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Employment and Business

American Community Survey

Census 2000

Construction (See monthly updates page)

Consumer Expenditure Survey (28k, updated paragraph 06/05/14)

The most recent reports (Midwestern Region) are at Previous years are also available at this location. Annual surveys of consumers in the Kansas City MSA yield data on households' income and spending patterns on food, shelter, transportation, apparel and other necessities. Kansas City MSA surveys are available in the title of this paragraph from 1986-87 to 2003-2004 time periods. The Kansas City MSA was dropped from the survey as one of the select areas (2003-2004 was the last one) and has been aggregated in the Midwestern Region data since then. Only Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Minneapolis-St. Paul are currently reported separately in the Midwestern survey.

Consumer Price Index/Cost of Living (updated monthly)

Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER - formerly ACCRA) Cost of Living Indicators for Kansas City and Select Peer Metro or City Areas (205k, updated 02/01/12)

The C2ER Cost of Living Index measures the cost, relative to a national average, of achieving a particular standard of living at a particular point in time, not whether the cost of achieving that standard of living is going up or down over time. This data set compares the Kansas City metro to a number of peer areas on a quarterly basis, through the 2011 Annual Average.

Earned Income Credit (EITC), Child and Dependent Care Credit (CDCC), and other credits in Federal Individual Income Tax Returns by State, County, City and ZIP Codes (1.1mb, updated 12/22/10)

Individual federal income tax returns with claims and eligibility for the EITC, the CDCC, other credits and Refund Anticipation Loans from 2000 through 2007 for states, counties, cities and ZIP codes in the Kansas City MSA and CSA, and Douglas County, KS.

Earned Income (EITC) and Child and Dependent Care Credit (CDCC), and other credits in Federal Individual Income Tax Returns for Kansas City and its Peer Metros (216k, updated 12/22/10)

Same as the data set for Kansas City's counties, cities and ZIP codes, but applies only to the MSA and Peer Metros.

Federal Individual Income Tax Returns by ZIP Code for Tax Year 2007 (4.4M, updated 12/16/10)

Individual federal income tax returns data by ZIP code showing selected income and tax items classified by size of adjusted gross income. Other years available:


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA)  (

The Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (HMDA) requires many financial institutions to maintain, report, and publicly disclose information about mortgages. HMDA was originally enacted by Congress in 1975.  On July 21, 2011,  the Dodd-Frank Act transferred HMDA rulemaking authority from the Federal Reserve Board to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  The CFPB’s new web site has a very easy to use tool to create the same or other custom reports if you need something not provided here.    

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Long Range Forecast for the Kansas City Metropolitan Area 

You will find the comprehensive data just above the population chart on the linked page.

Market Absorption of Apartments (Survey) (60k, updated 12/24/07)

Measures how soon privately financed, non-subsidized, unfurnished units in buildings with five or more units are rented or sold (absorbed) after completion. In addition to the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area, this database includes peer and other metros.

Metro Outlook is intended to:

  1. Provide a better tool to guide research and decision-making on key community issues
  2. Educate the community on the region's trends and challenges and how they are interrelated
  3. Initiate regional discussion and serve as a catalyst for actions that improve the prospects for positive community change.

Poverty Estimates (300k, updated 01/15/16)

US Census Bureau estimates of people in poverty, food stamp recipients, and median household income from the decennial censuses, the annual Current Population Survey, and the annual American Community Survey. Estimates are for Kansas and Missouri, the counties in the Kansas City MSA and CSA, from 1989 through 2014.

Poverty Estimates by School District (331k, updated 01/14/16)

US Census Bureau estimates of children in poverty since 1995 through 2014 by school district.

Economic Impact Studies

Several Economic Impact Studies conducted during the 1990's have been made available to the public for a nominal fee, usually copying and mailing charges. These reports include:

  • Wonderful World of Oz Theme Park, 1998
  • Local Economic Development Incentives, Kansas City Metropolitan Area, 1996. A report on policies and practices in area cities
  • General Aviation Airports, 1995
  • Expansion of Bartle Hall, 1990
  • Performing & Visual Arts, Museums, Historic Sites and Special Attractions, 1990
  • Kansas City Chiefs and Royals, 1989 (Insert sheets reflect adjusted numbers for inflation in 2000). Includes Interim Stadium Financial Support Task Force Report, 1993.

To order a copy of any of these documents, contact Terry Anderson at 816/474-4240 or