Regional Health Care Assessment

Allen County, Kansas

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 13,212
  • Median Household Income: $38,712
  • Poverty Rate: 18.0%
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.2%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 16.2%
  • Uninsured Population: 12.7%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 34.5%

Cass County, Missouri

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 100,339
  • Median Household Income: $61,046
  • Poverty Rate: 9.6%
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 24%
  • Uninsured Population: 9.8%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 30%

Clay County, Missouri

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 227,984
  • Median Household Income: $61,184
  • Poverty Rate: 9.3%
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 30.7%
  • Uninsured Population: 9.2%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 29%

Jackson County, Missouri

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 678,167
  • Median Household Income: $46,917
  • Poverty Rate: 17.5%
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.9%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 28%
  • Uninsured Population: 14.3%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 30.8%

Johnson County, Kansas

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 560,025
  • Median Household Income: $75,017
  • Poverty Rate: 6.5%
  • Unemployment Rate: 3.4%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 52.1%
  • Uninsured Population: 7.4%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 24.5%

Lafayette County, Missouri

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 33,069
  • Median Household Income: $51,195
  • Poverty Rate: 10.7%
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.8%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 17.8%
  • Uninsured Population: 10.2%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 28.8%

Leavenworth County, Kansas

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 77,687
  • Median Household Income: $64,909
  • Poverty Rate: 10.8%
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.5%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 29.8%
  • Uninsured Population: 8.2%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 32.3%

Miami County, Kansas

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 32,765
  • Median Household Income: $60,622
  • Poverty Rate: 9.3%
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.3%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 23.1%
  • Uninsured Population: 9.3%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 33.9%

Platte County, Missouri

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 92,149
  • Median Household Income: $68,638
  • Poverty Rate: 7.4%
  • Unemployment Rate: 4.2%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 39.3%
  • Uninsured Population: 7.3%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 30.3%

Ray County, Missouri

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 23,166
  • Median Household Income: $51,585
  • Poverty Rate: 15.6%
  • Unemployment Rate: 5.4%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 13.9%
  • Uninsured Population: 9.4%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 34.5%

Wyandotte County, Kansas

Quick Facts

  • 2014 Population: 159,466
  • Median Household Income: $39,326
  • Poverty Rate: 24.3%
  • Unemployment Rate: 6.1%
  • Educational Attainment, 2014 (bachelor's degree or above): 15.8%
  • Uninsured Population: 21.8%
  • Obesity Prevalence, 2004–2013: 36%

Background

Working on behalf of the REACH Healthcare Foundation, MARC's Research Services department recently completed a biannual analysis of health data and trends in the Greater Kansas City region.

Three principal stories emerged from the report:

  • The region is doing a better job of managing chronic diseases. Death rates for many diseases are declining, even where prevalence is on the rise.
  • Despite this overall improvement, vulnerable populations tend to have disproportionately poorer health outcomes. Rapid growth in vulnerable populations — particularly those in poverty and racial/ethnic minorities — makes addressing these disparities critical for continued improvement in regional health.
  • Implementaton of the federal health insurance exchange has significantly reduced the number of uninsured in the region.

The report covers two overlapping geographies — the REACH Healthcare Foundation service area and the MARC region — that encompass 11 counties: Cass, Clay, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray in Missouri, and Allen, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami and Wyandotte in Kansas.

It focuses particularly on medically vulnerable populations — people who, because of income, race or ethnicity, lack of health insurance, age, disability, or limited English, may be more likely to experience health issues or have difficulty accessing quality health care.

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County data updated as of September 2016.

 

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