Stevens County, KS

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Population

5,741

0.0523% growth

Median Age

35.1


Median Household Income

$57,500

5.83% growth

Poverty Rate

16.8%


Number of Employees

2,569

0.233% decline

Median Property Value

$110,000

11.6% growth

About

In 2017, Stevens County, KS had a population of 5.74k people with a median age of 35.1 and a median household income of $57,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Stevens County, KS grew from 5,738 to 5,741, a 0.0523% increase and its median household income grew from $54,333 to $57,500, a 5.83% increase.

The population of Stevens County, KS is 62% White Alone, 35.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.86% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Stevens County, KS speak a non-English language, and 87.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Stevens County, KS is $110,000, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Stevens County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 15.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Stevens County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Stevens County, KS employs 2.57k people. The largest industries in Stevens County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (487 people), Manufacturing (324 people), and Educational Services (232 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($59,279), Transportation & Warehousing ($58,359), and Manufacturing ($52,879).

Median household income in Stevens County, KS is $57,500. Males in Stevens 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 Stevens County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,500

2017 value

± $7,344

5.83%

1 Year Growth

± 14.2%

Households in Stevens County, KS have a median annual income of $57,500, 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 $54,333 in 2016, which represents a 5.83% 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 Stevens 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 9652

  2. Census Tract 9651

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Stevens County, KS was Census Tract 9652 with a value of $57,902, followed by Census Tract 9651 and N/A, with respective values of $56,989 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Stevens County, KS (950 out of 5.64k 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 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 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. White

    637 ± 160

  2. Hispanic

    601 ± 163

  3. Other

    240 ± 114

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

2.57k

2017 Value

± 292

-0.233%

1 Year decline

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stevens County, KS declined at a rate of -0.233%, from 2.58k employees to 2.57k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Stevens County, KS, are Management Occupations (406 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (280 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (219 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Stevens County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Stevens County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (406 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (280 people), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (219 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stevens County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (12.6 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.11 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Stevens County, KS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,156), Transportation Occupations ($58,031), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($54,271).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

2.57k

2017 Value

± 292

-0.233%

1 Year decline

± 15.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Stevens County, KS declined at a rate of -0.233%, from 2.58k employees to 2.57k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Stevens County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (487 people), Manufacturing (324 people), and Educational Services (232 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Stevens County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Stevens 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 Stevens County, KS, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (487 people), Manufacturing (324 people), and Educational Services (232 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Stevens County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (16 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9 times), and Utilities (2.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Stevens County, KS, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($59,279), Transportation & Warehousing ($58,359), and Manufacturing ($52,879).

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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

84.4% of the population of Stevens County, KS has health coverage, with 50.3% on employee plans, 8.74% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.995% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Stevens County, KS see 5806 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0862% increase from the previous year (5801 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2792 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1861 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

5,806 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Stevens County, KS see an average of 5,806 patients per year. This represents a 0.0862% increase from the previous year (5,801 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%).

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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

15.6%

Uninsured

50.3%

Employer Coverage

8.74%

Medicaid

10.8%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

0.995%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Stevens County, KS declined by 4.32% from 16.3% to 15.6%.

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

Stevens County, KS is home to a population of 5.74k people, from which 87.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 16.5% of Stevens County, KS residents were born outside of the country (948 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Stevens County, KS is composed of 3.56k White Alone residents (62%), 2.02k Hispanic or Latino residents (35.2%), 107 Two or More Races residents (1.86%), 20 Asian Alone residents (0.348%), 17 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.296%), 11 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.192%), 5 Black or African American Alone residents (0.0871%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Stevens County, KS was 35.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Stevens County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Stevens County, KS residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

16.5%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

948 people

16.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

959 people

As of 2017, 16.5% of Stevens County, KS residents (948 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 Stevens County, KS was 16.7%, 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

87.3%

2017 Citizenship

86.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 87.3% of Stevens County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Stevens County, KS was 86.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.56k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2.02k ± 336

  3. Two or More Races

    107 ± 34.4

In 2017, there were 1.76 times more White Alone residents (3.56k people) in Stevens County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.02k Hispanic or Latino and 107 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 Stevens 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 Stevens 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 Stevens County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Stevens 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

    56 ± 41

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    23 ± 26

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    13 ± 25

Stevens County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Stevens County, KS was $110,000 in 2017, which is 0.506 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,600 to $110,000, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Stevens County, KS is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Stevens County, KS have an average commute time of 15.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Stevens 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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$57,500

Median Household Income

± $7,344

1.96k

Number of Households

± 242

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.96k households in Stevens County, KS grew to $57,500 from the previous year's value of $54,333.

The following chart displays the households in Stevens 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

$110,000

2017 Median

± $29,967

$98,600

2016 Median

± $23,613

In 2017, the median property value in Stevens County, KS grew to to $110,000 from the previous year's value of $98,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Stevens 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 Stevens County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

74.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Stevens County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Stevens 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 Stevens County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Stevens County, KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

15.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Stevens County, KS have a shorter commute time (15.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.96% of the workforce in Stevens County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Stevens County, KS was Drove Alone (80.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.94%).

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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