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Kansas City Data

The KC region is composed of five counties, and contains Missouri’s second largest metro area.  The region is home to barbecue, the Negro Leagues Museum, baseball’s Royals and football’s Chiefs.  Top industries include retail trade, construction, professional and technical services, food services and commercial printing such as Hallmark.

The regional average wage was $1050 per week in the 4th Quarter of 2015.


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Two-Year U.S. Consumer Price Index(CPI)
2015 2014 Percent Difference
237.0 236.7 0.1%
(1982-84=100, not seasonally adjusted)
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Area Population 2015 Income 2015 Taxable Sales Total Revenue 2015
Total Personal Income Per Capita Income
Cass County 101,603 $4,230,366,000 $41,636 $1,191,579,448
Clay County 235,637 $10,439,607,000 $44,304 $3,543,781,232
Jackson County 687,623 $28,567,536,000 $41,545 $10,490,345,108
Platte County 96,096 $4,983,098,000 $51,855 $1,932,600,469
Ray County 22,810 $842,760,000 $36,947 $173,529,861
Kansas City Summary 1,143,769 $49,063,367,000 $42,896 $17,331,836,118



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Local Area Unemployment Statistics January 2017
Area Civilian Labor Force Employment Unemployment Unemployment Rate
Cass County 55,096 52,753 2,343 4.3%
Clay County 135,805 129,915 5,890 4.3%
Jackson County 370,794 351,790 19,004 5.1%
Platte County 56,999 54,668 2,331 4.1%
Ray County 11,475 10,847 628 5.5%
Kansas City Summary 630,169 599,973 30,196 4.8%

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Top 10 Occupations by Earnings 2015
Occupation Employment Hourly Wage Annual Wage
Mean Median Entry Experienced Mean Median Entry Experienced
291067 - Surgeons NA $122.38 NA NA NA $254,540 NA NA NA
291064 - Obstetricians and Gynecologists NA $110.26 NA $65.05 $132.86 $229,331 NA $135,298 $276,347
291061 - Anesthesiologists 490 $108.22 NA NA NA $225,103 NA NA NA
291069 - Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 620 $100.95 NA $62.21 $120.32 $209,981 NA $129,407 $250,268
291066 - Psychiatrists 110 $96.08 NA $55.81 $116.22 $199,847 NA $116,085 $241,728
111011 - Chief Executives 1,260 $80.1 $72.99 $35.17 $102.56 $166,598 $151,827 $73,150 $213,322
291062 - Family and General Practitioners 960 $76.78 $75.06 $25.64 $102.35 $159,708 $156,133 $53,340 $212,893
291041 - Optometrists 270 $75.49 $58.23 $42.1 $92.18 $157,015 $121,118 $87,574 $191,736
291151 - Nurse Anesthetists NA $70.52 $71.14 $47.93 $81.81 $146,680 $147,980 $99,701 $170,170
291021 - Dentists, General 380 $65.5 $53.29 $30.67 $82.92 $136,248 $110,847 $63,797 $172,474

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Top 10 Occupations by Projected Growth
Occupation Employment Change Annual Average Openings Outlook
Estimated 2012 Projected 2022 Numeric Percent
473011 - Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, an 13 20 7 53.8% 1 54 - Above Average B+
152031 - Operations Research Analysts 307 421 114 37.1% 18 54 - Above Average B+
472021 - Brickmasons and Blockmasons 535 732 197 36.8% 26 52 - Well Above Average A
193092 - Geographers 14 19 5 35.7% NA 52 - Well Above Average A
292032 - Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 276 370 94 34.1% 13 52 - Well Above Average A
251071 - Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 403 534 131 32.5% 19 52 - Well Above Average A
251072 - Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 131 173 42 32.1% 6 54 - Above Average B+
151122 - Information Security Analysts 409 535 126 30.8% 19 52 - Well Above Average A
291181 - Audiologists 43 56 13 30.2% 2 52 - Well Above Average A
399021 - Personal Care Aides 3,541 4,597 1,056 29.8% 131 52 - Well Above Average A

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Consumer Price Index by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); all other tables produced by MERIC in cooperation with BLS.