County Profiles

County Profiles, 2017:

Kansas Missouri

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  • Miami County, Kansas

    Quick Facts

    2015 Population: 32,688
    Median Household Income: $60,966
    Poverty Rate: 9.2%
    Unemployment Rate: 4.3%

    Key Findings

    Miami County, a predominantly rural county on the southwest edge of the Kansas City area, has less access to care than counties in the heart of the region. Access to dental care is particularly challenging, with more than 4,100 residents for every dentist. Other health concerns include an aging population, with a 41.5 percent increase in the number of residents over age 65 since 2000; and higher rates of deaths due to heart disease and cancer than the state average. Poverty rates held steady at 9.3 percent. The county has a median household income that is 13 percent above the U.S. average. The percentage of residents without health insurance dropped from 11.4 percent in 2013 to 9.3 percent in 2014 and 7.3 percent in 2015.

    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

      Miami Co. Kansas
    Heart disease 220.2 158.0
    Cancer 200.5 164.3
    Chronic lower resp. diseases 55.4 49.7
    Stroke 25.5* 38.5
    Alzheimer's disease 25.4* 23.4
    Suicide 23.2* 16.3
    Kidney disease 14.8* 16.8
    Septicemia 12.3* 11.1
    Diabetes 11.4* 20.2
    Influenza & pneumonia 9.4* 18.9
      * Sample size too small to ensure accuracy   

    Access to Care, 2016

    icon Ratio of Primary Care Physicians per person — 1: 2,520
    icon Ratio of Dentists per person — 1: 4,070
    icon Ratio of Mental Health Providers per person — 1: 720
      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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