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Demographics

  • Metro population is 2 million
  • The annual per household income is $71,141
  • Per capita income is $28,262
  • Median home price in Kansas City is $131,300
  • The average age is 36.1
  • 90.4% of KC residents have a high school education
  • 32.8% of KC residents have a college degree

View more demographics in the Greater Kansas City Profile.

Cost of Living Comparison
City
Composite Index grocery items utilities trans-portation health care
Albuquerque, NM
94.6
94.4
98.6
94.4
101.1
Atlanta, GA
97.3
101.6
93.4
102.1
101.2
Chicago, IL
114.7
114.4
97.6
114.5
107.1
Columbus, OH
90.3
94.3
99.9
99.0
102.1
Denver, CO
105.0
102.6
90.0
95.0
106.8
Kansas City, MO/KS
99.4
98.8
110.1
98.7
97.2
Los Angeles, CA
132.8
107.4
112.3
108.9
110.3
Minneapolis, MN
110.6
108.1
100.7
104.8
103.2
Richmond, VA
100.1
104.4
108.5
101.9
108.8
Seattle, WA
117.1
111.6
90.4
112.4
118.7
Tampa, FL
91.8
98.1
96.7
102.8
93.8

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, Annual 2011.

Housing Comparison
City
median sAles price of existing single-family homes median apartment rent
Albuquerque, NM
$163,300
$827
Atlanta, GA
$90,600
$933
Chicago, IL
$164,300
$1,056
Columbus, OH
$118,300
$830
Denver, CO
$230,700
$1,002
Kansas City, MO/KS
$131,300
$840
Los Angeles, CA
$296,900
$1,542
Minneapolis, MN
$151,500
$977
Seattle, WA
$267,600
$1,190
Tampa, FL
$135,500
$972

Source: National Association of Realtors, 2011; U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, 50th Percentile, 2 bedroom units, 2013.

Major Companies

American Century Investments* H&R Block*
AMC Theatres* Hallmark Cards, Inc.*
AT&T Honeywell
Bayer CropScience Inergy LP*
Black & Veatch* JE Dunn Construction *
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Kansas City Southern*
Burns & McDonnell* Kauffman Foundation*
Cerner Corp.* LabOne Inc.*
DST Systems* Perceptive Software*
Euronet Worldwide Inc.* Quintiles
Ferrellgas Partners LP* Seaboard Corp.*
Ford Motor Co. Sprint Corp.
Garmin Inernational * UPS
General Motors YRC Worldwide*
Great Plains Energy (KCP&L)*  

* Headquartered in KC

Major Colleges and Universities

  • Avila University
  • Baker University
  • DeVry University
  • Emporia State University 
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kansas City, Kan., Community College
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Kansas State University
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-America Nazarene University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Ottawa University
  • Park University
  • Rockhurst University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Kansas – Lawrence
  • University of Kansas – Edwards Campus
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Vatterott College
  • Washington University
  • Webster University
  • William Jewell College

 

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