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Geary County, KS&

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0.08% growth
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Median Household Income
2.84% growth
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1.99% decline
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0.07% growth


The economy of Geary County, KS employs 12,627 people. The economy of Geary County, KS is specialized in Public Admin.; Accommodation & Food Service; and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing, which employ respectively 3.1; 1.32; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Geary County, KS are Public Admin. (1,858), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,746), and Retail trade (1,582), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($44,118), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($40,333), and Finance & Insurance ($31,761).

Median household income in Geary County, KS is $45,243. Males in Geary County, KS have an average income that is 1.08 times higher than the average income of females, which is $38,536. The income inequality of Geary County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444 which is lower 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 Geary County, KS. In Geary 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 35 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,846. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Geary County, KS is home to a population of 36,818 people, from which 96.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Geary County, KS is composed of 21,415 White residents (58.2%), 5,991 Black residents (16.3%), 5,526 Hispanic residents (15%), 2,067 Two+ residents (5.61%), and 1,118 Asian residents (3.04%). The most common foreign languages in Geary County, KS are Spanish (2,683 speakers), German (507 speakers), and Korean (317 speakers), but compared to other places, Geary County, KS has a relative high number of German (507 speakers), Other Pacific Island (174 speakers), and Korean (317 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Manhattan City PUMA, KS awarded 6,291 degrees. The student population of Manhattan City PUMA, KS is skewed towards females, with 2,923 male students and 3,368 female students. Most students in Manhattan City PUMA, KS are White (4,902 and 77.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (303 and 4.82%), Black or African American (203 and 3.23%), and Two or more races (147 and 2.34%). The largest universities in Manhattan City PUMA, KS by number of graduates are Kansas State University (5,585 and 88.8%), Manhattan Area Technical College (398 and 6.33%), and Bellus Academy (174 and 2.77%). The most popular majors in Manhattan City PUMA, KS are General Animal Sciences (200 and 3.18%), General Human Development & Family Studies (186 and 2.96%), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (157 and 2.5%). The median tuition costs in Manhattan City PUMA, KS are $14,496 for private four year colleges, and $9,012 and $23,913 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 Geary County, KS is $136,100, which is 0.66 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $136,000 to $136,100, a 0.07% increase. The homeownership rate of Geary County, KS is 40.6%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Geary County, KS have an average commute time of 15.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Geary County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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