Wyandotte County, Kansas

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Wyandotte County, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 4 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 163,831. For more information on Wyandotte County, please visit www.wyedc.org.

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, Wyandotte County has a significantly greater percentage of its population with a H.S. Diploma.

Source: American Community Survey, 2016

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are nearly 91,000 jobs in Wyandotte County of those 24,503 are held by residents, an additional 66,439 non-residents commute in to work. While 46,784 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 Wyandotte County.

Competitive Industries

Wyandotte 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
484 Truck Transportation 4.80 4,736
442 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores 4.28 1,276
622 Hospitals 3.39 13,154
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3.34 854
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing  3.28 3,359
925 Administration of Housing Programs, Urban Planning, and Community Development 2.78 158
493 Warehousing and Storage 2.74 1,641
482 Rail Transportation 2.47 318
492 Couriers and Messengers 2.47 1,062
562 Waste Management and Remediation Services 2.46 677

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
Computer Occupations
Material Recording, Scheduling, Dispatching, and Distributing Workers
Retail Sales Workers
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Supervisors of Sales Workers
Other Management Occupations
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing
Sales Representatives, Services
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Waste Treatment and Disposal
Department Stores
General Freight Trucking
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
Investigation and Security Services
Offices of Physicians
Insurance Carriers
Outpatient Care Centers
Animal Slaughtering and Processing

On Dec. 11, 2017, there were 3,616 job postings in Wyandotte County.

Source: WANTED Analytics

Top 10 Skills

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

Source: Wanted Analytics

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