Kansas City, MO Profile: Facts & 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 497,311 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 497,311
Population in Households 488,764
Population in Familes 356,802
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,547
Population Density1 1,579
Diversity Index2 66
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $51,652
Average Household Income $72,603
Per Capita Income $30,705

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 238,555 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107,704 (45.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 100,524 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,327 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $153,215
Average Home Value $193,493
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 208,228
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 116,337
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.96% 1.04%
Households 0.96% 1.06%
Families 0.78% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.79%
Per Capita Income   3.16%

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, 2018 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 # 149 86th
Diversity Index # 13 99th
Median Household Income # 350 66th
Per Capita Income # 150 86th

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