County Profiles

County Profiles, 2017:

Kansas Missouri

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  • Allen County, Kansas 

    Quick Facts

    2015 Population: 13,081
    Median Household Income: $38,698
    Poverty Rate: 18.0%
    Unemployment Rate: 5.9%

    Key Findings

    Allen County is a rural county with a very small and declining population. Allen County is the only county in the region to experience a decline in employment and an increase in the unemployment rate from 2014 to 2015. The poverty rate held steady at 18 percent, second highest among the 11 counties studied, and the county's median household income is significantly lower than the national average. On a positive note, the percentage of uninsured residents is on the decline, down to 11.8 percent from 12.7 percent in 2014. The percent of Hispanics without insurance is dramatically lower than other counties, at 4.5 percent; nationally, the average for Hispanics without insurance is 25.8 percent. The ratio of persons per physician or dentist are high, but much lower than other rural counties in the region. Allen County is one of only two counties in the region to see a decline in its population over age 65 since 2000.

    Information presented in this county profile is the most currently available as of September 2017.

    County Data








    Leading Causes of Death
    Age-adjusted rate per 100,000 people, 2015. Source: KIC

      Allen Co. Kansas
    Heart disease 238.9 158.0
    Cancer 144.8 164.3
    Chronic lower resp. diseases 45.4* 49.7
    Other respiratory disease 32.1* 12.0
    Stroke 30.9* 38.5
    Diabetes 29.9* 20.2
    Alzheimer's disease 24.0* 23.4
    Kidney disease 19.5* 16.8
    Perinatal conditions 10.3* 3.8
    Chronic liver disease 8.8* 9.6
      * Sample size too small to ensure accuracy

    Access to Care, 2016

    icon Ratio of Primary Care Physicians per person — 1: 2,150
    icon Ratio of Dentists per person — 1: 2,400
    icon Ratio of Mental Health Providers per person — 1: 780
      Source: County Health Rankings


    Health Indicator Trends

    Trends for selected health indicators by county from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings website.


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