Dickinson County, KS

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Population

19,162

1.15% decline

Median Age

41.2


Median Household Income

$49,663

3.26% growth

Poverty Rate

11.6%


Number of Employees

8,736

2.04% decline

Median Property Value

$110,700

0.363% growth

About

In 2017, Dickinson County, KS had a population of 19.2k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $49,663. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dickinson County, KS declined from 19,384 to 19,162, a -1.15% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,093 to $49,663, a 3.26% increase.

The population of Dickinson County, KS is 91.1% White Alone, 4.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.25% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Dickinson County, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Dickinson County, KS is $110,700, and the homeownership rate is 72.9%. Most people in Dickinson County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Dickinson County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Dickinson County, KS employs 8.74k people. The largest industries in Dickinson County, KS are Manufacturing (1,176 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,168 people), and Retail Trade (1,075 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($52,892), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,833), and Information ($50,357).

Median household income in Dickinson County, KS is $49,663. Males in Dickinson 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 Dickinson County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$49,663

2017 value

± $3,025

3.26%

1 Year Growth

± 8.82%

Households in Dickinson County, KS have a median annual income of $49,663, 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 $48,093 in 2016, which represents a 3.26% 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.

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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 Dickinson 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 842

  2. Census Tract 844

  3. Census Tract 845

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dickinson County, KS was Census Tract 842 with a value of $57,610, followed by Census Tract 844 and Census Tract 845, with respective values of $55,009 and $50,823.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dickinson County, KS (2.18k out of 18.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    2,005 ± 258

  2. Hispanic

    208 ± 108

  3. Two Or More

    70 ± 76

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

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

8.74k

2017 Value

± 491

-2.04%

1 Year decline

± 8.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dickinson County, KS declined at a rate of -2.04%, from 8.92k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dickinson County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,078 people), Sales & Related Occupations (941 people), and Management Occupations (762 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dickinson County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dickinson County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,078 people), Sales & Related Occupations (941 people), and Management Occupations (762 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dickinson County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.05 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.76 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dickinson County, KS, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,719), Legal Occupations ($78,125), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,954).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.74k

2017 Value

± 491

-2.04%

1 Year decline

± 8.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dickinson County, KS declined at a rate of -2.04%, from 8.92k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dickinson County, KS, are Manufacturing (1,176 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,168 people), and Retail Trade (1,075 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dickinson County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Dickinson 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 Dickinson County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,176 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,168 people), and Retail Trade (1,075 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dickinson County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.57 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.33 times), and Construction (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dickinson County, KS, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($52,892), Transportation & Warehousing ($51,833), and Information ($50,357).

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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 ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

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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$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

93% of the population of Dickinson County, KS has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 6.02% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dickinson County, KS see 2413 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (2424 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2723 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3813 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

2,413 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dickinson County, KS see an average of 2,413 patients per year. This represents a 0.454% decrease from the previous year (2,424 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

6.99%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

20.6%

Non-Group

6.02%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dickinson County, KS declined by 5.51% from 7.4% to 6.99%.

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

Dickinson County, KS is home to a population of 19.2k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.28% of Dickinson County, KS residents were born outside of the country (437 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dickinson County, KS is composed of 17.5k White Alone residents (91.1%), 863 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.5%), 431 Two or More Races residents (2.25%), 168 Black or African American Alone residents (0.877%), 161 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.84%), 76 Asian Alone residents (0.397%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Dickinson County, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dickinson County, KS was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Dickinson County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Dickinson County, KS residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.28%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

437 people

1.87%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

362 people

As of 2017, 2.28% of Dickinson County, KS residents (437 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 Dickinson County, KS was 1.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Dickinson County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dickinson County, KS was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    17.5k ± 41

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    863 ± 127

  3. Two or More Races

    431 ± 103

In 2017, there were 20.2 times more White Alone residents (17.5k people) in Dickinson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 863 Hispanic or Latino and 431 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 Dickinson County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Dickinson County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Dickinson County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Dickinson County, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    598 ± 116

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    516 ± 128

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    287 ± 99

Dickinson County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dickinson County, KS was $110,700 in 2017, which is 0.509 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $110,300 to $110,700, a 0.363% increase. The homeownership rate in Dickinson County, KS is 72.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dickinson County, KS have an average commute time of 20.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dickinson 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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$49,663

Median Household Income

± $3,025

7.78k

Number of Households

± 471

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.78k households in Dickinson County, KS grew to $49,663 from the previous year's value of $48,093.

The following chart displays the households in Dickinson 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$110,700

2017 Median

± $6,010

$110,300

2016 Median

± $7,344

In 2017, the median property value in Dickinson County, KS grew to to $110,700 from the previous year's value of $110,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.9%

2017 Homeownership

70.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.9% of the housing units in Dickinson County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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

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Commute Time

20.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dickinson County, KS have a shorter commute time (20.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Dickinson County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.2%

  2. Carpooled

    8.69%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.78%

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

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