Regional Facts

Demographics:

  • Metro population is 2.1 million
  • The annual per household income is $63,404
  • Per capita income is $34,457
  • Median home price in Kansas City is $204,900
  • The median age is 37.4
  • 91.5 percent of KC residents have a high school education
  • 36.4 percent 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
Atlanta, GA
103.8
104.4
85.8
107.5
109.1
Austin, TX
101.1
92.5
94.5
92.8
106.5
Chicago, IL
121.9
104.0
92.7
124.6
99.8
Columbus, OH
90.6
98.7
87.6
92.9
86.8
Denver, CO
112.8
98.0
80.8
104.0
104.2
Kansas City, MO/KS
96.0
104.4
97.7
97.0
106.9
Los Angeles, CA
148.0
115.6
106.8
126.4
111.2
Minneapolis, MN
105.9
103.1
97.3
104.1
103.3
Nashville, TN
94.7
98.2
93.0
91.0
91.8
Seattle, WA
159.4
129.4
107.0
134.8
127.9
Tampa, FL
90.7
104.3
90.4
99.4
102.7

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, Q3 2019.

Housing Comparison

MSA Median Sales Price of Existing
Single-family Homes
Apartment Rent
Atlanta, GA
$238,100
$1,180
Austin, TX
$330,700
$1,417
Chicago, IL
$269,700
$1,323
Columbus, OH
$223,000
$1,024
Denver, CO
$465,700
$1,638
Kansas City, MO/KS
$222,400
$1,018
Los Angeles, CA
$649,600
$1,934
Minneapolis, MN
$290,800
$1,241
Nashville, TN $279,700 $1,175
Seattle, WA
$520,500
$2,029
Tampa, FL
$250,000
$1,209

Source: National Association of Realtors, 3Q 2019; U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, 2 bedroom units, 2019.

Major Companies

American Century Investments* Honeywell 
AMC Theatres* Inergy LP*
AT&T JE Dunn Construction *
Bayer CropScience Kansas City Southern*
Black & Veatch* Kauffman Foundation*
Burlington Northern Santa Fe LabOne Inc.*
Burns & McDonnell* NetSmart*
Cerner Corp.* Quintiles
Evergy* Seaboard Corp.*
Ferrellgas Partners LP* Sprint Corp.* 
Ford Motor Co. Seaboard Corp.*
Garmin International* State Street
General Motors UPS
H&R Block* YRC Worldwide*
Hallmark Cards, Inc.*

* Headquartered in KC

Major Colleges & 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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