Douglas County, KS

119,440 Population
455.9 square miles 262 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
4.1%
was 4.1%
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Population Density
262
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
35.7%
was 36.4%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.8%
was 7.6%
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Percent Under 18
18.3%
was 18.9%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS
Percent 65 and Over
11.2%
was 11.0%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.1
was 3.7
Ranked 12th Lowest in KS
Percent Living in Poverty
17.1%
was 21.3%
Ranked 6th Lowest in KS
Median Household Income
$52,698
was $52,964
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Gini Income Distribution
 
46.6
50.2
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,298
Ranked 79th Highest in KS
Patents per 100,000
33
Ranked 8th Highest in KS

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
16.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
154.0
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
49,287
was 48,537
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Median Rent
$857
was $827
Ranked 4th Highest in KS
Total Building Permits
589
was 471
 
Occupied Housing Units
45,572
was 42,817
 
Homeownership Rate
50.2%
was 53.8%
Ranked 7th Highest in KS
Single Family Building Permits
215
was 165
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
108.1
was 106.5
Ranked 5th Highest in KS
Rental Vacancy Rate
14.1%
was 22.4%
Ranked 8th Highest in KS
Multifamily Building Permits
374
was 306
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.6
Ranked 8th Highest in KS
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
12.4
was 9.9
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
5.2
was 4.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
95.7%
was 96.1%
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
88.4%
Ranked 6th Highest in KS
Percent with Insurance Over 65
98.3%
was 99.8%
Ranked 4th Highest in KS

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
95.0%
was 93.1%
Ranked 3rd Highest in KS
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
52.0%
was 47.0%
Ranked 2nd Highest in KS

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