Kansas City, KS

Kansas City profile

Living in Kansas City

Kansas City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 152,960 people and 66 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the third largest community in Kansas.

When you are in Kansas City, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 35.05% of Kansas City’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Kansas City is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kansas City who work in office and administrative support (11.36%), sales jobs (8.75%), and food service (6.92%).

Also of interest is that Kansas City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Kansas City citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.79% of adults 25 and older in Kansas City have a college degree.

The per capita income in Kansas City in 2018 was $21,945, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,780 for a family of four. However, Kansas City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kansas City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kansas City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kansas City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kansas City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 30.35% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.

Kansas City also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.91%.

The most common language spoken in Kansas City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.