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Elk County, Kansas

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Elk County, Kansas
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,530
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 2,530
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 2,882
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -12.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 2,882
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
Persons under 18 years, percent
Persons 65 years and over, percent
Female persons, percent
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
Asian alone, percent(a)
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Two or More Races, percent
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 227
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 0.9%
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1,755
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 79.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $50,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $998
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $388
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $502
Building permits, 2019 NA
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 1,117
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.26
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 89.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 78.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 64.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 15.0%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 17.8%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 50.7%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 47.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 0
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 23,089
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,489
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 25.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $38,494
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $22,437
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2018 68
Total employment, 2018 314
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 8,146
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -3.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 252
All firms, 2012 472
Men-owned firms, 2012 276
Women-owned firms, 2012 123
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 467
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 30
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 438
Population per square mile, 2010 4.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 644.27
FIPS Code 20049
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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