Sheridan County, KS

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2022 Population
2,450
0.366% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.5
1.16% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
7.72%
18.4% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$66,719
3.24% 1-year decline
2022 Median Property Value
$134,900
11.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sheridan County, KS had a population of 2.45k people with a median age of 42.5 and a median household income of $66,719. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sheridan County, KS declined from 2,459 to 2,450, a −0.366% decrease and its median household income declined from $68,952 to $66,719, a −3.24% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sheridan County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), Other (Hispanic) (3.35%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%), and White (Hispanic) (0.49%).

None of the households in Sheridan 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.

96.9% of the residents in Sheridan County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Sheridan County, KS was $134,900, and the homeownership rate was 73.6%.

Most people in Sheridan County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 15.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sheridan County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sheridan County, KS is home to a population of 2.45k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.51% of Sheridan County, KS residents were born outside of the country (86 people).

In 2022, there were 27.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.25k people) in Sheridan County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82 Other (Hispanic) and 52 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Sheridan County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sheridan County, KS was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sheridan County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.25k ± 11
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    82 ± 70
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    52 ± 57.3
5.96%
Hispanic Population
146 people

In 2022, there were 27.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.25k people) in Sheridan County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82 Other (Hispanic) and 52 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.96% of the people in Sheridan County, KS are hispanic (146 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.51%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
86 people
2.24%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
55 people

As of 2022, 3.51% of Sheridan County, KS residents (86 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sheridan County, KS was 2.24%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    63 ± 35
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    20 ± 23
  3. World War II
    11 ± 7

Sheridan County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sheridan County, KS employs 1.37k people. The largest industries in Sheridan County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (409 people), Retail Trade (208 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (204 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,042), Transportation & Warehousing ($76,042), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($67,500).

Occupations

1.37k
2022 Value
± 142
−0.582%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sheridan County, KS declined at a rate of −0.582%, from 1.38k employees to 1.37k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sheridan County, KS, are Management Occupations (300 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (132 people), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (105 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.37k
2022 Value
± 142
−0.582%
1 Year decline
± 15%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sheridan County, KS declined at a rate of −0.582%, from 1.38k employees to 1.37k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sheridan County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (409 people), Retail Trade (208 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (204 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sheridan County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Sheridan 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

$49,038
Median earning men ± $7,536
$35,600
Median earning women ± $4,204

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,667), Information ($75,938), and Wholesale Trade ($60,313).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($79,861), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($56,250), and Manufacturing ($50,385).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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. 33
    Wholesale Trade
  2. 27
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 20
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Sheridan County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 88.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.2%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

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.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sheridan County, KS was $134,900 in 2022, which is 0.479 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $121,100 to $134,900, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Sheridan County, KS is 73.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sheridan County, KS have an average commute time of 15.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sheridan County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$134,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$24,422
$743
Median Property Taxes
±$99

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 Sheridan County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.6% of the housing units in Sheridan County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.7%.

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Income by Location

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

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Household Income

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$66,719
Median Household Income
± $13,594
1.01k
Number of Households
± 116

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.01k households in Sheridan County, KS declined from $66,719 from the previous year's value of $68,952.

The following chart displays the households in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (67.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (13.2%)
  3. Walked (11.2%)

In 2022, 67.6% of workers in Sheridan County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13.2%) and those who walked to work (11.2%).

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

15.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sheridan County, KS have a shorter commute time (15.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0.854% of the workforce in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sheridan County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.72% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sheridan County, KS (186 out of 2.41k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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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Health

94.6% of the population of Sheridan County, KS has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 7.32% on Medicaid, 18.6% on Medicare, 20.1% on non-group plans, and 0.331% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 15.3% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 50.8% were men and 49.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.42%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
7.32%
Medicaid
18.6%
Medicare
20.1%
Non-Group
0.331%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sheridan County, KS declined by 9.83% from 6.01% to 5.42%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 37.2% in Sheridan County, KS.

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