Kansas City employment information

IndexKansas CityKansasNational
Income per capita$18,425$27,367$28,555
Median household income$38,073$51,872$53,482
Median income owner occupied$50,876$65,700$68,142
Median income renter occupied$25,659$31,165$33,219
Median earnings male$26,883$35,528$36,116
Median earnings female$21,634$23,777$25,692
Unemployment rate8.3%4.4%5.8%
Poverty level25.4%13.8%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Kansas City is 35% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Kansas City is 29% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Kansas City is 43% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Kansas City is 63% higher than the national average.

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Kansas City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry17.6%0.5%
Manufacturing sector15.7%1.2%
Financial & insurance services2.0%6.5%
Wholesale & retail services13.4%13.6%
Public administration5.3%5.2%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.5%3.1%
Education, health & social services9.1%32.5%
Other25.7%28.6%

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Kansas City, KS147,598$38,07329%

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Escondido, CA147,603$49,4098%
Joliet, IL147,786$62,00816%
Torrance, CA147,181$78,28646%
Bridgeport, CT146,680$41,20423%
Alexandria, VA146,422$87,31963%
Kansas City, KS147,598$38,07329%
Source: The Kansas City, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.