Valley Center, KS

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Population

6,507

1.36% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$65,083

11.5% growth

Poverty Rate

4.38%


Number of Employees

3,611

3.85% growth

Median Property Value

$137,400

0% growth

About

In 2017, Valley Center, KS had a population of 6.51k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $65,083. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Valley Center, KS grew from 6,420 to 6,507, a 1.36% increase and its median household income grew from $58,384 to $65,083, a 11.5% increase.

The population of Valley Center, KS is 91.6% White Alone, 4.83% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.69% Two or More Races. 6.44% of the people in Valley Center, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Valley Center, KS is $137,400, and the homeownership rate is 85%. Most people in Valley Center, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Valley Center, KS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Valley Center, KS employs 3.61k people. The largest industries in Valley Center, KS are Manufacturing (521 people), Retail Trade (502 people), and Educational Services (450 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($55,278), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,500).

Median household income in Valley Center, KS is $65,083. Males in Valley Center, 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 Valley Center, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,083

2017 value

± $12,725

11.5%

1 Year Growth

± 23.5%

Households in Valley Center, KS have a median annual income of $65,083, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,384 in 2016, which represents a 11.5% 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 Valley Center, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Valley Center, 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Valley Center, KS was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.38% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Valley Center, KS (283 out of 6.46k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 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

    283 ± 131

  2. Black

    0 ± 76

  3. Native American

    0 ± 76

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Valley Center, KS is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

3.61k

2017 Value

± 450

3.85%

1 Year growth

± 17.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Valley Center, KS grew at a rate of 3.85%, from 3.48k employees to 3.61k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Valley Center, KS, are Management Occupations (589 people), Sales & Related Occupations (403 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (371 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Valley Center, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Valley Center, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (589 people), Sales & Related Occupations (403 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (371 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Valley Center, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.46 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (1.6 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Valley Center, KS, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($110,033), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($86,000), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($79,191).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.61k

2017 Value

± 450

3.85%

1 Year growth

± 17.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Valley Center, KS grew at a rate of 3.85%, from 3.48k employees to 3.61k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Valley Center, KS, are Manufacturing (521 people), Retail Trade (502 people), and Educational Services (450 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Valley Center, KS, though some of these residents may live in Valley Center, 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 Valley Center, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (521 people), Retail Trade (502 people), and Educational Services (450 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Valley Center, KS has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (5.42 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (1.76 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Valley Center, KS, by median earnings, are Construction ($55,278), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($51,500), and Transportation & Warehousing ($51,500).

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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

96.1% of the population of Valley Center, KS has health coverage, with 67.9% on employee plans, 5.75% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 0.294% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Valley Center, KS see 1320 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1333 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1764 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 556 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

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1,320 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,320 patients per year. This represents a 0.975% decrease from the previous year (1,333 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

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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

3.86%

Uninsured

67.9%

Employer Coverage

5.75%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

0.294%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Valley Center, KS declined by 9.3% from 4.26% to 3.86%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Valley Center, 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

Valley Center, KS is home to a population of 6.51k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.64% of Valley Center, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Valley Center, KS is composed of 5.96k White Alone residents (91.6%), 314 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.83%), 110 Two or More Races residents (1.69%), 77 Black or African American Alone residents (1.18%), 29 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.446%), 16 Asian Alone residents (0.246%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Valley Center, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (294 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (48 speakers), and German (35 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 3

55

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 10.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Valley Center, KS was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 55. But people in Valley Center, KS are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Valley Center, KS residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.53%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.64% of Valley Center, 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 Valley Center, KS was 1.53%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Valley Center, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Valley Center, KS was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.96k ± 585

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    314 ± 102

  3. Two or More Races

    110 ± 104

In 2017, there were 19 times more White Alone residents (5.96k people) in Valley Center, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 314 Hispanic or Latino and 110 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 Valley Center, KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    294 speakers (4.86%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    48 speakers (0.793%)

  3. German

    35 speakers (0.578%)

6.44% of Valley Center, 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 Valley Center, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 4.86% of the overall population of Valley Center, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.793% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0.578% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    129 ± 78

  2. Korea

    31 ± 41

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    21 ± 39

Valley Center, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Valley Center, KS was $137,400 in 2017, which is 0.631 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,400 to $137,400, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Valley Center, KS is 85%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Valley Center, KS have an average commute time of 21.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Valley Center, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$65,083

Median Household Income

± $12,725

2.5k

Number of Households

± 373

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.5k households in Valley Center, KS grew to $65,083 from the previous year's value of $58,384.

The following chart displays the households in Valley Center, 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 $100k - $125k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$137,400

2017 Median

± $7,230

$137,400

2016 Median

± $7,884

In 2017, the median property value in Valley Center, KS stayed at to $137,400 from the previous year's value of $137,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Valley Center, 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 Valley Center, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Valley Center, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Valley Center, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

85%

2017 Homeownership

82.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 85% of the housing units in Valley Center, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.4%.

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

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Commute Time

21.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Valley Center, KS have a shorter commute time (21.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.25% of the workforce in Valley Center, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    8.36%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.44%

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

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