Kansas City is a large city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 463,202 people and 147 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the largest community in Missouri.
Kansas City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Kansas City is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kansas City who work in office and administrative support (16.34%), sales jobs (10.42%) and management occupations (8.83%).
Also of interest is that Kansas City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of the large cities in America, Kansas City is one of the most car-oriented. This is reflected in the urban landscape, which features highways, wide streets, parking lots, and shopping centers of all sizes. It is also reflected in the statistics: 83.05% of people in Kansas City drive to work in their own car everyday, most often alone. So, if you're going to live in Kansas City, you'll need to learn to love driving. Alternative forms of transportation aren't very widely used or supported.
Kansas City Information and Demographics
The overall education level of Kansas City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.55% of adults in Kansas City have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Kansas City in 2010 was $25,683, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,732 for a family of four. However, Kansas City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Kansas City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kansas City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kansas City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include German, Irish, English and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Kansas City is English. Some people also speak Spanish.
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The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio uses the adjusted market rent against a 100% loan-to-value mortgage (30-year fixed) for the median price home using MLS sales statistics. A ratio of 1.0 means that annual rent is equivalent to annual mortgage payments. Values less than 1.0 indicate rents are cheaper, and values greater than 1.0 mean mortgage payments are cheaper. (Note: taxes are not considered here.)
The rent-to-mortgage payment ratio for Kansas City was 1.14 in December 2012.
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