Regional Facts

Demographics:

  • Metro population is 2.1 million
  • The annual per household income is $61,385
  • Per capita income is $36,867
  • Median home price in Kansas City is $201,700
  • The median age is 37.4
  • 92.1 percent of KC residents have a high school education
  • 36.7 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
Albuquerque, NM
90.8
95.9
92.7
93.4
105.1
Atlanta, GA
102.7
99.9
87.0
100.8
108.8
Chicago, IL
120.8
99.7
154.9
125.9
101.3
Columbus, OH
91.8
96.6
77.2
92.6
95.9
Denver, CO
114.3
100.5
140.5
106.4
102.6
Kansas City, MO/KS
94.3
100.4
83.6
96.1
99.0
Los Angeles, CA
146.8
115.2
233.7
126.5
107.6
Minneapolis, MN
107.0
105.0
102.8
106.2
106.7
Richmond, VA
94.5
86.5
88.2
90.6
117.3
Seattle, WA
153.6
125.7
213.1
137.0
124.7
Tampa, FL
89.6
105.4
122.7
111.2
96.5

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, Q3 2018.

Housing Comparison

MSA Median Sales Price of Existing
Single-family Homes
Apartment Rent
Albuquerque, NM
$208,900
$938
Atlanta, GA
$224,100
$1,099
Chicago, IL
$265,300
$1,279
Columbus, OH
$207,600
$970
Denver, CO
$450,100
$1,543
Kansas City, MO/KS
$204,900
$928
Los Angeles, CA
$628,900
$1,798
Minneapolis, MN
$275,500
$1,164
Richmond, VA $268,000 $1,114
Seattle, WA
$502,800
$1,641
Tampa, FL
$236,000
$1,116

Source: National Association of Realtors, 3Q 2018; U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, 2 bedroom units, 2018.

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 & 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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