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State Demographics Data - KS

Kansas

Demographics & Social
2015
2000
1990
Demographics

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Number 205,720
% Foreign Born 7.1%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2015 52.7%
% change: 1990-2000 114.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.8%
White
48.3%
Black or African American
6.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.6%
Asian
28.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.2%
Other race
14.5%
Two or more races 2.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 103,577
% Latino 50.3%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.7%
5-17 6.5%
18-64 84.2%
65 and older 8.7%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

39.2
Gender (% female) 48.7%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 27.2%
Married 58.5%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.3%

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Number 2,705,921
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 6.0%
% change: 1990-2000 5.8%
Race (%)  
One race 96.7%
White 87.5%
Black or African American 5.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0%
Asian 1.0%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.4%
Two or more races 3.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 232,744
% Latino 8.6%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 7.2%
5-17 18.8%
18-64 58.8%
65 and older 15.1%
Median Age 35.8
Gender (% female) 50.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.3%
Married 50.6%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.1%
Foreign Born
Number 134,735
% Foreign Born 5.0%
Population Change over Time  
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U.S. Born
Number 2,553,683
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Foreign Born
Number 62,840
% Foreign Born 2.5%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Number 2,414,734
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Place of Birth Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at sea)

Note: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.

205,720
Born in Africa 15,150
Born in Asia 63,938
Born in Europe 16,042
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 106,339
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,830
Born in Oceania 421
Top 3 Countries of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year. The estimate for China excludes Taiwan.

 
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 India
Detailed Region/Country of Birth

Note: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.

205,720
Europe 16,042
Northern Europe 2,476
United Kingdom
2,232
Ireland
129
Other Northern Europe
115
Western Europe 6,995
France
820
Germany
5,539
Other Western Europe
636
Southern Europe 1,426
Italy
572
Portugal
59
Other Southern Europe
795
Eastern Europe 5,109
Poland
262
Russia
1,208
Other Eastern Europe
3,639
Other Europe (no country specified) 36
Asia 63,938
Eastern Asia 14,175
China
9,169

China, excluding Taiwan

8,255

Taiwan

914
Japan
2,023
Korea
2,937
Other Eastern Asia
46
South Central Asia 18,276
India
14,104
Iran
804
Other South Central Asia
3,368
Southeastern Asia 27,624
Philippines
5,517
Vietnam
11,797
Other Southeastern Asia
10,310
Western Asia 3,814
Israel
416
Lebanon
565
Other Western Asia
2,833
Other Asia (no country specified) 49
Africa 15,150
Eastern Africa 9,475
Northern Africa
2,352
Western Africa
2,546
Middle and Southern Africa
528
Other Africa (no country specified)
249
Oceania 421
Australia and New Zealand subregion 360
Oceania (no country specified) 61
Americas 110,169
Latin America 106,339
Caribbean
1,755

Cuba

582

Jamaica

103

Other Caribbean

1,070
Central America
97,943

Mexico

84,316

El Salvador

3,830

Other Central America

9,797
South America
6,641

Brazil

1,073

Colombia

1,779

Other South America

3,789
Northern America 3,830
Canada
3,830
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 49,042
1990-1999 47,237
2000-2009 66,285
Since 2010 43,156
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 7.4%
Born in Asia 31.1%
Born in Europe 7.8%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 51.7%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.9%
Born in Oceania 0.2%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 46.9%
Country #2 6.1%
Country #3 4.9%
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 7.8%
Northern Europe 1.2%
United Kingdom 1.1%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.1%
Western Europe 3.4%
France 0.4%
Germany 2.7%
Other Western Europe 0.3%
Southern Europe 0.7%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.4%
Eastern Europe 2.5%
Poland 0.1%
Russia 0.6%
Other Eastern Europe 1.8%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 31.1%
Eastern Asia 6.9%
China 4.5%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.0%
Taiwan 0.4%
Japan 1.0%
Korea 1.4%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 8.9%
India 6.9%
Iran 0.4%
Other South Central Asia 1.6%
Southeastern Asia 13.4%
Philippines 2.7%
Vietnam 5.7%
Other Southeastern Asia 5.0%
Western Asia 1.9%
Israel 0.2%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 1.4%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.0%
Africa 7.4%
Eastern Africa 4.6%
Northern Africa 1.1%
Western Africa 1.2%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.3%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.1%
Oceania 0.2%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.0%
Americas 53.6%
Latin America 51.7%
Caribbean 0.9%
Cuba 0.3%
Jamaica 0.1%
Other Caribbean 0.5%
Central America 47.6%
Mexico 41.0%
El Salvador 1.9%
Other Central America 4.8%
South America 3.2%
Brazil 0.5%
Colombia 0.9%
Other South America 1.8%
Northern America 1.9%
Canada 1.9%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 23.8%
1980-1989 23.0%
1990-1999 32.2%
Since 2000 21.0%
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 134,735
Born in Africa 3,592
Born in Asia 38,028
Born in Europe 15,032
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 73,727
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 3,674
Cat28 680
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Vietnam
Country #3 India
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.7%
Born in Asia 28.2%
Born in Europe 11.2%
Born in Latin America 54.7%
Born in Northern America 2.7%
Born in Oceania 0.5%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 47.0%
Country #2 6.8%
Country #3 3.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 60,854
Born in Africa 1,232
Born in Asia 23,952
Born in Europe 13,113
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 19,398
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,648
Cat21 511
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 Mexico
Country #2 Germany
Country #3 Vietnam
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Region of birth 100%
Born in Africa 2.0%
Born in Asia 39.4%
Born in Europe 21.5%
Born in Latin America 31.9%
Born in Northern America 4.4%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1 23.9%
Country #2 7.9%
Country #3 7.4%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 205,720
Naturalized citizens 77,110
Noncitizens 128,610
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 77,110
Before 1980 7,286
1980-1989 9,990
1990-1999 15,683
2000-2009 26,465
Since 2010 17,686
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 37.5%
Noncitizens 62.5%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 9.4%
1980-1989 13.0%
1990-1999 20.3%
2000-2009 34.3%
Since 2010 22.9%
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 134,735
Naturalized citizens 44,763
Noncitizens 89,972
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 33.2%
Noncitizens 66.8%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 62,840
Naturalized citizens 27,236
Noncitizens 35,604
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 43.3%
Noncitizens 56.7%
   
