Kansas City, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Kansas City Jackson County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2017 488,943 698,895 2,128,912
Population % Ch., 2007-2017 8.1% 5.41% 7.47%
Median Age, 2016 35.3 36.5 37.4
Land Area (sq. mi.) 314.95 604.46 7,950
High School Grads, 2016 89.1% 89.8% 91.4%
College Grads, 2016 33% 29.4% 35%
Labor Force, 2017 258,629 363,854 1,128,859
Unemployment Rate, 2017 4.3% 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 2012-2016 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
Black & Veatch   Architect/Engineering 311
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
H&R Block  Tax prep and financial services (Hdq.) 1,350
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Greeting cards
4,600
Harley Davidson  Motorcycle manufacturing 637
HCA-Midwest
Health care
9,310
Honeywell Manufacturing
Electronic, mechanical and engineered components
2,600
Kansas City Missouri Public Schools  Education 2,200
Smithfield Farmland Foods, Inc. Meat products manufacturing and distribution 850
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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