Wilson County, KS

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2022 Population
8,667
0.528% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.4
0.236% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
0.573% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,439
5.57% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$91,700
11% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wilson County, KS had a population of 8.67k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $55,439. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wilson County, KS declined from 8,713 to 8,667, a −0.528% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,514 to $55,439, a 5.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilson County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.29%), White (Hispanic) (3.02%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.738%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.427%).

None of the households in Wilson County, 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.

99.6% of the residents in Wilson County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wilson County, KS was $91,700, and the homeownership rate was 72.6%.

Most people in Wilson County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilson County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wilson County, KS is home to a population of 8.67k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.12% of Wilson County, KS residents were born outside of the country (97 people).

In 2022, there were 21.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.89k people) in Wilson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 372 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 262 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.6% of Wilson County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wilson County, KS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilson County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.89k ± 37
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    372 ± 36.4
  3. White (Hispanic)
    262 ± 54
3.76%
Hispanic Population
326 people

In 2022, there were 21.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.89k people) in Wilson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 372 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 262 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.76% of the people in Wilson County, KS are hispanic (326 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.12%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
97 people
0.941%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
82 people

As of 2022, 1.12% of Wilson County, KS residents (97 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wilson County, KS was 0.941%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    209 ± 54
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    85 ± 50
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    70 ± 44

Wilson County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.46 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wilson County, KS employs 3.9k people. The largest industries in Wilson County, KS are Manufacturing (723 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (612 people), and Educational Services (572 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($98,250), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($89,219), and Finance & Insurance ($68,125).

Occupations

3.9k
2022 Value
± 310
−0.282%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilson County, KS declined at a rate of −0.282%, from 3.91k employees to 3.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilson County, KS, are Management Occupations (493 people), Production Occupations (472 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (401 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilson County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.9k
2022 Value
± 310
−0.282%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilson County, KS declined at a rate of −0.282%, from 3.91k employees to 3.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilson County, KS, are Manufacturing (723 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (612 people), and Educational Services (572 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilson County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Wilson County, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$46,323
Median earning men ± $2,421
$30,833
Median earning women ± $3,137

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($99,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($63,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,970).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,167), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,750), and Information ($48,438).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 101
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 83
    Manufacturing
  3. 55
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wilson County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 79.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.97%).

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.

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.

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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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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilson County, KS was $91,700 in 2022, which is 0.325 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $82,600 to $91,700, a 11% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilson County, KS is 72.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wilson County, KS have an average commute time of 18.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wilson County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wilson County, KS is $55,439. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wilson County, KS was Census Tract 972 with a value of $63,125, followed by Census Tract 971 and Census Tract 974, with respective values of $55,167 and $52,386.

Property

$91,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,718
$2,534
Median Property Taxes
±$241

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wilson County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%
Homeownership
2022
58.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.6% of the housing units in Wilson County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 972
  2. Census Tract 971
  3. Census Tract 974

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilson County, KS was Census Tract 972 with a value of $63,125, followed by Census Tract 971 and Census Tract 974, with respective values of $55,167 and $52,386.

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

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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.
$55,439
Median Household Income
± $5,720
3.49k
Number of Households
± 286

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.49k households in Wilson County, KS grew to $55,439 from the previous year's value of $52,514.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wilson County, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (9.38%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.04%)

In 2022, 84% of workers in Wilson County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.38%) and those who worked at home (4.04%).

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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Commute Time

18.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilson County, KS have a shorter commute time (18.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.73% of the workforce in Wilson County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilson County, KS (1.39k out of 8.52k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 75+.

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

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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Health

93.4% of the population of Wilson County, KS has health coverage, with 44.4% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, KS see 2131 patients per year on average, which represents a 47.6% increase from the previous year (1444 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2787 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8362 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,131 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wilson County, KS

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, KS see an average of 2,131 patients per year. This represents a 47.6% increase from the previous year (1,444 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.9% under 18 years, 14.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.56%
Uninsured
44.4%
Employer Coverage
14%
Medicaid
17%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
1.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilson County, KS grew by 11.4% from 5.89% to 6.56%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.4% in Wilson County, KS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.5% in Wilson County, KS.

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