Geary County, KS

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2020 Population
33,309
2.1% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
26.6
0.758% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
15.3%
17.4% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$52,019
2.1% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$143,100
3.83% 1-year decline

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In 2020, Geary County, KS had a population of 33.3k people with a median age of 26.6 and a median household income of $52,019. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Geary County, KS declined from 34,025 to 33,309, a −2.1% decrease and its median household income declined from $53,133 to $52,019, a −2.1% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Geary County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (17.3%), White (Hispanic) (9.53%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.2%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.06%).

None of the households in Geary County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.2% of the residents in Geary County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Geary County, KS was $143,100, and the homeownership rate was 41.7%.

Most people in Geary County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Geary County, KS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Geary County, KS is home to a population of 33.3k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 7.66% of Geary County, KS residents were born outside of the country (2.55k people).

In 2020, there were 3.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Geary County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.78k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.17k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2020 Citizenship
97.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.2% of Geary County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Geary County, KS was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Geary County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.4k ± 281
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    5.78k ± 275
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 413
16.7%
Hispanic Population
5.56k people

In 2020, there were 3.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.4k people) in Geary County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.78k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.17k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

16.7% of the people in Geary County, KS are hispanic (5.56k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

7.66%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.55k people
7.04%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.4k people

As of 2020, 7.66% of Geary County, KS residents (2.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Geary County, KS was 7.04%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    3,055 ± 458
  2. Vietnam
    703 ± 140
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    472 ± 153

Geary County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 4.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Geary County, KS employs 12.8k people. The largest industries in Geary County, KS are Public Administration (1,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,612 people), and Educational Services (1,565 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($60,297), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,929), and Utilities ($49,875).

Occupations

12.8k
2020 Value
± 942
6.42%
1 Year growth
± 9.42%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Geary County, KS grew at a rate of 6.42%, from 12k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Geary County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,345 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1,129 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (959 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Geary County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.8k
2020 Value
± 942
6.42%
1 Year growth
± 9.42%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Geary County, KS grew at a rate of 6.42%, from 12k employees to 12.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Geary County, KS, are Public Administration (1,735 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,612 people), and Educational Services (1,565 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Geary County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Geary County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,407
Median earning men ± $3,735
$24,969
Median earning women ± $1,712

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($60,471), Information ($50,273), and Construction ($48,400).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($44,212), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($32,756), and Information ($28,447).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 183
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 147
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 120
    Arts, Entertainment & Recreation and Accommodation & Food Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Geary County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 55.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (3.09%).

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.

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.

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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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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.711% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.659% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (593k), Some college (554k), and Bachelors Degree (440k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Geary County, KS was $143,100 in 2020, which is 0.623 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $148,800 to $143,100, a 3.83% decrease. The homeownership rate in Geary County, KS is 41.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Geary County, KS have an average commute time of 17.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Geary County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Geary County, KS is $52,019. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Geary County, KS was Census Tract 3 with a value of $50,805, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $50,342 and $47,913.

Property

$143,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$15,230
$5,362
Median Property Taxes
±$517

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Geary County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

41.7%
Homeownership
2020
62.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 41.7% of the housing units in Geary County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 37.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 3
  2. Census Tract 7
  3. Census Tract 5

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Geary County, KS was Census Tract 3 with a value of $50,805, followed by Census Tract 7 and Census Tract 5, with respective values of $50,342 and $47,913.

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

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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.
$52,019
Median Household Income
± $3,581
12.9k
Number of Households
± 891

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.9k households in Geary County, KS declined from $52,019 from the previous year's value of $53,133.

The following chart displays the households in Geary 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Geary County, KS is from Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.03%)

In 2020, 83.4% of workers in Geary County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (4.03%).

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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Commute Time

17.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Geary County, KS have a shorter commute time (17.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.685% of the workforce in Geary County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Geary County, KS (4.94k out of 32.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Geary County, KS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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92.6% of the population of Geary County, KS has health coverage, with 27.8% on employee plans, 10.4% on Medicaid, 5.28% on Medicare, 20.8% on non-group plans, and 28.3% 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 Geary County, KS see 2507 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.1% decrease from the previous year (2821 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 754 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 317 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

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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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,507 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Geary County, KS

Primary care physicians in Geary County, KS see an average of 2,507 patients per year. This represents a 11.1% decrease from the previous year (2,821 patients).

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

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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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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 36.9% under 18 years, 28.1% between 18 and 34 years, 25.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.48% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.2% were men and 49.8% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.4%
Uninsured
27.8%
Employer Coverage
10.4%
Medicaid
5.28%
Medicare
20.8%
Non-Group
28.3%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Geary County, KS grew by 9.63% from 6.75% to 7.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 70.4 in Geary County, KS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.5% in Geary County, KS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.78% in Geary County, KS.

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