Kansas : What you need to know

Located right in the geographic center of the United States, Kansas is known as “America’s Breadbasket,” producing one-fifth of all wheat grown in the nation. Besides agriculture, major industries include energy and aerospace, and three top universities are Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State. The state’s terrain consists of forests, mountain ranges and prairies. The best places to live in Kansas include Wichita, Overland Park, Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City.


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Kansas Profile

Quick Facts

Population 2,892,987
Latest Population Increase 0.00%
Median Household Income $52,205
Median Home Price $132,000
Median Property Tax $1,282
Median Rent $67

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.7%
  Unemployed 4.3%

Race

  Ethnicity White 85.2%
  Ethnicity Black 5.8%
  Ethnicity Asian 2.6%
  Ethnicity Hawaiian 0.1%
  Ethnicity Hispanic 11.2%
  Ethnicity Indian 0.8%
  Ethnicity Other 2.2%

Employment Rate

  Employed 95.7%
  Unemployed 4.3%

Educational Levels

  Bachelor's Degree 20%
  Associate's Degree 8%
  Graduate or Professional Degree 11%
  High School Graduate 27%
  Some College, No Degree 24.2%
  Percent Bachelor's Degree or Higher 31%
  Percent High School Graduate or Higher 90.2%

Industry

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting and Mining 3.5%
Construction 6.3%
Manufacturing 12.6%
Wholesale Trade 2.8%
Retail Trade 11.1%
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities 4.7%
Information 2.2%
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 6.1%
Professional, Scientific and Management and Administrative and Waste 8.9%
Educational Services and Health Care and Social Assistance 24.7%
Arts, Entertainment and recreation and Accommodation and food Services 7.9%
Other Services, Except Public Administration 4.6%
Public Administration 4.6%

Housing

  Homes Rent 66.7%
  Homes Owned 33.3%

Kansas Rankings


Best places to Live in Kansas
Title Population Median Home Price Median Household Income
Abbyville 92 $40,000 $42,500
Abilene 6,671 $116,800 $49,813
Ada 53 $33,800 $39,423
Admire 128 $56,300 $36,750
Agenda 75 $19,200 $27,083
Agra 255 $51,800 $41,250
Albert 166 $66,400 $56,250
Alden 96 $47,500 $60,625
Alexander 31 $31,900 $45,625
Allen 286 $39,700 $39,500
Alma 837 $89,000 $43,889
Almena 493 $62,500 $39,896
Alta Vista 473 $67,800 $43,409
Altamont 1,206 $75,700 $47,321
Alton 141 $19,600 $29,722
Altoona 418 $34,300 $35,250
Americus 841 $79,600 $40,455
Andale 830 $146,100 $72,188
Andover 12,293 $176,600 $83,608
Anthony 2,340 $62,600 $37,826