Cowley County, KS

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2022 Population
34,661
0.311% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.1
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14%
1.83% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$55,726
7.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$104,000
13.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,273
0.759% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cowley County, KS had a population of 34.7k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $55,726. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cowley County, KS declined from 34,769 to 34,661, a −0.311% decrease and its median household income grew from $51,732 to $55,726, a 7.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cowley County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (77.8%), White (Hispanic) (6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (5.44%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.49%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%).

None of the households in Cowley 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.

98.2% of the residents in Cowley County, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cowley County, KS are Cowley County Community College (784 degrees awarded in 2022) and Southwestern College (155900) (442 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cowley County, KS was $104,000, and the homeownership rate was 70.8%.

Most people in Cowley County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Cowley County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cowley County, KS is home to a population of 34.7k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.03% of Cowley County, KS residents were born outside of the country (1.4k people).

In 2022, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27k people) in Cowley County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.08k White (Hispanic) and 1.88k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Cowley County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cowley County, KS was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cowley County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27k ± 129
  2. White (Hispanic)
    2.08k ± 366
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.88k ± 222
11.6%
Hispanic Population
4.02k people

In 2022, there were 13 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27k people) in Cowley County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.08k White (Hispanic) and 1.88k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.6% of the people in Cowley County, KS are hispanic (4.02k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    82,300 ± 6,944 people
  2. India
    14,639 ± 2,963 people
  3. Vietnam
    10,989 ± 2,569 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 82,300 Kansas residents, followed by India with 14,639 and Vietnam with 10,989.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.03%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.4k people
3.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
1.26k people

As of 2022, 4.03% of Cowley County, KS residents (1.4k 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 Cowley County, KS was 3.62%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    923 ± 186
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    364 ± 99
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    346 ± 128

Cowley County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.54 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cowley County, KS employs 15.3k people. The largest industries in Cowley County, KS are Manufacturing (2,794 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,416 people), and Educational Services (2,077 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($77,949), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,950), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($60,714).

Males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,429. The income inequality in Kansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

15.3k
2022 Value
± 771
0.759%
1 Year growth
± 7.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cowley County, KS grew at a rate of 0.759%, from 15.2k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cowley County, KS, are Production Occupations (1,607 people), Management Occupations (1,566 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,485 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cowley County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

15.3k
2022 Value
± 771
0.759%
1 Year growth
± 7.09%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cowley County, KS grew at a rate of 0.759%, from 15.2k employees to 15.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cowley County, KS, are Manufacturing (2,794 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,416 people), and Educational Services (2,077 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cowley County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Cowley 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

$43,443
Median earning men ± $3,043
$30,311
Median earning women ± $3,071

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,350), Manufacturing ($62,773), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($60,240).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,250), Construction ($51,364), and Public Administration ($40,612).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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. 298
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 216
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 181
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cowley County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 67.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.12%).

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

In 2022, universities in Cowley County, KS awarded 1,226 degrees. The student population of Cowley County, KS in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 1,702 male students and 1,702 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cowley County, KS are White (713 and 60.5%), followed by Unknown (144 and 12.2%), Hispanic or Latino (139 and 11.8%), and Black or African American (77 and 6.53%).

The largest universities in Cowley County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Cowley County Community College (784 and 63.9%) and Southwestern College (155900) (442 and 36.1%).

The most popular majors in Cowley County, KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (338 and 27.6%), General Business Administration & Management (74 and 6.04%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (70 and 5.71%).

The median tuition cost in Cowley County, KS for private four year colleges is $36,500.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cowley County, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 70.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 3,404 (50% men and 50% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 3,404 students enrolled in Cowley County, KS, 50% men and 50% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,988 records, of which 53.6% were women and 46.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 10 degrees awarded
  2. 337 degrees awarded
  3. 22 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Cowley County, KS was Medical Insurance Coding Specialist with 10 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Cowley County, KS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 784 degrees awarded
  2. 442 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cowley County Community College with 784 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 645 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cowley County, KS, which is 1.11 times more than the 581 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 713 degrees mean that there were 4.95 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 144 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,950) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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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 Cowley County, KS was $104,000 in 2022, which is 0.369 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $91,700 to $104,000, a 13.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Cowley County, KS is 70.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cowley County, KS have an average commute time of 20.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cowley County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cowley County, KS is $55,726. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cowley County, KS was Census Tract 4939 with a value of $87,566, followed by Census Tract 4933 and Census Tract 4932, with respective values of $87,527 and $70,673.

In 2022, 11.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cowley County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.51%.

Property

$104,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,850
$9,274
Median Property Taxes
±$597

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

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Rent vs Own

70.8%
Homeownership
2022
62%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.8% of the housing units in Cowley County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4939
  2. Census Tract 4933
  3. Census Tract 4932

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cowley County, KS was Census Tract 4939 with a value of $87,566, followed by Census Tract 4933 and Census Tract 4932, with respective values of $87,527 and $70,673.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cowley County, KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$55,726
Median Household Income
± $2,349
13.1k
Number of Households
± 694

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.1k households in Cowley County, KS grew to $55,726 from the previous year's value of $51,732.

The following chart displays the households in Cowley 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 Cowley 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 (79.7%)
  2. Carpooled (11.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.18%)

In 2022, 79.7% of workers in Cowley County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.5%) and those who worked at home (4.18%).

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Commute Time

20.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cowley County, KS have a shorter commute time (20.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Cowley 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 Cowley County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cowley County, KS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cowley County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.51%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cowley County, KS (4.52k out of 32.4k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cowley 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 18.7% of the children was living in poverty in Cowley County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 335 in Cowley County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 22.3 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.7% of the population of Cowley County, KS has health coverage, with 48.3% on employee plans, 13.5% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cowley County, KS see 2182 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (1957 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2037 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 630 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,182 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cowley County, KS

Primary care physicians in Cowley County, KS see an average of 2,182 patients per year. This represents a 11.5% increase from the previous year (1,957 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cowley County, KS in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.1% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.25%
Uninsured
48.3%
Employer Coverage
13.5%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cowley County, KS declined by 2.28% from 9.47% to 9.25%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 66.7 in Cowley County, KS.

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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 39.9% in Cowley County, KS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.6% in Cowley County, KS.

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