Decatur County, KS

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2020 Population
2,826
1.19% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
50.6
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
15.9%
1.87% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$44,125
8.31% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$68,400
0.736% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Decatur County, KS had a population of 2.83k people with a median age of 50.6 and a median household income of $44,125. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Decatur County, KS declined from 2,860 to 2,826, a −1.19% decrease and its median household income declined from $48,125 to $44,125, a −8.31% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Decatur County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.55%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.708%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.531%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.425%).

None of the households in Decatur County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Decatur County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Decatur County, KS was $68,400, and the homeownership rate was 74.4%.

Most people in Decatur County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Decatur County, KS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Decatur County, KS is home to a population of 2.83k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.02% of Decatur County, KS residents were born outside of the country (57 people).

In 2020, there were 37.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.69k people) in Decatur County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 72 White (Hispanic) and 20 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
97.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Decatur County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Decatur County, KS was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Decatur County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.69k ± 29
  2. White (Hispanic)
    72 ± 29
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    20 ± 31
3.26%
Hispanic Population
92 people

In 2020, there were 37.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.69k people) in Decatur County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 72 White (Hispanic) and 20 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.26% of the people in Decatur County, KS are hispanic (92 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Decatur County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.02%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
57 people
3.04%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
87 people

As of 2020, 2.02% of Decatur County, KS residents (57 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Decatur County, KS was 3.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    131 ± 55
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    36 ± 28
  3. Korea
    18 ± 21

Decatur County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.64 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Decatur County, KS employs 1.34k people. The largest industries in Decatur County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (249 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (206 people), and Retail Trade (138 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,000), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($57,619), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($46,667).

Occupations

1.34k
2020 Value
± 172
−3.24%
1 Year decline
± 17.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Decatur County, KS declined at a rate of −3.24%, from 1.39k employees to 1.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Decatur County, KS, are Management Occupations (183 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (145 people), and Transportation Occupations (106 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Decatur County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.34k
2020 Value
± 172
−3.24%
1 Year decline
± 17.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Decatur County, KS declined at a rate of −3.24%, from 1.39k employees to 1.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Decatur County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (249 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (206 people), and Retail Trade (138 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Decatur County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Decatur County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,750
Median earning men ± $7,606
$25,625
Median earning women ± $5,611

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,333), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,563), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($68,438).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,821), Public Administration ($31,042), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($30,278).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 38
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 36
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 19
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $20.2B
  2. $16.7B
  3. $13.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($16.7B) and Live animals/fish ($13.8B).

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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$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 76.8% to $406B by 2050.

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. $20.1B
  2. $14.7B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $20.1B, followed by Nebraska with $14.7B and Texas and $14.6B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Decatur County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 84.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (14.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.34%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.659% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (593k), Some college (554k), and Bachelors Degree (440k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Decatur County, KS was $68,400 in 2020, which is 0.298 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $67,900 to $68,400, a 0.736% increase. The homeownership rate in Decatur County, KS is 74.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Decatur County, KS have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Decatur County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$68,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,952
$1,052
Median Property Taxes
±$136

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Decatur County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Decatur County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74.4%
Homeownership
2020
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74.4% of the housing units in Decatur County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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Income by Location

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The following map shows all of the tracts in Decatur County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$44,125
Median Household Income
± $8,480
1.41k
Number of Households
± 167

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.41k households in Decatur County, KS declined from $44,125 from the previous year's value of $48,125.

The following chart displays the households in Decatur 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Decatur County, KS is from Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (72.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (16.2%)
  3. Walked (4.94%)

In 2020, 72.7% of workers in Decatur County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16.2%) and those who walked to work (4.94%).

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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Commute Time

17.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Decatur County, KS have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.61% of the workforce in Decatur County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

15.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Decatur County, KS (433 out of 2.73k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Decatur County, KS is White, followed by Hispanic 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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90.5% of the population of Decatur County, KS has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 8.06% on Medicaid, 20.1% on Medicare, 22% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

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

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.8% under 18 years, 16.7% between 18 and 34 years, 37.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 26.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.54%
Uninsured
39%
Employer Coverage
8.06%
Medicaid
20.1%
Medicare
22%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Decatur County, KS declined by 5.17% from 10.1% to 9.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Decatur County, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.9% in Decatur County, KS.

The graphic shows the trend of the indicator in Decatur County, KS.

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