   
   
   
   
   
Fertility Foreign Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 67,839
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 4,768
% married among women who gave birth
85.5%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
14.5%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 594,985
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 33,418
% married among women who gave birth 66.0%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 34.0%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS. 2) The letter N indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Average household size 3.43
Average family size 3.92
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.48
Average family size 3.10
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
 
Population
Population
Population
Children under 18 Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.

 
Children under age 18 with 690,806
Only native parent(s)
581,125
One or more foreign-born parents
109,681

Child is native

97,443

Child is foreign born

12,238
Children under age 6 with 229,102
Only native parent(s)
195,462
One or more foreign-born parents
33,640

Child is native

31,619

Child is foreign born

2,021
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 461,704
Only native parent(s)
385,663
One or more foreign-born parents
76,041

Child is native

65,824

Child is foreign born

10,217
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years. The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

274,186
Only native parents 212,120
One or more foreign-born parents 62,066
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.9%
Child is native 14.1%
Child is foreign born 1.8%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.3%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.7%
Child is native 13.8%
Child is foreign born 0.9%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.5%
Child is native 14.3%
Child is foreign born 2.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 77.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 22.6%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 683,647
Only native parent(s) 619,231
One or more foreign-born parents 64,416
Child is native 47,956
Child is foreign born 16,460
Children under age 6 with 218,074
Only native parent(s) 193,129
One or more foreign-born parents 24,945
Child is native 21,794
Child is foreign born 3,151
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 465,573
Only native parent(s) 426,102
One or more foreign-born parents 39,471
Child is native 26,162
Child is foreign born 13,309
Children in Low-Income Families* 226,886
Only native parents 192,798
One or more foreign-born parents 34,088
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 90.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 9.4%
Child is native 7.0%
Child is foreign born 2.4%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 88.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 11.4%
Child is native 10.0%
Child is foreign born 1.4%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 91.5%
One or more foreign-born parents 8.5%
Child is native 5.6%
Child is foreign born 2.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 85.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.0%
Number
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 642,023
Only native parent(s) 609,306
One or more foreign-born parents 32,717
Child is native 26,399
Child is foreign born 6,318
Children under age 6 with 223,778
Only native parent(s) 211,664
One or more foreign-born parents 12,114
Child is native 10,809
Child is foreign born 1,305
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 418,245
Only native parent(s) 397,642
One or more foreign-born parents 20,603
Child is native 15,590
Child is foreign born 5,013
Children in Low-Income Families* 242,129
Only native parents 224,342
One or more foreign-born parents 17,787
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.1%
Child is native 4.1%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 94.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 5.4%
Child is native 4.8%
Child is foreign born 0.6%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 95.1%
One or more foreign-born parents 4.9%
Child is native 3.7%
Child is foreign born 1.2%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 92.7%
One or more foreign-born parents 7.3%

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2015 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • The term "low-income families" refers to families with annual incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N indicates that an estimate could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Median Age” and “Household Size”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2015 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2015 ACS.
  • Region of birth: For 1990, 2000, and current ACS year, the total for the region of birth of the foreign born is different from the total foreign born. This is because the 1990 total excludes those who did not report a country of birth and those born at sea, while the 2000 census and the current ACS year totals exclude those born at sea.
  • Countries of birth: These are the largest countries of birth reported by the Census Bureau. Some countries are only listed as part of a larger geographic region. For example, those born in Somalia are included only among those born in Eastern Africa. Therefore, a few states may have larger populations of foreign-born persons born in countries not listed individually in census data. For each of the three years, countries of birth reflect geographic boundaries as of that year.
  • Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau is excluding children of same-sex married couples from the total number of children. This means that the total number of children may be smaller than in previous years.
  • Children of immigrants: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. These figures do not include children under age 18 who reside in a home with no parents.