Junction City

Population: 25,016Median home value: $133,400 62 Ranks better than 28% of areas
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A+ Junction City Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Junction City Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Kansas
Junction City
8911% less expensive than the US average
8911% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Junction City cost of living
F Junction City Crime Total crime is 17% lower than Kansas
Total crime
2,6772% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 382% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-4%Year over year crime is down
Junction City crime
D Junction City Employment Household income is 14% lower than Kansas
Median household income
$45,91017% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$22,14426% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%6% higher than the US average
Junction City employment
F Junction City Housing Home value is 1% lower than Kansas
Median home value
$133,40028% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9421% lower than the US average
Home ownership
44%31% lower than the US average
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F Junction City Schools HS graduation rate is 2% lower than Kansas
High school grad. rates
84%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
40%18% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:14% lower than the US average
Junction City K-12 schools

Living in Junction City, KS

Junction City is a mid-sized city located in the state of Kansas. The city has a population of 25,016 people. At 67%, the majority of the Junction City population is White; this is followed by 19% Black and 3% Asian. Junction City could be a great place for young adults and students as the average age of 27 years old is below the nation’s average. Junction City is known to be family friendly as more than 77% of the population has already tied the knot. It might also be worth noting that 54% of residents also have children under the age of 18.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Junction City could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Kansas if you know where to look. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like weather, education, employment, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Junction City and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Junction City to Kansas and the national average.

Junction City, KS receives 62/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #471 in Kansas and #21,005 in the USA. Based on the rankings for each individual category, Junction City has been rewarded with high marks for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B). On a less positive note, Junction City does not have favorable ranks for the following: crime (F), weather (D), education (F), employment (D) and housing (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Junction City has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Junction City real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Junction City. Median real estate prices in Junction City come in at $133,400, which is 1.4% lower than the Kansas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Junction City, the home price to income ratio is 2.9, which is 16% higher than the Kansas average. Year over year appreciation rates for homes in the Junction City area were -0.5% and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 1.9%. Why is this important? Knowing the appreciation rates for any area is a quick and easy way to determine if you will see a solid return on your investment.

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Junction City A Little Disappointing

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 the kids. Unfortunately, that's not what I've gotten.

The schools here leave a lot to be desired, and I feel like my children are not learning the things they should be. It's not extremely bad, just not the level of education I was hoping my children would receive. To be quite honest, it's more mediocre. But my biggest complaint has to be the crime. I was expecting a very tight-knit community, everybody knows everybody kind of feel. But it's got more of a city feel with hundreds of crimes per year. Most are property related, but there are close to a couple hundred that are serious, violent crimes.

Putting those two things aside, the best area in Junction city is near North Park.
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