Junction City is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 22,429 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Junction City is the 20th largest community in Kansas.
7.26% 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 Healthcare and Public Service industries respectively employ 12.42% and 12.41% of the civilian workforce.
Also of interest is that Junction City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The education level of Junction City citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.33% of adults in Junction City have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Junction City in 2018 was $24,949, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,796 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 16.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Junction City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Junction City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.