Kansas City, KS


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Kansas City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 151,306 people and 66 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the third largest community in Kansas.

Unlike some cities, Kansas City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kansas City are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kansas City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kansas City who work in office and administrative support (16.26%), sales jobs (7.93%), and maintenance occupations (7.13%).

The percentage of adults in Kansas City with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.49% of adults in Kansas City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kansas City in 2010 was $18,425, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,700 for a family of four. However, Kansas City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kansas City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kansas City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kansas City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kansas City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

Kansas City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.80%.

The most common language spoken in Kansas City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Miao/Hmong.