Opportunity Zones in Kansas

Kansas has 74 designated opportunity zones, including 70 low-income communities, plus 4 non-low-income contiguous tracts.

Urban vs. Rural

Kansas gave some preference to their rural areas when nominating opportunity zones. Statewide, just 38 percent of Kansas’ census tracts are located in rural areas, but 57 percent of their opportunity zones are rural.

Urban vs. Rural in Kansas Opportunity Zones

Kansas Opportunity Zones Map

 

Analysis of Kansas’s Opportunity Zones

Characteristics Designated Opportunity Zones Eligible, nondesignated All state tracts
Descriptives (N)
Total number of tracts 74 346 770
Low-income communities 70 225 295
Contiguous 4 121 125
Economic (average or average %)
Median household income $36,325 $42,258 $55,053
Poverty rate 24.44% 19.29% 14.52%
Unemployment rate 7.79% 6.97% 5.76%
Housing (average or average %)
Median home value $83,260 $89,249 $129,717
Median rent/month $645 $695 $792
Homeownership 51.10% 61.67% 66.22%
Severe rent burden 19.70% 18.78% 17.70%
Vacancy rate 15.43% 15.22% 11.95%
Demographic (average %)
White alone 70.62% 68.53% 75.84%
Black alone 7.80% 9.13% 6.52%
Hispanic 15.30% 16.13% 11.67%
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders alone 2.28% 2.19% 2.46%
Younger than 18 22.78% 25.31% 24.64%
Older than 64 14.26% 14.58% 15.03%
Education (average %)
Age 25+ with high school degree or less 46.18% 46.94% 38.97%
Age 25+ with bachelor’s degree or higher 20.08% 19.88% 28.60%
Socioeconomic change flag (%) 0.00% 0.00% 0.26%
Geography (%)
In a metro area 43.24% 50.58% 62.08%
In a micro area 35.14% 21.68% 18.83%
Non-core-based statistical area (not in a metro nor micro area) 21.62% 27.75% 19.09%

Data Source: Urban Institute

Kansas Counties & Cities

List of counties in Kansas: Allen, Anderson, Atchison, Barber, Barton, Bourbon, Brown, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, Cloud, Coffey, Comanche, Cowley, Crawford, Decatur, Dickinson, Doniphan, Douglas, Edwards, Elk, Ellis, Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Franklin, Geary, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Greenwood, Hamilton, Harper, Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jackson, Jefferson, Jewell, Johnson, Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Labette, Lane, Leavenworth, Lincoln, Linn, Logan, Lyon, Marion, Marshall, McPherson, Meade, Miami, Mitchell, Montgomery, Morris, Morton, Nemaha, Neosho, Ness, Norton, Osage, Osborne, Ottawa, Pawnee, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, Republic, Rice, Riley, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, Scott, Sedgwick, Seward, Shawnee, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, Washington, Wichita, Wilson, Woodson, Wyandotte

List of top 150 U.S. cities located in Kansas: Wichita, Overland Park

Census tracts designated as opportunity zones in Kansas

Website: Kansas Department of Commerce

State County Census Tract Number Tract Type ACS Data Source
Kansas Allen 20001952900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Anderson 20003953600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Atchison 20005081900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Barton 20009971400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Barton 20009971700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Butler 20015020400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Cloud 20029977200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Cowley 20035493700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Cowley 20035493800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Crawford 20037956600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Crawford 20037956900 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Kansas Crawford 20037957500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Crawford 20037957600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Douglas 20045000200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Douglas 20045000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Finney 20055960501 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Finney 20055960600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Ford 20057961800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Ford 20057962101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Franklin 20059954200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Franklin 20059954400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Gove 20063955100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Gove 20063955200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Graham 20065952100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Greeley 20071958100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Jewell 20089576100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Jewell 20089576200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Johnson 20091052102 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Johnson 20091052417 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Johnson 20091053555 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Johnson 20091053557 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Johnson 20091053601 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Labette 20099950400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Lane 20101956600 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Kansas Leavenworth 20103070100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Lyon 20111000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Miami 20121100700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Montgomery 20125950200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Montgomery 20125951200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Montgomery 20125951300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Norton 20137951700 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Kansas Osage 20139010400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Reno 20155000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Reno 20155000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Reno 20155001000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Reno 20155001300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Republic 20157978300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Riley 20161000500 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Riley 20161000801 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Riley 20161001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Rooks 20163974600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Rooks 20163974700 Non-LIC Contiguous 2011-2015
Kansas Saline 20169000100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Saline 20169000600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sedgwick 20173000400 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sedgwick 20173000900 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sedgwick 20173001100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sedgwick 20173002600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sedgwick 20173003200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sedgwick 20173003700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sedgwick 20173003800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sedgwick 20173004300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sedgwick 20173006300 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Shawnee 20177000700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Shawnee 20177000800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Shawnee 20177004000 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Sherman 20181453700 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Stafford 20185470600 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Wyandotte 20209041800 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Wyandotte 20209042200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Wyandotte 20209043905 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Wyandotte 20209044101 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Wyandotte 20209045100 Low-Income Community 2011-2015
Kansas Wyandotte 20209045200 Low-Income Community 2011-2015

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