Wallace County, KS

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Population
1,575
1.01% 1-year decline
US Senator
Pat Roberts
Republican Party
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
Median Age
43.1

Poverty Rate
11.7%

Median Household Income
$58,875
1.88% 1-year decline
Median Property Value
$99,300
12.5% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
781
0.644% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Wallace County, KS had a population of 1.58k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $58,875. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wallace County, KS declined from 1,591 to 1,575, a -1.01% decrease and its median household income declined from $60,000 to $58,875, a -1.88% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wallace County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.41%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.22%), Other (Hispanic) (2.03%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.444%). NaNk% of the people in Wallace County, KS speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wallace County, KS is $99,300, and the homeownership rate is 77.7%. Most people in Wallace County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 11.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Wallace County, KS is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Kansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Kansas across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 90.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (5.76%), followed by Other (3.88%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran are the senators currently representing the state of Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Wallace County, KS is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Kansas
90.4% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Kansas
  1. 90.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Kansas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Kansas

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Pat Roberts
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 1997
Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011

Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran are the senators currently representing Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Kansas over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Kansas

Kansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Wallace County, KS have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Wallace County, KS is home to a population of 1.58k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 3.49% of Wallace County, KS residents were born outside of the country (55 people).

In 2018, there were 38.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.45k people) in Wallace County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38 White (Hispanic) and 35 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wallace County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.45k ± 107
  2. White (Hispanic)
    38 ± 37
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    35 ± 20.2
5.27%
Hispanic Population
83 people

In 2018, there were 38.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.45k people) in Wallace County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 38 White (Hispanic) and 35 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.27% of the people in Wallace County, KS are hispanic (83 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.49%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
55 people
3.14%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
50 people

As of 2018, 3.49% of Wallace County, KS residents (55 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wallace County, KS was 3.14%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

43
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.8
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 23.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wallace County, KS was 43.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Wallace County, KS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wallace County, KS residents was 41.

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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

98.2%
2018 Citizenship
98.3%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.2% of Wallace County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wallace County, KS was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    38 ± 20
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    14 ± 14
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    11 ± 8

Wallace County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.71 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wallace County, KS is $58,875. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wallace County, KS was Census Tract 9541 with a value of $58,875, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,397. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Wallace County, KS employs 781 people. The largest industries in Wallace County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (179 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (107 people), and Educational Services (98 people), and the highest paying industries are Manufacturing ($62,500), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,786).

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,875
2018 value
± $13,604
-1.88%
1 Year Growth
± 32.1%

Households in Wallace County, KS have a median annual income of $58,875, 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 $60,000 in 2017, which represents a -1.88% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Wallace 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 in Kansas
± $1,876
$43,397
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $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 in Kansas
  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 in Kansas.

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 Wallace County, KS is from Kansas.
0.46
2017 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.462
2016 Wage GINI in Kansas

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 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 9541
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wallace County, KS was Census Tract 9541 with a value of $58,875, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Wallace 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

11.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wallace County, KS (181 out of 1.55k 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 Females 6 - 11, followed by Males 65 - 74 and then Males 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
    168 ± 54
  2. Hispanic
    13 ± 46
  3. Two Or More
    7 ± 51

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wallace County, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

781
2018 Value
± 94
0.644%
1 Year growth
± 17.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wallace County, KS grew at a rate of 0.644%, from 776 employees to 781 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wallace County, KS, are Management Occupations (188 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (98 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (79 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wallace County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wallace County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (188 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (98 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (79 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wallace County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.47 times higher than expected), Management Occupations (2.42 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2.08 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wallace County, KS, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($66,500), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($60,625), and Management Occupations ($58,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

781
2018 Value
± 94
0.644%
1 Year growth
± 17.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wallace County, KS grew at a rate of 0.644%, from 776 employees to 781 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wallace County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (179 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (107 people), and Educational Services (98 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wallace County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Wallace 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 Wallace County, KS, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (179 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (107 people), and Educational Services (98 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wallace County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (19 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.28 times), and Information (1.47 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wallace County, KS, by median earnings, are Manufacturing ($62,500), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($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 in Kansas
$357B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wallace County, KS was $99,300 in 2018, which is 0.432 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $88,300 to $99,300, a 12.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Wallace County, KS is 77.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wallace County, KS have an average commute time of 11.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wallace County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$99,300
2018 Median
± $10,833
$88,300
2017 Median
± $9,961

In 2018, the median property value in Wallace County, KS grew to to $99,300 from the previous year's value of $88,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wallace 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 Wallace County, KS the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$58,875
Median Household Income
± $13,604
633
Number of Households
± 80

In 2018, the median household income of the 633 households in Wallace County, KS declined from $58,875 from the previous year's value of $60,000.

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

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Rent vs Own

77.7%
2018 Homeownership
78.1%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 77.7% of the housing units in Wallace County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.1%.

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

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Commute Time

11.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wallace County, KS have a shorter commute time (11.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 0.894% of the workforce in Wallace County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    73.1%
  2. Worked At Home
    11.8%
  3. Carpooled
    7.49%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Wallace County, KS was Drove Alone (73.1%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.8%) and those who Carpooled (7.49%).

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

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Health

92.3% of the population of Wallace County, KS has health coverage, with 42.5% on employee plans, 7.6% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 23.8% on non-group plans, and 2.64% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Wallace County, KS see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a NaNN% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1497 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

0 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wallace County, KS

Primary care physicians in Wallace County, KS see an average of 0 patients per year. This represents a NaNN% change from the previous year (0 patients).

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

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,651
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kansas
$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

7.73%
Uninsured
42.5%
Employer Coverage
7.6%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
23.8%
Non-Group
2.64%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wallace County, KS declined by 13.3% from 8.91% to 7.73%.

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