Kansas City, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Kansas City Jackson County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2017 481,420 691,801 2,128,912
Population % Ch., 2007-2017 6.4% 4.3% 7.47%
Median Age, 2016 35.2 36.5 37.4
Land Area (sq. mi.) 314.95 604.46 7,950
High School Grads, 2016 88.4% 89% 91.4%
College Grads, 2016 32.3% 28.8% 35%
Labor Force, 2017 260,038 369,095 1,128,859
Unemployment Rate, 2017 4.2% 4.4% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2011-2015 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Black & Veatch
 Architect/Engineering  311
Burns & McDonnell
Architect/Engineering
2,300
Children's Mercy Hospital
Healthcare
6,305
Cerner Corporation   Healthcare information systems (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, 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

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum