Kansas City, Kansas Population 2021

152,950
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Kansas City Demographics

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

  • White: 56.91%
  • Black or African American: 23.26%
  • Other race: 9.65%
  • Asian: 4.92%
  • Two or more races: 4.55%
  • Native American: 0.48%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
The current population of Kansas City, Kansas is 152,950based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 152,965.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 145,786.

Kansas City, Kansas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20212,185,12013,5700.62%
20202,171,55013,5600.62%
20192,157,99013,5600.63%
20182,144,43017,2300.80%
20172,127,20020,1300.95%
20162,107,07021,1601.00%
20152,085,91016,7300.80%
20142,069,18015,3300.74%
20132,053,85015,2600.74%
20122,038,59013,1000.64%
20112,025,49012,1300.60%
20102,013,3600.00%

Kansas City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White86,79956.91%
Black or African American35,47423.26%
Some Other Race14,7159.65%
Asian7,5104.92%
Two or More Races6,9414.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native7290.48%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander3540.23%
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Kansas City Population By Race

Kansas City Population Pyramid 2021

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Kansas City Median Age

33.5


Total

32.8


Male

34.3


Female

Kansas City Adults

There are 110,194 adults, (18,091 of whom are seniors) in Kansas City.

Kansas City Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

Kansas City Sex Ratio

Mujer

76,576

50.21%

Masculino

75,946

49.79%

Kansas City Population by Age

Kansas City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kansas City Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.7%25.3%
All56.3%43.7%
Masculino50.9%49.1%
Non Family44%56%
Mujer41.3%58.7%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kansas City Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All55,6902.7256.3
Married22,2673.5474.7
Non Family20,5391.2444
Mujer9,2413.6541.3
Masculino3,6433.6750.9

3.47

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

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Kansas City Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,6039.96%
9th to 12th Grade11,62412.06%
High School Graduate30,77231.92%
Some College20,12420.87%
Associates Degree7,1437.41%
Bachelors Degree11,56712.00%
Graduate Degree5,5825.79%
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Kansas City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kansas City Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White43,66838,25610,014
Black23,06320,1263,849
Hispanic23,05412,1931,750
Other Race7,8503,654395
Asian4,3642,7721,005
2+ Races2,4332,070641
Native American48837674
Islander1956812

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 87.61%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 26.35%.

Kansas City Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$31,925$36,833$27,495
Less Than 9th Grade$24,714$28,266$18,515
High School Graduate$29,475$33,493$24,635
Some College$33,983$39,704$30,196
Bachelors Degree$44,112$49,139$40,007
Graduate Degree$55,759$57,725$53,885

$31,925

Average Earnings

$36,833

Average Male

$27,495

Average Female

Kansas City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kansas City Language by Age

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Kansas City Language

70.14% of Kansas City residents speak only English, while 29.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.84% of the population.

Kansas City Language

Kansas City Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black35,0829,61527.41%
Hispanic45,9999,25320.12%
White57,3137,78113.58%
Other14,6543,18721.75%
Asian7,4761,97226.38%
Multiple6,8931,89427.48%
Native71417324.23%

19.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.70%

Male Poverty Rate

21.83%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kansas City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kansas City is Multiple, with 27.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kansas City is White, with 13.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.40%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.40%.

Kansas City Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.59%
High School16.39%
Some College12.95%
Bachelors or Greater5.61%

Kansas City Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed43.10%
Male Unemployed36.18%
Female Employed10.49%
Male Employed7.90%

Kansas City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kansas City Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$45,665$57,202
Families$53,327$66,131
Married Families$67,064$79,265
Non Families$29,220$38,237
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Income by Household Type

Kansas City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

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 35-44.

Kansas City Marital Status by Race

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Kansas City Marital Status

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7,311

Number of Veterans

6,816

Male Veterans

495

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam2,725
First Gulf War1,429
Second Gulf War1,249
Korea587
World War II159

Kansas City Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,901
55 to 641,747
35 to 541,738
75+1,454
18 to 34471

Kansas City Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,6257.11%
Black2,0827.93%
Hispanic5632.01%
2+ Races37211.02%
Other Race1611.73%
Native American365.76%
Asian350.67%

Kansas City Veterans by Race

Kansas City Veterans by Education

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9.97%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.17%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kansas City Veterans by Education

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66.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.7%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Kansas City Employment by Age

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Kansas City Employment by Race

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Kansas City Employment by Education

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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52.27%

Born in Kansas City

82.09%

Native Born

17.91%

Foreign Born

14.20%

Non Citizen

3.71%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.09% of Kansas City residents were born in the United States, with 52.27% having been born in Kansas. 14.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Kansas City Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021152,950-5-0.00%
2020152,955-5-0.00%
2019152,960-5-0.00%
2018152,9652260.15%
2017152,7392540.17%
2016152,4859830.65%
2015151,5021,3800.92%
2014150,1221,2230.82%
2013148,8991,4450.98%
2012147,4541,2270.84%
2011146,2273490.24%
2010145,878-988-0.07%
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%

Kansas City Population by Year