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Junction City, KS
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Junction City profile

Living in Junction City

Junction City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 22,264 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Junction City is the 20th largest community in Kansas. Junction City has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Junction City, where the median household income is $60,709.00.

8.38% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Junction City. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Retail and Healthcare industries respectively employ 15.45% and 12.29% of the civilian workforce.

The citizens of Junction City are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.68% of adults in Junction City having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Junction City in 2018 was $28,075, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $112,300 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 17.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Junction City include German, English, Irish, Swedish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Junction City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.