Kansas Population and Demographics

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In this article, we'll explore most of the 190+ data points we have for Kansas, covering popular demographics statistics like household income, race, age and gender, educational attainment, poverty, housing, and transportation.

The data on this page is from the 2021 American Community Survey (ACS) 5-Year survey from the US Census Bureau.

Richest Zip Codes in Kansas

In the table below, we've ranked the richest zip codes in Kansas based on the average (or mean) household income. To do this, we only look at zip codes that have a population of at least 500 people and a reasonable margin of error for the data.

If the margin of error for the mean income is greater than 50% of the estimate, we don't use it. This is to try and make the data less likely to be skewed by outliers with very small population areas or estimates that are not very accurate.

Rank ZIP Code County Mean Income
1 66224 Johnson County $241,870.00
2 67228 Sedgwick County $220,069.00
3 66221 Johnson County $210,549.00
4 66211 Johnson County $208,368.00
5 66220 Johnson County $207,303.00
6 66206 Johnson County $198,984.00
7 67230 Sedgwick County $187,492.00
8 66209 Johnson County $180,976.00
9 66085 Johnson County $173,396.00
10 66208 Johnson County $165,118.00

To view details demographics data for a specific zip code, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest zip codes in Kansas.

Richest Cities in Kansas

We can also find the same information for the richest cities in Kansas. The table below ranks the top 10 cities in Kansas by average household income by using the same criteria as we did with the zip codes.

Rank City County Mean Income
1 Lake Quivira Johnson County, Wyandotte County $263,553.00
2 Eastborough Sedgwick County $196,833.00
3 Minneha Sedgwick County $188,408.00
4 Union Sedgwick County $188,282.00
5 Aubry Johnson County $185,727.00
6 Augusta Butler County $175,245.00
7 Township 12 Pratt County $170,083.00
8 Lexington Johnson County $145,417.00
9 Kanwaka Douglas County $143,308.00
10 McCamish Johnson County $143,081.00

To view details demographics data for a specific city, click on the link in the table above. You can also read our article here on the richest cities in Kansas.

Median Household Income

According to the latest ACS 5-year survey in 2020, the median household income in Kansas is $61,091.00.

The chart below shows the average household income by age in Kansas.

  • Under 25
    $35,320.00
  • 25 to 44
    $71,976.00
  • 45 to 64
    $78,885.00
  • 65 and over
    $49,216.00

Average Household Income

A very commonly asked question is "what is the average household income in Kansas?". The official term for the average household income is the mean household income. The mean household income is the total income of all households divided by the number of households.

The average (or mean) household income in Kansas is $82,103.00.

6.55% of households in Kansas are classed as high income households (making $200,000+ per year).

The difference between a median and an average income

The difference between a median and mean household income is that the median income is the middle point of the set of numbers whereas the mean income is an average of all numbers.

Both metrics are important when looking at the income statistics for Kansas but because the median value doesn't depend on other numbers in the dataset, it doesn't change as much when some of the values are extremely low or extremely high.

Household Income Tiers for Kansas

We can also look at the household income tiers. This lets you see how many households fall into each of the earnings brackets and what percentage that bracket is of the total number of households.

The chart below shows the household income brackets to see which age groups have the highest median income. The actual data is more granular than these brackets, but we've simplified them into bigger categories to make reviewing the data for Kansas easier to view.

You can purchase the raw data above, which will have the full income tiers with smaller jumps in household income.

  • Less than $24,999
    16.78%
  • $25,000 to $49,999
    21.83%
  • $50,000 to $74,999
    18.47%
  • $75,000 to $99,999
    13.63%
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    15.99%
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    6.74%
  • $200,000 or more
    6.55%

Per Capita Income

The per capita income is the average income of all people in Kansas. This is calculated by dividing the total income of all people in Kansas by the total number of people in Kansas.

It differs from the average or mean household income because it includes all people in Kansas and not just the people who earn an income (i.e. children, retirees, unemployed, etc.).

