Wallace County, KS

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2022 Population
1,489
2.62% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.1
0.701% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.6%
35% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,708
2.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$96,200
11.6% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wallace County, KS had a population of 1.49k people with a median age of 43.1 and a median household income of $57,708. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wallace County, KS declined from 1,529 to 1,489, a −2.62% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,538 to $57,708, a 2.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wallace County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.1%), Other (Hispanic) (2.82%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.48%), White (Hispanic) (2.35%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.34%).

None of the households in Wallace 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.

98.3% of the residents in Wallace County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Wallace County, KS was $96,200, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Wallace County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 13.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Wallace County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wallace County, KS is home to a population of 1.49k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.69% of Wallace County, KS residents were born outside of the country (40 people).

In 2022, there were 31.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.33k people) in Wallace County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42 Other (Hispanic) and 37 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.3% of Wallace County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wallace County, KS was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wallace County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.33k ± 110
  2. Other (Hispanic)
    42 ± 29
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    37 ± 21.8
6.78%
Hispanic Population
101 people

In 2022, there were 31.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.33k people) in Wallace County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42 Other (Hispanic) and 37 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.78% of the people in Wallace County, KS are hispanic (101 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.69%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
40 people
2.42%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
37 people

As of 2022, 2.69% of Wallace County, KS residents (40 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 Wallace County, KS was 2.42%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Korea
    37 ± 34
  2. Vietnam
    27 ± 19
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    23 ± 20

Wallace County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Korea, 1.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wallace County, KS employs 714 people. The largest industries in Wallace County, KS are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (198 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (108 people), and Educational Services (95 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($76,094), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,313), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($53,750).

Occupations

714
2022 Value
± 105
−1.11%
1 Year decline
± 20.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wallace County, KS declined at a rate of −1.11%, from 722 employees to 714 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wallace County, KS, are Management Occupations (161 people), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (88 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (69 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wallace County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

714
2022 Value
± 105
−1.11%
1 Year decline
± 20.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wallace County, KS declined at a rate of −1.11%, from 722 employees to 714 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wallace County, KS, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (198 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (108 people), and Educational Services (95 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wallace County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Wallace 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

$46,371
Median earning men ± $2,893
$29,750
Median earning women ± $7,711

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($86,250), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($77,917), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,469).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($43,958), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($36,875), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($36,548).

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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. 18
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  2. 16
    Wholesale Trade
  3. 12
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wallace County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 93.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (5.33%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.33%).

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.

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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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wallace County, KS was $96,200 in 2022, which is 0.341 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $86,200 to $96,200, a 11.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Wallace County, KS is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wallace County, KS have an average commute time of 13.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wallace County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$96,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,090
$467
Median Property Taxes
±$80

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 Wallace County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wallace County, KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2022
72.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.4% of the housing units in Wallace County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.6%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9541
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$57,708
Median Household Income
± $10,523
663
Number of Households
± 97

In 2022, the median household income of the 663 households in Wallace County, KS grew to $57,708 from the previous year's value of $56,538.

The following chart displays the households in Wallace 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wallace 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 (74.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (8.7%)
  3. Carpooled (7.99%)

In 2022, 74.9% of workers in Wallace County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (8.7%) and those who carpooled to work (7.99%).

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

13.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wallace County, KS have a shorter commute time (13.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 0% of the workforce in Wallace 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 Wallace County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wallace County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wallace County, KS (228 out of 1.47k 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 < 5, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wallace 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

95.6% of the population of Wallace County, KS has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 20.2% on Medicare, 19.6% on non-group plans, and 1.02% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 34.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 24.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.6% were men and 48.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.37%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
13.6%
Medicaid
20.2%
Medicare
19.6%
Non-Group
1.02%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wallace County, KS grew by 4.08% from 4.19% to 4.37%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 35.1% in Wallace County, KS.

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