Sheridan County, KS

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Population

2,497

0.991% decline

Median Age

44.7


Median Household Income

$56,607

11.4% growth

Poverty Rate

4.82%


Number of Employees

1,219

3.94% decline

Median Property Value

$101,000

10.5% growth

About

In 2017, Sheridan County, KS had a population of 2.5k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $56,607. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sheridan County, KS declined from 2,522 to 2,497, a -0.991% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,822 to $56,607, a 11.4% increase.

The population of Sheridan County, KS is 93.8% White Alone, 4.37% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.24% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Sheridan County, KS speak a non-English language, and 97.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sheridan County, KS is $101,000, and the homeownership rate is 77.7%. Most people in Sheridan County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13 minutes. The average car ownership in Sheridan County, KS is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sheridan County, KS employs 1.22k people. The largest industries in Sheridan County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (331 people), Educational Services (122 people), and Construction (114 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,278), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,188), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($46,563).

Median household income in Sheridan County, KS is $56,607. Males in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,607

2017 value

± $9,624

11.4%

1 Year Growth

± 18%

Households in Sheridan County, KS have a median annual income of $56,607, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $50,822 in 2016, which represents a 11.4% 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 Sheridan 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9526

  2. Census Tract 9527

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sheridan County, KS was Census Tract 9526 with a value of $60,156, followed by Census Tract 9527 and N/A, with respective values of $56,354 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sheridan County, KS (119 out of 2.47k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 12 - 14 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    107 ± 51

  2. Hispanic

    29 ± 48

  3. Other

    7 ± 50

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sheridan 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

1.22k

2017 Value

± 134

-3.94%

1 Year decline

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sheridan County, KS declined at a rate of -3.94%, from 1.27k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sheridan County, KS, are Management Occupations (280 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (129 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (91 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (280 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (129 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (91 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sheridan County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (10.4 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.26 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sheridan County, KS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($118,750), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($56,250), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($51,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.22k

2017 Value

± 134

-3.94%

1 Year decline

± 15.7%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sheridan County, KS declined at a rate of -3.94%, from 1.27k employees to 1.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sheridan County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (331 people), Educational Services (122 people), and Construction (114 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Sheridan County, KS, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (331 people), Educational Services (122 people), and Construction (114 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sheridan County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (23 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.62 times), and Construction (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sheridan County, KS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,278), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,188), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services ($46,563).

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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. $30B

  2. $25B

  3. $23.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $30B, followed by Cereal grains ($25B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.3B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 35% 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. $27.7B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $27.7B, followed by Texas with $19.5B and Nebraska and $18.5B.

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

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Health

90.1% of the population of Sheridan County, KS has health coverage, with 36.5% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 17.5% on Medicare, 23.5% on non-group plans, and 0.567% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sheridan County, KS see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2509 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sheridan County, KS see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

9.92%

Uninsured

36.5%

Employer Coverage

12.1%

Medicaid

17.5%

Medicare

23.5%

Non-Group

0.567%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sheridan County, KS declined by 2.65% from 10.2% to 9.92%.

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

Sheridan County, KS is home to a population of 2.5k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.24% of Sheridan County, KS residents were born outside of the country (81 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sheridan County, KS is composed of 2.34k White Alone residents (93.8%), 109 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.37%), 31 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.24%), 12 Black or African American Alone residents (0.481%), 2 Two or More Races residents (0.0801%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.6

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sheridan County, KS was 44.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Sheridan County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Sheridan County, KS residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.24%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

81 people

2.85%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

72 people

As of 2017, 3.24% of Sheridan County, KS residents (81 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 Sheridan County, KS was 2.85%, 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

97.4%

2017 Citizenship

97.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.4% of Sheridan County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sheridan County, KS was 97.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.34k ± 37

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    109 ± 37.4

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    31 ± 36

In 2017, there were 21.5 times more White Alone residents (2.34k people) in Sheridan County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 109 Hispanic or Latino and 31 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    108 ± 29

  2. Korea

    20 ± 15

  3. World War II

    18 ± 13

Sheridan County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sheridan County, KS was $101,000 in 2017, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,400 to $101,000, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Sheridan County, KS is 77.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sheridan County, KS have an average commute time of 13 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sheridan County, KS is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$101,000

2017 Median

± $8,003

$91,400

2016 Median

± $8,421

In 2017, the median property value in Sheridan County, KS grew to to $101,000 from the previous year's value of $91,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sheridan 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 Sheridan County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$56,607

Median Household Income

± $9,624

1.14k

Number of Households

± 127

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.14k households in Sheridan County, KS grew to $56,607 from the previous year's value of $50,822.

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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sheridan County, KS 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.

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Rent vs Own

77.7%

2017 Homeownership

77.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.7% of the housing units in Sheridan County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sheridan County, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

13 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sheridan County, KS have a shorter commute time (13 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Sheridan County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73%

  2. Walked

    11.6%

  3. Carpooled

    10.3%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sheridan County, KS was Drove Alone (73%), followed by those who Walked (11.6%) and those who Carpooled (10.3%).

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Transportation

Car Ownership

3 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 3 cars, followed by 2 cars.

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