Wichita County, KS

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Population
2,143
0.649% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
Median Age
45

Poverty Rate
4.35%

Median Household Income
$57,566
4.46% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$88,900
5.83% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1,084
1% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Wichita County, KS had a population of 2.14k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $57,566. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Wichita County, KS declined from 2,157 to 2,143, a -0.649% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,109 to $57,566, a 4.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wichita County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (67.7%), White (Hispanic) (22.4%), Other (Hispanic) (5.55%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.26%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Hispanic) (1.17%). NaNk% of the people in Wichita County, KS speak a non-English language, and 92.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Wichita County, KS is $88,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in Wichita County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 10.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wichita 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.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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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 Wichita County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 80.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (14.6%), followed by Other (4.92%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall 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.

Kansas 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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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Wichita County, KS
80.4% 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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Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Jerry Moran and Roger Marshall 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, excluding special elections, 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 Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Wichita County, KS is home to a population of 2.14k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 10.2% of Wichita County, KS residents were born outside of the country (219 people).

In 2018, there were 3.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.45k people) in Wichita County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 481 White (Hispanic) and 119 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wichita County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.45k ± 194
  2. White (Hispanic)
    481 ± 173
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    119 ± 94
29.2%
Hispanic Population
625 people

In 2018, there were 3.01 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.45k people) in Wichita County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 481 White (Hispanic) and 119 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

29.2% of the people in Wichita County, KS are hispanic (625 people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

10.2%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
219 people
13.1%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
282 people

As of 2018, 10.2% of Wichita County, KS residents (219 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 Wichita County, KS was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 10.6
46
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 4.4

In 2018, the median age of all people in Wichita County, KS was 45. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Wichita County, KS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Wichita 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

92.2%
2018 Citizenship
87.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 92.2% of Wichita County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Wichita County, KS was 87.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    34 ± 30
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    31 ± 46
  3. Vietnam
    21 ± 22

Wichita County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Wichita County, KS is $57,566. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wichita County, KS was Census Tract 9576 with a value of $57,566, 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 Wichita County, KS employs 1.08k people. The largest industries in Wichita County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (260 people), Manufacturing (185 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (144 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($104,286), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,036), and Wholesale Trade ($48,750).

Wages

Median Household Income

$57,566
2018 value
± $10,866
4.46%
1 Year Growth
± 31%

Households in Wichita County, KS have a median annual income of $57,566, 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 $55,109 in 2017, which represents a 4.46% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Wichita 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 Wichita 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 9576
  2. N/A
  3. N/A

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wichita County, KS was Census Tract 9576 with a value of $57,566, 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 Wichita County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.35% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wichita County, KS (92 out of 2.11k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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
    92 ± 59
  2. Hispanic
    6 ± 51
  3. Black
    0 ± 51

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

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

1.08k
2018 Value
± 165
-1%
1 Year decline
± 21.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wichita County, KS declined at a rate of -1%, from 1.1k employees to 1.08k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wichita County, KS, are Management Occupations (169 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (83 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (76 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wichita County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wichita County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (169 people), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (83 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (76 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wichita County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (11.4 times higher than expected), Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.94 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wichita County, KS, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,513), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($54,250), and Transportation Occupations ($46,563).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.08k
2018 Value
± 165
-1%
1 Year decline
± 21.6%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Wichita County, KS declined at a rate of -1%, from 1.1k employees to 1.08k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wichita County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (260 people), Manufacturing (185 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (144 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wichita County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Wichita 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 Wichita County, KS, by number of employees, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (260 people), Manufacturing (185 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (144 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Wichita County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (19.9 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (2.02 times), and Manufacturing (1.69 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wichita County, KS, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($104,286), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,036), and Wholesale Trade ($48,750).

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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. $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 Wichita County, KS was $88,900 in 2018, which is 0.387 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $84,000 to $88,900, a 5.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Wichita County, KS is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wichita County, KS have an average commute time of 10.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wichita County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$88,900
2018 Median
± $35,689
$84,000
2017 Median
± $12,918

In 2018, the median property value in Wichita County, KS grew to to $88,900 from the previous year's value of $84,000.

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

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Household Income

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$57,566
Median Household Income
± $10,866
903
Number of Households
± 137

In 2018, the median household income of the 903 households in Wichita County, KS grew to $57,566 from the previous year's value of $55,109.

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

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
2018 Homeownership
70.4%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 73.5% of the housing units in Wichita County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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

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Commute Time

10.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wichita County, KS have a shorter commute time (10.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Wichita County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    67.5%
  2. Worked At Home
    11.6%
  3. Carpooled
    10.4%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Wichita County, KS was Drove Alone (67.5%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.6%) and those who Carpooled (10.4%).

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

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Health

94.6% of the population of Wichita County, KS has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 11.1% on Medicaid, 17.9% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 2.7% 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 Wichita County, KS see 1078 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.919% decrease from the previous year (1088 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2112 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

1,078 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wichita County, KS

Primary care physicians in Wichita County, KS see an average of 1,078 patients per year. This represents a 0.919% decrease from the previous year (1,088 patients).

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

5.44%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
11.1%
Medicaid
17.9%
Medicare
18.3%
Non-Group
2.7%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wichita County, KS declined by 31% from 7.89% to 5.44%.

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