Ottawa County, KS

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2022 Population
5,768
0.173% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.3
0.236% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.4%
7.76% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$74,551
29.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$157,800
12.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Ottawa County, KS had a population of 5.77k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $74,551. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Ottawa County, KS declined from 5,778 to 5,768, a −0.173% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,455 to $74,551, a 29.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%), White (Hispanic) (1.51%), Two+ (Hispanic) (0.988%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.745%).

None of the households in Ottawa 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.

99.1% of the residents in Ottawa County, KS are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Ottawa County, KS was $157,800, and the homeownership rate was 77.7%.

Most people in Ottawa County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ottawa County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Ottawa County, KS is home to a population of 5.77k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.2% of Ottawa County, KS residents were born outside of the country (69 people).

In 2022, there were 38.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.37k people) in Ottawa County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 139 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 87 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
99.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Ottawa County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Ottawa County, KS was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Ottawa County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.37k ± 13
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    139 ± 40.2
  3. White (Hispanic)
    87 ± 49
3.17%
Hispanic Population
183 people

In 2022, there were 38.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.37k people) in Ottawa County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 139 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 87 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.17% of the people in Ottawa County, KS are hispanic (183 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.2%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
69 people
1.07%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
62 people

As of 2022, 1.2% of Ottawa County, KS residents (69 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 Ottawa County, KS was 1.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    89 ± 42
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    75 ± 44
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    56 ± 29

Ottawa County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.19 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Ottawa County, KS employs 2.91k people. The largest industries in Ottawa County, KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (541 people), Manufacturing (363 people), and Educational Services (276 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($89,737), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,833), and Construction ($63,839).

Occupations

2.91k
2022 Value
± 232
3.63%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ottawa County, KS grew at a rate of 3.63%, from 2.81k employees to 2.91k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ottawa County, KS, are Management Occupations (381 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (341 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (267 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ottawa County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.91k
2022 Value
± 232
3.63%
1 Year growth
± 10.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Ottawa County, KS grew at a rate of 3.63%, from 2.81k employees to 2.91k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ottawa County, KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (541 people), Manufacturing (363 people), and Educational Services (276 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ottawa County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Ottawa 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

$51,023
Median earning men ± $6,107
$36,400
Median earning women ± $2,160

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($87,763), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,778), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,321).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($90,833), Public Administration ($50,278), and Manufacturing ($43,750).

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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. 37
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 36
    Other Services, Except Public Administration
  3. 26
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Ottawa County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 81.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.35%).

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

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.

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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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ottawa County, KS was $157,800 in 2022, which is 0.56 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,000 to $157,800, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Ottawa County, KS is 77.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Ottawa County, KS have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Ottawa County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$157,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,377
$1,845
Median Property Taxes
±$175

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 Ottawa County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

77.7%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.7% of the housing units in Ottawa County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 856
  2. Census Tract 857

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

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Household Income

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$74,551
Median Household Income
± $5,658
2.37k
Number of Households
± 199

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.37k households in Ottawa County, KS grew to $74,551 from the previous year's value of $57,455.

The following chart displays the households in Ottawa 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 Ottawa 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 (81.1%)
  2. Carpooled (6.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.77%)

In 2022, 81.1% of workers in Ottawa County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.91%) and those who worked at home (6.77%).

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

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ottawa County, KS have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.3% of the workforce in Ottawa 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 Ottawa County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ottawa County, KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ottawa County, KS (589 out of 5.66k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ottawa County, KS is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

94.2% of the population of Ottawa County, KS has health coverage, with 53.8% on employee plans, 8.12% on Medicaid, 16.3% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 2.01% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, KS see 2852 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.69% decrease from the previous year (2901 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1428 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5712 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,852 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ottawa County, KS

Primary care physicians in Ottawa County, KS see an average of 2,852 patients per year. This represents a 1.69% decrease from the previous year (2,901 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ottawa 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 24.2% under 18 years, 15.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 52.5% were men and 47.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.83%
Uninsured
53.8%
Employer Coverage
8.12%
Medicaid
16.3%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
2.01%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ottawa County, KS declined by 31.4% from 8.49% to 5.83%.

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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 35.8% in Ottawa County, KS.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.74% in Ottawa County, KS.

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