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The City of Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri with a population of 508,664 as of July 1, 2021. 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 39.0997 and longitude -94.5786 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kansas City 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 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.

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, 2021)


Total Population 508,664 (100%)
Population in Households 500,102 (98.3%)
Population in Families 363,919 (71.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 8,562 ( 1.7%)
Population Density 1,615
Diversity Index2 66


Median Household Income $55,954
Average Household Income $76,930
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $32,592
Wealth Index5 70


Total HU (Housing Units) 245,899 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 115,673 (47.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 99,559 (40.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 30,667 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $179,137
Average Home Value $220,080
Housing Affordability Index3 164


Total Households 215,232
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 118,847
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.9% 0.97%
Households 1.0% 1.05%
Families 0.77% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.36%
Owner Occupied HU   1.1%

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, 2021 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 # 142 86th
Median Household Income # 364 65th
Housing Affordability Index # 318 31st
Per Capita Income # 199 81st
Diversity Index # 15 99th

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