Hamilton County, KS

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2020 Population
2,552
1.51% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
36.2
1.12% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.31%
20.9% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$44,894
4.37% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$75,000
8.31% 1-year decline
2020 Employed Population
1,187
3.57% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Hamilton County, KS had a population of 2.55k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $44,894. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Hamilton County, KS declined from 2,591 to 2,552, a −1.51% decrease and its median household income declined from $46,944 to $44,894, a −4.37% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hamilton County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (59.4%), White (Hispanic) (28.8%), Other (Hispanic) (8.11%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%).

None of the households in Hamilton 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.

83% of the residents in Hamilton County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Hamilton County, KS was $75,000, and the homeownership rate was 77.4%. Most people in Hamilton County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19 minutes. The average car ownership in Hamilton County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Hamilton County, KS is home to a population of 2.55k people, from which 83% are citizens. As of 2020, 20.4% of Hamilton County, KS residents were born outside of the country (521 people).

In 2020, there were 2.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.52k people) in Hamilton County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 736 White (Hispanic) and 207 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hamilton County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 158
  2. White (Hispanic)
    736 ± 180
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    207 ± 114
37%
Hispanic Population
944 people

In 2020, there were 2.06 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.52k people) in Hamilton County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 736 White (Hispanic) and 207 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

37% of the people in Hamilton County, KS are hispanic (944 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

20.4%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
521 people
15.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
406 people

As of 2020, 20.4% of Hamilton County, KS residents (521 people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hamilton County, KS was 15.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.9
37
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.7

In 2020, the median age of all people in Hamilton County, KS was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Hamilton County, KS are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Hamilton County, KS residents was 36.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,530 ± 6,952 people
  2. India
    13,550 ± 2,851 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,869 ± 2,555 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,530 Kansas residents, followed by India with 13,550 and Vietnam with 10,869.

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Citizenship

83%
2020 Citizenship
87.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 83% of Hamilton County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Hamilton County, KS was 87.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    17 ± 18
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    15 ± 18
  3. Vietnam
    14 ± 18

Hamilton County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.13 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.

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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

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,975. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Hamilton County, KS employs 1.19k people. The largest industries in Hamilton County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (331 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (124 people), and Manufacturing (116 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($82,656), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,893), and Finance & Insurance ($70,893).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,894
2020 value
± $6,292
−4.37%
1 Year Growth
± 22.7%

Households in Hamilton County, KS have a median annual income of $44,894, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,944 in 2019, which represents a −4.37% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$66,166
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $2,016
$46,975
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,439

In 2020, 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. Asian
    $54,507 ± $6,875
  2. White
    $51,292 ± $1,278
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $46,967 ± $57,936

In 2020 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 in Kansas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hamilton 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.

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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Census Tract 9586
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 35 - 44
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.31% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hamilton County, KS (212 out of 2.55k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Males 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
    211 ± 91
  2. Hispanic
    137 ± 86
  3. Two Or More
    1 ± 56

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

1.19k
2020 Value
± 196
−3.57%
1 Year decline
± 23.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hamilton County, KS declined at a rate of −3.57%, from 1.23k employees to 1.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hamilton County, KS, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (133 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (124 people), and Management Occupations (112 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hamilton County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hamilton County, KS, by number of employees, are Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (133 people), Personal Care & Service Occupations (124 people), and Management Occupations (112 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hamilton County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (17.4 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (3.82 times), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hamilton County, KS, by median earnings, are Sales & Related Occupations ($70,357), Health Technologists & Technicians ($65,000), and Transportation Occupations ($54,938).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.19k
2020 Value
± 196
−3.57%
1 Year decline
± 23.1%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Hamilton County, KS declined at a rate of −3.57%, from 1.23k employees to 1.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hamilton County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (331 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (124 people), and Manufacturing (116 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hamilton County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, KS, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (331 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (124 people), and Manufacturing (116 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hamilton County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (22.7 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.17 times), and Utilities (1.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hamilton County, KS, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($82,656), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,893), and Finance & Insurance ($70,893).

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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 Hamilton County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 81.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (16.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.33%). 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 Hamilton County, KS
81.3% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hamilton County, KS was $75,000 in 2020, which is 0.326 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $81,800 to $75,000, a 8.31% decrease. The homeownership rate in Hamilton County, KS is 77.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Hamilton County, KS have an average commute time of 19 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hamilton County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$75,000
2020 Median
± $16,682
$81,800
2019 Median
± $13,740

In 2020, the median property value in Hamilton County, KS declined from to $75,000 from the previous year's value of $81,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hamilton 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 Hamilton County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k 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.
$44,894
Median Household Income
± $6,292
818
Number of Households
± 126

In 2020, the median household income of the 818 households in Hamilton County, KS declined from $44,894 from the previous year's value of $46,944.

The following chart displays the households in Hamilton 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

77.4%
2020 Homeownership
71.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 77.4% of the housing units in Hamilton County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Hamilton County, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hamilton County, KS have a shorter commute time (19 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.197% of the workforce in Hamilton County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (68.9%)
  2. Carpooled (14.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (12.7%)

In 2020, 68.9% of workers in Hamilton County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.4%) and those who worked at home (12.7%).

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

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Health

75.5% of the population of Hamilton County, KS has health coverage, with 34.6% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 17% on non-group plans, and 0.509% 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).

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%)

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

24.5%
Uninsured
34.6%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
17%
Non-Group
0.509%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hamilton County, KS grew by 28.4% from 19.1% to 24.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hamilton 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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