Kansas City, MO-KS

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
2.14M
0.923% 1-year growth
2020 Median Age
37.5
0.267% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
9.88%
6.08% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$69,240
3.91% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$196,000
6.93% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
1.1M
1.12% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Kansas City, MO-KS had a population of 2.14M people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $69,240. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Kansas City, MO-KS grew from 2.12M to 2.14M, a 0.923% increase and its median household income grew from $66,632 to $69,240, a 3.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO-KS are White (Non-Hispanic) (72%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12%), White (Hispanic) (5.12%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.1%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.92%).

None of the households in Kansas City, MO-KS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

96.3% of the residents in Kansas City, MO-KS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO-KS are University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,558 degrees awarded in 2020), Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,506 degrees), and Johnson County Community College (3,016 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Kansas City, MO-KS was $196,000, and the homeownership rate was 65.2%. Most people in Kansas City, MO-KS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Kansas City, MO-KS was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Kansas City, MO-KS is home to a population of 2.14M people, from which 96.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 6.84% of Kansas City, MO-KS residents were born outside of the country (147k people).

In 2020, there were 5.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.54M people) in Kansas City, MO-KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 258k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 110k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO-KS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    1.54M ± 1.14k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    258k ± 1.87k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    110k ± 2.88k
9.21%
Hispanic Population
197k people

In 2020, there were 5.99 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (1.54M people) in Kansas City, MO-KS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 258k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 110k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

9.21% of the people in Kansas City, MO-KS are hispanic (197k 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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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.84%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
147k people
6.86%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
146k people

As of 2020, 6.84% of Kansas City, MO-KS residents (147k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kansas City, MO-KS was 6.86%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

37
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.1
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.5

In 2020, the median age of all people in Kansas City, MO-KS was 37.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Kansas City, MO-KS are getting getting older. In 2019, 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
    122,049 ± 11,817 people
  2. India
    35,122 ± 6,451 people
  3. China
    27,664 ± 5,659 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri and Kansas was Mexico, the natal country of 122,049 Missouri and Kansas residents, followed by India with 35,122 and China with 27,664.

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Citizenship

96.3%
2020 Citizenship
96.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 96.3% of Kansas City, MO-KS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Kansas City, MO-KS was 96.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    40,939 ± 1,260
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    25,400 ± 1,230
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    18,410 ± 1,087

Kansas City, MO-KS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.61 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

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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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Missouri and Kansas (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Economy

Median household income in Kansas City, MO-KS is $69,240. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Kansas City, MO-KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $91,650, followed by St. Charles County, MO and Platte County, MO, with respective values of $87,644 and $82,448.

Males in Missouri have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,900. The income inequality in Missouri (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Comparatively, males in Kansas have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,975. The income inequality in Kansas is 0.457, 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 (152,331 people), Retail Trade (121,347 people), and Manufacturing (104,197 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($76,385), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,953), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,656).

Wages

Median Household Income

$69,240
2020 value
± $604
3.91%
1 Year Growth
± 1.14%

Households in Kansas City, MO-KS have a median annual income of $69,240, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $66,632 in 2019, which represents a 3.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the MSA level, so we are showing data for Missouri and Kansas.
$64,967
Average Male Salary in Missouri
± $1,454
$47,900
Average Female Salary in Missouri
± $1,023
$66,166
Average Male Salary in Kansas
± $2,016
$46,975
Average Female Salary in Kansas
± $1,439

In 2020, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.36 times more than female employees.

In that same year, full-time male employees in Kansas made 1.41 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 Missouri
  1. Asian
    $69,167 ± $8,015
  2. White
    $50,716 ± $907
  3. American Indian
    $45,762 ± $17,351
Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Kansas
  1. Asian
    $54,507 ± $6,875
  2. White
    $51,292 ± $1,278
  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander
    $46,967 ± $57,936

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.36 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Missouri.

In the same year, the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kansas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Kansas.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kansas City, MO-KS is from Missouri and Kansas.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Kansas
0.458
2019 Wage GINI in Kansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.04% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 0.457 and income inequality had a 0.19% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kansas City, MO-KS was Johnson County, KS with a value of $91,650, followed by St. Charles County, MO and Platte County, MO, with respective values of $87,644 and $82,448.

