Johnson County, Kansas

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Johnson county, Kansas, saw a growth rate of 31 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 597,555. For more information on Johnson County, please visit

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2018

Population by Age

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Race and Ethnicity

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Households by Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Median Household Income

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Language Proficiency

Of the 528,343 people age 5 and older in Johnson County, Kansas, 20,419 (or 3.9%) speak English less than very well. Among those residents of Johnson County who speak English less than very well, the top five languages spoken are:

Spanish or Spanish Creole 10,975
Chinese 1,711
Other Asian Languages 867
Vietnamese 781
Korean 744

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Educational Attainment

Johnson County has a high level of educational attainment in the region. More than fifty percent of the county's population has at least a bachelor's degree or above.

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are more than 363,000 jobs in Johnson County of those 187,569 are held by residents, an additional 162,287 non-residents commute in to work. While 111,381 residents work outside the county.

Workers who live elsewhere and commute to jobs in Johnson County 162,287
People who both live and work in Johnson County 187,569
Johnson County residents who commute to jobs outside the county 111,381

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2017

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Employment Trend

Source: JobsEQ, Q3 2019

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

Employment Centers

This map shows where large concentrations of employers reside within Johnson County.

Competitive Industries

Johnson 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

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
551 Management of Companies and Enterprises 2.72 15,335
493 Warehousing and Storage 2.36 6,680
524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 2.25 13,562
323 Printing and Related Support Activities 2.24 2,377
492 Couriers and Messengers 2.23 4,472
482 Rail Transportation 2.04 1,024
533 Lessors of Non-financial Intangible Assets (except Copyrighted Works) 2.03 110
425 Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 1.87 2,495
523 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1.76 4,226
522 Credit Intermediation and Related Activities 1.55 9,755

Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3


Source: JobsEQ, 2018, Q3

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

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

Top 20 Occupations Most in Demand

  1. Retail Salespersons
  2. Customer Service Representatives
  3. Sales Representatives, Services, All Other
  4. Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food
  5. First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
  6. Registered Nurses
  7. First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  8. Computer User Support Specialists
  9. Software Developers, Applications
  10. Maintenance and Repair Workers, General
  11. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  12. Stock Clerks, Sales Floor
  13. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive
  14. Medical and Health Services Managers
  15. Management Analysts
  16. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  17. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand
  18. Medical Secretaries
  19. Food Preparation Workers
  20. Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners


On Jan. 2, 2020, there were 18,771 job postings in Johnson County.

Source: Jobs EQ

Top 10 Skills

  1. Verbal and written communication
  2. Cooperative/Team Player
  3. Customer Service
  4. Self-Motivated
  5. Organization
  6. Detail Oriented/Meticulous
  7. Adaptability/Flexibility/Tolerance of Change and Uncertainty
  8. Problem Solving
  9. Ability to Work in a Fast Paced Environment
  10. Interpersonal Relationships/Maintain Relationships

Source: Jobs EQ, 2019, Q3