Kansas is a US state located in the Midwestern United States.
It is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area.
The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the wind" or "people of the south wind," although this was probably not the term's original meaning.
Residents of Kansas are called "Kansans." For thousands of years what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes.
Tribes in the Eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys.
Tribes in the Western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.
Kansas was first …
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As of 2012, Kansas has a total population of 2,795,041 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.98%.
The median home price Kansas is $122,660 with the median age of the buyer being 37. Homes in Kansas have appreciatied over the last by -1.35%.
Public schools in Kansas spend approximately $5,703 per student. This provides for a student to teacher ratio of 10.7.
Kansas has an unemployment rate of 6.40%, compared to the USA average of 10.20%. Recent job growth is -0.93% with a projected future job growth of 31.74%.
Kansas has an average commute time of 21 compared to the national average of 27.8.
On a scale from 1 to 10 (lowest crime to highest crime) Kansas is a 6 in violent crime and a 6 in property crime. Violent crime is made up of murder, manslaughter, rape, aggrevated assault and robbery. Property crime is made up of larceny, burglary, vehicle theft, arson and any theft type offense when there is no force against the victim. The national averages are 4 for violent crime and 4 for property crime.
In terms of political affiliations in Kansas, 41.570% of people are Democrats, 56.500% are Republicans and 1.938% are registered Independent.
In 2012, the population of Kansas was 2,795,041. Kansas has a population density of 34 (how many people live in one square mile.
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The median age in Kansas is 36.3, compared to the USA median age of 36.8. Males account for 49.54% of the population of Kansas, while females make up 50.46% of the population (The USA averages are 49.34% male and 50.66% female).
The average household size in Kansas is 2.5 people across 1,085,567. 60.33% of people are married in Kansas while 39.67% are single.
|Local Population||Kansas||United States|
|Households by Income||Kansas||United States|
|Income Less than $15,000||11.95%||12.48%|
|Income Between $15,000 and $25,000||11.19%||10.46%|
|Income Between $25,000 and $35,000||12.02%||10.68%|
|Income Between $35,000 and $50,000||16.71%||15.26%|
|Income Between $50,000 and $75,000||12.04%||12.20%|
|Income Between $100,000 and $150,000||10.14%||11.83%|
|Income Between $150,000 and $250,000||3.60%||5.23%|
|Income Between $250,000 and $500,000||1.08%||1.54%|
|Income Greater than $500,000||0.43%||0.70%|
|Population by Occupation||Kansas||United States|
|Management, Business, and Financial Operations||14.44%||13.70%|
|Professional and Related Occupations||20.64%||20.28%|
|Sales and Office||25.86%||26.66%|
|Farming, Fishing, and Forestry||0.93%||0.74%|
|Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance||9.60%||9.51%|
|Production, Transportation, and Material Moving||14.41%||14.39%|
|Local Economy||Kansas||United States|
|Recent Job Growth||-0.93%||-4.06%|
|Future Job Growth||31.74%||21.68%|
|Income per Capita||$24,797||$26,372|
As of 2012, Kansas consisted of 27.12% renters and 62.58% home owners. Homes have appreciated at a rate of -1.35% over the past year (compared to a national appreciation of -5.21%).
|Kansas Housing||Kansas||United States|
|Median Home Cost||$122,660||$183,450|
|Median Home Age||37||33|
|Property Tax Rate||$11.96||$11.20|
|Kansas Homes by Value||Kansas||United States|
|Less Than $20,000||4.95%||2.71%|
|$20,000 to $39,999||7.21%||3.86%|
|$40,000 to $59,999||10.02%||5.09%|
|$60,000 to $79,999||10.66%||6.10%|
|$80,000 to $99,999||10.83%||7.33%|
|$100,000 to $149,999||23.14%||18.53%|
|$150,000 to $199,999||14.90%||14.38%|
|$200,000 to $299,999||11.41%||17.52%|
|$300,000 to $399,999||3.74%||9.26%|
|$400,000 to $499,999||1.42%||5.11%|
|$500,000 to $749,999||1.13%||5.76%|
|$1,000,000 or more||0.25%||2.07%|
|Kansas Homes by Year Built||Kansas||United States|
|1939 or Earlier||17.66%||12.87%|
|1940 to 1949||7.23%||6.21%|
|1950 to 1959||12.82%||10.80%|
|1960 to 1969||11.17%||12.04%|
|1970 to 1979||15.51%||16.14%|
|1980 to 1989||12.00%||14.11%|
|1990 to 1994||5.30%||6.29%|
|1995 to 1998||5.82%||6.33%|
|1999 to October 2005||12.49%||15.21%|
47.75% of the people in Kansas declare themselves religious, compared to the national average of 48.34%.
|Kansas Religions||Kansas||United States|