Key Employment Clusters

Pottawatomie County has a balanced home-to-work ratio. In 2009, there were 8,445 jobs and 9,194 employed residents.

The image below illustrates the home-to-work ratio for specific industries in the county.

 

Industry Group Workers Residents Ratio

Ratio Change (2002-2009)

Manufacturing 2,057 1,290 0.63 3.1%
Education & Healthcare 1,699 2,760 1.62 -2.4%
Retail Trade 880 874 0.99 -26.9%
Construction 695 454 0.65 -35.5%
Administration, Support & Other Services 506 673 1.33 39.7%
Arts, Accommodation & Food Services 485 639 1.32 -35.2%
Wholesale Trade 364 280 0.77 -16.2%
Public Administration 299 656 2.19 46.8%
Transportation & Warehousing 296 283 0.96 -15.4%
Natural Resources & Mining 286 149 0.51 -19.5%
Management & Professional Services 261 394 1.51 -5.1%
F.I.R.E. 259 427 1.65 4.7%
Utilities 211 134 0.64 8.3%
Information 147 184 1.25 66.2%

Pottawatomie County imports a large amount of Manufacturing labor (767 workers) and exports a large amount of Education & Healthcare labor (1,061 workers). Other industries in which Pottawatomie County imports labor include: Construction; Wholesale Trade; Natural Resources & Mining; and Utilities. Other industries in which Pottawatomie County exports labor include Administration, Support & Other Services, Arts, Accommodation & Food Services, Public Administration, Management & Professional Services, F.I.R.E., and Information.

The largest industries in the Manhattan MSA (Pottawatomie County, Riley County, and Geary County) by percentage of total employment are Education & Health Care (31.1%) followed by Retail Trade (11.9%), Leisure & Hospitality (11.4%), and Business & Professional Services (11.0%). • Pottawatomie County dominates the region’s Manufacturing sector, with a percentage of total employment four times as high as the MSA (21.0% compared to 5.3%). • Pottawatomie County also has a higher percentage of its total employment in the Construction and Wholesale Trade sectors compared to the MSA. • The Manhattan MSA has a substantially high percentage of its total employment in the Leisure & Hospitality, Retail Trade, and Business & Professional Services sectors.

2009 Industry Employment in Manhattan MSA

(Percentage of total non-agricultural jobs by sector)

Industry Pottawatomie County Riley County Geary County Manhattan KS MSA Kansas U.S.
Business & Professional Services** 5.5% 9.9% 17.8% 11.0% 10.9% 13.0%
Construction 7.7% 5.1% 5.3% 5.6% 4.5% 4.8%
Education & Health Care 31.8% 38.0% 13.9% 31.1% 24.2% 23.3%
F.I.R.E* 3.3% 4.6% 3.5% 4.1% 5.4% 6.0%
Government 4.4% 5.9% 21.3% 9.4% 6.5% 5.8%
Information 2.4% 2.5% 1.8% 2.3% 2.8% 2.3%
Leisure & Hospitality 5.0% 12.9% 12.6% 11.4% 9.0% 10.5%
Manufacturing 21.0% 1.7% 2.4% 5.3% 12.7% 9.2%
Natural Resources & Mining 1.1% 0.4% 0.3% 0.5% 1.4% 1.4%
Other Services 1.7 % 3.9% 3.7% 3.5% 2.8% 3.5%
Retail Trade 9.5% 12.1% 13.3% 11.9% 10.8% 11.4%
Transportation & Warehousing 1.3% 0.6% 2.9% 1.3% 3.7% 3.9%
Wholesale Trade 5.3% 2.3% 1.2% 2.5% 4.6% 4.3%

*Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate

**No data available on Utilities employment from Bureau of Labor Statistics at the county level

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

NAICS Industry Sector 2011 County Share
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 154 1.7%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 4 0.0%
Utilities 348 3.9%
Construction 861 9.7%
Manufacturing 2,225 25.1%
Wholesale Trade 435 4.9%
Retail Trade 1.051 11.9%
Transportation and Warehousing 118 1.3%
Information 211 2.4%
Finance and Insurance 259 2.9%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 45 0.5%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 172 1.9%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 6 0.1%
Administration & Support, Waste Management and Remediation 184 2.1%
Educational Services 653 7.4%
Health Care and Social Assistance 1.050 11.8%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 46 0.5%
Accommodation and Food Service 530 6.0%
Other Services (Excluding Public Administration) 181 2.0%
Public Administration 330 3.7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics