Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS

Public Use Microdata Area (PUMA)

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2020 Population
107,361
0.641% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
40.5
0.735% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
11.1%
3.39% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$53,634
2.54% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$107,900
1.7% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
49,003
0.615% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS had a population of 107k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $53,634. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined from 108,054 to 107,361, a −0.641% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,306 to $53,634, a 2.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.3%), White (Hispanic) (4.05%), Other (Hispanic) (1.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%).

5.98% of the households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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.

98.2% of the residents in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Fort Hays State University (3,960 degrees awarded in 2020), Colby Community College (447 degrees), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (328 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was $107,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%. Most people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 14.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is home to a population of 107k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.15% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents were born outside of the country (3.39k people).

In 2020, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.9k people) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.35k White (Hispanic) and 1.71k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Spanish (4,160 households), German (591 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (209 households).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    95.9k ± 115
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.35k ± 468
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    1.71k ± 343
6.82%
Hispanic Population
7.32k people

In 2020, there were 22 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (95.9k people) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.35k White (Hispanic) and 1.71k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.82% of the people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are hispanic (7.32k people).

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,160 households (4.13%)
  2. German
    591 households (0.586%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    209 households (0.207%)

5.98% of the households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. 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.

In 2020, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Spanish. 4.13% of the households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.15%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.39k people
3.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
3.57k people

As of 2020, 3.15% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents (3.39k 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 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 3.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.4
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.6

In 2020, the median age of all people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are getting getting younger. In 2019, the average age of all Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    1,889 ± 1,058 people
  2. China
    270 ± 403 people
  3. India
    239 ± 379 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 1,889 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents, followed by China with 270 and India with 239.

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Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
97.9%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,347 ± 230
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    894 ± 193
  3. Korea
    692 ± 122

Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas and Colorado.

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

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas and Colorado.
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

Median household income in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is $53,634. In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $115,815, followed by Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS and Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $92,093 and $90,916.

Males in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,536. The income inequality in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.416, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS employs 49k people. The largest industries in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Elementary & secondary schools (4,442 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,497 people), and Construction (2,739 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($145,765), Advertising, public relations & related services ($93,208), and Computer Systems Design ($85,778).

Wages

Median Household Income

$53,634
2020 value
± $1,651
2.54%
1 Year Growth
± 3.82%

Households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have a median annual income of $53,634, 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 $52,306 in 2019, which represents a 2.54% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

$52,519
Average Male Salary in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
± $7,378
$39,536
Average Female Salary in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
± $6,536

In 2020, full-time male employees in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS made 1.33 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
  1. White
    $40,877 ± $4,473
  2. Two or More Races
    $30,888 ± $16,427
  3. Asian
    $30,445 ± $27,992

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.32 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS.

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Wage Distribution

0.416
2020 Wage GINI in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
0.418
2019 Wage GINI in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS

In 2020, the income inequality in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 0.416 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.608% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2020, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $115,815, followed by Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS and Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $92,093 and $90,916.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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

11.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS (11.5k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 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
    10,131 ± 597
  2. Hispanic
    1,310 ± 244
  3. Two Or More
    546 ± 140

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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

49k
2020 Value
−0.615%
1 Year decline
± −0.615%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined at a rate of −0.615%, from 49.3k employees to 49k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,998 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,697 people), and Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,679 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,998 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (1,697 people), and Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,679 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers (16.7 times higher than expected), Pumping station operators (13.8 times), and Derrick, rotary drill, & service unit operators, & roustabouts, oil, gas, & mining (11.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Physicians ($265,356), General & operations managers ($129,431), and Chief executives & legislators ($103,664).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

