Brown County, KS

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Population

9,736

0.754% decline

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$46,964

5.13% growth

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

4,589

0.628% decline

Median Property Value

$83,900

2.44% decline

About

In 2017, Brown County, KS had a population of 9.74k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $46,964. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Brown County, KS declined from 9,810 to 9,736, a -0.754% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,672 to $46,964, a 5.13% increase.

The population of Brown County, KS is 83.4% White Alone, 7.66% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 4.17% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Brown County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Brown County, KS is $83,900, and the homeownership rate is 70.8%. Most people in Brown County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Brown County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Brown County, KS employs 4.59k people. The largest industries in Brown County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (761 people), Manufacturing (733 people), and Retail Trade (449 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,750), and Educational Services ($35,750).

Median household income in Brown County, KS is $46,964. Males in Brown 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 Brown County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,964

2017 value

± $2,694

5.13%

1 Year Growth

± 9.04%

Households in Brown County, KS have a median annual income of $46,964, 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 $44,672 in 2016, which represents a 5.13% 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 Brown 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 4806

  2. Census Tract 4808

  3. Census Tract 4807

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Brown County, KS was Census Tract 4806 with a value of $50,369, followed by Census Tract 4808 and Census Tract 4807, with respective values of $42,281 and $41,008.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Brown County, KS (1.28k out of 9.64k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    991 ± 139

  2. Native American

    228 ± 59

  3. Hispanic

    124 ± 77

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

4.59k

2017 Value

± 279

-0.628%

1 Year decline

± 8.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brown County, KS declined at a rate of -0.628%, from 4.62k employees to 4.59k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Brown County, KS, are Management Occupations (584 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (564 people), and Production Occupations (533 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Brown County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Brown County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (584 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (564 people), and Production Occupations (533 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brown County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.48 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Brown County, KS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($74,615), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($64,000), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,646).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.59k

2017 Value

± 279

-0.628%

1 Year decline

± 8.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Brown County, KS declined at a rate of -0.628%, from 4.62k employees to 4.59k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Brown County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (761 people), Manufacturing (733 people), and Retail Trade (449 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Brown County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Brown 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 Brown County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (761 people), Manufacturing (733 people), and Retail Trade (449 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Brown County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.99 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.98 times), and Manufacturing (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Brown County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($58,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,750), and Educational Services ($35,750).

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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

91.6% of the population of Brown County, KS has health coverage, with 44.9% on employee plans, 16.2% on Medicaid, 15.3% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Brown County, KS see 889 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (892 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2421 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 346 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

889 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Brown County, KS see an average of 889 patients per year. This represents a 0.336% decrease from the previous year (892 patients).

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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

8.38%

Uninsured

44.9%

Employer Coverage

16.2%

Medicaid

15.3%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Brown County, KS declined by 21% from 10.6% to 8.38%.

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

Brown County, KS is home to a population of 9.74k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.863% of Brown County, KS residents were born outside of the country (84 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Brown County, KS is composed of 8.12k White Alone residents (83.4%), 746 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (7.66%), 406 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.17%), 306 Two or More Races residents (3.14%), 92 Black or African American Alone residents (0.945%), 57 Asian Alone residents (0.585%), 10 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.103%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Brown County, KS was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Brown County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Brown County, KS residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.863%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

84 people

1.01%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

99 people

As of 2017, 0.863% of Brown County, KS residents (84 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 Brown County, KS was 1.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Brown County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Brown 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

    8.12k ± 15

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    746 ± 69

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    406 ± 93.3

In 2017, there were 10.9 times more White Alone residents (8.12k people) in Brown County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 746 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 406 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 Brown 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 Brown 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 Brown County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Brown 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

    311 ± 65

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    138 ± 38

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    96 ± 36

Brown County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Brown County, KS was $83,900 in 2017, which is 0.386 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,000 to $83,900, a 2.44% decrease. The homeownership rate in Brown County, KS is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Brown County, KS have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Brown 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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$46,964

Median Household Income

± $2,694

3.99k

Number of Households

± 254

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.99k households in Brown County, KS grew to $46,964 from the previous year's value of $44,672.

The following chart displays the households in Brown 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

$83,900

2017 Median

± $4,600

$86,000

2016 Median

± $4,588

In 2017, the median property value in Brown County, KS declined from to $83,900 from the previous year's value of $86,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Brown 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 Brown 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 Brown County, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Brown County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

70.8%

2017 Homeownership

69.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.8% of the housing units in Brown County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.7%.

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

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Brown County, KS have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.69% of the workforce in Brown County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.93%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.11%

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

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