Income/capita 4%
Household income 14%
Unemployment 1%
IndexKansas CityMissouriNational
Income per capita$28,511$27,044$29,829
Median household income$47,489$49,593$55,322
Median income owner occupied$66,602$62,242$70,586
Median income renter occupied$31,739$30,016$35,192
Median earnings male$35,783$34,901$36,919
Median earnings female$27,668$24,771$26,250
Unemployment rate4.6%4.1%4.7%
Poverty level18.3%15.3%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Kansas City is 4% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Kansas City is 14% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Kansas City is 1% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Kansas City is 21% higher than the national average

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      Kansas City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry8.5%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector11.5%0.5%
      Financial & insurance services4.6%7.0%
      Wholesale & retail services15.1%12.4%
      Public administration5.0%4.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.4%3.0%
      Education, health & social services12.1%34.6%

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      Westwood Hills, KS414$123,500123%
      Parkville, MO6,124$116,359110%
      Kansas City, MO471,767$47,48914%

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