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Census Update Shows Healthy Growth in Clay County

May 2019

The Kansas City Business Journal recently reported on trends evident in the latest U.S. Census information.

In an article published April 18, they noted that Platte County has seen the largest growth in Greater Kansas City since the 2010 census, with a population increase of more than 15 percent from 2010 to 2018. That percentage was the highest of all counties in the immediate Kansas City metro area. The information was based on new population estimates released by the Census Bureau in mid-April.

Clay County was the runner-up, with an 11-percent growth rate. Johnson County, Kan. was third, with 9.8 percent. Cass, Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Jackson counties all grew by less than seven percent.

As the Journal noted, Jackson County saw the smallest change, only 3.9 percent growth. Only Wyandotte County, Kan., saw smaller growth, at 0.02 percent.

But population totals were also significant, including in relation to Clay County. Jackson County is easily the largest metro county, with 700,207 people, followed by Johnson County, with 597,555. Clay County is third with 246,366. Platte County ranked sixth in population, with 102,985 people.

The Business Journal article can be found at this link.


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