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Douglas County, KS&

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1.11% growth
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0.41% growth
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1.13% growth
Median Property Value
-0.83% decline


The economy of Douglas County, KS employs 61,881 people. The economy of Douglas County, KS is specialized in Educational Services; Information; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 2.13; 1.39; and 1.38 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Douglas County, KS are Educational Services (12,314), Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,553), and Retail trade (7,441), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,844), Utilities ($50,417), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($47,051).

Median household income in Douglas County, KS is $50,939. Males in Douglas County, KS have an average income that is 1.46 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,134. The income inequality of Douglas County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.524 which is higher 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 Douglas County, KS. In Douglas County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,290. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Douglas County, KS is home to a population of 114,967 people, from which 95.1% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Douglas County, KS is composed of 92,110 White residents (80.1%), 6,529 Hispanic residents (5.68%), 5,067 Asian residents (4.41%), 4,406 Black residents (3.83%), and 4,214 Two+ residents (3.67%). The most common foreign languages in Douglas County, KS are Spanish (3,749 speakers), Chinese (1,860 speakers), and Arabic (529 speakers), but compared to other places, Douglas County, KS has a relative high number of Navajo (445 speakers), Other Native North American (262 speakers), and Japanese (527 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Douglas County, KS awarded 7,954 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, KS is skewed towards females, with 3,592 male students and 4,362 female students. Most students in Douglas County, KS are White (5,851 and 73.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (355 and 4.46%), Black or African American (317 and 3.99%), and Asian (257 and 3.23%). The largest universities in Douglas County, KS by number of graduates are University of Kansas (6,682 and 84%), Baker University (903 and 11.4%), and Haskell Indian Nations University (186 and 2.34%). The most popular majors in Douglas County, KS are General Business Administration & Management (289 and 3.63%), Journalism (244 and 3.07%), and Registered Nursing (208 and 2.62%). The median tuition costs in Douglas County, KS are $26,730 for private four year colleges, and $9,123 and $23,774 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 Douglas County, KS is $179,800, which is 0.92 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $181,300 to $179,800, a -0.83% increase. The homeownership rate of Douglas County, KS is 52.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Douglas County, KS have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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