49k
2020 Value
−0.615%
1 Year decline
± −0.615%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined at a rate of −0.615%, from 49.3k employees to 49k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,442 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,497 people), and Construction (2,739 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, though some of these residents may live in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,442 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,497 people), and Construction (2,739 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other PUMAs, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has an unusually high number of Farm product raw material merchant wholesalers (36.1 times higher than expected), Animal production & aquaculture (14.3 times), and Agricultural implement manufacturing (7.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($145,765), Advertising, public relations & related services ($93,208), and Computer Systems Design ($85,778).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Colorado and Kansas to other states, or from other states to Colorado and Kansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $44.1B
  2. $32.3B
  3. $29.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado and Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $44.1B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($32.3B) and Machinery ($29.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Colorado and Kansas.
$221B
2020 Value in Colorado
$434B
Projected 2050 Value in Colorado
96.6% growth
$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Colorado trade was $221B. This is expected to increase 96.6% to $434B by 2050.

Comparatively, 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 Colorado and 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 Colorado and Kansas to other states, or from other states to Colorado and Kansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.9B
  2. $22.2B
  3. $22B

In 2020, the top outbound Colorado and Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $24.9B, followed by Missouri with $22.2B and Nebraska and $22B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Colorado and 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

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas.
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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Education

In 2020, universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS awarded 4,777 degrees. The student population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is skewed towards women, with 6,655 male students and 10,447 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are White (2,875 and 80.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (318 and 8.93%), Black or African American (149 and 4.18%), and Two or More Races (113 and 3.17%).

The largest universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS by number of degrees awarded are Fort Hays State University (3,960 and 82.9%), Colby Community College (447 and 9.36%), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (328 and 6.87%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Operations Management & Supervision (482 and 10.1%), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (479 and 10%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (458 and 9.59%).

The median tuition cost in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS for a public four year colleges is $4,140 for in-state students and $14,580 for out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 482 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 479 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 249 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Operations Management & Supervision with 482 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,960 degrees awarded
  2. 447 degrees awarded
  3. 328 degrees awarded
$4,140
Median In-State Public

In 2020, the Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Hays State University with 3,960 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

1,853
Degrees Awarded to Men
2,924
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 1,853 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, which is 0.634 times less than the 2,924 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,875 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    318 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    149 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was White students. These 2,875 degrees mean that there were 9.04 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 318 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was $107,900 in 2020, which is 0.47 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $106,100 to $107,900, a 1.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is 70.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have an average commute time of 14.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$107,900
2020 Median
± $3,179
$106,100
2019 Median
± $3,259

In 2020, the median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew to to $107,900 from the previous year's value of $106,100.

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

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Household Income

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$53,634
Median Household Income
± $1,651
46.4k
Number of Households
± 1,239

In 2020, the median household income of the 46.4k households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew to $53,634 from the previous year's value of $52,306.

The following chart displays the households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
2020 Homeownership
71.2%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 70.8% of the housing units in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.2%.

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

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Commute Time

14.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have a shorter commute time (14.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.82% of the workforce in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (79.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.53%)
  3. Carpooled (7.45%)

In 2020, 79.9% of workers in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.53%) and those who carpooled to work (7.45%).

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

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Health

92.5% of the population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has health coverage, with 49.1% on employee plans, 9.62% on Medicaid, 16% on Medicare, 16.6% on non-group plans, and 1.27% 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).

Per capita personal health care spending in Colorado was $6,804 in 2014. This is a 5.13% increase from the previous year ($6,472).

Primary care physicians in Kansas see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1295 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1661 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 489 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Colorado see 1211 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1219 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1220 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 269 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas and Colorado.
1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas
1,211 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Colorado

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,295 patients).

Primary care physicians in Colorado see an average of 1,211 patients per year. This represents a 0.656% decrease from the previous year (1,219 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kansas and Colorado 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

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Kansas and Colorado.
$7,651
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kansas
$6,804
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Colorado
$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.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Colorado (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.13%, from $6,472 to $6,804.

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

7.49%
Uninsured
49.1%
Employer Coverage
9.62%
Medicaid
16%
Medicare
16.6%
Non-Group
1.27%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined by 4.42% from 7.83% to 7.49%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Northwest Kansas PUMA, 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 and Colorado, at 22.5%.

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

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