Elk County, KS

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2022 Population
2,453
0.527% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
50.4
0.199% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
14.8%
3.47% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$50,000
9.51% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$57,100
0.523% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Elk County, KS had a population of 2.45k people with a median age of 50.4 and a median household income of $50,000. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Elk County, KS declined from 2,466 to 2,453, a −0.527% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,660 to $50,000, a 9.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elk County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.85%), White (Hispanic) (4.12%), Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.815%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.775%).

None of the households in Elk 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.

99.7% of the residents in Elk County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Elk County, KS was $57,100, and the homeownership rate was 77.7%.

Most people in Elk County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Elk County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Elk County, KS is home to a population of 2.45k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.856% of Elk County, KS residents were born outside of the country (21 people).

In 2022, there were 18.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.17k people) in Elk County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 119 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 101 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.7%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.7% of Elk County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Elk County, KS was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elk County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.17k ± 24
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    119 ± 17.1
  3. White (Hispanic)
    101 ± 24
4.73%
Hispanic Population
116 people

In 2022, there were 18.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.17k people) in Elk County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 119 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 101 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.73% of the people in Elk County, KS are hispanic (116 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.856%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
21 people
0.446%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11 people

As of 2022, 0.856% of Elk County, KS residents (21 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 Elk County, KS was 0.446%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    75 ± 36
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    29 ± 18
  3. Korea
    10 ± 14

Elk County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Elk County, KS employs 955 people. The largest industries in Elk County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (154 people), Educational Services (151 people), and Public Administration (74 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($124,688), Public Administration ($51,250), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($48,125).

Occupations

955
2022 Value
± 107
−0.209%
1 Year decline
± 15.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elk County, KS declined at a rate of −0.209%, from 957 employees to 955 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elk County, KS, are Management Occupations (139 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (104 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (98 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elk County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

955
2022 Value
± 107
−0.209%
1 Year decline
± 15.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Elk County, KS declined at a rate of −0.209%, from 957 employees to 955 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elk County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (154 people), Educational Services (151 people), and Public Administration (74 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elk County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Elk 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

$38,974
Median earning men ± $3,182
$22,434
Median earning women ± $2,985

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($64,844), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($62,500), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,313).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,750), Public Administration ($38,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,625).

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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. 25
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 17
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 13
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Elk County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 83.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (14.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.91%).

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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elk County, KS was $57,100 in 2022, which is 0.203 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $57,400 to $57,100, a 0.523% decrease. The homeownership rate in Elk County, KS is 77.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Elk County, KS have an average commute time of 31.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Elk County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$57,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,533
$799
Median Property Taxes
±$95

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

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Rent vs Own

77.7%
Homeownership
2022
55%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.7% of the housing units in Elk County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.4%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9651
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$50,000
Median Household Income
± $7,248
1.03k
Number of Households
± 109

In 2022, the median household income of the 1.03k households in Elk County, KS grew to $50,000 from the previous year's value of $45,660.

The following chart displays the households in Elk 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 $50k - $60k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elk 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 (77.7%)
  2. Carpooled (12.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.2%)

In 2022, 77.7% of workers in Elk County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.9%) and those who worked at home (5.2%).

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

31.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elk County, KS have a longer commute time (31.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 8.17% of the workforce in Elk 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 Elk County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elk County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elk County, KS (362 out of 2.44k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elk County, 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

90.5% of the population of Elk County, KS has health coverage, with 33.4% on employee plans, 16.7% on Medicaid, 23% on Medicare, 13.8% on non-group plans, and 3.6% on military or VA plans.

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

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 12.6% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 27.6% over 64 years.

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

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Uninsured People

9.46%
Uninsured
33.4%
Employer Coverage
16.7%
Medicaid
23%
Medicare
13.8%
Non-Group
3.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elk County, KS declined by 13% from 10.9% to 9.46%.

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Health Outcomes

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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 39.1% in Elk County, KS.

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