Kiowa County, KS

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Population

2,524

0.159% growth

Median Age

40.8


Median Household Income

$48,226

7.42% growth

Poverty Rate

8.73%


Number of Employees

1,273

0% growth

Median Property Value

$133,800

13% growth

About

In 2017, Kiowa County, KS had a population of 2.52k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $48,226. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Kiowa County, KS grew from 2,520 to 2,524, a 0.159% increase and its median household income grew from $44,896 to $48,226, a 7.42% increase.

The population of Kiowa County, KS is 89.2% White Alone, 6.38% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.58% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Kiowa County, KS speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kiowa County, KS are Barclay College (73 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Kiowa County, KS is $133,800, and the homeownership rate is 67.9%. Most people in Kiowa County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Kiowa County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Kiowa County, KS employs 1.27k people. The largest industries in Kiowa County, KS are Educational Services (225 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (162 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (147 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,125), Manufacturing ($54,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,563).

Median household income in Kiowa County, KS is $48,226. Males in Kiowa County, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Kiowa County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,226

2017 value

± $3,193

7.42%

1 Year Growth

± 9.84%

Households in Kiowa County, KS have a median annual income of $48,226, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,896 in 2016, which represents a 7.42% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 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

    $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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kiowa County, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

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 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 9691

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kiowa County, KS was Census Tract 9691 with a value of $43,963, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.73% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kiowa County, KS (204 out of 2.34k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    197 ± 49

  2. Hispanic

    6 ± 49

  3. Native American

    4 ± 50

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

1.27k

2017 Value

± 111

0%

1 Year growth

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kiowa County, KS stayed at a rate of 0%, from 1.27k employees to 1.27k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kiowa County, KS, are Management Occupations (198 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (145 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (138 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kiowa County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kiowa County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (198 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (145 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (138 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kiowa County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.61 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.16 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.88 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kiowa County, KS, by median earnings, are Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($70,000), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,000), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.27k

2017 Value

± 111

0%

1 Year growth

± 12.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Kiowa County, KS stayed at a rate of 0%, from 1.27k employees to 1.27k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kiowa County, KS, are Educational Services (225 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (162 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (147 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kiowa County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Kiowa 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 Kiowa County, KS, by number of employees, are Educational Services (225 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (162 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (147 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Kiowa County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.76 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.41 times), and Utilities (1.93 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kiowa County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,125), Manufacturing ($54,375), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,563).

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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

92.2% of the population of Kiowa County, KS has health coverage, with 44.7% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 1.14% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kiowa County, KS see 2564 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.03% increase from the previous year (2513 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 207 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

2,564 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kiowa County, KS see an average of 2,564 patients per year. This represents a 2.03% increase from the previous year (2,513 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kiowa 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

7.82%

Uninsured

44.7%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

16.3%

Medicare

17.2%

Non-Group

1.14%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kiowa County, KS declined by 12.1% from 8.9% to 7.82%.

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

Kiowa County, KS is home to a population of 2.52k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.11% of Kiowa County, KS residents were born outside of the country (129 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Kiowa County, KS is composed of 2.25k White Alone residents (89.2%), 161 Hispanic or Latino residents (6.38%), 40 Two or More Races residents (1.58%), 31 Asian Alone residents (1.23%), 24 Black or African American Alone residents (0.951%), 16 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.634%), 1 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0396%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.1

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Kiowa County, KS was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Kiowa County, KS are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Kiowa County, KS residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

129 people

4.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

120 people

As of 2017, 5.11% of Kiowa County, KS residents (129 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 Kiowa County, KS was 4.76%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Kiowa County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Kiowa County, KS was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.25k ± 2

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    161 ± 42.7

  3. Two or More Races

    40 ± 21.5

In 2017, there were 14 times more White Alone residents (2.25k people) in Kiowa County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 161 Hispanic or Latino and 40 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    50 ± 21

  2. Korea

    22 ± 14

  3. World War II

    19 ± 11

Kiowa County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.27 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Kiowa County, KS awarded 73 degrees. The student population of Kiowa County, KS is skewed towards men, with 159 male students and 133 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kiowa County, KS are White (65 and 89%), followed by Black or African American (5 and 6.85%), Two or More Races (2 and 2.74%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (1 and 1.37%).

The largest universities in Kiowa County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Barclay College (73 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Kiowa County, KS are Biblical Studies (24 and 32.9%), General Business Administration & Management (12 and 16.4%), and General Studies (10 and 13.7%).

The median tuition costs in Kiowa County, KS are $12,500 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. 10 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kiowa County, KS was Other Theology & Religious Vocations with 10 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

73 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$12,500

Median Private

In 2016, the Kiowa County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Barclay College with 73 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

36

Degrees Awarded to Men

37

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 36 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kiowa County, KS, which is 0.973 times less than the 37 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

    65 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    5 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kiowa County, KS were to White students. These 65 degrees mean that there were 13 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 5 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kiowa County, KS was $133,800 in 2017, which is 0.615 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $118,400 to $133,800, a 13% increase. The homeownership rate in Kiowa County, KS is 67.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kiowa County, KS have an average commute time of 13.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kiowa 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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$48,226

Median Household Income

± $3,193

1k

Number of Households

± 91

In 2017, the median household income of the 1k households in Kiowa County, KS grew to $48,226 from the previous year's value of $44,896.

The following chart displays the households in Kiowa 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

$133,800

2017 Median

± $24,423

$118,400

2016 Median

± $27,370

In 2017, the median property value in Kiowa County, KS grew to to $133,800 from the previous year's value of $118,400.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kiowa County, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kiowa County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

67.9%

2017 Homeownership

67.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.9% of the housing units in Kiowa County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.3%.

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

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Commute Time

13.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kiowa County, KS have a shorter commute time (13.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.04% of the workforce in Kiowa County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.62%

  3. Walked

    6.38%

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

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