Economy of Kansas State

June 29, 2010US State Economiesby EconomyWatch

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Demography And Social Indicators

Kansas is a midwestern state of the United States. It is bordered by Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado and Nebraska.

The state constitutes a total geographical area of 82,277 sq mi; with a total land area of 81,815 sq mi; and acres forested in the state is 1.5 mil.

In the past the state was considered to be one of the agricultural based state. But in the today's world manufacturing and the services sector have surpassed the agriculture sector. Still today Kansas is a leading producer of wheat in United States.

Demography And Social Indicators
The total estimated population of the state as of the year 2005 is calculated at 2,744,687, which is an increment of 0.4% from the previous year.

In the census year 2000, the total population of the state was 2,688,418.

The net change in the population of the state 2002-03 was 0.4%.

The population density was calculated at 33.3 per sq mi.

With regards to the Racial Distribution 2000 the major groups are: 86.1% White, 5.7% Black, 1.7% Asian and 0.9% Native American.

Business and Economy of Kansas
In 2003 the total Gross State Product of the state was US$ 93 with a per capita personal income of $29,935.

The Chief Industries of the state are manufacturing, finance, insurance, real estate and services.

Major Manufacturing goods of the state are transportation equipment, machinery and computer equipment, food and kindred products, printing and publishing.

Important crops of the state are wheat, sorghum, corn, hay, soybeans and sunflowers.

Live stock of the state (Jan 2004): 6.65 mil. Cattle/calves; 100,000 sheep/lambs; (Jan 2003): 1.63 mil. Hogs/pigs.

Apart from this the meat packing and dairy industries are the major economic activities in the state. The food processing industry in the state ranked as third largest industry in 1990s.

Energy Productions In KansasThe electricity production of the state (est. 2003, kwh by source): Coal: 35.1 bil; petroleum: 952 mil: Gas 1.3 bil; Nuclear: 8.9 bil. Kansas also ranks the 8th position for natural gas production in the United States. Tourist Attraction Of Kansas
The Important tourist places of the state are as follows:

  • Eisenhower Center, Abilene;
  • Agricultural Hall of Fame and Natl. Center, Bonner Springs;
  • Dodge City boot Hill and Frontier Town;
  • Old Cow town Museum, Wichita;
  • Woodlands Race track, Kansas city;
  • US Cavalry Museum, Ft Riley;
  • NCAA Visitors center, Shawnee;
  • Heartland Park Raceway, Topeka.

Colleges, Schools and Universities In Kansas

  • American InterContinental University Online
  • American Sentinel University - Online
  • The Art Institute Online
  • Baker University - Overland Park, Topeka, Wichita
  • Byrant and Stratton College - Online
  • Capella University
  • Ellis College - Online
  • Friends University - Lenexa
  • Grantham University Online
  • High-Tech Institute - Kansas City
  • International University Online
  • Kaplan University - Online School
  • Kennedy-Western University
  • Pinnicle Career Institute - Lawrence
  • South University - Online
  • University of Phoenix Online
  • Vatterott College - Kansas City, Kansas
  • Vatterott College - Wichita, Kansas
  • Westwood College of Technology

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