Kansas City, MO

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Demographic and Financial Snapshot

(Last updated on 11.25.20)

 

AGE IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Age RangePopulationPercent
20 to 24 years35,2437.2%
25 to 29 years45,2529.2%
30 to 34 years40,9648.3%
35 to 39 years36,9997.5%
40 to 44 years28,0635.7%
45 to 49 years27,7125.6%
50 to 54 years29,5166.0%
55 to 59 years31,6586.4%
60 to 64 years28,9235.9%
65 to 69 years21,5804.4%
70 to 74 years15,1033.1%
75 to 79 years12,5962.6%
80 to 84 years7,2681.5%
85+ years8,4471.7%

The median age in Kansas City is 35.2 years

Source: US Census Data; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Age

 

ETHNICITY IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

EthnicityPopulationPercent
White300,25361.1%
Black or African American139,59828.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native2,1910.4%
Asian12,3332.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander4000.1%
Other16,4393.3%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Race

 

EDUCATION IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Education LevelPopulationPercent
Less than 9th grade10,0443.0%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma21,8316.5%
High school graduate (includes GED)81,77024.5%
Some college, no degree77,83523.3%
Associate’s degree24,5817.4%
Bachelor’s degree75,05722.5%
Graduate or professional degree42,96312.9%
High school graduate or higher302,20690.5%
Bachelor’s degree or higher118,02035.3%
Less than Bachelor’s degree216,06164.7%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Education (population 25+ years)

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Annual Household IncomePercent
Less than $10,0007.3%
$10,000 to $14,9995.1%
$15,000 to $24,99910.4%
$25,000 to $34,9999.9%
$35,000 to $49,99913.9%
$50,000 to $74,99917.5%
$75,000 to $99,99911.3%
$100,000 to $149,99914.4%
$150,000 to $199,9995.7%
$200,000 or more4.6%

Median household income: $54,372

Mean household income: $74,575

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Household Income

 

HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY EDUCATION IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Education LevelAverage Income
Less than high school graduate$22,380
High school graduate (includes GED)$29,923
Some college or Associate’s degree$36,571
Bachelor’s degree$53,555
Graduate or professional degree$63,237

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Median earnings in past 12 months by education (population 25+ years with earnings)

 

MARITAL STATUS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

PopulationPercent
Population 15+ years 397,292 NA
Never married158,74740.0%
Now married (except separated)161,11940.6%
Separated8,7412.2%
Widowed20,7725.2%
Divorced47,91312.1%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Marital Status for population 15 years and over

 

POVERTY STATUS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

PopulationPercent
Living beneath poverty line72,66515.0%

Source: US Census; https://data.census.gov/cedsci
Survey/Program
: American Community Survey (2018 estimates)
Data Point
: Poverty Rate

 

HOUSING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Owner-occupied housing units106,934
Renter-occupied housing units93,486
Single-family detached units143,506
Homeownership rate53.4%
Vacancy rate13.0%
Renters rate46.6%
Average housing value$181,489
Average monthly owner cost (with/ mortgage)$995
Average rent$760

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Housing Characteristics

 

SOCIOECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Average income$72,418
Average household size2.36
Percent population 16 years and over in labor force68.7%
Percent disabled12.6%
Percent with health coverage87.6%
Average travel time to work21.9 minutes
Percent workers using public transportation2.8%
Percent veterans6.8%
Percent foreign born7.7%
Percent speaking Spanish at home2.9%

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Socioeconomic Characteristics

 

CONSUMER SPENDING IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

Total consumer expenditures per household$65,871.06
Alcoholic beverages$508.34
Alcoholic beverages consumed at home$300.13
Beer consumed away from home$90.86
Wine consumed away from home$43.26
Apparel & services$1,929.83
Men’s apparel$369.17
Women’s apparel$639.20
Children’s apparel$300.59
Boys’ apparel$102.02
Girls’ apparel$113.06
Footwear$439.64
Dining out (food away from home)$3,312.19
Dining out – Breakfast$336.96
Dining out – Lunch$1,035.03
Dining out – Dinner$1,532.96
Education$1,344.90
Entertainment / recreation$2,834.65
Club membership fees$198.76
Dating services$0.76
Pet food$226.41
Pet services$55.96
Food consumed at home$4,625.52
Bakery products consumed at home$606.92
Dairy products consumed at home$471.08
Fruits and vegetables consumed at home$898.33
Meat, poultry, fish, eggs consumed at home$1,027.01
Nonalcoholic beverages consumed at home$457.60
Snacks / other food products consumed at home$1,622.18
Health care$5,180.37
Medical services$951.18
Nonprescription drugs$128.13
Household Services$1,795.32
Care for the elderly and handicapped$65.84
Lawn and garden services$376.17
Housekeeping services$148.20
PC repair$6.02
Housing$20,721.40
Home improvements$2,155.09
Utilities, fuel, and public services$4,382.69
Phone services$1,596.93
Water$644.75
Life and other insurance$383.14
Pensions and social security$6,996.02
Personal care products and services$797.81
Hair care products$96.24
Personal care products$339.62
Local transportation$7,694.33
Gasoline$2,014.99
Vehicle maintenance and repair$1,039.63
Travel$1,884.45
Airline fares$458.45
Auto / truck rental on trips$22.44
Lodging on trips$511.48
Food and drink on trips$457.49
Entertainment on trips$161.72

Source: US Census; https://cbb.census.gov/rae/#
Survey/Program
: 2009-2013 and the 2014-2018 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates
Data Point
: Consumer Spending (Consumer expenditures per household)

 

DEBT IN JACKSON COUNTY (home to KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI)

% with any debt in collections39%
Average debt in collections$2,163
% with medical debt in collections25%
Average medical debt in collections$1,072
% with student loan debt20%
Average student loan debt$20,544
Average monthly student loan payment$178
% with auto debt29%

Source: Urban Institute; https://apps.urban.org/features/debt-interactive-map/
Survey/Program
: Data from credit bureau data (2018) + the US Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (2017)
Data Point
: Consumer Debt

 

UNEMPLOYMENT IN KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI

YearPopulationPercent
January 201910,5374.1%
February 20199,3853.6%
March 20199,7783.8%
April 20197,5332.9%
May 20198,3523.2%
June 20199,6373.7%
July 201912,5824.7%
August 201910,6864.1%
September 20197,6532.9%
October 20198,6083.3%
November 20198,6373.3%
December 20199,2153.5%
January 202010,6524.1%
February 20209,5663.7%
March 202010,9254.1%
April 202029,83411.7%
May 202031,52812.3%
June 202024,1429.2%
July 202024,0279.0%

Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics; https://www.bls.gov/lau/data.htm
Survey/Program
: Local Area Employment Statistics
Data Point
: Unemployment totals (not seasonally adjusted)

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