Ellsworth County, KS

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Population

6,331

0.69% decline

Median Age

43.7


Median Household Income

$48,550

1.19% decline

Poverty Rate

11.4%


Number of Employees

2,730

0.11% decline

Median Property Value

$88,500

3.27% growth

About

In 2017, Ellsworth County, KS had a population of 6.33k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $48,550. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ellsworth County, KS declined from 6,375 to 6,331, a -0.69% decrease and its median household income declined from $49,134 to $48,550, a -1.19% decrease.

The population of Ellsworth County, KS is 86.1% White Alone, 6.05% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.82% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Ellsworth County, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ellsworth County, KS is $88,500, and the homeownership rate is 76.8%. Most people in Ellsworth County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Ellsworth County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ellsworth County, KS employs 2.73k people. The largest industries in Ellsworth County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (529 people), Manufacturing (236 people), and Retail Trade (235 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($102,292), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,621), and Transportation & Warehousing ($49,000).

Median household income in Ellsworth County, KS is $48,550. Males in Ellsworth County, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Ellsworth County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,550

2017 value

± $4,820

-1.19%

1 Year Growth

± 11.1%

Households in Ellsworth County, KS have a median annual income of $48,550, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $49,134 in 2016, which represents a -1.19% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ellsworth County, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

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 2017 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 866

  2. Census Tract 867

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ellsworth County, KS was Census Tract 866 with a value of $56,750, followed by Census Tract 867 and N/A, with respective values of $42,857 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ellsworth County, KS (618 out of 5.41k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    539 ± 96

  2. Native American

    43 ± 83

  3. Two Or More

    34 ± 73

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ellsworth County, KS is White, followed by Native American 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

2.73k

2017 Value

± 203

-0.11%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ellsworth County, KS declined at a rate of -0.11%, from 2.73k employees to 2.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ellsworth County, KS, are Management Occupations (359 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (298 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (212 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ellsworth County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ellsworth County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (359 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (298 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (212 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ellsworth County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (3.15 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.71 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.99 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ellsworth County, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($69,000), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($54,375), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.73k

2017 Value

± 203

-0.11%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ellsworth County, KS declined at a rate of -0.11%, from 2.73k employees to 2.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ellsworth County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (529 people), Manufacturing (236 people), and Retail Trade (235 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ellsworth County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (529 people), Manufacturing (236 people), and Retail Trade (235 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ellsworth County, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.58 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.98 times), and Utilities (2.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ellsworth County, KS, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($102,292), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,621), and Transportation & Warehousing ($49,000).

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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

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

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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Health

95.5% of the population of Ellsworth County, KS has health coverage, with 48.1% on employee plans, 10.2% on Medicaid, 18.8% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 2.87% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Ellsworth County, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Ellsworth County, KS see 2114 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.798% decrease from the previous year (2131 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3164 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3164 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

2,114 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ellsworth County, KS see an average of 2,114 patients per year. This represents a 0.798% decrease from the previous year (2,131 patients).

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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

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$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

4.47%

Uninsured

48.1%

Employer Coverage

10.2%

Medicaid

18.8%

Medicare

15.6%

Non-Group

2.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ellsworth County, KS declined by 25.1% from 5.97% to 4.47%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ellsworth 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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Diversity

Ellsworth County, KS is home to a population of 6.33k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.48% of Ellsworth County, KS residents were born outside of the country (94 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ellsworth County, KS is composed of 5.45k White Alone residents (86.1%), 383 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.05%), 242 Black or African American Alone residents (3.82%), 115 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.82%), 93 Two or More Races residents (1.47%), 35 Asian Alone residents (0.553%), 12 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.19%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ellsworth County, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 26

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ellsworth County, KS was 43.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Ellsworth County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Ellsworth County, KS residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.48%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

94 people

1.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

83 people

As of 2017, 1.48% of Ellsworth County, KS residents (94 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ellsworth County, KS was 1.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Ellsworth County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ellsworth County, KS was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.45k ± 17

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    383 ± 90.4

  3. Black or African American Alone

    242 ± 84

In 2017, there were 14.2 times more White Alone residents (5.45k people) in Ellsworth County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 383 Hispanic or Latino and 242 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Ellsworth County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Ellsworth County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Ellsworth County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ellsworth County, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    200 ± 58

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    83 ± 35

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    40 ± 30

Ellsworth County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ellsworth County, KS was $88,500 in 2017, which is 0.407 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,700 to $88,500, a 3.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Ellsworth County, KS is 76.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ellsworth County, KS have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ellsworth County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,550

Median Household Income

± $4,820

2.5k

Number of Households

± 196

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.5k households in Ellsworth County, KS declined from $48,550 from the previous year's value of $49,134.

The following chart displays the households in Ellsworth 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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Housing

Property Value

$88,500

2017 Median

± $5,139

$85,700

2016 Median

± $4,438

In 2017, the median property value in Ellsworth County, KS grew to to $88,500 from the previous year's value of $85,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ellsworth 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 Ellsworth County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.8%

2017 Homeownership

75.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.8% of the housing units in Ellsworth County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.1%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

15.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ellsworth County, KS have a shorter commute time (15.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Ellsworth 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

    10.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.85%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ellsworth County, KS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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