Kansas City, MO
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Living in Kansas City

Kansas City is a very large city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 508,394 people and 167 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the largest community in Missouri.

Also of interest is that Kansas City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Kansas City is a popular destination for single career-starters. One thing that you will notice when you are out and about town is that there is a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters out at restaurants, listening to live music, and enjoying other activities. They are a real visible part of the culture of Kansas City. This makes Kansas City a good place to live for young professionals. With so many people in this demographic, Kansas City presents many opportunities for single professionals to enjoy themselves, socialize, and to create lasting relationships.

The education level of Kansas City citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.53% of adults in Kansas City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kansas City in 2018 was $35,352, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,408 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 10.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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