Kansas City, MO-KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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Population
2.14M
0.728% 1-year growth
Median Age
37.6

Poverty Rate
11%

Median Household Income
$65,768
3.73% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$196,000
8.47% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
1.1M
0.849% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Kansas City, MO-KS had a population of 2.14M people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $65,768. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Kansas City, MO-KS grew from 2.13M to 2.14M, a 0.728% increase and its median household income grew from $63,404 to $65,768, a 3.73% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO-KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (72.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12%), White (Hispanic) (6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.07%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.78%). 10.2% of the households in Kansas City, MO-KS speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 96% of the residents in Kansas City, MO-KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO-KS are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,805 degrees awarded in 2019), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,424 degrees), and Johnson County Community College (3,168 degrees).

In 2018, the median property value in Kansas City, MO-KS was $196,000, and the homeownership rate was 65%. Most people in Kansas City, MO-KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kansas City, MO-KS was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Missouri and Kansas, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (37.5%), followed by Gary Johnson (3.83%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley, Jerry Moran, and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri and Kansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri and Kansas is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Showing data up to the 2016 election. Updated election results are currently being processed, and will be released in the coming months.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Kansas
56.7% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Missouri and Kansas
  1. 90.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 87.1% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 85.2% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Missouri and Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 90.4% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Missouri and Kansas colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Missouri and Kansas

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Roy Blunt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Jerry Moran
Senator from Kansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Roger Marshall
Senator from Kansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley, Jerry Moran, and Roger Marshall are the senators currently representing Missouri and Kansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Missouri and Kansas

Missouri and Kansas is currently represented by 12 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri and Kansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Kansas City, MO-KS is home to a population of 2.14M people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.59% of Kansas City, MO-KS residents were born outside of the country (141k people).

In 2018, there were 6.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55M people) in Kansas City, MO-KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 257k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 128k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Kansas City, MO-KS are Spanish (116,288 speakers), Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) (7,557 speakers), and Arabic (7,529 speakers).

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO-KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.55M ± 1.85k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    257k ± 4.9k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    128k ± 6.33k
9.15%
Hispanic Population
196k people

In 2018, there were 6.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.55M people) in Kansas City, MO-KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 257k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 128k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.15% of the people in Kansas City, MO-KS are hispanic (196k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Kansas City, MO-KS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages
  1. Spanish
    116,288 speakers (5.8%)
  2. Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese)
    7,557 speakers (0.377%)
  3. Arabic
    7,529 speakers (0.376%)

10.2% of Kansas City, MO-KS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.9%. In 2018, the most common non-English language spoken in Kansas City, MO-KS was Spanish. 5.8% of the overall population of Kansas City, MO-KS are native Spanish speakers. 0.377% speak Chinese (Incl. Mandarin, Cantonese) and 0.376% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.59%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
141k people
6.5%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
138k people

As of 2018, 6.59% of Kansas City, MO-KS residents (141k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kansas City, MO-KS was 6.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 1.1

In 2018, the median age of all people in Kansas City, MO-KS was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Kansas City, MO-KS are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Kansas City, MO-KS residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    119,065 ± 11,699 people
  2. China
    33,457 ± 6,135 people
  3. India
    29,782 ± 5,913 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri and Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 119,065 Missouri and Kansas residents, followed by China with 33,457 and India with 29,782.

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Citizenship

96%
2018 Citizenship
96.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96% of Kansas City, MO-KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Kansas City, MO-KS was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    41,427 ± 2,766
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    27,471 ± 2,746
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    18,735 ± 2,103

Kansas City, MO-KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Kansas City, MO-KS is $65,768. In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Kansas City, MO-KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $86,746, followed by St. Charles County, MO and Platte County, MO, with respective values of $81,663 and $80,468.

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,260. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,960. The income inequality in Kansas is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Kansas City, MO-KS employs 1.1M people. The largest industries in Kansas City, MO-KS are Health Care & Social Assistance (150,781 people), Retail Trade (116,935 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (101,695 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($78,955), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,454), and Information ($65,548).

