Norton County, KS

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2022 Population
5,431
0.476% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.4
6.91% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.41%
42.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,710
6.86% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$109,800
32.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Norton County, KS had a population of 5.43k people with a median age of 40.4 and a median household income of $52,710. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Norton County, KS declined from 5,457 to 5,431, a −0.476% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,326 to $52,710, a 6.86% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Norton County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.5%), White (Hispanic) (3.63%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.41%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.87%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.42%).

None of the households in Norton 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.

99.1% of the residents in Norton County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Norton County, KS was $109,800, and the homeownership rate was 76.1%.

Most people in Norton County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 12.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Norton County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Norton County, KS is home to a population of 5.43k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.47% of Norton County, KS residents were born outside of the country (80 people).

In 2022, there were 23.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.7k people) in Norton County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 197 White (Hispanic) and 185 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Norton County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Norton County, KS was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Norton County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.7k ± 30
  2. White (Hispanic)
    197 ± 44
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    185 ± 44.3
5.73%
Hispanic Population
311 people

In 2022, there were 23.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.7k people) in Norton County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 197 White (Hispanic) and 185 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.73% of the people in Norton County, KS are hispanic (311 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.47%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
80 people
1.47%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
80 people

As of 2022, 1.47% of Norton County, KS residents (80 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Norton County, KS was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    73 ± 41
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    49 ± 45
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    19 ± 26

Norton County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.49 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Norton County, KS employs 2.16k people. The largest industries in Norton County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people), Manufacturing (325 people), and Finance & Insurance (164 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($103,411), Transportation & Warehousing ($98,833), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($76,250).

Occupations

2.16k
2022 Value
± 317
−4.29%
1 Year decline
± 21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Norton County, KS declined at a rate of −4.29%, from 2.26k employees to 2.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Norton County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (377 people), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (205 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (180 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Norton County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.16k
2022 Value
± 317
−4.29%
1 Year decline
± 21%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Norton County, KS declined at a rate of −4.29%, from 2.26k employees to 2.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Norton County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people), Manufacturing (325 people), and Finance & Insurance (164 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Norton County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Norton County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,978
Median earning men ± $4,326
$27,802
Median earning women ± $3,501

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($103,151), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($98,667), and Wholesale Trade ($71,042).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,566), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($35,380), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($33,194).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 52
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 38
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 31
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Norton County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 83.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.1%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.82%).

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.

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.

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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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Norton County, KS was $109,800 in 2022, which is 0.389 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $82,800 to $109,800, a 32.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Norton County, KS is 76.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Norton County, KS have an average commute time of 12.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Norton County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$109,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,776
$1,432
Median Property Taxes
±$233

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Norton County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Norton County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

76.1%
Homeownership
2022
59.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.1% of the housing units in Norton County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9517
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Household Income

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$52,710
Median Household Income
± $7,115
1.88k
Number of Households
± 279

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.88k households in Norton County, KS grew to $52,710 from the previous year's value of $49,326.

The following chart displays the households in Norton 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Norton County, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.1%)
  2. Walked (12%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.55%)

In 2022, 70.1% of workers in Norton County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (12%) and those who worked at home (8.55%).

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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Commute Time

12.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Norton County, KS have a shorter commute time (12.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.158% of the workforce in Norton County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Norton County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Norton County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.41% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Norton County, KS (420 out of 4.46k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 65 - 74, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Norton County, KS is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Health

87.3% of the population of Norton County, KS has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 0.604% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Norton County, KS see 2680 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.29% decrease from the previous year (2715 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1776 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1066 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,680 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Norton County, KS

Primary care physicians in Norton County, KS see an average of 2,680 patients per year. This represents a 1.29% decrease from the previous year (2,715 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Norton County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 19.5% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.7%
Uninsured
43%
Employer Coverage
14.5%
Medicaid
17.5%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
0.604%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Norton County, KS grew by 32.4% from 9.6% to 12.7%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.9% in Norton County, KS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.3% in Norton County, KS.

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