Ness County, Kansas Population 2024

2,633

Ness County, Kansas's estimated 2024 population is 2,633 with a growth rate of -0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Ness County, Kansas is the 86th largest county in Kansas. The 2010 population was 3,103 and has seen a growth of -15.15% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20292,603-6-0.23%
20282,609-6-0.23%
20272,615-6-0.23%
20262,621-6-0.23%
20252,627-6-0.23%
20242,633-6-0.23%
20232,639-6-0.23%
20222,645-6-0.23%
20212,651-16-0.6%
20202,667-115-4.13%
20192,782-29-1.03%
20182,811-53-1.85%
20172,864-102-3.44%
20162,966-56-1.85%
20153,022-68-2.2%
20143,09030.1%
20133,087100.32%
20123,077-41-1.31%
20113,118150.48%
20103,103
19904,033-465-10.34%
19804,498-293-6.12%
19704,791-679-12.41%
19605,470-852-13.48%
19506,322-542-7.9%
19406,864-1,494-17.88%
19308,35886811.59%
19207,4901,60727.32%
19105,8831,34829.72%
19004,535-409-8.27%
18904,9441,22232.83%
18803,7223,720186000%
18702-2,601-99.92%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.23% (-6)
County Website
Ness County
State
Kansas
County Seat
2020 Population
2,667
Area
1075 mi²
Density
2 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-1.27% (-34)
Founded
February 26, 1867

Ness County, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,22383.04%
Other race31211.65%
Two or more races1274.74%
Black or African American80.3%
Asian40.15%
Native American30.11%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ness County, Kansas Population by Race

Ness County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2024

Ness County, Kansas Median Age

48.4

Total

48.7

Male

48.2

Female

Ness County, Kansas Adults

There are 2,122 adults, (624 of whom are seniors) in Ness County, Kansas.

Ness County, Kansas Age Dependency

78.7

Age Dependency Ratio

41.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Ness County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female1,30748.82%
Male1,37051.18%

Ness County, Kansas Population by Age

Ness County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,1442.38119
Married7062.7688.111.9
Non Family3751.1869.930.1
Female373.7867.632.4
Male263.5869.230.8
showing: 5 rows

2.8

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

81.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ness County, Kansas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ness County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ness County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

Ness County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$43,889

Average Earnings

$55,404

Average Male

$28,464

Average Female

Ness County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ness County, Kansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ness County, Kansas Language

86.83% of Ness County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 13.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 11.99% of the population.

Ness County, Kansas Language

Ness County, Kansas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,1442039.47%
Hispanic3667319.95%
Other3125718.27%
showing: 3 rows

10.52%

Overall Poverty Rate

8.59%

Male Poverty Rate

12.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ness County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ness County, Kansas is Hispanic, with 19.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ness County, Kansas is White, with 9.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.64%.

Ness County, Kansas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.75%
Bachelors or Greater6.43%
Some College5.83%
High School4.68%
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Ness County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed7.36%
Male Employed2.89%
Female Unemployed
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Ness County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ness County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ness County, Kansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

66.8%

Male Marriage Rate

66.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Ness County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ness County, Kansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ness County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ness County, Kansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

161

Number of Veterans

158

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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Ness County, Kansas Veterans by War

count

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Ness County, Kansas Veterans by Age

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Ness County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Ness County, Kansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.26%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ness County, Kansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.3%

Labor Force Participation

63.9%

Employment Rate

0.6%

Unemployment Rate

Ness County, Kansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ness County, Kansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ness County, Kansas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.32%

Born in Ness County, Kansas

93.31%

Native Born

6.69%

Foreign Born

6.13%

Non Citizen

0.56%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.31% of Ness County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 76.32% having been born in Kansas. 6.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ness County, Kansas Place of Birth

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