Russell County, KS

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Population

6,987

0.0143% decline

Median Age

48.7


Median Household Income

$48,427

13.5% growth

Poverty Rate

13.8%


Number of Employees

3,387

2.22% decline

Median Property Value

$90,100

5.88% growth

About

In 2017, Russell County, KS had a population of 6.99k people with a median age of 48.7 and a median household income of $48,427. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Russell County, KS declined from 6,988 to 6,987, a -0.0143% decrease and its median household income grew from $42,656 to $48,427, a 13.5% increase.

The population of Russell County, KS is 93.2% White Alone, 2.76% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.67% Two or More Races. 2.8% of the people in Russell County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Russell County, KS is $90,100, and the homeownership rate is 76.4%. Most people in Russell County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Russell County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Russell County, KS employs 3.39k people. The largest industries in Russell County, KS are Manufacturing (540 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (486 people), and Educational Services (378 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($76,818), Information ($72,904), and Wholesale Trade ($52,685).

Median household income in Russell County, KS is $48,427. Males in Russell 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 Russell County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,427

2017 value

± $3,823

13.5%

1 Year Growth

± 17.6%

Households in Russell County, KS have a median annual income of $48,427, 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 $42,656 in 2016, which represents a 13.5% 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 Russell 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 Russell 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 Russell 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 Russell County, KS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Russell 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 9739

  2. Census Tract 9738

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Russell County, KS was Census Tract 9739 with a value of $45,463, followed by Census Tract 9738 and N/A, with respective values of $35,507 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Russell County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Russell County, KS (945 out of 6.87k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 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

    757 ± 189

  2. Black

    60 ± 102

  3. Two Or More

    53 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Russell County, KS is White, followed by Black 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

3.39k

2017 Value

± 387

-2.22%

1 Year decline

± 16.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Russell County, KS declined at a rate of -2.22%, from 3.46k employees to 3.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Russell County, KS, are Production Occupations (461 people), Management Occupations (408 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (313 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Russell County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Russell County, KS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (461 people), Management Occupations (408 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (313 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Russell County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.75 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.35 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (2.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Russell County, KS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,882), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($62,500), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,923).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.39k

2017 Value

± 387

-2.22%

1 Year decline

± 16.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Russell County, KS declined at a rate of -2.22%, from 3.46k employees to 3.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Russell County, KS, are Manufacturing (540 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (486 people), and Educational Services (378 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Russell County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Russell 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 Russell County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (540 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (486 people), and Educational Services (378 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Russell County, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.21 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.51 times), and Utilities (2.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Russell County, KS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($76,818), Information ($72,904), and Wholesale Trade ($52,685).

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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

93.1% of the population of Russell County, KS has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 18.9% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Russell County, KS see 2346 patients per year on average, which represents a 66.3% decrease from the previous year (6956 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6988 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

2,346 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Russell County, KS see an average of 2,346 patients per year. This represents a 66.3% decrease from the previous year (6,956 patients).

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

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

6.86%

Uninsured

41.7%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

17.8%

Medicare

18.9%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Russell County, KS declined by 21.7% from 8.77% to 6.86%.

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

Russell County, KS is home to a population of 6.99k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.13% of Russell County, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Russell County, KS is composed of 6.51k White Alone residents (93.2%), 193 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.76%), 117 Two or More Races residents (1.67%), 87 Black or African American Alone residents (1.25%), 68 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.973%), 11 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.157%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Russell County, KS are German (92 speakers), Spanish or Spanish Creole (64 speakers), and Other Pacific Island Languages (22 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.9

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 36

In 2017, the median age of all people in Russell County, KS was 48.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Russell County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Russell County, KS residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.13%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.873%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.13% of Russell 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 Russell County, KS was 0.873%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Russell County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Russell County, KS was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.51k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    193 ± 70.4

  3. Two or More Races

    117 ± 44.6

In 2017, there were 33.7 times more White Alone residents (6.51k people) in Russell County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 193 Hispanic or Latino and 117 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 Russell County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    92 speakers (1.4%)

  2. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    64 speakers (0.975%)

  3. Other Pacific Island Languages

    22 speakers (0.335%)

2.8% of Russell 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 Russell County, KS was German. 1.4% of the overall population of Russell County, KS are native German speakers. 0.975% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole and 0.335% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    180 ± 67

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    122 ± 97

  3. Korea

    40 ± 38

Russell County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Russell County, KS was $90,100 in 2017, which is 0.414 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,100 to $90,100, a 5.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Russell County, KS is 76.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Russell County, KS have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Russell 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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$48,427

Median Household Income

± $3,823

3.16k

Number of Households

± 351

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.16k households in Russell County, KS grew to $48,427 from the previous year's value of $42,656.

The following chart displays the households in Russell 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

$90,100

2017 Median

± $6,352

$85,100

2016 Median

± $5,153

In 2017, the median property value in Russell County, KS grew to to $90,100 from the previous year's value of $85,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Russell 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 Russell County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.4%

2017 Homeownership

74.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.4% of the housing units in Russell County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.7%.

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

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Commute Time

14.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Russell County, KS have a shorter commute time (14.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.3% of the workforce in Russell County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.6%

  2. Carpooled

    5.84%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.41%

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

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