Our Economy

Pottawatomie County has a strong, diversified economy with rapid job and business growth. The county boasts a real GDP per capita of $45,665, compared to the state GDP per capita of $41,070. Our Education and Healthcare industries account for 31.8% of the county's total employment. While the United States Education and Healthcare industries grew by 17% from 2001 to 2009, those two industries grew by 50% during that same time frame here in Pottawatomie County. Manufacturing also has a strong presence in the county. The industry grew 81.6% from 2001 to 2009, where the U.S. manufacturing industry actually declined by 27.9% during that time frame.  The Education, Healthcare, and Manufacturing industries combined make up over 50% of the county's total employment. The agricultural sector here is sizable and employs many people as well.

2012 - 2013 Economic Enviroment  
Nominal GDP $967.2M
Average County Wage $31,100
Economic Output Growth Rate 6.6%
Jobs Growth Rate 1.8%
Unemployment Rate Change 0.4pps
Median Home Prices Growth Rate 8.3%
2018 Civilian Labor Force 11,314
2018 Annual Unemployment Rate 4.0%
2001-2010 Job Growth 18.55%
2001-2009 Business Growth 20.71%
2018 Median Earnings $35,291
Largest Non-Farm Industry Education & Healthcare
Largest Employer GTM Sportswear
Top Five Industries by Dollar Value and Share of Economic Output, 2013

Average Annual Salary (2014)

Industry Salary
(AFFH) Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting $33,881
Construction $51,890
Real Estate $22,495
Manufacturing $44,404
Professional Services $43,418
Wholesale Trade $41,719
Transportation, Trade, and Utilities $38,690
Finance and Insurance $43,253
Accommodation and Food Services $10,103
Retail Trade $27,403
Management $52,253

Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and Over by Industry (2018)

Total 10,873
AFFH (Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting) 460
Construction 1,067
Wholesale Trade
Retail Trade
Transportation and Warehousing, and Utilities
Finance and Insurance, and Real Estate
Professional, Scientific, and Management
Educational Services
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Other Services, Except Public Administration
Public Administration 527
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Retrieved July 2020)