Gray County, KS

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Population

6,004

0.547% decline

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$61,220

2.67% growth

Poverty Rate

8.48%


Number of Employees

3,095

0.847% growth

Median Property Value

$117,900

2.25% growth

About

In 2017, Gray County, KS had a population of 6k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $61,220. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gray County, KS declined from 6,037 to 6,004, a -0.547% decrease and its median household income grew from $59,629 to $61,220, a 2.67% increase.

The population of Gray County, KS is 84.3% White Alone, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 0.433% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Gray County, KS speak a non-English language, and 92.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Gray County, KS is $117,900, and the homeownership rate is 75.9%. Most people in Gray County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Gray County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Gray County, KS employs 3.1k people. The largest industries in Gray County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (340 people), and Retail Trade (302 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,417), Utilities ($52,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,722).

Median household income in Gray County, KS is $61,220. Males in Gray 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 Gray County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,220

2017 value

± $2,178

2.67%

1 Year Growth

± 6.18%

Households in Gray County, KS have a median annual income of $61,220, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $59,629 in 2016, which represents a 2.67% 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 Gray 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.

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 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gray County, KS was Census Tract 9626 with a value of $61,667, followed by Census Tract 9627 and N/A, with respective values of $60,925 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

8.48% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gray County, KS (502 out of 5.92k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Males 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

    502 ± 94

  2. Hispanic

    171 ± 70

  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

3.1k

2017 Value

± 207

0.847%

1 Year growth

± 9.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gray County, KS grew at a rate of 0.847%, from 3.07k employees to 3.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gray County, KS, are Management Occupations (534 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (320 people), and Transportation Occupations (277 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 (534 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (320 people), and Transportation Occupations (277 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 (9.57 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (2.45 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.74 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 ($74,125), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($73,125), and Legal Occupations ($67,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.1k

2017 Value

± 207

0.847%

1 Year growth

± 9.31%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gray County, KS grew at a rate of 0.847%, from 3.07k employees to 3.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gray County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (340 people), and Retail Trade (302 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 (716 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (340 people), and Retail Trade (302 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gray County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (19.6 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (1.99 times), and Utilities (1.7 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gray County, KS, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($60,417), Utilities ($52,813), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,722).

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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

87.7% of the population of Gray County, KS has health coverage, with 49.6% on employee plans, 7.97% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 18.8% on non-group plans, and 0.574% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Gray County, KS 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

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).

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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

12.3%

Uninsured

49.6%

Employer Coverage

7.97%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

18.8%

Non-Group

0.574%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gray County, KS grew by 8.43% from 11.4% to 12.3%.

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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Diversity

Gray County, KS is home to a population of 6k people, from which 92.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 10.3% of Gray County, KS residents were born outside of the country (618 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gray County, KS is composed of 5.06k White Alone residents (84.3%), 900 Hispanic or Latino residents (15%), 26 Two or More Races residents (0.433%), 15 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.25%), 2 Asian Alone residents (0.0333%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gray County, KS was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Gray County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gray County, KS residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

618 people

9.57%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

578 people

As of 2017, 10.3% of Gray County, KS residents (618 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gray County, KS was 9.57%, 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

92.3%

2017 Citizenship

93%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.3% of Gray County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gray County, KS was 93%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.06k ± 25

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    900 ± 82.2

  3. Two or More Races

    26 ± 21.9

In 2017, there were 5.62 times more White Alone residents (5.06k people) in Gray County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 900 Hispanic or Latino and 26 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gray 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 Gray 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 Gray County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gray 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

    69 ± 28

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    38 ± 27

  3. Korea

    22 ± 21

Gray County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gray County, KS was $117,900 in 2017, which is 0.542 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $115,300 to $117,900, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Gray County, KS is 75.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gray County, KS have an average commute time of 14.7 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.

Income

Household Income

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$61,220

Median Household Income

± $2,178

2.14k

Number of Households

± 165

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.14k households in Gray County, KS grew to $61,220 from the previous year's value of $59,629.

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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Housing

Property Value

$117,900

2017 Median

± $9,991

$115,300

2016 Median

± $8,044

In 2017, the median property value in Gray County, KS grew to to $117,900 from the previous year's value of $115,300.

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 $150k - $175k 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

75.9%

2017 Homeownership

74.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.9% of the housing units in Gray County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.6%.

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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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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Commute Time

14.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gray County, KS have a shorter commute time (14.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.868% 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

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    7.45%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gray County, KS was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.45%) and those who Worked At Home (5.45%).

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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