Johnson County, KS

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Population

591,178

1.15% growth

Median Age

37.7


Median Household Income

$82,855

2.86% growth

Poverty Rate

5.63%


Number of Employees

323,043

1.8% growth

Median Property Value

$255,200

5.06% growth

About

In 2017, Johnson County, KS had a population of 591k people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $82,855. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Johnson County, KS grew from 584,451 to 591,178, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $80,553 to $82,855, a 2.86% increase.

The population of Johnson County, KS is 79.8% White Alone, 7.66% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.24% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Johnson County, KS speak a non-English language, and 95% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Johnson County, KS are Johnson County Community College (3,011 degrees awarded in 2016), Grantham University (2,363 degrees), and MidAmerica Nazarene University (676 degrees).

The median property value in Johnson County, KS is $255,200, and the homeownership rate is 68.7%. Most people in Johnson County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Johnson County, KS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Johnson County, KS employs 323k people. The largest industries in Johnson County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,683 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (43,892 people), and Retail Trade (36,181 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,694), Information ($84,531), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,059).

Median household income in Johnson County, KS is $82,855. Males in Johnson County, KS have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,818. The income inequality in Johnson County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$82,855

2017 value

± $2,622

2.86%

1 Year Growth

± 3.78%

Households in Johnson County, KS have a median annual income of $82,855, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $80,553 in 2016, which represents a 2.86% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,772

Average Male Salary

± $1,885

$43,818

Average Female Salary

± $1,291

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.41 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

    $48,085 ± $6,078

  2. White

    $47,920 ± $1,168

  3. American Indian

    $44,963 ± $20,117

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1 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 Johnson County, KS is from Kansas.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.46

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.67% 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 508

  2. Census Tract 534.24

  3. Census Tract 534.23

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Johnson County, KS was Census Tract 508 with a value of $208,500, followed by Census Tract 534.24 and Census Tract 534.23, with respective values of $175,439 and $169,219.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Johnson 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

5.63% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Johnson County, KS (32.3k out of 573k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    23,707 ± 1,090

  2. Hispanic

    6,466 ± 604

  3. Black

    3,565 ± 498

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

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

323k

2017 Value

± 8,731

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 3.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Johnson County, KS grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 317k employees to 323k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Johnson County, KS, are Management Occupations (46,682 people), Sales & Related Occupations (35,786 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,468 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Johnson County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Johnson County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (46,682 people), Sales & Related Occupations (35,786 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (35,468 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Johnson County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.71 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.64 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Johnson County, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($83,910), Management Occupations ($82,400), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($81,076).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

323k

2017 Value

± 8,731

1.8%

1 Year growth

± 3.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Johnson County, KS grew at a rate of 1.8%, from 317k employees to 323k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Johnson County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,683 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (43,892 people), and Retail Trade (36,181 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Johnson County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Johnson 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 Johnson County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (45,683 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (43,892 people), and Retail Trade (36,181 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Johnson County, KS has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.82 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.59 times), and Information (1.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Johnson County, KS, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($86,694), Information ($84,531), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($72,059).

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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

93.1% of the population of Johnson County, KS has health coverage, with 63.8% on employee plans, 5.31% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.985% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, KS see 830 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.43% decrease from the previous year (842 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1230 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 466 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

830 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Johnson County, KS see an average of 830 patients per year. This represents a 1.43% decrease from the previous year (842 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

6.85%

Uninsured

63.8%

Employer Coverage

5.31%

Medicaid

11.1%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

0.985%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Johnson County, KS grew by 27.3% from 5.38% to 6.85%.

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

Johnson County, KS is home to a population of 591k people, from which 95% are citizens. As of 2017, 8.39% of Johnson County, KS residents were born outside of the country (49.6k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Johnson County, KS is composed of 472k White Alone residents (79.8%), 45.3k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.66%), 30.9k Asian Alone residents (5.24%), 28.8k Black or African American Alone residents (4.88%), 10.5k Two or More Races residents (1.78%), 2.31k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.39%), 1.01k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.171%), and 280 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0474%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Johnson County, KS was 37.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Johnson County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Johnson County, KS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

8.39%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

49.6k people

8.09%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

47.3k people

As of 2017, 8.39% of Johnson County, KS residents (49.6k 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 Johnson County, KS was 8.09%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    75,244 ± 6,647 people

  2. India

    14,140 ± 2,912 people

  3. China

    10,007 ± 2,452 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 75,244 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,140 and China with 10,007.

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Citizenship

95%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95% of Johnson County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Johnson County, KS was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    472k ± 709

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    45.3k ± 2.56k

  3. Asian Alone

    30.9k ± 1.47k

In 2017, there were 10.4 times more White Alone residents (472k people) in Johnson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 45.3k Hispanic or Latino and 30.9k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    9,630 ± 1,304

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,310 ± 1,214

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,586 ± 944

Johnson County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.81 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Johnson County, KS awarded 7,040 degrees. The student population of Johnson County, KS is skewed towards women, with 14,780 male students and 16,852 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Johnson County, KS are White (4,183 and 60.5%), followed by Black or African American (1,084 and 15.7%), Unknown (690 and 9.99%), and Hispanic or Latino (480 and 6.95%).

The largest universities in Johnson County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Johnson County Community College (3,011 and 42.8%), Grantham University (2,363 and 33.6%), and MidAmerica Nazarene University (676 and 9.6%).

The most popular majors in Johnson County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,156 and 16.4%), General Business Administration & Management (759 and 10.8%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (486 and 6.9%).

The median tuition costs in Johnson County, KS are $11,880 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 200 degrees awarded

  2. 1,145 degrees awarded

  3. 291 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Johnson County, KS was Medical Insurance Coding Specialist with 200 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Johnson County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,011 degrees awarded

  2. 2,363 degrees awarded

  3. 676 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$11,880

Median Private

In 2016, the Johnson County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Johnson County Community College with 3,011 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,129

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,911

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,129 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Johnson County, KS, which is 0.8 times less than the 3,911 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,183 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,084 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    690 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Johnson County, KS were to White students. These 4,183 degrees mean that there were 3.86 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,084 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Johnson County, KS was $255,200 in 2017, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $242,900 to $255,200, a 5.06% increase. The homeownership rate in Johnson County, KS is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Johnson County, KS have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Johnson 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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$82,855

Median Household Income

± $2,622

229k

Number of Households

± 7,105

In 2017, the median household income of the 229k households in Johnson County, KS grew to $82,855 from the previous year's value of $80,553.

The following chart displays the households in Johnson 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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Housing

Property Value

$255,200

2017 Median

± $5,357

$242,900

2016 Median

± $4,126

In 2017, the median property value in Johnson County, KS grew to to $255,200 from the previous year's value of $242,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Johnson 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 Johnson County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

68.7%

2017 Homeownership

68%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.7% of the housing units in Johnson County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 68%.

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

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Johnson County, KS have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 0.883% of the workforce in Johnson 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%

  2. Worked At Home

    6.95%

  3. Carpooled

    6.91%

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

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