Johnson County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Johnson County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2016 584,451 2,104,509 323,127,513
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 11.6% 4.4% 6.8%
Median Age, 2015 36.8 35.9 37.8
Land Area (sq. mi.) 473.38 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2015 95.8% 91.2% 87.1%
College Grads, 2015 52.8% 35.8% 30.6%
Labor Force, 2016 325,825 1,126,141 158,968,000
Unemployment Rate, 2016 3.1% 3.8% 4.5%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. Annual education attainment rates are not available for communities under 25,000 population. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Type of Operation
AIG - American Insurance Group  Insurance, financial  600 
Alliance Data Systems  Data processing  500
AMC Theatres   Support center 450 
American Academy of Family Physicians  Professional association  400 
Apria Healthcare  Pharmaceutical distribution  850
Bayer Animal Health  Animal health productions manufacturing  600 
Black & Veatch   Engineering 2,863 
Blue Valley School District   Elementary & secondary schools 3,331 
CenturyLink  Telecommunications  1,628 
CEVA Biomune 
Biological product mfg.  530 
City of Overland Park  Government  1,142 
Convergys Corporation  Collection agency call center  950 
Deffenbaugh Industries, Inc./Waste Management    Service, waste management  1,200 
Deluxe Financial Services  Financial services  597 
DuPont  Occupational health screening services  320 
EC Manufacturing   Electrical component manufacturing 900
Environmental Protection Agency  Government  700 
FAA/Air Route Traffic Control Center  Government  600 
Farmers Insurance - National Claims HelpPoint, ServicePoint Divisions  Insurance claims processing  3,000 
FedEx Ground Package System, Inc.  Regional distribution center  900
Garmin International  Global positioning systems mfg. (Hdq.)  3,100
Gear For Sports, Inc. 
Custom sportswear  600 
Grantham University  Education  600 
Honeywell Aerospace Electronic Systems  Electronic/aviation equipment mfg.  850 
Huhtamaki Americas, Inc.  Paper products mfg.  450 
JC Penney Catalog Logistics  Distribution  743 
Johnson County Community College  Junior college and technical institute  2,615 
JP Morgan  Financial services  800 
Kiewit Power Engineers  Engineering services  1,000
Menorah Medical Center  Medical and surgical hospital  850 
Netsmart Technologies  Behavioral healthcare software company (Hdq.) 751 
Olathe Medical Center  Health services  1,800 
OptumRx  Pharmaceutical distribution  2,000 
Overland Park Regional Medical Center  Medical and surgical hospital  1,058 
Perceptive Software  Software development (Hdq.)  800 
Quest Diagnostics  Diagnostic testing laboratory  1,500 
Quintiles Transnational Corporation Pharmaceutical product development services  902 
Reece & Nichols  Residential real estate  415 
Shawnee Mission School District  Elementary & secondary education 3,716 
Sprint  Telecommunications (Hdq.)  7,500 
St. Luke's South  Health care  675 
Sysco Food Services  Food wholesale/distribution  780 
Teva Neuroscience, Inc.  Pharmaceutical mfg.  550 
TransAm Trucking  Trucking  1,000 
Unilever BestFoods  Food product mfg.  344 
United Parcel Service   Overnight delivery service 1,900 
Waddell & Reed  Financial services (Hdq.)  1,300 
YRC Worldwide  Trucking (Hdq.)  1,000 
Zurich North America Commercial  Insurance (Hdq.)  550 

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