Stafford County, KS

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Population

4,251

0.77% decline

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$47,121

0.621% growth

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

2,032

1.26% decline

Median Property Value

$61,800

4.78% decline

About

In 2017, Stafford County, KS had a population of 4.25k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $47,121. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stafford County, KS declined from 4,284 to 4,251, a -0.77% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,830 to $47,121, a 0.621% increase.

The population of Stafford County, KS is 83.7% White Alone, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.02% Two or More Races. 12.7% of the people in Stafford County, KS speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Stafford County, KS is $61,800, and the homeownership rate is 83.8%. Most people in Stafford County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Stafford County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Stafford County, KS employs 2.03k people. The largest industries in Stafford County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (353 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (313 people), and Educational Services (245 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,107), Utilities ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,403).

Median household income in Stafford County, KS is $47,121. Males in Stafford 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 Stafford County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,121

2017 value

± $4,647

0.621%

1 Year Growth

± 11.6%

Households in Stafford County, KS have a median annual income of $47,121, 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 $46,830 in 2016, which represents a 0.621% 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 Stafford County, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Stafford County, KS 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 Stafford County, KS 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 Stafford County, KS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Stafford 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 4707

  2. Census Tract 4706

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stafford County, KS was Census Tract 4707 with a value of $51,103, followed by Census Tract 4706 and N/A, with respective values of $44,632 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stafford County, KS (591 out of 4.09k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    562 ± 81

  2. Hispanic

    192 ± 55

  3. Other

    22 ± 49

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

2.03k

2017 Value

± 152

-1.26%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stafford County, KS declined at a rate of -1.26%, from 2.06k employees to 2.03k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stafford County, KS, are Management Occupations (345 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (317 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (179 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stafford County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stafford County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (345 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (317 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (179 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stafford County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.53 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.99 times), and Management Occupations (1.67 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stafford County, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($78,750), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($78,500), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.03k

2017 Value

± 152

-1.26%

1 Year decline

± 10.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stafford County, KS declined at a rate of -1.26%, from 2.06k employees to 2.03k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stafford County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (353 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (313 people), and Educational Services (245 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stafford County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Stafford 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 Stafford County, KS, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (353 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (313 people), and Educational Services (245 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stafford County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (14.7 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (6.47 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.03 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stafford County, KS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,107), Utilities ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,403).

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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 with $24.1B and Coal-n.e.c. and $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

89.6% of the population of Stafford County, KS has health coverage, with 42% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 14.2% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 1.21% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Stafford County, KS see 2118 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.4% decrease from the previous year (2148 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4208 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2104 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

2,118 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Stafford County, KS see an average of 2,118 patients per year. This represents a 1.4% decrease from the previous year (2,148 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%).

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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

10.4%

Uninsured

42%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

14.2%

Medicare

16.1%

Non-Group

1.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stafford County, KS declined by 6.63% from 11.1% to 10.4%.

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

Stafford County, KS is home to a population of 4.25k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.67% of Stafford County, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Stafford County, KS is composed of 3.56k White Alone residents (83.7%), 566 Hispanic or Latino residents (13.3%), 86 Two or More Races residents (2.02%), 28 Black or African American Alone residents (0.659%), 10 Asian Alone residents (0.235%), 4 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0941%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Stafford County, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (492 speakers), Tagalog (12 speakers), and German (6 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stafford County, KS was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Stafford County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Stafford County, KS residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.67%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 5.67% of Stafford County, KS residents 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 Stafford County, KS was 6.05%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Stafford County, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Stafford County, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Stafford County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stafford County, KS was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.56k ± 10

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    566 ± 45.8

  3. Two or More Races

    86 ± 31.6

In 2017, there were 6.28 times more White Alone residents (3.56k people) in Stafford County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 566 Hispanic or Latino and 86 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    492 speakers (12%)

  2. Tagalog

    12 speakers (0.293%)

  3. German

    6 speakers (0.146%)

12.7% of Stafford County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Stafford County, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 12% of the overall population of Stafford County, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.293% speak Tagalog and 0.146% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    95 ± 31

  2. Korea

    62 ± 21

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    32 ± 23

Stafford County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.53 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stafford County, KS was $61,800 in 2017, which is 0.284 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $64,900 to $61,800, a 4.78% decrease. The homeownership rate in Stafford County, KS is 83.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stafford County, KS have an average commute time of 18.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stafford 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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$47,121

Median Household Income

± $4,647

1.8k

Number of Households

± 149

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.8k households in Stafford County, KS grew to $47,121 from the previous year's value of $46,830.

The following chart displays the households in Stafford 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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Housing

Property Value

$61,800

2017 Median

± $5,704

$64,900

2016 Median

± $4,176

In 2017, the median property value in Stafford County, KS declined from to $61,800 from the previous year's value of $64,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stafford 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 Stafford County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $50k - $60k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83.8%

2017 Homeownership

84.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83.8% of the housing units in Stafford County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 84.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Stafford 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 Stafford County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stafford County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

18.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stafford County, KS have a shorter commute time (18.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in Stafford County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.21%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stafford County, KS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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