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.

Kansas City is a blue-collar town, with 35.05% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. 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 percentage of adults in Kansas City who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.79% of the adults in Kansas City have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.