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Officially nicknamed “The Sunflower State,” Kansas is the epitome of heartland America.
While being the 15th-largest state by area, Kansas is only the 34th-most populous state in the United States. The result? A lot of open space that many Kansas residents use to plant crops and operate farming businesses.
In recent years, Kansas has become one of the most efficient agricultural states, excelling in the production of crops like wheat, corn, cotton, and soybeans and livestock products like cattle and pigs. The rolling farmland of Kansas is one of the economic pillars of the state.
Agricultural production greatly contributes to the economic health of Kansas and its people. However, the Kansas economy features a few other sectors that provide jobs and income to the residents of the Grain Belt state.
For example, the Sunflower State is eighth in the U.S. in both petroleum and natural gas production. Kansas also provides a lucrative home for many aerospace corporations such as Spirit AeroSystems, Cessna, and Learjeft. One of the leaders in the aerospace industry, Boeing, was in Kanas for decades before departing in 2013.
Other major companies that call Kansas home include the Sprint Corporation, Garmin, Payless Shoes, and Koch Industries.
With such a unique economic theater, LendEDU was interested to see how the people of Kansas were faring financially. In Kansas, there are diverse opportunities for jobs and profits, but are the people and local communities benefitting?
To answer this, we have licensed Experian’s Premier Aggregated Credit StatisticsSM dataset to find the average VantageScore 3.0®1 credit score of each town and city in Kanas. Towns with healthy credit scores have likely experienced surging incomes, plenty of employment of opportunities , and a low rate of defaults on mortgages and loans.
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Below, you will find the 100 Kansas towns and cities with residents that have the highest average credit scores.
Complete Rankings & Interactive Map of Kansas Cities By Credit Score
All of the data that you will see in this report was licensed by LendEDU from Onboard Informatics and Experian. Onboard Informatics’ dataset was used for the most up-to-date population statistics and location purposes. Experian’s Premier Aggregated Credit StatisticsSM dataset was used to find the average VantageScore 3.0® credit score for every single town and city in Kansas.
To begin this study, a population cutoff was established at 2,000. If there was any Kansas community with a population below 2,000, it was immediately eliminated from further analysis. A few of the largest cities in Kansas, such as Wichita, had multiple ZIPTM2 codes and thus multiple average credit scores. To consolidate a large city’s ZIP codes into one statistic, ZIP codes were weighted according to population and then averaged together. A ZIP CodeTM with a greater population was given more weight during the averaging process.
After every Kansas community was down to one ZIP Code and one average VantageScore 3.0® credit score, LendEDU was able to proceed with the rankings. Experian’s PACSSM dataset lists the average VantageScore 3.0® credit score as a stand alone statistic. Towns and cities with a higher average credit score were ranked higher on the list and vice versa.
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1. VantageScore is a registered trademark of VantageScore Solutions, LLC.
2. Experian is a nonexclusive full-service provider licensee of the United States Postal Service. The following trademarks are owned by the United States Postal Service: ZIP and ZIP Code. The price for Experian’s services is not established, controlled or approved by the United States Postal Service.
Author: Mike Brown