South Central Kansas PUMA, KS

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2022 Population
109,433
0.59% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.5
0.735% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
2.73% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,715
8.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$98,400
12.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
46,553
0.174% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, South Central Kansas PUMA, KS had a population of 109k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $56,715. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS declined from 110,082 to 109,433, a −0.59% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,481 to $56,715, a 8.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.9%), White (Hispanic) (5.31%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.57%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.16%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.58%).

5.2% of the households in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS are Barton County Community College (955 degrees awarded in 2022), Cowley County Community College (784 degrees), and Pratt Community College (297 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was $98,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%.

Most people in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.6 minutes. The average car ownership in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

South Central Kansas PUMA, KS is home to a population of 109k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.97% of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS residents were born outside of the country (3.25k people).

In 2022, there were 15.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.7k people) in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.81k White (Hispanic) and 3.91k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS are Spanish (4,696 households), German (145 households), and Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (68 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
54,383
Women
49.7%
54,971
Men
50.3%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 109,354 inhabitants, with 50.3% men, and 49.7% women.

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Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
97.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was 97.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    90.7k ± 570
  2. White (Hispanic)
    5.81k ± 637
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.91k ± 282
10.7%
Hispanic Population
11.7k people

In 2022, there were 15.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (90.7k people) in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.81k White (Hispanic) and 3.91k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.7% of the people in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS are hispanic (11.7k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,405 ± 1,191 people
  2. Guatemala
    153 ± 303 people
  3. Brazil
    129 ± 279 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was Mexico, the natal country of 2,405 South Central Kansas PUMA, KS residents, followed by Guatemala with 153 and Brazil with 129.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.97%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.25k people
3.26%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.59k people

As of 2022, 2.97% of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS residents (3.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was 3.26%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    4,696 households (4.56%)
  2. German
    145 households (0.141%)
  3. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages
    68 households (0.066%)

5.2% of the households in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was Spanish. 4.56% of the households in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,603 ± 274
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,032 ± 190
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    915 ± 192

South Central Kansas PUMA, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS employs 46.6k people. The largest industries in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS are Elementary & secondary schools (3,641 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,007 people), and Construction (2,965 people), and the highest paying industries are Specialty food stores ($194,007), Pharmacies & drug stores ($120,403), and Legal services ($106,838).

Males in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,808. The income inequality in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.427, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
22,400
Women
47%
25,279
Men
53%

The workforce of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS in 2020 was 47,679 people, with 47% woman, and 53% men.

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Occupations

46.6k
2022 Value
−0.174%
1 Year decline
± −0.174%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS declined at a rate of −0.174%, from 46.6k employees to 46.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,595 people), Registered nurses (1,487 people), and Cashiers (1,300 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

46.6k
2022 Value
−0.174%
1 Year decline
± −0.174%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS declined at a rate of −0.174%, from 46.6k employees to 46.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS, are Elementary & secondary schools (3,641 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (3,007 people), and Construction (2,965 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS, though some of these residents may live in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$45,296
Median earning men ± $1,395
$30,555
Median earning women ± $995

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,574), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,023), and Wholesale Trade ($58,405).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($46,685), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,476), and Manufacturing ($39,833).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.11%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.44M people employed in Kansas. This represents a 3.11% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.6%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.23%).

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.

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.

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US Representatives from Kansas

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS awarded 2,122 degrees. The student population of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,602 male students and 4,268 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS are White (1,330 and 64.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (286 and 13.9%), Black or African American (169 and 8.23%), and Unknown (121 and 5.89%).

The largest universities in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS by number of degrees awarded are Barton County Community College (955 and 45%), Cowley County Community College (784 and 36.9%), and Pratt Community College (297 and 14%).

The most popular majors in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (708 and 33.4%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (196 and 9.24%), and Welding Technology (121 and 5.7%).

The median tuition cost in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS for private four year colleges is $19,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 52.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,870 (45.8% men and 54.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,870 students enrolled in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS, 45.8% men and 54.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,101 records, of which 55% were women and 45% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 60 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 708 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was General Studies with 60 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 955 degrees awarded
  2. 784 degrees awarded
  3. 297 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Barton County Community College with 955 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 940 men were awarded degrees from institutions in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS, which is 0.795 times less than the 1,182 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,330 degrees mean that there were 4.65 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 286 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($19,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($5,990) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 0.668% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.412% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (27.3k), Some college (22.4k), and Bachelors Degree (12.3k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was $98,400 in 2022, which is 0.349 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $87,600 to $98,400, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS is 71.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS have an average commute time of 18.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS is $56,715. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was Johnson County (Southeast)--Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $128,396, followed by Johnson County (Southwest)--Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS and Johnson County (Northwest)--Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $103,104 and $102,444.

Property

$98,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,239
$31,237
Median Property Taxes
±$936

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
Homeownership
2022
62.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.3% of the housing units in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was Johnson County (Southeast)--Blue Valley Region PUMA, KS with a value of $128,396, followed by Johnson County (Southwest)--Olathe, Gardner, Spring Hill & Edgerton Cities PUMA, KS and Johnson County (Northwest)--Shawnee, Lenexa & De Soto Cities PUMA, KS, with respective values of $103,104 and $102,444.

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Household Income

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$56,715
Median Household Income
± $1,213
43.8k
Number of Households
± 1,207

In 2022, the median household income of the 43.8k households in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS grew to $56,715 from the previous year's value of $52,481.

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Wage Distribution

0.427
2022 Wage GINI in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS
0.42
2021 Wage GINI in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS

In 2022, the income inequality in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was 0.427 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.69% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Central Kansas PUMA, KS was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.8%)
  2. Carpooled (8.26%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.57%)

In 2022, 80.8% of workers in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.26%) and those who worked at home (6.57%).

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Commute Time

18.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS have a shorter commute time (18.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.94% of the workforce in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS (13.6k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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Health

90% of the population of South Central Kansas PUMA, KS has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Kansas see 1271 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1630 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 467 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,271 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,271 patients per year. This represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.2% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.9% were men and 51.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.99%
Uninsured
46.5%
Employer Coverage
13.1%
Medicaid
15.5%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
1.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in South Central Kansas PUMA, KS declined by 4.38% from 10.4% to 9.99%.

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