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
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates (Retrieved July 2020)
Population (2018) 23,545
% Population Change (2010-2018) +13.3%
Unemployment Rate (2018) 4.0%
Labor Force Participation Rate 66.6%
Median Household Income (2018) $64,657
Median Age (2018) 35.1
% Bachelor's Degree or Higher among Population 25 years and over (2018) 34.5%
% in 15-44 Age Group (2018) 38.2%

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