Sherman County, KS

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Population

5,999

0.646% decline

Median Age

38.5


Median Household Income

$52,030

10.6% growth

Poverty Rate

16.5%


Number of Employees

2,866

2.38% decline

Median Property Value

$86,300

7.34% growth

About

In 2017, Sherman County, KS had a population of 6k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $52,030. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sherman County, KS declined from 6,038 to 5,999, a -0.646% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,036 to $52,030, a 10.6% increase.

The population of Sherman County, KS is 84.8% White Alone, 12% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.85% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Sherman County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sherman County, KS are Northwest Kansas Technical College (270 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Sherman County, KS is $86,300, and the homeownership rate is 65.3%. Most people in Sherman County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Sherman County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Sherman County, KS employs 2.87k people. The largest industries in Sherman County, KS are Educational Services (358 people), Retail Trade (305 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (290 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($52,310), Wholesale Trade ($49,245), and Public Administration ($45,865).

Median household income in Sherman County, KS is $52,030. Males in Sherman 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 Sherman County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$52,030

2017 value

± $3,602

10.6%

1 Year Growth

± 13.1%

Households in Sherman County, KS have a median annual income of $52,030, 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 $47,036 in 2016, which represents a 10.6% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas 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 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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sherman 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 4537

  2. Census Tract 4536

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sherman County, KS was Census Tract 4537 with a value of $52,908, followed by Census Tract 4536 and N/A, with respective values of $51,223 and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sherman 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

16.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sherman County, KS (969 out of 5.87k 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 Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    741 ± 219

  2. Hispanic

    346 ± 162

  3. Other

    179 ± 149

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

2.87k

2017 Value

± 409

-2.38%

1 Year decline

± 20.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sherman County, KS declined at a rate of -2.38%, from 2.94k employees to 2.87k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sherman County, KS, are Management Occupations (509 people), Sales & Related Occupations (392 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (319 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sherman County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sherman County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (509 people), Sales & Related Occupations (392 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (319 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sherman County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (3.24 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.07 times), and Management Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sherman County, KS, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($83,194), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($55,603), and Protective Service Occupations ($55,603).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.87k

2017 Value

± 409

-2.38%

1 Year decline

± 20.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sherman County, KS declined at a rate of -2.38%, from 2.94k employees to 2.87k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sherman County, KS, are Educational Services (358 people), Retail Trade (305 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (290 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sherman County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Sherman 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 Sherman County, KS, by number of employees, are Educational Services (358 people), Retail Trade (305 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (290 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sherman County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (8.38 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.49 times), and Information (2.15 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sherman County, KS, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($52,310), Wholesale Trade ($49,245), and Public Administration ($45,865).

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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 ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($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

91.7% of the population of Sherman County, KS has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.08% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sherman County, KS see 2992 patients per year on average, which represents a 46.9% increase from the previous year (2037 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1988 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2982 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

2,992 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sherman County, KS see an average of 2,992 patients per year. This represents a 46.9% increase from the previous year (2,037 patients).

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

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

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Access and Quality

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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

8.25%

Uninsured

46.5%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

15.1%

Non-Group

1.08%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sherman County, KS grew by 19.5% from 6.91% to 8.25%.

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

Sherman County, KS is home to a population of 6k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.2% of Sherman County, KS residents were born outside of the country (192 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sherman County, KS is composed of 5.09k White Alone residents (84.8%), 717 Hispanic or Latino residents (12%), 111 Asian Alone residents (1.85%), 52 Two or More Races residents (0.867%), 19 Black or African American Alone residents (0.317%), 10 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.167%), 2 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0333%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sherman County, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 2

35

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sherman County, KS was 38.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Sherman County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sherman County, KS residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

192 people

2.57%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

155 people

As of 2017, 3.2% of Sherman County, KS residents (192 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 Sherman County, KS was 2.57%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Sherman County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sherman County, KS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.09k ± 8

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    717 ± 298

  3. Asian Alone

    111 ± 89

In 2017, there were 7.1 times more White Alone residents (5.09k people) in Sherman County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 717 Hispanic or Latino and 111 Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sherman County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Sherman County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Sherman County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sherman County, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    151 ± 78

  2. Korea

    46 ± 42

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    38 ± 43

Sherman County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.28 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sherman County, KS awarded 270 degrees. The student population of Sherman County, KS is skewed towards men, with 570 male students and 242 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sherman County, KS are White (167 and 65.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (53 and 20.9%), Black or African American (18 and 7.09%), and Two or More Races (11 and 4.33%).

The largest universities in Sherman County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Northwest Kansas Technical College (270 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sherman County, KS are Automobile Mechanics Technology (31 and 11.5%), General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (25 and 9.26%), and Diesel Mechanics Technology (23 and 8.52%).

The median tuition costs in Sherman County, KS are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 13 degrees awarded

  2. 12 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Sherman County, KS was Welding Technology with 13 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Sherman County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

270 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Sherman County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northwest Kansas Technical College with 270 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

181

Degrees Awarded to Men

89

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 181 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sherman County, KS, which is 2.03 times more than the 89 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    167 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    53 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    18 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sherman County, KS were to White students. These 167 degrees mean that there were 3.15 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 53 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sherman County, KS was $86,300 in 2017, which is 0.397 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $80,400 to $86,300, a 7.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Sherman County, KS is 65.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sherman County, KS have an average commute time of 14.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sherman 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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$52,030

Median Household Income

± $3,602

2.73k

Number of Households

± 358

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.73k households in Sherman County, KS grew to $52,030 from the previous year's value of $47,036.

The following chart displays the households in Sherman 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$86,300

2017 Median

± $8,669

$80,400

2016 Median

± $7,146

In 2017, the median property value in Sherman County, KS grew to to $86,300 from the previous year's value of $80,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sherman 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 Sherman County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.3%

2017 Homeownership

62.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.3% of the housing units in Sherman County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sherman 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 Sherman County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sherman County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sherman County, KS have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Sherman County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    6.62%

  3. Carpooled

    5.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sherman County, KS was Drove Alone (84.2%), followed by those who Worked At Home (6.62%) and those who Carpooled (5.14%).

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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