Kansas City demographics profile

StatisticKansas CityMissouriNational
Population471,7676,059,651318,558,162
Population density (sq mi)1,4988691
Median age35.338.337.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)46%57%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1845%42%43%
Speak English89%94%79%
Speak Spanish7%3%13%
Kansas City, MO has a population of 471,767 and is the 36th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,498 per sq mi which is 1634% higher than the Missouri average and 1554% higher than the national average. The median age in Kansas City is 35 which is approximately 8% lower than the Missouri average of 38. In Kansas City, 46% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 7% speak Spanish. 55% of Kansas City residents were born in Missouri, 37% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 7% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Kansas City is 1634% higher than Missouri.
  • The median age in Kansas City is 8% lower than Missouri.
  • In Kansas City 60.10% of the population is White.
  • In Kansas City 29.11% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Kansas City 2.57% of the population is Asian.

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Kansas City population breakdown by race

RaceKansas CityMissouriNational
White60.10%82.53%73.35%
Black or African American29.11%11.58%12.63%
Asian2.57%1.78%5.22%
American Indian0.39%0.42%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.13%0.11%0.18%
Mixed race3.33%2.44%3.06%
Other race4.37%1.13%4.75%
In Kansas City, 10.0% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Kansas City, MO demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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