In the year 2009-2010, the city's school enrollment broke records. In addition, it is the location of a Brotherhood of Steel mission in Fallout Tactics. Other notable residents of Junction City include Adna R. Chaffee, Jr., a U.S. Army Maj. Gen., Velina Hasu Houston, Bobby Lashley, and many others.
The median property value in Junction City, KS is $143,100. This is 0.595 times smaller than the national average. As of 2019, the homeownership rate in Junction City, KS is 42.1%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. In addition, residents of Junction City, KS commute to work on average of 17.5 minutes by car, which is lower than the national average.
The median age for the population of Junction City, KS was 28.1 years old in 2019. The median age for native-born residents was 27 years old, while the median age for foreign-born residents was 44. The percentage of foreign-born residents in Junction City, KS was 9.3% in 2018.
The railroad brought interesting side activities to the community. In 1873, Ole Petersen opened a blacksmith shop on Greenwood and 5th St. The blacksmith shop still stands at the same location today, but the location is now home to Dee Ray's. A few other historical activities took place at the junction of Highways 99E, 99W, and 36. This community could be considered the transportation hub for the southern Willamette Valley.