Arkansas City, KS

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2022 Population
11,997
0.258% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.5
0.56% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
15.7%
14.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$49,177
6.08% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$78,500
9.64% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,046
1.16% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Arkansas City, KS had a population of 12k people with a median age of 35.5 and a median household income of $49,177. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Arkansas City, KS declined from 12,028 to 11,997, a −0.258% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,358 to $49,177, a 6.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Arkansas City, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.4%), White (Hispanic) (12.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (7.76%), Two+ (Hispanic) (4.63%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.08%).

None of the households in Arkansas City, 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.

95.7% of the residents in Arkansas City, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Arkansas City, KS are Cowley County Community College (784 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Arkansas City, KS was $78,500, and the homeownership rate was 62.8%.

Most people in Arkansas City, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Arkansas City, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Arkansas City, KS is home to a population of 12k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.38% of Arkansas City, KS residents were born outside of the country (765 people).

In 2022, there were 5.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.97k people) in Arkansas City, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k White (Hispanic) and 931 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2022 Citizenship
96.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.7% of Arkansas City, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Arkansas City, KS was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Arkansas City, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.97k ± 363
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.47k ± 357
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    931 ± 219
21.3%
Hispanic Population
2.55k people

In 2022, there were 5.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.97k people) in Arkansas City, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.47k White (Hispanic) and 931 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

21.3% of the people in Arkansas City, KS are hispanic (2.55k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.38%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
765 people
5.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
674 people

As of 2022, 6.38% of Arkansas City, KS residents (765 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 Arkansas City, KS was 5.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    297 ± 96
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    145 ± 105
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    115 ± 60

Arkansas City, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Arkansas City, KS employs 5.05k people. The largest industries in Arkansas City, KS are Manufacturing (1,019 people), Educational Services (726 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,548), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,038), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,333).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.05k
2022 Value
± 462
−1.16%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Arkansas City, KS declined at a rate of −1.16%, from 5.11k employees to 5.05k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Arkansas City, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (573 people), Production Occupations (559 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (436 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Arkansas City, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.05k
2022 Value
± 462
−1.16%
1 Year decline
± 13%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Arkansas City, KS declined at a rate of −1.16%, from 5.11k employees to 5.05k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Arkansas City, KS, are Manufacturing (1,019 people), Educational Services (726 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (658 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Arkansas City, KS, though some of these residents may live in Arkansas City, 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

$37,608
Median earning men ± $3,764
$33,862
Median earning women ± $4,696

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,750), Manufacturing ($48,578), and Retail Trade ($45,139).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,965), Other Services Except Public Administration ($43,684), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,783).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Kansas.

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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.

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Arkansas City, KS awarded 784 degrees. The student population of Arkansas City, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 936 male students and 1,294 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Arkansas City, KS are White (500 and 66.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (94 and 12.6%), Unknown (48 and 6.42%), and Two or More Races (42 and 5.61%).

The largest universities in Arkansas City, KS by number of degrees awarded are Cowley County Community College (784 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Arkansas City, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (337 and 43%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (70 and 8.93%), and Industrial Radiologic Technology (66 and 8.42%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 2,230 students enrolled in Arkansas City, KS, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,497 records, of which 58.5% were women and 41.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 337 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 10 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Arkansas City, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 337 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
784 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cowley County Community College with 784 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 359 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Arkansas City, KS, which is 0.845 times less than the 425 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 500 degrees mean that there were 5.32 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 94 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,250) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,950) 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

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In 2022, 0.872% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.778% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (605k), Some college (553k), and Bachelors Degree (450k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Arkansas City, KS was $78,500 in 2022, which is 0.278 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $71,600 to $78,500, a 9.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Arkansas City, KS is 62.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Arkansas City, KS have an average commute time of 19.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Arkansas City, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Arkansas City, KS is $49,177. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Arkansas City, KS was Census Tract 4938 with a value of $51,387, followed by Census Tract 4941 and Census Tract 4937, with respective values of $47,500 and $43,962.

Property

$78,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,319
$2,941
Median Property Taxes
±$339

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Arkansas City, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Arkansas City, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

62.8%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 62.8% of the housing units in Arkansas City, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 65.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4938
  2. Census Tract 4941
  3. Census Tract 4937

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Arkansas City, KS was Census Tract 4938 with a value of $51,387, followed by Census Tract 4941 and Census Tract 4937, with respective values of $47,500 and $43,962.

The following map shows all of the places in Arkansas City, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$49,177
Median Household Income
± $3,712
4.69k
Number of Households
± 458

In 2022, the median household income of the 4.69k households in Arkansas City, KS grew to $49,177 from the previous year's value of $46,358.

The following chart displays the households in Arkansas City, 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Arkansas City, KS is from Kansas.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.7%)
  2. Carpooled (14.9%)
  3. Walked (2.29%)

In 2022, 78.7% of workers in Arkansas City, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.9%) and those who walked to work (2.29%).

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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Commute Time

19.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Arkansas City, KS have a shorter commute time (19.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.91% of the workforce in Arkansas City, KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Arkansas City, KS (1.78k out of 11.3k 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 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Arkansas City, 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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Health

88.8% of the population of Arkansas City, KS has health coverage, with 44.2% on employee plans, 17.8% on Medicaid, 9.73% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cowley County, KS see 2182 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (1957 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2037 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 630 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,182 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cowley County, KS

Primary care physicians in Cowley County, KS see an average of 2,182 patients per year. This represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (1,957 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cowley County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 23.7% between 18 and 34 years, 35.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.6% were men and 50.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.2%
Uninsured
44.2%
Employer Coverage
17.8%
Medicaid
9.73%
Medicare
14.6%
Non-Group
2.43%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Arkansas City, KS declined by 14.9% from 13.1% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Arkansas City, KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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