Wyandotte County, KS

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Population

163,227

0.896% growth

Median Age

33.7


Median Household Income

$42,783

4.97% growth

Poverty Rate

21.4%


Number of Employees

73,215

1.16% growth

Median Property Value

$92,800

3% growth

About

In 2017, Wyandotte County, KS had a population of 163k people with a median age of 33.7 and a median household income of $42,783. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wyandotte County, KS grew from 161,777 to 163,227, a 0.896% increase and its median household income grew from $40,757 to $42,783, a 4.97% increase.

The population of Wyandotte County, KS is 41.6% White Alone, 28.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 22.7% Black or African American Alone. 25.5% of the people in Wyandotte County, KS speak a non-English language, and 87.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wyandotte County, KS are Kansas City Kansas Community College (1,257 degrees awarded in 2016) and Donnelly College (69 degrees).

The median property value in Wyandotte County, KS is $92,800, and the homeownership rate is 57.5%. Most people in Wyandotte County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wyandotte County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wyandotte County, KS employs 73.2k people. The largest industries in Wyandotte County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,258 people), Manufacturing (8,851 people), and Retail Trade (7,835 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,583), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($51,771), and Public Administration ($49,514).

Median household income in Wyandotte County, KS is $42,783. Males in Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,783

2017 value

± $1,077

4.97%

1 Year Growth

± 3.07%

Households in Wyandotte County, KS have a median annual income of $42,783, 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 $40,757 in 2016, which represents a 4.97% 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 Wyandotte County, KS made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wyandotte 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 448.04

  2. Census Tract 448.06

  3. Census Tract 448.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wyandotte County, KS was Census Tract 448.04 with a value of $104,009, followed by Census Tract 448.06 and Census Tract 448.03, with respective values of $84,861 and $84,329.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wyandotte County, KS (34.6k out of 162k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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

    16,767 ± 829

  2. Hispanic

    11,677 ± 681

  3. Black

    10,729 ± 632

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wyandotte County, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

73.2k

2017 Value

± 1,709

1.16%

1 Year growth

± 3.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wyandotte County, KS grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 72.4k employees to 73.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wyandotte County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,620 people), Production Occupations (7,054 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (6,493 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wyandotte County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wyandotte County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (10,620 people), Production Occupations (7,054 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (6,493 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wyandotte County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (2.3 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.78 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wyandotte County, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,729), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($60,098), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($56,069).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

73.2k

2017 Value

± 1,709

1.16%

1 Year growth

± 3.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wyandotte County, KS grew at a rate of 1.16%, from 72.4k employees to 73.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wyandotte County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,258 people), Manufacturing (8,851 people), and Retail Trade (7,835 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wyandotte County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,258 people), Manufacturing (8,851 people), and Retail Trade (7,835 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wyandotte County, KS has an unusually high number of Construction (1.61 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.59 times), and Utilities (1.42 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wyandotte County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,583), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($51,771), and Public Administration ($49,514).

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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

80.3% of the population of Wyandotte County, KS has health coverage, with 38.4% on employee plans, 22.8% on Medicaid, 8.91% on Medicare, 8.78% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wyandotte County, KS see 2553 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.96% increase from the previous year (2343 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2374 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 722 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

2553 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Wyandotte County, KS see an average of 2553 patients per year. This represents a 8.96% increase from the previous year (2343 patients).

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

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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%).

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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

19.7%

Uninsured

38.4%

Employer Coverage

22.8%

Medicaid

8.91%

Medicare

8.78%

Non-Group

1.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wyandotte County, KS declined by 6.27% from 21% to 19.7%.

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

Wyandotte County, KS is home to a population of 163k people, from which 87.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.7% of Wyandotte County, KS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Wyandotte County, KS is composed of 67.8k White Alone residents (41.6%), 45.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (28.1%), 37k Black or African American Alone residents (22.7%), 6.29k Asian Alone residents (3.85%), 5.28k Two or More Races residents (3.23%), 524 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.321%), 304 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.186%), and 163 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0999%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wyandotte County, KS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (31,142 speakers), Other Asian Languages (1,231 speakers), and Hmong (972 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wyandotte County, KS was 33.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Wyandotte County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wyandotte County, KS residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.7%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

15.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 15.7% of Wyandotte County, KS residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wyandotte County, KS was 15.7%, 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 Wyandotte County, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Wyandotte County, KS residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

87.3%

2017 Citizenship

87.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.3% of Wyandotte County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wyandotte County, KS was 87.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    67.8k ± 371

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    45.8k ± 1.87k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    37k ± 433

In 2017, there were 1.48 times more White Alone residents (67.8k people) in Wyandotte County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 45.8k Hispanic or Latino and 37k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    31,142 speakers (21.1%)

  2. Other Asian Languages

    1,231 speakers (0.836%)

  3. Hmong

    972 speakers (0.66%)

25.5% of Wyandotte County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Wyandotte County, KS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 21.1% of the overall population of Wyandotte County, KS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.836% speak Other Asian Languages and 0.66% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,082 ± 263

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,200 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    872 ± 167

Wyandotte County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wyandotte County, KS awarded 1,326 degrees. The student population of Wyandotte County, KS is skewed towards women, with 2,430 male students and 3,685 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wyandotte County, KS are White (682 and 52.7%), followed by Black or African American (250 and 19.3%), Hispanic or Latino (205 and 15.9%), and Two or More Races (63 and 4.87%).

The largest universities in Wyandotte County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Kansas City Kansas Community College (1,257 and 94.8%) and Donnelly College (69 and 5.2%).

The most popular majors in Wyandotte County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (322 and 24.3%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (260 and 19.6%), and Registered Nursing (105 and 7.92%).

The median tuition costs in Wyandotte County, KS are $7,875 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 322 degrees awarded

  2. 105 degrees awarded

  3. 32 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wyandotte County, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 322 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wyandotte County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,257 degrees awarded

  2. 69 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$7,875

Median Private

In 2016, the Wyandotte County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kansas City Kansas Community College with 1,257 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

497

Degrees Awarded to Men

829

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 497 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wyandotte County, KS, which is 0.6 times less than the 829 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    682 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    250 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    205 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wyandotte County, KS were to White students. These 682 degrees mean that there were 2.73 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 250 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wyandotte County, KS was $92,800 in 2017, which is 0.426 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $90,100 to $92,800, a 3% increase. The homeownership rate in Wyandotte County, KS is 57.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wyandotte County, KS have an average commute time of 20.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wyandotte 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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$42,783

Median Household Income

± $1,077

59.4k

Number of Households

± 1,417

In 2017, the median household income of the 59.4k households in Wyandotte County, KS grew to $42,783 from the previous year's value of $40,757.

The following chart displays the households in Wyandotte 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$92,800

2017 Median

± $2,081

$90,100

2016 Median

± $1,801

In 2017, the median property value in Wyandotte County, KS grew to to $92,800 from the previous year's value of $90,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.5%

2017 Homeownership

57.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.5% of the housing units in Wyandotte County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wyandotte County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

20.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wyandotte County, KS have a shorter commute time (20.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.883% of the workforce in Wyandotte County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.64%

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

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