Situation & Outlook Demographic-Economic Narrative Profile
Geographic area: Kansas

Created 11/21/2012. Next update 12/21/2012. [S&O Profiles & Reports] [Narrative Profile Main] [Notes section]

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1. Population. The Kansas total population increased from 2,688,418 (2000) to 2,871,238 (2011) -- a change of 182,820 ( 6.80%). The median age increased from 35.2 (2000) to 36.3 (2011). The population ages 5-to-17 changed from 524,285 (2000) to 520,373 (2011) -- a change of -3,912 ( -0.75%).

  Population by Gender/AgeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 2,688,418 100.0 2,871,238 100.0 182,820 6.8
  Male 1,328,474 49.4 1,423,188 49.6 94,714 7.1
  Female 1,359,944 50.6 1,448,050 50.4 88,106 6.5
  Under 5 years 188,708 7.0 202,040 7.0 13,332 7.1
  5 to 9 years 195,574 7.3 198,290 6.9 2,716 1.4
  10 to 14 years 204,018 7.6 203,842 7.1 -176 -0.1
  15 to 19 years 210,118 7.8 206,073 7.2 -4,045 -1.9
  20 to 24 years 190,167 7.1 208,899 7.3 18,732 9.9
  25 to 34 years 348,853 13.0 374,545 13.0 25,692 7.4
  35 to 44 years 420,351 15.6 349,047 12.2 -71,304 -17.0
  45 to 54 years 354,147 13.2 399,500 13.9 45,353 12.8
  55 to 59 years 121,645 4.5 189,040 6.6 67,395 55.4
  60 to 64 years 98,608 3.7 158,003 5.5 59,395 60.2
  65 to 74 years 175,916 6.5 194,584 6.8 18,668 10.6
  75 to 84 years 128,543 4.8 127,564 4.4 -979 -0.8
  85 years and over 51,770 1.9 59,811 2.1 8,041 15.5
  Median age 35.2... 36.3... 1.1 3.1

Census 2010 Population by 5-Year Age Group & Gender with Population Pyramid [
ranking table ... population pyramids]
Age Male Male% Female Female%
  0- 4104,8883.7100,6043.5
  5- 9103,4213.699,0263.5
  10-14102,1563.696,7283.4
  15-19105,3623.798,4593.5
  20-24105,4503.799,0043.5
  25-29101,0773.596,7063.4
  30-3491,3353.288,6023.1
  35-3987,1003.185,2883.0
  40-4487,7603.186,5253.0
  45-49100,1993.5101,6313.6
  50-54101,0403.5103,3943.6
  55-5990,1903.292,3223.2
  60-6473,4982.675,2372.6
  65-6951,2671.856,4882.0
  70-7438,1131.344,5211.6
  75-7930,2021.139,2641.4
  80-8423,0290.833,9141.2
  85+ 19,3210.739,9971.4

2. Race/Origin. Among major race groups, the Asian population increased from 46,806 (2000) to 67,235 (2011) -- a change of 20,429 ( 43.65%). Among 'race alone or in combination with other race(s),' the Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population changed from 3,117 (2000) to 5,081 (2011) -- a change of 1,964 ( 63.01%).

