Chase County, KS

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Population

2,665

1.08% decline

Median Age

45


Median Household Income

$42,772

2.11% growth

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Number of Employees

1,156

1.2% decline

Median Property Value

$85,200

2.4% growth

About

In 2017, Chase County, KS had a population of 2.67k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $42,772. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Chase County, KS declined from 2,694 to 2,665, a -1.08% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,889 to $42,772, a 2.11% increase.

The population of Chase County, KS is 91.6% White Alone, 4.43% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.55% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Chase County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Chase County, KS is $85,200, and the homeownership rate is 78.4%. Most people in Chase County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Chase County, KS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Chase County, KS employs 1.16k people. The largest industries in Chase County, KS are Manufacturing (155 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (155 people), and Retail Trade (143 people), and the highest paying industries are Educational Services ($41,875), Construction ($40,792), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($39,583).

Median household income in Chase County, KS is $42,772. Males in Chase 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 Chase County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,772

2017 value

± $4,209

2.11%

1 Year Growth

± 11.9%

Households in Chase County, KS have a median annual income of $42,772, 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 $41,889 in 2016, which represents a 2.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$60,808

Average Male Salary

± $1,876

$43,397

Average Female Salary

± $1,361

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $49,738 ± $7,478

  2. White

    $46,915 ± $1,173

  3. American Indian

    $42,999 ± $12,605

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chase 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 9606

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Chase County, KS was Census Tract 9606 with a value of $42,772, 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 Chase County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chase County, KS (323 out of 2.57k 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 6 - 11, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Females 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

    304 ± 74

  2. Two Or More

    19 ± 53

  3. Hispanic

    16 ± 53

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

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

1.16k

2017 Value

± 124

-1.2%

1 Year decline

± 15.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chase County, KS declined at a rate of -1.2%, from 1.17k employees to 1.16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chase County, KS, are Management Occupations (142 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (122 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (115 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chase County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Chase County, KS, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (142 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (122 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (115 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chase County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.43 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.3 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.02 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Chase County, KS, by median earnings, are Community & Social Service Occupations ($75,714), Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($59,375), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($42,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.16k

2017 Value

± 124

-1.2%

1 Year decline

± 15.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Chase County, KS declined at a rate of -1.2%, from 1.17k employees to 1.16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chase County, KS, are Manufacturing (155 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (155 people), and Retail Trade (143 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chase County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Chase 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 Chase County, KS, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (155 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (155 people), and Retail Trade (143 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Chase County, KS has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (5.48 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.41 times), and Construction (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Chase County, KS, by median earnings, are Educational Services ($41,875), Construction ($40,792), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($39,583).

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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. $30B

  2. $25B

  3. $23.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $30B, followed by Cereal grains ($25B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($23.3B).

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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$265B

2020 Value

$357B

Projected 2045 Value

35% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $265B. This is expected to increase 35% 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. $27.7B

  2. $19.5B

  3. $18.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Missouri with $27.7B, followed by Texas with $19.5B and Nebraska and $18.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.4% of the population of Chase County, KS has health coverage, with 46.4% on employee plans, 11.9% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 14.4% on non-group plans, and 1.36% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Chase County, KS see 0 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (0 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 0 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

0 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

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

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

7.55%

Uninsured

46.4%

Employer Coverage

11.9%

Medicaid

18.4%

Medicare

14.4%

Non-Group

1.36%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chase County, KS grew by 18.6% from 6.37% to 7.55%.

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

Chase County, KS is home to a population of 2.67k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.54% of Chase County, KS residents were born outside of the country (41 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Chase County, KS is composed of 2.44k White Alone residents (91.6%), 118 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.43%), 68 Two or More Races residents (2.55%), 39 Black or African American Alone residents (1.46%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Chase County, KS was 45. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Chase County, KS are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Chase County, KS residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.54%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

41 people

1.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

48 people

As of 2017, 1.54% of Chase County, KS residents (41 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 Chase County, KS was 1.78%, 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

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Chase County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Chase County, KS was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.44k ± 10

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    118 ± 40.8

  3. Two or More Races

    68 ± 34.5

In 2017, there were 20.7 times more White Alone residents (2.44k people) in Chase County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 118 Hispanic or Latino and 68 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 Chase County, KS as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    97 ± 34

  2. World War II

    21 ± 17

  3. Korea

    20 ± 16

Chase County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Chase County, KS was $85,200 in 2017, which is 0.371 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $83,200 to $85,200, a 2.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Chase County, KS is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Chase County, KS have an average commute time of 19.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Chase County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$85,200

2017 Median

± $5,665

$83,200

2016 Median

± $7,205

In 2017, the median property value in Chase County, KS grew to to $85,200 from the previous year's value of $83,200.

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

$42,772

Median Household Income

± $4,209

1.1k

Number of Households

± 115

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.1k households in Chase County, KS grew to $42,772 from the previous year's value of $41,889.

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

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Rent vs Own

78.4%

2017 Homeownership

78.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.4% of the housing units in Chase County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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

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Commute Time

19.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chase County, KS have a shorter commute time (19.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.94% of the workforce in Chase County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    74.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    8.33%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Chase County, KS was Drove Alone (74.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.9%) and those who Worked At Home (8.33%).

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

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