Kansas City employment information

IndexKansas CityMissouriNational
Income per capita$27,282$26,006$28,555
Median household income$45,376$47,764$53,482
Median income owner occupied$64,926$60,313$68,142
Median income renter occupied$29,583$27,902$33,219
Median earnings male$34,695$33,503$36,116
Median earnings female$26,991$23,943$25,692
Unemployment rate6.2%5.3%5.8%
Poverty level19.4%15.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Kansas City is 4% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Kansas City is 15% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Kansas City is 7% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Kansas City is 24% higher than the national average.

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Kansas City median earnings by income bracket

Kansas City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry8.2%0.9%
Manufacturing sector11.8%0.4%
Financial & insurance services4.9%8.0%
Wholesale & retail services14.4%12.3%
Public administration5.2%4.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.0%2.9%
Education, health & social services12.3%33.7%
Other32.3%29.7%

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City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Mission Hills, KS3,555$227,098325%
Leawood, KS32,842$133,702150%
Lake Quivira, KS957$132,250147%
Westwood Hills, KS401$117,500120%
Parkville, MO5,811$113,652113%
Kansas City, MO465,005$45,37615%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Long Beach, CA468,594$52,9441%
Sacramento, CA476,075$50,0136%
Mesa, AZ452,091$48,25910%
Virginia Beach, VA445,623$67,00125%
Atlanta, GA440,641$46,43913%
Kansas City, MO465,005$45,37615%
Source: The Kansas City, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.