Kansas City, Kansas Population 2020

153,600
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Kansas City is a city located in Kansas. With a 2020 population of 153,600, it is the 3rd largest city in Kansas (after Wichita and Overland Park) and the 170th largest city in the United States. Kansas City is currently growing at a rate of 0.21% annually and its population has increased by 5.36% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 145,786 in 2010. Kansas City reached it's highest population of 168,213 in 1970. Spanning over 128 miles, Kansas City has a population density of 1,231 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kansas City is $54,886 with a poverty rate of 20.72%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $860 per month, and the median house value is $91,600. The median age in Kansas City is 33.5 years, 32.7 years for males, and 34.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 98.5 males.

Kansas City Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kansas City was:

  • White: 57.91%
  • Black or African American: 23.55%
  • Other race: 8.73%
  • Asian: 4.68%
  • Two or more races: 4.45%
  • Native American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.24%
The current population of Kansas City, Kansas is 153,600, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 152,958.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 145,786.

Kansas City, Kansas Population 2020

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20202,176,44016,4000.75%
20192,160,04016,3900.76%
20182,143,65016,3900.76%
20172,127,26020,3800.96%
20162,106,88020,9000.99%
20152,085,98016,6000.80%
20142,069,38015,4400.75%
20132,053,94015,3700.75%
20122,038,57013,2500.65%
20112,025,32011,9500.59%
20102,013,3700.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White88,06757.91%
Black or African American35,80923.55%
Some Other Race13,2718.73%
Asian7,1234.68%
Two or More Races6,7604.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native6710.44%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3680.24%
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Kansas City Population Pyramid 2020

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Kansas City Median Age

33.5


Total

32.7


Male

34.2


Female

Kansas City Adults

There are 109,564 adults, (17,537 of whom are seniors) in Kansas City.

Kansas City Age Dependency

65.2

Age Dependency Ratio

19.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Kansas City Sex Ratio

Female

76,604

50.37%

Male

75,465

49.63%

Kansas City Households and Families

Kansas City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kansas City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married73.7%26.3%
All56%44%
Male53.2%46.8%
Non Family45.4%54.6%
Female38.7%61.3%

56.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All55,5332.7256
Married21,9513.5373.7
Non Family20,1501.2345.4
Female9,4473.6238.7
Male3,9853.6453.2

3.45

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Kansas City Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,2809.69%
9th to 12th Grade11,46511.98%
High School Graduate31,00132.39%
Some College20,73721.66%
Associates Degree6,8597.17%
Bachelors Degree10,97311.46%
Graduate Degree5,4105.65%
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Kansas City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White43,83438,3629,547
Black22,79919,9133,752
Hispanic22,65512,1601,628
Other Race7,0213,354303
Asian4,0472,615866
Multiple Races2,5232,101667
Native American43936454
Islander1866632

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.52%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 26.44%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,053$35,372$26,876
Less Than High School$24,284$27,420$18,465
High School Grad$27,407$30,865$23,005
Some College$33,779$40,296$29,767
Bachelors Degree$42,407$48,750$40,000
Graduate Degree$51,272$53,936$49,485

$31,053

Average Earnings

$35,372

Average Male

$26,876

Average Female

Kansas City Language

Kansas City Language by Age

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Kansas City Language

70.62% of Kansas City residents speak only English, while 29.38% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.58% of the population.

Kansas City Poverty

Kansas City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic45,27510,16322.45%
Black35,4069,95628.12%
White57,6317,82213.57%
Other13,2313,28224.81%
Asian7,0791,95027.55%
Multiple6,6951,70525.47%
Islander36115743.49%
Native65614221.65%

20.72%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.67%

Male Poverty Rate

22.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kansas City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kansas City is Islander, with 43.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kansas City is White, with 13.57% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.31%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.26%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School25.82%
High School17.12%
Some College13.38%
Bachelors or Greater6.14%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed45.75%
Male Unemployed32.12%
Female Employed11.34%
Male Employed8.52%

Kansas City Income

Kansas City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$43,573$54,886
Families$51,776$63,234
Married Families$65,999$76,582
Non Families$27,290$36,312
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Kansas City Marital Status

Kansas City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

41.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Kansas City Married by Age and Sex

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Kansas City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Kansas City Marital Status by Race

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Kansas City Veterans

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7,639

Number of Veterans

7,131

Male Veterans

508

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,857
First Gulf War1,286
Second Gulf War1,128
Korea708
World War II245
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,922
35 to 541,920
55 to 641,713
75+1,613
18 to 34471
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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,9767.57%
Black2,0968.00%
Hispanic6422.34%
2 or More35510.64%
Other1792.12%
Indian264.84%
Asian70.14%

Kansas City Veterans by Education

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10.87%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kansas City Employment Status

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65.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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52.51%

Born in Kansas

82.47%

Native Born

17.53%

Foreign Born

13.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

82.47% of Kansas City residents were born in the United States, with 52.51% having been born in Kansas. 13.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020153,6003210.21%
2019153,2793210.21%
2018152,958200.01%
2017152,9383210.21%
2016152,6179820.65%
2015151,6351,4480.96%
2014150,1871,2450.84%
2013148,9421,4600.99%
2012147,4821,2490.85%
2011146,2333500.24%
2010145,883-983-0.07%
2000146,866-2,901-0.20%
1990149,767-11,381-0.73%
1980161,148-7,065-0.43%
1970168,21346,3123.27%
1960121,901-7,652-0.61%
1950129,5538,0950.65%
1940121,458-399-0.03%
1930121,85720,6801.88%
1920101,17718,8462.08%
191082,33130,9134.82%
190051,41813,1022.98%
189038,31635,11628.18%
18803,2002600.85%
18702,9400.00%