Rice County, KS

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Population

9,868

0.814% decline

Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$48,333

4.31% growth

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Number of Employees

4,760

1.06% decline

Median Property Value

$74,800

0.809% growth

About

In 2017, Rice County, KS had a population of 9.87k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $48,333. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rice County, KS declined from 9,949 to 9,868, a -0.814% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,335 to $48,333, a 4.31% increase.

The population of Rice County, KS is 84% White Alone, 11.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.02% Two or More Races. 7.96% of the people in Rice County, KS speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rice County, KS are Sterling College (144 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Rice County, KS is $74,800, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Rice County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Rice County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rice County, KS employs 4.76k people. The largest industries in Rice County, KS are Educational Services (781 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (691 people), and Manufacturing (642 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,875), and Wholesale Trade ($50,052).

Median household income in Rice County, KS is $48,333. Males in Rice 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 Rice County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,333

2017 value

± $5,611

4.31%

1 Year Growth

± 14.2%

Households in Rice County, KS have a median annual income of $48,333, 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 $46,335 in 2016, which represents a 4.31% 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 Rice 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 Rice 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 Rice 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.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rice 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.

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 9673

  2. Census Tract 9672

  3. Census Tract 9671

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rice County, KS was Census Tract 9673 with a value of $51,888, followed by Census Tract 9672 and Census Tract 9671, with respective values of $51,729 and $42,283.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rice 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

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rice County, KS (1.5k out of 9.16k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    1,376 ± 177

  2. Hispanic

    222 ± 93

  3. Two Or More

    47 ± 80

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

4.76k

2017 Value

± 324

-1.06%

1 Year decline

± 9.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rice County, KS declined at a rate of -1.06%, from 4.81k employees to 4.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rice County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (548 people), Management Occupations (505 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (469 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rice County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rice County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (548 people), Management Occupations (505 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (469 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rice County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.24 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (2.11 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.89 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rice County, KS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($100,147), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,917), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.76k

2017 Value

± 324

-1.06%

1 Year decline

± 9.56%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rice County, KS declined at a rate of -1.06%, from 4.81k employees to 4.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rice County, KS, are Educational Services (781 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (691 people), and Manufacturing (642 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rice County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Rice 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 Rice County, KS, by number of employees, are Educational Services (781 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (691 people), and Manufacturing (642 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rice County, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.18 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.7 times), and Utilities (1.98 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rice County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($81,250), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,875), and Wholesale Trade ($50,052).

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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.

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

88.4% of the population of Rice County, KS has health coverage, with 50.2% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 13.5% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.18% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Rice County, KS see 2494 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.3% decrease from the previous year (3338 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3277 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4916 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

2,494 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rice County, KS see an average of 2,494 patients per year. This represents a 25.3% decrease from the previous year (3,338 patients).

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

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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

11.6%

Uninsured

50.2%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

13.5%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.18%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rice County, KS declined by 6.04% from 12.3% to 11.6%.

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

Rice County, KS is home to a population of 9.87k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.69% of Rice County, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Rice County, KS is composed of 8.29k White Alone residents (84%), 1.11k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.2%), 199 Two or More Races residents (2.02%), 164 Black or African American Alone residents (1.66%), 64 Asian Alone residents (0.649%), 27 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.274%), 16 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.162%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rice County, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (605 speakers), German (29 speakers), and African Languages (20 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.1

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 16.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rice County, KS was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Rice County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Rice County, KS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.69%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 3.69% of Rice 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 Rice County, KS was 3.7%, 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 Rice County, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Rice County, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Rice County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rice County, KS was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.29k ± 7

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.11k ± 209

  3. Two or More Races

    199 ± 56.4

In 2017, there were 7.47 times more White Alone residents (8.29k people) in Rice County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.11k Hispanic or Latino and 199 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 Rice County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    605 speakers (6.48%)

  2. German

    29 speakers (0.311%)

  3. African Languages

    20 speakers (0.214%)

7.96% of Rice 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 Rice County, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 6.48% of the overall population of Rice County, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.311% speak German and 0.214% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    234 ± 66

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    99 ± 56

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    54 ± 27

Rice County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rice County, KS awarded 144 degrees. The student population of Rice County, KS is skewed towards men, with 362 male students and 316 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rice County, KS are White (117 and 81.3%), followed by Black or African American (15 and 10.4%), Hispanic or Latino (8 and 5.56%), and Asian (3 and 2.08%).

The largest universities in Rice County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Sterling College (144 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rice County, KS are Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (22 and 15.3%), Athletic Trainer (14 and 9.72%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (13 and 9.03%).

The median tuition costs in Rice County, KS are $23,400 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rice County, KS was Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

144 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,400

Median Private

In 2016, the Rice County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sterling College with 144 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

72

Degrees Awarded to Men

72

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 72 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rice County, KS, which is 1 times approximately the same the 72 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

    117 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    15 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    8 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rice County, KS were to White students. These 117 degrees mean that there were 7.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 15 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rice County, KS was $74,800 in 2017, which is 0.344 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $74,200 to $74,800, a 0.809% increase. The homeownership rate in Rice County, KS is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rice County, KS have an average commute time of 16.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rice 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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$48,333

Median Household Income

± $5,611

3.93k

Number of Households

± 286

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.93k households in Rice County, KS grew to $48,333 from the previous year's value of $46,335.

The following chart displays the households in Rice 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

$74,800

2017 Median

± $5,136

$74,200

2016 Median

± $4,760

In 2017, the median property value in Rice County, KS grew to to $74,800 from the previous year's value of $74,200.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

73.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Rice County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.7%.

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

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Commute Time

16.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rice County, KS have a shorter commute time (16.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Rice County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.7%

  2. Carpooled

    12.2%

  3. Walked

    5.92%

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

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