Kansas City, MO

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Population

491,809

0.61% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Median Age

35.2


Median Household Income

$54,372

5.93% growth

Number of Employees

255,698

0.587% growth

Median Property Value

$166,400

8.83% growth

About

In 2018, Kansas City, MO had a population of 492k people with a median age of 35.2 and a median household income of $54,372. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Kansas City, MO grew from 488,825 to 491,809, a 0.61% increase and its median household income grew from $51,330 to $54,372, a 5.93% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (54.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (28%), White (Hispanic) (6.18%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.44%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (3.26%). N/A% of the people in Kansas City, MO speak a non-English language, and 94.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO are University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,613 degrees awarded in 2017), Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,438 degrees), and Rockhurst University (872 degrees).

The median property value in Kansas City, MO is $166,400, and the homeownership rate is 53.3%. Most people in Kansas City, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Kansas City, MO is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Missouri.

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

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Kansas City, MO employs 256k people. The largest industries in Kansas City, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,660 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (27,310 people), and Retail Trade (23,950 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,488), Utilities ($80,629), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,726).

Median household income in Kansas City, MO is $54,372. Males in Kansas City, MO have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,612. The income inequality in Kansas City, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,372

2018 value

± $2,269

5.93%

1 Year Growth

± 4.65%

Households in Kansas City, MO have a median annual income of $54,372, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $51,330 in 2017, which represents a 5.93% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$63,351

Average Male Salary

± $1,432

$46,612

Average Female Salary

± $1,019

In 2018, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Missouri by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $74,580 ± $64,696

  2. Asian

    $72,953 ± $8,565

  3. American Indian

    $52,051 ± $20,853

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.02 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Kansas City, MO is from Missouri.

0.461

2018 Wage GINI

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.206% growth from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2018 the GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 84

  2. Census Tract 213.09

  3. Census Tract 182

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Kansas City, MO was Census Tract 84 with a value of $200,682, followed by Census Tract 213.09 and Census Tract 182, with respective values of $144,432 and $127,061.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Kansas City, MO (81.1k out of 468k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher 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 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. Black

    38,260 ± 1,378

  2. White

    29,022 ± 1,190

  3. Hispanic

    12,472 ± 831

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

256k

2018 Value

± 8,448

0.587%

1 Year growth

± 4.62%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kansas City, MO grew at a rate of 0.587%, from 254k employees to 256k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Kansas City, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,819 people), Management Occupations (24,559 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (24,002 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Kansas City, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Kansas City, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,819 people), Management Occupations (24,559 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (24,002 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kansas City, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.75 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.33 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (1.3 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Kansas City, MO, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($110,925), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,791), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($65,368).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

256k

2018 Value

± 8,448

0.587%

1 Year growth

± 4.62%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Kansas City, MO grew at a rate of 0.587%, from 254k employees to 256k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Kansas City, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,660 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (27,310 people), and Retail Trade (23,950 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Kansas City, MO, though some of these residents may live in Kansas City, MO 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, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (36,660 people), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (27,310 people), and Retail Trade (23,950 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Kansas City, MO has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.42 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.31 times), and Public Administration (1.3 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Kansas City, MO, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,488), Utilities ($80,629), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,726).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.4B

  2. $24.9B

  3. $24.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($24.9B) and Motorized vehicles ($24.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$299B

2020 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

44.9% growth

In 2020, total outbound Missouri trade was $299B. This is expected to increase 44.9% to $433B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Missouri trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Missouri to other states, or from other states to Missouri.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.5B

  2. $14.6B

  3. $10.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $35.5B, followed by Kansas with $14.6B and Texas and $10.1B.

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

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Health

87.3% of the population of Kansas City, MO has health coverage, with 49.8% on employee plans, 14.5% on Medicaid, 9.73% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Kansas City, MO see 1305 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.685% decrease from the previous year (1314 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1220 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 465 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,305 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see an average of 1,305 patients per year. This represents a 0.685% decrease from the previous year (1,314 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jackson County, MO 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

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

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.

