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Kansas City has the 37th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 3.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Unemployment in the Kansas City area is 4.1%, which is lower than the national average, and is getting better. Kansas City has the 28th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Kansas City is below average at $47,640, and the median cost of a home in Kansas City is $133,600, which is below the national average. 31% of workers in Kansas City hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 88% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Kansas City. 82% of Kansas City workers drive to work alone, 2% take public transit, 8% carpool, and 7% walk. People in Kansas City spend an average of 21 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.

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Missouri Career Center - Northland Human Services Center

3100 NE 83rd Street
Suite 2100
Kansas City, MO 64119-4465
816-471-2330 Ext. 2100

Missouri Career Center - Central Kansas City

1740 Paseo Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64108