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0.26% growth
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2.67% growth
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3.12% growth
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6.89% growth


The economy of Kansas employs 1.37M people. The economy of Kansas is specialized in Aircraft & parts manufacturing; Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers; and Agricultural implement manufacturing, which employ respectively 7.06; 6.81; and 6.14 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Kansas are Elementary & secondary schools (95,639), Construction (75,178), and Restaurants & Food Services (74,144), and the highest paying industries are Footwear manufacturing ($152,187), Software publishing ($107,027), and Sound recording industries ($101,145).

Median household income in Kansas is $53,906. Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.45 times higher than the average income of females, which is $41,410. The income inequality of Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Kansas. In Kansas the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 75 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,517. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Kansas is home to a population of 2.91M people, from which 95.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Kansas is composed of 2.22M White residents (76.4%), 336,321 Hispanic residents (11.6%), 168,293 Black residents (5.78%), 82,812 Asian residents (2.84%), and 76,496 Two+ residents (2.63%). The most common foreign languages in Kansas are Spanish (201,948 speakers), Vietnamese (13,747 speakers), and German (11,420 speakers), but compared to other places, Kansas has a relative high number of Laotian (3,437 speakers), German (11,420 speakers), and Vietnamese (13,747 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Kansas awarded 51,858 degrees. The student population of Kansas is skewed towards females, with 20,946 male students and 30,912 female students. Most students in Kansas are White (36,029 and 69.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3,653 and 7.04%), Black or African American (3,343 and 6.45%), and Unknown (2,338 and 4.51%). The largest universities in Kansas by number of graduates are University of Kansas (6,682 and 12.9%), Kansas State University (5,585 and 10.8%), and Johnson County Community College (3,373 and 6.5%). The most popular majors in Kansas are General Business Administration & Management (1,521 and 2.93%), Registered Nursing (1,225 and 2.36%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (858 and 1.65%). The median tuition costs in Kansas are $25,250 for private four year colleges, and $8,517 and $22,596 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kansas is $141,200, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $132,100 to $141,200, a 6.89% increase. The homeownership rate of Kansas is 66.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63%. People in Kansas have an average commute time of 18.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kansas is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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