Bachelors Degree recipients in Atchison County, KS was Elementary Education & Teaching with 34 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

493 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$26,730

Median Private

In 2016, the Atchison County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Benedictine College with 493 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

213

Degrees Awarded to Men

280

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 213 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Atchison County, KS, which is 0.761 times less than the 280 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

    397 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Atchison County, KS were to White students. These 397 degrees mean that there were 14.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 28 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Atchison County, KS was $92,900 in 2017, which is 0.427 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,300 to $92,900, a 7.38% decrease. The homeownership rate in Atchison County, KS is 70.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Atchison County, KS have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Atchison 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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$46,640

Median Household Income

± $4,084

5.97k

Number of Households

± 465

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.97k households in Atchison County, KS grew to $46,640 from the previous year's value of $46,103.

The following chart displays the households in Atchison 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$92,900

2017 Median

± $7,788

$100,300

2016 Median

± $12,184

In 2017, the median property value in Atchison County, KS declined from to $92,900 from the previous year's value of $100,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Atchison 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 Atchison County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.1%

2017 Homeownership

71%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.1% of the housing units in Atchison County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Atchison 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 Atchison County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Atchison County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Atchison County, KS have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Atchison County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.59%

  3. Walked

    7.61%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Atchison County, KS was Drove Alone (76.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.59%) and those who Walked (7.61%).

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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