Kansas City, Kansas Population 2023

159,853

Kansas City is a city located in Wyandotte County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Wyandotte County. With a 2023 population of 159,853, it is the 3rd largest city in Kansas and the 175th largest city in the United States.Kansas City is currently growing at a rate of 0.68% annually and its population has increased by 2.07% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 156,607 in 2020. Spanning over 128 miles, Kansas City has a population density of 1,281 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kansas City is $57,202 with a poverty rate of 24.84%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kansas City is 33.5 years, 32.6 years for males, and 34.4 years for females.

Kansas City Demographics

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

  • White: 53.88%
  • Black or African American: 22.44%
  • Other race: 11.3%
  • Two or more races: 6.5%
  • Asian: 5.22%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Kansas City, Kansas is 159,853 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 156,607.

Kansas City, Kansas Population 2023

Kansas City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Kansas City Population by Race

Kansas City Population Pyramid 2023

Kansas City Median Age

33.5

Total

32.6

Male

34.4

Female

Kansas City Adults

There are 110,457 adults, (18,508 of whom are seniors) in Kansas City.

Kansas City Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kansas City Sex Ratio

Female76,27849.85%
Male76,73650.15%

Kansas City Population by Age

Kansas City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.46

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kansas City Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Kansas City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kansas City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 78.99%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.63%.

Kansas City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$33,559

Average Earnings

$37,443

Average Male

$29,797

Average Female

Kansas City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kansas City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Kansas City Language

70.69% of Kansas City residents speak only English, while 29.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 23.33% of the population.

Kansas City Language

Kansas City Poverty by Race

rate

24.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.1%

Male Poverty Rate

21.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kansas City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kansas City is Asian, with 43.62% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kansas City is White, with 15.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.55%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.11%.

Kansas City Poverty

Kansas City Poverty Rate by Education

Kansas City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kansas City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kansas City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

Male Marriage Rate

41.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Kansas City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Kansas City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

7,337

Number of Veterans

6,694

Male Veterans

643

Female Veterans

Kansas City Veterans by War

Kansas City Veterans by Age

count

Kansas City Veterans by Race

Kansas City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.3%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kansas City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

6.6%

Unemployment Rate

Kansas City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Kansas City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Kansas City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.2%

Born in Kansas City

80.64%

Native Born

17.07%

Foreign Born

13.28%

Non Citizen

3.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.64% of Kansas City residents were born in the United States, with 51.2% having been born in Kansas. 13.28% 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

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Kansas City Population by Year