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    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Johnson County is located in Kansas with a population of 578,797. Johnson County is one of the best places to live in Kansas. In Johnson County, most residents own their homes. In Johnson County there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Johnson County and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Johnson County are highly rated.
Population
578,797

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$232,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,020
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    31%
  • Own
    69%
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Johnson County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    115.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    162.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,346.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Johnson County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$81,121
National
$55,322

Johnson County Reviews

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Excellent place for people to settle down. Cheap living, excellent streets and safety, and great job prospects!
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Johnson County is constantly growing whether it be the population or its environment. This growth has provided Johnson County with a plethora of diversity as well as safe neighborhoods and amazing public schooling. The attractions allow Johnson County citizens to get together socially or educate its younger population. These attractions range from adult-life to family-life. Due to the diversity, many neighborhoods have a wide range of housing options to fit specific families' needs. With the growing population and environment in mind, new opportunities educationally and professionally increases the same.
Johnson County is a great place to live. It is safe and friendly, beautiful and close to other great communities. What is lacks in diversity, it makes up for in family friendly amenities and populations. Great schools, clean and safe parks, well maintained public spaces are all huge benefits of living here. And it's minutes drive to more urban amenities like nightlife and diversity of businesses.