Junction City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 24,621 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Junction City is the 17th largest community in Kansas. Much of the housing stock in Junction City was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Junction City economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Junction City, where the median household income is $44,203.00.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Junction City, employing 12.75% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Healthcare industries employ 17.32% and 12.38% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Junction City spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.61 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The education level of Junction City citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.16% of adults in Junction City have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Junction City in 2010 was $22,722, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,888 for a family of four. However, Junction City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Junction City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Junction City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Junction City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Junction City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.66% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Junction City include Irish, English, Swedish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Junction City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.