Highest-earning counties in Kansas

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July 6, 2022
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Highest-earning counties in Kansas

The 2020 median household income in the U.S. was $67,521, a decrease of 2.9% from 2019. COVID-19 in 2020 drastically altered income and poverty levels, along with consumer habits and job opportunities.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest-earning counties in Kansas using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Counties are ranked by 2020 5-year estimate median household income.

Data shows that annual annual income depends heavily on an individual’s educational attainment, race, ethnicity, gender, and even location. One cluster of the United States is particularly well off: The five of the seven counties with the highest median household income in the country can be found in the Washington D.C. metropolitan areas of Maryland and Northern Virginia. These counties can likely attribute their wealth to their proximity to Washington D.C., which attracts highly educated and skilled people in areas of law and public policy. And people in those fields often marry each other, making two high-earning households one very high-earning household.

Keep reading to learn more about the highest-earning counties in Kansas.

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#50. Geary County

- Median household income: $52,019
--- 14.8% below state average, 20.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 15.6%
--- #2,419 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.0%
--- #1,674 highest among all counties nationwide
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#49. Washington County

- Median household income: $52,172
--- 14.6% below state average, 19.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 13.9%
--- #2,658 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%
--- #1,643 highest among all counties nationwide
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#48. Marshall County

- Median household income: $52,293
--- 14.4% below state average, 19.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.1%
--- #1,948 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.7%
--- #1,627 highest among all counties nationwide
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#47. Clark County

- Median household income: $52,500
--- 14.1% below state average, 19.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 17.2%
--- #2,106 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.6%
--- #1,599 highest among all counties nationwide
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#46. Morris County

- Median household income: $52,792
--- 13.6% below state average, 18.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.6%
--- #1,333 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.1%
--- #1,579 highest among all counties nationwide

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#45. Anderson County

- Median household income: $52,995
--- 13.3% below state average, 18.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.1%
--- #1,768 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.7%
--- #1,551 highest among all counties nationwide
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#44. Kiowa County

- Median household income: $53,107
--- 13.1% below state average, 18.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.5%
--- #2,579 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
--- #1,539 highest among all counties nationwide
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#43. Sumner County

- Median household income: $53,578
--- 12.3% below state average, 17.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.0%
--- #1,445 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.1%
--- #1,494 highest among all counties nationwide
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#42. Ford County

- Median household income: $53,743
--- 12.0% below state average, 17.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.6%
--- #1,506 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.7%
--- #1,480 highest among all counties nationwide
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#41. Greeley County

- Median household income: $53,750
--- 12.0% below state average, 17.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 14.0%
--- #2,643 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.8%
--- #1,478 highest among all counties nationwide

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#40. Dickinson County

- Median household income: $53,864
--- 11.8% below state average, 17.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.2%
--- #1,756 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
--- #1,463 highest among all counties nationwide
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#39. Gove County

- Median household income: $53,906
--- 11.8% below state average, 17.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.1%
--- #1,251 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.1%
--- #1,456 highest among all counties nationwide
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#38. Haskell County

- Median household income: $54,638
--- 10.6% below state average, 15.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.0%
--- #882 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
--- #1,379 highest among all counties nationwide
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#37. Pratt County

- Median household income: $54,644
--- 10.6% below state average, 15.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.5%
--- #1,690 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.6%
--- #1,378 highest among all counties nationwide
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#36. Scott County

- Median household income: $55,625
--- 8.9% below state average, 14.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.4%
--- #1,376 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.9%
--- #1,279 highest among all counties nationwide

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#35. Franklin County

- Median household income: $55,873
--- 8.5% below state average, 14.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.5%
--- #1,690 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.1%
--- #1,257 highest among all counties nationwide
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#34. Ellsworth County

- Median household income: $56,306
--- 7.8% below state average, 13.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.3%
--- #1,094 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
--- #1,221 highest among all counties nationwide
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#33. Meade County

- Median household income: $56,817
--- 7.0% below state average, 12.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 18.7%
--- #1,839 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 5.1%
--- #1,178 highest among all counties nationwide
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#32. Sherman County

- Median household income: $57,005
--- 6.7% below state average, 12.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.4%
--- #1,216 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.2%
--- #1,162 highest among all counties nationwide
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#31. Ellis County

- Median household income: $57,053
--- 6.6% below state average, 12.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.2%
--- #1,105 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.4%
--- #1,156 highest among all counties nationwide

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#30. Ness County

- Median household income: $57,222
--- 6.3% below state average, 12.0% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 22.6%
--- #1,179 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
--- #1,132 highest among all counties nationwide
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#29. Rawlins County

- Median household income: $57,281
--- 6.2% below state average, 11.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.8%
--- #1,298 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.3%
--- #1,123 highest among all counties nationwide
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#28. Kingman County

- Median household income: $57,304
--- 6.2% below state average, 11.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.1%
--- #974 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.3%
--- #1,120 highest among all counties nationwide
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#27. Sedgwick County

