Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2019 Population
108,054
0.678% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
40.8
0.244% 1-year decrease
2019 Poverty Rate
11.5%
1% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$52,306
1.46% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$106,100
6.96% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
49,306
1.42% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS had a population of 108k people with a median age of 40.8 and a median household income of $52,306. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined from 108,792 to 108,054, a −0.678% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,555 to $52,306, a 1.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.6%), White (Hispanic) (4.42%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.5%), Other (Hispanic) (1.38%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.1%). 6.14% of the households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

97.9% of the residents in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Fort Hays State University (3,805 degrees awarded in 2019), Colby Community College (383 degrees), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (346 degrees).

In 2019, the median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was $106,100, and the homeownership rate was 71.2%. Most people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is home to a population of 108k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 9.7% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents were born outside of the country (10.5k people).

In 2019, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.8k people) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.78k White (Hispanic) and 1.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Spanish (4,353 speakers), German (670 speakers), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (217 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    96.8k ± 77
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.78k ± 457
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.62k ± 267
6.56%
Hispanic Population
7.09k people

In 2019, there were 20.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.8k people) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.78k White (Hispanic) and 1.62k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.56% of the people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are hispanic (7.09k people).

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,353 speakers (4.29%)
  2. German
    670 speakers (0.66%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    217 speakers (0.214%)

6.14% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 22%.

In 2019, the most common non-English language spoken in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Spanish. 4.29% of the overall population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are native Spanish speakers. 0.66% speak German and 0.214% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese), the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

9.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
10.5k people
3.11%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.38k people

As of 2019, 9.7% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents (10.5k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 34%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 3.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.4

In 2019, the median age of all people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 40.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are getting getting younger. In 2018, the average age of all Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,139 ± 1,124 people
  2. China
    201 ± 348 people
  3. Philippines
    194 ± 342 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 2,139 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents, followed by China with 201 and Philippines with 194.

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Citizenship

97.9%
2019 Citizenship
97.9%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 97.9% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,461 ± 202
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    809 ± 153
  3. Korea
    739 ± 117

Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.04 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas and Colorado.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas and Colorado.
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

Median household income in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is $52,306. In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $120,141, followed by Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS and Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $90,112 and $88,332.

Males in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $37,533. The income inequality in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.418, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS employs 49.3k people. The largest industries in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Elementary & secondary schools (4,215 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,439 people), and Construction (2,857 people), and the highest paying industries are Electric & gas, and other combinations ($223,358), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($131,303), and Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products ($81,504).

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,306
2019 value
± $1,270
1.46%
1 Year Growth
± 3.49%

Households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have a median annual income of $52,306, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,555 in 2018, which represents a 1.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$52,009
Average Male Salary in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
± $7,763
$37,533
Average Female Salary in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
± $6,002

In 2019, full-time male employees in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
  1. American Indian
    $41,112 ± $76,901
  2. White
    $39,412 ± $4,376
  3. Two or More Races
    $29,949 ± $21,156

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS workers was American Indian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS.

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Wage Distribution

0.418
2019 Wage GINI in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
0.422
2018 Wage GINI in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS

In 2019, the income inequality in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 0.418 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.789% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2019, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $120,141, followed by Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS and Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $90,112 and $88,332.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS (12k out of 104k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 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
    10,806 ± 635
  2. Hispanic
    1,277 ± 252
  3. Two Or More
    516 ± 173

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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

49.3k
2019 Value
−1.42%
1 Year decline
± −1.42%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined at a rate of −1.42%, from 50k employees to 49.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,014 people), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,709 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,647 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,014 people), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,709 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,647 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (16.9 times higher than expected), Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (14.4 times), and Pumping station operators (13.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Physicians ($279,299), Bartenders ($147,078), and Chief executives & legislators ($129,980).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49.3k
2019 Value
−1.42%
1 Year decline
± −1.42%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined at a rate of −1.42%, from 50k employees to 49.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,215 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,439 people), and Construction (2,857 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,215 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,439 people), and Construction (2,857 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (32.8 times higher than expected), Animal production & aquaculture (14.4 times), and Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products (8.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Electric & gas, and other combinations ($223,358), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($131,303), and Miscellaneous petroleum & coal products ($81,504).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas and Colorado to other states, or from other states to Kansas and Colorado.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $53.5B
  2. $42.8B
  3. $34.4B

In 2018, the top outbound Kansas and Colorado product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $53.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($42.8B) and Cereal grains ($34.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Kansas and Colorado.
$213B
2018 Value in Colorado
$360B
Projected 2045 Value in Colorado
68.9% growth
$263B
2018 Value in Kansas
$404B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
53.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound Colorado trade was $213B. This is expected to increase 68.9% to $360B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound Kansas trade was $263B. This is expected to increase 53.5% to $404B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas and Colorado 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 and Colorado to other states, or from other states to Kansas and Colorado.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $32.4B
  2. $28B
  3. $25.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Kansas and Colorado domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $32.4B, followed by Missouri with $28B and Nebraska and $25.6B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Colorado went to Donald J. Trump with 47.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (44.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (5.03%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% 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

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Kansas.
Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Colorado
47.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 90.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% 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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas.
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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Education

In 2019, universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS awarded 4,570 degrees. The student population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is skewed towards women, with 7,110 male students and 11,013 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are White (2,657 and 79.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (329 and 9.87%), Black or African American (148 and 4.44%), and Two or More Races (115 and 3.45%).

The largest universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS by number of degrees awarded are Fort Hays State University (3,805 and 83.3%), Colby Community College (383 and 8.38%), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (346 and 7.57%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Operations Management & Supervision (565 and 12.4%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (531 and 11.6%), and Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (465 and 10.2%).

The median tuition cost in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS for a public four year colleges is $3,990 for in-state students and $14,070 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 565 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 465 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 283 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Operations Management & Supervision with 565 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,805 degrees awarded
  2. 383 degrees awarded
  3. 346 degrees awarded
$3,990
Median In-State Public

In 2019, the Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Hays State University with 3,805 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,741
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,829
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 1,741 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, which is 0.615 times less than the 2,829 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,657 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    329 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    148 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was White students. These 2,657 degrees mean that there were 8.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 329 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was $106,100 in 2019, which is 0.441 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $99,200 to $106,100, a 6.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have an average commute time of 12.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$106,100
2019 Median
± $3,259
$99,200
2018 Median
± $2,628

In 2019, the median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew to to $106,100 from the previous year's value of $99,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$52,306
Median Household Income
± $1,270
46.1k
Number of Households
± 1,217

In 2019, the median household income of the 46.1k households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew to $52,306 from the previous year's value of $51,555.

The following chart displays the households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.2%
2019 Homeownership
71.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 71.2% of the housing units in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have a shorter commute time (12.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.64% of the workforce in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (80.7%)
  2. Carpooled (8.08%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.51%)

In 2019, 80.7% of workers in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.08%) and those who worked at home (6.51%).

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

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Health

92.2% of the population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has health coverage, with 49.3% on employee plans, 9.57% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 16.8% on non-group plans, and 1.3% 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).

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Kansas see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1295 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1661 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 489 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Colorado see 1211 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1219 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1220 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 269 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas and Colorado.
1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas
1,211 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,295 patients).

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,211 patients per year. This represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1,219 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kansas and Colorado in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas and Colorado.
$7,651
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kansas
$6,804
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Colorado
$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.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

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

7.83%
Uninsured
49.3%
Employer Coverage
9.57%
Medicaid
15.2%
Medicare
16.8%
Non-Group
1.3%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew by 6.21% from 7.37% to 7.83%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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 and Colorado, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas and Colorado by county over multiple years.

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