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The City of Junction City had a population of 24,838 as of July 1, 2017. Junction City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Junction City is located at latitude 39.0261 and longitude -96.8508 in Geary County. The formal boundaries for the City of Junction City (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Geary County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The City of Junction City (GNIS ID: 485600) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Junction City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Junction City: Junction, Millard.

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Junction City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 24,838
Daytime Population: Workers 6,987
Daytime Population: Residents 12,355
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 19,342
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 24,589
Population in Familes 19,774
Population in Group Qrtrs 249
Population Density2 2,243
Diversity Index3 71


Median Household Income $44,320
Average Household Income $59,540
Per Capita Income $23,496


Total Housing Units 11,230 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,732 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,960 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,537 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $144,576
Average Home Value $151,601


Total Households 9,693
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 6,394
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.06% 0.89%
Households 0.98% 0.84%
Families 0.84% 0.76%
Median Household Income   0.81%
Per Capita Income   1.92%

Junction City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Junction City to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 98th
Population Density # 25 96th
Diversity Index # 10 99th
Median Household Income # 470 30th
Per Capita Income # 500 26th

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