  Population by Race/OriginCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Population 2,688,418 100.0 2,871,238 100.0 182,820 6.8
One Race 2,631,922 97.9 2,774,699 96.6 142,777 5.4
  White 2,313,944 86.1 2,442,531 85.1 128,587 5.6
  Black or African American 154,198 5.7 167,669 5.8 13,471 8.7
  American Indian and Alaska Native 24,936 0.9 23,830 0.8 -1,106 -4.4
  Asian 46,806 1.7 67,235 2.3 20,429 43.6
    Asian Indian 8,153 0.3 14,445 0.5 6,292 77.2
    Chinese 7,624 0.3 12,293 0.4 4,669 61.2
    Filipino 3,509 0.1 6,241 0.2 2,732 77.9
    Japanese 1,935 0.1 1,891 0.1 -44 -2.3
    Korean 4,529 0.2 3,764 0.1 -765 -16.9
    Vietnamese 11,623 0.4 16,176 0.6 4,553 39.2
    Other Asian 9,433 0.4 12,425 0.4 2,992 31.7
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 1,313 0.0 1,642 0.1 329 25.1
    Native Hawaiian 391 0.0 179 0.0 -212 -54.2
    Guamanian or Chamorro 325 0.0 615 0.0 290 89.2
    Samoan 255 0.0 19 0.0 -236 -92.5
    Other Pacific Islander 342 0.0 829 0.0 487 142.4
  Some other race 90,725 3.4 71,792 2.5 -18,933 -20.9
Two or more races 56,496 2.1 96,539 3.4 40,043 70.9
Race alone or in comb. with one or more other races      
  White 2,363,412 87.9 2,529,665 88.1 166,253 7.0
  Black or African American 170,610 6.3 207,083 7.2 36,473 21.4
  American Indian and Alaska Native 47,363 1.8 65,739 2.3 18,376 38.8
  Asian 56,049 2.1 84,969 3.0 28,920 51.6
  Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 3,117 0.1 5,081 0.2 1,964 63.0
  Some other race 107,789 4.0 82,775 2.9 -25,014 -23.2
Hispanic 188,252 7.0 306,806 10.7 118,554 63.0

3. Households and Families. The number of households (occupied housing units) increased from 1,037,891 (2000) to 1,101,701 (2011) -- a change of 63,810 ( 6.15%). The number of families increased from 701,547 (2000) to 722,016 (2011) -- a change of 20,469 ( 2.92%).

  Households and FamiliesCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total households 1,037,891 100.0 1,101,701 100.0 63,810 6.1
  Family households (families) 701,547 67.6 722,016 65.5 20,469 2.9
    Married-couple family 567,924 54.7 557,419 50.6 -10,505 -1.8
  Nonfamily households 336,344 32.4 379,685 34.5 43,341 12.9
    Householder living alone 280,387 27.0 313,147 28.4 32,760 11.7
      Householder 65 years and over 105,689 10.2 112,458 10.2 6,769 6.4

4. Educational Attainment. The number of high school graduates increased from 507,612 (2000) to 516,483 (2011) -- a change of 8,871 ( 1.75%).

  Educational AttainmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 25 years and over 1,701,207 100.0 1,852,094 100.0 150,887 8.9
  Less than 9th grade 88,124 5.2 76,472 4.1 -11,652 -13.2
  9th to 12th grade, no diploma 149,675 8.8 108,250 5.8 -41,425 -27.7
  High school graduate (includes equivalency) 507,612 29.8 516,483 27.9 8,871 1.7
  Some college, no degree 417,722 24.6 455,731 24.6 38,009 9.1
  Associate's degree 99,096 5.8 137,051 7.4 37,955 38.3
  Bachelor's degree 290,271 17.1 365,541 19.7 75,270 25.9
  Graduate or professional degree 148,707 8.7 192,566 10.4 43,859 29.5
  Percent high school graduate or higher... 86.0... 90.0 4.0 4.7
  Percent bachelor's degree or higher... 25.8... 30.1 4.3 16.7

5. School Enrollment. Total school enrollment for population 3 years and over increased from 756,960 (2000) to 801,598 (2011) -- a change of 44,638 ( 5.90%).

  School EnrollmentCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 3 years and over enrolled in school 756,960 100.0 801,598 100.0 44,638 5.9
  Nursery school, preschool 51,305 6.8 51,416 6.4 111 0.2
  Kindergarten 39,071 5.2 40,669 5.1 1,598 4.1
  Elementary school (grades 1-8) 325,595 43.0 320,055 39.9 -5,540 -1.7
  High school (grades 9-12) 164,536 21.7 158,457 19.8 -6,079 -3.7
  College or graduate school 176,453 23.3 231,001 28.8 54,548 30.9

6. Language. The population 5 years and over who spoke a language other than English at home, but spoke English less than "very well," increased from 98,207 (2000) to 123,724 (2011) -- a change of 25,517 ( 25.98%).

