Kansas City, MO

Census Place

Add Comparison
2022 Population
505,958
0.669% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
0.66% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$65,256
8.68% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$208,900
19.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
265,204
0.587% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Kansas City, MO had a population of 506k people with a median age of 35.4 and a median household income of $65,256. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Kansas City, MO grew from 502,597 to 505,958, a 0.669% increase and its median household income grew from $60,042 to $65,256, a 8.68% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.28%), White (Hispanic) (3.84%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.59%).

None of the households in Kansas City, MO 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.

95.7% of the residents in Kansas City, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,677 degrees awarded in 2022), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,445 degrees), and Rockhurst University (1,079 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Kansas City, MO was $208,900, and the homeownership rate was 54%.

Most people in Kansas City, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Kansas City, MO was 2 cars per household.

About the photo: East Bottoms, Kansas City, Missouri

Population & Diversity

Kansas City, MO is home to a population of 506k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 8.14% of Kansas City, MO residents were born outside of the country (41.2k people).

In 2022, there were 2.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (279k people) in Kansas City, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 21.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.7% of Kansas City, MO 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 was 95.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Kansas City, MO compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    279k ± 3.13k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    132k ± 2.64k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    21.7k ± 1.45k
11.1%
Hispanic Population
56.1k people

In 2022, there were 2.12 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (279k people) in Kansas City, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 132k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 21.7k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

11.1% of the people in Kansas City, MO are hispanic (56.1k people).

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the Place level, so we are showing data for Missouri.
Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    37,430 ± 4,735 people
  2. India
    22,246 ± 3,655 people
  3. China
    18,085 ± 3,297 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 37,430 Missouri residents, followed by India with 22,246 and China with 18,085.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Foreign-Born Population

8.14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
41.2k people
8.01%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
40.2k people

As of 2022, 8.14% of Kansas City, MO residents (41.2k 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 was 8.01%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Kansas City, MO compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    7,462 ± 660
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    5,283 ± 617
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,635 ± 630

Kansas City, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.41 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Kansas City, MO employs 265k people. The largest industries in Kansas City, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,184 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (27,791 people), and Retail Trade (25,995 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($96,063), Utilities ($75,978), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($69,810).

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

265k
2022 Value
± 4,226
0.587%
1 Year growth
± 2.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kansas City, MO grew at a rate of 0.587%, from 264k employees to 265k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kansas City, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,070 people), Management Occupations (28,392 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (23,759 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kansas City, MO.

View Data
Save Image

Unemployment Insurance Claims

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for false.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Missouri (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industries

265k
2022 Value
± 4,226
0.587%
1 Year growth
± 2.25%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Kansas City, MO grew at a rate of 0.587%, from 264k employees to 265k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kansas City, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (39,184 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (27,791 people), and Retail Trade (25,995 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kansas City, MO, though some of these residents may live in Kansas City, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image

Median Earnings by Industry

$50,175
Median earning men ± $1,057
$39,240
Median earning women ± $1,021

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($67,646), Public Administration ($67,017), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,473).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($50,973), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,280), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($50,185).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Employment by Industry Sector

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Missouri.
Y-Axis
2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

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

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

Senatorial voting results are only available at the state level. Showing data for Missouri.
Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 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 have changed over time starting in 2008.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

In 2022, universities in Kansas City, MO awarded 11,119 degrees. The student population of Kansas City, MO in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 18,379 male students and 23,176 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kansas City, MO are White (6,801 and 64.1%), followed by Black or African American (1,180 and 11.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1,122 and 10.6%), and Asian (594 and 5.59%).

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO by number of degrees awarded are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,677 and 33.1%), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,445 and 31%), and Rockhurst University (1,079 and 9.7%).

The most popular majors in Kansas City, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,620 and 23.6%), Registered Nursing (828 and 7.45%), and General Business Administration & Management (516 and 4.64%).

The median tuition costs in Kansas City, MO are $16,725 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, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 24.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 41,555 (44.2% men and 55.8% women).

The line chart  shows the evolution of the percentage of applicants admitted, admitted who enrolled or the number of students enrolled according to the option selected in the upper button.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 41,555 students enrolled in Kansas City, MO, 44.2% men and 55.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,279 records, of which 55.2% were women and 44.8% men.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 260 degrees awarded
  2. 214 degrees awarded
  3. 549 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kansas City, MO was General Business with 260 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,677 degrees awarded
  2. 3,445 degrees awarded
  3. 1,079 degrees awarded

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 4,642 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kansas City, MO, which is 0.717 times less than the 6,477 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 6,801 degrees mean that there were 5.76 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,180 degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Awarded Degrees over Time

The graph shows the evolution of awarded degrees by degrees. Under the paragraphs, the average number of awarded degrees by university in each degree is shown.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,725) 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 ($1,848) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

View Data
Save Image

Educational Pyramid

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Missouri.
Measure

In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Educational Attainment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Missouri.
Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Kansas City, MO was $208,900 in 2022, which is 0.741 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $175,400 to $208,900, a 19.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Kansas City, MO is 54%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Kansas City, MO have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kansas City, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Kansas City, MO is $65,256. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Kansas City, MO was Census Tract 85 with a value of $218,350, followed by Census Tract 84 and Census Tract 303.06, with respective values of $199,569 and $174,071.

Property

$208,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,416
$116,833
Median Property Taxes
±$2,602

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 the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

54%
Homeownership
2022
62.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 54% of the housing units in Kansas City, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 53.9%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Kansas City, MO compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.
Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 85
  2. Census Tract 84
  3. Census Tract 303.06

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kansas City, MO was Census Tract 85 with a value of $218,350, followed by Census Tract 84 and Census Tract 303.06, with respective values of $199,569 and $174,071.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$65,256
Median Household Income
± $1,190
217k
Number of Households
± 3,789

In 2022, the median household income of the 217k households in Kansas City, MO grew to $65,256 from the previous year's value of $60,042.

The following chart displays the households in Kansas City, MO 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

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

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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (74.8%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.2%)
  3. Carpooled (7.6%)

In 2022, 74.8% of workers in Kansas City, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.2%) and those who carpooled to work (7.6%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

22 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kansas City, MO have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Kansas City, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Kansas City, MO compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kansas City, MO 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 have 2 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kansas City, MO (74.1k out of 498k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher 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 is Black, followed by White 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

88.3% of the population of Kansas City, MO has health coverage, with 50.8% on employee plans, 12.6% on Medicaid, 11.2% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1207 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1086 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 380 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the country level. Showing data for Jackson County, MO.
1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, MO

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1,207 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jackson County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 25.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Uninsured People

11.7%
Uninsured
50.8%
Employer Coverage
12.6%
Medicaid
11.2%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.34%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kansas City, MO declined by 0.734% from 11.8% to 11.7%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart