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State Demographics Data - KS
 

Kansas

Demographics & Social
2019
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 208,900
% Foreign Born 7.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2019 55.0%
% change: 1990-2000 114.4%
Race (%)  
One race 98.7%
White
46.8%
Black or African American
6.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
26.6%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.5%
Other race
17.8%
Two or more races 1.3%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 107,438
% Latino 51.4%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.8%
5-17 7.9%
18-64 80.7%
65 and older 10.6%
Median Age

Note: 1) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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.

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Gender (% female) 49.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 25.1%
Married 60.8%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.0%

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 2,704,414
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 5.9%
% change: 1990-2000 5.8%
Race (%)  
One race 96.1%
White 86.5%
Black or African American 5.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.9%
Asian 1.2%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.8%
Two or more races 3.9%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 247,366
% Latino 9.1%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.7%
5-17 18.5%
18-64 57.9%
65 and older 16.9%
Median Age 36.7
Gender (% female) 50.4%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 29.9%
Married 50.9%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 19.2%
Foreign Born
Number 134,735
% Foreign Born 5.0%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011  
 
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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.

208,900
Born in Africa 15,067
Born in Asia 62,807
Born in Europe 14,279
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 112,515
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,661
Born in Oceania 1,571
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.

 
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
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.

208,900
Europe 14,279
Northern Europe 3,467
United Kingdom
2,832
Ireland
201
Other Northern Europe
434
Western Europe 4,335
France
533
Germany
3,334
Other Western Europe
468
Southern Europe 715
Italy
15
Portugal
39
Other Southern Europe
661
Eastern Europe 5,762
Poland
7
Russia
1,493
Other Eastern Europe
4,262
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 62,807
Eastern Asia 16,117
China
11,364

China, excluding Taiwan

9,595

Taiwan

1,769
Japan
2,055
Korea
2,698
Other Eastern Asia
N
South Central Asia 16,842
India
11,237
Iran
1,198
Other South Central Asia
4,407
Southeastern Asia 26,377
Philippines
4,464
Vietnam
7,898
Other Southeastern Asia
14,015
Western Asia 3,471
Israel
92
Lebanon
567
Other Western Asia
2,812
Other Asia (no country specified) N
Africa 15,067
Eastern Africa 6,821
Northern Africa
2,769
Western Africa
1,201
Middle and Southern Africa
2,857
Other Africa (no country specified)
1,419
Oceania 1,571
Australia and New Zealand subregion 684
Oceania (no country specified) 887
Americas 115,176
Latin America 112,515
Caribbean
2,961

Cuba

1,565

Jamaica

380

Other Caribbean

1,016
Central America
100,669

Mexico

81,970

El Salvador

4,271

Other Central America

14,428
South America
8,885

Brazil

2,544

Colombia

1,206

Other South America

5,135
Northern America 2,661
Canada
2,661
Other Northern America
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Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 46,289
1990-1999 37,835
2000-2009 61,386
Since 2010 63,390
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 7.2%
Born in Asia 30.1%
Born in Europe 6.8%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 53.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.3%
Born in Oceania 0.8%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 6.8%
Northern Europe 1.7%
United Kingdom 1.4%
Ireland 0.1%
Other Northern Europe 0.2%
Western Europe 2.1%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.6%
Other Western Europe 0.2%
Southern Europe 0.3%
Italy N
Portugal N
Other Southern Europe 0.3%
Eastern Europe 2.8%
Poland N
Russia 0.7%
Other Eastern Europe 2.0%
Other Europe (no country specified) N
Asia 30.1%
Eastern Asia 7.7%
China 5.4%
China, excluding Taiwan 4.6%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 1.0%
Korea 1.3%
Other Eastern Asia N
South Central Asia 8.1%
India 5.4%
Iran 0.6%
Other South Central Asia 2.1%
Southeastern Asia 12.6%
Philippines 2.1%
Vietnam 3.8%
Other Southeastern Asia 6.7%
Western Asia 1.7%
Israel N
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 1.3%
Other Asia (no country specified) N
Africa 7.2%
Eastern Africa 3.3%
Northern Africa 1.3%
Western Africa 0.6%
Middle and Southern Africa 1.4%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.7%
Oceania 0.8%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.3%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.4%
Americas 55.1%
Latin America 53.9%
Caribbean 1.4%
Cuba 0.7%
Jamaica 0.2%
Other Caribbean 0.5%
Central America 48.2%
Mexico 39.2%
El Salvador 2.0%
Other Central America 6.9%
South America 4.3%
Brazil 1.2%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 2.5%
Northern America 1.3%
Canada 1.3%
Other Northern America N
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 22.2%
1980-1989 18.1%
1990-1999 29.4%
Since 2000 30.3%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
%
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
Country #2
Country #3
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Foreign Born
Naturalization Number
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 208,900
Naturalized citizens 85,891
Noncitizens 123,009
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 85,891
Before 1990 15,410
1990-1999 14,479
2000-2009 23,463
2010-2014 14,497
Since 2015 18,042
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 41.1%
Noncitizens 58.9%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 17.9%
1980-1989 16.9%
1990-1999 27.3%
2000-2009 16.9%
Since 2010 21.0%
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) 66,782
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 5,501
% married among women who gave birth
81.3%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
18.7%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 592,525
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 35,557
% married among women who gave birth 71.8%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 28.2%
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
   
   
   
   
Household and Family Size

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S Census Bureau’s pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 3.29
Average family size 3.84
U.S. Born
Average household size 2.42
Average family size 3.02
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 age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 ACS, the Census Bureau has excluded 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 662,385
Only native parent(s)
557,714
One or more foreign-born parents
104,671

Child is native

89,614

Child is foreign born

15,057
Children under age 6 with 211,677
Only native parent(s)
180,866
One or more foreign-born parents
30,811

Child is native

28,791

Child is foreign born

2,020
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 450,708
Only native parent(s)
376,848
One or more foreign-born parents
73,860

Child is native

60,823

Child is foreign born

13,037
Children in Low-Income Families

Note: Refers only to children under age 18 who resided with at least one parent. Beginning with the 2014 American Community Survey, the Census Bureau has excluded 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.

234,027
Only native parents 180,309
One or more foreign-born parents 53,718
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.2%
One or more foreign-born parents 15.8%
Child is native 13.5%
Child is foreign born 2.3%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 85.4%
One or more foreign-born parents 14.6%
Child is native 13.6%
Child is foreign born 1.0%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.6%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.4%
Child is native 13.5%
Child is foreign born 2.9%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 77.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 23.0%
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 the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2019 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, Sarah Flood, Ronald Goeken, Josiah Grover, Erin Meyer, Jose Pacas and Matthew Sobek. IPUMS USA: Version 10.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V10.0.

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, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2015-2019 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2019 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 has 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.