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Ellis County, KS&

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0.13% growth
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10% growth
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0.23% growth
Median Property Value
3.79% growth


The economy of Ellis County, KS employs 16,082 people. The economy of Ellis County, KS is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Utilities, which employ respectively 5.53; 1.6; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Ellis County, KS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,729), Educational Services (1,953), and Retail trade (1,836), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,438), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($46,029), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,750).

Median household income in Ellis County, KS is $50,140. Males in Ellis County, KS have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,434. The income inequality of Ellis County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.434 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 Ellis County, KS. In Ellis County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 55-64 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 65 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,628. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Ellis County, KS is home to a population of 29,032 people, from which 98% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Ellis County, KS is composed of 26,271 White residents (90.5%), 1,592 Hispanic residents (5.48%), 412 Two+ residents (1.42%), 406 Asian residents (1.4%), and 311 Black residents (1.07%). The most common foreign languages in Ellis County, KS are Spanish (996 speakers), German (370 speakers), and Chinese (246 speakers), but compared to other places, Ellis County, KS has a relative high number of German (370 speakers), Thai (32 speakers), and Laotian (26 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Ellis County, KS awarded 3,271 degrees. The student population of Ellis County, KS is skewed towards females, with 1,267 male students and 2,004 female students. Most students in Ellis County, KS are White (1,717 and 52.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (144 and 4.4%), Black or African American (85 and 2.6%), and Unknown (51 and 1.56%). The largest universities in Ellis County, KS by number of graduates are Fort Hays State University (3,220 and 98.4%), Hays Academy of Hair Design (51 and 1.56%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Ellis County, KS are General Business Administration & Management (553 and 16.9%), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (515 and 15.7%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (247 and 7.55%). The median tuition costs in Ellis County, KS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,789 and $13,331 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 Ellis County, KS is $155,900, which is 0.76 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $150,200 to $155,900, a 3.79% increase. The homeownership rate of Ellis County, KS is 63.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Ellis County, KS have an average commute time of 12.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ellis County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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