Pottawatomie County has a very favorable location within the rapidly growing I-70 corridor in Kansas. Additionally, your community’s location with respect to Manhattan, Kansas State University, Tuttle Creek Lake, and Fort Riley is a key asset driving development and creating additional development opportunities. Development and growth are oriented east and west within the county. Regions to the north and south are increasingly rural and agricultural with farmland to the north and rangeland to the south. Pottawatomie County is unlike most Great Plains communities which are experiencing chronic and severe depopulation.

Kansas Pop Circles

Source: Development Opportunity Profile (The Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, Dec 2018)

Demographics at a Glance

Source: Kansas Statistical Abstract 2017
Population (2010) 21,604
Population (2017) 23,908
Population Growth (2000-2010) 18.6%
Population Growth (2010-2016) 10.7%
Median Age (2015) 34.6
The population of Pottawatomie County has been growing steadily over the past two decades and is one of the fastest growing counties in Kansas. Using information from the Kansas University Institute of Policy and Social Research, the U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Statistical Abstract, Wichita State University's Center for Economic Development and Business, etc. the displays below were created to show current population demographics and projections of Pottawatomie County's future.

A growing population contributes to a strong workforce and supports community infrastructure including schools, health care, arts and culture, and retail activity.

Source: University of Kansas Institute of Policy & Social Research
Pop Map