Wilson County, KS

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Population

8,858

1.09% decline

Median Age

44


Median Household Income

$44,468

2% growth

Poverty Rate

16.8%


Number of Employees

4,223

0.548% growth

Median Property Value

$66,700

8.1% growth

About

In 2017, Wilson County, KS had a population of 8.86k people with a median age of 44 and a median household income of $44,468. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wilson County, KS declined from 8,956 to 8,858, a -1.09% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,594 to $44,468, a 2% increase.

The population of Wilson County, KS is 92.4% White Alone, 3.15% Two or More Races, and 2.89% Hispanic or Latino. 2.55% of the people in Wilson County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wilson County, KS is $66,700, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Wilson County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilson County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wilson County, KS employs 4.22k people. The largest industries in Wilson County, KS are Manufacturing (749 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (686 people), and Retail Trade (432 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,139), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,321), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,250).

Median household income in Wilson County, KS is $44,468. Males in Wilson 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 Wilson County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,468

2017 value

± $4,477

2%

1 Year Growth

± 14.3%

Households in Wilson County, KS have a median annual income of $44,468, 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 $43,594 in 2016, which represents a 2% 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 Wilson County, KS made 1.4 times more than female 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 Wilson 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 Wilson County, KS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wilson 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 971

  2. Census Tract 974

  3. Census Tract 972

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilson County, KS was Census Tract 971 with a value of $47,969, followed by Census Tract 974 and Census Tract 972, with respective values of $45,074 and $40,898.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilson County, KS (1.44k out of 8.6k 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 6 - 11, 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

    1,281 ± 165

  2. Two Or More

    104 ± 69

  3. Hispanic

    84 ± 71

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

4.22k

2017 Value

± 291

0.548%

1 Year growth

± 9.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilson County, KS grew at a rate of 0.548%, from 4.2k employees to 4.22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilson County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (508 people), Management Occupations (475 people), and Production Occupations (450 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilson County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wilson County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (508 people), Management Occupations (475 people), and Production Occupations (450 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilson County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.72 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.84 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wilson County, KS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($82,750), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($51,042), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($46,818).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.22k

2017 Value

± 291

0.548%

1 Year growth

± 9.58%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wilson County, KS grew at a rate of 0.548%, from 4.2k employees to 4.22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilson County, KS, are Manufacturing (749 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (686 people), and Retail Trade (432 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Wilson County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (749 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (686 people), and Retail Trade (432 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wilson County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.99 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (5.21 times), and Manufacturing (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wilson County, KS, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($50,139), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,321), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,250).

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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

88.6% of the population of Wilson County, KS has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 17.2% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, KS see 1476 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (1505 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2908 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4362 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

1476 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, KS see an average of 1476 patients per year. This represents a 1.93% decrease from the previous year (1505 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

11.4%

Uninsured

41.2%

Employer Coverage

17.2%

Medicaid

16.8%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilson County, KS declined by 23% from 14.8% to 11.4%.

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

Wilson County, KS is home to a population of 8.86k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.85% of Wilson County, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wilson County, KS is composed of 8.18k White Alone residents (92.4%), 279 Two or More Races residents (3.15%), 256 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.89%), 62 Asian Alone residents (0.7%), 46 Black or African American Alone residents (0.519%), 34 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.384%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wilson County, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (140 speakers), Chinese (28 speakers), and Tagalog (18 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

64

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wilson County, KS was 44. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 64. But people in Wilson County, KS are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Wilson County, KS residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.85% of Wilson 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 Wilson County, KS was 1.72%, 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 Wilson County, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Wilson County, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Wilson County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wilson County, KS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.18k ± 15

  2. Two or More Races

    279 ± 46.5

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    256 ± 66.2

In 2017, there were 29.3 times more White Alone residents (8.18k people) in Wilson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 279 Two or More Races and 256 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    140 speakers (1.64%)

  2. Chinese

    28 speakers (0.328%)

  3. Tagalog

    18 speakers (0.211%)

2.55% of Wilson 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 Wilson County, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.64% of the overall population of Wilson County, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.328% speak Chinese and 0.211% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    259 ± 65

  2. Korea

    95 ± 36

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    45 ± 27

Wilson County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.73 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wilson County, KS was $66,700 in 2017, which is 0.307 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $61,700 to $66,700, a 8.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilson County, KS is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wilson County, KS have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wilson 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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$44,468

Median Household Income

± $4,477

3.87k

Number of Households

± 279

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.87k households in Wilson County, KS grew to $44,468 from the previous year's value of $43,594.

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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Housing

Property Value

$66,700

2017 Median

± $8,458

$61,700

2016 Median

± $5,148

In 2017, the median property value in Wilson County, KS grew to to $66,700 from the previous year's value of $61,700.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wilson County, KS 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

74%

2017 Homeownership

75.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Wilson County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wilson 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 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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

16.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilson County, KS have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Wilson County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.4%

  2. Carpooled

    9.12%

  3. Walked

    6.91%

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

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