Kansas City, a large city in Missouri, has a population of slightly more than 476,000. At an average age of just over 37, the city's residents skew younger than most cities in Missouri. By a slim 54%-46% margin, homeowners hold a slight majority over renters in Kansas City. The average rent for Kansas City is $68 per month more than the state average.
Many Kansas City residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 20% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top career path in the city. Kansas City workers earn an average annual income of almost $65K, about the same as the state average. However, Kansas City compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345). Among residents older than 25 in Kansas City, 14% possess a Bachelor's degree and 7% have earned a Master's or Doctoral degree.
With an average commute time of about 24 minutes, faster than most cities in Missouri, Kansas City residents are well aware that it isn't overly time-consuming to get to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common mode of getting to work, opted for by 44% of commuters, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.