Kansas City by the Numbers

Before you call your Kansas City movers and plan for a move, take a look at these statistics for Kansas City.

  • The population in 2009 was 482,299.
  • The median age is 34 years.
  • Estimated median household income is $41,999.
  • Estimated median house or condo value is $138,300.
  • Median gross rent is $725.
  • 56% of the population is Caucasian, 28% African-American, 10% Hispanic, 2% Asian.
  • The cost of living index in Kansas City is 88, with the U.S. average being 100.
  • The population density is 1538 people per square mile.
  • 82.5% are educated at a high school level, 25.7% at a Bachelor’s degree or higher, 8.7% at a Graduate or professional degree.
  • 25,632 residents are foreign born.
  • Median real estate property taxes for housing units with mortgages are $1785.
  • Unemployment in March 2011 was 9.6%.
  • There are 2,033 full-time law enforcement employees.
  • Percentage of residents living in poverty is 16.7%.
  • The Air Quality Index is about average at 31.0.
  • The average household size is 2.4.
  • The percentage of family households is 58.4%.
  • 51.23% of the population is affiliated with a religious organization.
  • 32.5% of people were never married, 45.1% are currently married, and 13.1% are divorced.
  • The most common industries are accommodation and food service (8%), construction (8%), and professional, scientific, and technical services (7%).
  • The most common occupations are building and grounds cleaning and maintenance (5%), other management occupation (5%), and computer specialists (5%).


Now that you know more about Kansas City by the numbers, you’ll be more prepared to move. Call you Kansas City movers and schedule your move today.

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