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Places With The Best Employment In Kansas 2021

Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score85
  • Leawood, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 33,763
  • I've lived in Leawood Kansas there's no reason to live here anymore, unamerican values and unreal high cost of living and droped the ball on biden's win…[read more]
93
  • Prairie Village, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,824
  • My $2500 a month rental house may seem like a lot to some of you, but it is worth it to live in this affluent, absolutely gorgeous, part of Kansas. I'm happily living in Prairie Village, which is a…[read more]
70
  • Bel Aire, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,214
  • I have lived here a little over a month and want to leave. The water department charges you an outrageous amount for water. There is NO water pressure, only running at 38 pounds. They do not have a good…[read more]
85
  • Overland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 183,775
  • Look, most of the negative reviews are probably coming from people who have had a silver spoon in their mouths since they were babes. Compared to where I’ve lived before, this place is Heaven to me. No…[read more]
72
  • Andover, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,477
  • if your white, thank god you can move here and not be a minority. ...if youre not white? why not choose to live literally anywhere else in America where you will be the majority and with your…[read more]
87
  • Lenexa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,206
  • I love Kansas City!! The cool thing about lenexa/ shawnee area is : excellent highway access (4 ramps near me it’s great). I70, 435, i35, k7 etc . Look on a map!!! If you live in Lenexa you can work…[read more]
68
  • Lansing, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,706
  • The weather is always great for a barbecue living in Lansing Kansas. It is great to be able to hang out and grill with neighbors. The small-town atmosphere and friendly people have shown a lot of love to…[read more]
83
  • Shawnee, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 64,444
  • When someone hears "Kansas," they think of the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, and tornadoes. It can't be farther from the truth! I lived in Shawnee, Kansas for five years. Located in the heart of Johnson County,…[read more]
86
  • Olathe, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 132,787
  • I was excited about my trip to Olathe due to the fact that I love the outdoors, so Passport To Adventure was a great experience for me. For those not familiar with Passport To Adventure, it is a neat way…[read more]
78
  • Basehor, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,167
75
  • Derby, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,847
  • Derby, Kansas is a fun and accessible bedroom community of the bustling metropolitan area of Wichita. Offering great schools and an inclusive community vibe, Derby is an ideal place to raise a family. I…[read more]
68
  • Mulvane, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,461
82
  • Mission, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,490
73
  • Valley Center, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,420
  • I live in Wichita, but work from time to time as a substitute teacher in Valley Center. The Valley Center School district was my favorite to sub at. The teachers, staff, and administration were always…[read more]
72
  • Merriam, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,248
  • If you ever find yourself anywhere near Merriam, Kansas the best advice I can give you is to turn around and drive away as quickly as you can in the other direction. It's embarrassing to me to admit that…[read more]
72
  • McPherson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,212
  • A sleepy little town in rural Kansas, McPherson is an ideal place to raise a family. I love living in McPherson because of the unparalleled community spirit and the small-town atmosphere. The economy of…[read more]
82
  • Roeland Park, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,816
69
  • Spring Hill, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,863
78
  • Gardner, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,667
  • I'm living in Gardner, KS, which is located approximately 30 to 45 minutes outside of Kansas City. I feel like I'm living in the perfect blend of small town meets big city. The people here are extremely…[read more]
69
  • Leavenworth, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 35,948
  • I love visiting the city of Leavenworth, Kansas. The city has a small town feel, but this city is not to far from access of the busy city. Simply put, its a great city. The families range from young to…[read more]
79
  • Colby, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,460
67
  • Paola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,583
71
  • Abilene, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,598
81
  • Hays, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 21,073
  • I ended up moving to Hays in my 20's when I was appointed as a professor at Fort Hays State University. I have to admit it was a bit of a shock for me as I had been born and raised in New York. Things…[read more]
74
  • Lawrence, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 92,611
  • Lawrence has a variety of offerings for people of (almost) any age. From a wide-ranging selection of live music available for listening/ dance pleasure to symphony/ theater/ ballet venues, there's…[read more]
70
  • De Soto, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,982
64
  • Newton, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,103
