Bourbon County, KS

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Population

14,757

0.0407% growth

Median Age

39.3


Median Household Income

$39,379

5.18% decline

Poverty Rate

17.6%


Number of Employees

6,414

2.49% decline

Median Property Value

$82,600

0.365% growth

About

In 2017, Bourbon County, KS had a population of 14.8k people with a median age of 39.3 and a median household income of $39,379. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bourbon County, KS grew from 14,751 to 14,757, a 0.0407% increase and its median household income declined from $41,529 to $39,379, a -5.18% decrease.

The population of Bourbon County, KS is 90.5% White Alone, 3.24% Black or African American Alone, and 2.48% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Bourbon County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bourbon County, KS are Fort Scott Community College (605 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Bourbon County, KS is $82,600, and the homeownership rate is 70.5%. Most people in Bourbon County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bourbon County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Bourbon County, KS employs 6.41k people. The largest industries in Bourbon County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (969 people), Manufacturing (886 people), and Retail Trade (754 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,667), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,957), and Educational Services ($38,833).

Median household income in Bourbon County, KS is $39,379. Males in Bourbon 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 Bourbon County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,379

2017 value

± $3,355

-5.18%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Bourbon County, KS have a median annual income of $39,379, 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 $41,529 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 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 Bourbon 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 9557

  2. Census Tract 9556

  3. Census Tract 9558

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bourbon County, KS was Census Tract 9557 with a value of $56,653, followed by Census Tract 9556 and Census Tract 9558, with respective values of $50,565 and $47,431.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bourbon County, KS (2.51k out of 14.3k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    2,117 ± 289

  2. Black

    199 ± 125

  3. Hispanic

    177 ± 90

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bourbon County, KS is White, followed by Black 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

6.41k

2017 Value

± 437

-2.49%

1 Year decline

± 9.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bourbon County, KS declined at a rate of -2.49%, from 6.58k employees to 6.41k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bourbon County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (901 people), Management Occupations (594 people), and Production Occupations (578 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bourbon County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bourbon County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (901 people), Management Occupations (594 people), and Production Occupations (578 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bourbon County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Healthcare Support Occupations (2 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.62 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bourbon County, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($176,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($50,417), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($48,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.41k

2017 Value

± 437

-2.49%

1 Year decline

± 9.89%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bourbon County, KS declined at a rate of -2.49%, from 6.58k employees to 6.41k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bourbon County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (969 people), Manufacturing (886 people), and Retail Trade (754 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bourbon County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Bourbon 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 Bourbon County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (969 people), Manufacturing (886 people), and Retail Trade (754 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bourbon County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.77 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.08 times), and Finance & Insurance (1.56 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bourbon County, KS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,667), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,957), and Educational Services ($38,833).

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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

89.1% of the population of Bourbon County, KS has health coverage, with 43.9% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bourbon County, KS see 1839 patients per year on average, which represents a 12.1% increase from the previous year (1641 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3654 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1329 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

1,839 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bourbon County, KS see an average of 1,839 patients per year. This represents a 12.1% increase from the previous year (1,641 patients).

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

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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

10.9%

Uninsured

43.9%

Employer Coverage

17.9%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.8%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bourbon County, KS grew by 20.3% from 9.03% to 10.9%.

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

Bourbon County, KS is home to a population of 14.8k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.14% of Bourbon County, KS residents were born outside of the country (316 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Bourbon County, KS is composed of 13.4k White Alone residents (90.5%), 478 Black or African American Alone residents (3.24%), 366 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.48%), 324 Two or More Races residents (2.2%), 126 Asian Alone residents (0.854%), 109 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.739%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 18.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bourbon County, KS was 39.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Bourbon County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bourbon County, KS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

316 people

1.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

262 people

As of 2017, 2.14% of Bourbon County, KS residents (316 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 Bourbon County, KS was 1.78%, 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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Bourbon County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bourbon County, KS was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    13.4k ± 16

  2. Black or African American Alone

    478 ± 63

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    366 ± 80.8

In 2017, there were 27.9 times more White Alone residents (13.4k people) in Bourbon County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 478 Black or African American Alone and 366 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 Bourbon 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 Bourbon 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 Bourbon County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Bourbon 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

    391 ± 97

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    134 ± 59

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    104 ± 59

Bourbon County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Bourbon County, KS awarded 605 degrees. The student population of Bourbon County, KS is skewed towards women, with 923 male students and 949 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bourbon County, KS are White (510 and 84.4%), followed by Black or African American (30 and 4.97%), Hispanic or Latino (28 and 4.64%), and Two or More Races (21 and 3.48%).

The largest universities in Bourbon County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Fort Scott Community College (605 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bourbon County, KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (199 and 32.9%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (127 and 21%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (65 and 10.7%).

The median tuition costs in Bourbon 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Bourbon County, KS was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 199 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Bourbon County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

605 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Bourbon County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Scott Community College with 605 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

239

Degrees Awarded to Men

366

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 239 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bourbon County, KS, which is 0.653 times less than the 366 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

    510 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    30 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bourbon County, KS were to White students. These 510 degrees mean that there were 17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 30 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bourbon County, KS was $82,600 in 2017, which is 0.38 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $82,300 to $82,600, a 0.365% increase. The homeownership rate in Bourbon County, KS is 70.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bourbon County, KS have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bourbon 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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$39,379

Median Household Income

± $3,355

5.62k

Number of Households

± 395

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.62k households in Bourbon County, KS declined from $39,379 from the previous year's value of $41,529.

The following chart displays the households in Bourbon 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

$82,600

2017 Median

± $4,587

$82,300

2016 Median

± $4,657

In 2017, the median property value in Bourbon County, KS grew to to $82,600 from the previous year's value of $82,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bourbon 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 Bourbon 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 Bourbon County, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bourbon County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%

2017 Homeownership

69.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.5% of the housing units in Bourbon County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

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

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bourbon County, KS have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.49% of the workforce in Bourbon County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.89%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.64%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bourbon County, KS was Drove Alone (78.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.89%) and those who Worked At Home (5.64%).

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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