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Labette County, KS&

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1.02% decline
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0.99% growth
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0.65% decline
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7.26% growth


The economy of Labette County, KS employs 9,510 people. The economy of Labette County, KS is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Manufacturing; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 3.29; 1.93; and 1.61 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Labette County, KS are Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,120), Manufacturing (1,895), and Educational Services (1,032), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($45,625), Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($42,604), and Transportation & Warehousing ($39,659).

Median household income in Labette County, KS is $41,851. Males in Labette County, KS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,146. The income inequality of Labette County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Labette County, KS. In Labette County, KS the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 67 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,129. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Labette County, KS is home to a population of 20,833 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Labette County, KS is composed of 17,789 White residents (85.4%), 1,213 Two+ residents (5.82%), 901 Hispanic residents (4.32%), 686 Black residents (3.29%), and 185 Native residents (0.89%). The most common foreign languages in Labette County, KS are Spanish (417 speakers), German (173 speakers), and Tagalog (41 speakers), but compared to other places, Labette County, KS has a relative high number of German (173 speakers), Other West Germanic (17 speakers), and Tagalog (41 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Labette County, KS awarded 202 degrees. The student population of Labette County, KS is skewed towards females, with 37 male students and 165 female students. Most students in Labette County, KS are White (166 and 82.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12 and 5.94%), Black or African American (9 and 4.46%), and American Indian (8 and 3.96%). The largest universities in Labette County, KS by number of graduates are Labette Community College (202 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Labette County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (69 and 34.2%), Registered Nursing (29 and 14.4%), and Physical Therapy Technician (20 and 9.9%). The median tuition costs in Labette 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.



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The median property value in Labette County, KS is $75,300, which is 0.37 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $70,200 to $75,300, a 7.26% increase. The homeownership rate of Labette County, KS is 69.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Labette County, KS have an average commute time of 15.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Labette County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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