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. 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 $44,203.00.
Junction City is a military town: the armed forces employs 12.75% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 17.32% and 12.38% of the civilian workforce respectively.
One of the benefits of Junction City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.61 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
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.