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0.68% decline
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0.99% growth
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1.65% growth
Median Property Value
3.08% growth


The economy of Barton County, KS employs 13,418 people. The economy of Barton County, KS is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Utilities, which employ respectively 6.44; 3.41; and 1.98 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Barton County, KS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,279), Retail trade (1,378), and Manufacturing (1,234), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($56,050), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,688), and Utilities ($45,357).

Median household income in Barton County, KS is $44,449. Males in Barton County, KS have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,608. The income inequality of Barton County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.433 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Barton County, KS. In Barton County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 58 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,870. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Barton County, KS is home to a population of 27,214 people, from which 95.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Barton County, KS is composed of 22,397 White residents (82.3%), 3,857 Hispanic residents (14.2%), 484 Two+ residents (1.78%), 279 Black residents (1.03%), and 59 Native residents (0.22%). The most common foreign languages in Barton County, KS are Spanish (2,775 speakers), German (190 speakers), and Arabic (18 speakers), but compared to other places, Barton County, KS has a relative high number of German (190 speakers), Spanish (2,775 speakers), and Japanese (10 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Barton County, KS awarded 828 degrees. The student population of Barton County, KS is skewed towards females, with 336 male students and 492 female students. Most students in Barton County, KS are White (622 and 75.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (82 and 9.9%), Black or African American (79 and 9.5%), and Unknown (12 and 1.45%). The largest universities in Barton County, KS by number of graduates are Barton County Community College (828 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Barton County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (360 and 43.5%), General Studies (55 and 6.64%), and Registered Nursing (25 and 3.02%). 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barton County, KS is $83,700, which is 0.41 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $81,200 to $83,700, a 3.08% increase. The homeownership rate of Barton County, KS is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Barton County, KS have an average commute time of 17.1 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.


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