Jackson County, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Jackson County Kansas City MSA United States
Population, 2017 698,895 2,128,912 325,719,178
Population % Ch., 2007-2017 5.41% 7.47% 7.99%
Median Age, 2016 36.5 37.4 37.9
Land Area (sq. mi.) 604.46 7,950 3,531,905
High School Grads, 2016 89.8% 91.4% 87%
College Grads, 2016 29.4% 35% 30.3%
Labor Force, 2017 363,854 1,128,859 160,320,000
Unemployment Rate, 2017 4.4% 3.8% 4.4%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. Annual education attainment rates are not available for communities under 25,000 population. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Type of Operation
American Century Investments, Inc.  Mutual funds (Hdq.)  800 
Assurant Employee Benefits  Insurance (Hdq.)  737 
AT&T  Telecommunications  1,700 
ATK Small Caliber Systems  Ammunition mfg.  2,660 
Bayer CropScience, Core Technologies Center  Crop protection products mfg.  580 
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City  Insurance (Hdq.)  1,000 
Burns & McDonnell  Architect/Engineering  2,435 
Carondelet Health  Health services 2,600
Children's Mercy Hospital  Healthcare  5,905 
City of Kansas City, MO  Government  4,282 
Clarkson Construction Company  Construction (Hdq.)  685 
Commerce Bank.  Banking (Hdq.)  2,400 
CVS Caremark  Pharmaceutical services  500 
Department of Homeland Security - National Records Center  Federal government  550 
Dickinson Financial Corporation  Financial services (Hdq.)  663 
DST Systems, Inc.  Financial services (Hdq.) 4,400 
Federal Government   Government 27,300 
Fike Corporation  Manufacturer of process and life safety products 460 
GE Transportation Systems   Railroad signaling systems 400 
Great Plains Energy, Inc. (KCPL) Electrical utility (Hdq.) 2,200 
H & R Block, Inc.  Tax prep & financial services (Hdq.)  1,077 
Hallmark Cards, Inc.  Greeting cards  4,620 
HCA-Midwest  Health care  9,850 
HNTB Corp.  Architects/Engineers (Hdq.)  589 
Honeywell Manufacturing  Electronic & mech. weapons components mfg.  2,600 
Internal Revenue Service  Government  3,200 
JE Dunn Construction  Construction (Hdq.)  956 
Kansas City Life Insurance Co.  Insurance (Hdq.)  443 
Lockton Companies  Insurance (Hdq.)  1,075 
National Benefits Center  Federal government  1,325 
Owner Operator & Independent Drivers Association  Professional association  270 
Peterson Manufacturing Company  Transportation equipment mfg. (Hdq.)  520 
Quest Diagnostics  Pharmaceutical customer service  515 
Saint Luke's Health System   Health care 8,914 
Shook Hardy & Bacon
Law firm (Hdq.)
State Street
Mutual fund & insurance industry services
Time Warner Cable
Cable television
Truman Medical Center, Inc.
Health services
UMB Financial Corp.
Banking (Hdq.)
University of Missouri-KC  Higher education 2,659

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