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0.12% growth
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0.9% growth
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The economy of Saline County, KS employs 28,311 people. The economy of Saline County, KS is specialized in Manufacturing; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Management of Companies & Enterprises, which employ respectively 1.92; 1.52; and 1.16 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Saline County, KS are Manufacturing (5,649), Healthcare & Social Assistance (3,807), and Retail trade (3,251), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($35,676), Educational Services ($32,558), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($32,188).

Median household income in Saline County, KS is $47,801. Males in Saline County, KS have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,240. The income inequality of Saline County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Saline County, KS. In Saline County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 84 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,930. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Saline County, KS is home to a population of 55,735 people, from which 96.8% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Saline County, KS is composed of 45,070 White residents (80.9%), 5,873 Hispanic residents (10.5%), 1,745 Black residents (3.13%), 1,383 Asian residents (2.48%), and 1,324 Two+ residents (2.38%). The most common foreign languages in Saline County, KS are Spanish (3,682 speakers), Vietnamese (359 speakers), and German (290 speakers), but compared to other places, Saline County, KS has a relative high number of Laotian (268 speakers), German (290 speakers), and Vietnamese (359 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Saline County, KS awarded 748 degrees. The student population of Saline County, KS is skewed towards females, with 242 male students and 506 female students. Most students in Saline County, KS are White (580 and 77.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (73 and 9.8%), Black or African American (51 and 6.82%), and Asian (11 and 1.47%). The largest universities in Saline County, KS by number of graduates are Salina Area Technical College (330 and 44.1%), Kansas Wesleyan University (199 and 26.6%), and Brown Mackie College-Salina (182 and 24.3%). The most popular majors in Saline County, KS are Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (139 and 18.6%), Medication Aide (26 and 3.48%), and Emergency Care Attendant (EMT Ambulance) (17 and 2.27%). The median tuition costs in Saline County, KS are N/A for private four year colleges, and $26,600 and $26,600 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Saline County, KS is $122,200, which is 0.63 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value increased from $120,400 to $122,200, a 1.5% increase. The homeownership rate of Saline County, KS is 65.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Saline County, KS have an average commute time of 14 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Saline County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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