Johnson County, Kansas

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Johnson county, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 28 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 580,159. For more information on Johnson County, please visit

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2015

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Educational Attainment

Johnson County has a high level of educational attainment in the region. More than fifty percent of the county's population have at least an associate degree or above.

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are nearly 340,000 jobs in Johnson County of those 182,936 are held by residents, an additional 152,936 non-residents commute in to work. While 107,966 residents work outside the county.

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2014

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Employment Centers

This map shows where large concentrations of employers reside within Johnson County.

Competitive Industries

Johnson County's top 10 competitive industries are listed by their location quotient. A location quotient shows how the county compares in a particular sector to national numbers. A quotient of one means the county has the same percentage of its workers in that industry as the nation. A number below that means the percentage is lower than the national number, and a number greater than one means the county has a higher percentage of workers employed in that sector.

Competitive Industries - 2016

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
533 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 3.51 200
425 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 2.47 5,356
551 Management of Companies and Enterprises 2.39 12,381
524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 2.37 13,616
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 2.31 2,563
492 Couriers and Messengers 2.19 3,364
482 Rail Transportation   2.13 1,086
517 Telecommunications 1.89 3,594
442 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores 1.72 1,978
523 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1.72 4,038

Source: JobsEQ, 2016, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2016, Q3

* TCPU - Transportation, communication and public utilities
** FIRE - Finance, insurance and real estate

Hiring Demand Snapshot

Source: Wanted Analytics, January 2017

The top occupations, industries and skills below were compiled using WANTED Analytics and span a 90-day period between Jan. 1 and April 3, 2017.

Top 10 Occupations Most in Demand

Computer Occupations
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Retail Sales Workers
Business Operations Specialists
Other Management Occupations
Information and Record Clerks
Supervisors of Sales Workers
Motor Vehicle Operators
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers
Sales Representatives, Services

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

Insurance Carriers
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
Lessors of Real Estate
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
General Freight Trucking
Depository Credit Intermediation
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
Child Day Care Services
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services

On April 3, 2017, there were 12,400 job postings in Johnson County.

Source: WANTED Analytics

Top 10 Skills

Oral and written communication
Detail oriented
Microsoft Office
Problem solving
Customer service oriented
Team-oriented, teamwork
Organizational skills

Source: Wanted Analytics

Erika Garcia-Reyes, Workforce Development Coordinator
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105 | 816-701-8308