Wyandotte County, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Wyandotte County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2015 163,369 2,087,471 321,418,820
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 6.4% 6.6% 8.7%
Median Age, 2014 33.2 36.7 37.4
Land Area (sq. mi.) 151.6 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2014 78.4% 90.8% 86.3%
College Grads, 2014 15.8% 33.6% 29.3%
Labor Force, 2015 76,319 1,118,850 157,833,000
Unemployment Rate, 2015 5% 3.8% 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 2010-2014 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Food distributor
1,100
BNSF Railway
Railroad
2,500
Cerner Corporation
Software developer
4,000
Deffenbaugh Industries  Trash collection  750 
FedEx Freight  Delivery service  2,200 
General Motors Fairfax Assembly
Automobile production
3,998
Hollywood Casino  Gaming  1,000 
Kansas City Kansas Community College  Higher education  750 
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools  Education  3,400 
Nebraska Furniture Mart
Retail
1,000
Providence Medical Center  Healthcare  700 
Unified Government of Wyandotte County
Government
2,100
United Parcel Service of America
Mail Delivery
900
University of Kansas Hospital  Healthcare  7,000
University of Kansas Medical Center  Healthcare  4,000 

Contact Information

Wyandotte Economic Development Council

  • Greg Kindle, President
  • 727 Minnesota Avenue, PO Box 171337
  • Kansas City, KS 66117
  • Email: gkindle@wyedc.org
  • Phone: 913.371.3198
  • Website: www.wyedc.org

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