Miami County, Kansas

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Miami County, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 17 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 33,461. For more information on Miami County, please visit

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2017

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Race and Ethnicity

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Median Household Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

Language Proficiency

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2018

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

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 - 2018

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
112 Animal Production and Aquaculture 6.92 349
482 Rail Transportation 6.80 94
486 Pipeline Transportation 4.24 14
211 Oil and Gas Extraction 4.00 40
111 Crop Production  3.26 174
623 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities 3.11 717
332 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing 3.07 295
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 2.59 77
921 Executive, Legislative, and Other General Government Support 2.52 497
485 Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation 2.02 135

Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3

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

Hiring Demand Snapshot

Source: Jobs EQ, 2018

The top occupations and skills below were compiled using JobsEQ and are being reported on a quarterly basis.

Top 20 Occupations Most in Demand

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Retail Salespersons
Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators
Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
Software Developers, Applications
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Computer User Support Specialists
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Network and Computer Systems Administrators
Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Production Workers, All Other
Customer Service Representatives
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers


On Jan. 2, 2019, there were 384 job postings in Miami County.

Source: JobsEQ

Top 10 Skills

Customer Service
Cooperative/Team Player
Self-Motivated/Ability to Work
Independently/Self Leadership
Adaptability/Flexibility/Tolerance of Change and Uncertainty
Detail Oriented/Meticulous
Microsoft Excel
Ability to Work in a Fast Paced Environment
Problem Solving

Source: JobsEQ

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