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Elk County, KS&

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1.79% decline
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Median Household Income
2.56% growth
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7.58% decline
Median Property Value
0.81% decline


The economy of Elk County, KS employs 1,036 people. The economy of Elk County, KS is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Construction, which employ respectively 6.91; 5.39; and 1.95 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Elk County, KS are Educational Services (173), Healthcare & Social Assistance (163), and Construction (126), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($43,147), Utilities ($38,036), and Transportation & Warehousing ($33,813).

Median household income in Elk County, KS is $37,393. Males in Elk County, KS have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $34,853. The income inequality of Elk County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451 which is lower 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 Elk County, KS. In Elk County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 37 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,787. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Elk County, KS is home to a population of 2,635 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Elk County, KS is composed of 2,406 White residents (91.3%), 106 Hispanic residents (4.02%), 55 Two+ residents (2.09%), 52 Native residents (1.97%), and 13 Asian residents (0.49%). The most common foreign languages in Elk County, KS are German (45 speakers), Spanish (14 speakers), and French (12 speakers), but compared to other places, Elk County, KS has a relative high number of German (45 speakers), Navajo (5 speakers), and French (12 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Emporia City PUMA, KS awarded 2,771 degrees. The student population of Emporia City PUMA, KS is skewed towards females, with 1,177 male students and 1,594 female students. Most students in Emporia City PUMA, KS are White (1,985 and 71.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (231 and 8.34%), Black or African American (133 and 4.8%), and Unknown (120 and 4.33%). The largest universities in Emporia City PUMA, KS by number of graduates are Emporia State University (1,419 and 51.2%), Southwestern College (677 and 24.4%), and Flint Hills Technical College (460 and 16.6%). The most popular majors in Emporia City PUMA, KS are Elementary Education & Teaching (195 and 7.04%), General Business Administration & Management (107 and 3.86%), and General Psychology (68 and 2.45%). The median tuition costs in Emporia City PUMA, KS are $27,100 for private four year colleges, and $4,893 and $18,106 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 Elk County, KS is $48,800, which is 0.24 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $49,200 to $48,800, a 0.81% increase. The homeownership rate of Elk County, KS is 81.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Elk County, KS have an average commute time of 23.9 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.


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