Highest-earning counties in Kansas

Kansas

The 2019 median household income in the U.S. was $68,703, up 6.8% from 2018. 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 2019 5-year estimate median household income. Keep reading to discover which counties in your state rake in the most cash.

Data shows that 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 counties with the highest median household income in the country can all 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. Lane County

– Median household income: $52,125
— 12.5% below state median, 17.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 12.2%
— #2,758 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 16.3%
— #609 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#49. Saline County

– Median household income: $52,200
— 12.4% below state median, 16.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 20.0%
— #1,389 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.7%
— #2,126 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#48. Pratt County

– Median household income: $52,327
— 12.2% below state median, 16.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 18.9%
— #1,579 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
— #2,502 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#47. Kearny County

– Median household income: $52,599
— 11.7% below state median, 16.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 20.6%
— #1,312 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
— #2,502 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#46. Ellis County

– Median household income: $52,883
— 11.3% below state median, 15.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 22.0%
— #1,097 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 14.0%
— #972 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#45. Rice County

– Median household income: $53,012
— 11.0% below state median, 15.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 18.6%
— #1,645 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
— #1,923 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#44. Geary County

– Median household income: $53,133
— 10.8% below state median, 15.5% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.8%
— #2,173 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.6%
— #2,439 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#43. Rawlins County

– Median household income: $53,207
— 10.7% below state median, 15.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 20.3%
— #1,354 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.9%
— #1,487 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#42. Kiowa County

– Median household income: $53,274
— 10.6% below state median, 15.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 16.4%
— #2,065 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.5%
— #2,693 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#41. Clark County

– Median household income: $53,348
— 10.5% below state median, 15.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 17.4%
— #1,891 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.0%
— #2,336 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#40. Grant County

– Median household income: $53,413
— 10.4% below state median, 15.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 23.9%
— #846 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.7%
— #2,124 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#39. Clay County

– Median household income: $53,929
— 9.5% below state median, 14.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 16.9%
— #1,976 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.9%
— #1,487 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#38. Osage County

– Median household income: $54,090
— 9.2% below state median, 13.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 17.5%
— #1,859 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.7%
— #1,834 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#37. Greeley County

– Median household income: $54,112
— 9.2% below state median, 13.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 15.2%
— #2,289 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
— #2,826 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#36. Sherman County

– Median household income: $54,754
— 8.1% below state median, 12.9% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 12.2%
— #2,755 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.3%
— #2,502 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#35. Ottawa County

– Median household income: $54,784
— 8.1% below state median, 12.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 19.9%
— #1,410 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.0%
— #2,578 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#34. Comanche County

– Median household income: $54,821
— 8.0% below state median, 12.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 17.6%
— #1,831 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.4%
— #1,923 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#33. Ellsworth County

– Median household income: $54,902
— 7.9% below state median, 12.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 19.9%
— #1,403 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
— #1,984 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#32. Sumner County

– Median household income: $55,000
— 7.7% below state median, 12.5% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 20.4%
— #1,333 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 12.3%
— #1,369 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#31. Haskell County

– Median household income: $55,064
— 7.6% below state median, 12.4% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 24.0%
— #829 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.2%
— #2,291 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#30. Morris County

– Median household income: $55,658
— 6.6% below state median, 11.4% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 21.2%
— #1,217 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.6%
— #2,175 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#29. Ness County

– Median household income: $56,492
— 5.2% below state median, 10.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 23.0%
— #957 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 11.5%
— #1,588 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#28. Sedgwick County

– Median household income: $56,524
— 5.2% below state median, 10.1% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 23.8%
— #862 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.8%
— #1,811 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#27. Franklin County

– Median household income: $56,582
— 5.1% below state median, 10.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 19.5%
— #1,458 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.1%
— #2,020 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#26. Shawnee County

– Median household income: $56,762
— 4.8% below state median, 9.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 22.8%
— #982 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
— #2,221 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#25. Stevens County

