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Junction City is a city in Geary County, in the Manhattan metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for its location at the confluence of the Smoky Hill and Republican rivers

The latitude of Junction City is 39.028N. The longitude is -96.841W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,102 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,667.


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Median household income
Local
$30,084
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Junction City demographic reports
Developed around Fort Riley, a frontier post built in the 1850s and continuing as a current military base
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 136. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 7.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1983 movie, "Terms of Endearment"
Local festivals include:
  • Geary County Fair - July 23-26, 2007
  • Sundown Salute - June 29-July 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Junction City web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Geary County State Lake, Milford Lake, Milford State Park, Riverwalk Trail
Historic sites and museums: Geary County Historical Society Museum, Spring Valley School House, Starcke House Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Junction City demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Geary County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 66514 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Junction City residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Junction City ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Junction City was $16,581, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Junction City residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Junction City, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $356.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $754.


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Libraries in Junction City include Dorothy Bramlage Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Junction City include Junction City Daily Union

TV stations in Junction City include KTLJ-CA.

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Geary County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Junction City political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Junction City workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Junction City include Best Western J.C. Inn, Comfort Inn Junction City, Courtyard Junction City, Days Inn Junction City, Golden Wheat Budget Host Inn, Holiday Inn, Ramada Limited Junction City, Red Carpet Inn Junction City, Super 8.

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