Cheyenne County, KS

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Population

2,677

0.0747% decline

Median Age

47.8


Median Household Income

$47,167

2.41% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Number of Employees

1,248

2.04% decline

Median Property Value

$86,600

2.49% growth

About

In 2017, Cheyenne County, KS had a population of 2.68k people with a median age of 47.8 and a median household income of $47,167. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cheyenne County, KS declined from 2,679 to 2,677, a -0.0747% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,058 to $47,167, a 2.41% increase.

The population of Cheyenne County, KS is 90.3% White Alone, 6.46% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.79% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Cheyenne County, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cheyenne County, KS is $86,600, and the homeownership rate is 79.9%. Most people in Cheyenne County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Cheyenne County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Cheyenne County, KS employs 1.25k people. The largest industries in Cheyenne County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (253 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (188 people), and Educational Services (166 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,583), Information ($71,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,125).

Median household income in Cheyenne County, KS is $47,167. Males in Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,167

2017 value

± $5,000

2.41%

1 Year Growth

± 16.1%

Households in Cheyenne County, KS have a median annual income of $47,167, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,058 in 2016, which represents a 2.41% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas 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 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 Cheyenne 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 9502

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cheyenne County, KS was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $47,167, 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 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cheyenne County, KS (297 out of 2.64k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    253 ± 63

  2. Hispanic

    56 ± 56

  3. Other

    28 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cheyenne County, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

1.25k

2017 Value

± 134

-2.04%

1 Year decline

± 15.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cheyenne County, KS declined at a rate of -2.04%, from 1.27k employees to 1.25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cheyenne County, KS, are Management Occupations (177 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (167 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (115 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cheyenne County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cheyenne County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (177 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (167 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cheyenne County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.7 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.61 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cheyenne County, KS, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($170,714), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,750), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($53,214).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.25k

2017 Value

± 134

-2.04%

1 Year decline

± 15.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cheyenne County, KS declined at a rate of -2.04%, from 1.27k employees to 1.25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cheyenne County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (253 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (188 people), and Educational Services (166 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cheyenne County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne County, KS, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (253 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (188 people), and Educational Services (166 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cheyenne County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (17.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.85 times), and Educational Services (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cheyenne County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($84,583), Information ($71,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,125).

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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. $30B

  2. $25B

  3. $23.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $30B, followed by Cereal grains ($25B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.3B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 35% 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. $27.7B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $27.7B, followed by Texas with $19.5B and Nebraska and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

93.3% of the population of Cheyenne County, KS has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 6.78% on Medicaid, 21% on Medicare, 23.2% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cheyenne County, KS see 1340 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.446% decrease from the previous year (1346 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1330 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2661 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

1,340 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cheyenne County, KS see an average of 1,340 patients per year. This represents a 0.446% decrease from the previous year (1,346 patients).

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

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

6.66%

Uninsured

40.3%

Employer Coverage

6.78%

Medicaid

21%

Medicare

23.2%

Non-Group

2.01%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cheyenne County, KS declined by 14.2% from 7.76% to 6.66%.

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

Cheyenne County, KS is home to a population of 2.68k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.24% of Cheyenne County, KS residents were born outside of the country (60 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cheyenne County, KS is composed of 2.42k White Alone residents (90.3%), 173 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.46%), 48 Two or More Races residents (1.79%), 23 Asian Alone residents (0.859%), 17 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.635%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.6

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cheyenne County, KS was 47.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Cheyenne County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Cheyenne County, KS residents was 49.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

60 people

2.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

75 people

As of 2017, 2.24% of Cheyenne County, KS residents (60 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 Cheyenne County, KS was 2.8%, 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

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Cheyenne County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cheyenne County, KS was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.42k ± 26

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    173 ± 81.7

  3. Two or More Races

    48 ± 21.5

In 2017, there were 14 times more White Alone residents (2.42k people) in Cheyenne County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 173 Hispanic or Latino and 48 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    99 ± 34

  2. World War II

    54 ± 17

  3. Korea

    17 ± 17

Cheyenne County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cheyenne County, KS was $86,600 in 2017, which is 0.377 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,500 to $86,600, a 2.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Cheyenne County, KS is 79.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cheyenne County, KS have an average commute time of 12.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cheyenne County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$86,600

2017 Median

± $5,778

$84,500

2016 Median

± $4,713

In 2017, the median property value in Cheyenne County, KS grew to to $86,600 from the previous year's value of $84,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cheyenne 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 Cheyenne County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$47,167

Median Household Income

± $5,000

1.25k

Number of Households

± 125

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.25k households in Cheyenne County, KS grew to $47,167 from the previous year's value of $46,058.

The following chart displays the households in Cheyenne 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cheyenne County, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cheyenne County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.9%

2017 Homeownership

78.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.9% of the housing units in Cheyenne County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cheyenne County, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cheyenne County, KS have a shorter commute time (12.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Cheyenne County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.7%

  2. Walked

    10.1%

  3. Carpooled

    8.65%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cheyenne County, KS was Drove Alone (71.7%), followed by those who Walked (10.1%) and those who Carpooled (8.65%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cheyenne County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cheyenne County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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