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Pottawatomie County is located in northeastern Kansas spanning 862 square miles, of which 841 square miles is land and 21 square miles (2.4%) is water. Westmoreland is the County seat and Wamego is the largest city. With its strategic location between major population centers such as Manhattan and Topeka and also has close proximity to large institutions including Kansas State University.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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General Demographics

Source: KU Institute for Policy and Social Research (American Community Survey 2012-2016 Estimates) and American Factfinder ACS (2012-2016)
Pottawatomie County (2012-2016 ACS Estimates) 2016
Total Population 22,920
Median Age (Years) 34.8
Number of Companies 2,250
Total Employed (Civilian 16 and Over) 10,727
Labor Force (16 and Over) 11,483
Unemployment Rate 3.7%
Residents Working Within Pott. Co 50.3%
High School Graduates or Higher 95.4%
Bachelor's Degrees or Higher 32%
Total Housing Units 9,066
Median Household Income 62,500
Foreign Born Population 622
Individuals Below Poverty Level 9%