Geary County, Kansas Population 2021

Geary County, Kansas's estimated population is 29,456 with a growth rate of -3.62% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Geary County, Kansas is the 20th largest county in Kansas. The 2010 Population was 35,243 and has seen a growth of -16.42% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202129,456-1,107-3.62%
202030,563-1,107-3.50%
201931,670-1,107-3.38%
201832,777-997-2.95%
201733,774-1,449-4.11%
201635,223-1,458-3.97%
201536,6812350.64%
201436,446-351-0.95%
201336,797-1,106-2.92%
201237,9032,6097.39%
201135,294510.14%
201035,2434,79015.73%
199030,4536012.01%
198029,8521,7416.19%
197028,111-668-2.32%
196028,7797,10832.80%
195021,6716,44942.37%
194015,2228565.96%
193014,3669146.79%
192013,4527716.08%
191012,6811,93718.03%
190010,7443213.08%
189010,4233,42949.03%
18806,9941,46826.57%
18705,5264,363375.15%
18601,1630.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-3.62%
County Website
State
Founded
1855
County Seat
2010 Population
35,243
Growth Since 2010
-16.42%
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Geary County, Kansas Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,07667.82%
Black or African American6,37618.74%
Two or More Races1,8875.55%
Asian1,0062.96%
Some Other Race9212.71%
American Indian and Alaska Native4071.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3521.03%
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Geary County, Kansas Population by Race

Geary County, Kansas Population Pyramid $2021

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Geary County, Kansas Median Age

26.4


Total

25.7


Male

27.5


Female

Geary County, Kansas Adults

There are 23,517 adults, (2,767 of whom are seniors) in Geary County, Kansas.

Geary County, Kansas Age Dependency

64

Age Dependency Ratio

13.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

50.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Geary County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female

15,853

46.59%

Male

18,172

53.41%

Geary County, Kansas Population by Age

Geary County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Geary County, Kansas Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married43.1%56.9%
All37.9%62.1%
Non Family33.9%66.1%
Female27.9%72.1%
Male24.6%75.4%

37.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Geary County, Kansas Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6842.6137.9
Married7,0393.2343.1
Non Family3,5991.1833.9
Female1,5952.9827.9
Male4512.8424.6

3.11

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Geary County, Kansas Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3932.15%
9th to 12th Grade7454.08%
High School Graduate4,56024.95%
Some College5,64930.91%
Associates Degree2,68214.67%
Bachelors Degree2,82815.47%
Graduate Degree1,4197.76%
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Geary County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Geary County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White11,02410,6383,124
Black3,3013,027433
Hispanic2,4412,165362
Asian752612199
2+ Races602560127
Other Race44036872
Native American23621360
Islander207199

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 96.50%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 28.34%.

Geary County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,017$41,862$26,166
Less Than 9th Grade$16,612$30,938$12,304
High School Graduate$31,405$39,836$22,821
Some College$35,747$41,311$25,343
Bachelors Degree$44,518$54,438$38,539
Graduate Degree$60,212$65,152$54,837

$37,017

Average Earnings

$41,862

Average Male

$26,166

Average Female

Geary County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Geary County, Kansas Language by Age

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Geary County, Kansas Language

84.14% of Geary County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 15.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.21% of the population.

Geary County, Kansas Language

Geary County, Kansas Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White18,5412,10611.36%
Black6,10892715.18%
Hispanic5,35060911.38%
Multiple1,87930116.02%
Native40719547.91%
Other90113715.21%
Asian1,00613613.52%
Islander3527320.74%

13.04%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.32%

Male Poverty Rate

16.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Geary County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Geary County, Kansas is Native, with 47.91% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Geary County, Kansas is White, with 11.36% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.04%.

Geary County, Kansas Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.67%
Some College8.99%
High School8.84%
Bachelors or Greater6.37%

Geary County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed41.74%
Female Unemployed14.86%
Female Employed11.33%
Male Employed5.00%

Geary County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Geary County, Kansas Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,133$61,506
Families$58,380$66,218
Married Families$67,854-
Non Families$38,809$46,367
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Income by Household Type

Geary County, Kansas Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

63.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

65.3%

Male Marriage Rate

62.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Geary County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

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Geary County, Kansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Geary County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

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Geary County, Kansas Marital Status

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4,822

Number of Veterans

3,811

Male Veterans

1,011

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War3,060
First Gulf War1,376
Vietnam753
Korea132
World War II

Geary County, Kansas Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,984
35 to 541,455
55 to 64662
65 to 74457
75+264

Geary County, Kansas Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,12025.11%
Black1,26336.23%
Hispanic52021.49%
2+ Races12415.82%
Asian10713.88%
Other Race8922.70%
Islander6128.77%
Native American5819.27%

Geary County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Geary County, Kansas Veterans by Education

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4.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

23.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Geary County, Kansas Veterans by Education

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73.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.5%

Employment Rate

4.5%

Unemployment Rate

Geary County, Kansas Employment by Age

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Geary County, Kansas Employment by Race

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Geary County, Kansas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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30.41%

Born in Geary County, Kansas

92.96%

Native Born

7.04%

Foreign Born

2.36%

Non Citizen

4.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.96% of Geary County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 30.41% having been born in Kansas. 2.36% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Geary County, Kansas Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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