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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 152,345 as of July 1, 2020. 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 39.1142 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 (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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Kansas City: Fort Cavagnolle.


Kansas City, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 152,345 (100%)
Population in Households 151,236 (99.3%)
Population in Families 120,569 (79.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,109 ( 0.7%)
Population Density 1,221
Diversity Index2 83


Median Household Income $46,010
Average Household Income $60,076
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $22,139
Wealth Index5 52


Total HU (Housing Units) 64,042 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 31,198 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 24,907 (38.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 7,936 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $98,210
Average Home Value $131,979
Housing Affordability Index3 226


Total Households 56,106
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 36,032
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.43% 0.36%
Households 0.39% 0.34%
Families 0.25% 0.25%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
Owner Occupied HU   0.46%


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, 2020 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 # 170 75th
Median Household Income # 479 29th
Housing Affordability Index # 316 47th
Per Capita Income # 592 12th
Diversity Index # 1 100th

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