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0.72% growth
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1.07% growth
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5.57% growth
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1.3% growth


The economy of Colby, KS employs 3,128 people. The economy of Colby, KS is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Retail trade, which employ respectively 5.6; 3.35; and 1.4 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Colby, KS are Retail trade (508), Healthcare & Social Assistance (496), and Educational Services (382), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($81,806), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($66,103), and Finance & Insurance ($40,284).

Median household income in Colby, KS is $44,679. Males in Colby, KS have an average income that is 1.52 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,601. The income inequality of Colby, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.436 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Colby, KS. In Thomas County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 51 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,467. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Colby, KS is home to a population of 5,450 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Colby, KS is composed of 4,969 White residents (91.2%), 250 Hispanic residents (4.59%), 142 Black residents (2.61%), 59 Two+ residents (1.08%), and 25 Native residents (0.46%). The most common foreign languages in Colby, KS are Spanish (51 speakers), French (10 speakers), and Tagalog (5 speakers), but compared to other places, Colby, KS has a relative high number of French (10 speakers), Tagalog (5 speakers), and Spanish (51 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Colby, KS awarded 345 degrees. The student population of Colby, KS is skewed towards females, with 104 male students and 241 female students. Most students in Colby, KS are White (267 and 77.4%), followed by Unknown (44 and 12.8%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 3.48%), and Black or African American (10 and 2.9%). The largest universities in Colby, KS by number of graduates are Colby Community College (345 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Colby, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (149 and 43.2%), Registered Nursing (48 and 13.9%), and Physical Therapy Technician (47 and 13.6%). The median tuition costs in Colby, 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.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Colby, KS is $101,100, which is 0.52 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $99,800 to $101,100, a 1.3% increase. The homeownership rate of Colby, KS is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Colby, KS have an average commute time of 7.89 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Colby, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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