The per capita income in Kansas is $32,798.00.

Population in Kansas by Race and Ethnicity

The total population in Kansas is currently 2,912,619 people.

The race and ethnicity of the population in Kansas can be very important for social research, economics, and marketing to a multi-culturial society.

Whether you want to target products or services to a particular race or ethnicity, or provide housing and new businesses to improve areas with a larger ethnic minority population, this data is very valuable for discovering suitable areas.

The chart below breaks down the population and percentage for each race and ethnicity in Kansas.

  • 74.80% White
    2,192,497
  • 5.40% Black/African American
    159,382
  • 0.50% Native
    15,363
  • 12.30% Hispanic
    362,053
  • 3.00% Asian
    86,670
  • 0.10% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
    1,784
  • 3.70% Two or more races
    107,409
  • 0.20% Other
    6,941

Population of Kansas by Age and Gender

Another very important demographics statistic for Kansas is the age and gender of the population. The age and gender of the population can be used to track trends in population growth or decline, and for businesses, the data can be used to identify people important to you and your business need.

In the table below, we show age groups at a 10 year granularity for ease of use. The raw data, which can be purchased above, includes age and gender at a 5 year granularity.

Age Group Male Female
0 to 9 Years 199,292 188,740
10 to 19 Years 210,407 199,886
20 to 29 Years 209,998 192,352
30 to 39 Years 194,655 186,626
40 to 49 Years 171,807 167,822
50 to 59 Years 178,834 179,202
60 to 69 Years 168,594 175,216
70 Years and over 134,565 174,103

Education Levels

Educational attainment is a very useful statistic that can give insights into other data such as the average household income, unemployment levels, and literacy.

What this means is that it is likely for areas that have higher levels of education to have higher average household incomes, lower unemployment rates, and higher literacy rates.

The chart below shows the educational attainment of the population in Kansas.

  • Master's degree or higher
    15.22%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34.73%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12.92%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34.87%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2.26%

Unemployment Rates

The unemployment rate is the percentage of the population that is actively looking for work but is unable to find a job. The unemployment rate is a very important statistic for Kansas because it can show how many people are actively looking for work and how many people are unable to find a job.

Lower levels of unemployment is generally seen as a positive sign for the economy. It also makes the government in Kansas look good because it shows that they are doing a good job of creating jobs, working to capacity, being efficient, and keeping the economy strong.

The unemployment rate is calculated using the total population in Kansas that are over the age of 16.

The current population in Kansas that are over the age of 16 is 2,299,477 people.

The unemployment rate in Kansas is 33.40%, which means 769,047 people are unemployed.

Median Age in Kansas

The median age is an interesting metric because it gives us an idea of the age distribution of people in Kansas. You know when you see a median age that it is the age where half of the population is older and half is younger than it.

For demographic studies, this can be used to infer and compare date to things such as birth rates, the age of parents, and so on.

An increasing median age can be a sign of an aging population, which can be a sign of a declining population. This is because older people tend to have fewer children and die more often than younger people.

The median age in Kansas is 37 years old.

We can also look at the median age by gender to compare the see how each group compares to the total median age:

Median age by gender in Kansas

37

Total

36

Male

38.1

Female

Households and Families

There are a total of 1,139,738 households in Kansas, and the average household size is 2.51 people.

For families, the total number is 732,385, and the average family size is 3.12 people.

7.60% of those families in Kansas are living below the poverty line.

The table below shows the poverty thresholds for Kansas in 2022.

Household Size Poverty Threshold
1 Person $13,590.00
2 People $18,310.00
3 People $23,030.00
4 People $27,750.00
5 People $32,470.00
6 People $37,190.00
7 People $41,910.00
8 People $46,630.00

Please note that the poverty thresholds shown above are from 2022, while the latest demographics data we have is from 2020.

