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Junction City is a city in and the county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 23,353. Fort Riley, a major U.S. Army post, is nearby. Junction City is part of the Manhattan, Kansas Metropolitan Statistical Area.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.22 square miles (31.65 km2), of which, 12.15 square miles (31.47 km2) of it is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km2) is water.
Junction City is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 23,353 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Junction City is the 19th largest community in Kansas.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Junction City, employing 8.94% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Retail and Manufacturing industries employ 16.65% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Junction City has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Junction City a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the benefits of Junction City is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.87 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In Junction City, a good number of local people need and depend on public transportation to get to work each day, and local public transit does provide some options. Most who use transit in Junction City ride the bus.