Kansas

Capital: Topeka
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Facts & Statistics

STATE STATISTICS 
Population 2015
2,905,789
Population 2016 2,907,731
Population 2017 2,913,123
Below Poverty 2014 13.6
Below Poverty 2015 13.0
Below Poverty 2016 12.1
Below Poverty 2017 11.9
Employment - Population Ratio 2015 65.0
Employment - Population Ratio 2016 64.3
Employment - Population Ratio 2017 64.2
Unemployed 2015 4.0
Unemployed 2016 4.0
Unemployed 2017 3.6
Unemployed 2018 (Oct.) 3.3
Foreclosure Rate 2018 (Oct.) 1 of 4,509
STATE FACTS
Smith County is the geographical center of the 48 contiguous states.
The world famous fast-food chain of Pizza Hut restaurants opened its first store in Wichita.
The first female mayor in the United States was Susan Madora Salter. She was elected to office in Argonia in 1887.