Kansas City, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Kansas City Jackson County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2016 481,420 691,801 2,104,509
Population % Ch., 2007-2016 6.4% 4.3% 4.4%
Median Age, 2015 35.2 36.5 35.9
Land Area (sq. mi.) 314.95 604.46 7,950
High School Grads, 2015 88.4% 89% 91.2%
College Grads, 2015 32.3% 28.8% 35.8%
Labor Force, 2016 260,038 369,095 1,126,141
Unemployment Rate, 2016 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

Company
Type of Operation
Employees
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
Hallmark Cards, Inc.
Greeting cards (Hdq.)
4,600
HCA-Midwest
Healthcare
9,310
Honeywell Manufacturing
Electronic, mechanical and engineered components
2,600
Kansas City Missouri Public Schools  Education  2,200
Saint Luke's Health System
Healthcare
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

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