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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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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $31,656$47,489$94,978
      City
      $33,058$49,593$99,186
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      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.

      Kansas City median earnings by income bracket

      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%
      Other32.0%29.8%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mission Hills, KS3,582$246,528346%
      Leawood, KS33,763$147,722167%
      Lake Quivira, KS987$132,917140%
      Westwood Hills, KS414$123,500123%
      Parkville, MO6,124$116,359110%
      Kansas City, MO471,767$47,48914%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Mesa, AZ470,456$50,6159%
      Long Beach, CA469,793$55,1510%
      Sacramento, CA484,530$52,0716%
      Atlanta, GA456,378$49,39811%
      Virginia Beach, VA449,733$67,71922%
      Kansas City, MO471,767$47,48914%
      Source: The Kansas City, MO employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).