– Median household income: $57,806
— 3.0% below state median, 8.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 20.1%
— #1,381 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 15.5%
— #709 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#24. Jackson County

– Median household income: $57,914
— 2.8% below state median, 7.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 19.7%
— #1,438 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.1%
— #2,318 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#23. Trego County

– Median household income: $57,966
— 2.7% below state median, 7.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 22.5%
— #1,023 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.2%
— #3,102 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#22. Wichita County

– Median household income: $57,978
— 2.7% below state median, 7.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 20.1%
— #1,381 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.3%
— #2,909 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#21. Harvey County

– Median household income: $57,982
— 2.7% below state median, 7.7% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 21.2%
— #1,219 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.1%
— #2,318 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#20. McPherson County

– Median household income: $59,089
— 0.9% below state median, 6.0% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 22.7%
— #999 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.4%
— #2,252 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#19. Meade County

– Median household income: $59,316
— 0.5% below state median, 5.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 20.3%
— #1,346 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
— #2,803 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#18. Douglas County

– Median household income: $59,435
— 0.3% below state median, 5.4% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 27.3%
— #567 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 12.4%
— #1,354 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#17. Coffey County

– Median household income: $59,583
— 0.0% below state median, 5.2% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 28.2%
— #504 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.3%
— #2,263 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#16. Thomas County

– Median household income: $60,124
— 0.9% above state median, 4.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 21.4%
— #1,193 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 15.3%
— #751 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#15. Kingman County

– Median household income: $60,469
— 1.5% above state median, 3.8% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 25.3%
— #727 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
— #2,803 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#14. Finney County

– Median household income: $60,798
— 2.0% above state median, 3.3% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 21.3%
— #1,207 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 10.2%
— #1,984 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#13. Wabaunsee County

– Median household income: $61,178
— 2.7% above state median, 2.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 18.7%
— #1,607 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.5%
— #2,883 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#12. Hodgeman County

– Median household income: $61,211
— 2.7% above state median, 2.6% below national median
– Households earning over $100k: 27.6%
— #538 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.9%
— #2,803 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#11. Sheridan County

– Median household income: $62,885
— 5.5% above state median, 0.1% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 24.3%
— #805 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 8.4%
— #2,498 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#10. Nemaha County

– Median household income: $63,216
— 6.1% above state median, 0.6% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 23.6%
— #881 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.3%
— #2,742 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#9. Wallace County

– Median household income: $63,269
— 6.2% above state median, 0.7% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 21.6%
— #1,148 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.0%
— #2,948 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#8. Butler County

– Median household income: $64,782
— 8.7% above state median, 3.1% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 27.3%
— #559 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.9%
— #2,605 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#7. Jefferson County

– Median household income: $64,864
— 8.8% above state median, 3.2% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 25.6%
— #689 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 6.6%
— #2,871 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#6. Gray County

– Median household income: $64,930
— 8.9% above state median, 3.3% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 24.7%
— #772 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 3.9%
— #3,118 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#5. Scott County

– Median household income: $65,417
— 9.8% above state median, 4.1% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 26.3%
— #639 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 9.0%
— #2,336 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#4. Pottawatomie County

– Median household income: $66,835
— 12.1% above state median, 6.4% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 27.1%
— #584 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.6%
— #2,677 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#3. Miami County

– Median household income: $71,995
— 20.8% above state median, 14.6% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 32.0%
— #333 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.1%
— #2,771 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#2. Leavenworth County

– Median household income: $73,013
— 22.5% above state median, 16.2% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 33.1%
— #291 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 7.3%
— #2,736 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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#1. Johnson County

– Median household income: $89,087
— 49.5% above state median, 41.8% above national median
– Households earning over $100k: 44.2%
— #79 highest rate among all counties nationwide
– Households earning less than $15k: 4.7%
— #3,064 highest rate among all counties nationwide

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