Wages

Median Household Income

$65,768
2018 value
± $1,014
3.73%
1 Year Growth
± 2.5%

Households in Kansas City, MO-KS have a median annual income of $65,768, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $63,404 in 2017, which represents a 3.73% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,808
Average Male Salary in Missouri
± $1,390
$48,260
Average Female Salary in Missouri
± $1,018
$64,337
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $1,898
$45,960
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,398

In 2019, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.32 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.4 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Kansas
  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $121,729 ± $143,819
  2. Asian
    $51,452 ± $6,488
  3. White
    $50,192 ± $1,226
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Missouri
  1. Asian
    $65,518 ± $7,177
  2. White
    $50,435 ± $881
  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races
    $48,954 ± $32,010

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 2.37 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Kansas.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.3 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Missouri.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri and Kansas by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kansas City, MO-KS is from Missouri and Kansas.
0.454
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.461
2018 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.454
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.464
2018 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2019, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.57% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

In the same year, the income inequality in Kansas was 0.454 and income inequality had a 2.18% decline from 2018 to 2019, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Kansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478, meaning wages are distributed more evenly in Kansas in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kansas City, MO-KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $86,746, followed by St. Charles County, MO and Platte County, MO, with respective values of $81,663 and $80,468.

The following map shows all of the counties in Kansas City, MO-KS colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

11% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kansas City, MO-KS (227k out of 2.07M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty
  1. White
    129,950 ± 2,404
  2. Black
    62,526 ± 1,795
  3. Hispanic
    37,590 ± 1,375

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Kansas City, MO-KS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

1.1M
2018 Value
± 16,875
0.849%
1 Year growth
± 2.16%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kansas City, MO-KS grew at a rate of 0.849%, from 1.09M employees to 1.1M employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kansas City, MO-KS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (130,138 people), Management Occupations (116,335 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (113,817 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kansas City, MO-KS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kansas City, MO-KS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (130,138 people), Management Occupations (116,335 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (113,817 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Kansas City, MO-KS has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.22 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.19 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.13 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kansas City, MO-KS, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($85,852), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,059), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,065).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.1M
2018 Value
± 16,875
0.849%
1 Year growth
± 2.16%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kansas City, MO-KS grew at a rate of 0.849%, from 1.09M employees to 1.1M employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kansas City, MO-KS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (150,781 people), Retail Trade (116,935 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (101,695 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kansas City, MO-KS, though some of these residents may live in Kansas City, MO-KS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Kansas City, MO-KS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (150,781 people), Retail Trade (116,935 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (101,695 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Kansas City, MO-KS has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.45 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.23 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.14 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kansas City, MO-KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($78,955), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($67,454), and Information ($65,548).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri and Kansas to other states, or from other states to Missouri and Kansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $54.9B
  2. $40.2B
  3. $36.9B

In 2018, the top outbound Missouri and Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $54.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($40.2B) and Motorized vehicles ($36.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Missouri and Kansas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Missouri and Kansas.
$263B
2018 Value in Kansas
$404B
Projected 2045 Value in Kansas
53.5% growth
$283B
2018 Value in Missouri
$486B
Projected 2045 Value in Missouri
71.5% growth

In 2018, total outbound Kansas trade was $263B. This is expected to increase 53.5% to $404B by 2045.

Comparatively, total outbound Missouri trade was $283B. This is expected to increase 71.5% to $486B by 2045.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri and Kansas to other states, or from other states to Missouri and Kansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.2B
  2. $35.7B
  3. $21.2B

In 2018, the top outbound Missouri and Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $36.2B, followed by Texas with $35.7B and Nebraska and $21.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Missouri and Kansas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Education

In 2019, universities in Kansas City, MO-KS awarded 21,996 degrees. The student population of Kansas City, MO-KS is skewed towards women, with 42,376 male students and 51,440 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kansas City, MO-KS are White (13,279 and 62.3%), followed by Black or African American (2,906 and 13.6%), Hispanic or Latino (2,140 and 10%), and Unknown (1,055 and 4.95%).

