Kansas City, KS

Kansas City profile

Living in Kansas City

Kansas City is a relatively large city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 156,607 people and 61 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the third largest community in Kansas.

Kansas City is a blue-collar town, with 35.99% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Kansas City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kansas City who work in office and administrative support (11.16%), sales jobs (8.49%), and food service (6.64%).

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.

In terms of college education, Kansas City is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.92% of adults 25 and older in Kansas City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kansas City in 2018 was $22,591, 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 $90,364 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 30.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kansas City's cultural character, accounting for 17.47% of the city’s population.

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