Kansas City, Kansas Population 2024

150,457

Kansas City is a city located in Wyandotte County Kansas. Kansas City has a 2024 population of 150,457. It is also the county seat of Wyandotte County.Kansas City is currently declining at a rate of -0.95% annually and its population has decreased by -3.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 156,287 in 2020.

The average household income in Kansas City is $70,793 with a poverty rate of 17.37%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Kansas City is 34.1 years, 33.4 years for males, and 34.8 years for females.

Kansas City Demographics

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

  • White: 47.93%
  • Black or African American: 21.89%
  • Other race: 13.33%
  • Two or more races: 10.06%
  • Asian: 5.39%
  • Native American: 1.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.23%
State
Kansas
Land Area (mi²)
124.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,205.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.73% (-5,830)
The current population of Kansas City, Kansas is 150,457 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 156,287.

Kansas City, Kansas Population 2024

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Kansas City Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White74,50147.93%
Black or African American34,01921.89%
Other race20,72413.33%
Two or more races15,63610.06%
Asian8,3785.39%
Native American1,8191.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander3610.23%
showing: 7 rows

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 2024

Kansas City Median Age

34.1

Total

33.4

Male

34.8

Female

Kansas City Adults

There are 113,136 adults, (20,255 of whom are seniors) in Kansas City.

Kansas City Age Dependency

67.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Kansas City Sex Ratio

Female77,13649.62%
Male78,30250.38%

Kansas City Population by Age

Kansas City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All56,8422.7159.540.5
Married23,0713.517723
Non Family21,2921.2348.251.8
Female8,9693.854357
Male3,5103.5554.845.2
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3.46

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

59.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Kansas City Households and Families

Male

Female

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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

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 90.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.16%.

Kansas City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$40,362

Average Earnings

$44,961

Average Male

$35,808

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

69.41% of Kansas City residents speak only English, while 30.59% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.17% of the population.

Kansas City Language

Kansas City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic48,8379,46619.38%
Black33,6148,19224.37%
White55,7246,85012.29%
Other20,5674,49321.85%
Multiple15,4792,13113.77%
Asian8,3451,45517.44%
Native1,8101659.12%
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17.37%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.53%

Male Poverty Rate

19.22%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Kansas City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Kansas City is Black, with 24.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Kansas City is Native, with 9.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.8%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.11%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.4%.

Kansas City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.69%
High School14.37%
Some College12.51%
Bachelors or Greater4.9%
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Kansas City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed35.93%
Male Unemployed30.31%
Female Employed8.48%
Male Employed6.35%
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Kansas City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Kansas City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Kansas City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.3%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

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 35-44.

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

6,871

Number of Veterans

6,101

Male Veterans

770

Female Veterans

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Kansas City Veterans by War

count

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Kansas City Veterans by Age

count

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Kansas City Veterans by Race

Kansas City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Kansas City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.7%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

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

51.51%

Born in Kansas City

82.3%

Native Born

17.7%

Foreign Born

13%

Non Citizen

4.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

82.3% of Kansas City residents were born in the United States, with 51.51% having been born in Kansas. 13% 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 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029143,237-1,444-1%
2028144,681-1,444-0.99%
2027146,125-1,444-0.98%
2026147,569-1,444-0.97%
2025149,013-1,444-0.96%
2024150,457-1,444-0.95%
2023151,901-1,444-0.94%
2022153,345-1,444-0.93%
2021154,789-1,498-0.96%
2020156,2872,7991.82%
2019153,4881030.07%
2018153,3854970.33%
2017152,8882800.18%
2016152,6081,0240.68%
2015151,5841,3920.93%
2014150,1921,2310.83%
2013148,9611,4670.99%
2012147,4941,2430.85%
2011146,2513700.25%
2010145,881-985-0.67%
2000146,866-2,901-1.94%
1990149,767-11,381-7.06%
1980161,148-7,065-4.2%
1970168,21346,31237.99%
1960121,901-7,652-5.91%
1950129,5538,0956.66%
1940121,458-399-0.33%
1930121,85720,68020.44%
1920101,17718,84622.89%
191082,33130,91360.12%
190051,41813,10234.19%
189038,31635,1161097.38%
18803,2002608.84%
18702,940
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Kansas City Population by Year