County Profiles

County Profiles, 2017:

Kansas Missouri

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  • Wyandotte County, Kansas 

    Quick Facts

    2015 Population: 160,806
    Median Household Income: $40,113
    Poverty Rate: 23.9%
    Unemployment Rate: 5.7%

    Key Findings

    After years of population decline, Wyandotte County is seeing slow growth. It is one of only two counties in the region that has not seen an increase in the older adult population since 2000. Poverty is high, with half the population falling below 200 percent of the federal poverty level, but the poverty rate fell slightly, from 24.3 percent in 2014 to 23.9 percent in 2015. The county has a "majority minority" population, with a nearly even split among whites, blacks and Hispanics. Employment is up and the unemployment rate is down, but the county's median household income still lags the region and the nation. Postsecondary educational attainment is also below national and metro averages. Even though the county has seen strong enrollment in health care plans since the Affordable Care Act went into effect, the number of uninsured residents is still high — 22.5 percent uninsured, compared to 13 percent in the U.S. Among Hispanics, the uninsured rate is even higher, at 39.9 percent in 2015. Cancer and heart disease are the leading causes of death in the county.

    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

      Wyandotte Co. Kansas
    Cancer 197.8 164.3
    Heart disease 155.3 158.0
    Chronic lower resp. diseases 63.0 49.7
    Stroke 47.5 38.5
    Diabetes 38.0 20.2
    Alzheimer's disease 23.3 23.4
    Essential hypertension 18.5 6.8
    Influenza & pneumonia 15.7 18.9
    Septicemia 14.8 11.1
    Other respiratory disease 11.1* 12.0
      * Sample size too small to ensure accuracy

    Access to Care, 2016

    icon Ratio of Primary Care Physicians per person — 1: 2,340
    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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