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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Housing
    A+
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    B
  6. Jobs
    A
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    B-
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  11. Commute
    B
Johnson County is located in Kansas with a population of 591,506. 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
591,506

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,109
National
$1,062
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

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
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    12%

Working in Johnson County

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$89,087
National
$62,843

Johnson County Reviews

19 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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I have lived here for 50 years and seen tremendous growth- all positive. I have lived in both Leawood and Overland Park. Johnson County is the most eastern county in Kansas and a suburb of Kansas City, Mo which is just across the state line. You get the best of both worlds- green spaces and family activities of Johnson County and Cultural events of Kansas City. The schools in Johnson County are in the top 20 in the nation. Lots of restaurants and shopping.
Very nice, clean, well organized area. Family friendly and affordable. Would like to see some more night life in it!