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Ness County, Kansas

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Ness County, Kansas
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 2,687
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 3,107
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, 2016-2020 162
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 5.5%
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 1,546
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 85.2%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $74,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $999
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $422
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $624
Building permits, 2021 1
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 1,260
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.22
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 91.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 10.4%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 83.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 78.3%
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 92.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 21.9%
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 7.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 56.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,470
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,487
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 15,430
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,029
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 16.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $57,222
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $31,999
Persons in poverty, percent
Total employer establishments, 2020 127
Total employment, 2020 873
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 33,966
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -5.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 300
All firms, 2012 440
Men-owned firms, 2012 222
Women-owned firms, 2012 121
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 428
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 27
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 402
Population per square mile, 2010 2.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 1,074.75
FIPS Code 20135
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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