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Old 01-03-2015, 08:26 AM
 
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You realize that the OP asked the question in 2011, right?
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:57 PM
 
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Not most of Johnson County, though.
That's not true. I grew up in rural Johnson County and I often take drives to the country and reminisce. I go north, west and south of Johnson County. Not far at all to get to the country. I grew up in western Shawnee and I have relatives who still live south.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:53 PM
 
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That's not true. I grew up in rural Johnson County and I often take drives to the country and reminisce. I go north, west and south of Johnson County. Not far at all to get to the country. I grew up in western Shawnee and I have relatives who still live south.
There are few completely rural areas with few roads and people in Johnson County compared to other counties that are nearly completely rural further removed from Kansas City, though. Here is a data comparison: Johnson County has a population density 1,149 people per square mile whereas Linn County has a population density of 16 people per square mile.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:40 PM
 
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There are few completely rural areas with few roads and people in Johnson County compared to other counties that are nearly completely rural further removed from Kansas City, though. Here is a data comparison: Johnson County has a population density 1,149 people per square mile whereas Linn County has a population density of 16 people per square mile.
Well duh. No one said there was low population density in Johnson County. The same is true for Jackson County and Wyandotte County and all the other counties that are part of the Kansas City metro. All anyone said is that you can get to the country pretty fast from anywhere in Kansas City, including Johnson County. Not sure why you picked Linn County as a comparison. Of course there is much less density in Linn County than Johnson County. There is also much less density in Linn County than in Jackson, Platte, Clay and Platte counties. Your point?

I have family that lives in Linn County. Yep, not many people there. The further south you go, the less dense it is. I have family in Miami County too, which is closer to KC. More dense than Linn County, less dense than Johnson County - just as you'd expect.
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Old 01-04-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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Well duh. No one said there was low population density in Johnson County. The same is true for Jackson County and Wyandotte County and all the other counties that are part of the Kansas City metro. All anyone said is that you can get to the country pretty fast from anywhere in Kansas City, including Johnson County. Not sure why you picked Linn County as a comparison. Of course there is much less density in Linn County than Johnson County. There is also much less density in Linn County than in Jackson, Platte, Clay and Platte counties. Your point?

I have family that lives in Linn County. Yep, not many people there. The further south you go, the less dense it is. I have family in Miami County too, which is closer to KC. More dense than Linn County, less dense than Johnson County - just as you'd expect.
I selected it because it is included as a county within the metropolitan area and has the lowest population other than Caldwell County, MO. Therefore, it will stay rural and not have gains like rural areas of JOCO that are right on the edge of the sprawl trajectory. Yes, it might be "rural" now, but boundaries have changed in relation to existing city and development footprints now compared to 20 years ago. Miami County population demographics will be interesting to watch as they have seen no growth since the start of this decade compared to the prior decade.
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