Asset poverty rate: 22.8%
Average college graduate debt: $27,216
Unbanked households: 7.2%
Economic well-being
Extreme poverty rate: 6%
Food insecurity: 12.1%
Minimum wage: $7.25
Number of Black or African American children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment: N/A
Number of Hispanic or Latino children living in families where no parent has full-time, year-round employment 34,000
Percent of individuals who are uninsured: 9.2%
Percent of jobs that are low-wage: 22%
Percent of working families under 200% of the poverty line: 28.1%
Poverty rate: 11.4%
Unemployment rate: 3.2%
High school graduation rate: 87.2%
Percent of adult population with at least a high school degree: 90.5%
Percent of college graduates with debt: 58%
Percent of population over age 25 with at least a four year college degree: 33.8%
Percent of teens ages 16 to 19 not attending school and not working: 5%
Children in foster care: 8,066
Number of households with grandparents responsible for grandchildren under age 18 47,401
Percent of children in immigrant families: 15%
Percent of children living in single parent families: 30%
Teen birth rate per 1,000 population ages 15-19: 19.2%
Home foreclosure rate: 0.82%
People experiencing homelessness: 2,449
Households paying more than 50% of income on housing: 79,400
Percent renters: 34%
Total housing units: 1,275,689
Justice System
Incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents: 342
Number of youth residing in juvenile justice and correctional facilities: 360
Participation in federal programs
Adults and children receiving welfare (TANF): 3,970
Children receiving food stamps (SNAP): 95,000
EITC recipients: 194,000
Families receiving child care subsidies: 5,800
Households receiving federal rental assistance: 35,000
Households receiving LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program): 33,382
Number of children enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP: 305,896
Number of women and children receiving WIC (Women, Infants and Children supplemental nutrition program): 46,807
Participants in all Head Start programs: 7,169
Poverty by demographic
Child poverty rate: 15%
Number of Asian and Pacific Islander children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Black or African American children below 200% poverty: N/A
Number of Hispanic or Latino children below 200% poverty: 69,000
Percent of single-parent families with related children that are below poverty: 29%
Senior poverty rate: 7.2%
Women in poverty: 12.9%

State governments play a significant role in developing policies that help support low-income families. Below is a list of some key Kansas policies and a link to an  organization that tracks the issue.

Tax & Asset-Building Policy

Family and Work Supports