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State Demographics Data - KS

Kansas

Demographics & Social
2018
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 209,362
% Foreign Born 7.2%
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2018 55.4%
% change: 1990-2000 114.4%
Race (%)  
One race 97.8%
White
47.4%
Black or African American
6.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.2%
Asian
28.4%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander
0.7%
Other race
15.1%
Two or more races 2.2%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 108,740
% Latino 51.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 0.6%
5-17 6.1%
18-64 83.9%
65 and older 9.4%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.

40.6
Gender (% female) 49.5%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 24.2%
Married 61.1%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 14.7%

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 2,702,148
% Foreign Born  
Population Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 5.8%
% change: 1990-2000 5.8%
Race (%)  
One race 96.2%
White 86.9%
Black or African American 5.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.0%
Asian 0.9%
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander 0.1%
Other race 1.5%
Two or more races 3.8%
Latino Origin (of any race)  
Number 239,703
% Latino 8.9%
Age Groups (%)  
Under 5 6.9%
5-17 18.7%
18-64 58.0%
65 and older 16.4%
Median Age 36.6
Gender (% female) 50.3%
Marital Status (15 and older) (%)  
Never married 30.1%
Married 51.2%
Separated, divorced, or widowed 18.6%
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.

209,352
Born in Africa 11,663
Born in Asia 69,695
Born in Europe 11,815
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 111,861
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 2,500
Born in Oceania 1,818
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
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.

209,352
Europe 11,815
Northern Europe 3,251
United Kingdom
2,905
Ireland
96
Other Northern Europe
250
Western Europe 3,543
France
570
Germany
2,526
Other Western Europe
447
Southern Europe 1,075
Italy
696
Portugal
48
Other Southern Europe
331
Eastern Europe 3,946
Poland
250
Russia
1,367
Other Eastern Europe
2,329
Other Europe (no country specified) 0
Asia 69,695
Eastern Asia 15,800
China
9,899

China, excluding Taiwan

8,266

Taiwan

1,633
Japan
1,793
Korea
4,108
Other Eastern Asia
0
South Central Asia 22,734
India
15,488
Iran
1,576
Other South Central Asia
5,670
Southeastern Asia 26,137
Philippines
5,152
Vietnam
11,713
Other Southeastern Asia
9,272
Western Asia 4,871
Israel
47
Lebanon
605
Other Western Asia
4,219
Other Asia (no country specified) 153
Africa 11,663
Eastern Africa 5,016
Northern Africa
1,748
Western Africa
2,990
Middle and Southern Africa
1,047
Other Africa (no country specified)
862
Oceania 1,818
Australia and New Zealand subregion 399
Oceania (no country specified) 1,419
Americas 114,361
Latin America 111,861
Caribbean
2,638

Cuba

365

Jamaica

540

Other Caribbean

1,733
Central America
104,186

Mexico

86,992

El Salvador

4,981

Other Central America

12,213
South America
5,037

Brazil

1,692

Colombia

1,192

Other South America

2,153
Northern America 2,500
Canada
2,500
Other Northern America
0
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1990 45,049
1990-1999 42,626
2000-2009 61,558
Since 2010 60,129
%
Region of Birth (excluding born at the sea)* 100%
Born in Africa 5.6%
Born in Asia 33.3%
Born in Europe 5.6%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 53.4%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) 1.2%
Born in Oceania 0.9%
Top 3 Countries of Birth*  
Country #1
Country #2
Country #3
Detailed Region/Country of Birth* 100%
Europe 5.6%
Northern Europe 1.6%
United Kingdom 1.4%
Ireland 0.0%
Other Northern Europe 0.1%
Western Europe 1.7%
France 0.3%
Germany 1.2%
Other Western Europe 0.2%
Southern Europe 0.5%
Italy 0.3%
Portugal 0.0%
Other Southern Europe 0.2%
Eastern Europe 1.9%
Poland 0.1%
Russia 0.7%
Other Eastern Europe 1.1%
Other Europe (no country specified) 0.0%
Asia 33.3%
Eastern Asia 7.5%
China 4.7%
China, excluding Taiwan 3.9%
Taiwan 0.8%
Japan 0.9%
Korea 2.0%
Other Eastern Asia 0.0%
South Central Asia 10.9%
India 7.4%
Iran 0.8%
Other South Central Asia 2.7%
Southeastern Asia 12.5%
Philippines 2.5%
Vietnam 5.6%
Other Southeastern Asia 4.4%
Western Asia 2.3%
Israel 0.0%
Lebanon 0.3%
Other Western Asia 2.0%
Other Asia (no country specified) 0.1%
Africa 5.6%
Eastern Africa 2.4%
Northern Africa 0.8%
Western Africa 1.4%
Middle and Southern Africa 0.5%
Other Africa (no country specified) 0.4%
Oceania 0.9%
Australia and New Zealand subregion 0.2%
Oceania (no country specified) 0.7%
Americas 54.6%
Latin America 53.4%
Caribbean 1.3%
Cuba 0.2%
Jamaica 0.3%
Other Caribbean 0.8%
Central America 49.8%
Mexico 41.6%
El Salvador 2.4%
Other Central America 5.8%
South America 2.4%
Brazil 0.8%
Colombia 0.6%
Other South America 1.0%
Northern America 1.2%
Canada 1.2%
Other Northern America 0.0%
Period of Entry into U.S.  
Before 1980 21.5%
1980-1989 20.4%
1990-1999 29.4%
Since 2000 28.7%
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 209,362
Naturalized citizens 83,900
Noncitizens 125,462
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 83,900
Before 1990 15,447
1990-1999 15,847
2000-2009 26,522
2010-2014 13,103
Since 2015 12,981
%
Foreign Born by U.S. Citizenship Status 100%
Naturalized citizens 40.1%
Noncitizens 59.9%
Naturalized Citizens by Period of Naturalization 100%
Before 1980 18.4%
1980-1989 18.9%
1990-1999 31.6%
2000-2009 15.6%
Since 2010 15.5%
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) 70,347
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 6,062
% married among women who gave birth
77.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth
22.3%
U.S. Born
Female Population (ages 15-50) 586,809
Women (ages 15-50) who gave birth in the last 12 months 35,156
% married among women who gave birth 70.7%
% unmarried (never married, divorced, or widowed) among women who gave birth 29.3%
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 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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
Average family size 4
U.S. Born
Average household size 2
Average family size 3
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 671,683
Only native parent(s)
564,132
One or more foreign-born parents
107,551

Child is native

96,610

Child is foreign born

10,941
Children under age 6 with 214,364
Only native parent(s)
179,761
One or more foreign-born parents
34,603

Child is native

32,815

Child is foreign born

1,788
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 457,319
Only native parent(s)
384,371
One or more foreign-born parents
72,948

Child is native

63,795

Child is foreign born

9,153
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.

246,791
Only native parents 185,060
One or more foreign-born parents 61,731
%
Children with Foreign- and Native-Born Parents*  
Children under age 18 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.0%
Child is native 14.4%
Child is foreign born 1.6%
Children under age 6 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 83.9%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.1%
Child is native 15.3%
Child is foreign born 0.8%
Children between ages 6 and 17 with 100%
Only native parent(s) 84.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 16.0%
Child is native 13.9%
Child is foreign born 2.0%
Children in Low-Income Families* 100%
Only native parents 75.0%
One or more foreign-born parents 25.0%
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, 2018 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. Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS) USA: Version 8.0 [dataset]. Minneapolis, MN: IPUMS, 2018. https://doi.org/10.18128/D010.V8.0.

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, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2014-2018 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2018 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.