Kansas City, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Kansas City, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri with a population of 488,023 as of July 1, 2017. Kansas City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kansas City is located at latitude 39.1251 and longitude -94.551 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kansas City (see map below) encompass a land area of 314.95 sq. miles and a water area of 4.08 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 899 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Kansas City are located in Jackson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into Clay County, Platte County, and Cass County.

The City of Kansas City (GNIS ID: 2395492) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Kansas City is located within Township of Kaw, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kansas City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 488,023
Daytime Population: Workers 333,769
Daytime Population: Residents 244,120
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 577,889
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 479,570
Population in Familes 351,674
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,453
Population Density2 1,550
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $49,515
Average Household Income $69,456
Per Capita Income $29,322


Total Housing Units 234,403 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109,330 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 94,502 (40.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,572 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $148,306
Average Home Value $183,823


Total Households 203,831
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 113,952
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.83% 0.81%
Households 0.8% 0.8%
Families 0.61% 0.66%
Median Household Income   2.31%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2017 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 Density # 153 85th
Diversity Index # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 364 65th
Per Capita Income # 164 84th

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