Barton County, KS

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Population

27,067

0.54% decline

Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$46,070

3.65% growth

Poverty Rate

15.7%


Number of Employees

13,580

1.21% growth

Median Property Value

$87,600

4.66% growth

About

In 2017, Barton County, KS had a population of 27.1k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $46,070. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Barton County, KS declined from 27,214 to 27,067, a -0.54% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,449 to $46,070, a 3.65% increase.

The population of Barton County, KS is 82% White Alone, 14.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.68% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Barton County, KS speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barton County, KS are Barton County Community College (966 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Barton County, KS is $87,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.7%. Most people in Barton County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Barton County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Barton County, KS employs 13.6k people. The largest industries in Barton County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,305 people), Retail Trade (1,307 people), and Manufacturing (1,256 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,321), and Utilities ($49,528).

Median household income in Barton County, KS is $46,070. Males in Barton 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 Barton County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,070

2017 value

± $3,301

3.65%

1 Year Growth

± 8.15%

Households in Barton County, KS have a median annual income of $46,070, 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 $44,449 in 2016, which represents a 3.65% 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 Barton 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 9711

  2. Census Tract 9712

  3. Census Tract 9714

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barton County, KS was Census Tract 9711 with a value of $53,594, followed by Census Tract 9712 and Census Tract 9714, with respective values of $53,571 and $46,667.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Barton 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

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barton County, KS (4.15k out of 26.5k 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 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

    3,718 ± 402

  2. Hispanic

    1,002 ± 260

  3. Other

    143 ± 135

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

13.6k

2017 Value

± 720

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 7.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barton County, KS grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 13.4k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barton County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,019 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,168 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,162 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barton County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Barton County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,019 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,168 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,162 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barton County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.62 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.57 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Barton County, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($71,458), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,750), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,422).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.6k

2017 Value

± 720

1.21%

1 Year growth

± 7.26%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Barton County, KS grew at a rate of 1.21%, from 13.4k employees to 13.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barton County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,305 people), Retail Trade (1,307 people), and Manufacturing (1,256 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Barton County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Barton 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 Barton County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,305 people), Retail Trade (1,307 people), and Manufacturing (1,256 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Barton County, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.67 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.59 times), and Utilities (2.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Barton County, KS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($55,417), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,321), and Utilities ($49,528).

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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

86.6% of the population of Barton County, KS has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Barton County, KS see 1807 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.55% increase from the previous year (1712 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2231 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 505 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

1,807 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Barton County, KS see an average of 1,807 patients per year. This represents a 5.55% increase from the previous year (1,712 patients).

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

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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

13.4%

Uninsured

44.4%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barton County, KS declined by 2.2% from 13.7% to 13.4%.

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

Barton County, KS is home to a population of 27.1k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.55% of Barton County, KS residents were born outside of the country (1.5k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Barton County, KS is composed of 22.2k White Alone residents (82%), 3.92k Hispanic or Latino residents (14.5%), 455 Two or More Races residents (1.68%), 285 Black or African American Alone residents (1.05%), 91 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.336%), 65 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.24%), 38 Asian Alone residents (0.14%), and 19 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0702%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Barton County, KS was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Barton County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Barton County, KS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.55%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.5k people

5.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.46k people

As of 2017, 5.55% of Barton County, KS residents (1.5k 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 Barton County, KS was 5.36%, 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

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Barton County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Barton County, KS was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    22.2k ± 6

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3.92k ± 549

  3. Two or More Races

    455 ± 62.1

In 2017, there were 5.67 times more White Alone residents (22.2k people) in Barton County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.92k Hispanic or Latino and 455 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Barton 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 Barton 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 Barton County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Barton 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

    565 ± 122

  2. Korea

    294 ± 71

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    206 ± 86

Barton County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Barton County, KS awarded 966 degrees. The student population of Barton County, KS is skewed towards men, with 2,244 male students and 2,108 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barton County, KS are White (675 and 69.9%), followed by Black or African American (133 and 13.8%), Hispanic or Latino (102 and 10.6%), and Unknown (23 and 2.38%).

The largest universities in Barton County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Barton County Community College (966 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barton County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (391 and 40.5%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (114 and 11.8%), and Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) (76 and 7.87%).

The median tuition costs in Barton 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. 391 degrees awarded

  2. 74 degrees awarded

  3. 27 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Barton County, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 391 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

966 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Barton County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Barton County Community College with 966 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

414

Degrees Awarded to Men

552

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 414 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barton County, KS, which is 0.75 times less than the 552 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

    675 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    133 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    102 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Barton County, KS were to White students. These 675 degrees mean that there were 5.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 133 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barton County, KS was $87,600 in 2017, which is 0.403 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,700 to $87,600, a 4.66% increase. The homeownership rate in Barton County, KS is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Barton County, KS have an average commute time of 17.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Barton 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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$46,070

Median Household Income

± $3,301

11.3k

Number of Households

± 617

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Barton County, KS grew to $46,070 from the previous year's value of $44,449.

The following chart displays the households in Barton County, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$87,600

2017 Median

± $4,021

$83,700

2016 Median

± $3,152

In 2017, the median property value in Barton County, KS grew to to $87,600 from the previous year's value of $83,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.7%

2017 Homeownership

68.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.7% of the housing units in Barton County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68.3%.

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

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Commute Time

17.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barton County, KS have a shorter commute time (17.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.09% of the workforce in Barton County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.2%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.52%

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

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