Gray County, KS

County

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Population
6,037
0.55% 1-year growth
US Senator
Pat Roberts
Republican Party
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
Median Age
36.2

Poverty Rate
5.97%

Median Household Income
$64,426
5.24% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$131,300
11.4% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
3,166
2.29% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Gray County, KS had a population of 6.04k people with a median age of 36.2 and a median household income of $64,426. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Gray County, KS grew from 6,004 to 6,037, a 0.55% increase and its median household income grew from $61,220 to $64,426, a 5.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Gray County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.2%), White (Hispanic) (14.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.911%), Black or African American (Hispanic) (0.845%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.563%). NaNk% of the people in Gray County, KS speak a non-English language, and 91.6% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gray County, KS is $131,300, and the homeownership rate is 75.5%. Most people in Gray County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Gray County, KS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Kansas. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 82.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (12.7%), followed by Other (5.08%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran 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.

Gray County, KS is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Kansas
82.2% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 90.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kansas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Kansas

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Pat Roberts
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, colored by their political party.

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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 Gray County, KS have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Gray County, KS is home to a population of 6.04k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2018, 10.8% of Gray County, KS residents were born outside of the country (651 people).

In 2018, there were 5.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.96k people) in Gray County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 895 White (Hispanic) and 55 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Gray County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    4.96k ± 15
  2. White (Hispanic)
    895 ± 76
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    55 ± 37.2
15.7%
Hispanic Population
950 people

In 2018, there were 5.54 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (4.96k people) in Gray County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 895 White (Hispanic) and 55 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15.7% of the people in Gray County, KS are hispanic (950 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
651 people
10.3%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
618 people

As of 2018, 10.8% of Gray County, KS residents (651 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gray County, KS was 10.3%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

36
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.6
35
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Gray County, KS was 36.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 35. But people in Gray County, KS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Gray County, KS residents was 36.

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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

91.6%
2018 Citizenship
92.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 91.6% of Gray County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Gray County, KS was 92.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    55 ± 25
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    35 ± 27
  3. Korea
    27 ± 24

Gray County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Gray County, KS is $64,426. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Gray County, KS was Census Tract 9626 with a value of $67,556, followed by Census Tract 9627 and N/A, with respective values of $62,606 and N/A.

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Gray County, KS employs 3.17k people. The largest industries in Gray County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (614 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (357 people), and Retail Trade (347 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($47,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,250), and Utilities ($42,434).

Wages

Median Household Income

$64,426
2018 value
± $2,378
5.24%
1 Year Growth
± 4.87%

Households in Gray County, KS have a median annual income of $64,426, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $61,220 in 2017, which represents a 5.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $1,876
$43,397
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Kansas
  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 in Kansas.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gray County, KS is from Kansas.
0.46
2017 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.462
2016 Wage GINI in Kansas

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 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Kansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9626
  2. Census Tract 9627
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gray County, KS was Census Tract 9626 with a value of $67,556, followed by Census Tract 9627 and N/A, with respective values of $62,606 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

5.97% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gray County, KS (355 out of 5.95k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    355 ± 86
  2. Hispanic
    86 ± 66
  3. Black
    0 ± 76

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

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

3.17k
2018 Value
± 216
2.29%
1 Year growth
± 9.33%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gray County, KS grew at a rate of 2.29%, from 3.1k employees to 3.17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gray County, KS, are Management Occupations (499 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (328 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (265 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gray County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gray County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (499 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (328 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (265 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gray County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (8.64 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.21 times), and Management Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gray County, KS, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($76,786), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,893), and Legal Occupations ($68,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.17k
2018 Value
± 216
2.29%
1 Year growth
± 9.33%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Gray County, KS grew at a rate of 2.29%, from 3.1k employees to 3.17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gray County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (614 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (357 people), and Retail Trade (347 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gray County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Gray 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 Gray County, KS, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (614 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (357 people), and Retail Trade (347 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gray County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16.1 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.07 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.67 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gray County, KS, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($47,750), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($46,250), and Utilities ($42,434).

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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 in Kansas
$357B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gray County, KS was $131,300 in 2018, which is 0.572 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $117,900 to $131,300, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Gray County, KS is 75.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gray County, KS have an average commute time of 14.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gray County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$131,300
2018 Median
± $11,122
$117,900
2017 Median
± $9,991

In 2018, the median property value in Gray County, KS grew to to $131,300 from the previous year's value of $117,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gray 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 Gray County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$64,426
Median Household Income
± $2,378
2.18k
Number of Households
± 157

In 2018, the median household income of the 2.18k households in Gray County, KS grew to $64,426 from the previous year's value of $61,220.

The following chart displays the households in Gray 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.5%
2018 Homeownership
75.9%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 75.5% of the housing units in Gray County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gray County, KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

14.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gray County, KS have a shorter commute time (14.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.754% of the workforce in Gray 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
    7.52%
  3. Worked At Home
    6.17%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Gray County, KS was Drove Alone (80.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.52%) and those who Worked At Home (6.17%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gray County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gray County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

87.4% of the population of Gray County, KS has health coverage, with 51.6% on employee plans, 7.68% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 0.504% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Gray County, KS see 6133 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (6082 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6034 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

6,133 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Gray County, KS

Primary care physicians in Gray County, KS see an average of 6,133 patients per year. This represents a 0.839% increase from the previous year (6,082 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gray County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kansas
$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

12.6%
Uninsured
51.6%
Employer Coverage
7.68%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
0.504%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gray County, KS grew by 2.05% from 12.3% to 12.6%.

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