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0.38% decline
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0.79% growth
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2.09% decline
Median Property Value
2.64% growth


The economy of Seward County, KS employs 10,800 people. The economy of Seward County, KS is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; and Manufacturing, which employ respectively 10.82; 3.64; and 2.45 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Seward County, KS are Manufacturing (2,736), Retail trade (1,234), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (918), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate, Rental & Leasing ($75,625), Utilities ($52,708), and Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($42,560).

Median household income in Seward County, KS is $47,507. Males in Seward County, KS have an average income that is 1.51 times higher than the average income of females, which is $32,307. The income inequality of Seward County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.422 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 Seward County, KS. In Seward 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 47 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $8,852. Wyandotte County, KS has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kansas.


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Seward County, KS is home to a population of 23,185 people, from which 78.5% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Seward County, KS is composed of 13,675 Hispanic residents (59%), 7,520 White residents (32.4%), 934 Black residents (4.03%), 682 Asian residents (2.94%), and 227 Two+ residents (0.98%). The most common foreign languages in Seward County, KS are Spanish (11,115 speakers), Vietnamese (465 speakers), and African Languages (359 speakers), but compared to other places, Seward County, KS has a relative high number of Other (79 speakers), Laotian (56 speakers), and African Languages (359 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Seward County, KS awarded 338 degrees. The student population of Seward County, KS is skewed towards females, with 144 male students and 194 female students. Most students in Seward County, KS are Hispanic or Latino (166 and 49.1%), followed by White (148 and 43.8%), Asian (9 and 2.66%), and Black or African American (5 and 1.48%). The largest universities in Seward County, KS by number of graduates are Seward County Community College and Area Technical School (338 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Seward County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (139 and 41.1%), Registered Nursing (26 and 7.69%), and Respiratory Care Therapist (6 and 1.78%). The median tuition costs in Seward 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 Seward County, KS is $89,400, which is 0.44 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $87,100 to $89,400, a 2.64% increase. The homeownership rate of Seward County, KS is 68.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Seward County, KS have an average commute time of 14.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Seward County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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