Kansas City, KS

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Kansas City profile

Living in Kansas City

Kansas City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 152,938 people and 66 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the third largest community in Kansas.

Kansas City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.22%), sales jobs (8.80%), and maintenance occupations (7.00%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Kansas City rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.52% of adults 25 and older in Kansas City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Kansas City in 2010 was $19,833, 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 $79,332 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 29.62% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include German, Irish, English, African, and Italian.

Kansas City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.75%.

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