Rush County, KS

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Population

3,119

0.795% decline

Median Age

47.9


Median Household Income

$43,594

7.92% growth

Poverty Rate

6.69%


Number of Employees

1,505

0.2% growth

Median Property Value

$69,900

4.8% growth

About

In 2017, Rush County, KS had a population of 3.12k people with a median age of 47.9 and a median household income of $43,594. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rush County, KS declined from 3,144 to 3,119, a -0.795% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,395 to $43,594, a 7.92% increase.

The population of Rush County, KS is 94.3% White Alone, 3.08% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.7% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Rush County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Rush County, KS is $69,900, and the homeownership rate is 77.8%. Most people in Rush County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Rush County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rush County, KS employs 1.51k people. The largest industries in Rush County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (230 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (176 people), and Educational Services (153 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($70,125), Transportation & Warehousing ($68,333), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750).

Median household income in Rush County, KS is $43,594. Males in Rush 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 Rush County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,594

2017 value

± $6,991

7.92%

1 Year Growth

± 21.9%

Households in Rush County, KS have a median annual income of $43,594, 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 $40,395 in 2016, which represents a 7.92% 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 Rush 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 9721

  2. Census Tract 9722

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rush County, KS was Census Tract 9721 with a value of $45,855, followed by Census Tract 9722 and N/A, with respective values of $35,943 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Rush 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

6.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rush County, KS (204 out of 3.05k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    172 ± 51

  2. Hispanic

    27 ± 55

  3. Other

    16 ± 52

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

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

1.51k

2017 Value

± 139

0.2%

1 Year growth

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rush County, KS grew at a rate of 0.2%, from 1.5k employees to 1.51k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rush County, KS, are Management Occupations (234 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (180 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (140 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rush County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rush County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (234 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (180 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (140 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rush County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.66 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.34 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (2.17 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rush County, KS, by median earnings, are Transportation Occupations ($60,417), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,263), and Protective Service Occupations ($60,066).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.51k

2017 Value

± 139

0.2%

1 Year growth

± 12.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rush County, KS grew at a rate of 0.2%, from 1.5k employees to 1.51k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rush County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (230 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (176 people), and Educational Services (153 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rush County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Rush 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 Rush County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (230 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (176 people), and Educational Services (153 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rush County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (9.89 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.66 times), and Public Administration (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rush County, KS, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($70,125), Transportation & Warehousing ($68,333), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,750).

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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

92.7% of the population of Rush County, KS has health coverage, with 45.1% on employee plans, 6.33% on Medicaid, 19.3% on Medicare, 20.2% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Rush County, KS see 3130 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.1% decrease from the previous year (3197 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3058 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

3,130 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rush County, KS see an average of 3,130 patients per year. This represents a 2.1% decrease from the previous year (3,197 patients).

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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

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

7.34%

Uninsured

45.1%

Employer Coverage

6.33%

Medicaid

19.3%

Medicare

20.2%

Non-Group

1.8%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rush County, KS declined by 9.61% from 8.12% to 7.34%.

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

Rush County, KS is home to a population of 3.12k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.73% of Rush County, KS residents were born outside of the country (54 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Rush County, KS is composed of 2.94k White Alone residents (94.3%), 96 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.08%), 53 Two or More Races residents (1.7%), 19 Asian Alone residents (0.609%), 7 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.224%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0962%), 1 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0321%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

57

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rush County, KS was 47.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 57. But people in Rush County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Rush County, KS residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.73%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

54 people

1.49%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

47 people

As of 2017, 1.73% of Rush County, KS residents (54 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 Rush County, KS was 1.49%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Rush County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rush County, KS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.94k ± 100

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    96 ± 47.1

  3. Two or More Races

    53 ± 23.3

In 2017, there were 30.6 times more White Alone residents (2.94k people) in Rush County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 96 Hispanic or Latino and 53 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 Rush 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 Rush 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 Rush County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Rush 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

    83 ± 28

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    42 ± 29

  3. Korea

    28 ± 13

Rush County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.98 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rush County, KS was $69,900 in 2017, which is 0.321 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $66,700 to $69,900, a 4.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Rush County, KS is 77.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rush County, KS have an average commute time of 17.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rush 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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$43,594

Median Household Income

± $6,991

1.43k

Number of Households

± 127

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.43k households in Rush County, KS grew to $43,594 from the previous year's value of $40,395.

The following chart displays the households in Rush 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

$69,900

2017 Median

± $8,762

$66,700

2016 Median

± $6,428

In 2017, the median property value in Rush County, KS grew to to $69,900 from the previous year's value of $66,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rush 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 Rush 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 Rush County, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rush County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.8%

2017 Homeownership

77.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.8% of the housing units in Rush County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.8%.

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

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Commute Time

17.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rush County, KS have a shorter commute time (17.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.98% of the workforce in Rush County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.2%

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

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