Wamego, KS

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2020 Population
4,465
8.43% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.2
3.83% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.2%
31.3% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$54,491
6.08% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$160,700
2020 Employed Population
2,327
6.66% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Wamego, KS had a population of 4.47k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $54,491. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Wamego, KS declined from 4,876 to 4,465, a −8.43% decrease and its median household income declined from $58,017 to $54,491, a −6.08% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wamego, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (87.9%), White (Hispanic) (6.76%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.09%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (2.17%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.112%).

None of the households in Wamego, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Wamego, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2020, the median property value in Wamego, KS was $160,700, and the homeownership rate was 58.5%. Most people in Wamego, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Wamego, KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Wamego, KS is home to a population of 4.47k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.15% of Wamego, KS residents were born outside of the country (96 people).

In 2020, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.92k people) in Wamego, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 302 White (Hispanic) and 138 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wamego, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.92k ± 649
  2. White (Hispanic)
    302 ± 245
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    138 ± 166
6.76%
Hispanic Population
302 people

In 2020, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (3.92k people) in Wamego, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 302 White (Hispanic) and 138 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.76% of the people in Wamego, KS are hispanic (302 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wamego, KS as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.15%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
96 people
2.21%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
108 people

As of 2020, 2.15% of Wamego, KS residents (96 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wamego, KS was 2.21%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 3.7
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 36

In 2020, the median age of all people in Wamego, KS was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Wamego, KS are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Wamego, KS residents was 34.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,530 ± 6,952 people
  2. India
    13,550 ± 2,851 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,869 ± 2,555 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,530 Kansas residents, followed by India with 13,550 and Vietnam with 10,869.

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Citizenship

99.4%
2020 Citizenship
99.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.4% of Wamego, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Wamego, KS was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    124 ± 75
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    88 ± 76
  3. Korea
    32 ± 32

Wamego, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 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 $46,975. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wamego, KS employs 2.33k people. The largest industries in Wamego, KS are Retail Trade (358 people), Educational Services (343 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (277 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($118,906), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($99,265), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($75,709).

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,491
2020 value
± $14,694
−6.08%
1 Year Growth
± 33.7%

Households in Wamego, KS have a median annual income of $54,491, which is less than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,017 in 2019, which represents a −6.08% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$66,166
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $2,016
$46,975
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,439

In 2020, 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. Asian
    $54,507 ± $6,875
  2. White
    $51,292 ± $1,278
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $46,967 ± $57,936

In 2020 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 in Kansas.

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 Wamego, KS is from Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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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Race/Ethnicity
Census Tract 2
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wamego, KS (754 out of 4.39k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 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
    749 ± 243
  2. Hispanic
    245 ± 140
  3. Two Or More
    5 ± 56

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

2.33k
2020 Value
± 369
−6.66%
1 Year decline
± 22.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wamego, KS declined at a rate of −6.66%, from 2.49k employees to 2.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wamego, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (273 people), Sales & Related Occupations (270 people), and Production Occupations (264 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wamego, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wamego, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (273 people), Sales & Related Occupations (270 people), and Production Occupations (264 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wamego, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (2.32 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.03 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.76 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wamego, KS, by median earnings, are Community & Social Service Occupations ($75,921), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($75,583), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,319).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.33k
2020 Value
± 369
−6.66%
1 Year decline
± 22.9%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Wamego, KS declined at a rate of −6.66%, from 2.49k employees to 2.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wamego, KS, are Retail Trade (358 people), Educational Services (343 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (277 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wamego, KS, though some of these residents may live in Wamego, 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 Wamego, KS, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (358 people), Educational Services (343 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (277 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wamego, KS has an unusually high number of Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.88 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.75 times), and Educational Services (1.58 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wamego, KS, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($118,906), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($99,265), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($75,709).

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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 Wamego, KS was $160,700 in 2020, which is 0.699 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $160,700 to $160,700, a 0% change. The homeownership rate in Wamego, KS is 58.5%, which is lower than the national average of 64.4%. People in Wamego, KS have an average commute time of 26.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wamego, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$160,700
2020 Median
± $12,291
$160,700
2019 Median
± $10,727

In 2020, the median property value in Wamego, KS stayed at to $160,700 from the previous year's value of $160,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wamego, 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 Wamego, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k 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.
$54,491
Median Household Income
± $14,694
1.73k
Number of Households
± 319

In 2020, the median household income of the 1.73k households in Wamego, KS declined from $54,491 from the previous year's value of $58,017.

The following chart displays the households in Wamego, 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wamego, KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wamego, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

58.5%
2020 Homeownership
61.7%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 58.5% of the housing units in Wamego, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 61.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wamego, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wamego, KS have a shorter commute time (26.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 7.6% of the workforce in Wamego, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (73.9%)
  2. Carpooled (16.9%)
  3. Walked (4.07%)

In 2020, 73.9% of workers in Wamego, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16.9%) and those who walked to work (4.07%).

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

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Health

95.4% of the population of Wamego, KS has health coverage, with 62% on employee plans, 7.47% on Medicaid, 8.38% on Medicare, 14.9% on non-group plans, and 2.66% 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).

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, KS see 1517 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.54% increase from the previous year (1494 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4064 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3048 patients per year.

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%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,517 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Pottawatomie County, KS

Primary care physicians in Pottawatomie County, KS see an average of 1,517 patients per year. This represents a 1.54% increase from the previous year (1,494 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pottawatomie County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

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

4.56%
Uninsured
62%
Employer Coverage
7.47%
Medicaid
8.38%
Medicare
14.9%
Non-Group
2.66%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wamego, KS declined by 7.66% from 4.94% to 4.56%.

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