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Overview

Introduction to Junction City, Kansas

Junction City, Kansas is located 62 miles W of Topeka, Kansas (center to center) and is 96 miles N of Wichita, Kansas. It is in Geary county.

Junction City History

Junction City was known by several names including Manhattan, Millard City, and Humboldt. Finally, it was named Junction City in the year 1857. One of the first industries to be established in the area was Walkers Stone Company. It was one of the first cities to have a kindergarten, which was set up in the year 1927.

Junction City and nearby Attractions

  • Geary County Historical Society
  • Beach Museum of Art
  • Oz Museum
  • Starcke House Museum
  • Cluster hill Golf Club

Things To Do In Junction City

The visitors to the city can enjoy the facilities offered by the Milford State Park, Sertoma Park, and the Coronado Park. Some of the local churches are the Wesleyan Church, Faith Church, and the Highland Church. Tourists can even participate in the local festivals such as the Geary County Fair, and Sundown Salute which are organized evey year.

Junction City Transportation

Manhattan Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Junction City Higher Education

Students can avail higher education through Kansas State University, Emporia State University, and Washburn University Of Topeka.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,016
Male Share of the Population52.1%
Female Share of the Population47.9%
Senior Citizens8.6%
Employed Population 16+12,353
Age of the Population27

Families

% of people married56.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,359
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,213
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,517

Wealth

Median Family Income$52,958
% Above Poverty Level86.2%
% Below Poverty Level13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$942
Median House Value$133,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)46.4%
Irish12.5%
English5.4%
Swedish3.8%
Italian3.4%
French Except Basque1.7%
Norwegian1.4%
West Indian1.1%
Scottish1%
Polish0.9%
Danishn0.9%
Jamaican0.6%
Iranian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Hungarian0.4%
African0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Russian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Arab0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Finnish0.2%
German0.2%
British0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Greek0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Dutch0.1%
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Junction City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Geary County, Riley County
Standard Zip Codes66441, 66442
Phone Area Codes785
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.02
Approximate Longitude-96.84

Junction City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationMILFORD LAKE
Distance4.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip32.5 inches
StationTUTTLE CREEK LAKE
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp14 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 90 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip32 inches
StationCOUNCIL GROVE LAKE
Distance28.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 37 F
Apr Temp42 to 66 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip33.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chapman1,410$62,639
Grandview Plaza2,214$43,276
Milford435$66,042
Ogden1,919$32,652
Wakefield1,006$63,542
White City537$64,063

Junction City Public Libraries

Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
230 WEST SEVENTH STREET
Junction City, Kansas
(785) 238-4311

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Junction City Hospitals

Geary Community Hospital
(Government - Local)
1102 St Mary's Road
(785) 238-4131

Junction City Public Schools

Eisenhower Elem
1625 St Marys Rd
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4340
Primary
Total Enrollment 297
Franklin Elem
410 W 2nd
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4380
Primary
Total Enrollment 240
Grandview Elem
109 E Grandview
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4470
Primary
Total Enrollment 118
Junction City Middle School
700 Wildcat Lane
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4400
Middle
Total Enrollment 942
Junction City Sr High
900 N Eisenhower
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4200
High
Total Enrollment 1761
Lincoln Elem
300 N Lincoln
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4570
Primary
Total Enrollment 256
Sheridan Elem
429 W Ash
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4670
Primary
Total Enrollment 240
Spring Valley Elementary
1601 Hickory Lane
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4790
Primary
Total Enrollment 372
Washington Elem
1500 N Washington
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4690
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Westwood Elem
1600 N Eisenhower Dr
ZIP: 66441
(785) 717-4150
Primary
Total Enrollment 310

Junction City Private Schools

Apostolic Academy
2512 Rucker Rd
ZIP: 66441
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 110
St Xavier Catholic School
200 N Washington St
ZIP: 66441
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 189
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