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Douglas County, KS&

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1.2% growth
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Median Household Income
3.45% growth
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Number of Employees
2.35% growth
Median Property Value
1.17% growth


The economy of Douglas County, KS employs 63,337 people. The economy of Douglas County, KS is specialized in Educational Services; Management of Companies & Enterprises; and Information, which employ respectively 2.1; 1.51; and 1.42 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Douglas County, KS are Educational Services (12,371), Retail trade (7,916), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (7,417), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($53,844), Utilities ($50,417), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($47,051).

Median household income in Douglas County, KS is $52,698. Males in Douglas County, KS have an average income that is 1.22 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,748. The income inequality of Douglas County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.531 which is higher than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Douglas County, KS. In Douglas County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 18-24 and 18-24, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 88 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,290. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Douglas County, KS is home to a population of 116,352 people, from which 95.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Douglas County, KS is composed of 92,804 White residents (79.8%), 6,714 Hispanic residents (5.77%), 5,332 Asian residents (4.58%), 4,526 Two+ residents (3.89%), and 4,364 Black residents (3.75%). The most common foreign languages in Douglas County, KS are Spanish (3,749 speakers), Chinese (1,860 speakers), and Arabic (529 speakers), but compared to other places, Douglas County, KS has a relative high number of Navajo (445 speakers), Other Native North American (262 speakers), and Japanese (527 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Douglas County, KS awarded 7,954 degrees. The student population of Douglas County, KS is skewed towards females, with 3,592 male students and 4,362 female students. Most students in Douglas County, KS are White (5,851 and 73.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (355 and 4.46%), Black or African American (317 and 3.99%), and Asian (257 and 3.23%). The largest universities in Douglas County, KS by number of graduates are University of Kansas (6,682 and 84%), Baker University (903 and 11.4%), and Haskell Indian Nations University (186 and 2.34%). The most popular majors in Douglas County, KS are General Business Administration & Management (289 and 3.63%), Journalism (244 and 3.07%), and Registered Nursing (208 and 2.62%). The median tuition costs in Douglas County, KS are $27,600 for private four year colleges, and $9,579 and $24,962 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Douglas County, KS is $181,900, which is 0.89 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $179,800 to $181,900, a 1.17% increase. The homeownership rate of Douglas County, KS is 51.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Douglas County, KS have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Douglas County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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