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 165,324. For more information on Wyandotte County, please visit www.wyedc.org.

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 147,244 people age 5 and older in Wyandotte County, Kansas, 18,659 (or 12.7%) speak English less than very well. Among those residents of Wyandotte County who speak English less than very well, the top five languages spoken are:

Spanish or Spanish Creole 14,682
Other Asian languages 1,087
Chinese 603
Hmong 490
African languages 409

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

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, 2018

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There more than 92,000 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. 

Workers who live elsewhere and commute to jobs in Wyandotte County 68,005
People who both live and work in Wyandotte County 24,634
Wyandotte County residents who commute to jobs outside the county 50,776

Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2017

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019

Employment Trend

Source: JobsEQ, 2019, Q3

Employment of Veterans

Source: American Community Survey, 2018

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

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
493 Warehousing and Storage 5.34 3,851
484 Truck Transportation 4.94 5,055
442 Furniture and Home Furnishings Stores 4.04 1,186
327 Nonmetallic Mineral Product Manufacturing 3.95 1,014
622 Hospitals 3.24 12,754
336 Transportation Equipment Manufacturing 2.70 2,903
562 Waste Management and Remediation Services 2.58 744
492 Couriers and Messengers 2.32 1,189
925 Administration of Housing Programs, Urban Planning, and Community Development 2.32 139
482 Rail Transportation 2.30 295

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

On Jan. 2, 2020, there were 6,328 job postings in Wyandotte County.

Source: JobsEQ

Top 10 Skills

  1. Communication
  2. Customer Service
  3. Cooperative/Team Player
  4. Self-Motivated/Ability to Work Independently/Self Leadership
  5. Adaptability / Flexibility / Tolerance of Change and Uncertainty
  6. Detail Oriented/Meticulous
  7. Supervision / Management
  8. Accountable / Responsible / Reliable / Dependable / Trustworthy
  9. Problem Solving
  10. Ability to Work in a Fast Paced Environment

Source: JobsEQ