Kansas City, Kansas

Demographic Snapshot

Kansas City Wyandotte County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2015 151,306 163,369 2,087,471
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 6.4% 6.4% 6.6%
Median Age, 2014 33 33.2 36.7
Land Area (sq. mi.) 124.81 151.6 7,950
High School Grads, 2014 77.8% 78.4% 90.8%
College Grads, 2014 15.5% 15.8% 33.6%
Labor Force, 2015 69,811 76,319 1,118,850
Unemployment Rate, 2015 5% 5% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2009-2013 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
Associated Wholesale Grocers
Food distributor
1,100
BNSF Railway
Railroad
2,500
Cerner Corporation Software developer 4,000
Deffenbaugh Industries Trash collection 750
FedEx Freight Delivery services 2,200
General Motors Fairfax Assembly
Automobile production
3,998
Hollywood Casino Gaming 1,000
Kansas City Kansas Community College Higher education 750
Kansas City Kansas Public Schools Education 3,400
Nebraska Furniture Mart
Retail
1,000
Providence Medical Center Healthcare 700
Unified Government of Wyandotte County
Government
2,100
United Parcel Service of America
Mail delivery
900
University of Kansas Hospital Healthcare 6,500
University of Kansas Medical Center Healthcare 4,000

Contact Information

Wyandotte County Economic Development Council

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum