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6.8% decline
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5.3% growth
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6.95% decline
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6.14% growth


The economy of Silver Lake, KS employs 776 people. The economy of Silver Lake, KS is specialized in Management of Companies & Enterprises; Utilities; and Public Admin., which employ respectively 5.71; 2.78; and 2.37 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Silver Lake, KS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (121), Manufacturing (97), and Finance & Insurance (87), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($91,563), Utilities ($72,143), and Educational Services ($37,250).

Median household income in Silver Lake, KS is $64,167. Males in Silver Lake, KS have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,985. The income inequality of Silver Lake, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.412 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 Silver Lake, KS. In Shawnee 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 70 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,374. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Silver Lake, KS is from the county of Shawnee County, KS.

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Silver Lake, KS is home to a population of 1,659 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Silver Lake, KS is composed of 1,547 White residents (93.2%), 69 Hispanic residents (4.16%), 16 Native residents (0.96%), 14 Black residents (0.84%), and 10 Two+ residents (0.6%). The most common foreign languages in Silver Lake, KS are Spanish (11 speakers), German (9 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers), but compared to other places, Silver Lake, KS has a relative high number of German (9 speakers), Spanish (11 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Topeka, KS Metro Area awarded 2,852 degrees. The student population of Topeka, KS Metro Area is skewed towards females, with 929 male students and 1,923 female students. Most students in Topeka, KS Metro Area are White (1,430 and 50.1%), followed by Unknown (882 and 30.9%), Hispanic or Latino (212 and 7.43%), and Black or African American (155 and 5.43%). The largest universities in Topeka, KS Metro Area by number of graduates are Washburn University (1,424 and 49.9%), Washburn Institute of Technology (1,080 and 37.9%), and Marinello Schools of Beauty-Topeka (197 and 6.91%). The most popular majors in Topeka, KS Metro Area are Registered Nursing (136 and 4.77%), Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration (47 and 1.65%), and Elementary Education & Teaching (44 and 1.54%). The median tuition costs in Topeka, KS Metro Area are N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,644 and $17,276 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 Silver Lake, KS is $148,700, which is 0.73 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $140,100 to $148,700, a 6.14% increase. The homeownership rate of Silver Lake, KS is 71.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Silver Lake, KS have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Silver Lake, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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