Kansas City, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Kansas City Jackson County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2016 481,420 691,801 2,104,509
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 6.4% 4.3% 4.4%
Median Age, 2015 35.2 36.5 35.9
Land Area (sq. mi.) 314.95 604.46 7,950
High School Grads, 2015 88.4% 89% 91.2%
College Grads, 2015 32.3% 28.8% 35.8%
Labor Force, 2016 260,038 369,095 1,126,141
Unemployment Rate, 2016 4.2% 4.4% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. Annual education attainment rates are not available for communities under 25,000 population. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

 
Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Burns & McDonnell
Architect/Engineering
2,300
Children's Mercy Hospital
Health care
6,305
Cerner Corporation Healthcare information sytsems (Hdq.)  11,823 
City of Kansas City, MO
Government
4,471
Commerce Bank  Financial services  2,355 
DST Systems, Inc.
Financial services (Hdq.)
3,500
Federal Government
Government
30,000
Great Plains Energy, Inc. (KCP&L)  Electrical utility (Hdq.)  2,191
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Greeting cards
4,600
HCA-Midwest
Health care
9,310
Honeywell Manufacturing
Electronic, mechanical and engineered components
2,600
Kansas City Missouri Public Schools  Education  2,200 
Saint Luke's Health System
Health care
6,920
 
State of Missouri  Government   6,189 
University of MO-KC  Higher education  2,674

Contact Information

Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

  • Greg Flisram, Senior Vice President of Business & Real Estate Development
  • 1100 Walnut, Suite 1700
  • Kansas City, MO 64106
  • Email: gflisram@edckc.com
  • Phone: 816.221.0636
  • Website: www.edckc.com

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