Regional Facts

Demographics:

  • Kansas City region population is 2.5 million
  • The media annual household income is $65,768
  • Per capita income is $35,354
  • Median home sale price in Kansas City is $219,900
  • The median age is 37.6
  • 92.2 percent of KC residents have a high school education
  • 37.0 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 Housing Trans-portation Health care
Atlanta, GA
99.9
103.2
96.2
103.1
103.3
Austin, TX
100.7
90.4
104.5
88.8
106.4
Chicago, IL
98.7
98.6
97.9
111.1
110.8
Columbus, OH
91.6
98.8
81.6
102.3
94.4
Denver, CO
111.1
94.2
135.2
107.0
100.0
Kansas City, MO/KS
95.4
94.3
84.6
91.0
106.3
Los Angeles, CA
146.6
113.0
228.6
133.6
109.6
Minneapolis, MN
105.7
103.3
102.5
102.0
104.1
Nashville, TN
96.0
101.0
92.2
94.2
94.5
Seattle, WA
156.7
129.4
234.7
138.8
128.7
Tampa, FL
93.5
102.3
81.4
96.4
96.3

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, Q1 2020.

Housing Comparison

MSA Median Sales Price of Existing
Single-family Homes
Apartment Rent
Atlanta, GA
$235,900
$1,248
Austin, TX
$341,500
$1,458
Chicago, IL
$261,700
$1,365
Columbus, OH
$215,400
$1,063
Denver, CO
$473,800
$1,700
Kansas City, MO/KS
$219,900
$1,049
Los Angeles, CA
$592,800
$2,113
Minneapolis, MN
$292,000
$1,314
Nashville, TN $278,800 $1,223
Seattle, WA
$554,400
$2,243
Tampa, FL
$252,000
$1,292

Source: National Association of Realtors, 1Q 2020; U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, 2 bedroom units, 2020.

Major Companies

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

* 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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