Destination Kansas City



The greater part of Kansas City, Mo., including its downtown, falls within Jackson County, the most populous of the area's counties and the one most centrally located. With more than 650,000 residents living within its 611 square miles, the county is home to 37% of the metropolitan area's residents, 43% of its jobs and more than 50% of its top employers.

Estimated Total Population    654,880
18 and over    486,114
Median age    35.2
Increase from 1990    3.40%
Largest City    Kansas City
Estimated population of city    441,545
Total Housing Units    288,231
Median value    $85,000
Total Households    266,294
Family households    166,143
Average household    size 2.42
Average family size    3.05
Population Over    25 427,007
High-school graduate    128,169
Some college, no degree    104,091
Associate's degree    23,799
Bachelor's degree    66,346
Graduate or professional degree    33,786
Percent graduated high school    83.40%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    23.40%
Population 16 and over    504,285
In labor force    335,322
Commuting to work    310,789
Federal Government, Health Midwest, State of Missouri, Hallmark Carks Inc., DST Systems Inc.
Management, professional    104,288
Service    47,588
Sales and office    92,072
Construction, extraction, maintenance    28,916
Production, transportation    42,762
Median Household Income   $39,277
Median Family Income   $48,435
Land Area (square miles)   605
Persons per square mile)   1,082.40
County Seat    Independence
County Government Info   
County Executive—Katheryn Shields
415 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Tel: 816.881.3333
Fax: 816.881.3133
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Missouri Office of the Secretary of State

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