Barton County, KS

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2022 Population
25,477
0.899% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.2
1.03% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.5%
6.84% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$54,634
9.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$113,200
13.5% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
12,396
1.27% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Barton County, KS had a population of 25.5k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $54,634. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Barton County, KS declined from 25,708 to 25,477, a −0.899% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,077 to $54,634, a 9.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Barton County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.1%), Two+ (Hispanic) (7%), White (Hispanic) (6.01%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.47%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.21%).

None of the households in Barton County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Barton County, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Barton County, KS are Barton County Community College (955 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Barton County, KS was $113,200, and the homeownership rate was 67.4%.

Most people in Barton County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Barton County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Barton County, KS is home to a population of 25.5k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.35% of Barton County, KS residents were born outside of the country (1.11k people).

In 2022, there were 11.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.4k people) in Barton County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.78k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.53k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.3% of Barton County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Barton County, KS was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Barton County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    20.4k ± 66
  2. Two+ (Hispanic)
    1.78k ± 505
  3. White (Hispanic)
    1.53k ± 429
15.9%
Hispanic Population
4.05k people

In 2022, there were 11.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (20.4k people) in Barton County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.78k Two+ (Hispanic) and 1.53k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.9% of the people in Barton County, KS are hispanic (4.05k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Barton County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.35%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.11k people
5.61%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.44k people

As of 2022, 4.35% of Barton County, KS residents (1.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Barton County, KS was 5.61%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    689 ± 166
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    224 ± 121
  3. Korea
    211 ± 75

Barton County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Barton County, KS employs 12.4k people. The largest industries in Barton County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,739 people), Manufacturing (1,237 people), and Retail Trade (1,164 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,667), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,518), and Transportation & Warehousing ($59,339).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.4k
2022 Value
± 797
−1.27%
1 Year decline
± 9.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barton County, KS declined at a rate of −1.27%, from 12.6k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Barton County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,371 people), Management Occupations (1,366 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,166 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Barton County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.4k
2022 Value
± 797
−1.27%
1 Year decline
± 9.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Barton County, KS declined at a rate of −1.27%, from 12.6k employees to 12.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Barton County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,739 people), Manufacturing (1,237 people), and Retail Trade (1,164 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,781
Median earning men ± $3,958
$30,507
Median earning women ± $2,723

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,500), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,794), and Wholesale Trade ($56,346).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($59,583), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,326), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,809).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 288
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 256
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 179
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Barton County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 77.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.64%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall 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.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

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

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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 Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Barton County, KS awarded 955 degrees. The student population of Barton County, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,937 male students and 2,332 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Barton County, KS are White (599 and 62.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (158 and 16.6%), Black or African American (117 and 12.3%), and Unknown (36 and 3.78%).

The largest universities in Barton County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Barton County Community College (955 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Barton County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (269 and 28.2%), Welding Technology (72 and 7.54%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (61 and 6.39%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 4,269 students enrolled in Barton County, KS, 45.4% men and 54.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,739 records, of which 56.6% were women and 43.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 269 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Barton County, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 269 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
955 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Barton County Community College with 955 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 380 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Barton County, KS, which is 0.661 times less than the 575 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 599 degrees mean that there were 3.79 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 158 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,368) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,472) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,460) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Barton County, KS was $113,200 in 2022, which is 0.402 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $99,700 to $113,200, a 13.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Barton County, KS is 67.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Barton County, KS have an average commute time of 15.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Barton County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Barton County, KS is $54,634. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Barton County, KS was Census Tract 9715 with a value of $59,694, followed by Census Tract 9716 and Census Tract 9711, with respective values of $54,366 and $54,060.

In 2022, 11.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Barton County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.91%.

Property

$113,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,047
$6,773
Median Property Taxes
±$476

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Barton County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67.4%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.4% of the housing units in Barton County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9715
  2. Census Tract 9716
  3. Census Tract 9711

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Barton County, KS was Census Tract 9715 with a value of $59,694, followed by Census Tract 9716 and Census Tract 9711, with respective values of $54,366 and $54,060.

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

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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.
$54,634
Median Household Income
± $2,015
10.1k
Number of Households
± 650

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Barton County, KS grew to $54,634 from the previous year's value of $50,077.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Barton County, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.62%)
  3. Carpooled (6.69%)

In 2022, 81.9% of workers in Barton County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.62%) and those who carpooled to work (6.69%).

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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Commute Time

15.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Barton County, KS have a shorter commute time (15.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.29% of the workforce in Barton County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Barton County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 2.91%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Barton County, KS (3.59k out of 24.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females < 5 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15% of the children was living in poverty in Barton County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 364 in Barton County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.04 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.9% of the population of Barton County, KS has health coverage, with 45.5% on employee plans, 15.1% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 0.901% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Barton County, KS see 1719 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.26% decrease from the previous year (1741 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1833 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 401 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,719 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Barton County, KS

Primary care physicians in Barton County, KS see an average of 1,719 patients per year. This represents a 1.26% decrease from the previous year (1,741 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.1%
Uninsured
45.5%
Employer Coverage
15.1%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
0.901%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Barton County, KS declined by 13.2% from 12.8% to 11.1%.

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 Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.5 in Barton County, KS.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37% in Barton County, KS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.9% in Barton County, KS.

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