Kansas City, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Kansas City Jackson County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2015 475,378 687,623 2,087,471
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 2.5% 1.7% 6.6%
Median Age, 2014 35 36.4 36.7
Land Area (sq. mi.) 314.95 604.46 7,950
High School Grads, 2014 88% 88.7% 90.8%
College Grads, 2014 31.6% 28% 33.6%
Labor Force, 2015 255,619 365,391 1,118,850
Unemployment Rate, 2015 4.3% 4.6% 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
Burns & McDonnell
Architect/Engineering
2,300
Children's Mercy Hospital
Healthcare
6,305
City of Kansas City, MO
Government
4,471
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 (Hdq.)
4,600
HCA-Midwest
Healthcare
9,310
Honeywell Manufacturing
Electronic, mechanical and engineered components
2,600
Saint Luke's Health System
Healthcare
6,920
University of MO-KC Higher education 2,674

Contact Information

Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri

  • 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

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

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