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Kansas State Profile

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Population

  • With 2,744,687 residents in 2005, Kansas is the 33rd most populated state in the U.S.
  • The total population of Kansas grew 2.1 percent from 2000 to 2005 – a growth rate well below the U.S. average of 5.3 percent.
  • Kansas is becoming more diverse. The percentage of Whites is declining while the percentages of Hispanics and Asians are growing.

Distribution (%) of Total Population by Race/Ethnicity from 2000 to 2005
Race/Ethnicity 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
White 83.2% 82.9% 82.5% 82.2% 81.9% 81.6%
Hispanic, Latino 7.1% 7.3% 7.6% 7.8% 8.1% 8.3%
African-American 5.7% 5.7% 5.7% 5.7% 5.7% 5.7%
Native American, AK Native 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%
Asian, Pacific Islander 1.8% 1.9% 1.9% 2.0% 2.1% 2.1%
Two or More Races 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates

Kansas - Cities and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)

  • The four largest cities (Metropolitan Areas) in Kansas are Kansas City, Wichita, Topeka, and Lawrence.
  • Kansas City had an estimated population of 1,947,694 in 2005 – the 27th largest MSA in the U.S.
  • The estimated population in Wichita in 2005 was 587,055 – the 85th largest metropolitan area in the U.S.
  • Topeka (the capital of KS) was the 183rd largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with 229,075 residents.
  • Lawrence had 102,914 residents – the 334th largest MSA in the U.S.

Kansas - Income and Poverty

  • In 2004, Kansas ranked 26th among the 50 states in personal income per capita ($31,078 per resident).
  • Kansas’s personal income per capita relative to the U.S. fell from 101 percent in 1975 to 93 percent in 1990, and rose slightly to 94 percent of the U.S. average in 2004 (see below).

Personal Income per Capita in Kansas as a Percent of the U.S. Average from 1960 to 2004
Kansas per capita income map
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

  • Among the 50 states, Kansas has the 20th lowest percentage of its total population living in poverty (11.7%) and the 19th lowest percentage of children under 18 living in poverty (15.1%) – 2005 American Community Survey.

Kansas - Educational Attainment

  • In 2005, Kansas ranked 16th among the 50 states in the percentage of its adults aged 25 to 64 with at least high school diploma (90.7%).
  • Kansas ranked 15th in the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher (30.5%) and 19th in the percentage with a graduate or professional degree (10.1%).
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Kansas has larger percentages of adults who have completed some college but no degree and bachelor’s degrees, and smaller percentages in the remaining educational attainment categories (see below).

Educational Attainment of 25 to 64 Year Olds in 2005 – Kansas and the U.S. Average
Kansas education attainment
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

Kansas - Workforce and Economy

  • In 2005, Kansas had the 19th highest unemployment rate of all states (5.1 percent) – the same as the U.S. average of 5.1 percent. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Relative to the U.S. average, Kansas has larger percentages of its workforce employed in production occupations and farming and forestry occupations, about the same as the U.S. average in management and construction occupations, and smaller percentages employed in all other occupational categories (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Occupation in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • The distribution of employment by industry reveals a similar pattern of employment – with larger percentages of Kansas’ employment in the manufacturing and agriculture industries, and also the education and healthcare industries (see below).

Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Distribution (%) of Employment by Industry in 2005
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2005 American Community Survey

  • Kansas ranked 29th among the 50 states on the Progressive Policy Institute’s 2002 State New Economy Index – an index that measures the degree to which states are structured according to the new “knowledge-based” economy. (Located at: http://www.neweconomyindex.org/states/index.html)

Kansas - Health and Well-Being

  • 11.1 percent of Kansas residents do not have health insurance – the 6th lowest percentage in the U.S. (2005 Current Population Survey)
  • 23.1 percent of Kansas residents are overweight enough to be labeled obese – the same as the national average of 23.1 percent (Centers for Disease Control)
  • In Kansas, 202 per 100,000 residents died of cancer during the years 2000 to 2002 – slightly lower than the U.S. average of 204 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • A higher proportion of Kansas residents (320 of 100,000) died of cardiovascular complications from 2000 to 2002 – lower than the national average of 333 per 100,000 residents (Centers for Disease Control).
  • On the 2005 America’s Health Rankings (United Health Foundation), Kansas ranked 23rd among the states in overall health. The state rankings and measures can be accessed at http://www.unitedhealthfoundation.org/ahr2005.html.

Kansas - Crime and Corrections

  • In 2004, Kansas had the 24th highest rate of violent crime among the 50 states (375 incidences per 100,000 residents). The U.S. rate was 466 incidences per 100,000 residents. (FBI, Uniform Crime Reports)
  • In the same year, there were 3,974 incidences of property crime per 100,000 residents in Kansas – higher than the U.S. average of 3,517.
  • Kansas had the 14th lowest incarceration rate per capita in 2004 – with 328 prisoners under federal and state jurisdiction per 100,000 residents. The rate of incarceration in Kansas has remained below the U.S. average since 1980, and well below the U.S. average since 1990 (see below).

Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Kansas and the U.S. Average
Number of Prisoners (Federal and State) Per 100,000 Residents – Kansas and the U.S. Average
Sources: U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau

Kansas Counties

State averages often mask vast disparities within states. For example, the personal income per capita in Kansas ranges from $17,482 in Cheyenne County to $46,498 in Johnson County. Also, the percentage of adults aged 25 to 64 with a bachelor’s degree or higher ranges from 11.0 percent in Elk County to 51.4 percent in Johnson County (a ratio of nearly 5 to 1).

Therefore, it is important to display regional and county differences. Many of these data are available to MyOnlineMaps.com subscribers at the state and county levels – and can be used to generate state and county maps or to download for research purposes. Furthermore, the “Resources” section of MyonlineMaps.com contains links to these and other valuable data sources.

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