Junction City has the 1273rd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 5.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Junction City is part of the Manhattan metro area. Unemployment in the Manhattan area is 2%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Manhattan has the 368th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Junction City is below average at $40,540, and the median cost of a home in Junction City is $133,900, which is below the national average. 20% of workers in Junction City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 89% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Junction City. 78% of Junction City workers drive to work alone, 0% take public transit, 12% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Junction City spend an average of 16 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.