Washington County, KS

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2022 Population
5,529
0.0362% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
44.9
0.443% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.93%
3.6% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,432
11.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$106,100
21.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Washington County, KS had a population of 5.53k people with a median age of 44.9 and a median household income of $59,432. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Washington County, KS declined from 5,531 to 5,529, a −0.0362% decrease and its median household income grew from $53,491 to $59,432, a 11.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.63%), Other (Hispanic) (1.45%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.796%).

None of the households in Washington County, 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.

97.4% of the residents in Washington County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Washington County, KS was $106,100, and the homeownership rate was 76.8%.

Most people in Washington County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Washington County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Washington County, KS is home to a population of 5.53k people, from which 97.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.42% of Washington County, KS residents were born outside of the country (189 people).

In 2022, there were 43.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.1k people) in Washington County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 117 White (Hispanic) and 90 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.4%
2022 Citizenship
97.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.4% of Washington County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Washington County, KS was 97.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Washington County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.1k ± 26
  2. White (Hispanic)
    117 ± 48
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    90 ± 26.4
4.38%
Hispanic Population
242 people

In 2022, there were 43.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.1k people) in Washington County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 117 White (Hispanic) and 90 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.38% of the people in Washington County, KS are hispanic (242 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

3.42%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
189 people
3.34%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
185 people

As of 2022, 3.42% of Washington County, KS residents (189 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 Washington County, KS was 3.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    163 ± 48
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    66 ± 32
  3. Korea
    40 ± 30

Washington County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Washington County, KS employs 2.6k people. The largest industries in Washington County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (429 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (344 people), and Manufacturing (315 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($80,242), Utilities ($71,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($64,146).

Occupations

2.6k
2022 Value
± 184
2.28%
1 Year growth
± 9.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, KS grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 2.54k employees to 2.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Washington County, KS, are Management Occupations (401 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (247 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (220 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Washington County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.6k
2022 Value
± 184
2.28%
1 Year growth
± 9.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Washington County, KS grew at a rate of 2.28%, from 2.54k employees to 2.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Washington County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (429 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (344 people), and Manufacturing (315 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Washington County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Washington County, 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

$47,298
Median earning men ± $2,875
$30,708
Median earning women ± $4,172

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($84,167), Public Administration ($80,968), and Information ($75,208).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,500), Public Administration ($42,917), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($40,417).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 64
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 59
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 48
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Washington County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 82% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (16.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.56%).

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.

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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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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 Washington County, KS was $106,100 in 2022, which is 0.376 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $87,200 to $106,100, a 21.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Washington County, KS is 76.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Washington County, KS have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Washington County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$106,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,384
$1,801
Median Property Taxes
±$149

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 Washington County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

76.8%
Homeownership
2022
58.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.8% of the housing units in Washington County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9787
  2. Census Tract 9786

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

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Household Income

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$59,432
Median Household Income
± $4,635
2.34k
Number of Households
± 173

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.34k households in Washington County, KS grew to $59,432 from the previous year's value of $53,491.

The following chart displays the households in Washington 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Washington County, 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 (81%)
  2. Carpooled (9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.72%)

In 2022, 81% of workers in Washington County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9%) and those who worked at home (5.72%).

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

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Washington County, KS have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.21% of the workforce in Washington County, 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 Washington County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Washington County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.93% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Washington County, KS (538 out of 5.42k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Washington County, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

94.4% of the population of Washington County, KS has health coverage, with 46.9% on employee plans, 9.17% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 19.5% on non-group plans, and 2.27% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.8% under 18 years, 17.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51% were men and 49% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.55%
Uninsured
46.9%
Employer Coverage
9.17%
Medicaid
16.5%
Medicare
19.5%
Non-Group
2.27%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Washington County, KS declined by 3.67% from 5.77% to 5.55%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 34.3% in Washington County, KS.

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