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Chautauqua County, KS&

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1.42% decline
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0.17% decline
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0.2% decline
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11.1% growth


The economy of Chautauqua County, KS employs 1,507 people. The economy of Chautauqua County, KS is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Utilities, which employ respectively 13.13; 6.7; and 2.6 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Chautauqua County, KS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (311), Educational Services (171), and Retail trade (143), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,321), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($47,212), and Finance & Insurance ($43,984).

Median household income in Chautauqua County, KS is $37,927. Males in Chautauqua County, KS have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,853. The income inequality of Chautauqua County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451 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 Chautauqua County, KS. In Chautauqua County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to N/A primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,958. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Chautauqua County, KS is home to a population of 3,470 people, from which 100% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Chautauqua County, KS is composed of 3,007 White residents (86.7%), 213 Native residents (6.14%), 183 Two+ residents (5.27%), 58 Hispanic residents (1.67%), and 9 Black residents (0.26%). The most common foreign languages in Chautauqua County, KS are Spanish (26 speakers), French (6 speakers), and Other Slavic (2 speakers), but compared to other places, Chautauqua County, KS has a relative high number of Other Slavic (2 speakers), French (6 speakers), and Spanish (26 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Emporia City PUMA, KS awarded 2,771 degrees. The student population of Emporia City PUMA, KS is skewed towards females, with 1,177 male students and 1,594 female students. Most students in Emporia City PUMA, KS are White (1,985 and 71.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (231 and 8.34%), Black or African American (133 and 4.8%), and Unknown (120 and 4.33%). The largest universities in Emporia City PUMA, KS by number of graduates are Emporia State University (1,419 and 51.2%), Southwestern College (677 and 24.4%), and Flint Hills Technical College (460 and 16.6%). The most popular majors in Emporia City PUMA, KS are Elementary Education & Teaching (195 and 7.04%), General Business Administration & Management (107 and 3.86%), and General Psychology (68 and 2.45%). The median tuition costs in Emporia City PUMA, KS are $27,100 for private four year colleges, and $4,893 and $18,106 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 Chautauqua County, KS is $53,900, which is 0.26 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $48,500 to $53,900, a 11.1% increase. The homeownership rate of Chautauqua County, KS is 79.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Chautauqua County, KS have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chautauqua County, KS is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.


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