Ellis County, KS

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2019 Population
28,775
0.357% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
32.5
0.307% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
15.5%
3.33% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$52,883
0.347% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$169,100
2.8% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
16,115
0.764% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Ellis County, KS had a population of 28.8k people with a median age of 32.5 and a median household income of $52,883. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Ellis County, KS declined from 28,878 to 28,775, a −0.357% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,700 to $52,883, a 0.347% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ellis County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.4%), White (Hispanic) (3.66%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.98%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.42%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%). 0% of the households in Ellis County, KS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.5% of the residents in Ellis County, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ellis County, KS are Fort Hays State University (3,960 degrees awarded in 2020) and Hays Academy of Hair Design (42 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Ellis County, KS was $169,100, and the homeownership rate was 61.2%. Most people in Ellis County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 11.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Ellis County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Ellis County, KS is home to a population of 28.8k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.74% of Ellis County, KS residents were born outside of the country (787 people).

In 2019, there were 24.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Ellis County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.05k White (Hispanic) and 570 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ellis County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.7k ± 27
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.05k ± 298
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    570 ± 192
5.73%
Hispanic Population
1.65k people

In 2019, there were 24.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.7k people) in Ellis County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.05k White (Hispanic) and 570 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.73% of the people in Ellis County, KS are hispanic (1.65k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.74%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
787 people
3.1%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
896 people

As of 2019, 2.74% of Ellis County, KS residents (787 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ellis County, KS was 3.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

32
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.8
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 6.1

In 2019, the median age of all people in Ellis County, KS was 32.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Ellis County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Ellis County, KS residents was 33.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,130 ± 7,017 people
  2. India
    14,053 ± 2,903 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,675 ± 2,532 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 84,130 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,053 and Vietnam with 10,675.

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Citizenship

98.5%
2019 Citizenship
98%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.5% of Ellis County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Ellis County, KS was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    471 ± 109
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    347 ± 127
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    211 ± 109

Ellis County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

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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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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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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Economy

Median household income in Ellis County, KS is $52,883. In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Ellis County, KS was Census Tract 726 with a value of $70,433, followed by Census Tract 727.01 and Census Tract 728, with respective values of $64,535 and $61,128.

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,721. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Ellis County, KS employs 16.1k people. The largest industries in Ellis County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,385 people), Educational Services (2,248 people), and Retail Trade (1,749 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($91,389), Wholesale Trade ($53,571), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,267).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,883
2019 value
± $4,253
0.347%
1 Year Growth
± 11.3%

Households in Ellis County, KS have a median annual income of $52,883, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,700 in 2018, which represents a 0.347% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$64,354
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $1,958
$45,721
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,400

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,139 ± $74,364
  2. Asian
    $52,393 ± $7,262
  3. White
    $49,769 ± $1,226

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Asian 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 Ellis County, KS is from Kansas.
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2019, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.47% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 726
  2. Census Tract 727.01
  3. Census Tract 728

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ellis County, KS was Census Tract 726 with a value of $70,433, followed by Census Tract 727.01 and Census Tract 728, with respective values of $64,535 and $61,128.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ellis County, KS (4.27k out of 27.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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
    3,894 ± 470
  2. Hispanic
    347 ± 196
  3. Two Or More
    256 ± 164

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ellis 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

16.1k
2019 Value
± 908
−0.764%
1 Year decline
± 8.05%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Ellis County, KS declined at a rate of −0.764%, from 16.2k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ellis County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,089 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,707 people), and Management Occupations (1,534 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ellis County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ellis County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,089 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,707 people), and Management Occupations (1,534 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ellis County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.96 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.39 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.28 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ellis County, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($133,026), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($65,212), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,341).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

16.1k
2019 Value
± 908
−0.764%
1 Year decline
± 8.05%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Ellis County, KS declined at a rate of −0.764%, from 16.2k employees to 16.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ellis County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,385 people), Educational Services (2,248 people), and Retail Trade (1,749 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ellis County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Ellis 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 Ellis County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,385 people), Educational Services (2,248 people), and Retail Trade (1,749 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ellis County, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.11 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.71 times), and Information (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ellis County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($91,389), Wholesale Trade ($53,571), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,267).

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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. $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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ellis County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 70.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.21%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 93.3% 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 Ellis County, KS
70.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 93.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 93.3% 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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Education

In 2020, universities in Ellis County, KS awarded 4,002 degrees. The student population of Ellis County, KS is skewed towards women, with 5,834 male students and 9,265 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ellis County, KS are White (2,320 and 82.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (229 and 8.13%), Black or African American (113 and 4.01%), and Two or More Races (78 and 2.77%).

The largest universities in Ellis County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Fort Hays State University (3,960 and 99%) and Hays Academy of Hair Design (42 and 1.05%).

The most popular majors in Ellis County, KS are Operations Management & Supervision (482 and 12%), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (479 and 12%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (305 and 7.62%).

The median tuition cost in Ellis County, KS for a public four year colleges is $4,140 for in-state students and $14,580 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 482 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 479 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 249 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ellis County, KS was Operations Management & Supervision with 482 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Ellis County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,960 degrees awarded
  2. 42 degrees awarded
$4,140
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Ellis County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Hays State University with 3,960 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

1,466
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,536
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 1,466 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ellis County, KS, which is 0.578 times less than the 2,536 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Ellis County, KS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,320 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    229 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    113 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Ellis County, KS was White students. These 2,320 degrees mean that there were 10.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 229 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ellis County, KS was $169,100 in 2019, which is 0.703 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $164,500 to $169,100, a 2.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Ellis County, KS is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Ellis County, KS have an average commute time of 11.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ellis County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$169,100
2019 Median
± $5,920
$164,500
2018 Median
± $4,976

In 2019, the median property value in Ellis County, KS grew to to $169,100 from the previous year's value of $164,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ellis 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 Ellis County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k 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.
$52,883
Median Household Income
± $4,253
11.5k
Number of Households
± 717

In 2019, the median household income of the 11.5k households in Ellis County, KS grew to $52,883 from the previous year's value of $52,700.

The following chart displays the households in Ellis 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

61.2%
2019 Homeownership
61.3%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 61.2% of the housing units in Ellis County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ellis County, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

11.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ellis County, KS have a shorter commute time (11.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.23% of the workforce in Ellis County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (85.5%)
  2. Carpooled (7.42%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.2%)

In 2019, 85.5% of workers in Ellis County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.42%) and those who worked at home (4.2%).

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

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Health

93% of the population of Ellis County, KS has health coverage, with 57% on employee plans, 9.45% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 1.35% 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 Ellis County, KS see 1595 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.63% increase from the previous year (1510 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1020 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 344 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Elk County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, Osage County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,595 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ellis County, KS

Primary care physicians in Ellis County, KS see an average of 1,595 patients per year. This represents a 5.63% increase from the previous year (1,510 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ellis 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

7%
Uninsured
57%
Employer Coverage
9.45%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ellis County, KS grew by 8.69% from 6.44% to 7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ellis 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. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 20.7% prevalence
  3. 19% prevalence

Elk County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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