  Language Spoken at HomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 5 years and over 2,500,360 100.0 2,669,198 100.0 168,838 6.8
  English only 2,281,705 91.3 2,365,087 88.6 83,382 3.7
  Language other than English 218,655 8.7 304,111 11.4 85,456 39.1
    Speak English less than "very well" 98,207 3.9 123,724 4.6 25,517 26.0
  Spanish 137,247 5.5 198,239 7.4 60,992 44.4
    Speak English less than "very well" 67,973 2.7 86,558 3.2 18,585 27.3
  Other Indo-European languages 41,207 1.6 41,396 1.6 189 0.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 10,778 0.4 8,472 0.3 -2,306 -21.4
  Asian and Pacific Islander languages 33,203 1.3 45,334 1.7 12,131 36.5
    Speak English less than "very well" 17,412 0.7 23,167 0.9 5,755 33.1

7. Employment. Total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over increased from 1,316,283 (2000) to 1,389,038 (2011) -- a change of 72,755 ( 5.53%).

  Labor Force StatusCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Population 16 years and over 2,059,160 100.0 2,225,751 100.0 166,591 8.1
  In labor force 1,389,770 67.5 1,516,668 68.1 126,898 9.1
    Civilian labor force 1,374,698 66.8 1,500,639 67.4 125,941 9.2
      Employed 1,316,283 63.9 1,389,038 62.4 72,755 5.5
      Unemployed 58,415 2.8 111,601 5.0 53,186 91.0
      Percent of civilian labor force... 4.2... 7.4 3.2 76.2
    Armed Forces 15,072 0.7 16,029 0.7 957 6.3
  Not in labor force 669,390 32.5 709,083 31.9 39,693 5.9

  Employment by IndustryCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Civilian employed population 16 years and over 1,316,283 100.0 1,389,038 100.0 72,755 5.5
  Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and mining 50,508 3.8 47,530 3.4 -2,978 -5.9
  Construction 85,298 6.5 82,976 6.0 -2,322 -2.7
  Manufacturing 197,960 15.0 170,664 12.3 -27,296 -13.8
  Wholesale trade 43,786 3.3 39,542 2.8 -4,244 -9.7
  Retail trade 151,262 11.5 160,826 11.6 9,564 6.3
  Transportation and warehousing,and utilities 68,864 5.2 70,805 5.1 1,941 2.8
  Information 44,030 3.3 30,379 2.2 -13,651 -31.0
  Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 80,129 6.1 79,278 5.7 -851 -1.1
  Prof, scientific, mgmt, admin & waste mgmt services 94,768 7.2 118,783 8.6 24,015 25.3
  Educational, health and social services 288,200 21.9 349,766 25.2 61,566 21.4
  Arts, entertainment, recreation, accom & food services 91,807 7.0 105,076 7.6 13,269 14.5
  Other services (except public administration) 61,122 4.6 65,808 4.7 4,686 7.7
  Public administration 58,549 4.4 67,605 4.9 9,056 15.5

Monthly Labor Force Characteristics. The total employment (civilian labor force) for population 16 years and over decreased from 1,499,090 (May 2012) to 1,485,528 (Oct 2012) -- a change of -13,562 ( -0.9%).

  Monthly Labor Force Characteristics
Item (seasonally adjusted)May 2012Jun 2012Jul 2012Aug 2012Sep 2012Oct 2012
Civilian Labor Force1,499,0901,495,6031,489,3861,484,3491,483,9691,485,528
  Employed1,407,6321,404,1331,396,1821,391,8561,396,5521,400,956
  Unemployed91,45891,47093,20492,49387,41784,572
  Unemployment rate 6.1 6.1 6.3 6.2 5.9 5.7

8. Commuting to Work. In 2000, the mean travel time to work was 19.0 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,311,343). In 2011, the mean travel time to work was 18.9 minutes for workers 16 years and over ( 1,379,532).

9. Geographic Mobility. In 2000, 47.61% ( 1,190,351) of the population 5 years and over ( 2,500,360) lived in a different house than in 1995. In 2011, 16.29% ( 461,551) of the population 1 year and over ( 2,833,584) lived in a different house than in 2010. There are no 5 year earlier place of residence data for 2011.

10. Income. The median household income increased from $40,624 (2000) to $48,964 (2011) -- a change of $8,340 ( 20.53%). The per capita income increased from $20,506 (2000) to $25,438 (2011) -- a change of $4,932 ( 24.05%).

