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Kansas City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Kansas City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jackson County at latitude 39.1251 and longitude -94.551. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Kansas City, but most people and references simply refer to it as Kansas City, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Kansas City indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kansas City: City of Kansas, Greenwood, Maple Gardens, Milton, Moscow, Town of Kansas, Westport, Winnetonka, Winnwood.

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Kansas City, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 468,098
Population in Households 459,402
Population in Familes 338,729
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,696
Population Density1 1,486
Diversity Index2 65


Total Households 196,250
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 110,019
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 227,078 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109,116 (48.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 87,134 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,828 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $149,868
Average Home Value $182,852


Median Household Income $42,827
Average Household Income $61,068
Per Capita Income $25,785
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.42% 0.57%
Households 0.47% 0.57%
Families 0.2% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.2%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kansas City, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kansas City to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density1 # 172 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 12 99th
Median Household Income # 426 59th
Per Capita Income # 183 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.