Kansas is a state full of wide-open spaces and wheat fields. It has a low cost of living, low crime rate and low property taxes, making it a very desirable place to live. The population of Kansas was 2.74 million people in 2005. Of that number, one million people live in areas classified as rural. In 2000, there were 1.13 million housing units, which is an 8.3% increase from the 1990s. The median value for occupied units is $83,500. The majority of houses are from 1967 or later.