WyCo has highest youth population in metro
The largest population of young children in the Kansas City metro lives in Wyandotte County, according to On Numbers, a blog affiliated with the Kansas City Business Journal.
Based on 2010 U.S. Census numbers, 8.7 percent of Wyandotte County’s 157,505 residents are children aged 4 and under. About 35,000 Wyandotte County residents, or 22.2 percent, are 5-19 years old. Those numbers rank Wyandotte County the highest in the metro and 118th in the nation.
Nationwide, 20 percent of the population is between the ages of 5 and 19, while 6.5 percent are 4 years and under. The analysis is based on newly released data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Clay County in Missouri (7.4 percent) and Johnson County (7.2 percent) trail Wyandotte for the highest percentages of children aged 0-4.
Leavenworth County is above the national averages for youth but ranks fifth in the metro behind Jackson County, with 6.81 percent of its population of 76,227 aged 0-4 and 20.6 percent aged 5-19. It is ranked 824th nationally.