Pottawatomie County, KS

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2019 Population
23,847
1.28% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
35.4
0.855% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
8.09%
16.2% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$66,835
3.37% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$183,100
1.05% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
11,216
3.2% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Pottawatomie County, KS had a population of 23.8k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $66,835. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Pottawatomie County, KS grew from 23,545 to 23,847, a 1.28% increase and its median household income grew from $64,657 to $66,835, a 3.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pottawatomie County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.9%), White (Hispanic) (4.41%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.94%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.3%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.851%). 0% of the households in Pottawatomie County, KS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

98.5% of the residents in Pottawatomie County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Pottawatomie County, KS was $183,100, and the homeownership rate was 78.7%. Most people in Pottawatomie County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Pottawatomie County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Pottawatomie County, KS is home to a population of 23.8k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.26% of Pottawatomie County, KS residents were born outside of the country (539 people).

In 2019, there were 20.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.4k people) in Pottawatomie County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.05k White (Hispanic) and 462 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pottawatomie County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.4k ± 20
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.05k ± 145
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    462 ± 193
5.18%
Hispanic Population
1.24k people

In 2019, there were 20.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.4k people) in Pottawatomie County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.05k White (Hispanic) and 462 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.18% of the people in Pottawatomie County, KS are hispanic (1.24k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.26%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
539 people
2.26%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
532 people

As of 2019, 2.26% of Pottawatomie County, KS residents (539 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pottawatomie County, KS was 2.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
39
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 7.7

In 2019, the median age of all people in Pottawatomie County, KS was 35.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Pottawatomie County, KS are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Pottawatomie County, 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

98.5%
2019 Citizenship
98.5%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 98.5% of Pottawatomie County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Pottawatomie County, KS was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    522 ± 114
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    355 ± 128
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    260 ± 109

Pottawatomie County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.47 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

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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.

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

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Pottawatomie County, KS is $66,835. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Pottawatomie County, KS was Census Tract 1 with a value of $74,857, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $66,583 and $62,358.

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 Pottawatomie County, KS employs 11.2k people. The largest industries in Pottawatomie County, KS are Educational Services (1,661 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,575 people), and Manufacturing (1,175 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($80,875), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,729), and Wholesale Trade ($62,969).

Wages

Median Household Income

$66,835
2019 value
± $5,746
3.37%
1 Year Growth
± 10.9%

Households in Pottawatomie County, KS have a median annual income of $66,835, which is more than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $64,657 in 2018, which represents a 3.37% annual growth.

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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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pottawatomie County, 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 3
  3. Census Tract 2

In 2019, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pottawatomie County, KS was Census Tract 1 with a value of $74,857, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $66,583 and $62,358.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pottawatomie 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

8.09% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pottawatomie County, KS (1.9k out of 23.5k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 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
    1,772 ± 291
  2. Hispanic
    230 ± 128
  3. Two Or More
    58 ± 105

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

11.2k
2019 Value
± 640
3.2%
1 Year growth
± 7.81%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Pottawatomie County, KS grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 10.9k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pottawatomie County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,238 people), Management Occupations (1,220 people), and Production Occupations (975 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pottawatomie County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pottawatomie County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,238 people), Management Occupations (1,220 people), and Production Occupations (975 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pottawatomie County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.53 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.43 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pottawatomie County, KS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($85,171), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,844), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,815).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.2k
2019 Value
± 640
3.2%
1 Year growth
± 7.81%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Pottawatomie County, KS grew at a rate of 3.2%, from 10.9k employees to 11.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pottawatomie County, KS, are Educational Services (1,661 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,575 people), and Manufacturing (1,175 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pottawatomie County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County, KS, by number of employees, are Educational Services (1,661 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,575 people), and Manufacturing (1,175 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pottawatomie County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.9 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.54 times), and Educational Services (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pottawatomie County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($80,875), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,729), and Wholesale Trade ($62,969).

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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. $30.4B
  2. $30B
  3. $20.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($30B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($20.2B).

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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$263B
2018 Value in Kansas
$404B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
53.5% growth

In 2018, 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 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. $23.5B
  3. $17.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $23.5B and Nebraska and $17.9B.

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Pottawatomie County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (20.8%), followed by Other (8.01%). 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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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 Pottawatomie County, KS
71.2% 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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pottawatomie County, KS was $183,100 in 2019, which is 0.761 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $181,200 to $183,100, a 1.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Pottawatomie County, KS is 78.7%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in Pottawatomie County, KS have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pottawatomie County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$183,100
2019 Median
± $9,195
$181,200
2018 Median
± $8,518

In 2019, the median property value in Pottawatomie County, KS grew to to $183,100 from the previous year's value of $181,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pottawatomie 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 Pottawatomie County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$66,835
Median Household Income
± $5,746
8.7k
Number of Households
± 562

In 2019, the median household income of the 8.7k households in Pottawatomie County, KS grew to $66,835 from the previous year's value of $64,657.

The following chart displays the households in Pottawatomie County, KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

78.7%
2019 Homeownership
76.8%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 78.7% of the housing units in Pottawatomie County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.8%.

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

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pottawatomie County, KS have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.4% of the workforce in Pottawatomie County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (77.8%)
  2. Carpooled (13.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.3%)

In 2019, 77.8% of workers in Pottawatomie County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (13.3%) and those who worked at home (4.3%).

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

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Health

94.9% of the population of Pottawatomie County, KS has health coverage, with 57% on employee plans, 8.41% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 15.6% on non-group plans, and 3.34% 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 Pottawatomie County, KS see 1517 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.54% increase from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4064 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3048 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

1,517 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pottawatomie County, KS

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, KS see an average of 1,517 patients per year. This represents a 1.54% increase from the previous year (1,494 patients).

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

5.06%
Uninsured
57%
Employer Coverage
8.41%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
15.6%
Non-Group
3.34%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pottawatomie County, KS declined by 0.844% from 5.1% to 5.06%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pottawatomie County, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 20.7% prevalence
  3. 19% prevalence

Elk County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 22.5%.

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

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