Miami County, Kansas

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Miami County, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 16 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 32,964. For more information on Miami 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

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, 2016

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are more than 10,100 jobs in Miami County of those 4,358 are held by residents, an additional 4,000 non-residents commute in to work, while 12,606 residents work outside the county.

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2015

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 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 - 2017

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
112 Animal Production and Aquaculture 6.86 358
482 Rail Transportation 6.62 92
486 Pipeline Transportation 4.18 14
211 Oil and Gas Extraction 3.72 39
111 Crop Production  3.64 198
623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 3.11 722
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3.10 294
487 Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation 2.98 7
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 2.36 72
921 Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support 2.30 457

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, 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

Motor Vehicle Operators
Sales Representatives, Services
Supervisors of Sales Workers
Operations Specialties Managers
Material Moving Workers
Food and Beverage Serving Workers
Other Management Occupations
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

Restaurants and Other Eating Places
General Freight Trucking
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers
Automotive Repair and Maintenance
Other Support Services
Specialized Freight Trucking
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Activities Related to Credit Intermediation

On Dec. 11, 2017, there were 928 job postings in Miami County.

Source: WANTED Analytics

Top 10 Skills

Clean Driving Record
Owner operator
Oral and written communication
Team-oriented, teamwork
Customer service oriented

Source: Wanted Analytics

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