Neosho County, KS

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Population

16,209

0.911% decline

Median Age

39.7


Median Household Income

$44,402

1.22% growth

Poverty Rate

21.4%


Number of Employees

7,418

4.9% decline

Median Property Value

$77,300

3.76% growth

About

In 2017, Neosho County, KS had a population of 16.2k people with a median age of 39.7 and a median household income of $44,402. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Neosho County, KS declined from 16,358 to 16,209, a -0.911% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,867 to $44,402, a 1.22% increase.

The population of Neosho County, KS is 90.6% White Alone, 4.96% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.65% Two or More Races. 3.4% of the people in Neosho County, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Neosho County, KS are Neosho County Community College (760 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Neosho County, KS is $77,300, and the homeownership rate is 69.8%. Most people in Neosho County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Neosho County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Neosho County, KS employs 7.42k people. The largest industries in Neosho County, KS are Manufacturing (1,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,238 people), and Retail Trade (897 people), and the highest paying industries are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($57,143), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,568), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,765).

Median household income in Neosho County, KS is $44,402. Males in Neosho 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 Neosho County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,402

2017 value

± $2,389

1.22%

1 Year Growth

± 8.9%

Households in Neosho County, KS have a median annual income of $44,402, 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 $43,867 in 2016, which represents a 1.22% 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 Neosho County, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Neosho County, KS 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

  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 Neosho County, KS 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 Neosho 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.

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 9516

  2. Census Tract 9519

  3. Census Tract 9520

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Neosho County, KS was Census Tract 9516 with a value of $49,529, followed by Census Tract 9519 and Census Tract 9520, with respective values of $43,385 and $42,241.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Neosho 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

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Neosho County, KS (3.36k out of 15.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females < 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

    3,196 ± 335

  2. Hispanic

    298 ± 125

  3. Two Or More

    109 ± 77

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

7.42k

2017 Value

± 472

-4.9%

1 Year decline

± 9.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Neosho County, KS declined at a rate of -4.9%, from 7.8k employees to 7.42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Neosho County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,167 people), Production Occupations (870 people), and Management Occupations (622 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Neosho County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Neosho County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,167 people), Production Occupations (870 people), and Management Occupations (622 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Neosho County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.02 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.45 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Neosho County, KS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,912), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($57,181), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors ($51,528).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.42k

2017 Value

± 472

-4.9%

1 Year decline

± 9.34%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Neosho County, KS declined at a rate of -4.9%, from 7.8k employees to 7.42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Neosho County, KS, are Manufacturing (1,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,238 people), and Retail Trade (897 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Neosho County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Neosho 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 Neosho County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,273 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,238 people), and Retail Trade (897 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Neosho County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.26 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.77 times), and Manufacturing (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Neosho County, KS, by median earnings, are Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($57,143), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,568), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,765).

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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 with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $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

88.3% of the population of Neosho County, KS has health coverage, with 45.4% on employee plans, 14.3% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.6% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Neosho County, KS see 1816 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.439% decrease from the previous year (1824 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3229 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 950 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

1816 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Neosho County, KS see an average of 1816 patients per year. This represents a 0.439% decrease from the previous year (1824 patients).

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

11.7%

Uninsured

45.4%

Employer Coverage

14.3%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

12.6%

Non-Group

1.24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Neosho County, KS grew by 16.4% from 10.1% to 11.7%.

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

Neosho County, KS is home to a population of 16.2k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.36% of Neosho County, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Neosho County, KS is composed of 14.7k White Alone residents (90.6%), 804 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.96%), 430 Two or More Races residents (2.65%), 157 Black or African American Alone residents (0.969%), 65 Asian Alone residents (0.401%), 57 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.352%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0679%), and 5 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0308%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Neosho County, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (434 speakers), Other Indo-European Languages (30 speakers), and German (17 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

27

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Neosho County, KS was 39.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 27. But people in Neosho County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Neosho County, KS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.36%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.31%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.36% of Neosho County, KS residents 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 Neosho County, KS was 1.31%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Neosho County, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Neosho County, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Neosho County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Neosho County, KS was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    14.7k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    804 ± 143

  3. Two or More Races

    430 ± 65

In 2017, there were 18.3 times more White Alone residents (14.7k people) in Neosho County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 804 Hispanic or Latino and 430 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 Neosho County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    434 speakers (2.84%)

  2. Other Indo-European Languages

    30 speakers (0.196%)

  3. German

    17 speakers (0.111%)

3.4% of Neosho County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Neosho County, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.84% of the overall population of Neosho County, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.196% speak Other Indo-European Languages and 0.111% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    404 ± 93

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    162 ± 98

  3. Korea

    126 ± 45

Neosho County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Neosho County, KS awarded 760 degrees. The student population of Neosho County, KS is skewed towards women, with 775 male students and 1,291 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Neosho County, KS are White (638 and 84.8%), followed by Black or African American (54 and 7.18%), Hispanic or Latino (33 and 4.39%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (14 and 1.86%).

The largest universities in Neosho County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Neosho County Community College (760 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Neosho County, KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (192 and 25.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (148 and 19.5%), and Registered Nursing (118 and 15.5%).

The median tuition costs in Neosho County, KS are $N/A 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. 192 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Neosho County, KS was Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant with 192 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Neosho County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

760 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Neosho County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Neosho County Community College with 760 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

198

Degrees Awarded to Men

562

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 198 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Neosho County, KS, which is 0.352 times less than the 562 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

    638 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    54 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    33 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Neosho County, KS were to White students. These 638 degrees mean that there were 11.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 54 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Neosho County, KS was $77,300 in 2017, which is 0.355 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $74,500 to $77,300, a 3.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Neosho County, KS is 69.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Neosho County, KS have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Neosho 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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$44,402

Median Household Income

± $2,389

6.52k

Number of Households

± 432

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.52k households in Neosho County, KS grew to $44,402 from the previous year's value of $43,867.

The following chart displays the households in Neosho 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$77,300

2017 Median

± $6,924

$74,500

2016 Median

± $5,410

In 2017, the median property value in Neosho County, KS grew to to $77,300 from the previous year's value of $74,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Neosho 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 Neosho County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69.8%

2017 Homeownership

71.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.8% of the housing units in Neosho County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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

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Commute Time

16.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Neosho County, KS have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Neosho County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.61%

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

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