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 479,367 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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, 2016)


Total Population 479,367
Population in Households 470,687
Population in Familes 346,108
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,680
Population Density1 1,522
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 200,005
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 112,058
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 231,869 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 109,884 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 90,121 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 31,864 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $143,887
Average Home Value $180,417


Median Household Income $46,320
Average Household Income $65,676
Per Capita Income $27,729
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.67% 0.73%
Households 0.62% 0.71%
Families 0.43% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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, 2016 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 # 167 84th
Diversity Index2 # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 380 63rd
Per Capita Income # 156 85th

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