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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Kansas Citywas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Kansas City
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.