Seward County, KS

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Population

22,948

1.02% decline

Median Age

29.5


Median Household Income

$47,535

0.0589% growth

Poverty Rate

18.8%


Number of Employees

10,866

0.611% growth

Median Property Value

$98,500

10.2% growth

About

In 2017, Seward County, KS had a population of 22.9k people with a median age of 29.5 and a median household income of $47,535. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Seward County, KS declined from 23,185 to 22,948, a -1.02% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,507 to $47,535, a 0.0589% increase.

The population of Seward County, KS is 59.6% Hispanic or Latino, 31.6% White Alone, and 4.5% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Seward County, KS speak a non-English language, and 78.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Seward County, KS are Seward County Community College (303 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Seward County, KS is $98,500, and the homeownership rate is 65.8%. Most people in Seward County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 14.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Seward County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Seward County, KS employs 10.9k people. The largest industries in Seward County, KS are Manufacturing (2,875 people), Retail Trade (1,283 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,012 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($123,086), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,788), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,786).

Median household income in Seward County, KS is $47,535. Males in Seward 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 Seward County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,535

2017 value

± $3,069

0.0589%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Seward County, KS have a median annual income of $47,535, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $47,507 in 2016, which represents a 0.0589% 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.

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.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Seward 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 9657

  2. Census Tract 9659

  3. Census Tract 9656

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Seward County, KS was Census Tract 9657 with a value of $61,275, followed by Census Tract 9659 and Census Tract 9656, with respective values of $49,351 and $47,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

18.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Seward County, KS (4.21k out of 22.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males < 5.

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. Hispanic

    3,599 ± 417

  2. White

    2,486 ± 401

  3. Other

    1,431 ± 301

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

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

10.9k

2017 Value

± 795

0.611%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seward County, KS grew at a rate of 0.611%, from 10.8k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Seward County, KS, are Production Occupations (1,915 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,165 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,031 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Seward County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Seward County, KS, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,915 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,165 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,031 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Seward County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.36 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (3.04 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Seward County, KS, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($63,047), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($61,806), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($59,200).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.9k

2017 Value

± 795

0.611%

1 Year growth

± 10.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Seward County, KS grew at a rate of 0.611%, from 10.8k employees to 10.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Seward County, KS, are Manufacturing (2,875 people), Retail Trade (1,283 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,012 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Seward County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Seward 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 Seward County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,875 people), Retail Trade (1,283 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,012 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Seward County, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.8 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.2 times), and Manufacturing (2.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Seward County, KS, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($123,086), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,788), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($51,786).

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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

80.5% of the population of Seward County, KS has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 7.01% on Medicare, 7.07% on non-group plans, and 0.756% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Seward County, KS see 1929 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.56% decrease from the previous year (2133 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3244 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1622 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

1,929 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Seward County, KS see an average of 1,929 patients per year. This represents a 9.56% decrease from the previous year (2,133 patients).

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

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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

19.5%

Uninsured

48.3%

Employer Coverage

17.4%

Medicaid

7.01%

Medicare

7.07%

Non-Group

0.756%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Seward County, KS grew by 1.83% from 19.2% to 19.5%.

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

Seward County, KS is home to a population of 22.9k people, from which 78.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 29.9% of Seward County, KS residents were born outside of the country (6.87k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Seward County, KS is composed of 13.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (59.6%), 7.25k White Alone residents (31.6%), 1.03k Black or African American Alone residents (4.5%), 677 Asian Alone residents (2.95%), 152 Two or More Races residents (0.662%), 149 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.649%), 3 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0131%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Seward County, KS was 29.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Seward County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Seward County, KS residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

29.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.87k people

30.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

7.07k people

As of 2017, 29.9% of Seward County, KS residents (6.87k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Seward County, KS was 30.5%, 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

78.7%

2017 Citizenship

78.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 78.7% of Seward County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Seward County, KS was 78.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    13.7k ± 1.51k

  2. White Alone

    7.25k ± 11

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.03k ± 100

In 2017, there were 1.89 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (13.7k people) in Seward County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.25k White Alone and 1.03k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    228 ± 77

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    64 ± 50

  3. Korea

    64 ± 36

Seward County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Seward County, KS awarded 303 degrees. The student population of Seward County, KS is skewed towards women, with 827 male students and 1,100 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Seward County, KS are Hispanic or Latino (130 and 45.3%), followed by White (118 and 41.1%), Unknown (20 and 6.97%), and Black or African American (13 and 4.53%).

The largest universities in Seward County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Seward County Community College (303 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Seward County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (114 and 37.6%), Registered Nursing (29 and 9.57%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (23 and 7.59%).

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.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 114 degrees awarded

  2. 29 degrees awarded

  3. 7 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Seward County, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 114 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Seward County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

303 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Seward County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Seward County Community College with 303 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

121

Degrees Awarded to Men

182

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 121 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Seward County, KS, which is 0.665 times less than the 182 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    130 degrees awarded

  2. White

    118 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Seward County, KS were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 130 degrees mean that there were 1.1 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 118 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Seward County, KS was $98,500 in 2017, which is 0.453 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $89,400 to $98,500, a 10.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Seward County, KS is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Seward County, KS have an average commute time of 14.3 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.

Income

Household Income

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$47,535

Median Household Income

± $3,069

7.57k

Number of Households

± 594

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.57k households in Seward County, KS grew to $47,535 from the previous year's value of $47,507.

The following chart displays the households in Seward 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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Housing

Property Value

$98,500

2017 Median

± $8,289

$89,400

2016 Median

± $6,419

In 2017, the median property value in Seward County, KS grew to to $98,500 from the previous year's value of $89,400.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.8%

2017 Homeownership

68.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.8% of the housing units in Seward County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Seward 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 Seward County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Seward County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

14.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Seward County, KS have a shorter commute time (14.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Seward County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    71.6%

  2. Carpooled

    20%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.69%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Seward County, KS was Drove Alone (71.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (20%) and those who Worked At Home (3.69%).

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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