Kansas

2,911,641 Population

Census data: ACS 2014 1-year unless noted

81,758.2 square miles 35.5 people per square mile 105 Counties       671 Cities
 

 People

Percent of US Population
0.9%
was 0.9%
Ranked 34th Highest in US
Population Density
35.5
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
54.3%
was 53.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
7.1%
was 6.8%
Ranked 26th Highest in US
Percent Under 18
24.7%
was 24.9%
Ranked 6th Highest in US
Percent 65 and Over
14.6%
was 14.0%
Ranked 35th Highest in US

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
3.4
was 4.2
Ranked 7th Lowest in US
Percent Living in Poverty
13.0%
was 14.0%
Ranked 20th Lowest in US
Median Household Income
$53,906
was $50,972
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Gini Income Distribution
 
46
45.9
US Gini Index is 42.0
Number of Businesses per 100,000
2,550
Ranked 22nd Highest in US
Patents per 100,000
31
was 33
Ranked 22nd Highest in US
Per Capita GDP
45,665
was 44,952
Ranked 27th Highest in US

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
4.4
was 3.9
Ranked 19th Highest in US
Violent Crimes per 100,000
389.9
was 339.9
Ranked 19th Highest in US
Property Crimes per 100,000
2,720.1
was 2,946.8
Ranked 20th Highest in US
Rural Highway Fatalities per 100,000
10
was 9
Ranked 13th Highest in US
Urban Highway Fatalities per 100,000
3
was 3
Ranked 37th Highest in US
Total Highway Fatalities per 100,000
13
was 12
Ranked 15th Highest in US

 Housing

Total Housing Units
1,253,889
was 1,239,755
Ranked 33rd Highest in US
Median Rent
$782
was $745
Ranked 35th Highest in US
Total Building Permits
8,291
was 6,256
 
Occupied Housing Units
1,111,582
was 1,113,729
 
Homeownership Rate
66.4%
was 66.1%
Ranked 21st Highest in US
Single Family Building Permits
5,072
was 4,124
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
15.3
was 15.2
Ranked 41st Highest in US
Rental Vacancy Rate
27.6%
was 25.0%
Ranked 30th Highest in US
Multifamily Building Permits
3,219
was 2,132
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.5
was 2.5
Ranked 28th Highest in US
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
6.7
was 5.1
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
2.9
was 2.2
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
94.9%
was 93.9%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.1%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.6%
was 99.6%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
90.3%
was 90.1%
Ranked 17th Highest in US
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
31.7%
was 31.1%
Ranked 18th Highest in US
Percent Receiving STEM Bachelors Degree or Higher
8.3%
 
White Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
20,361
 
Black Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,538
 
Asian Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
677
 
Islander Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
49
 
Native Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
276
 
Hispanic Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,448
 
Multi Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
588
 
Unknown Race Students Receiving Bachelors Degree or Higher
1,032
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
6.6%
was 6.6%
Ranked 17th Highest in US
Own Source Revenue
74.8%
was 72.8%
Ranked 5th Highest in US
Debt Service Ratio
3.8%
was 4.9%
Ranked 45th Highest in US

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