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

12.7%

Uninsured

49.8%

Employer Coverage

14.5%

Medicaid

9.73%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Kansas City, MO grew by 13.6% from 11.2% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Kansas City, MO 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. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

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

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Diversity

Kansas City, MO is home to a population of 492k people, from which 94.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 7.59% of Kansas City, MO residents were born outside of the country (37.1k people).

In 2018, there were 1.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (270k people) in Kansas City, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 138k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2018, the median age of all people in Kansas City, MO was 35.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Kansas City, MO are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Kansas City, MO residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

7.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

37.1k people

7.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

34.5k people

As of 2017, 7.59% of Kansas City, MO residents (37.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Kansas City, MO was 7.16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    38,406 ± 4,796 people

  2. China

    19,981 ± 3,465 people

  3. India

    18,427 ± 3,328 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 38,406 Missouri residents, followed by China with 19,981 and India with 18,427.

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Citizenship

94.9%

2018 Citizenship

95.5%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.9% of Kansas City, MO 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 was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Kansas City, MO

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    270k ± 6.95k

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    138k ± 5.9k

  3. White (Hispanic)

    30.4k ± 3.61k

In 2018, there were 1.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (270k people) in Kansas City, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 138k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 30.4k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    8,125 ± 1,199

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5,906 ± 1,269

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,560 ± 754

Kansas City, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.38 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Kansas City, MO awarded 11,221 degrees. The student population of Kansas City, MO is skewed towards women, with 20,153 male students and 25,345 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Kansas City, MO are White (7,181 and 67.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,282 and 12.1%), Hispanic or Latino (798 and 7.54%), and Asian (523 and 4.94%).

The largest universities in Kansas City, MO by number of degrees awarded are University of Missouri-Kansas City (3,613 and 32.2%), Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City (3,438 and 30.6%), and Rockhurst University (872 and 7.77%).

The most popular majors in Kansas City, MO are Liberal Arts & Sciences (2,661 and 23.7%), Registered Nursing (818 and 7.29%), and General Business (399 and 3.56%).

The median tuition costs in Kansas City, MO are $14,520 for private four year colleges, and $8,340 and $23,067 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 204 degrees awarded

  2. 586 degrees awarded

  3. 270 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Kansas City, MO was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 204 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,613 degrees awarded

  2. 3,438 degrees awarded

  3. 872 degrees awarded

$8,340

Median In-State Public

$14,520

Median Private

In 2017, the Kansas City, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Missouri-Kansas City with 3,613 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

4,689

Degrees Awarded to Men

6,532

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 4,689 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Kansas City, MO, which is 0.718 times less than the 6,532 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,181 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,282 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    798 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Kansas City, MO were to White students. These 7,181 degrees mean that there were 5.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,282 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Kansas City, MO was $166,400 in 2018, which is 0.724 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $152,900 to $166,400, a 8.83% increase. The homeownership rate in Kansas City, MO is 53.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Kansas City, MO have an average commute time of 21.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Kansas City, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$166,400

2018 Median

± $5,037

$152,900

2017 Median

± $4,215

In 2018, the median property value in Kansas City, MO grew to to $166,400 from the previous year's value of $152,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Kansas City, MO 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 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.

$54,372

Median Household Income

± $2,269

207k

Number of Households

± 7,180

In 2018, the median household income of the 207k households in Kansas City, MO grew to $54,372 from the previous year's value of $51,330.

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

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Rent vs Own

53.3%

2018 Homeownership

53.8%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 53.3% of the housing units in Kansas City, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.8%.

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

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Commute Time

21.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Kansas City, MO have a shorter commute time (21.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% of the workforce in Kansas City, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    7.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.65%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Kansas City, MO was Drove Alone (81.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.9%) and those who Worked At Home (4.65%).

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 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 have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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