Junction City, Kansas Population 2021

19,952
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Junction City is a city located in Geary County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Geary County. With a 2020 population of 19,952, it is the 21st largest city in Kansas and the 1867th largest city in the United States . Junction City is currently declining at a rate of -3.69% annually and its population has decreased by -14.56% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,353 in 2010. Junction City reached it's highest population of 25,758 in 2012. Spanning over 11 miles, Junction City has a population density of 1,796 people per square mile.

The average household income in Junction City is $61,122 with a poverty rate of 12.22%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $950 per month, and the median house value is $143,100. The median age in Junction City is 28.1 years, 26.6 years for males, and 29.7 years for females.

Junction City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Junction City was:

  • White: 63.20%
  • Black or African American: 21.26%
  • Two or more races: 6.36%
  • Asian: 3.32%
  • Other race: 2.83%
  • Native American: 1.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1.33%
The current population of Junction City, Kansas is 19,952 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,247.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 23,353.

Junction City, Kansas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,60263.20%
Black or African American4,91221.26%
Two or More Races1,4706.36%
Asian7683.32%
Some Other Race6532.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native3911.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3081.33%
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Junction City Population by Race

Junction City Population Pyramid $2021

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Junction City Median Age

28.1


Total

26.6


Male

29.7


Female

Junction City Adults

There are 16,607 adults, (2,356 of whom are seniors) in Junction City.

Junction City Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Junction City Sex Ratio

Female

10,882

47.10%

Male

12,222

52.90%

Junction City Population by Age

Junction City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Junction City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married53.9%46.1%
All42.1%57.9%
Female30.6%69.4%
Non Family30.5%69.5%
Male27.3%72.7%

42.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Junction City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9,1632.542.1
Married4,6063.1753.9
Non Family2,9261.230.5
Female1,2762.8930.6
Male3552.9827.3

3.03

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Junction City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3422.59%
9th to 12th Grade6314.77%
High School Graduate3,32925.17%
Some College4,09130.93%
Associates Degree1,91214.45%
Bachelors Degree1,90114.37%
Graduate Degree1,0227.73%
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Junction City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Junction City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,6637,3472,125
Black2,7582,488364
Hispanic1,5861,365168
Asian593489182
2+ Races45941759
Other Race35730529
Native American22019760
Islander166158

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.88%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 30.69%.

Junction City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,282$42,235$25,750
Less Than 9th Grade$15,890$30,208$12,250
High School Graduate$32,095$41,778$23,715
Some College$34,841$41,478$25,362
Bachelors Degree$41,347$50,256$36,578
Graduate Degree$53,587$58,056$53,370

$36,282

Average Earnings

$42,235

Average Male

$25,750

Average Female

Junction City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Junction City Language by Age

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Junction City Language

83.37% of Junction City residents speak only English, while 16.63% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.92% of the population.

Junction City Language

Junction City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White12,2221,0438.53%
Black4,86279116.27%
Hispanic3,26643113.20%
Multiple1,46520814.20%
Native39118747.83%
Asian7688811.46%
Islander3087323.70%
Other64830.46%

12.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.03%

Male Poverty Rate

15.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Junction City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Junction City is Native, with 47.83% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Junction City is Other, with 0.46% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.17%.

Junction City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.35%
High School8.26%
Some College7.87%
Bachelors or Greater4.67%

Junction City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed48.92%
Female Unemployed19.59%
Female Employed12.43%
Male Employed5.15%

Junction City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Junction City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$53,932$61,122
Families$60,242$65,970
Married Families$70,105-
Non Families$38,719$46,921
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Income by Household Type

Junction City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.6%

Male Marriage Rate

57.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Junction City Married by Age and Sex

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Junction City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Junction City Marital Status by Race

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Junction City Marital Status

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3,711

Number of Veterans

2,932

Male Veterans

779

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War2,324
First Gulf War1,091
Vietnam601
Korea129
World War II

Junction City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 341,483
35 to 541,096
55 to 64500
65 to 74384
75+248

Junction City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,42926.67%
Black96732.79%
Hispanic40722.72%
2+ Races10115.47%
Other Race7427.72%
Asian6210.33%
Native American5819.80%
Islander2011.76%

Junction City Veterans by Race

Junction City Veterans by Education

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3.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.50%

Veteran Disability Rate

Junction City Veterans by Education

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72.3%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Junction City Employment by Age

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Junction City Employment by Race

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Junction City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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34.20%

Born in Junction City

92.65%

Native Born

7.35%

Foreign Born

2.65%

Non Citizen

4.70%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.65% of Junction City residents were born in the United States, with 34.20% having been born in Kansas. 2.65% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Junction City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,952-765-3.69%
202020,717-765-3.56%
201921,482-765-3.44%
201822,247-686-2.99%
201722,933-997-4.17%
201623,930-1,003-4.02%
201524,9331750.71%
201424,758-233-0.93%
201324,991-767-2.98%
201225,7581,7997.51%
201123,959580.24%
201023,9015,0152.38%
200018,886-1,718-0.87%
199020,6041,2990.65%
198019,3052870.15%
197019,0183180.17%
196018,7005,2383.34%
195013,4624,9554.70%
19408,5071,1001.39%
19307,407-126-0.17%
19207,5331,9353.01%
19105,5989031.77%
19004,6951930.42%
18904,5021,8185.31%
18802,684-94-0.34%
18702,7780.00%

Junction City Population by Year