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Quick Data Sources:

1) For quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography, see the Census Bureau's QuickFacts website.  QuickFacts are summary profiles showing frequently requested data items from various Census Bureau programs and include data for all states, counties, cities (places) and towns with more than 5,000 people. You can compare up to six geographies at the same time.

2) Another quick access to even more data and more geographies, including ZIP Codes, is through the Census Bureau's Community Facts page. Here you will find ten popular topics with connections to multiple data tables.

3) Web Application Changes How Business Owners Access Data:
The U.S. Census Bureau created a new data tool, the Census Business Builder with a Small Business Edition and Regional Analyst Edition. Census Bureau staff worked with and listened to feedback from small business owners, trade associations and government agencies to provide them with a powerful tool that combines demographic and economic data to guide their research into opening a new business or expanding an existing one. Census Business Builder provides useful data − from the American Community Survey, Economic Census, County Business Patterns and several other data sets − in an interactive map, along with printable reports and charts (best printed Landscape format).  Tutorial videos and access to the web application are in the above application name.

4)  Access data by Congressional District through the Census Bureau web app, ”My Congressional District,” includes data by District for people, workers, housing, social characteristics, education and businesses. The business portion of the app was added in February 2016. Congressional office staff and their constituents can analyze the business patterns of the nation’s 435 congressional districts. 

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Business Patterns by County (3.2M, updated 05/16/17)

Annual data of the total number of employers and employees, annual payroll for all establishments in each county of the Kansas City CSA (beginning in 2004), and number of establishments by employee size. County Business Patterns excludes business owners who were self-employed, employees of private households, railroad employees, agriculture production workers and most government employees. Information on businesses without paid employees is released as part of the Nonemployer Statistics report (see below). Data are available since 1988 through 2015. Data for 1997 and earlier is tabulated by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes. Data for 1998 and later is tabulated by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes. A link is provided for accessing the bridge between the 2 classification systems. Latest data (2015) was released by the Census Bureau April 20, 2017.

Personal Income by Major Source and Earnings by Industry (963k, updated 04/07/17)

Annual estimates of personal income and earnings of workers by industry for Kansas, Missouri, the Kansas City area CSA and MSA and each county in the CSA.

  • 2001 to 2015  - uses North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) codes. Includes revised data for all years.

Health Insurance Coverage Estimates (1.6MB, updated 04/06/17)

US Census Bureau's Small Area Health Insurance Estimates (SAHIE) of people with and without health insurance. These experimental measures are available for several years from 2000 through 2015, but are inherently different from year to year because they are part of an ongoing program that revises and improves the measurements. The most recent years are consistent. Geography includes Kansas, Missouri, the individual counties in the Combined Statistical Area (CSA), plus Allen County, Kan.

Employment, Unemployment, and Civilian Labor Force by State, MSA and County (1.7MB, updated 4/5/17)

Monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics' estimates of the labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rates for the states of Kansas and Missouri, the Kansas City CSA, MSA, and all of their component counties, through February 2017.

Employment, Unemployment and Civilian Labor Force by City (1.1MB, updated 4/5/17)

Monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics' estimates of the labor force, employment, unemployment and unemployment rates for cities in the CSA with populations of 25,000 and over, through February 2017.

Population Estimates for States, Counties and Cities (618k, updated 3/23/17)

Annual July 1, 2016 U.S. Census Bureau Kids on Playgroundpopulation estimates for states and counties in the Kansas City CSA. Data is revised back to July 1, 2010. City data for 2016 will be released in May 2017. The dataset also includes housing units estimates by county and population components of change: births, deaths, and net migration.


Poverty Estimates (311k, updated 3/15/17)

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 2015 and SNAP (food stamp) data through 2014 (released Dec. 2016).

Employment by NAICS Super-sector and Sub-sector codes (391k, updated 03/02/17)

Monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics' non-farm employment estimates for Kansas and Missouri (since 1939), the Kansas City MSA, the Kansas City, Mo. and the Kansas City, Ks. sides of the MSA from 1970 through December 2016 using the North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). This dataset also includes 1990 to current estimates for Lawrence, KS and the St. Joseph MSA.