Kansas City, MO Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 202,273 housing units in Kansas City. This represents a 0.2% growth from 201,789 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 200,023 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 2,250 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in Kansas City is about 57.7%. Kansas City's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 9.1%. Average household size is 2.35 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in Kansas City were built after 1961.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type3.10%
One Bedroom17.10%
Two Bedrooms29.90%
Three Bedrooms36%
Four Bedrooms11.40%
Five Bedrooms or more2.50%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.55
Median year structure was built1958
Median Value of occupied units$84,000
Median Price asked for vacant units$57,100

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.08
Median year structure was built1965
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$452

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.20%
Second Mortgage7.70%
Home Equity Loan6.30%
Simple Mortgage55.70%
Debt Free30%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs17.8%