Meade County, KS

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2020 Population
4,120
1.44% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.3
1.58% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
8.7%
33.6% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$56,817
4.21% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$101,800
5.17% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
2,032
3.38% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Meade County, KS had a population of 4.12k people with a median age of 37.3 and a median household income of $56,817. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Meade County, KS declined from 4,180 to 4,120, a −1.44% decrease and its median household income declined from $59,316 to $56,817, a −4.21% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Meade County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (74%), Other (Hispanic) (10.3%), White (Hispanic) (8.2%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.54%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.99%).

None of the households in Meade County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

93% of the residents in Meade County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Meade County, KS was $101,800, and the homeownership rate was 66.4%. Most people in Meade County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Meade County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Meade County, KS is home to a population of 4.12k people, from which 93% are citizens. As of 2020, 11% of Meade County, KS residents were born outside of the country (455 people).

In 2020, there were 7.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.05k people) in Meade County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 424 Other (Hispanic) and 338 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Meade County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.05k ± 67
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    424 ± 108
  3. White (Hispanic)
    338 ± 114
22%
Hispanic Population
908 people

In 2020, there were 7.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.05k people) in Meade County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 424 Other (Hispanic) and 338 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

22% of the people in Meade County, KS are hispanic (908 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
455 people
10.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
445 people

As of 2020, 11% of Meade County, KS residents (455 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Meade County, KS was 10.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.9
45
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 3.9

In 2020, the median age of all people in Meade County, KS was 37.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Meade County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Meade County, KS residents was 38.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,530 ± 6,952 people
  2. India
    13,550 ± 2,851 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,869 ± 2,555 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,530 Kansas residents, followed by India with 13,550 and Vietnam with 10,869.

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Citizenship

93%
2020 Citizenship
93.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 93% of Meade County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Meade County, KS was 93.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    56 ± 33
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    34 ± 26
  3. World War II
    29 ± 36

Meade County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.65 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.

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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

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,975. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Meade County, KS employs 2.03k people. The largest industries in Meade County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (349 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (308 people), and Educational Services (244 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($75,625), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,219), and Finance & Insurance ($64,219).

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,817
2020 value
± $3,023
−4.21%
1 Year Growth
± 11%

Households in Meade County, KS have a median annual income of $56,817, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,316 in 2019, which represents a −4.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$66,166
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $2,016
$46,975
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,439

In 2020, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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
    $54,507 ± $6,875
  2. White
    $51,292 ± $1,278
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $46,967 ± $57,936

In 2020 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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Meade County, KS is from Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9666
  2. Census Tract 9667

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meade County, KS (348 out of 4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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
    190 ± 62
  2. Hispanic
    183 ± 69
  3. Two Or More
    73 ± 62

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

2.03k
2020 Value
± 191
−3.38%
1 Year decline
± 13.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Meade County, KS declined at a rate of −3.38%, from 2.1k employees to 2.03k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meade County, KS, are Management Occupations (453 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (197 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (145 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meade County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meade County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (453 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (197 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (145 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meade County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (9.04 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.12 times), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.86 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meade County, KS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,250), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($61,250), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($60,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.03k
2020 Value
± 191
−3.38%
1 Year decline
± 13.4%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Meade County, KS declined at a rate of −3.38%, from 2.1k employees to 2.03k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meade County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (349 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (308 people), and Educational Services (244 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meade County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Meade 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 Meade County, KS, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (349 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (308 people), and Educational Services (244 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Meade County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.42 times), and Construction (1.64 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meade County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($75,625), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($64,219), and Finance & Insurance ($64,219).

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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. $20.2B
  2. $16.7B
  3. $13.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($16.7B) and Live animals/fish ($13.8B).

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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$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 76.8% to $406B by 2050.

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. $20.1B
  2. $14.7B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $20.1B, followed by Nebraska with $14.7B and Texas and $14.6B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Meade County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 83.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (14.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.14%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 93.3% 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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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Meade County, KS
83.5% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 93.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 93.3% 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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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 Meade County, KS was $101,800 in 2020, which is 0.443 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $96,800 to $101,800, a 5.17% increase. The homeownership rate in Meade County, KS is 66.4%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Meade County, KS have an average commute time of 15.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Meade County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$101,800
2020 Median
± $15,395
$96,800
2019 Median
± $13,228

In 2020, the median property value in Meade County, KS grew to to $101,800 from the previous year's value of $96,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Meade 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 Meade 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.
$56,817
Median Household Income
± $3,023
1.72k
Number of Households
± 177

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.72k households in Meade County, KS declined from $56,817 from the previous year's value of $59,316.

The following chart displays the households in Meade 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

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.4%
2020 Homeownership
69.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 66.4% of the housing units in Meade County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 69.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Meade County, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

15.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meade County, KS have a shorter commute time (15.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Meade County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Carpooled (11.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.78%)

In 2020, 77.4% of workers in Meade County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.1%) and those who worked at home (7.78%).

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

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Health

86.4% of the population of Meade County, KS has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 14% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.37% 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).

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%)

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

13.6%
Uninsured
46.2%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
14%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.37%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meade County, KS grew by 9.64% from 12.4% to 13.6%.

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