Cities & States

Johnson County
Population: 566,814
Sedgwick County
Population: 506,529
Shawnee County
Population: 178,792
Wyandotte County
Population: 160,806
Douglas County
Population: 114,967
Leavenworth County
Population: 78,227
Riley County
Population: 75,022
Butler County
Population: 66,092
Reno County
Population: 64,058
Saline County
Population: 55,735


State of Kansas Demographics

Located in the Mountain-Plains region of the U.S., the Kansas economy has expanded from its original base in agribusiness into a diverse mix of growing industries, including one of the nation’s fastest-growing bioscience hubs. Kansas has also emerged as a leader in wind energy and other forms of renewable energy, food processing and distribution. (Source: Kansas Department of Commerce)

Based on 2013 statistics, the government sector employs the greatest percentage of workers in the state, followed by health care and social assistance; retail trade; manufacturing; and accommodation and food services, respectively.

The latest employment scorecard for the State of Kansas for August 2016 to August 2017 is listed below, based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Kansas had a fairly flat year, with labor force growth increasing only 0.18 percent, the labor force participation rate declined 0.1 percent, and the unemployment rate declined 0.4 percent to 3.9 percent. You can view what jobs are available in Kansas, as well as which sectors of the economy are growing most quickly, on our Job Listings page.

Kansas demographics

View more Kansas demographics, largest cities and counties, news sources, investor relations sites, and a directory to the individual page for each city and county in the State of Kansas below. More employment information for the State of Kansas and each of the state’s metropolitan areas in our Employment Database. This database includes 10-years rolling data on the unemployment rate and total labor force for all 50 states, the United States, and every metropolitan area in the country, including comparative analysis relating metropolitan areas to their main state and the nation.

The largest employers in the state (as of June 2014) include the State of Kansas (excluding the Board of Regents), Kansas University and Kansas University Medical Center, Cessna Aircraft Corp., Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., B & V-Baker Guam JV, Railcrew Xpress, Shawnee Mission Unified School District, Via Christi Hospitals Wichita, Inc., Wichita State University, and Kansas State University.(Source: Merritt Research Services, LLC)

Total Population (2000, 2010, 2015*)

Based on 2000, 2010 and 2015* U.S. Census data
6.27% increase since 2000 census.
(* 2009-2015’ ACS 5-Year Estimates)

Directory of, Cities, Towns and Villages in Kansas

Directory of Counties in Kansas

Kansas Unemployment Data
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