Jefferson County, KS

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2019 Population
18,890
0.0106% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
43.3
2.04% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
7.5%
6.05% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$64,864
4.97% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$150,600
3.86% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
9,450
1.76% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Jefferson County, KS had a population of 18.9k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $64,864. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Jefferson County, KS grew from 18,888 to 18,890, a 0.0106% increase and its median household income grew from $61,793 to $64,864, a 4.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Jefferson County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.6%), White (Hispanic) (2.22%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.1%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.762%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.725%). 0% of the households in Jefferson County, KS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.7% of the residents in Jefferson County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Jefferson County, KS was $150,600, and the homeownership rate was 84.1%. Most people in Jefferson County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Jefferson County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Jefferson County, KS is home to a population of 18.9k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2019, 1.46% of Jefferson County, KS residents were born outside of the country (276 people).

In 2019, there were 42.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Jefferson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 420 White (Hispanic) and 396 Two+ (Non-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 ± 24
  2. White (Hispanic)
    420 ± 47
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    396 ± 69.3
2.74%
Hispanic Population
517 people

In 2019, there were 42.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.7k people) in Jefferson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 420 White (Hispanic) and 396 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.74% of the people in Jefferson County, KS are hispanic (517 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

1.46%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
276 people
0.672%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
127 people

As of 2019, 1.46% of Jefferson County, KS residents (276 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Jefferson County, KS was 0.672%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.7
53
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 8.5

In 2019, the median age of all people in Jefferson County, KS was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 53. But people in Jefferson County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2018, 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
    84,130 ± 7,017 people
  2. India
    14,053 ± 2,903 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,675 ± 2,532 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 84,130 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,053 and Vietnam with 10,675.

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Citizenship

99.7%
2019 Citizenship
99.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.7% of Jefferson County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Jefferson County, KS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    698 ± 99
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    193 ± 62
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    162 ± 59

Jefferson County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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.

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

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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

Median household income in Jefferson County, KS is $64,864. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Jefferson County, KS was Census Tract 201.01 with a value of $72,488, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $64,485 and $62,661.

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,721. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Jefferson County, KS employs 9.45k people. The largest industries in Jefferson County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,167 people), Manufacturing (1,070 people), and Educational Services (1,056 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,833), Transportation & Warehousing ($57,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,438).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,864
2019 value
± $4,161
4.97%
1 Year Growth
± 7.25%

Households in Jefferson County, KS have a median annual income of $64,864, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,793 in 2018, which represents a 4.97% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,354
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $1,958
$45,721
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,400

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.41 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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,139 ± $74,364
  2. Asian
    $52,393 ± $7,262
  3. White
    $49,769 ± $1,226

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Asian 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 Jefferson County, KS is from Kansas.
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2019, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.47% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 201.01
  2. Census Tract 203
  3. Census Tract 202

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Jefferson County, KS was Census Tract 201.01 with a value of $72,488, followed by Census Tract 203 and Census Tract 202, with respective values of $64,485 and $62,661.

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

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Jefferson County, KS (1.4k out of 18.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    1,306 ± 197
  2. Hispanic
    92 ± 93
  3. Native American
    40 ± 74

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

9.45k
2019 Value
± 526
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 7.74%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jefferson County, KS grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 9.29k employees to 9.45k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Jefferson County, KS, are Management Occupations (1,028 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (922 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (921 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 Management Occupations (1,028 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (922 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (921 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 (1.93 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.72 times), and Production Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Jefferson County, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($100,750), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,250), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,167).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.45k
2019 Value
± 526
1.76%
1 Year growth
± 7.74%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Jefferson County, KS grew at a rate of 1.76%, from 9.29k employees to 9.45k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Jefferson County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,167 people), Manufacturing (1,070 people), and Educational Services (1,056 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 Health Care & Social Assistance (1,167 people), Manufacturing (1,070 people), and Educational Services (1,056 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Jefferson County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.57 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.76 times), and Construction (1.66 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 ($80,833), Transportation & Warehousing ($57,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,438).

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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. $30.4B
  2. $30B
  3. $20.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($30B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($20.2B).

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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$263B
2018 Value in Kansas
$404B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
53.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound Kansas trade was $263B. This is expected to increase 53.5% to $404B 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. $23.5B
  3. $17.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $23.5B and Nebraska and $17.9B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Jefferson County, KS 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.

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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Jefferson County, KS
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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas.
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 Jefferson County, KS was $150,600 in 2019, which is 0.626 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $145,000 to $150,600, a 3.86% increase. The homeownership rate in Jefferson County, KS is 84.1%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Jefferson County, KS have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. 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

$150,600
2019 Median
± $6,696
$145,000
2018 Median
± $5,498

In 2019, the median property value in Jefferson County, KS grew to to $150,600 from the previous year's value of $145,000.

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 $125k - $150k 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.
$64,864
Median Household Income
± $4,161
7.58k
Number of Households
± 444

In 2019, the median household income of the 7.58k households in Jefferson County, KS grew to $64,864 from the previous year's value of $61,793.

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

84.1%
2019 Homeownership
82%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 84.1% of the housing units in Jefferson County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Jefferson County, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Jefferson County, KS have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.9% of the workforce in Jefferson County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.63%)

In 2019, 84.4% of workers in Jefferson County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (3.63%).

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 false.

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Health

94% of the population of Jefferson County, KS has health coverage, with 56.7% on employee plans, 7.47% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 0.896% 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 1898 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.1% decrease from the previous year (2111 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 6348 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3174 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,898 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jefferson County, KS

Primary care physicians in Jefferson County, KS see an average of 1,898 patients per year. This represents a 10.1% decrease from the previous year (2,111 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

6.01%
Uninsured
56.7%
Employer Coverage
7.47%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
0.896%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Jefferson County, KS declined by 16% from 7.15% to 6.01%.

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. 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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