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Population and Housing Narrative Profile
2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates


While the ACS produces sample-based population group and housing estimates used in this report, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program produces and disseminates official estimates of the population for the nation, states, counties, cities and towns, as well as estimates of housing units for states and counties. For more information see: www.census.gov/popest/

Note that for small geographic areas, the sample used for the Narrative Profile may be small as well. Users are encouraged to examine the detailed tables on American FactFinder that are associated with the Narrative Profile text. These tables provide additional information on sampling variability associated with the estimates in this report.

Geography: Gem, Kansas


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Households and Families

In 2011-2015 there were 36 households in Gem, Kansas. The average household size was 2.4 people.

Families made up 67 percent of the households in Gem, Kansas. This figure includes both married-couple families (47 percent) and other families (19 percent). Of other families, less than 0.5 percent are female householder families with no husband present and own children under 18 years. Nonfamily households made up 33 percent of all households in Gem, Kansas. Most of the nonfamily households were people living alone, but some were composed of people living in households in which no one was related to the householder.

In Gem, Kansas, 25 percent of all households have one or more people under the age of 18; 14 percent of all households have one or more people 65 years and over.


Types of Households in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Among persons 15 and older, 55 percent of males and 56 percent of females are currently married.

Population 15 years and over Males Females
Never married 24.2 18.8
Now married, except separated 54.5 56.3
Separated 0.0 0.0
Widowed 6.1 18.8
Divorced 15.2 6.3


In Gem, Kansas, 0 grandparents lived with their grandchildren under 18 years old. Of those grandparents, less than 0.5 percent of them had financial responsibility for their grandchildren.


Nativity and Foreign Born

An estimated 99 percent of the people living in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015 were
native residents of the United States
and 78 percent of these residents were
living in the state in which they were born.


An estimated 1 percent of the people living in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015 were foreign born. Of the foreign born population, less than 0.5 percent were naturalized U.S. citizens, and 100 percent entered
the country
before the year 2010. An estimated less than 0.5 percent of the foreign born entered
the country
in 2010 or later.

Foreign born residents of Gem, Kansas come from different parts of the world.

Region of Birth for the Foreign Born Population in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Language

Among people at least five years old living in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015, 1 percent spoke a language other than English at home. Of those speaking a language other than English at home, 100 percent spoke Spanish and less than 0.5 percent spoke some other language; 100 percent reported that they did not speak English "very well."


Percent of the Population 5 years and over who Speak a Language other than English in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Geographic Mobility

In 2011-2015, 95 percent of the people at least one year old living in Gem, Kansas were living in the same residence one year earlier.

Geographic Mobility of Residents of Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Education

In 2011-2015, 98 percent of people 25 years and over had at least graduated from high school and 28 percent had a bachelor's degree or higher. An estimated 2 percent did not complete high school.

The total school enrollment in Gem, Kansas was 25 in 2011-2015. Nursery school and kindergarten enrollment was 3 and elementary or high school enrollment was 21 children. College or graduate school enrollment was 1.


Educational Attainment of People in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Disability

In Gem, Kansas, among the civilian noninstitutionalized population in 2011-2015, 15 percent reported a disability. The likelihood of having a disability varied by age - from 8 percent of people under 18 years old, to 18 percent of people 18 to 64 years old, and to 17 percent of those 65 and over.

Employment Status and Type of Employer

In Gem, Kansas, 71 percent of the population 16 and over were employed; 29 percent were not currently in the labor force.

An estimated 65 percent of the people employed were private wage and salary workers; 20 percent were federal, state, or local government workers; and 15 percent were self-employed in their own (not incorporated) business.



Class of worker Number Percent
Private wage and salary workers 30 65.2
Federal, state, or local government workers 9 19.6
Self-employed workers in own not incorporated business 7 15.2
Industries

In 2011-2015, the civilian employed population 16 years and older in Gem, Kansas worked in the following industries:



Percent by Industry in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Occupations

Occupations for the civilian employed population 16 years and over in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015:



Civilian employed population 16 years and over Number Percent
Management, business, sciences, and arts occupations 15 32.6
Service occupations 4 8.7
Sales and office occupations 17 37.0
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations 4 8.7
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations 6 13.0

Commuting to Work

An estimated 89 percent of Gem, Kansas workers drove to work alone in 2011-2015, and 11 percent carpooled. Among those who commuted to work, it took them on average 16 minutes to get to work.