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO-KS by number of degrees awarded are Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,805 and 17.3%), University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,424 and 15.6%), and Johnson County Community College (3,168 and 14.4%).

The most popular majors in Kansas City, MO-KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (4,483 and 20.4%), General Business Administration & Management (2,023 and 9.2%), and Registered Nursing (1,418 and 6.45%).

The median tuition costs in Kansas City, MO-KS are $12,727 for private four year colleges, and $8,991 and $24,729 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 863 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 369 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 988 degree-majorss awarded

In 2018, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kansas City, MO-KS was General Business Administration & Management with 863 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Kansas City, MO-KS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,805 degrees awarded
  2. 3,424 degrees awarded
  3. 3,168 degrees awarded
$8,991
Median In-State Public
$12,727
Median Private

In 2019, the Kansas City, MO-KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City with 3,805 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

9,569
Degrees Awarded to Men
12,427
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2019, 9,569 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kansas City, MO-KS, which is 0.77 times less than the 12,427 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Kansas City, MO-KS by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    13,279 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,906 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,140 degrees awarded

In 2019 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Kansas City, MO-KS was White students. These 13,279 degrees mean that there were 4.57 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,906 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kansas City, MO-KS was $196,000 in 2018, which is 0.853 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $180,700 to $196,000, a 8.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Kansas City, MO-KS is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kansas City, MO-KS have an average commute time of 22.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Kansas City, MO-KS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$196,000
2018 Median
± $2,715
$180,700
2017 Median
± $2,566

In 2018, the median property value in Kansas City, MO-KS grew to to $196,000 from the previous year's value of $180,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kansas City, MO-KS compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kansas City, MO-KS the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$65,768
Median Household Income
± $1,014
835k
Number of Households
± 13,504

In 2018, the median household income of the 835k households in Kansas City, MO-KS grew to $65,768 from the previous year's value of $63,404.

The following chart displays the households in Kansas City, MO-KS distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Kansas City, MO-KS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Kansas City, MO-KS the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65%
2018 Homeownership
64.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 65% of the housing units in Kansas City, MO-KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kansas City, MO-KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kansas City, MO-KS have a shorter commute time (22.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.09% of the workforce in Kansas City, MO-KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (83.8%)
  2. Carpooled (7.79%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.16%)

In 2018, 83.8% of workers in Kansas City, MO-KS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.79%) and those who worked at home (5.16%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Kansas City, MO-KS distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Kansas City, MO-KS have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

90.9% of the population of Kansas City, MO-KS has health coverage, with 54.6% on employee plans, 10.8% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.93% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Missouri was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Per capita personal health care spending in Kansas was $7,651 in 2014. This is a 2.99% increase from the previous year ($7,429).

Primary care physicians in Missouri see 1422 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (1430 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1672 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 491 patients per year.

Similarly, primary care physicians in Kansas see 1278 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1295 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1661 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 489 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Elk County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (22.5%). Additionally, Osage County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (42.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Missouri and Kansas.
1,422 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Missouri
1,278 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Kansas

Primary care physicians in Missouri see an average of 1,422 patients per year. This represents a 0.559% decrease from the previous year (1,430 patients).

Primary care physicians in Kansas see an average of 1,278 patients per year. This represents a 1.31% decrease from the previous year (1,295 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Missouri and Kansas in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.
State with the Highest Prevalence
  1. 8.26% of the population affected
  2. 8.13% of the population affected
  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
Most prevalent states
  1. 19.2% of adults
  2. 17.9% of adults
  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Missouri and Kansas.
$8,107
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Missouri
$7,651
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Kansas

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

Similarly, all personal health care spending per capita in Kansas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.99%, from $7,429 to $7,651.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.05%
Uninsured
54.6%
Employer Coverage
10.8%
Medicaid
11.3%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.93%
Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kansas City, MO-KS grew by 7.97% from 8.39% to 9.05%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kansas City, MO-KS changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.
Most at risk counties
  1. 22.5% prevalence
  2. 22.3% prevalence
  3. 20.7% prevalence

Elk County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri and Kansas, at 22.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri and Kansas by county over multiple years.

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