Seward County, Kansas Population 2024

20,580

Seward County, Kansas's estimated 2024 population is 20,580 with a growth rate of -1.86% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Seward County, Kansas is the 26th largest county in Kansas. The 2010 population was 22,972 and has seen a growth of -10.41% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202918,635-389-2.04%
202819,024-389-2%
202719,413-389-1.96%
202619,802-389-1.93%
202520,191-389-1.89%
202420,580-389-1.86%
202320,969-389-1.82%
202221,358-389-1.79%
202121,747-107-0.49%
202021,8544332.02%
201921,421-483-2.21%
201821,904-335-1.51%
201722,239-668-2.92%
201622,907-376-1.61%
201523,283-25-0.11%
201423,308-10-0.04%
201323,318-40-0.17%
201223,3582270.98%
201123,1311590.69%
201022,972
199018,7431,6729.79%
198017,0711,3278.43%
197015,744-186-1.17%
196015,9305,95859.75%
19509,9723,43252.48%
19406,540-1,535-19.01%
19308,0751,85529.82%
19206,2202,12952.04%
19104,0913,269397.69%
1900822-681-45.31%
18901,5031,49829960%
18805-18,630-99.97%
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2024 Growth Rate
-1.86% (-389)
County Website
Seward County
State
Kansas
County Seat
2020 Population
21,854
Area
639 mi²
Density
32 people/mi²
Growth Since 2020
-5.83% (-1,274)
Founded
March 20, 1873

Seward County, Kansas Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White10,13746.2%
Other race5,93727.06%
Two or more races4,41620.13%
Black or African American6492.96%
Asian5232.38%
Native American2381.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander420.19%
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Seward County, Kansas Population by Race

Seward County, Kansas Population Pyramid 2024

Seward County, Kansas Median Age

30.5

Total

30.4

Male

30.9

Female

Seward County, Kansas Adults

There are 15,146 adults, (2,218 of whom are seniors) in Seward County, Kansas.

Seward County, Kansas Age Dependency

69.7

Age Dependency Ratio

17.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Seward County, Kansas Sex Ratio

Female10,37847.3%
Male11,56452.7%

Seward County, Kansas Population by Age

Seward County, Kansas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,0713.0465.334.7
Married3,3953.9986.713.3
Non Family2,3391.1936.863.2
Female9293.8457.342.7
Male408468.131.9
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3.79

Average Family Size

3.04

Average Household Size

65.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Seward 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

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

Seward 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 94.51%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 19.89%.

Seward County, Kansas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,838

Average Earnings

$46,560

Average Male

$29,682

Average Female

Seward County, Kansas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Seward County, Kansas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Seward County, Kansas Language

41.49% of Seward County, Kansas residents speak only English, while 58.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 54.35% of the population.

Seward County, Kansas Language

Seward County, Kansas Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic13,9721,92113.75%
Other5,91892615.65%
White5,93381313.7%
Multiple4,3844119.38%
Black6177011.35%
Native2342510.68%
showing: 6 rows

13.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.57%

Male Poverty Rate

14.65%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Seward County, Kansas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Seward County, Kansas is Other, with 15.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Seward County, Kansas is Multiple, with 9.38% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.97%.

Seward County, Kansas Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade15.19%
Bachelors or Greater11.7%
High School11.55%
Some College6.58%
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Seward County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed67.67%
Male Unemployed36.02%
Female Employed8.98%
Male Employed6.2%
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Seward County, Kansas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Seward County, Kansas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Seward County, Kansas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.3%

Male Marriage Rate

42.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Seward County, Kansas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Seward County, Kansas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Seward County, Kansas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Seward County, Kansas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

385

Number of Veterans

374

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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Seward County, Kansas Veterans by War

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Seward County, Kansas Veterans by Age

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Seward County, Kansas Veterans by Race

Seward County, Kansas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Seward County, Kansas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70%

Labor Force Participation

68.1%

Employment Rate

2.7%

Unemployment Rate

Seward County, Kansas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Seward County, Kansas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Seward 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

49.49%

Born in Seward County, Kansas

70.95%

Native Born

29.05%

Foreign Born

16.88%

Non Citizen

12.17%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

70.95% of Seward County, Kansas residents were born in the United States, with 49.49% having been born in Kansas. 16.88% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Seward County, Kansas Place of Birth

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