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JOHNSON COUNTY KANSAS

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Johnson County, Kan., lies directly across the state line from the affluent southwest corridor of Kansas City, Mo. Between 1990 and 2000, its population grew by 27% to 451,000, surpassing that of Kansas City. Johnson County accounted for 46% of all growth in Kansas and half the growth in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Estimated Total Population    451,086
18 and over    328,918
Median age    35.2
Increase from 1990    27.10%
Largest City    Overland Park
Estimated population of city    162,592
Total Housing Units    181,612
Median value    $150,100
Total Households    174,570
Family households    121,618
Average household    size 2.56
Average family size    3.09
EDUCATION   
Population Over    25 295,829
High-school graduate    51,871
Some college, no degree    69,075
Associate's degree    18,598
Bachelor's degree    93,884
Graduate or professional degree    47,335
Percent graduated high school    94.90%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    47.70%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS   
Population 16 and over    342,691
In labor force    253,160
Commuting to work    243,908
TOP EMPLOYERS   
Sprint, Honeywell, UPS, JC Penney, Yellow Freight
TOP INDUSTRIES   
Management, professional    117,488
Service    24,657
Sales and office    73,059
Construction, extraction, maintenance    14,194
Production, transportation    17,459
Median Household Income   $61,455
Median Family Income   $72,987
Land Area (square miles)   477
Persons per square mile)   946.1
County Seat    Olathe
County Government Info   
Chair. Brd. of County Comm—Annabeth Surbaugh
annabeth.surbaugh@jocogov.org
111 S. Cherry, Ste 3300
Olathe, KS 66061
Tel: 913.715.0500
Fax: 913.715.0505
www.jocogov.org
Sources: US Census Bureau, CERI and the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing

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