Kansas City, Kansas Population 2022

158,771
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Kansas City is a city located in Wyandotte County Kansas. It is also the county seat of Wyandotte County. With a 2020 population of 158,771, it is the 3rd largest city in Kansas and the 173rd largest city in the United States. Kansas City is currently growing at a rate of 0.69% annually and its population has increased by 1.38% 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 1,272 people per square mile.

The average household income in Kansas City is $57,202 with a poverty rate of 19.16%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $882 per month, and the median house value is $101,300. The median age in Kansas City is 33.5 years, 32.8 years for males, and 34.3 years for females.

Kansas City Demographics

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

  • White: 53.88%
  • Black or African American: 22.44%
  • Other race: 11.30%
  • Two or more races: 6.50%
  • Asian: 5.22%
  • Native American: 0.49%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.17%
The current population of Kansas City, Kansas is 158,771 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 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Kansas City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Kansas City Population by Race

Kansas City Population Pyramid 2022

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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

Age Dependency Ratio

20.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Kansas City Sex Ratio

Female

76,278

49.85%

Male

76,736

50.15%

Kansas City Population by Age

Kansas City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Kansas City Household Types

57.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Kansas City Households and Families

3.46

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

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Kansas City Households by Type

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Kansas City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Kansas City Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 88.69%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 25.41%.

Kansas City Educational Attainment by Race

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$33,559

Average Earnings

$37,443

Average Male

$29,797

Average Female

Kansas City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Kansas City Language by Age

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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

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19.16%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.10%

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 31.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kansas City is Multiple, with 16.12% 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

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Kansas City Poverty Rate by Education

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Kansas City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kansas City Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Kansas City Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.7%

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 45-54.

Kansas City Marital Status by Race

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Kansas City Marital Status

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7,337

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Kansas City Veterans by War

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Kansas City Veterans by Age

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Kansas City Veterans by Race

Kansas City Veterans by Education

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9.30%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.21%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kansas City Veterans by Education

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66%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

6.6%

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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52.40%

Born in Kansas City

82.53%

Native Born

17.47%

Foreign Born

13.59%

Non Citizen

3.88%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.53% of Kansas City residents were born in the United States, with 52.40% having been born in Kansas. 13.59% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Kansas City Population by Year