Reno County, KS

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Population

63,360

0.694% decline

Median Age

40.1


Median Household Income

$47,897

4.12% growth

Poverty Rate

14%


Number of Employees

29,785

1.42% growth

Median Property Value

$96,600

0.52% growth

About

In 2017, Reno County, KS had a population of 63.4k people with a median age of 40.1 and a median household income of $47,897. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Reno County, KS declined from 63,803 to 63,360, a -0.694% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,000 to $47,897, a 4.12% increase.

The population of Reno County, KS is 84.7% White Alone, 9.05% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.68% Black or African American Alone. 8.09% of the people in Reno County, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Reno County, KS are Hutchinson Community College (962 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Reno County, KS is $96,600, and the homeownership rate is 68.7%. Most people in Reno County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Reno County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Reno County, KS employs 29.8k people. The largest industries in Reno County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,547 people), Manufacturing (4,071 people), and Retail Trade (3,792 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($49,201), Information ($49,107), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,789).

Median household income in Reno County, KS is $47,897. Males in Reno 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 Reno County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,897

2017 value

± $1,385

4.12%

1 Year Growth

± 4.75%

Households in Reno County, KS have a median annual income of $47,897, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,000 in 2016, which represents a 4.12% 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 Reno County, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Reno County, KS 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

  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 Reno County, KS 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 Reno 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 11

  2. Census Tract 3

  3. Census Tract 12

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Reno County, KS was Census Tract 11 with a value of $68,169, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 12, with respective values of $64,195 and $58,286.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Reno County, KS (8.47k out of 60.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    7,387 ± 580

  2. Hispanic

    920 ± 190

  3. Two Or More

    561 ± 200

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

29.8k

2017 Value

± 1,061

1.42%

1 Year growth

± 4.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Reno County, KS grew at a rate of 1.42%, from 29.4k employees to 29.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Reno County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,306 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,693 people), and Production Occupations (2,622 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Reno County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Reno County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,306 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,693 people), and Production Occupations (2,622 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Reno County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.13 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.72 times), and Production Occupations (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Reno County, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,068), Legal Occupations ($58,309), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($56,728).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.8k

2017 Value

± 1,061

1.42%

1 Year growth

± 4.96%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Reno County, KS grew at a rate of 1.42%, from 29.4k employees to 29.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Reno County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,547 people), Manufacturing (4,071 people), and Retail Trade (3,792 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Reno County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Reno 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 Reno County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,547 people), Manufacturing (4,071 people), and Retail Trade (3,792 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Reno County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.09 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.35 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.17 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Reno County, KS, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($49,201), Information ($49,107), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,789).

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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 with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $22B.

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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

91.1% of the population of Reno County, KS has health coverage, with 47.8% on employee plans, 12.8% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Reno County, KS was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Reno County, KS see 1677 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.119% decrease from the previous year (1679 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1859 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 673 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

1,677 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Reno County, KS see an average of 1,677 patients per year. This represents a 0.119% decrease from the previous year (1,679 patients).

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

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Access and Quality

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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

8.9%

Uninsured

47.8%

Employer Coverage

12.8%

Medicaid

14.5%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

1.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Reno County, KS declined by 17.8% from 10.8% to 8.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Reno 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

Reno County, KS is home to a population of 63.4k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.68% of Reno County, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Reno County, KS is composed of 53.7k White Alone residents (84.7%), 5.74k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.05%), 1.7k Black or African American Alone residents (2.68%), 1.51k Two or More Races residents (2.38%), 343 Asian Alone residents (0.541%), 314 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.496%), 51 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0805%), and 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0473%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Reno County, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,166 speakers), German (751 speakers), and Other West Germanic Languages (410 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Reno County, KS was 40.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Reno County, KS are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Reno County, KS residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.68% of Reno County, KS residents 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 Reno County, KS was 2.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Reno County, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Reno County, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Reno County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Reno County, KS was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    53.7k ± 50

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.74k ± 350

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.7k ± 167

In 2017, there were 9.36 times more White Alone residents (53.7k people) in Reno County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.74k Hispanic or Latino and 1.7k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,166 speakers (5.26%)

  2. German

    751 speakers (1.25%)

  3. Other West Germanic Languages

    410 speakers (0.682%)

8.09% of Reno County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Reno County, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 5.26% of the overall population of Reno County, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 1.25% speak German and 0.682% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,446 ± 179

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    666 ± 195

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    533 ± 123

Reno County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Reno County, KS awarded 962 degrees. The student population of Reno County, KS is skewed towards women, with 2,738 male students and 3,128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Reno County, KS are White (736 and 77.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (82 and 8.6%), Unknown (59 and 6.19%), and Black or African American (48 and 5.04%).

The largest universities in Reno County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Hutchinson Community College (962 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Reno County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (435 and 45.2%), Registered Nursing (68 and 7.07%), and Health Information & Medical Records Technology (60 and 6.24%).

The median tuition costs in Reno County, KS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 435 degrees awarded

  2. 68 degrees awarded

  3. 60 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Reno County, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 435 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Reno County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

962 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Reno County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hutchinson Community College with 962 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

425

Degrees Awarded to Men

537

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 425 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Reno County, KS, which is 0.791 times less than the 537 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    736 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    82 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    59 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Reno County, KS were to White students. These 736 degrees mean that there were 8.98 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 82 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Reno County, KS was $96,600 in 2017, which is 0.444 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $96,100 to $96,600, a 0.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Reno County, KS is 68.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Reno County, KS have an average commute time of 16.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Reno 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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$47,897

Median Household Income

± $1,385

25k

Number of Households

± 951

In 2017, the median household income of the 25k households in Reno County, KS grew to $47,897 from the previous year's value of $46,000.

The following chart displays the households in Reno 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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Housing

Property Value

$96,600

2017 Median

± $2,929

$96,100

2016 Median

± $2,525

In 2017, the median property value in Reno County, KS grew to to $96,600 from the previous year's value of $96,100.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Reno County, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Reno County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

68.7%

2017 Homeownership

66.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.7% of the housing units in Reno County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Reno 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 Reno County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Reno County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

16.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Reno County, KS have a shorter commute time (16.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.17% of the workforce in Reno County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.07%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.36%

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

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