Household income recent change: 2010 to 2011. The median household income decreased from $49,687 (2010) to $48,964 (2011) -- a change of ($723) ( -1.46%). The Gini Index measure of income inequality changed from 0.445 (2010) to 0.444 (2011) -- a change of -0.001 ( -0.225%). See related details:
http://proximityone.com/statetrends_income.htm.

  Household IncomeCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total Households 1,038,940 100.0 1,101,701 100.0 62,761 6.0
  Less than $10,000 88,926 8.6 74,506 6.8 -14,420 -16.2
  $10,000 to $14,999 66,264 6.4 59,592 5.4 -6,672 -10.1
  $15,000 to $24,999 143,138 13.8 127,897 11.6 -15,241 -10.6
  $25,000 to $34,999 145,431 14.0 127,905 11.6 -17,526 -12.1
  $35,000 to $49,999 187,850 18.1 170,447 15.5 -17,403 -9.3
  $50,000 to $74,999 211,014 20.3 211,853 19.2 839 0.4
  $75,000 to $99,999 99,933 9.6 135,901 12.3 35,968 36.0
  $100,000 to $149,999 62,926 6.1 124,850 11.3 61,924 98.4
  $150,000 to $199,999 16,106 1.6 36,337 3.3 20,231 125.6
  $200,000 or more 17,352 1.7 32,413 2.9 15,061 86.8
  Median household income (dollars) 40,624... 48,964... 8,340 20.5
  Median family income (dollars) 49,624... 61,947... 12,323 24.8
  Per capita income (dollars) 20,506... 25,438... 4,932 24.1

Personal Income. Total personal income increased from $117,212M (2011Q2) to $120,619M (2012Q2) -- a change of $3,407M ( 2.9%). Per capita personal income increased from $40,995 (2011Q2) to $42,009 (2012Q2) -- a change of $1,364 ( 3.3%).

  Personal Income by Component
Item ($ millions; seasonally adjusted)2011Q12011Q22011Q32011Q42012Q12012Q2
Personal income 115,932117,212118,026118,374119,475120,619
  Nonfarm personal income 10.1/ 112,336113,626114,268114,682116,835117,956
  Farm income 10.2/ 3,5953,5863,7573,6922,6402,663
Derivation of personal income       
Earnings by place of work 86,14387,00287,59187,79688,73089,326
  Less: cont. for govt social insurance 10.3/ 8,4928,5348,5278,5268,7448,786
  Employee & self-empl. cont. for govt social insurance 3,9243,9633,9713,9814,0494,070
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 4,5684,5714,5574,5454,6954,716
  Plus: Adjustment for residence 10.4/ 1,0331,0471,0731,039970982
  Equals: Net earnings by place of residence 78,68579,51580,13680,30980,95681,522
  Plus: Dividends, interest, and rent 10.5/ 18,08418,43018,51918,62618,85919,322
  Plus: Personal current transfer receipts 19,16319,26719,37019,43919,66119,776
Components of earnings by place of work       
Wage and salary disbursements 57,74458,35358,63258,74360,13460,542
Supplements to wages and salaries 15,54115,71915,82715,88016,20116,254
  Employer cont. for employee pensions & insurance 10,97311,14811,27011,33511,50611,538
  Employer cont. for government social insurance 4,5684,5714,5574,5454,6954,716
Proprietors' income 10.6/ 12,85812,93113,13213,17312,39512,530
  Farm proprietors' income 3,1063,0973,2693,2042,1952,273
  Nonfarm proprietors' income 9,7529,8349,8639,96910,20010,257
Per Capita Personal Income (dollars) 40,54740,99541,28041,40241,61142,009

11. Poverty. The percent families in poverty changed from 6.69 (2000) to 9.20 (2011). The percent individuals in poverty changed from 9.90 (2000) to 13.80 (2011).

12. Health Insurance. In 2011, the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 2,813,530) with health insurance was 2,458,900. Of those with health insurance, 2,050,497 had private health insurance and 733,755 had public health insurance. Corresponding data for 2000 are not available.

13. Disability. In 2000, 17.61% ( 429,687) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population 5 years and over ( 2,440,373) had a disability. In 2011, 12.29% ( 345,718) of the civilian noninstitutionalized population ( 2,813,530) had a disability. Note that the tabulation universes vary between 2000 and 2011.

