Elk County, KS

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Population
2,562
0.736% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
Median Age
51.7

Poverty Rate
14.6%

Median Household Income
$38,494
2.31% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$50,400
4.35% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
993
2.84% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Elk County, KS had a population of 2.56k people with a median age of 51.7 and a median household income of $38,494. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Elk County, KS declined from 2,581 to 2,562, a -0.736% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,405 to $38,494, a -2.31% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elk County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.16%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.01%). NaNk% of the people in Elk County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Elk County, KS is $50,400, and the homeownership rate is 79.9%. Most people in Elk County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25 minutes. The average car ownership in Elk County, KS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Elk County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 83.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (12.7%), followed by Other (4.05%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Elk County, KS
83.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 90.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kansas colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Diversity

Elk County, KS is home to a population of 2.56k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.859% of Elk County, KS residents were born outside of the country (22 people).

In 2018, there were 28.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.32k people) in Elk County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 81 White (Hispanic) and 63 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elk County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.32k ± 10
  2. White (Hispanic)
    81 ± 25
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    63 ± 22.4
4.33%
Hispanic Population
111 people

In 2018, there were 28.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.32k people) in Elk County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 81 White (Hispanic) and 63 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.33% of the people in Elk County, KS are hispanic (111 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.859%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
22 people
1.74%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
45 people

As of 2018, 0.859% of Elk County, KS residents (22 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elk County, KS was 1.74%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

52
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.2
59
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 30

In 2018, the median age of all people in Elk County, KS was 51.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 52, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 59. But people in Elk County, KS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Elk County, KS residents was 51.

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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

99.7%
2018 Citizenship
99.7%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.7% of Elk County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Elk County, KS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    104 ± 29
  2. Korea
    25 ± 15
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    21 ± 12

Elk County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Elk County, KS is $38,494. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Elk County, KS was Census Tract 9651 with a value of $38,494, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Elk County, KS employs 993 people. The largest industries in Elk County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (167 people), Educational Services (146 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (97 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($45,227), Wholesale Trade ($44,167), and Finance & Insurance ($40,000).

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,494
2018 value
± $2,496
-2.31%
1 Year Growth
± 12.3%

Households in Elk County, KS have a median annual income of $38,494, 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 $39,405 in 2017, which represents a -2.31% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $1,876
$43,397
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $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 in Kansas
  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 in Kansas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elk County, KS is from Kansas.
0.46
2017 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.462
2016 Wage GINI in Kansas

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 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 9651
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elk County, KS was Census Tract 9651 with a value of $38,494, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elk County, KS (370 out of 2.53k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 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
    350 ± 56
  2. Two Or More
    11 ± 49
  3. Native American
    7 ± 50

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elk County, KS is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

993
2018 Value
± 105
-2.84%
1 Year decline
± 15.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Elk County, KS declined at a rate of -2.84%, from 1.02k employees to 993 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elk County, KS, are Management Occupations (114 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (111 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (95 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elk County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elk County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (114 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (111 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (95 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elk County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.24 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.95 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elk County, KS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($67,917), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($66,250), and Health Technologists & Technicians ($63,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

993
2018 Value
± 105
-2.84%
1 Year decline
± 15.1%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Elk County, KS declined at a rate of -2.84%, from 1.02k employees to 993 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elk County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (167 people), Educational Services (146 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (97 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elk County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Elk 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 Elk County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (167 people), Educational Services (146 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (97 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Elk County, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.39 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.35 times), and Educational Services (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elk County, KS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($45,227), Wholesale Trade ($44,167), and Finance & Insurance ($40,000).

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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 in Kansas
$357B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elk County, KS was $50,400 in 2018, which is 0.219 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $48,300 to $50,400, a 4.35% increase. The homeownership rate in Elk County, KS is 79.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elk County, KS have an average commute time of 25 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elk County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$50,400
2018 Median
± $6,991
$48,300
2017 Median
± $5,513

In 2018, the median property value in Elk County, KS grew to to $50,400 from the previous year's value of $48,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elk 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 Elk County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$38,494
Median Household Income
± $2,496
1.12k
Number of Households
± 98

In 2018, the median household income of the 1.12k households in Elk County, KS declined from $38,494 from the previous year's value of $39,405.

The following chart displays the households in Elk 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

79.9%
2018 Homeownership
81.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 79.9% of the housing units in Elk County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 81.5%.

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

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Commute Time

25 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elk County, KS have a shorter commute time (25 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 6.79% of the workforce in Elk County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    77.2%
  2. Carpooled
    12.1%
  3. Walked
    5.94%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Elk County, KS was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.1%) and those who Walked (5.94%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Health

90.3% of the population of Elk County, KS has health coverage, with 35.7% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 26% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.98% 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).

Primary care physicians in Elk County, KS see 2605 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.3% decrease from the previous year (2694 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

2,605 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Elk County, KS

Primary care physicians in Elk County, KS see an average of 2,605 patients per year. This represents a 3.3% decrease from the previous year (2,694 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Elk County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kansas
$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

9.73%
Uninsured
35.7%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
26%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.98%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elk County, KS declined by 12.9% from 11.2% to 9.73%.

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