Linn County, KS

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Population

9,602

0.819% growth

Median Age

43.6


Median Household Income

$46,576

1.72% growth

Poverty Rate

17.4%


Number of Employees

4,141

3.01% growth

Median Property Value

$89,400

1.22% decline

About

In 2017, Linn County, KS had a population of 9.6k people with a median age of 43.6 and a median household income of $46,576. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Linn County, KS grew from 9,524 to 9,602, a 0.819% increase and its median household income grew from $45,790 to $46,576, a 1.72% increase.

The population of Linn County, KS is 93.9% White Alone, 2.57% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.49% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Linn County, KS speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Linn County, KS is $89,400, and the homeownership rate is 76.4%. Most people in Linn County, KS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Linn County, KS is 3 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Linn County, KS employs 4.14k people. The largest industries in Linn County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (608 people), Construction (560 people), and Retail Trade (553 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,957), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,915), and Transportation & Warehousing ($62,571).

Median household income in Linn County, KS is $46,576. Males in Linn 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 Linn County, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,576

2017 value

± $5,145

1.72%

1 Year Growth

± 15.8%

Households in Linn County, KS have a median annual income of $46,576, 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 $45,790 in 2016, which represents a 1.72% 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 Linn 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9551

  2. Census Tract 9552

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Linn County, KS was Census Tract 9551 with a value of $48,919, followed by Census Tract 9552 and N/A, with respective values of $43,594 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Linn County, KS (1.65k out of 9.51k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    1,617 ± 201

  2. Hispanic

    127 ± 84

  3. Two Or More

    23 ± 74

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

4.14k

2017 Value

± 335

3.01%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Linn County, KS grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 4.02k employees to 4.14k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Linn County, KS, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (587 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (476 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (469 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Linn County, KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Linn County, KS, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (587 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (476 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (469 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Linn County, KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.85 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.83 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.78 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Linn County, KS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($81,406), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($72,941), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($70,208).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

4.14k

2017 Value

± 335

3.01%

1 Year growth

± 11.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Linn County, KS grew at a rate of 3.01%, from 4.02k employees to 4.14k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Linn County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (608 people), Construction (560 people), and Retail Trade (553 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Linn County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Linn 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 Linn County, KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (608 people), Construction (560 people), and Retail Trade (553 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Linn County, KS has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.65 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.05 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Linn County, KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,957), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($63,915), and Transportation & Warehousing ($62,571).

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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

89.5% of the population of Linn County, KS has health coverage, with 44.7% on employee plans, 7.23% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 19.5% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Linn County, KS see 9536 patients per year on average, which represents a 101% increase from the previous year (4751 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3186 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1593 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

9,536 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Linn County, KS see an average of 9,536 patients per year. This represents a 101% increase from the previous year (4,751 patients).

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

10.5%

Uninsured

44.7%

Employer Coverage

7.23%

Medicaid

15.7%

Medicare

19.5%

Non-Group

2.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Linn County, KS grew by 20.3% from 8.76% to 10.5%.

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

Linn County, KS is home to a population of 9.6k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.406% of Linn County, KS residents were born outside of the country (39 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Linn County, KS is composed of 9.01k White Alone residents (93.9%), 247 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.57%), 143 Two or More Races residents (1.49%), 97 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (1.01%), 71 Black or African American Alone residents (0.739%), 30 Asian Alone residents (0.312%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 12.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Linn County, KS was 43.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Linn County, KS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Linn County, KS residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.406%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

39 people

0.388%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

37 people

As of 2017, 0.406% of Linn County, KS residents (39 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 Linn County, KS was 0.388%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.8%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.8% of Linn County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Linn County, KS was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    9.01k ± 15

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    247 ± 51.3

  3. Two or More Races

    143 ± 42.7

In 2017, there were 36.5 times more White Alone residents (9.01k people) in Linn County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 247 Hispanic or Latino and 143 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    415 ± 74

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    117 ± 60

  3. Korea

    73 ± 41

Linn County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Linn County, KS was $89,400 in 2017, which is 0.389 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $90,500 to $89,400, a 1.22% decrease. The homeownership rate in Linn County, KS is 76.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Linn County, KS have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Linn County, KS is higher than the national average, with an average of 3 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$89,400

2017 Median

± $7,284

$90,500

2016 Median

± $9,446

In 2017, the median property value in Linn County, KS declined from to $89,400 from the previous year's value of $90,500.

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

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Household Income

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$46,576

Median Household Income

± $5,145

4.43k

Number of Households

± 329

In 2017, the median household income of the 4.43k households in Linn County, KS grew to $46,576 from the previous year's value of $45,790.

The following chart displays the households in Linn 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

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

76.4%

2017 Homeownership

78.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 76.4% of the housing units in Linn County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.7%.

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

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Commute Time

31.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Linn County, KS have a longer commute time (31.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.49% of the workforce in Linn County, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.55%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Linn County, KS was Drove Alone (84.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.2%) and those who Worked At Home (3.55%).

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

3 cars

Average Number

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

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