Hesston, KS

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2022 Population
3,703
3.14% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.1
12.6% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
4.59%
20.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$67,333
17.4% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$168,200
14.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,486
12.7% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Hesston, KS had a population of 3.7k people with a median age of 42.1 and a median household income of $67,333. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hesston, KS declined from 3,823 to 3,703, a −3.14% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,370 to $67,333, a 17.4% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hesston, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), Other (Hispanic) (2.19%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.756%), and White (Hispanic) (0.702%).

None of the households in Hesston, 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.

98.4% of the residents in Hesston, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hesston, KS are Hesston College (107 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hesston, KS was $168,200, and the homeownership rate was 63%.

Most people in Hesston, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Hesston, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hesston, KS is home to a population of 3.7k people, from which 98.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.89% of Hesston, KS residents were born outside of the country (70 people).

In 2022, there were 42.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.47k people) in Hesston, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 81 Other (Hispanic) and 57 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.4%
2022 Citizenship
98.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.4% of Hesston, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hesston, KS was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hesston, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.47k ± 233
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    81 ± 112
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    57 ± 47.3
3.65%
Hispanic Population
135 people

In 2022, there were 42.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.47k people) in Hesston, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 81 Other (Hispanic) and 57 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.65% of the people in Hesston, KS are hispanic (135 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.89%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
70 people
1.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
72 people

As of 2022, 1.89% of Hesston, KS residents (70 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Hesston, KS was 1.88%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    27 ± 45
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    14 ± 25
  3. Vietnam
    13 ± 26

Hesston, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hesston, KS employs 1.49k people. The largest industries in Hesston, KS are Educational Services (267 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (266 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (242 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($215,288), Manufacturing ($88,813), and Construction ($69,306).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.49k
2022 Value
± 291
−12.7%
1 Year decline
± 30.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hesston, KS declined at a rate of −12.7%, from 1.7k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hesston, KS, are Sales & Related Occupations (189 people), Community & Social Service Occupations (161 people), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (132 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hesston, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.49k
2022 Value
± 291
−12.7%
1 Year decline
± 30.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hesston, KS declined at a rate of −12.7%, from 1.7k employees to 1.49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hesston, KS, are Educational Services (267 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (266 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (242 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hesston, KS, though some of these residents may live in Hesston, 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

$63,317
Median earning men ± $6,631
$30,145
Median earning women ± $6,486

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($97,500), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($94,808), and Public Administration ($66,696).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,667) and Other Services Except Public Administration ($30,868).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Hesston, KS awarded 107 degrees. The student population of Hesston, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 148 male students and 177 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hesston, KS are White (63 and 67.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (14 and 15.1%), Black or African American (6 and 6.45%), and Two or More Races (5 and 5.38%).

The largest universities in Hesston, KS by number of degrees awarded are Hesston College (107 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hesston, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (58 and 54.2%), Registered Nursing (33 and 30.8%), and General Studies (13 and 12.1%).

The median tuition cost in Hesston, KS for private four year colleges is $29,472.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 325 students enrolled in Hesston, KS, 45.5% men and 54.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 170 records, of which 61.2% were women and 38.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 58 degrees awarded
  2. 13 degrees awarded
  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Hesston, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 58 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
107 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hesston College with 107 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 38 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hesston, KS, which is 0.551 times less than the 69 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 63 degrees mean that there were 4.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 14 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($29,472) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($480) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% 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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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hesston, KS was $168,200 in 2022, which is 0.597 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $147,300 to $168,200, a 14.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Hesston, KS is 63%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hesston, KS have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hesston, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$168,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,915
$973
Median Property Taxes
±$229

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 Hesston, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Hesston, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63% of the housing units in Hesston, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.4%.

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Income by Location

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

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Household Income

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$67,333
Median Household Income
± $13,028
1.54k
Number of Households
± 306

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.54k households in Hesston, KS grew to $67,333 from the previous year's value of $57,370.

The following chart displays the households in Hesston, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hesston, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.7%)
  2. Walked (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.88%)

In 2022, 82.7% of workers in Hesston, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (2.88%).

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

18 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hesston, KS have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Hesston, 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 Hesston, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hesston, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

4.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hesston, KS (153 out of 3.33k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hesston, KS is White, followed by Black 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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Health

94.2% of the population of Hesston, KS has health coverage, with 55.3% on employee plans, 6.27% on Medicaid, 22.2% on Medicare, 8.19% on non-group plans, and 2.26% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Harvey County, KS see 1230 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.92% decrease from the previous year (1267 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1633 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 238 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,230 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Harvey County, KS

Primary care physicians in Harvey County, KS see an average of 1,230 patients per year. This represents a 2.92% decrease from the previous year (1,267 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.6% under 18 years, 17.5% between 18 and 34 years, 30.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 25.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46% were men and 54% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.82%
Uninsured
55.3%
Employer Coverage
6.27%
Medicaid
22.2%
Medicare
8.19%
Non-Group
2.26%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hesston, KS declined by 21% from 7.37% to 5.82%.

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