Chautauqua County, KS

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Population

3,425

1.3% decline

Median Age

48.7


Median Household Income

$39,531

4.23% growth

Poverty Rate

14.3%


Number of Employees

1,474

2.19% decline

Median Property Value

$63,300

17.4% growth

About

In 2017, Chautauqua County, KS had a population of 3.43k people with a median age of 48.7 and a median household income of $39,531. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chautauqua County, KS declined from 3,470 to 3,425, a -1.3% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,927 to $39,531, a 4.23% increase.

The population of Chautauqua County, KS is 86.7% White Alone, 5.28% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 4.29% Two or More Races. 1.03% of the people in Chautauqua County, KS speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Chautauqua County, KS is $63,300, and the homeownership rate is 77.8%. Most people in Chautauqua County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Chautauqua County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chautauqua County, KS employs 1.47k people. The largest industries in Chautauqua County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (296 people), Construction (186 people), and Retail Trade (164 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($57,708), Utilities ($52,955), and Manufacturing ($41,250).

Median household income in Chautauqua County, KS is $39,531. Males in Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,531

2017 value

± $4,615

4.23%

1 Year Growth

± 15.1%

Households in Chautauqua County, KS have a median annual income of $39,531, 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 $37,927 in 2016, which represents a 4.23% 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 Chautauqua County, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Chautauqua County, KS by number of full-time 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 Chautauqua County, KS 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 Chautauqua 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 9646

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chautauqua County, KS was Census Tract 9646 with a value of $37,993, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chautauqua County, KS (481 out of 3.36k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    356 ± 61

  2. Two Or More

    66 ± 48

  3. Native American

    46 ± 53

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

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

1.47k

2017 Value

± 137

-2.19%

1 Year decline

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chautauqua County, KS declined at a rate of -2.19%, from 1.51k employees to 1.47k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chautauqua County, KS, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (190 people), Management Occupations (170 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (139 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chautauqua County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chautauqua County, KS, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (190 people), Management Occupations (170 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (139 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chautauqua County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.52 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.59 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chautauqua County, KS, by median earnings, are Community & Social Service Occupations ($61,250), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($53,250), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($41,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.47k

2017 Value

± 137

-2.19%

1 Year decline

± 13.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chautauqua County, KS declined at a rate of -2.19%, from 1.51k employees to 1.47k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chautauqua County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (296 people), Construction (186 people), and Retail Trade (164 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chautauqua County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (296 people), Construction (186 people), and Retail Trade (164 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chautauqua County, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (13.1 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.88 times), and Utilities (2.99 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chautauqua County, KS, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($57,708), Utilities ($52,955), and Manufacturing ($41,250).

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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 with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $22B.

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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

87.9% of the population of Chautauqua County, KS has health coverage, with 35.6% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 20% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 0.831% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chautauqua County, KS see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3374 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

0 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Chautauqua County, KS see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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%).

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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

12.1%

Uninsured

35.6%

Employer Coverage

18.9%

Medicaid

20%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

0.831%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chautauqua County, KS declined by 3.36% from 12.5% to 12.1%.

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

Chautauqua County, KS is home to a population of 3.43k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.38% of Chautauqua County, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Chautauqua County, KS is composed of 2.97k White Alone residents (86.7%), 181 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (5.28%), 147 Two or More Races residents (4.29%), 116 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.39%), 13 Black or African American Alone residents (0.38%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Chautauqua County, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (26 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (6 speakers), and Other Slavic Languages (2 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.2

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 30.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chautauqua County, KS was 48.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Chautauqua County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Chautauqua County, KS residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.38%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.346%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.38% of Chautauqua County, KS residents 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 Chautauqua County, KS was 0.346%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Chautauqua County, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Chautauqua County, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Chautauqua County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chautauqua County, KS was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.97k ± 10

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    181 ± 44

  3. Two or More Races

    147 ± 41.2

In 2017, there were 16.4 times more White Alone residents (2.97k people) in Chautauqua County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 181 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 147 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 Chautauqua County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    26 speakers (0.788%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    6 speakers (0.182%)

  3. Other Slavic Languages

    2 speakers (0.0606%)

1.03% of Chautauqua County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Chautauqua County, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.788% of the overall population of Chautauqua County, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.182% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.0606% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    92 ± 39

  2. Korea

    31 ± 25

  3. World War II

    26 ± 22

Chautauqua County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.97 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chautauqua County, KS was $63,300 in 2017, which is 0.291 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $53,900 to $63,300, a 17.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Chautauqua County, KS is 77.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chautauqua County, KS have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chautauqua 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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$39,531

Median Household Income

± $4,615

1.43k

Number of Households

± 124

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.43k households in Chautauqua County, KS grew to $39,531 from the previous year's value of $37,927.

The following chart displays the households in Chautauqua 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$63,300

2017 Median

± $6,357

$53,900

2016 Median

± $7,285

In 2017, the median property value in Chautauqua County, KS grew to to $63,300 from the previous year's value of $53,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Chautauqua 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 Chautauqua County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.8%

2017 Homeownership

79.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.8% of the housing units in Chautauqua County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

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

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chautauqua County, KS have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.24% of the workforce in Chautauqua County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.3%

  2. Carpooled

    11.4%

  3. Walked

    7.48%

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

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