Pottawatomie County, KS

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Population

23,188

1.17% growth

Median Age

35.2


Median Household Income

$64,410

3.06% growth

Poverty Rate

9.65%


Number of Employees

10,873

1.36% growth

Median Property Value

$169,300

2.05% growth

About

In 2017, Pottawatomie County, KS had a population of 23.2k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $64,410. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pottawatomie County, KS grew from 22,920 to 23,188, a 1.17% increase and its median household income grew from $62,500 to $64,410, a 3.06% increase.

The population of Pottawatomie County, KS is 89.9% White Alone, 5.32% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.12% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Pottawatomie County, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pottawatomie County, KS is $169,300, and the homeownership rate is 78.4%. Most people in Pottawatomie County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Pottawatomie County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pottawatomie County, KS employs 10.9k people. The largest industries in Pottawatomie County, KS are Educational Services (1,793 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,404 people), and Retail Trade (1,246 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,386), and Wholesale Trade ($61,218).

Median household income in Pottawatomie County, KS is $64,410. Males in Pottawatomie County, KS have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Pottawatomie County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,410

2017 value

± $4,496

3.06%

1 Year Growth

± 8.7%

Households in Pottawatomie County, KS have a median annual income of $64,410, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $62,500 in 2016, which represents a 3.06% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pottawatomie County, KS is from Kansas.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.417% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 4

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pottawatomie County, KS was Census Tract 1 with a value of $67,382, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 4, with respective values of $60,709 and $60,000.

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 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.65% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pottawatomie County, KS (2.21k out of 22.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    1,906 ± 285

  2. Hispanic

    303 ± 156

  3. Two Or More

    133 ± 118

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

10.9k

2017 Value

± 608

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 7.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pottawatomie County, KS grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 10.7k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pottawatomie County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,453 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,183 people), and Management Occupations (1,145 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 (1,453 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,183 people), and Management Occupations (1,145 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pottawatomie County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.8 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.47 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pottawatomie County, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,847), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($65,179), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($58,351).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.9k

2017 Value

± 608

1.36%

1 Year growth

± 7.64%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pottawatomie County, KS grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 10.7k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pottawatomie County, KS, are Educational Services (1,793 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,404 people), and Retail Trade (1,246 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 (1,793 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,404 people), and Retail Trade (1,246 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pottawatomie County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.38 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.3 times), and Educational Services (1.78 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pottawatomie County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,386), and Wholesale Trade ($61,218).

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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

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kansas trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $357B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kansas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Kansas to other states, or from other states to Kansas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.9B

  2. $18.4B

  3. $17.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $25.9B, followed by Texas with $18.4B and Nebraska and $17.7B.

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

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Health

94% of the population of Pottawatomie County, KS has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 9.49% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 3.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Pottawatomie County, KS 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 1664 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.51% decrease from the previous year (1761 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3944 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2958 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

1,664 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, KS see an average of 1,664 patients per year. This represents a 5.51% decrease from the previous year (1,761 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,855

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,736

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,126

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

6.04%

Uninsured

55.9%

Employer Coverage

9.49%

Medicaid

10.2%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

3.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pottawatomie County, KS declined by 16.9% from 7.28% to 6.04%.

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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.2% prevalence

  3. 14% prevalence

Allen County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Pottawatomie County, KS is home to a population of 23.2k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.47% of Pottawatomie County, KS residents were born outside of the country (573 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Pottawatomie County, KS is composed of 20.8k White Alone residents (89.9%), 1.23k Hispanic or Latino residents (5.32%), 492 Two or More Races residents (2.12%), 293 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.26%), 194 Asian Alone residents (0.837%), 138 Black or African American Alone residents (0.595%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pottawatomie County, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pottawatomie County, KS was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Pottawatomie County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Pottawatomie County, KS residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.47%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

573 people

2.71%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

622 people

As of 2017, 2.47% of Pottawatomie County, KS residents (573 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pottawatomie County, KS was 2.71%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    85,360 ± 7,067 people

  2. India

    11,676 ± 2,648 people

  3. Vietnam

    10,096 ± 2,463 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Pottawatomie County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pottawatomie County, KS was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    20.8k ± 19

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.23k ± 198

  3. Two or More Races

    492 ± 170

In 2017, there were 16.9 times more White Alone residents (20.8k people) in Pottawatomie County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.23k Hispanic or Latino and 492 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pottawatomie County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Pottawatomie County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Pottawatomie County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Pottawatomie County, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    517 ± 118

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    278 ± 106

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    207 ± 86

Pottawatomie County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.86 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pottawatomie County, KS was $169,300 in 2017, which is 0.778 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $165,900 to $169,300, a 2.05% increase. The homeownership rate in Pottawatomie County, KS is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pottawatomie County, KS have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pottawatomie County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$64,410

Median Household Income

± $4,496

8.51k

Number of Households

± 545

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.51k households in Pottawatomie County, KS grew to $64,410 from the previous year's value of $62,500.

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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Housing

Property Value

$169,300

2017 Median

± $6,814

$165,900

2016 Median

± $7,626

In 2017, the median property value in Pottawatomie County, KS grew to to $169,300 from the previous year's value of $165,900.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

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 $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%

2017 Homeownership

77.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.4% of the housing units in Pottawatomie County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.6%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in 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 3 cars.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pottawatomie County, KS have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Pottawatomie County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.6%

  2. Carpooled

    13.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.86%

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

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