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Miami County is booming. The population rose 21 percent during the 1990s, to about 29,000. That surge led to an increase in higher-priced homes as urbanites sought the advantages of rural living. Miami ranked third in 105 Kansas counties in economic strength for fiscal year 2000.

Estimated Total Population    28,351
18 and over    20,431
Median age    36.7
Increase from 1990    20.80%
Largest City    Paola
Estimated population of city    5,011
Total Housing Units    10,984
Median value    $106,300
Total Households    10,365
Family households    7,798
Average household    size 2.66
Average family size    3.09
EDUCATION   
Population Over    25 18,444
High-school graduate    6,766
Some college, no degree    4,703
Associate's degree    1,100
Bachelor's degree    2,456
Graduate or professional degree    1,114
Percent graduated high school    87.50%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    19.40%
EMPLOYMENT STATUS   
Population 16 and over    21,369
In labor force    14,787
Commuting to work    14,310
TOP EMPLOYERS   
Paola USD #368, Osawatomie State Hospital, Wal-Mart, Miami County Government, Osawatomie USD #367
TOP INDUSTRIES   
Management, professional    4,268
Service    1,703
Sales and office    3,799
Construction, extraction, maintenance    2,284
Production, transportation    2,246
Median Household Income   $46,665
Median Family Income   $55,830
Land Area (square miles)   577
Persons per square mile)   49.10
County Seat    Paola
County Government Info   
County Commission Chairman—Art Godfrey wgodfrey@micoks.net
201 S. Pearl, Ste. 200
Paola, KS 66071
Tel: 913.294.3976
Fax: 913.294.9163
www.miamicountyks.org
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Department of Commerce

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