Kansas Demographics

Demographics of Kansas

 

Demographics of Kansas (csv)
By Race White Black AIAN* Asian NHPI*
2000 (total population) 91.19% 6.41% 1.78% 2.10% 0.12%
2000 (Hispanic only) 6.63% 0.23% 0.19% 0.05% 0.02%
2005 (total population) 90.87% 6.60% 1.67% 2.45% 0.12%
2005 (Hispanic only) 7.89% 0.28% 0.20% 0.06% 0.02%
Growth 2000–05 (total population) 1.74% 5.04% -4.13% 19.15% 3.43%
Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only) 0.19% 4.28% -5.09% 19.19% 2.86%
Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only) 21.51% 25.88% 3.71% 17.69% 5.86%

 

Statistics Regarding the Population of Kansas

  • According to a survey carried out in the year 2007, the total population of the state of Kansas is approximately 2,775,997. This number points to a surge of 20,180 people when compared to the statistics gathered from the year before.

  • If compared with the numbers obtained in the year 2000, one can notice a drastic increase of 3.3% which is huge as it translates to around 87,579 more people living in Kansas. One also has to take into consideration the influx of people from other countries as well as migration from Kansas to other parts of the country and the world as both these factors affect the totalpopulation of the state.

  • Nearly 44,847 people from other parts of the country and the world have chosen Kansas as their place to settle in. 65,589 people chose to migrate to other places and settle somewhere outside Kansas. Thepopulation density of Kansas on per square mile basis is almost 52.9.

  •  The main concentration of the population is in the area called Chase County and places around it.

 

Historical Populations
Census Population
1860 107,206
1870 364,399 239.9%
1880 996,096 173.4%
1890 1,428,108 43.4%
1900 1,470,495 3.0%
1910 1,690,949 15.0%
1920 1,769,257 4.6%
1930 1,880,999 6.3%
1940 1,801,028 −4.3%
1950 1,905,299 5.8%
1960 2,178,611 14.3%
1970 2,246,578 3.1%
1980 2,363,679 5.2%
1990 2,477,574 4.8%
2000 2,688,418 8.5%
Estimated. 2009 2,818,747 4.8%

 

Migrant Population in Kansas

  • If the statistics found in the year 2004 are taken into consideration, then 5.5% of the total population of the state of Kansas i.e. nearly 149,800 people were of foreign origin. Most of the locals also are of European origins. 33.75% have German ancestors. 14.4% of the totalpopulation has Irish origins.

  •  7.5% of the total population has American origins. Similarly, 4.4% of the population has French origins, 4.2% Scotch, 2.5% Dutch, 2.4% Swedish, 1.8% Italian and 1.5% Polish ancestors. The northwest area of the state of Kansas is dominated by people of German origins.

  •  People of English origin as well as descendants of Caucasian Americans seem to prefer the southeast area of the state. These people constitute nearly half of thepopulation in the majority of the counties. A lot of people of Mexican origin too prefer the southeast part of the state when compared to other areas.

  • A lot of the African Americans present in Kansas come from the lineage of Exodusters or African Americans who fled from the southern parts of the country in search of prospective land in the aftermath of the Civil War.

Religions Practiced in Kansas

  • A survey conducted in the year 2008 concludes that the most dominant religion in the state of Kansas is Christianity. Of the total population of Kansas, 86% are followers of Christianity. Christianity is a broad religion and has various sub-sects.

  • 51% of the Christian followers are Protestant Christians and 29% are Roman Catholics. Baptist churches are also present in Kansas and have nearly 22% followers. United Methodist sect has 16% following whereas Anglican Christians constitute 7% of the totalChristian followers.

  • United Church of Christ, Latter Day Saints and Jehovah’s Witness have 4%, 2% and 2% followers respectively. Only 2% of the entirepopulation is Jewish and followers of other religions make up for 2% as well. Around 9% of the total population does not follow any particular religion.

  • Mainline Protestants, Evangelical Protestants and Catholic Christians are the three groups having the largest number of followers (405,844). The United Methodist Church has 206,187 members and the Southern Baptist Church has 101,696 followers.

  • The Baha’i community is small in nature and numbers but it is widely known to be the second established one throughout the western hemisphere. It was established in 1897 in the Enterprise region of Kansas.

Christian 86%

  • Protestant 51%
  • Roman Catholic 29%
  • Baptist 22%
  • United Methodist 16%
  • Episcopalian / Anglican 7%
  • United Church of Christ 4%
  • Latter Day Saints / Mormons 2%
  • Jehovah's Witness 2%
  • Non denominational 1%
  • Other Christian 3%

Non-religious 9%

Jewish 2%

Other 2%

Average of Other Categories

  • The population in the metro or the city area as of date is nearly 2 million. The average annual per household income figures around $53,500. Average per capita income in Kansas is $27,650 and the average price of a house in Kansas is $160,000.

  • The average age of the population of Kansas is 36.1 years.

The information mentioned above gives a better perspective regarding Kansas as a state and its demographics.