Junction, KS

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Junction, KS

About Junction, KS

Living in Junction, KS is a great experience. The small town is nestled right up against the Smoky Hill River and the Big Blue River, providing a beautiful backdrop of nature. The town features a quaint downtown area with unique shops and restaurants, as well as plenty of recreational opportunities such as fishing and boating on the rivers. There are also numerous parks and trails to explore around town. The community is close-knit and friendly, with many organizations and events to get involved in throughout the year. With its small-town charm and natural beauty, Junction is an ideal place to settle down and make memories for years to come. Capital city - Northeast Kansas, 60 miles west of Kansas City.

Location Details

State: Kansas
County: Osage County
Metro Area: Topeka Metro Area
City: Junction
Zip Codes: 66543
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Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 877 ft above sea level
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Topeka, the capital of Kansas, is also an agricultural, industrial and transportation center serving a large portion of north and central Kansas. Highlights in the traditionally laid-out downtown include the statehouse, Kansas Museum of History, Brown vs. Board of Education historic site, and Heartland Park, a state-of-the-art motorsports complex. Costs of living and housing prices are low, particularly for a capital city. But property crime rates are high for the region and projected job and income growth are low. That said, a low cost of living brings a high Buying Power Index. There isn’t much to do, and the area has lagged behind other Kansas cities aesthetically, socially and economically. Excellent entertainment and cultural amenities are available in the university town of Lawrence, 20 miles east, and in the Kansas City area.

The city straddles the Kansas River in a valley, 2 to 4 miles wide, bordered by rolling prairie. The climate is decidedly continental and highly variable. Summers are usually hot with low relative humidity and persistent southerly winds. Temperatures can exceed 100 degrees for 50 days or more, although 25% of summers have 2 or fewer days reaching 100. Frequent cold and snow characterize winter. Bitter cold spells are seldom prolonged. Spring is windy, while autumn brings warm days, cool nights, and relative dryness. Seventy percent of annual precipitation falls from April through September, the crop-growing months, predominantly as thunderstorms. Warm-season thunderstorms can deliver over 8 inches of rain in 24 hours. Tornadoes are a risk. First freeze is mid-October, last is late April.

Junction Cost of Living

Capital-city amenities, cost of living, and healthcare make Junction a great place to live.

-56.6% lower than avg
+0.4% higher than avg
$760 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-51.1% lower than avg
Junction Crime
17 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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