Kansas City employment information

IndexKansas CityKansasNational
Income per capita$18,930$28,478$29,829
Median household income$39,536$53,571$55,322
Median income owner occupied$51,154$67,823$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,467$32,780$35,192
Median earnings male$27,449$36,604$36,919
Median earnings female$22,218$24,737$26,250
Unemployment rate6.1%3.5%4.7%
Poverty level23.7%13.3%15.1%
The Kansas City, KS employment information can be a key indicator when searching for a new job. A good indicator of the strength of the job market is the income per capita and the median household income. The income per capita in Kansas City is $18,930, which is 34% lower than than the Kansas average and 37% lower than than the national average. The median household income is $39,536, which is 26% lower than than the Kansas average and 29% lower than than the national average. The unemployment rate in Kansas City is 6%, which is 32% higher than than the national average. The poverty rate in Kansas City is 24% which is 57% higher than than the national average.

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am i middle class

$Input your household income
$26,354$39,536$79,072
City
$35,710$53,571$107,142
State
$36,877$55,322$110,644
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According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

Did you know?

  • The income per capita in Kansas City is 37% 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 32% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Kansas City is 57% higher than the national average.

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Kansas City median earnings by income bracket

Kansas City employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry17.3%0.7%
Manufacturing sector15.6%0.8%
Financial & insurance services2.0%6.2%
Wholesale & retail services13.8%14.9%
Public administration5.3%4.8%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities9.7%3.5%
Education, health & social services8.4%30.6%
Other26.1%30.2%

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Westwood Hills, KS414$123,500123%
Parkville, MO6,124$116,359110%
Kansas City, KS149,755$39,53629%

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Escondido, CA149,912$54,2682%
Rockford, IL149,597$40,14327%
Sunnyvale, CA149,596$109,79998%
Hollywood, FL148,114$48,57912%
Kansas City, KS149,755$39,53629%
Source: The Kansas City, KS employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).