Miami County, Kansas

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Miami County, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 14 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 32,553. For more information on Miami 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

Compared to the Kansas City region, Miami County has a significantly greater percentage of its population with a H.S. Diploma and some college.

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are nearly 8,300 jobs in Miami County of those 4,150 are held by residents, an additional 4,195 non-residents commute in to work. While 12,765 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 Miami County.

Competitive Industries

Miami 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
486 Pipeline Transportation 6.68 22
112 Animal Production and Aquaculture 6.53 359
482 Rail Transportation 6.17 88
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3.98 382
111 Crop Production  3.93 249
623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 3.14 734
211 Oil and Gas Extraction 2.28 29
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 2.24 70
921 Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support 2.16 448
238 Specialty Trade Contractors 1.86 681

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, 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

Motor Vehicle Operators
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Counselors, Social Workers, and Other Community and Social Service Specialists
Supervisors of Sales Workers
Retail Sales Workers
Sales Representatives, Services
Preschool, Primary, Secondary, and Special Education School
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers
Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

General Freight Trucking
Other General Merchandise Stores
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
Outpatient Care Centers
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Wireless Telecommunications Carriers (except Satellite)
Direct Selling Establishments
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing
Postal Service
Restaurants and Other Eating Places

On April 3, 2017, there were 199 job postings in Miami County.

Source: WANTED Analytics

Top 10 Skills

Team-oriented, teamwork
Oral and written communication
Owner operator
Problem solving
High Energy
Clean Driving Record
Cash registers
Cash handling

Source: Wanted Analytics

Erika Garcia-Reyes, Workforce Development Coordinator
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105 | 816-701-8241