Woodson County, KS

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2022 Population
3,134
0.886% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.6
6.8% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
13.3%
4.08% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,670
12% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$85,300
17.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Woodson County, KS had a population of 3.13k people with a median age of 46.6 and a median household income of $50,670. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Woodson County, KS declined from 3,162 to 3,134, a −0.886% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,234 to $50,670, a 12% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Woodson County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.16%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.542%), White (Hispanic) (0.415%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.383%).

None of the households in Woodson 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.

99.9% of the residents in Woodson County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Woodson County, KS was $85,300, and the homeownership rate was 81.9%.

Most people in Woodson County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Woodson County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Woodson County, KS is home to a population of 3.13k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.542% of Woodson County, KS residents were born outside of the country (17 people).

In 2022, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.9k people) in Woodson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 193 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 17 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.9%
2022 Citizenship
100%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.9% of Woodson County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Woodson County, KS was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Woodson County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.9k ± 3
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    193 ± 28.2
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    17 ± 17
0.862%
Hispanic Population
27 people

In 2022, there were 15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.9k people) in Woodson County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 193 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 17 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.862% of the people in Woodson County, KS are hispanic (27 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.542%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
17 people
0.506%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
16 people

As of 2022, 0.542% of Woodson County, KS residents (17 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 Woodson County, KS was 0.506%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    69 ± 37
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    48 ± 34
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    42 ± 32

Woodson County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Woodson County, KS employs 1.33k people. The largest industries in Woodson County, KS are Manufacturing (193 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (164 people), and Educational Services (149 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($118,672), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,917), and Educational Services ($43,750).

Occupations

1.33k
2022 Value
± 145
3.18%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woodson County, KS grew at a rate of 3.18%, from 1.29k employees to 1.33k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Woodson County, KS, are Management Occupations (200 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (129 people), and Production Occupations (126 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Woodson County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.33k
2022 Value
± 145
3.18%
1 Year growth
± 14.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Woodson County, KS grew at a rate of 3.18%, from 1.29k employees to 1.33k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Woodson County, KS, are Manufacturing (193 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (164 people), and Educational Services (149 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Woodson County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Woodson 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

$40,132
Median earning men ± $4,928
$26,941
Median earning women ± $3,021

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($70,625), Other Services Except Public Administration ($65,625), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($63,750).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($42,917), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,000), and Wholesale Trade ($38,125).

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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. 22
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 17
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 16
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Woodson County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 79.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.55%).

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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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 Woodson County, KS was $85,300 in 2022, which is 0.303 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $72,400 to $85,300, a 17.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Woodson County, KS is 81.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Woodson County, KS have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Woodson County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$85,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$22,520
$993
Median Property Taxes
±$113

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 Woodson County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Woodson County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

81.9%
Homeownership
2022
61.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.9% of the housing units in Woodson County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 85%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 966
  2. Census Tract 967

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

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Household Income

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$50,670
Median Household Income
± $7,943
1.21k
Number of Households
± 127

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.21k households in Woodson County, KS grew to $50,670 from the previous year's value of $45,234.

The following chart displays the households in Woodson 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 Woodson 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 (81.3%)
  2. Carpooled (7.16%)
  3. Walked (5.51%)

In 2022, 81.3% of workers in Woodson County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.16%) and those who walked to work (5.51%).

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

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Woodson County, KS have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.48% of the workforce in Woodson 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 Woodson County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Woodson County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Woodson County, KS (408 out of 3.08k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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

91.4% of the population of Woodson County, KS has health coverage, with 37.4% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 18% on Medicare, 19.2% on non-group plans, and 3.63% on military or VA plans.

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

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22% under 18 years, 14% between 18 and 34 years, 39.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.8% 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

8.57%
Uninsured
37.4%
Employer Coverage
13.3%
Medicaid
18%
Medicare
19.2%
Non-Group
3.63%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Woodson County, KS declined by 7.42% from 9.25% to 8.57%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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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 37.4% in Woodson County, KS.

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