Welcome to our weekly blog series, “Criminal Data and Employment Background Check Information for Your Favorite State”! This week we are discussing Kansas crime data, Kansas employment background check information, and other general state information like occupations and employment rates. Did you know that Kansas is named after the Kansa Native American tribe which inhabited the area?
Kansas Population and Age Distribution. Kansas’ estimated population was 2.9 million. The median age was 36 years. 25% of the population was under the age of 18, and 14% was 65 years and over.
Median Household Income. The median income of households was $50,241. The total number of households was 1,113,911 with an average of 2.52 people.
Kansas Employment and Unemployment Rate. 62.2% of the Kansas population over the age of 15 were employed which ranks 14th in the nation. The Kansas unemployment rate is 6.5% which was ranked 43rd in the country.
Types of Employers. The types of employers in Kansas were as follows: 82,773 (5.9%) were self-employed, 237,622 (17%) were employed by the federal, state, or local government and 1,071,524 (76.8%) were employed by the private sector.
Top Five Industries. The top five industries by percent in Kansas were: Educational Services and Health Care (24.6%), Manufacturing (12.7%), Retail (11.1%), Professional/Administrative/Scientific (8.5%), and Accommodations/Food Service/Entertainment (8.2%).
Occupations. Occupations for the population employed (over the age of 15) in Kansas’ private sector were: Business, Science, and Arts (35.4%), Sales and Office (24%), Service (17.3%), Production, Transportation, and Material Moving (13.5%), and Natural Resources, Construction, and Maintenance (9.9%).
Kansas Health Insurance Coverage. 87% of the civilian non-institutionalized population had health insurance coverage (13% had no coverage). Of those with coverage, 72% had private coverage and 27% had public coverage.
Disability. 12% of the civilian non-institutionalized population of Kansas reported a disability. The Kansas disability claim rate was ranked 27th in the country.
For a list of Kansas counties, cities, towns, and county court houses, click here.
Kansas Crime Data*
Total Violent Crimes. Kansas had 10,232 total violent crimes (which ranked 30th in the nation) and with a violent crime rate 0.35% (which ranked it 23rd among all the states including DC & PR). Of the total number of violent crimes, 84 were murders, 1,053 were forcible rapes, 1,500 were robberies, and 7,595 were aggravated assaults.
Property Crime. Kansas had 90,710 total property crimes. Of the total number of property crimes, 18,767 were burglaries, 65,165 were larceny/thefts, and 6,778 were motor vehicle thefts.
Law Enforcement. Kansas had the 7th most law enforcement employees per population. Kansas ranked 8th in the nation for the most police officers per population.
For more Kansas crime information, please see the Kansas Criminal History Record Check on the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) website.
Kansas Employment Background Check Products
InstantCriminalChecks.com offers two Kansas employment background check products: a Kansas county criminal background check and a Kansas state criminal background check.
The Kansas county criminal background check will return felony and misdemeanor convictions and deferred judgments from the district courts over the past seven years. The results are provided within one to three business days. The cost of this product is $24.95.
The Kansas state criminal background check includes a Kansas corrections background check, a sex offender record search of Kansas as well as the entire country, and a search of the Most Wanted List. The corrections background check pulls gross misdemeanor and felony conviction records. The Kansas state criminal background check is “instant” and results are received within seconds of placing an order. The price of this product is only $24.95. For the full description, please visit our Kansas criminal background check webpage.
Other Kansas employment background check products include an instant national criminal background check that searches 46 states and D.C. (this product is $59.95) and a 3-state criminal background check (this product is $39.90).
*Sources: U.S. Census Bureau and FBI. “About Kansas” data is from 2011. “Kansas Crime Data” data is from 2012.