14. Housing Units & Tenure. The total number of housing units increased changed from 1,131,200 (2000) to 1,237,738 (2011) -- a change of 106,538 ( 9.42%).

  Housing Occupancy/Vacancy & TenureCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Total housing units 1,131,200 100.0 1,237,738 100.0 106,538 9.4
  Occupied housing units 1,037,891 91.8 1,101,701 89.0 63,810 6.1
    Owner-occupied housing units 718,703 63.5 747,079 60.4 28,376 3.9
    Renter-occupied housing units 319,188 28.2 354,622 28.7 35,434 11.1
  Vacant housing units 93,309 8.2 136,037 11.0 42,728 45.8

15. Housing Value. The median housing value changed from $83,500 (2000) to $128,300 (2011) -- a change of $44,800 ( 53.65%).

  Housing ValueCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Value 718,703 100.0 747,079 100.0 28,376 3.9
  Less than $50,000 142,608 19.8 104,151 13.9 -38,457 -27.0
  $50,000 to $99,999 216,103 30.1 178,990 24.0 -37,113 -17.2
  $100,000 to $149,999 120,734 16.8 153,637 20.6 32,903 27.3
  $150,000 to $199,999 53,556 7.5 127,429 17.1 73,873 137.9
  $200,000 to $299,999 32,616 4.5 110,083 14.7 77,467 237.5
  $300,000 to $499,999 12,558 1.7 51,362 6.9 38,804 309.0
  $500,000 to $999,999 3,158 0.4 18,384 2.5 15,226 482.1
  $1,000,000 or more 627 0.1 3,043 0.4 2,416 385.3
Median value (dollars) 83,500... 128,300... 44,800 53.7

16. Housing Gross Rent. The median gross rent changed from $498 (2000) to $709 (2011) -- a change of $211 ( 42.37%).

17. Housing Costs. The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners changed from $888 (2000) to $1,252 (2011) -- a change of $364 ( 40.99%).

  Mortgage Status; Monthly Owner CostsCensus 2000ACS 2011Change
ItemValuePercentValuePercentValuePercent
Housing units with a mortgage 382,518 100.0 472,920 100.0 90,402 23.6
  Less than $300 3,580 0.9 591 0.1 -2,989 -83.5
  $300 to $499 37,514 9.8 11,851 2.5 -25,663 -68.4
  $500 to $699 76,042 19.9 35,003 7.4 -41,039 -54.0
  $700 to $999 112,639 29.4 101,494 21.5 -11,145 -9.9
  $1,000 to $1,499 100,791 26.3 164,555 34.8 63,764 63.3
  $1,500 to $1,999 32,680 8.5 91,382 19.3 58,702 179.6
  $2,000 or more 19,272 5.0 68,044 14.4 48,772 253.1
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 888... 1,252... 364 41.0
Housing units without a mortgage 199,442 52.1 274,159 100.0 74,717 37.5
  Median monthly owner costs (dollars) 273... 431... 158 57.9


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  • When "2011" is referenced, the data are from ACS 2011.
  • Monthly employment data are from BLS Local Area Unemployment Statistics; Current Employment Statistics programs
  • Quarterly personal income data are from BEA personal income estimates

Table Notes
10.1/ Nonfarm personal income is total personal income less farm income.
10.2/ Farm income is farm earnings less farm employer contributions for social insurance.
10.3/ Contributions for government social insurance are included in earnings by type and industry, but excluded from personal income.
10.4/ Adjustment for residence is the net inflow of the earnings of interarea commuters. For the U.S., it consists of adjustments for border workers and for certain temporary and migratory workers: Wage and salary disbursements to U.S. residents commuting or working temporarily outside U.S. borders less wage and salary disbursements to foreign residents commuting or working temporarily inside U.S. borders.
10.5/ Rental income of persons includes the capital consumption adjustment.
10.6/ Proprietors' income includes inventory valuation adjustment and capital consumption adjustment.
Government Social Insurance: Employee and self-employed contributions for social insurance consists of the payments by employees, by the self-employed, and by other individuals who participate in the following programs: Old-age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, or social security); Hospital Insurance (HI) and Supplementary Medical Insurance (Medicare); railroad retirement; state unemployment insurance; temporary disability insurance; and veterans’ life insurance.

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