Percent of Workers 16 and over Commuting by Mode in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Income

The median income of households in Gem, Kansas was $55,000. An estimated 11 percent of households had income below $15,000 a year and less than 0.5 percent had income over $150,000 or more.

Median Earnings for Full-Time Year-Round Workers by Sex in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 2, columns 1 and 2


An estimated 86 percent of the households received earnings and 22 percent received retirement income other than Social Security. An estimated 25 percent of the households received Social Security. The average income from Social Security was $14,222. These income sources are not mutually exclusive; that is, some households received income from more than one source.

Proportion of Households with Various Income Sources in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 2, columns 1 and 2

Poverty and Participation in Government Programs

In 2011-2015, 7 percent of people were in poverty. An estimated 8 percent of related children under 18 were below the poverty level, compared with less than 0.5 percent of people 65 years old and over. An estimated 4 percent of all families and less than 0.5 percent of families with a female householder and no husband present had incomes below the poverty level.


Poverty Rates in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Data is from Key Industry Statistics Table: row 2, columns 1 and 2
Health Insurance

Among the civilian noninstitutionalized population in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015, 85 percent had health insurance coverage and 15 percent did not have health insurance coverage. For those under 18 years of age, less than 0.5 percent had no health insurance coverage. The civilian noninstitutionalized population had both private and public health insurance, with 73 percent having private coverage and 15 percent having public coverage.

Population

In 2011-2015, Gem, Kansas has a total population of 86 -- 40 (47 percent) females and 46 (53 percent) males. The median age was 36 years. An estimated 28 percent of the population was under 18 years and 7 percent was 65 years and older.

Age Distribution of People in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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For people reporting one race alone, 99 percent were White; less than 0.5 percent were Black or African American; less than 0.5 percent were American Indian and Alaska Native; less than 0.5 percent were Asian; less than 0.5 percent were Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, and 1 percent were some other race. An estimated less than 0.5 percent reported two or more races. An estimated 1 percent of the people in Gem, Kansas were Hispanic. An estimated 99 percent of the people in Gem, Kansas were White non-Hispanic. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race.


Housing Characteristics

In 2011-2015, Gem, Kansas had a total of 37 housing units, 3 percent of which were vacant. Of the total housing units, 84 percent were in single-unit structures, less than 0.5 percent were in multi-unit structures, and 16 percent were mobile homes. An estimated 5 percent of the housing units were built since 1990.

Types of Housing Units in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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The median number of rooms in all housing units in Gem, Kansas is 6. Of these housing units, 59 percent have three or more bedrooms.

Occupied Housing Unit Characteristics

In 2011-2015, Gem, Kansas had 36 occupied housing units - 30 (83 percent) owner occupied and 6 (17 percent) renter occupied. An estimated 361 percent of householders of these units had moved in since 2000. An estimated 60 percent of the owner occupied units had a mortgage. An estimated less than 0.5 percent of the households did not have telephone service. An estimated 6 percent had no vehicles available and another 44 percent had three or more.

Homes in Gem, Kansas were heated in the following ways:

House heating fuel used in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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+this category includes utility, bottled, tank, or LP gas

Housing Costs

The median monthly housing costs for mortgaged owners was $725, nonmortgaged owners $250, and renters $ . An estimated less than 0.5 percent of owners with mortgages, 25 percent of owners without mortgages, and less than 0.5 percent of renters in Gem, Kansas spent 30 percent or more of household income on housing.

Occupants with a Housing Cost Burden in Gem, Kansas in 2011-2015
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Explanation of Symbols:
An '-' entry in the estimate column indicates that either no sample observations or too few sample observations were available to compute an estimate, or a ratio of medians cannot be calculated because one or both of the median estimates falls in the lowest interval or upper interval of an open-ended distribution.
An '-' following a median estimate means the median falls in the lowest interval of an open-ended distribution.
An '+' following a median estimate means the median falls in the upper interval of an open-ended distribution.

While the ACS produces sample-based population group and housing estimates used in this report, the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program produces and disseminates official estimates of the population for the nation, states, counties, cities and towns, as well as estimates of housing units for states and counties. For more information see: www.census.gov/popest/

Note that for small geographic areas, the sample used for the Narrative Profile may be small as well. Users are encouraged to examine the detailed tables on American FactFinder that are associated with the Narrative Profile text. These tables provide additional information on sampling variability associated with the estimates in this report.