Kansas City, MO
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Living in Kansas City


Kansas City is a very large city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 508,090 people and 167 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the largest community in Missouri.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kansas City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kansas City is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kansas City who work in office and administrative support (12.92%), management occupations (9.56%), and sales jobs (9.27%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Kansas City, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Kansas City is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Kansas City a great place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun. In fact, Kansas City is one of the top larger cities in America for educated single professionals to flock.

Of the large cities in America, Kansas City is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 85.69% of people in Kansas City drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Kansas City, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.

The education level of Kansas City citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.68% of adults in Kansas City have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Kansas City in 2018 was $33,215, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,860 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 10.59% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include German, Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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