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The City of Kansas City is the 3rd largest city in Kansas with a population of 150,962 as of July 1, 2021. Kansas City ranks in the upper quartile for 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 39.1142 and longitude -94.6275 in Wyandotte County. The formal boundaries for the City of Kansas City 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kansas City: Fort Cavagnolle.

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Kansas City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 150,962 (100%)
Population in Households 149,853 (99.3%)
Population in Families 119,365 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,109 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 1,210
Diversity Index2 83
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,729
Average Household Income $59,034
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $21,795
Wealth Index5 49
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 63,819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,996 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 23,701 (37.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 8,122 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $109,947
Average Home Value $149,732
Housing Affordability Index3 196
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 55,697
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 35,791
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.31% 0.38%
Households 0.29% 0.37%
Families 0.17% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.28%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
Owner Occupied HU   0.81%

Kansas City, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Kansas City to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 Density # 173 74th
Median Household Income # 578 14th
Housing Affordability Index # 268 40th
Per Capita Income # 627 7th
Diversity Index # 1 100th

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