Jefferson County, KS

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Population
18,888
0.17% 1-year growth
US Senator
Pat Roberts
Republican Party
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
Median Age
44.2

Poverty Rate
7.99%

Median Household Income
$61,793
4.85% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$145,000
6.77% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
9,287
0.129% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Jefferson County, KS had a population of 18.9k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $61,793. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Jefferson County, KS grew from 18,856 to 18,888, a 0.17% increase and its median household income grew from $58,935 to $61,793, a 4.85% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.21%), White (Hispanic) (1.85%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.683%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.678%). NaNk% of the people in Jefferson County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Jefferson County, KS is $145,000, and the homeownership rate is 82%. Most people in Jefferson County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, KS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Kansas. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

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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Impact on Employment

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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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (30.2%), followed by Other (7.27%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran 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.

Jefferson County, KS 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 Kansas
62.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 90.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% 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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Pat Roberts
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran 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, 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 Jefferson County, KS have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Jefferson County, KS is home to a population of 18.9k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2018, 0.672% of Jefferson County, KS residents were born outside of the country (127 people).

In 2018, there were 42.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Jefferson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 417 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 350 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.7k ± 26
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    417 ± 60.5
  3. White (Hispanic)
    350 ± 61
2.62%
Hispanic Population
494 people

In 2018, there were 42.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Jefferson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 417 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 350 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.62% of the people in Jefferson County, KS are hispanic (494 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.672%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
127 people
0.52%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
98 people

As of 2018, 0.672% of Jefferson County, KS residents (127 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson County, KS was 0.52%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

44
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 13.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Jefferson County, KS was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Jefferson County, KS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Jefferson County, KS residents was 44.

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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

99.7%
N/A Citizenship

As of N/A, 99.7% of Jefferson County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In N/A, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, KS was N/A%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been N/A.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    711 ± 104
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    190 ± 72
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    144 ± 54

Jefferson County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Jefferson County, KS is $61,793. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Jefferson County, KS was Census Tract 201.01 with a value of $67,799, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $63,292 and $60,087.

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

The economy of Jefferson County, KS employs 9.29k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, KS are Manufacturing (1,192 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,169 people), and Construction (1,079 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,917), Wholesale Trade ($61,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($55,822).

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,793
2018 value
± $2,528
4.85%
1 Year Growth
± 5.15%

Households in Jefferson County, KS have a median annual income of $61,793, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,935 in 2017, which represents a 4.85% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Jefferson County, KS compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $1,876
$43,397
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,361

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

This chart shows the gender-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
    $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 in Kansas.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Jefferson County, KS is from Kansas.
0.46
2017 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.462
2016 Wage GINI in Kansas

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 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 201.01
  2. Census Tract 203
  3. Census Tract 202

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, KS was Census Tract 201.01 with a value of $67,799, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $63,292 and $60,087.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.99% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, KS (1.48k out of 18.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 18 - 24.

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
    1,373 ± 206
  2. Hispanic
    129 ± 97
  3. Two Or More
    61 ± 77

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

9.29k
2018 Value
± 518
-0.129%
1 Year decline
± 7.77%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jefferson County, KS declined at a rate of -0.129%, from 9.3k employees to 9.29k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,058 people), Management Occupations (983 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (954 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,058 people), Management Occupations (983 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (954 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.04 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.67 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.47 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($87,917), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,935), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($66,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.29k
2018 Value
± 518
-0.129%
1 Year decline
± 7.77%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Jefferson County, KS declined at a rate of -0.129%, from 9.3k employees to 9.29k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, KS, are Manufacturing (1,192 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,169 people), and Construction (1,079 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Jefferson County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,192 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,169 people), and Construction (1,079 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, KS has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.9 times higher than expected), Construction (1.81 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.73 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Jefferson County, KS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,917), Wholesale Trade ($61,250), and Transportation & Warehousing ($55,822).

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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 in Kansas
$357B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, KS was $145,000 in 2018, which is 0.631 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $135,800 to $145,000, a 6.77% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, KS is 82%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Jefferson County, KS have an average commute time of 29.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$145,000
2018 Median
± $5,498
$135,800
2017 Median
± $5,515

In 2018, the median property value in Jefferson County, KS grew to to $145,000 from the previous year's value of $135,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Jefferson 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 Jefferson County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A 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.
$61,793
Median Household Income
± $2,528
7.6k
Number of Households
± 454

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.6k households in Jefferson County, KS grew to $61,793 from the previous year's value of $58,935.

The following chart displays the households in Jefferson 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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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Jefferson County, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Jefferson County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

82%
2018 Homeownership
81.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 82% of the housing units in Jefferson County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 81.8%.

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

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Commute Time

29.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, KS have a longer commute time (29.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.14% of the workforce in Jefferson County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    84.9%
  2. Carpooled
    10%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.57%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Jefferson County, KS was Drove Alone (84.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (10%) and those who Worked At Home (3.57%).

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

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Health

92.8% of the population of Jefferson County, KS has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 7.35% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 1.09% 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 Jefferson County, KS see 1893 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.64% decrease from the previous year (2095 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6299 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3779 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

1,893 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, KS

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, KS see an average of 1,893 patients per year. This represents a 9.64% decrease from the previous year (2,095 patients).

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

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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

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

7.15%
Uninsured
55.9%
Employer Coverage
7.35%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
1.09%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, KS declined by 4.11% from 7.46% to 7.15%.

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