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.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Kansas City is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.05% of the Kansas City workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 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.