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 Sex

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.88% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kansas City, MO-KS (208k out of 2.11M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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
    118,260 ± 2,729
  2. Black
    56,237 ± 1,946
  3. Hispanic
    32,896 ± 1,463

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
2020 Value
± 8,234
1.12%
1 Year growth
± 0.986%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kansas City, MO-KS grew at a rate of 1.12%, 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 (128,194 people), Management Occupations (121,117 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (113,856 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 (128,194 people), Management Occupations (121,117 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (113,856 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 (1.25 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.22 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 Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($77,715), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,155), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($74,263).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.1M
2020 Value
± 8,234
1.12%
1 Year growth
± 0.986%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Kansas City, MO-KS grew at a rate of 1.12%, 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 (152,331 people), Retail Trade (121,347 people), and Manufacturing (104,197 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 (152,331 people), Retail Trade (121,347 people), and Manufacturing (104,197 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other MSAs, Kansas City, MO-KS has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (1.41 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.26 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.18 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kansas City, MO-KS, by median earnings, are Utilities ($76,385), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,953), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($62,656).

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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. $51.1B
  2. $43.5B
  3. $34.7B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri and Kansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($43.5B) and Pharmaceuticals ($34.7B).

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.
$229B
2020 Value in Kansas
$406B
Projected 2050 Value in Kansas
76.8% growth
$312B
2020 Value in Missouri
$614B
Projected 2050 Value in Missouri
97.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kansas trade was $229B. This is expected to increase 76.8% to $406B by 2050.

Comparatively, total outbound Missouri trade was $312B. This is expected to increase 97.1% to $614B by 2050.

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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. $34.2B
  2. $30B
  3. $20.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Missouri and Kansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $34.2B, followed by Texas with $30B and California and $20.4B.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri and Kansas went to Donald J. Trump with 56.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.63%). The most partisan county was Wallace County, KS with 93.3% 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

Presidential voting results are only available at the county level. Showing data for the counties inside of Missouri and Kansas.
Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Missouri
56.6% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Missouri and Kansas
  1. 93.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.7% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Missouri and Kansas was Wallace County, KS with 93.3% 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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri and Kansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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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Education

In 2020, universities in Kansas City, MO-KS awarded 21,600 degrees. The student population of Kansas City, MO-KS is skewed towards women, with 37,487 male students and 46,472 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kansas City, MO-KS are White (12,463 and 59.6%), followed by Black or African American (2,790 and 13.3%), Hispanic or Latino (2,153 and 10.3%), and Unknown (1,339 and 6.4%).

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO-KS by number of degrees awarded are University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,558 and 16.5%), Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,506 and 16.2%), and Johnson County Community College (3,016 and 14%).

The most popular majors in Kansas City, MO-KS are Liberal Arts & Sciences (4,022 and 18.6%), General Business Administration & Management (1,906 and 8.82%), and Registered Nursing (1,290 and 5.97%).

The median tuition costs in Kansas City, MO-KS are $12,729 for private four year colleges, and $9,198 and $25,299 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 847 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 342 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 869 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kansas City, MO-KS was General Business Administration & Management with 847 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. 3,558 degrees awarded
  2. 3,506 degrees awarded
  3. 3,016 degrees awarded
$9,198
Median In-State Public
$12,729
Median Private

In 2020, the Kansas City, MO-KS institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Missouri-Kansas City with 3,558 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

9,116
Degrees Awarded to Men
12,484
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 9,116 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kansas City, MO-KS, which is 0.73 times less than the 12,484 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the 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
    12,463 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,790 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2,153 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Kansas City, MO-KS was White students. These 12,463 degrees mean that there were 4.47 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,790 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kansas City, MO-KS was $196,000 in 2020, which is 0.853 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $183,300 to $196,000, a 6.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Kansas City, MO-KS is 65.2%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Kansas City, MO-KS have an average commute time of 23.5 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
2020 Median
± $1,315
$183,300
2019 Median
± $1,023

In 2020, the median property value in Kansas City, MO-KS grew to to $196,000 from the previous year's value of $183,300.

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.
$69,240
Median Household Income
± $604
843k
Number of Households
± 6,933

In 2020, the median household income of the 843k households in Kansas City, MO-KS grew to $69,240 from the previous year's value of $66,632.

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

65.2%
2020 Homeownership
65.1%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 65.2% of the housing units in Kansas City, MO-KS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Kansas City, MO-KS compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kansas City, MO-KS have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.2% of the workforce in Kansas City, MO-KS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Kansas City, MO-KS compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.85%)
  3. Carpooled (7.62%)

In 2020, 81.4% of workers in Kansas City, MO-KS drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.85%) and those who carpooled to work (7.62%).

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 false.

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Health

91.1% of the population of Kansas City, MO-KS has health coverage, with 55.9% on employee plans, 9.92% on Medicaid, 11.8% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.71% 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

8.93%
Uninsured
55.9%
Employer Coverage
9.92%
Medicaid
11.8%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.71%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kansas City, MO-KS declined by 0.135% from 8.95% to 8.93%.

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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