Harper County, KS

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Population

5,746

0.897% decline

Median Age

42.5


Median Household Income

$48,059

2.5% growth

Poverty Rate

16.8%


Number of Employees

2,608

3.08% decline

Median Property Value

$66,700

0.755% growth

About

In 2017, Harper County, KS had a population of 5.75k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $48,059. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harper County, KS declined from 5,798 to 5,746, a -0.897% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,886 to $48,059, a 2.5% increase.

The population of Harper County, KS is 90.3% White Alone, 6.33% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.33% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Harper County, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Harper County, KS is $66,700, and the homeownership rate is 73.1%. Most people in Harper County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Harper County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Harper County, KS employs 2.61k people. The largest industries in Harper County, KS are Manufacturing (378 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (373 people), and Retail Trade (312 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,821), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,104), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,563).

Median household income in Harper County, KS is $48,059. Males in Harper 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 Harper County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,059

2017 value

± $5,201

2.5%

1 Year Growth

± 13%

Households in Harper County, KS have a median annual income of $48,059, 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 $46,886 in 2016, which represents a 2.5% 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 Harper 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 9617

  2. Census Tract 9616

  3. Census Tract 9618

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harper County, KS was Census Tract 9617 with a value of $49,375, followed by Census Tract 9616 and Census Tract 9618, with respective values of $45,750 and $38,913.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harper County, KS (936 out of 5.59k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 75+.

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

    884 ± 138

  2. Hispanic

    210 ± 90

  3. Native American

    25 ± 74

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

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

2.61k

2017 Value

± 202

-3.08%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harper County, KS declined at a rate of -3.08%, from 2.69k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harper County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (392 people), Management Occupations (301 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (251 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harper County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harper County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (392 people), Management Occupations (301 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (251 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harper County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.56 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.8 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harper County, KS, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($68,500), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,688), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.61k

2017 Value

± 202

-3.08%

1 Year decline

± 11.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harper County, KS declined at a rate of -3.08%, from 2.69k employees to 2.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harper County, KS, are Manufacturing (378 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (373 people), and Retail Trade (312 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harper County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Harper 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 Harper County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (378 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (373 people), and Retail Trade (312 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harper County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.84 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.61 times), and Utilities (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harper County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,821), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,104), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,563).

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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

86.9% of the population of Harper County, KS has health coverage, with 42.7% on employee plans, 11.8% on Medicaid, 18.2% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.536% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harper County, KS see 1939 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1939 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1421 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5685 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

1,939 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harper County, KS see an average of 1,939 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,939 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%).

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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

13.1%

Uninsured

42.7%

Employer Coverage

11.8%

Medicaid

18.2%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

0.536%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harper County, KS grew by 6.79% from 12.3% to 13.1%.

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

Harper County, KS is home to a population of 5.75k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.86% of Harper County, KS residents were born outside of the country (107 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harper County, KS is composed of 5.19k White Alone residents (90.3%), 364 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.33%), 134 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (2.33%), 40 Two or More Races residents (0.696%), 10 Asian Alone residents (0.174%), 7 Black or African American Alone residents (0.122%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harper County, KS was 42.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Harper County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Harper County, KS residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

107 people

1.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

102 people

As of 2017, 1.86% of Harper County, KS residents (107 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 Harper County, KS was 1.76%, 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

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Harper County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harper County, KS was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.19k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    364 ± 31.9

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    134 ± 37

In 2017, there were 14.3 times more White Alone residents (5.19k people) in Harper County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 364 Hispanic or Latino and 134 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Harper 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 Harper 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 Harper County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Harper 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

    97 ± 40

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    77 ± 37

  3. Korea

    70 ± 29

Harper County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harper County, KS was $66,700 in 2017, which is 0.307 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $66,200 to $66,700, a 0.755% increase. The homeownership rate in Harper County, KS is 73.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harper County, KS have an average commute time of 15.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harper 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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$48,059

Median Household Income

± $5,201

2.36k

Number of Households

± 192

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.36k households in Harper County, KS grew to $48,059 from the previous year's value of $46,886.

The following chart displays the households in Harper 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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Housing

Property Value

$66,700

2017 Median

± $4,889

$66,200

2016 Median

± $3,593

In 2017, the median property value in Harper County, KS grew to to $66,700 from the previous year's value of $66,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Harper 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 Harper County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

73.1%

2017 Homeownership

76.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.1% of the housing units in Harper County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Harper 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 Harper County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Harper County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

15.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harper County, KS have a shorter commute time (15.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Harper County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.02%

  3. Walked

    4.49%

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

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