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Kansas

  •   State: 
    Kansas
      Coordinates: 
    37° N to 40° N | 94° 35′ W to 102° 3′ W
      Area total: 
    82,278 sq mi (213,100 km²) [53,155,576.960 acres]
      Area land: 
    81,759 sq mi (211,754 km²) [52,823,431.680 acres]
      Area water: 
    0.6% = 520 sq mi (1,346 km²) [332,145.280 acres]
      Elevation: 
    4,041 ft (1,232 m) Mount Sunflower
      Established: 
    January 29, 1861 (34nd State in the Union)
      Capital seat: 

    Topeka

  • Kansas, United States

  •   Population: 
    2,940,865
      Population density: 
    34.9/sq mi (13.5/km²) - residents per square mile of area.
      Household income: 
    $56,422
      Households: 
    1,085,567
      Unemployment rate: 
    6.40%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.95%
      Income taxes: 
    6.45%
      GDP: 
    $210,67 (2022) nominal GDP at current prices 2022 (millions of U.S. dollars). This is equivalent to 0.84% of the U.S. national real gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, or 0.84% from 2021.  9.8% change in GDP from 2022 to 2021 =  19,289. Real GDP growth rate (2021–2022) =  3.8%. Nominal GDP per capita 2022 = $71,729 respectively per capita 2023 = $74,962.
      Housing units: 
    1,292,622 units, July 1, 2022 estimate = a 1.3% increase compared to 2020, specifically 16,937 more housing units.

Kansas is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States. Its capital is Topeka and its largest city is Wichita, with its most populated county being Johnson County. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe, which inhabited the area. The tribe's name is often said to mean "people of the (south) wind" although this was probably not the term's original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along the river valleys. Tribes in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison. Kansas was first settled by European Americans in 1827 with the establishment of Fort Leavenworth. The pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in the midst of political wars over the slavery debate. When it was officially opened to settlement by the U.S. government in 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from neighboring Missouri rushed to the territory to determine whether Kansas would become a free state or a slave state. Thus, the area was a hotbed of violence and chaos in its early days as these forces collided, and was known as Bleeding Kansas. The abolitionists prevailed, and on January 29, 1861, Kansas entered the Union as a free state. By 2015, Kansas was one of the most productive agricultural states, producing high yields of wheat, corn, sorghum, and soybeans. Kansas, which has an area of 82,278 square miles (213,100 square kilometers) is the 15th-largest state by area and is the 34th most-populous of the 50 states with a population of 2,911,505.

Kansas is a landlocked state of the US. As shown in the Kansas location map that Kansas is located in the central region of the US. As clearly illustrated on the given map of Kansas US, it is bordered by Missouri on the east, Nebraska on the north, Colorado on the west, and Oklahoma on the south. The Kansas US is divided into 105 counties and 628 cities. The interesting fact about the state is – it is located at equidistance from the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

The name Kansas is quite interesting because there are a few stories behind the naming of the state; however, the most accepted fact is – it is named Kansas because of the Kansas River that flows through Kansas state US. The climate of the state is pretty variable and not similar in entire state. The most important types of climates are humid continental, semi-arid steppe, and humid subtropical.

As you can see on the Kansas map US that the state has many places of attractions that attract tourists most, for example Brown V. Board of Education National Historic Site (Topeka), Fort Larned National Historic Site in Larned, Front Street and Boot Hill Museum are located in Dodge City and many others. The given Kansa state map has all major cities and significant towns among them the most beautiful and largest city is Wichita; however, the capital city is Topeka. Other important cities are Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, and Lawrence.

A quirky attraction in Wamego, OZ Museum is dedicated to all things "The Wizard of Oz." Museum artifacts include hand-painted character masks used in the movie starring Judy Garland, and 24 illustrations from the first edition of the book, published in 1900.

The US State Kansas occupies 211,753 m², about 2,31 % of the total territory of the USA of 9,148,020 m². The total population of the US State Kansas with 2,913,123 inhabitants (in 2017) has already increased by 8,36 % in this millennium. Almost 40 years ago there were 549,444 fewer people. The capital Topeka alone has 126,587 inhabitants.

