Seward County, KS

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2021 Population
22,223
1.47% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
30.2
1% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
13.8%
1.31% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$51,809
4.89% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$109,400
1.62% 1-year decline
2021 Employed Population
10,834
2.83% 1-year growth

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In 2021, Seward County, KS had a population of 22.2k people with a median age of 30.2 and a median household income of $51,809. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Seward County, KS grew from 21,902 to 22,223, a 1.47% increase and its median household income grew from $49,395 to $51,809, a 4.89% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Seward County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (29.1%), White (Hispanic) (23.8%), Other (Hispanic) (23.8%), Two+ (Hispanic) (14.7%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.51%).

None of the households in Seward County, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

82.2% of the residents in Seward County, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seward County, KS are Seward County Community College (409 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Seward County, KS was $109,400, and the homeownership rate was 63.8%.

Most people in Seward County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Seward County, KS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Seward County, KS is home to a population of 22.2k people, from which 82.2% are citizens. As of 2021, 29% of Seward County, KS residents were born outside of the country (6.43k people).

In 2021, there were 1.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.46k people) in Seward County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.29k White (Hispanic) and 5.29k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

82.2%
2021 Citizenship
80.4%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 82.2% of Seward County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Seward County, KS was 80.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Seward County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.46k ± 58
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.29k ± 926
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    5.29k ± 1.03k
63.1%
Hispanic Population
14k people

In 2021, there were 1.22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.46k people) in Seward County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.29k White (Hispanic) and 5.29k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

63.1% of the people in Seward County, KS are hispanic (14k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Seward County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    81,246 ± 6,900 people
  2. India
    14,367 ± 2,936 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,893 ± 2,558 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 81,246 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,367 and Vietnam with 10,893.

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Foreign-Born Population

29%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.43k people
29.9%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
6.54k people

As of 2021, 29% of Seward County, KS residents (6.43k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Seward County, KS was 29.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    180 ± 78
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    57 ± 47
  3. Korea
    38 ± 35

Seward County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Seward County, KS employs 10.8k people. The largest industries in Seward County, KS are Manufacturing (2,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,174 people), and Educational Services (1,138 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($66,492), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($62,250), and Public Administration ($50,335).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,980. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

10.8k
2021 Value
± 853
2.83%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Seward County, KS grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 10.5k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seward County, KS, are Production Occupations (1,681 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,100 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (960 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seward County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.8k
2021 Value
± 853
2.83%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Seward County, KS grew at a rate of 2.83%, from 10.5k employees to 10.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seward County, KS, are Manufacturing (2,486 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,174 people), and Educational Services (1,138 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seward County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Seward County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,517
Median earning men ± $2,241
$26,423
Median earning women ± $1,138

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,210), Public Administration ($51,250), and Wholesale Trade ($48,214).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Construction ($55,000), Public Administration ($46,827), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 200
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 130
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 107
    Retail Trade

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $51.5k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $36.1k
    Wholesale Trade
  3. $33.9k
    Retail Trade

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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. $21B
  2. $17B
  3. $14B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $21B, followed by Meat/seafood ($17B) and Cereal grains ($14B).

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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$221B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
83.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 83.5% to $406B by 2050.

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. $18.5B
  2. $14.8B
  3. $13.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $18.5B, followed by Texas with $14.8B and Nebraska and $13.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Seward County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 63.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.68%).

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Seward County, KS awarded 409 degrees. The student population of Seward County, KS in 2021 is skewed towards women, with 1,370 male students and 1,958 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seward County, KS are Hispanic or Latino (258 and 65.8%), followed by White (102 and 26%), Black or African American (8 and 2.04%), and Unknown (8 and 2.04%).

The largest universities in Seward County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Seward County Community College (409 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Seward County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (123 and 30.1%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (68 and 16.6%), and Registered Nursing (28 and 6.85%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2021 there were 3,328 students enrolled in Seward County, KS, 41.2% men and 58.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 1,686 records, of which 61.1% were women and 38.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 123 degree-majors awarded
  2. 28 degree-majors awarded
  3. 8 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Seward County, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 123 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
409 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Seward County Community College with 409 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2021, 160 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seward County, KS, which is 0.643 times less than the 249 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 258 degrees mean that there were 2.53 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 102 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,304) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,344) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Public, 2-year ($1,440) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.762% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.709% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (598k), Some college (550k), and Bachelors Degree (446k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Seward County, KS was $109,400 in 2021, which is 0.447 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $111,200 to $109,400, a 1.62% decrease. The homeownership rate in Seward County, KS is 63.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Seward County, KS have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Seward County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Seward County, KS is $51,809. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Seward County, KS was Census Tract 9657 with a value of $68,125, followed by Census Tract 9656 and Census Tract 9658, with respective values of $58,854 and $56,399.

In 2022, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Seward County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.73%.

Property

$109,400
Median Property Value 2021
±$5,337
$4,627
Median Property Taxes
±$474

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Seward County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Seward County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

63.8%
Homeownership
2021
66.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 63.8% of the housing units in Seward County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9657
  2. Census Tract 9656
  3. Census Tract 9658

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seward County, KS was Census Tract 9657 with a value of $68,125, followed by Census Tract 9656 and Census Tract 9658, with respective values of $58,854 and $56,399.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,809
Median Household Income
± $4,531
7.25k
Number of Households
± 685

In 2021, the median household income of the 7.25k households in Seward County, KS grew to $51,809 from the previous year's value of $49,395.

The following chart displays the households in Seward 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Seward County, KS is from Kansas.
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2021, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.555% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (74%)
  2. Carpooled (18.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.84%)

In 2021, 74% of workers in Seward County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (18.3%) and those who worked at home (3.84%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seward County, KS have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Seward County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Seward County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seward County, KS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16.3% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Seward County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.73%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seward County, KS (3.02k out of 21.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Seward County, KS is Hispanic, followed by White 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 15% of the children was living in poverty in Seward County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 299 in Seward County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 118 per 100,000 population.

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85.5% of the population of Seward County, KS has health coverage, with 51.5% on employee plans, 15.4% on Medicaid, 8% on Medicare, 9.85% on non-group plans, and 0.844% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Seward County, KS see 2678 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.62% decrease from the previous year (2722 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3005 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1052 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,678 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Seward County, KS

Primary care physicians in Seward County, KS see an average of 2,678 patients per year. This represents a 1.62% decrease from the previous year (2,722 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Seward County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 33.6% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.57% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.3% were men and 48.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

14.5%
Uninsured
51.5%
Employer Coverage
15.4%
Medicaid
8%
Medicare
9.85%
Non-Group
0.844%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seward County, KS declined by 10.3% from 16.1% to 14.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.1 in Seward County, KS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.8% in Seward County, KS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 19.7% in Seward County, KS.

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