Harvey County, KS

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Population

34,683

0.376% decline

Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$55,687

6.15% growth

Poverty Rate

11.2%


Number of Employees

16,969

2.05% growth

Median Property Value

$120,200

0.332% decline

About

In 2017, Harvey County, KS had a population of 34.7k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $55,687. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Harvey County, KS declined from 34,814 to 34,683, a -0.376% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,463 to $55,687, a 6.15% increase.

The population of Harvey County, KS is 83.3% White Alone, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.19% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Harvey County, KS speak a non-English language, and 97.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Harvey County, KS are Hesston College (162 degrees awarded in 2016) and Bethel College-North Newton (129 degrees).

The median property value in Harvey County, KS is $120,200, and the homeownership rate is 70.7%. Most people in Harvey County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Harvey County, KS is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Harvey County, KS employs 17k people. The largest industries in Harvey County, KS are Manufacturing (3,396 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,885 people), and Educational Services (2,286 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($58,563), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,316), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,094).

Median household income in Harvey County, KS is $55,687. Males in Harvey 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 Harvey County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,687

2017 value

± $1,822

6.15%

1 Year Growth

± 6.71%

Households in Harvey County, KS have a median annual income of $55,687, 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 $52,463 in 2016, which represents a 6.15% 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 Harvey 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 305

  2. Census Tract 306

  3. Census Tract 304

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Harvey County, KS was Census Tract 305 with a value of $64,050, followed by Census Tract 306 and Census Tract 304, with respective values of $59,200 and $56,138.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Harvey 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

11.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Harvey County, KS (3.75k out of 33.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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

    3,441 ± 498

  2. Hispanic

    1,100 ± 386

  3. Black

    130 ± 117

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Harvey 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

17k

2017 Value

± 884

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 7.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harvey County, KS grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 16.6k employees to 17k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Harvey County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,028 people), Production Occupations (1,914 people), and Management Occupations (1,714 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Harvey County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Harvey County, KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,028 people), Production Occupations (1,914 people), and Management Occupations (1,714 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harvey County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.95 times higher than expected), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.56 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Harvey County, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,582), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,202), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,806).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

17k

2017 Value

± 884

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 7.12%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Harvey County, KS grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 16.6k employees to 17k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Harvey County, KS, are Manufacturing (3,396 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,885 people), and Educational Services (2,286 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Harvey County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Harvey 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 Harvey County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,396 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,885 people), and Educational Services (2,286 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Harvey County, KS has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.98 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.86 times), and Educational Services (1.45 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Harvey County, KS, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($58,563), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,316), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,094).

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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

90.6% of the population of Harvey County, KS has health coverage, with 51.8% on employee plans, 9.17% on Medicaid, 15% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Harvey County, KS see 1131 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.58% decrease from the previous year (1161 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1663 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 291 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

1,131 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Harvey County, KS see an average of 1,131 patients per year. This represents a 2.58% decrease from the previous year (1,161 patients).

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

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

9.36%

Uninsured

51.8%

Employer Coverage

9.17%

Medicaid

15%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

1.79%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Harvey County, KS grew by 6.13% from 8.82% to 9.36%.

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

Harvey County, KS is home to a population of 34.7k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.18% of Harvey County, KS residents were born outside of the country (1.45k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Harvey County, KS is composed of 28.9k White Alone residents (83.3%), 4.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.7%), 761 Two or More Races residents (2.19%), 638 Black or African American Alone residents (1.84%), 211 Asian Alone residents (0.608%), 94 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.271%), 53 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.153%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Harvey County, KS was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Harvey County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Harvey County, KS residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.45k people

4.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.57k people

As of 2017, 4.18% of Harvey County, KS residents (1.45k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Harvey County, KS was 4.5%, 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

97.3%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.3% of Harvey County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Harvey County, KS was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    28.9k ± 5

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4.05k ± 291

  3. Two or More Races

    761 ± 144

In 2017, there were 7.13 times more White Alone residents (28.9k people) in Harvey County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.05k Hispanic or Latino and 761 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 Harvey 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 Harvey 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 Harvey County, KS was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Harvey 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

    506 ± 105

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    440 ± 206

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    248 ± 119

Harvey County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Harvey County, KS awarded 291 degrees. The student population of Harvey County, KS is skewed towards women, with 396 male students and 466 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Harvey County, KS are White (215 and 77.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (27 and 9.75%), Black or African American (19 and 6.86%), and Asian (10 and 3.61%).

The largest universities in Harvey County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Hesston College (162 and 55.7%) and Bethel College-North Newton (129 and 44.3%).

The most popular majors in Harvey County, KS are Registered Nursing (96 and 33%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (86 and 29.6%), and General Business (14 and 4.81%).

The median tuition costs in Harvey County, KS are $26,031 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. 86 degrees awarded

  2. 51 degrees awarded

  3. 11 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Harvey County, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 86 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 162 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$26,031

Median Private

In 2016, the Harvey County, KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Hesston College with 162 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

104

Degrees Awarded to Men

187

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 104 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Harvey County, KS, which is 0.556 times less than the 187 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    215 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    19 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Harvey County, KS were to White students. These 215 degrees mean that there were 7.96 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Harvey County, KS was $120,200 in 2017, which is 0.552 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $120,600 to $120,200, a 0.332% decrease. The homeownership rate in Harvey County, KS is 70.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Harvey County, KS have an average commute time of 18.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Harvey 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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$55,687

Median Household Income

± $1,822

13.4k

Number of Households

± 753

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.4k households in Harvey County, KS grew to $55,687 from the previous year's value of $52,463.

The following chart displays the households in Harvey 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$120,200

2017 Median

± $5,419

$120,600

2016 Median

± $4,889

In 2017, the median property value in Harvey County, KS declined from to $120,200 from the previous year's value of $120,600.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

70.7%

2017 Homeownership

69.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.7% of the housing units in Harvey County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.5%.

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

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Commute Time

18.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Harvey County, KS have a shorter commute time (18.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.16% of the workforce in Harvey County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Harvey County, KS was Drove Alone (80.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Worked At Home (4.37%).

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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