Kansas: Profile

Government 
Governor:Sam Brownback (R)
Treasurer:Ron Estes (R)
Senators:Jerry Moran (R)
Pat Roberts (R)
Entered Union:January 29, 1861
U.S. Representatives:4
Area 
Total Area213,100 km2 / 82,278 mi2
Land Area211,754 km2 / 81,759 mi2
Water Area1,346 km2 / 520 mi2
Water Area Percentage0.63 %
Time Zone  
Standard TimeGMT -6
Daylight-Saving TimeGMT -5
Weather 
Record High Temperature121°F / 49°C , Alton (July 24, 1936)
Record Low Temperature-40°F / -40°C , Lebanon (February 13, 1905)
GDP 
Total Gross Domestic Product (USD Billions)$147 (2014)
Per Capita Real GDP (USD)$45,765 (2014)
Population 
Population2,871,238 (2011)
Under 19 Population810,644 / 28.4% (2010)
65 and older Population376,116 / 13.2% (2010)
Male Population1,415,408 / 49.6% (2010)
Female Population1,437,710 / 50.4% (2010)
Non-English Speaker (at home) 256,109 (2007)
Net International Immigration 5,003 (2009)
Birth Rate (per 1,000)14.7 per 1,000 (2009)
Percent of People Under Poverty Level (%)13.9% (2013)
Major Cities 
CityPopulation (2012)
Wichita 385,577
Overland Park 178,919
Kansas City 147,268
Employment 
Employment 1,407,300 (2015)
Average Weekly Wage (USD)$768 (2015)
Unemployment Rate (%)4.8% (2014)
Expenditures 
Per Capita State Spending (USD)$4,827 (2013)
Energy Expenditures per Person (USD)$5,267 (2013)
Expenditures of State and Local Government Employee-Retirement Systems (USD Thousands)$1,489 (2012)
Revenue 
Per Capita Personal Income (USD)$44,891 (2014)
State Internal Revenue Collection (USD Thousands)$26 (2014)
Cash and Security Holdings by State Government (USD Thousands)$19,908 (2013)
Per Capita State Tax Collection (USD)$2,383 (2011)
Education 
High School Graduation Rate (%)90.3% (2014)
Percent of Population with a Bachelor's Degree (%)31.5% (2014)
Percent of Population with an Advanced Degree (%)11.3% (2014)
Largest Universities  
University of Kansas
Kansas State University
Wichita State University
Logistics 
Public Road Length (Miles)140,614 Miles (2012)
Gas Tax Rate (%)24.03% (2015)
Number of Public Airports 137 (2015)
Main Airports 
CodeNameCity
GCKGarden City RegionalGarden City
HYSHays RegionalHays
ICTWichita Mid-ContinentWichita
LBLLiberal Mid-America RegionalLiberal
MHKManhattan RegionalManhattan
Ports 
Wichita

Sources:
Air Nav (2009)
American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) (2009)
Bureau of Business and Economic Research (2009)
Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009)
Bureau of Transportation (2008)
Education Portal (2010)
Federal Aviation Administration (2009)
Internal Revenue Service (2009)
National Association of State Budget Officers (2008)
National Climatic Data Center (2009)
National Governors Association (2011)
Tax Foundation (2008)
U.S. Census Bureau (2000, 2007, 2008, 2009)
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis (2009)
U.S. Energy Information Administration (2008)
U.S. House of Representatives (2011)
United States Senate (2011)

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