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Kansas City, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Kansas City is the 3rd largest city in Kansas with a population of 154,301 as of July 1, 2017. Kansas City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Kansas City is located at latitude 39.1225 and longitude -94.7418 in Wyandotte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kansas City (see map below) encompass a land area of 124.81 sq. miles and a water area of 3.56 sq. miles. Wyandotte County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 869 feet.

The City of Kansas City (GNIS ID: 485601) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Kansas City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kansas City: Fort Cavagnolle.

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Kansas City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 154,301
Population in Households 153,192
Population in Familes 122,605
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,109
Population Density1 1,236
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 56,507
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 36,462
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64,408 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 32,686 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,821 (37.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,901 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $98,208
Average Home Value $129,564


Median Household Income $39,981
Average Household Income $53,115
Per Capita Income $19,606
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.72%
Households 0.65% 0.63%
Families 0.52% 0.55%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Kansas City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kansas City to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 3 100th
Population Density1 # 171 75th
Diversity Index2 # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 572 15th
Per Capita Income # 633 6th

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