Regional Facts

Demographics:

  • Kansas City region population is 2.6 million
  • The median household income is $75,280
  • Per capita income is $42,257
  • Median home sale price in Kansas City is $333,900
  • The median age is 37.6
  • 93.4 percent of KC residents have a high school education
  • 39.7 percent of KC residents have a college degree

View more demographics in the Greater Kansas City Profile.

Cost of Living Comparison

City Composite Index Grocery items Housing Trans-portation Health care
Atlanta, GA
98.3
101.3
98.4
99.4
109.2
Austin, TX
98.9
97.6
108.3
88.7
98.2
Columbus, OH
91.8
103.5
84.3
90.3
85.2
Denver, CO
110.3
105.0
129.8
104.2
98.7
Kansas City, MO/KS
93.7
96.5
93.3
88.9
84.4
Los Angeles, CA
148.9
112.2
234.5
124.3
107.9
Minneapolis, MN
93.3
97.4
85.7
97.1
100.6
Nashville, TN
98.8
100.1
106.5
91.8
90.8
Seattle, WA
144.6
116.3
210.1
128.2
137.6
Washington, D.C.
146.8
105.4
237.7
105.5
110.0

Source: ACCRA Cost of Living Index, 2023 Annual Average.

Housing Comparison

MSA Median Sales Price of Existing
Single-family Homes
Apartment Rent
Atlanta, GA
$379,200
$1,993
Austin, TX
$485,700
$2,063
Chicago, IL
$365,100
$1,861
Columbus, OH
$323,400
$1,404
Denver, CO
$673,000
$2,379
Kansas City, MO-KS
$328,800
$1,362
Los Angeles, CA
$897,600
$2,784
Minneapolis, MN
$387,900
$1,756
Nashville, TN $413,600 $1,766
Seattle, WA
$744,300
$2,797
Washington, D.C.
$612,600
$2,194

Source: National Association of Realtors, 3Q 2023; U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development, 2 bedroom units, 2024.

Major Companies

Amazon Hill's Pet Nutrition*
AMC Theaters* Honeywell
American Century Investments* Inergy, LP*
AT&T JE Dunn Construction*
Black & Veatch* Kansas City Southern*
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Kauffman Foundation*
Burns & McDonnell* LabOne, Inc.*
Evergy* Netsmart Technologies*
Ferrellgas Partners LP* Oracle
Ford Motor Co. Quest Diagnostics
Garmin international* Seaboard Corp.*
General Motors State Street
H&R Block* T-Mobile*
Hallmark Cards, Inc.* UPS

* Headquartered in KC

Major Colleges & Universities

  • Avila University
  • Baker University
  • DeVry University
  • Emporia State University 
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Kansas City, Kan., Community College
  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
  • Kansas State University
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Mid-America Nazarene University
  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Ottawa University
  • Park University
  • Rockhurst University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Kansas – Lawrence
  • University of Kansas – Edwards Campus
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • University of Missouri – Columbia
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City
  • Vatterott College
  • Washington University
  • Webster University
  • William Jewell College
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