Rice County, KS

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2022 Population
9,441
0.243% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jerry Moran
Republican Party
US Senator
Roger Marshall
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39
0.51% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
9.77%
8.9% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$58,523
3.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$87,700
9.49% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,388
4.9% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Rice County, KS had a population of 9.44k people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $58,523. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rice County, KS declined from 9,464 to 9,441, a −0.243% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,379 to $58,523, a 3.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rice County, KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (80.9%), White (Hispanic) (4.57%), Two+ (Hispanic) (3.66%), Other (Hispanic) (3.26%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.18%).

None of the households in Rice 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 Rice County, KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rice County, KS are Sterling College (138 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Rice County, KS was $87,700, and the homeownership rate was 75.7%.

Most people in Rice County, KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Rice County, KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rice County, KS is home to a population of 9.44k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.91% of Rice County, KS residents were born outside of the country (369 people).

In 2022, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.64k people) in Rice County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 431 White (Hispanic) and 346 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.2% of Rice County, KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rice County, KS was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rice County, KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.64k ± 124
  2. White (Hispanic)
    431 ± 192
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    346 ± 165
11.8%
Hispanic Population
1.11k people

In 2022, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.64k people) in Rice County, KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 431 White (Hispanic) and 346 Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.8% of the people in Rice County, KS are hispanic (1.11k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rice 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

3.91%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
369 people
4.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
437 people

As of 2022, 3.91% of Rice County, KS residents (369 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 Rice County, KS was 4.62%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    207 ± 67
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    188 ± 83
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    56 ± 30

Rice County, KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rice County, KS employs 4.39k people. The largest industries in Rice County, KS are Manufacturing (652 people), Educational Services (614 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (456 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,708), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,095), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($57,125).

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

4.39k
2022 Value
± 361
−4.9%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rice County, KS declined at a rate of −4.9%, from 4.61k employees to 4.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rice County, KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (543 people), Management Occupations (479 people), and Production Occupations (392 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rice County, KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.39k
2022 Value
± 361
−4.9%
1 Year decline
± 11.8%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rice County, KS declined at a rate of −4.9%, from 4.61k employees to 4.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rice County, KS, are Manufacturing (652 people), Educational Services (614 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (456 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rice County, KS, though some of these residents may live in Rice 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

$50,349
Median earning men ± $4,079
$30,796
Median earning women ± $2,471

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($60,139), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($58,456), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,669).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($45,701), Manufacturing ($45,304), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,857).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 84
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 65
    Manufacturing
  3. 64
    Wholesale Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rice County, KS went to Donald J. Trump with 75.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (22.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.13%).

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 Rice County, KS awarded 138 degrees. The student population of Rice County, KS in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 419 male students and 287 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rice County, KS are White (82 and 61.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (18 and 13.4%), Black or African American (14 and 10.4%), and Two or More Races (7 and 5.22%).

The largest universities in Rice County, KS by number of degrees awarded are Sterling College (138 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Rice County, KS are Athletic Trainer (18 and 13%), Other Business, Management, Marketing, & Related Support Services (18 and 13%), and General Business Administration & Management (16 and 11.6%).

The median tuition cost in Rice County, KS for private four year colleges is $28,500.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Rice County, KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 61.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 13.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 706 (59.3% men and 40.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 706 students enrolled in Rice County, KS, 59.3% men and 40.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 437 records, of which 49.9% were women and 50.1% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rice County, KS was General Business Administration & Management with 16 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
138 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sterling College with 138 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 73 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rice County, KS, which is 1.12 times more than the 65 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 82 degrees mean that there were 4.56 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 18 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 ($28,500) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,240) 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 Rice County, KS was $87,700 in 2022, which is 0.311 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $80,100 to $87,700, a 9.49% increase. The homeownership rate in Rice County, KS is 75.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rice County, KS have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rice County, KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rice County, KS is $58,523. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rice County, KS was Census Tract 9672 with a value of $61,591, followed by Census Tract 9673 and Census Tract 9671, with respective values of $58,533 and $52,283.

In 2022, 10.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rice County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.621%.

Property

$87,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,179
$2,847
Median Property Taxes
±$264

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 Rice County, KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.7% of the housing units in Rice County, KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9672
  2. Census Tract 9673
  3. Census Tract 9671

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rice County, KS was Census Tract 9672 with a value of $61,591, followed by Census Tract 9673 and Census Tract 9671, with respective values of $58,533 and $52,283.

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

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Household Income

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$58,523
Median Household Income
± $6,277
3.76k
Number of Households
± 333

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.76k households in Rice County, KS grew to $58,523 from the previous year's value of $56,379.

The following chart displays the households in Rice 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 Rice 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 (78.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.2%)
  3. Walked (5.88%)

In 2022, 78.6% of workers in Rice County, KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.2%) and those who walked to work (5.88%).

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rice County, KS have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.28% of the workforce in Rice 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 Rice County, KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rice County, KS have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rice County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.621%.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.77% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rice County, KS (854 out of 8.74k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rice 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, 12.1% of the children was living in poverty in Rice County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 7.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 95.9 in Rice County, KS. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 66.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.4% of the population of Rice County, KS has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 11.2% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 15% on non-group plans, and 2.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rice County, KS see 1907 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0525% increase from the previous year (1906 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3121 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1872 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,907 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rice County, KS

Primary care physicians in Rice County, KS see an average of 1,907 patients per year. This represents a 0.0525% increase from the previous year (1,906 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rice 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 26.5% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 34.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.6%
Uninsured
48%
Employer Coverage
11.2%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
15%
Non-Group
2.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rice County, KS grew by 3.18% from 7.36% to 7.6%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was N/A in Rice 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 37% in Rice 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 11.6% in Rice County, KS.

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