Kansas City, MO-KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
2.19M
0.672% 1-year growth
2022 Median Age
37.7
0.266% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
10%
2.21% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$78,827
7.54% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$246,000
16.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1.12M
0.742% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kansas City, MO-KS had a population of 2.19M people with a median age of 37.7 and a median household income of $78,827. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kansas City, MO-KS grew from 2.18M to 2.19M, a 0.672% increase and its median household income grew from $73,299 to $78,827, a 7.54% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO-KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (71%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (11.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.8%), White (Hispanic) (3.69%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.95%).

None of the households in Kansas City, MO-KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.3% of the residents in Kansas City, MO-KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO-KS are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,677 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,445 degrees), and Johnson County Community College (2,809 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kansas City, MO-KS was $246,000, and the homeownership rate was 65.4%.

Most people in Kansas City, MO-KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Kansas City, MO-KS was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Kansas City, MO-KS is home to a population of 2.19M people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.79% of Kansas City, MO-KS residents were born outside of the country (149k people).

In 2022, there were 5.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55M people) in Kansas City, MO-KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 261k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 83.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.3%
2022 Citizenship
96.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.3% of Kansas City, MO-KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Kansas City, MO-KS was 96.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO-KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.55M ± 1.25k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    261k ± 1.87k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    83.3k ± 2.41k
9.61%
Hispanic Population
211k people

In 2022, there were 5.97 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55M people) in Kansas City, MO-KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 261k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 83.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.61% of the people in Kansas City, MO-KS are hispanic (211k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kansas City, MO-KS as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    119,730 ± 11,679 people
  2. India
    36,885 ± 6,618 people
  3. China
    26,115 ± 5,494 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri and Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 119,730 Missouri and Kansas residents, followed by India with 36,885 and China with 26,115.

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Foreign-Born Population

6.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
149k people
6.83%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
149k people

As of 2022, 6.79% of Kansas City, MO-KS residents (149k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kansas City, MO-KS was 6.83%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    38,339 ± 1,378
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    28,136 ± 1,231
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    18,235 ± 1,033

Kansas City, MO-KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.36 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Kansas City, MO-KS employs 1.12M people. The largest industries in Kansas City, MO-KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (157,501 people), Retail Trade (121,857 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (107,194 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($87,205), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($78,945), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($76,932).

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,490. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.12M
2022 Value
± 8,166
0.742%
1 Year growth
± 1.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kansas City, MO-KS grew at a rate of 0.742%, from 1.12M employees to 1.12M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kansas City, MO-KS, are Management Occupations (130,566 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (125,604 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (112,117 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kansas City, MO-KS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.12M
2022 Value
± 8,166
0.742%
1 Year growth
± 1.02%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kansas City, MO-KS grew at a rate of 0.742%, from 1.12M employees to 1.12M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kansas City, MO-KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (157,501 people), Retail Trade (121,857 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (107,194 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kansas City, MO-KS, though some of these residents may live in Kansas City, MO-KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$56,723
Median earning men ± $422
$41,063
Median earning women ± $453

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($78,415), Information ($75,759), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($74,772).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($55,750), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($54,888), and Public Administration ($52,196).

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 23,755
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 15,255
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 13,590
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri and Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.63%).

Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt, Jerry Moran, and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri and Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri and Kansas is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri and Kansas

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Josh Hawley, Eric Schmitt, Jerry Moran, and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Missouri and Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri and Kansas

Missouri and Kansas is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri and Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Kansas City, MO-KS awarded 19,743 degrees. The student population of Kansas City, MO-KS in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 34,282 male students and 42,349 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kansas City, MO-KS are White (11,612 and 61%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,395 and 12.6%), Black or African American (2,205 and 11.6%), and Asian (940 and 4.94%).

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO-KS by number of degrees awarded are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,677 and 18.6%), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,445 and 17.4%), and Johnson County Community College (2,809 and 14.2%).

The most popular majors in Kansas City, MO-KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (4,151 and 21%), General Business Administration & Management (1,561 and 7.91%), and Registered Nursing (1,250 and 6.33%).

The median tuition costs in Kansas City, MO-KS are $13,161 for private four year colleges, and $9,999 and $27,648 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Kansas City, MO-KS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 67.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 76,631 (44.7% men and 55.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 76,631 students enrolled in Kansas City, MO-KS, 44.7% men and 55.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 42,249 records, of which 55% were women and 45% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 828 degrees awarded
  2. 626 degrees awarded
  3. 277 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kansas City, MO-KS was Registered Nursing with 828 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kansas City, MO-KS according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,677 degrees awarded
  2. 3,445 degrees awarded
  3. 2,809 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City with 3,677 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 8,114 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kansas City, MO-KS, which is 0.698 times less than the 11,629 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 11,612 degrees mean that there were 4.85 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,395 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($16,520) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,990) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,560) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.756% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.651% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.09M), Some college (1.67M), and Bachelors Degree (1.31M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kansas City, MO-KS was $246,000 in 2022, which is 0.873 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $211,900 to $246,000, a 16.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Kansas City, MO-KS is 65.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kansas City, MO-KS have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kansas City, MO-KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kansas City, MO-KS is $78,827. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Kansas City, MO-KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by St. Charles County, MO and Platte County, MO, with respective values of $99,596 and $92,543.

Property

$246,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$1,624
$568,916
Median Property Taxes
±$5,721

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kansas City, MO-KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Kansas City, MO-KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.4%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.4% of the housing units in Kansas City, MO-KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kansas City, MO-KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $103,644, followed by St. Charles County, MO and Platte County, MO, with respective values of $99,596 and $92,543.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kansas City, MO-KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$78,827
Median Household Income
± $626
870k
Number of Households
± 7,093

In 2022, the median household income of the 870k households in Kansas City, MO-KS grew to $78,827 from the previous year's value of $73,299.

The following chart displays the households in Kansas City, MO-KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kansas City, MO-KS is from Missouri and Kansas.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.46
2021 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.462 and income inequality had a 0.512% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Worked At Home (13%)
  3. Carpooled (7.1%)

In 2022, 77% of workers in Kansas City, MO-KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (13%) and those who carpooled to work (7.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kansas City, MO-KS have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.34% of the workforce in Kansas City, MO-KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kansas City, MO-KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kansas City, MO-KS have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kansas City, MO-KS (217k out of 2.16M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kansas City, MO-KS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Kansas City, MO-KS has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 9.81% on Medicaid, 12% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1405 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1422 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1650 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 457 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Kansas see 1271 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1278 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1630 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 467 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,405 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri
1,271 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,405 patients per year. This represents a 1.2% decrease from the previous year (1,422 patients).

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,271 patients per year. This represents a 0.548% decrease from the previous year (1,278 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missouri and Kansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.3% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.7% were men and 51.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.11%
Uninsured
56%
Employer Coverage
9.81%
Medicaid
12%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kansas City, MO-KS declined by 0.162% from 9.13% to 9.11%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kansas City, MO-KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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