Ottawa County, KS

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Population

5,957

0.783% decline

Poverty Rate

9.72%


Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$51,797

0.85% decline

Number of Employees

3,002

0.0998% decline

Median Property Value

$98,600

6.25% growth

About

In 2017, Ottawa County, KS had a population of 5.96k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $51,797. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ottawa County, KS declined from 6,004 to 5,957, a -0.783% decrease and its median household income declined from $52,241 to $51,797, a -0.85% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.85%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.772%), and Two or More Races (Hispanic) (0.504%). N/A% of the people in Ottawa County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Ottawa County, KS is $98,600, and the homeownership rate is 83%. Most people in Ottawa County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa County, KS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Ottawa County, KS employs 3k people. The largest industries in Ottawa County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people), Manufacturing (348 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (282 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,750), and Utilities ($53,750).

Median household income in Ottawa County, KS is $51,797. Males in Ottawa 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 Ottawa County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,797

2017 value

± $4,151

-0.85%

1 Year Growth

± 10.5%

Households in Ottawa County, KS have a median annual income of $51,797, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $52,241 in 2016, which represents a -0.85% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Ottawa County, KS compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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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.

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

  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.

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 Ottawa 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 856

  2. Census Tract 857

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ottawa County, KS was Census Tract 856 with a value of $65,368, followed by Census Tract 857 and N/A, with respective values of $46,033 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.72% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa County, KS (567 out of 5.84k 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 Males < 5, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    513 ± 91

  2. Black

    40 ± 87

  3. Native American

    12 ± 74

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

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

3k

2017 Value

± 220

-0.0998%

1 Year decline

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ottawa County, KS declined at a rate of -0.0998%, from 3.01k employees to 3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa County, KS, are Management Occupations (399 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (362 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (319 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (399 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (362 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (319 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ottawa County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.77 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.63 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, KS, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($53,889), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,333), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($51,719).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3k

2017 Value

± 220

-0.0998%

1 Year decline

± 10.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ottawa County, KS declined at a rate of -0.0998%, from 3.01k employees to 3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people), Manufacturing (348 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (282 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa 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 Ottawa County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (504 people), Manufacturing (348 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (282 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ottawa County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (7.94 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.13 times), and Construction (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ottawa County, KS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,750), Transportation & Warehousing ($53,750), and Utilities ($53,750).

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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. $30B

  2. $25B

  3. $23.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $30B, followed by Cereal grains ($25B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.3B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 35% 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. $27.7B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $27.7B, followed by Texas with $19.5B and Nebraska and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91.2% of the population of Ottawa County, KS has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 8.57% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 0.733% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, KS see 2988 patients per year on average, which represents a 47.8% increase from the previous year (2022 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1973 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 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

2,988 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, KS see an average of 2,988 patients per year. This represents a 47.8% increase from the previous year (2,022 patients).

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

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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

8.84%

Uninsured

52.4%

Employer Coverage

8.57%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

0.733%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa County, KS grew by 13.5% from 7.79% to 8.84%.

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

Ottawa County, KS is home to a population of 5.96k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.302% of Ottawa County, KS residents were born outside of the country (18 people).

In 2017, there were 51.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.62k people) in Ottawa County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 110 White (Hispanic) and 106 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

51

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 61.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ottawa County, KS was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Ottawa County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ottawa County, KS residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.302%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

18 people

0.666%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

40 people

As of 2017, 0.302% of Ottawa County, KS residents (18 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 Ottawa County, KS was 0.666%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Ottawa County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa County, KS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, KS

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    5.62k ± 15

  2. White (Hispanic)

    110 ± 34

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    106 ± 46.5

In 2017, there were 51.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.62k people) in Ottawa County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 110 White (Hispanic) and 106 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    160 ± 36

  2. Korea

    62 ± 27

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    30 ± 23

Ottawa County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.58 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ottawa County, KS was $98,600 in 2017, which is 0.429 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $92,800 to $98,600, a 6.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa County, KS is 83%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ottawa County, KS have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ottawa County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$98,600

2017 Median

± $7,551

$92,800

2016 Median

± $7,593

In 2017, the median property value in Ottawa County, KS grew to to $98,600 from the previous year's value of $92,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ottawa 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 Ottawa County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$51,797

Median Household Income

± $4,151

2.44k

Number of Households

± 191

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.44k households in Ottawa County, KS declined from $51,797 from the previous year's value of $52,241.

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

83%

2017 Homeownership

82.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 83% of the housing units in Ottawa County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 82.4%.

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

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa County, KS have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2% of the workforce in Ottawa County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.9%

  2. Carpooled

    10%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.14%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ottawa County, KS was Drove Alone (77.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (10%) and those who Worked At Home (7.14%).

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

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