Ottawa, KS

Census Place

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Population
12,275
0.373% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
Median Age
35.4

Poverty Rate
12.9%

Median Household Income
$47,334
6.95% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$103,300
4.45% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
6,238
0.193% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Ottawa, KS had a population of 12.3k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $47,334. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Ottawa, KS declined from 12,321 to 12,275, a -0.373% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,256 to $47,334, a 6.95% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (89%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.45%), White (Hispanic) (3.07%), Other (Hispanic) (1.56%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.38%). NaNk% of the people in Ottawa, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in Ottawa, KS was $103,300, and the homeownership rate was 59.2%. Most people in Ottawa, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa, KS was 2 cars per household.

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

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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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Start Year
Y-Axis
-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

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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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Franklin County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 65.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (26.4%), followed by Other (8.1%). 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

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Franklin County, KS
65.5% 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

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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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Diversity

Ottawa, KS is home to a population of 12.3k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 2.21% of Ottawa, KS residents were born outside of the country (271 people).

In 2018, there were 25.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Ottawa, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 423 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 377 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    10.9k ± 211
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    423 ± 123
  3. White (Hispanic)
    377 ± 145
5.19%
Hispanic Population
637 people

In 2018, there were 25.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (10.9k people) in Ottawa, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 423 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 377 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.19% of the people in Ottawa, KS are hispanic (637 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.21%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
271 people
1.87%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
231 people

As of 2018, 2.21% of Ottawa, KS residents (271 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Ottawa, KS was 1.87%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 1.4
50
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Ottawa, KS was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Ottawa, KS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Ottawa, KS residents was 35.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,130 ± 7,017 people
  2. India
    14,053 ± 2,903 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,675 ± 2,532 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 84,130 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,053 and Vietnam with 10,675.

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Citizenship

99.1%
2018 Citizenship
99.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.1% of Ottawa, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa, KS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    276 ± 111
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    225 ± 95
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    73 ± 61

Ottawa, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.23 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Ottawa, KS is $47,334. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Ottawa, KS was Census Tract 9542 with a value of $54,053, followed by Census Tract 9543 and Census Tract 9544, with respective values of $50,561 and $45,034.

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,721. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Ottawa, KS employs 6.24k people. The largest industries in Ottawa, KS are Retail Trade (948 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (930 people), and Manufacturing (762 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($71,429), Utilities ($53,975), and Wholesale Trade ($50,625).

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,334
2018 value
± $5,384
6.95%
1 Year Growth
± 11.7%

Households in Ottawa, KS have a median annual income of $47,334, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,256 in 2017, which represents a 6.95% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Ottawa, KS compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,354
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $1,958
$45,721
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,400

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-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. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,139 ± $74,364
  2. Asian
    $52,393 ± $7,262
  3. White
    $49,769 ± $1,226

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Kansas.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Ottawa, KS is from Kansas.
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2019, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.47% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9542
  2. Census Tract 9543
  3. Census Tract 9544

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ottawa, KS was Census Tract 9542 with a value of $54,053, followed by Census Tract 9543 and Census Tract 9544, with respective values of $50,561 and $45,034.

The following map shows all of the places in Ottawa, 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

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa, KS (1.52k out of 11.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 18 - 24.

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
    1,374 ± 284
  2. Hispanic
    93 ± 103
  3. Black
    51 ± 94

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ottawa, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

6.24k
2018 Value
± 550
0.193%
1 Year growth
± 12.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ottawa, KS grew at a rate of 0.193%, from 6.23k employees to 6.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (763 people), Production Occupations (646 people), and Material Moving Occupations (573 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ottawa, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (763 people), Production Occupations (646 people), and Material Moving Occupations (573 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ottawa, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.47 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.88 times), and Production Occupations (1.8 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ottawa, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,964), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($53,571), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($53,472).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.24k
2018 Value
± 550
0.193%
1 Year growth
± 12.5%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Ottawa, KS grew at a rate of 0.193%, from 6.23k employees to 6.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa, KS, are Retail Trade (948 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (930 people), and Manufacturing (762 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa, KS, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa, 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 Ottawa, KS, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (948 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (930 people), and Manufacturing (762 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Ottawa, KS has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.1 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.79 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ottawa, KS, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($71,429), Utilities ($53,975), and Wholesale Trade ($50,625).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $27.8B
  2. $24.1B
  3. $22B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.8B, followed by Cereal grains ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($22B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B
2015 Value in Kansas
$357B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ottawa, KS was $103,300 in 2018, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $98,900 to $103,300, a 4.45% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa, KS is 59.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ottawa, KS have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ottawa, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$103,300
2018 Median
± $8,318
$98,900
2017 Median
± $6,354

In 2018, the median property value in Ottawa, KS grew to to $103,300 from the previous year's value of $98,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ottawa, 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 Ottawa, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

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$47,334
Median Household Income
± $5,384
4.95k
Number of Households
± 482

In 2018, the median household income of the 4.95k households in Ottawa, KS grew to $47,334 from the previous year's value of $44,256.

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa, 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

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Ottawa, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ottawa, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

59.2%
2018 Homeownership
58.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 59.2% of the housing units in Ottawa, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ottawa, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa, KS have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.371% of the workforce in Ottawa, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Carpooled (9.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.97%)

In 2018, 81.4% of workers in Ottawa, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.65%) and those who worked at home (3.97%).

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 Ottawa, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ottawa, KS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Ottawa, KS has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.62% 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).

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, KS see 1970 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.69% decrease from the previous year (2134 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3651 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 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

Data is only available at the country level. Showing data for Franklin County, KS.
1,970 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, KS

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, KS see an average of 1,970 patients per year. This represents a 7.69% decrease from the previous year (2,134 patients).

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

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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

8.07%
Uninsured
53.6%
Employer Coverage
12.3%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.62%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa, KS declined by 19.7% from 10.1% to 8.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ottawa, 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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