Households and Families by Marital Status

There are four types of household and family, as defined by the Census Bureau:

  • Married-couple
  • Male householder, no spouse present
  • Female householder, no spouse present
  • Nonfamily household

In the table below, you can see the total households and families in Kansas for each type, as well as the average sizes.

Married Male Female Nonfamily
Total Households 571,932 49,231 111,222 407,353
Average Household Size 3.17 3.29 3.35 1.25
Total Families 571,932 49,231 111,222 0
Average Household Size 3.14 2.89 3.1 0

Housing Data in Kansas

There are total of 1,272,290 housing units in Kansas. Of those units, 1,139,738 (89.58%) are occupied, and 132,552 (10.42%) are vacant.

Rental Rates

Of the 1,272,290 housing units in Kansas, 360,515 (28.34%) are occupied by renters. The median rent paid by renters is $912.00.

Owner occupied housing units make up the remaining 59.66% of housing units, with 759,042 housing units in total.

The table below breaks down how much rent is paid by renters in Kansas.

  • No rent paid
    20,181
  • Less than $500
    35,564
  • $500 to $999
    180,348
  • $1,000 to $1,499
    105,311
  • $1,500 to $1,999
    27,823
  • $2,000 to $2,499
    6,761
  • $2,500 to $2,999
    1,770
  • $3,000 or more
    2,938

Property Values

The median value of a property in Kansas is $164,800.00.

The table below breaks down the range of valuations for all properties in Kansas.

  • Less than $50,000
    79,028
  • $50,000 to $99,999
    135,872
  • $100,000 to $149,999
    122,131
  • $150,000 to $199,999
    121,304
  • $200,000 to $299,999
    150,124
  • $300,000 to $499,999
    109,297
  • $500,000 to $999,999
    35,352
  • $1,000,000 or more
    5,934

Property Age

We can also look at the number of properties built in a given year to see the spread of property age in Kansas.

  • 1939 or earlier
    200,713
  • 1940 to 1949
    69,146
  • 1950 to 1959
    156,722
  • 1960 to 1969
    129,094
  • 1970 to 1979
    184,769
  • 1980 to 1989
    147,778
  • 1990 to 1999
    161,328
  • 2000 to 2009
    140,605
  • 2010 to 2013
    80,273
  • 2014 or later
    1,862

Vehicles Available per Household

Finally, we have data on how many vehicles each household in Kansas has. The table below breaks down the number of vehicles available per household.

  • No vehicles available
    58,298
  • 1 vehicle available
    338,787
  • 2 vehicles available
    438,803
  • 3 or more vehicles available
    303,850

Commuting to Work in Kansas

The time and means of commuting to work are useful metrics to look at because they can be correlated against other data such as income and education level.

Does a longer commuting time indicate a higher average income? If so, has the huge increase in home working during the pandemic changed this?

Using these metrics, we can get a better understanding of the demographics of Kansas, how they commute, and how that correlates to other data points.

The average travel time is 19.6 minutes, and the chart below covers the range of travel times across the population of Kansas.

  • Less than 5 minutes
    78,884
  • 5 to 9 minutes
    216,768
  • 10 to 14 minutes
    234,792
  • 15 to 19 minutes
    233,939
  • 20 to 24 minutes
    192,797
  • 25 to 29 minutes
    80,292
  • 30 to 34 minutes
    130,939
  • 35 to 39 minutes
    28,564
  • 40 to 44 minutes
    31,072
  • 45 to 59 minutes
    50,794
  • 60 to 89 minutes
    28,237
  • 90 or more minutes
    17,626

We can also look at the means of transport in Kansas to see which modes of transport people are using to commute to work.

  • Drove alone
    1,143,676
  • Carpooled
    124,420
  • Public transportation
    5,849
  • Walked
    31,859
  • Other means
    18,900
  • Worked from home
    116,674

Conclusion

Hopefully this article has given you the demographics data you were looking for in Kansas.

If you need more demographics data, or you need the data listed above in spreadsheet form with more granular grouping, head back to the top of this page where you can purchase the complete demographics data for Kansas.

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