Johnson County, Kansas

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Johnson county, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 29 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 584,451. For more information on Johnson County, please visit

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2016

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Race and Ethnicity

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Language Proficiency

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 has at least a bachelor's degree or above.

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are more than 363,000 jobs in Johnson County of those 188,694 are held by residents, an additional 156,566 non-residents commute in to work. While 106,702 residents work outside the county.

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2015

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2017

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 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 - 2017

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
551 Management of Companies and Enterprises 2.75 14,665
425 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 2.63 5,664
524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 2.35 13,650
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 2.29 2,514
482 Rail Transportation 2.15 1,070
533 Lessors of Nonfinancial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 2.15 122
492 Couriers and Messengers 2.14 3,565
493 Warehousing and Storage 2.08 4,818
523 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1.71 3,986
522 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 1.59 9,941

Source: JobsEQ, 2017, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2017, 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 Sept. 1 and Dec. 11, 2017.

Top 10 Occupations Most in Demand

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

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities
Depository Credit Intermediation
Department Stores
Offices of Physicians
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Insurance Carriers
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
Investigation and Security Services
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation

On Dec. 11, 2017, there were 13,096 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