Living in Pottawatomie County

Not only is Pottawatomie County an outstanding place to do business, but it's also a spot where employees love to live and work. From subdivisions to small town neighborhoods to rural ranches, housing choices are very versatile. We are home to great public school districts and also have a short commute to post secondary institutions such as Kansas State University and Washburn University. Acitivities and festivals such as Wamego Tulip Festival, the 4th of July Celebration, and Kansas Sampler bring thousands of visitors to the area and are sure to entertain residents year round. Approximately 15,000 acres of wildlife refuges, several lakes, five state parks and over 100 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails are located here. To the left are links that provide further information on the many great amenities this county has to offer.  

Demographics at a Glance
Data retrieved from the US Census Bureau
Population (2016) 23,661
% Population Change (2010-2016) 9.5%
Unemployment Rate (2016) 3.5%
Labor Force Growth (1990-2013) 34%
Median Household Income (2015) $60,216
Median Age (2016) 34.8
% Bachelor's Degree or Higher (2015) 32.2%
% in 25-44 Age Group (2013) 24.8%

Projected Population Growth

According to the population projections for Kansas from 2014-2044 Pottawatomie County is the fastest growing county in the state Kansas. This means that the Pottawatomie County growth is anticipated to surpass surrounding counties in the Topeka and Kansas City area. 

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Data collected from the University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research 

Data collected from the University of Kansas Institute for Policy & Social Research 

​Current Population Breakdown

Fast Facts

As of 2014, Pottawatomie County's population is 22,897 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 18.73 percent

The median home cost in Pottawatomie County is $151,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.20 percent.

Compared to the rest of the country, Pottawatomie County's cost of living is 8.60% Lower than the U.S. average.

Pottawatomie County public schools spend $12,961 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 10.4 students per teacher in Pottawatomie County.

The unemployment rate in Pottawatomie County is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Pottawatomie County jobs have Increased by 0.68 percent.