WaKeeney, KS

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2019 Population
1,949
1.96% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2019 Median Age
49.5
0.406% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
7.77%
17.9% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$51,941
0.984% 1-year decline
2019 Median Property Value
$87,500
5.8% 1-year growth
2019 Employed Population
1,116
1.76% 1-year decline

About

In 2019, WaKeeney, KS had a population of 1.95k people with a median age of 49.5 and a median household income of $51,941. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of WaKeeney, KS declined from 1,988 to 1,949, a −1.96% decrease and its median household income declined from $52,457 to $51,941, a −0.984% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in WaKeeney, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.67%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.46%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.103%). 0% of the households in WaKeeney, KS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

99.9% of the residents in WaKeeney, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in WaKeeney, KS was $87,500, and the homeownership rate was 72.8%. Most people in WaKeeney, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in WaKeeney, KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

WaKeeney, KS is home to a population of 1.95k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2019, 2.51% of WaKeeney, KS residents were born outside of the country (49 people).

In 2019, there were 35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.82k people) in WaKeeney, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52 White (Hispanic) and 48 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in WaKeeney, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.82k ± 171
  2. White (Hispanic)
    52 ± 36
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    48 ± 54
2.67%
Hispanic Population
52 people

In 2019, there were 35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.82k people) in WaKeeney, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 52 White (Hispanic) and 48 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.67% of the people in WaKeeney, KS are hispanic (52 people).

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.51%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
49 people
1.91%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
38 people

As of 2019, 2.51% of WaKeeney, KS residents (49 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in WaKeeney, KS was 1.91%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,130 ± 7,017 people
  2. India
    14,053 ± 2,903 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,675 ± 2,532 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 84,130 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,053 and Vietnam with 10,675.

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Citizenship

99.9%
2019 Citizenship
100%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 99.9% of WaKeeney, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in WaKeeney, KS was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    64 ± 41
  2. World War II
    29 ± 27
  3. Korea
    21 ± 26

WaKeeney, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,721. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of WaKeeney, KS employs 1.12k people. The largest industries in WaKeeney, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (226 people), Retail Trade (148 people), and Construction (130 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,000), and Educational Services ($60,417).

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,941
2019 value
± $8,459
−0.984%
1 Year Growth
± 19.7%

Households in WaKeeney, KS have a median annual income of $51,941, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,457 in 2018, which represents a −0.984% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$64,354
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $1,958
$45,721
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,400

In 2019, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-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 in Kansas
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $56,139 ± $74,364
  2. Asian
    $52,393 ± $7,262
  3. White
    $49,769 ± $1,226

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.07 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Kansas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for WaKeeney, KS is from Kansas.
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2018 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2019, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.47% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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The following map shows all of the places in WaKeeney, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Males 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in WaKeeney, KS (145 out of 1.87k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 35 - 44.

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
    137 ± 76
  2. Hispanic
    20 ± 50
  3. Two Or More
    8 ± 52

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in WaKeeney, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

1.12k
2019 Value
± 164
−1.76%
1 Year decline
± 20.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in WaKeeney, KS declined at a rate of −1.76%, from 1.14k employees to 1.12k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in WaKeeney, KS, are Sales & Related Occupations (167 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (159 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (129 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of WaKeeney, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of WaKeeney, KS, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (167 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (159 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (129 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, WaKeeney, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.29 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.03 times), and Production Occupations (1.91 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of WaKeeney, KS, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($68,056), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($67,917), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($64,306).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.12k
2019 Value
± 164
−1.76%
1 Year decline
± 20.9%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in WaKeeney, KS declined at a rate of −1.76%, from 1.14k employees to 1.12k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in WaKeeney, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (226 people), Retail Trade (148 people), and Construction (130 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of WaKeeney, KS, though some of these residents may live in WaKeeney, 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 WaKeeney, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (226 people), Retail Trade (148 people), and Construction (130 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, WaKeeney, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (7.27 times higher than expected), Utilities (5.34 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.5 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in WaKeeney, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,000), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,000), and Educational Services ($60,417).

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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. $20.2B
  2. $16.7B
  3. $13.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $20.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($16.7B) and Live animals/fish ($13.8B).

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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$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 76.8% to $406B by 2050.

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. $20.1B
  2. $14.7B
  3. $14.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $20.1B, followed by Nebraska with $14.7B and Texas and $14.6B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 93.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Kansas
56.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 93.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 93.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kansas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Kansas

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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in WaKeeney, KS was $87,500 in 2019, which is 0.364 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $82,700 to $87,500, a 5.8% increase. The homeownership rate in WaKeeney, KS is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.1%. People in WaKeeney, KS have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in WaKeeney, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$87,500
2019 Median
± $6,920
$82,700
2018 Median
± $6,625

In 2019, the median property value in WaKeeney, KS grew to to $87,500 from the previous year's value of $82,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in WaKeeney, 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 WaKeeney, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$51,941
Median Household Income
± $8,459
973
Number of Households
± 148

In 2019, the median household income of the 973 households in WaKeeney, KS declined from $51,941 from the previous year's value of $52,457.

The following chart displays the households in WaKeeney, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.8%
2019 Homeownership
74.5%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 72.8% of the housing units in WaKeeney, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in WaKeeney, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in WaKeeney, KS have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 6.95% of the workforce in WaKeeney, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.29%)
  3. Walked (4.05%)

In 2019, 84.6% of workers in WaKeeney, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.29%) and those who walked to work (4.05%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in WaKeeney, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in WaKeeney, KS have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

90.2% of the population of WaKeeney, KS has health coverage, with 45.3% on employee plans, 9.24% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Comparing across all counties in the state, Elk County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, Osage County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.4%)

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kansas
$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

9.77%
Uninsured
45.3%
Employer Coverage
9.24%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
18.3%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in WaKeeney, KS declined by 10.7% from 10.9% to 9.77%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in WaKeeney, 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. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 20.7% prevalence
  3. 19% prevalence

Elk County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kansas, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Kansas by county over multiple years.

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