Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS

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2022 Population
107,194
0.405% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.8
0.995% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
11.8%
1.02% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$58,799
5.44% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$124,900
10.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
50,448
2.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS had a population of 107k people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $58,799. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS declined from 107,630 to 107,194, a −0.405% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,766 to $58,799, a 5.44% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.82%), Other (Hispanic) (2.59%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.3%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.54%).

6% 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% 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 (3,925 degrees awarded in 2022), Colby Community College (495 degrees), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (384 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was $124,900, and the homeownership rate was 71%.

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.

Population & Diversity

Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is home to a population of 107k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.91% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents were born outside of the country (3.12k people).

In 2022, there were 31.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.7k people) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k White (Hispanic) and 2.78k 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 (4,562 households), German (513 households), and Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (214 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
52,793
Women
49.2%
54,480
Men
50.8%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 107,273 inhabitants, with 50.8% men, and 49.2% women.

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Citizenship

98%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    94.7k ± 152
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.03k ± 452
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    2.78k ± 444
7.31%
Hispanic Population
7.84k people

In 2022, there were 31.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (94.7k people) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k White (Hispanic) and 2.78k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.31% of the people in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are hispanic (7.84k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,036 ± 1,097 people
  2. India
    197 ± 344 people
  3. China
    143 ± 293 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 2,036 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents, followed by India with 197 and China with 143.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.91%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.12k people
3.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.24k people

As of 2022, 2.91% of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS residents (3.12k 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 Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 3.01%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,562 households (4.52%)
  2. German
    513 households (0.508%)
  3. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    214 households (0.212%)

6% 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 21.7%. 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 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Spanish. 4.52% 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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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,222 ± 243
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,105 ± 221
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    484 ± 106

Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS employs 50.4k people. The largest industries in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Elementary & secondary schools (4,245 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,564 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,787 people), and the highest paying industries are Offices of optometrists ($147,977), Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($140,045), and Electric power generation, transmission & distribution ($128,354).

Males in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,420. The income inequality in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
24,037
Women
49.1%
24,966
Men
50.9%

The workforce of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS in 2020 was 49,003 people, with 49.1% woman, and 50.9% men.

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Occupations

50.4k
2022 Value
2.4%
1 Year growth
± 2.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew at a rate of 2.4%, from 49.3k employees to 50.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,822 people), Miscellaneous agricultural workers, including animal breeders (1,781 people), and Registered nurses (1,539 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

50.4k
2022 Value
2.4%
1 Year growth
± 2.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew at a rate of 2.4%, from 49.3k employees to 50.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, are Elementary & secondary schools (4,245 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,564 people), and Restaurants & Food Services (2,787 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,324
Median earning men ± $1,056
$29,345
Median earning women ± $1,035

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($77,984), Information ($67,905), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,065).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($54,688), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,588), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,396).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.73%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.87M people employed in Colorado. This represents a 1.73% 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 11.9%.

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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%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS awarded 4,862 degrees. The student population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 5,747 male students and 9,320 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are White (2,614 and 54.7%), followed by Unknown (1,552 and 32.5%), Hispanic or Latino (318 and 6.66%), and Black or African American (148 and 3.1%).

The largest universities in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS by number of degrees awarded are Fort Hays State University (3,925 and 80.7%), Colby Community College (495 and 10.2%), and Northwest Kansas Technical College (384 and 7.9%).

The most popular majors in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS are Organizational Leadership (502 and 10.3%), Operations Management & Supervision (448 and 9.21%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (438 and 9.01%).

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.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 51.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 15,067 (38.1% men and 61.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 15,067 students enrolled in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, 38.1% men and 61.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 8,816 records, of which 64.8% were women and 35.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 502 degrees awarded
  2. 448 degrees awarded
  3. 233 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Organizational Leadership with 502 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,925 degrees awarded
  2. 495 degrees awarded
  3. 384 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Fort Hays State University with 3,925 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,838 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS, which is 0.608 times less than the 3,024 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,614 degrees mean that there were 1.68 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 1,552 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($4,140) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,455) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.33% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.763% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (24.1k), Some college (22.5k), and Bachelors Degree (14.8k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was $124,900 in 2022, which is 0.443 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $113,400 to $124,900, a 10.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is 71%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

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.

Median household income in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS is $58,799. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Johnson County (Southeast)--Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $128,396, followed by Johnson County (Southwest)--Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS and Johnson County (Northwest)--Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $103,104 and $102,444.

Property

$124,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,384
$32,243
Median Property Taxes
±$1,035

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Rent vs Own

71%
Homeownership
2022
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71% of the housing units in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.8%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was Johnson County (Southeast)--Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $128,396, followed by Johnson County (Southwest)--Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS and Johnson County (Northwest)--Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $103,104 and $102,444.

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Household Income

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$58,799
Median Household Income
± $1,847
45.4k
Number of Households
± 1,279

In 2022, the median household income of the 45.4k households in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew to $58,799 from the previous year's value of $55,766.

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Wage Distribution

0.444
2022 Wage GINI in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS
0.432
2021 Wage GINI in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS

In 2022, the income inequality in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.81% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.2%)
  3. Carpooled (8.1%)

In 2022, 77.2% of workers in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.2%) and those who carpooled to work (8.1%).

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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 (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

11.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS (12.1k out of 103k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Health

92% of the population of Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS has health coverage, with 47.5% on employee plans, 11.5% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 15.8% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kansas see 1271 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1630 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 467 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,271 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,271 patients per year. This represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 20.2% between 18 and 34 years, 35.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.96%
Uninsured
47.5%
Employer Coverage
11.5%
Medicaid
16.2%
Medicare
15.8%
Non-Group
1.03%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Northwest Kansas PUMA, KS grew by 3.38% from 7.7% to 7.96%.

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