- Median household income: $57,540
--- 5.8% below state average, 11.5% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.6%
--- #921 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.3%
--- #1,096 highest among all counties nationwide
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#26. Stanton County

- Median household income: $57,741
--- 5.5% below state average, 11.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.8%
--- #1,475 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 12.1%
--- #1,084 highest among all counties nationwide

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#25. Wichita County

- Median household income: $58,299
--- 4.6% below state average, 10.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.9%
--- #1,460 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.9%
--- #1,043 highest among all counties nationwide
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#24. Shawnee County

- Median household income: $58,652
--- 4.0% below state average, 9.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.3%
--- #1,080 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.6%
--- #1,021 highest among all counties nationwide
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#23. Harvey County

- Median household income: $58,782
--- 3.8% below state average, 9.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.4%
--- #1,371 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.3%
--- #1,012 highest among all counties nationwide
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#22. Osage County

- Median household income: $58,927
--- 3.5% below state average, 9.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 19.3%
--- #1,734 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.8%
--- #1,002 highest among all counties nationwide
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#21. Stevens County

- Median household income: $59,044
--- 3.4% below state average, 9.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 20.1%
--- #1,587 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
--- #986 highest among all counties nationwide

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#20. Coffey County

- Median household income: $59,405
--- 2.8% below state average, 8.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.0%
--- #621 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
--- #952 highest among all counties nationwide
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#19. Trego County

- Median household income: $59,420
--- 2.7% below state average, 8.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 24.7%
--- #915 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.0%
--- #951 highest among all counties nationwide
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#18. Ottawa County

- Median household income: $59,607
--- 2.4% below state average, 8.3% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.1%
--- #1,113 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.5%
--- #927 highest among all counties nationwide
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#17. Jackson County

- Median household income: $59,686
--- 2.3% below state average, 8.2% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 21.1%
--- #1,436 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.2%
--- #920 highest among all counties nationwide
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#16. McPherson County

- Median household income: $59,928
--- 1.9% below state average, 7.8% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.3%
--- #1,080 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
--- #901 highest among all counties nationwide

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#15. Finney County

- Median household income: $60,498
--- 1.0% below state average, 6.9% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.4%
--- #1,072 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.3%
--- #856 highest among all counties nationwide
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#14. Grant County

- Median household income: $60,625
--- 0.8% below state average, 6.7% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.0%
--- #547 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.7%
--- #840 highest among all counties nationwide
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#13. Hodgeman County

- Median household income: $60,703
--- 0.6% below state average, 6.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.3%
--- #846 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.4%
--- #835 highest among all counties nationwide
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#12. Douglas County

- Median household income: $61,020
--- 0.1% below state average, 6.1% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.2%
--- #603 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 11.2%
--- #822 highest among all counties nationwide
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#11. Nemaha County

- Median household income: $61,382
--- 0.5% above state average, 5.6% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 25.0%
--- #882 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.6%
--- #798 highest among all counties nationwide

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#10. Sheridan County

- Median household income: $62,105
--- 1.7% above state average, 4.4% below national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.4%
--- #584 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 9.2%
--- #741 highest among all counties nationwide
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#9. Wabaunsee County

- Median household income: $65,742
--- 7.6% above state average, 1.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.1%
--- #1,123 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.5%
--- #535 highest among all counties nationwide
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#8. Butler County

- Median household income: $66,405
--- 8.7% above state average, 2.2% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.1%
--- #542 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 10.1%
--- #510 highest among all counties nationwide
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#7. Jefferson County

- Median household income: $67,429
--- 10.4% above state average, 3.7% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 28.7%
--- #569 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.1%
--- #471 highest among all counties nationwide
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#6. Thomas County

- Median household income: $68,313
--- 11.8% above state average, 5.1% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 23.1%
--- #1,123 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 8.6%
--- #433 highest among all counties nationwide

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#5. Pottawatomie County

- Median household income: $70,064
--- 14.7% above state average, 7.8% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 29.8%
--- #494 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
--- #378 highest among all counties nationwide
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#4. Gray County

- Median household income: $70,457
--- 15.3% above state average, 8.4% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 31.8%
--- #403 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 2.9%
--- #363 highest among all counties nationwide
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#3. Miami County

- Median household income: $75,635
--- 23.8% above state average, 16.4% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 33.2%
--- #344 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 7.6%
--- #255 highest among all counties nationwide
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#2. Leavenworth County

- Median household income: $76,307
--- 24.9% above state average, 17.4% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 34.2%
--- #306 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 6.7%
--- #238 highest among all counties nationwide
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#1. Johnson County

- Median household income: $91,650
--- 50.0% above state average, 41.0% above national average
- Households earning over $100k: 45.3%
--- #90 highest among all counties nationwide
- Households earning less than $15k: 4.3%
--- #82 highest among all counties nationwide

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