Kansas City MO

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Kansas City, MO Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2019. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2017 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Kansas City Housing Market Information

With 491,918 people, 198,935 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $174,712, Kansas City real estate and house prices are near the national average for all cities and towns.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Kansas City, accounting for 62.97% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Kansas City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 24.36%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 7.16%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.62%).

The most prevalent building size and type in Kansas City are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 52.95% owning and 47.05% renting.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Kansas City's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 35.11% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Kansas City include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 30.06%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 21.38%). There's also some housing in Kansas City built between 2000 and later ( 13.46%).

Vacant housing appears to be an issue in Kansas City. Fully 13.32% of the housing stock is classified as vacant. Left unchecked, vacant Kansas City homes and apartments can be a drag on the real estate market, holding Kansas City real estate prices below levels they could achieve if vacant housing was absorbed into the market and became occupied. Housing vacancy rates are a useful measure to consider, along with other things, if you are a home buyer or a real estate investor.

Kansas City Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Kansas City have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 32.81%, which ranks in the top 30% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Kansas City house appreciation rate of 2.88%.

Appreciation rates are so strong in Kansas City that despite a nationwide downturn in the housing market, Kansas City real estate has continued to appreciate in value faster than most communities. Looking at just the latest twelve months, Kansas City appreciation rates continue to be some of the highest in America, at 6.30%, which is higher than appreciation rates in 85.09% of the cities and towns in the nation. Based on the last twelve months, short-term real estate investors have found good fortune in Kansas City. Kansas City appreciation rates in the latest quarter were at 2.68%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 11.16%.

Importantly, this makes Kansas City one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Missouri, our data show that Kansas City's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Missouri.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Kansas City differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Kansas City - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Kansas City real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,311,000 0.5
$983,001 - $1,311,000 0.6
$655,001 - $983,000 1.7
$525,001 - $655,000 1.8
$393,001 - $525,000 5.1
$262,001 - $393,000 13.8
$131,001 - $262,000 36.6
$66,001 - $131,000 24.0
$0 - $66,000 15.8

High for MO
Average for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
48.2452554744526 29.2

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Kansas City Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q2 - 2019 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2018 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2017 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2014 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2009 Q3 - 2019 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2019 Q3
59.11% 2.38%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,256 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 52.95
Renters 47.05
Vacant 13.32

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Kansas City HOMES
2000 or Newer 13.5
1970 - 1999 30.1
1940 - 1969 35.1
1939 or Older 21.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 63.0
Townhomes 4.6
Small Apt. Buildings 7.2
Apt. Complexes 24.4
Mobile Homes 0.8
Other 0.1

Home Size

No Bedroom 2.30
1 Bedroom 14.77
2 Bedrooms 28.23
3 Bedrooms 37.17
4 Bedrooms 14.07
5 or more bedrooms 3.46