Wyandotte County, KS

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2022 Population
167,989
0.204% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.3
0.587% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.8%
4.71% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,771
10.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$139,800
20% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
78,590
0.951% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wyandotte County, KS had a population of 168k people with a median age of 34.3 and a median household income of $57,771. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wyandotte County, KS declined from 168,333 to 167,989, a −0.204% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,366 to $57,771, a 10.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wyandotte County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (39.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (20.1%), Other (Hispanic) (12.2%), White (Hispanic) (11.1%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (5.68%).

None of the households in Wyandotte 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.

87.5% of the residents in Wyandotte County, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wyandotte County, KS are Kansas City Kansas Community College (1,167 degrees awarded in 2022) and Donnelly College (155007) (91 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wyandotte County, KS was $139,800, and the homeownership rate was 60.5%.

Most people in Wyandotte County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Wyandotte County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wyandotte County, KS is home to a population of 168k people, from which 87.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 16.8% of Wyandotte County, KS residents were born outside of the country (28.2k people).

In 2022, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.7k people) in Wyandotte County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 20.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

87.5%
2022 Citizenship
88%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 87.5% of Wyandotte County, KS residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wyandotte County, KS was 88%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wyandotte County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    65.7k ± 368
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    33.8k ± 828
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    20.5k ± 1.31k
30.2%
Hispanic Population
50.7k people

In 2022, there were 1.94 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (65.7k people) in Wyandotte County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 33.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 20.5k Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.2% of the people in Wyandotte County, KS are hispanic (50.7k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wyandotte County, 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

16.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
28.2k people
16.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
27.3k people

As of 2022, 16.8% of Wyandotte County, KS residents (28.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wyandotte County, KS was 16.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,591 ± 311
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,503 ± 306
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    862 ± 198

Wyandotte County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wyandotte County, KS employs 78.6k people. The largest industries in Wyandotte County, KS are Manufacturing (9,715 people), Retail Trade (8,969 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,472 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($81,477), Utilities ($75,705), and Public Administration ($64,163).

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

78.6k
2022 Value
± 2,202
0.951%
1 Year growth
± 3.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wyandotte County, KS grew at a rate of 0.951%, from 77.9k employees to 78.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wyandotte County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,214 people), Production Occupations (7,662 people), and Material Moving Occupations (7,126 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wyandotte County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

78.6k
2022 Value
± 2,202
0.951%
1 Year growth
± 3.86%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wyandotte County, KS grew at a rate of 0.951%, from 77.9k employees to 78.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wyandotte County, KS, are Manufacturing (9,715 people), Retail Trade (8,969 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (8,472 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wyandotte County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Wyandotte 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

$42,362
Median earning men ± $1,499
$33,860
Median earning women ± $1,167

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,352), Information ($64,337), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($56,589).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,056), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,108), and Manufacturing ($39,746).

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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. 1,097
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 729
    Manufacturing
  3. 662
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wyandotte County, KS went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 64.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.87%).

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

In 2022, universities in Wyandotte County, KS awarded 1,258 degrees. The student population of Wyandotte County, KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,040 male students and 2,994 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wyandotte County, KS are White (514 and 41.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (330 and 26.6%), Black or African American (218 and 17.6%), and Two or More Races (75 and 6.05%).

The largest universities in Wyandotte County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Kansas City Kansas Community College (1,167 and 92.8%) and Donnelly College (155007) (91 and 7.23%).

The most popular majors in Wyandotte County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (345 and 27.4%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (170 and 13.5%), and Registered Nursing (81 and 6.44%).

The median tuition cost in Wyandotte County, KS for private four year colleges is $9,917.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,034 students enrolled in Wyandotte County, KS, 40.5% men and 59.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,930 records, of which 56% were women and 44% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 345 degrees awarded
  2. 81 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wyandotte County, KS was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 345 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,167 degrees awarded
  2. 91 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kansas City Kansas Community College with 1,167 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 526 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wyandotte County, KS, which is 0.719 times less than the 732 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 514 degrees mean that there were 1.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 330 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($9,917) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($616) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,000) 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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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wyandotte County, KS was $139,800 in 2022, which is 0.496 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $116,500 to $139,800, a 20% increase. The homeownership rate in Wyandotte County, KS is 60.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wyandotte County, KS have an average commute time of 21.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wyandotte County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wyandotte County, KS is $57,771. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wyandotte County, KS was Census Tract 448.04 with a value of $120,636, followed by Census Tract 448.03 and Census Tract 447.04, with respective values of $109,172 and $99,375.

In 2022, 18.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wyandotte County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.23%.

Property

$139,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,638
$37,097
Median Property Taxes
±$1,347

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 Wyandotte County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

60.5%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.5% of the housing units in Wyandotte County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 448.04
  2. Census Tract 448.03
  3. Census Tract 447.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wyandotte County, KS was Census Tract 448.04 with a value of $120,636, followed by Census Tract 448.03 and Census Tract 447.04, with respective values of $109,172 and $99,375.

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

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Household Income

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$57,771
Median Household Income
± $1,464
61.3k
Number of Households
± 1,833

In 2022, the median household income of the 61.3k households in Wyandotte County, KS grew to $57,771 from the previous year's value of $52,366.

The following chart displays the households in Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte 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 (77.1%)
  2. Carpooled (12.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.43%)

In 2022, 77.1% of workers in Wyandotte County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.1%) and those who worked at home (7.43%).

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

21.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wyandotte County, KS have a shorter commute time (21.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Wyandotte 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 Wyandotte County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wyandotte County, KS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 18.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wyandotte County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.23%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wyandotte County, KS (27.9k out of 166k 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 Males 6 - 11 and then Females < 5.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 24.5% of the children was living in poverty in Wyandotte County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 10.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 704 in Wyandotte County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 92.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

82.5% of the population of Wyandotte County, KS has health coverage, with 41.8% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 9.47% on Medicare, 8.78% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wyandotte County, KS see 1946 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.5% decrease from the previous year (2175 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2504 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 578 patients per year.

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

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,946 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wyandotte County, KS

Primary care physicians in Wyandotte County, KS see an average of 1,946 patients per year. This represents a 10.5% decrease from the previous year (2,175 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wyandotte 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 28.8% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% 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

17.5%
Uninsured
41.8%
Employer Coverage
21.3%
Medicaid
9.47%
Medicare
8.78%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wyandotte County, KS grew by 0.783% from 17.3% to 17.5%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 77.3 in Wyandotte County, KS.

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Health Behaviors

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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 39.9% in Wyandotte County, KS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17% in Wyandotte County, KS.

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