  • If you don't have a Vehicle do not plan to go far, Newton has one cab Service that closes after 4pm with no transportation possibilities when the 2:45 Amtrak comes in at night. After the Amtrak station…[read more]
71
  • Salina, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,676
  • I lived in Salina, KS for about 3 years. I found a lot of things here to do with my family. I did not have one bad experience while living there for my whole three years. I would eventually love to go…[read more]
78
  • Manhattan, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 55,909
  • When I moved to Manhattan, Kansas about five years ago, I thought that it would be peaceful and relaxing. While there are some things about the city that are relaxing, there is a lot of hustle and bustle…[read more]
67
  • Haysville, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,393
  • Haysville, Kansas is one of the best areas in the state, if not the entire country, whether you're settling in or just stopping in for a visit. It doesn't matter if you've been living in Haysville all…[read more]
71
  • Garden City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 26,916
71
  • Hutchinson, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 41,661
  • I moved to Hutchinson, KS about 10 years ago from the busy city of Charlotte, NC. This was one of the moves that I dreaded making, and I had to force myself to enjoy the city. Now, I see that there is a…[read more]
68
  • Park City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,273
61
  • Wichita, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 388,033
  • Basically..Wichita is for people who are done living life..Theres nothing but food,drugs,and prostitution here.Nothing really good to say except the westside and east sides are nice. There are no sports…[read more]
69
  • Ulysses, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,768
60
  • Topeka, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 127,472
  • I’VE LIVED HERE FOR 8 YEARS SINCE JULY 2012 AND HATED IT EVER SINCE! RENT IS OFF THE CHARTS, SCHOOLS ARE TERRIBLE, NEIGHBORS ARE DUMBER THAN A DOORSTOP, STREETS ARE CLUTTERED WITH TRASH AND SO…[read more]
77
  • Pratt, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,879
67
  • Winfield, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,283
  • I'm living in Winfield Kansas not far from my Southwestern College campus. I like where I live because I can do everything that I need to do right here in one place. I grew up here and actually attended…[read more]
64
  • Fort Scott, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,852
65
  • Chanute, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,216
  • First I will say, I don't' know where the numbers were calculated from to come up with the initial index for the cities, but as far as Chanute, Kansas goes, they are Way Off. Chanute is becoming the…[read more]
67
  • El Dorado, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,102
  • Life in El Dorado, Kansas is slow and easy, ideal for growing families and those looking for a quieter pace of life. Located on the banks of the Walnut River, the town is best known for its recreational…[read more]
74
  • Concordia, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,273
66
  • Iola, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,560
64
  • Great Bend, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,741
  • Located in the Central Kansas plains, Great Bend is the epitome of a small Midwestern town. I love living in Great Bend, Kansas because of the unmatched sense of community spirit. This close-knit town…[read more]
66
  • Augusta, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,262
  • When I was transferred to Wichita back in 1985 . After much searching we chose Augusta (15 miles away) to make place our home for the following reasons....Theater downtown and a drive-in Theaterplaces to…[read more]
70
  • Bonner Springs, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,567
57
  • Junction City, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,016
  • I probably should've done more homework before living in Junction City, KS. It's not bad, just not what I was expecting. I was looking for more of a small town, safe community, and a great place to raise…[read more]
73
  • Ottawa, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,433
  • Ottawa, Kansas boasts the ideal of mix small-town spirit and urban convenience. Located just 20 minutes from Lawrence and 30 minutes from Kansas City, Ottawa offers a myriad of job opportunities in a…[read more]
64
  • Independence, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,084
  • What a great community to live in! People are very kind and friendly. Quality of life and available amenities are better than in most smaller communities. Housing is plentiful and very affordable. Our…[read more]
64
  • Fort Riley, KS
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,617

Employment is a key factor when considering your relocation options in Kansas. Ensuring that there are plenty of high paying jobs in your new city plays an important part in deciding where you want to relocate to. Using our unique algorithm and multiple data points, we came up with the best cities in Kansas for employment and jobs. Relocating is stressful enough, knowing that you are choosing a city with good job opportunities should at least alleviate some of that stress!

Listed above are Kansas cities with the best employment and job opportunities with a population over 5,000. These cities have a mix of low unemployment rates as well as high median income and income per capita. Unemployment rates continue to fall and hiring is up, so the rest will depend on which city you choose to relocate to. This list will help to ensure that the city you select has strong job opportunities.

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