Finney County, KS

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Population

37,097

0.308% growth

Median Age

30.6


Median Household Income

$51,703

1.95% growth

Poverty Rate

16.2%


Number of Employees

18,653

1.43% growth

Median Property Value

$126,200

2.85% growth

About

In 2017, Finney County, KS had a population of 37.1k people with a median age of 30.6 and a median household income of $51,703. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Finney County, KS grew from 36,983 to 37,097, a 0.308% increase and its median household income grew from $50,712 to $51,703, a 1.95% increase.

The population of Finney County, KS is 49% Hispanic or Latino, 42.6% White Alone, and 3.92% Asian Alone. N/A% of the people in Finney County, KS speak a non-English language, and 85.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Finney County, KS are Garden City Community College (361 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Finney County, KS is $126,200, and the homeownership rate is 62.1%. Most people in Finney County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 13.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Finney County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Finney County, KS employs 18.7k people. The largest industries in Finney County, KS are Manufacturing (3,462 people), Retail Trade (2,308 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,522), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,219), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,000).

Median household income in Finney County, KS is $51,703. Males in Finney 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 Finney County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,703

2017 value

± $1,928

1.95%

1 Year Growth

± 5.87%

Households in Finney County, KS have a median annual income of $51,703, 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 $50,712 in 2016, which represents a 1.95% 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 Kansas made 1.4 times more than female 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 Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Finney 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9605.03

  2. Census Tract 9604.01

  3. Census Tract 9601

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Finney County, KS was Census Tract 9605.03 with a value of $84,375, followed by Census Tract 9604.01 and Census Tract 9601, with respective values of $70,938 and $69,208.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Finney 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

16.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Finney County, KS (5.91k out of 36.5k 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 Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    3,986 ± 419

  2. Hispanic

    3,541 ± 403

  3. Other

    1,214 ± 243

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

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

18.7k

2017 Value

± 837

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 6.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Finney County, KS grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 18.4k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Finney County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,459 people), Production Occupations (2,317 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,377 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Finney County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Finney County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,459 people), Production Occupations (2,317 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,377 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Finney County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.49 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.14 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Finney County, KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($120,761), Management Occupations ($66,174), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

18.7k

2017 Value

± 837

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 6.23%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Finney County, KS grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 18.4k employees to 18.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Finney County, KS, are Manufacturing (3,462 people), Retail Trade (2,308 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Finney County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Finney 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 Finney County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,462 people), Retail Trade (2,308 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,120 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Finney County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.26 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.44 times), and Utilities (2.33 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Finney County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,522), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($69,219), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($69,000).

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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 ($24.1B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($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

86.7% of the population of Finney County, KS has health coverage, with 52.6% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 7.61% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 0.247% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Finney County, KS see 1856 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.161% decrease from the previous year (1859 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1597 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 835 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

1,856 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Finney County, KS see an average of 1,856 patients per year. This represents a 0.161% decrease from the previous year (1,859 patients).

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

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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

13.3%

Uninsured

52.6%

Employer Coverage

15.3%

Medicaid

7.61%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

0.247%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Finney County, KS declined by 2.68% from 13.7% to 13.3%.

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

Finney County, KS is home to a population of 37.1k people, from which 85.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 21.5% of Finney County, KS residents were born outside of the country (7.98k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Finney County, KS is composed of 18.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (49%), 15.8k White Alone residents (42.6%), 1.46k Asian Alone residents (3.92%), 776 Two or More Races residents (2.09%), 764 Black or African American Alone residents (2.06%), 145 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.391%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Finney County, KS are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

26

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Finney County, KS was 30.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 26, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Finney County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Finney County, KS residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

21.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.98k people

21.3%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.87k people

As of 2017, 21.5% of Finney County, KS residents (7.98k people) 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 Finney County, KS was 21.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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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 Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 85,360 Kansas residents, followed by India with 11,676 and Vietnam with 10,096.

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Citizenship

85.5%

2017 Citizenship

85.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.5% of Finney County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Finney County, KS was 85.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    18.2k ± 1.04k

  2. White Alone

    15.8k ± 22

  3. Asian Alone

    1.46k ± 154

In 2017, there were 1.15 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (18.2k people) in Finney County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 15.8k White Alone and 1.46k Asian Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Finney County, KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Finney County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Finney County, KS are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    351 ± 96

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    159 ± 80

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    132 ± 79

Finney County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Finney County, KS awarded 361 degrees. The student population of Finney County, KS is skewed towards women, with 944 male students and 1,109 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Finney County, KS are Hispanic or Latino (159 and 44.4%), followed by White (156 and 43.6%), Black or African American (22 and 6.15%), and Asian (10 and 2.79%).

The largest universities in Finney County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Garden City Community College (361 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Finney County, KS are General Business (41 and 11.4%), General Studies (35 and 9.7%), and Welding Technology (33 and 9.14%).

The median tuition costs in Finney County, KS are $N/A 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. 41 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Finney County, KS was General Business with 41 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

361 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Finney County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Garden City Community College with 361 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

174

Degrees Awarded to Men

187

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 174 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Finney County, KS, which is 0.93 times less than the 187 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    159 degrees awarded

  2. White

    156 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Finney County, KS were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 159 degrees mean that there were 1.02 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 156 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Finney County, KS was $126,200 in 2017, which is 0.58 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $122,700 to $126,200, a 2.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Finney County, KS is 62.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Finney County, KS have an average commute time of 13.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Finney 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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$51,703

Median Household Income

± $1,928

12.6k

Number of Households

± 693

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.6k households in Finney County, KS grew to $51,703 from the previous year's value of $50,712.

The following chart displays the households in Finney 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

$126,200

2017 Median

± $6,321

$122,700

2016 Median

± $4,607

In 2017, the median property value in Finney County, KS grew to to $126,200 from the previous year's value of $122,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Finney 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 Finney County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

62.1%

2017 Homeownership

61.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 62.1% of the housing units in Finney County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 61.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Finney 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 Finney County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Finney County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

13.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Finney County, KS have a shorter commute time (13.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.893% of the workforce in Finney County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.7%

  2. Carpooled

    13.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Finney County, KS was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (13.1%) and those who Worked At Home (2.81%).

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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