Kansas City Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2018 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated November 2020.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

Kansas City Population & Age Distribution

 
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Total Population
495,327

Age

Under 5 Years:
6.9%
5 - 17:
16.2%
18 - 24:
9.4%
25 - 34:
17.3%
35 - 54:
25.6%
55 - 64:
12.0%
Over 65 Years:
12.6%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
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Attending College
4.8%
4.8%
High School Graduates
89.6%
89.6%
College Graduated
34.3%
34.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 
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Per capita Income

Kansas City
$31,143
$31,143
USA
$31,177
$31,177

Median household income

Kansas City
$52,405
$52,405
USA
$57,652
$57,652

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
16.5%

Employment Industries in Kansas City

 
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Healthcare
14.8%
14.8%
Retail
10.7%
10.7%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
10.0%
10.0%
Accommodation
7.9%
7.9%
Manufacturing
7.9%
7.9%
Education
7.5%
7.5%
Finance
5.8%
5.8%
Transportation
5.7%
5.7%
Construction
5.0%
5.0%
Public Service
5.0%
5.0%
Administration
4.5%
4.5%
Other
4.3%
4.3%
Arts
2.6%
2.6%
Wholesale
2.5%
2.5%
Information Technology
2.5%
2.5%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
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White
55.1%
55.1%
Black Or African American
28.7%
28.7%
American Indian And Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Asian
2.6%
2.6%
Native Hawaiian And Other Pacific Islanders
0.1%
0.1%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.0%
3.0%
Hispanic Or Latino (Of Any Race)
10.2%
10.2%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 
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Ancestry (Top 20)

German
16.0%
16.0%
Irish
10.7%
10.7%
English
7.2%
7.2%
Italian
3.6%
3.6%
French
2.1%
2.1%
Scottish
1.6%
1.6%
European
1.4%
1.4%
Polish
1.4%
1.4%
Swedish
1.4%
1.4%
Dutch
1.2%
1.2%
Norwegian
1.0%
1.0%
African
0.9%
0.9%
Scots-Irish
0.8%
0.8%
Welsh
0.7%
0.7%
British
0.5%
0.5%
Russian
0.4%
0.4%
Danish
0.4%
0.4%
Czech
0.4%
0.4%
Greek
0.3%
0.3%
Somalian
0.3%
0.3%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
88.2%
88.2%
Spanish
6.7%
6.7%
African languages
0.9%
0.9%
Vietnamese
0.7%
0.7%
Arabic
0.5%
0.5%
French
0.5%
0.5%
Chinese
0.4%
0.4%
German/Yiddish
0.3%
0.3%
Native American languages
0.3%
0.3%
Langs. of India
0.2%
0.2%
Korean
0.2%
0.2%
Pacific Island languages
0.2%
0.2%
Other Asian languages
0.2%
0.2%
Urdu
0.1%
0.1%
Tagalog
0.1%
0.1%
Slavic languages
0.1%
0.1%
Serbo-Croatian
0.1%
0.1%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Italian
0.1%
0.1%
French Creole
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born Kansas City Residents:
7.7%