Wyandotte County, Kansas

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Wyandotte County, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 5 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 165,288. For more information on Wyandotte County, please visit www.wyedc.org.

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

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

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, 2018

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 2017

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 - 2018

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
484 Truck Transportation 4.93 4,869
493 Warehousing and Storage 4.76 3,177
442 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores 4.01 1,173
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3.32 834
622 Hospitals 3.20 12,239
562 Waste Management and Remediation Services 2.60 715
492 Couriers and Messengers 2.48 1,123
482 Rail Transportation 2.43 307
925 Administration of Housing Programs, Urban Planning, and Community Development 2.37 137
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 2.27 2,332

Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3

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

Hiring Demand Snapshot

Source: JobsEQ, 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

Retail Salespersons
Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
Customer Service Representatives
Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
Computer User Support Specialists
Registered Nurses
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
Stock Clerks- Stockroom, Warehouse, or Storage Yard
Social and Human Service Assistants
Security Guards
Production Workers, All Other
Driver/Sales Workers


On Jan. 2, 2019, there were 3,576 job postings in Wyandotte 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
Problem Solving
Ability to Work in a Fast Paced Environment

Source: JobsEQ

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