Topeka has served as Kansas’s capital since it became a state in 1861. The Topeka Train Robbers is the city's official baseball team. The mascot's name is MacBurgular. Wichita has almost 390,000 residents.

Residents of Kansas are called Kansans. Mount Sunflower is Kansas's highest point at 4,041 feet (1,232 meters). Kansas is underlain by a sequence of horizontal to gently westward dipping sedimentary rocks. A sequence of Mississippian, Pennsylvanian and Permian rocks outcrop in the eastern and southern part of the state. The state's western half has exposures of Cretaceous through Tertiary sediments, the latter derived from the erosion of the uplifted Rocky Mountains to the west. These are underlain by older Paleozoic and Mesozoic sediments which correlate well with the outcrops to the east. The state's northeastern corner was subjected to glaciation in the Pleistocene and is covered by glacial drift and loess. Kansas is bordered by Nebraska on the north; Missouri on the east; Oklahoma on the south; and Colorado on the west. The state is divided into 105 counties with 628 cities, and is located equidistant from the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is in Smith County near Lebanon. Until 1989, the Meades Ranch Triangulation Station in Osborne County was the geodetic center of North America: the central reference point for all maps of North America. The geographic center of Kansas is in Barton County. According to the Köppen climate classification, Kansas's climate can be characterized in terms of three types: it has humid continental, semi-arid steppe, and humid subtropical. The eastern two-thirds of the state (especially the northeastern portion) has a humid continental climate, with cool to cold winters and hot, often humid summers. Most of the precipitation falls during both the summer and the spring.

Kansas is known under different nicknames; aka America's Heartland (previously used on Licence Plates), or Central State, or Dorothy's Home, or Free State, or Midway USA (previously used on Kansas Licence Plates), or Sunflower State, or Wheat State (previously used on license plates) and detailed official information about Kansas can be found on the homepage at www.kansas.gov.

Poverty and median household income estimates for 2021 in Kansas, KS about 332,457 individuals poverty estimate - all ages, it's 11.6% estimated percent of the total resident population of all ages in poverty: U.S. Census Bureau, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program Release date: December 2022. SNAP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and was formerly known as the Food Stamp Program. Estimated SNAP benefits recipients in Kansas are about 202,698 individuals, for July of the reference year 2020. With a estimate of median household income = $64,128 by each individual family, with a 90% confidence interval lower bound of estimate of median household income = $63,194, with a 90% confidence interval upper bound of estimate of median household income = $65,062 in 2021.

The Air Quality index is in Kansas = 84.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 90. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Kansas = 4.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

The annual rainfall in Kansas = 31.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 16.3 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 76. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 230. 91.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 18.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 31, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

The most recent state population of 2,940,865 individuals with a median age of 36.3 age the population grows by 3.98% in Kansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 34.9/sq mi (13.5/km²) - residents per square mile of area.. There are average 2.41 people per household in the 1,085,567 households with an average household income of $56,422 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.40% of the available work force and has dropped -0.93% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 31.74%. The number of physicians in Kansas per 100,000 population = 200.6.

The percentage of housing units in Kansas which are owned by the occupant = 62.58%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $122,660 and home appreciation of -1.35%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.96 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

The local school district spends $5,703 per student. There are 10.7 students for each teacher in the school, 285 students for each Librarian and 375 students for each Counselor. 5.88% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.90% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 9.23% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Kansas's population of 364,399 residents in 1870 has increased 2-fold to 2,937,880 residents after 150 years, according to the official 2020 census. U.S. Bureau of the Census beginning in 1900. Data for 1870-1890 are on a de facto or unspecified basis; data for 1900 and later years are resident totals.

    Approximately 50.46% female residents and 49.54% male residents live in Kansas, USA.

    As of 2020, 60.33% in Kansas are married and the remaining 39.67% are single population.

  • 21 minutes is the average time that residents in Kansas require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.90% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.24% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.45% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.99% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Kansas, 62.58% are owner-occupied homes, another 10.30% are rented apartments, and the remaining 27.12% are vacant.

  • 47.75% of the population in Kansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

    Since the 1860s, the two main parties have been the Republican Party (here in 2022 = 56.500%) and the Democratic Party (here in 2022 = 41.570%) of those eligible to vote in Kansas.

Skyline of Kansas

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