Kansas City is a mid-size city in Kansas with slightly more than 151,000 residents. Families with young children will feel welcome, as kids under 5 make up an above-average percentage of the community, while retirees account for a smaller percentage of the city. With an average age of just over 35, the city's residents skew notably younger than most cities in Kansas. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 44% of residents rent. At $834/month, the average rent is roughly equal to the state average.
Kansas City has a relatively large concentration of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (21%) compared to the Kansas average. Furthermore, 7% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Kansas City residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 18% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top profession in the city. With an average annual income of around $52,000, Kansas City workers earn about $17,000 less than the average Kansas resident. The city's average income also trails the national average ($73,345).
Kansas City residents have an average commute of about 23 minutes. Many residents (42%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit isn't widely used. Few residents commute to work on foot.