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Quick Data Sources:

1) For quick, easy access to facts about people, business, and geography, see the Census Bureau's updated QuickFacts website, available directly from this link. 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) If you need statistics by Congressional District, 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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Employment, Unemployment, and Civilian Labor Force by State, MSA and County (1.7MB, updated 2/1/17)

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 December 2016.

Employment, Unemployment and Civilian Labor Force by City (1.1MB, updated 2/1/17)

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 December 2016.

2017 Economic Forecast (4.2MB, October 2016 release)
The Economic Forecast is an annual report describing the national economic climate and its effects on the Kansas City area economy over the next eight quarters. The report estimates the region's expected change in output, income and employment, with employment broken down by industry. The forecast also includes outlooks for the states of Kansas and Missouri.

Nonemployer statistics for the Kansas City MSA and its Peer Metros. Businesses without paid employees subject to federal income tax. Data are from 2004 to 2014. (A separate dataset is available on the Data Archive webpage consisting of a smaller, previous definition of our peer metros for 1997 to 2009 data.)

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 web site has a very easy to use tool to create the same or other custom reports if you need something not provided on our Economy/Other Economic Data page where you will find annual reports back to 1996. The most recent year is now available: 2015.    

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 August 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.

Health Insurance Coverage Estimates (1.2MB, updated 08/30/16)

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 2014, 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, Ks.

Business Patterns by ZIP Code (854k, updated 06/03/16)

Annual data of the total number of employers and employees by employer size, plus first quarter and annual payroll for all establishments in each ZIP code for the Kansas City Combined Statistical Area. The series is published annually (available data here are from 1994 through 2014) and covers most economic activity, but excludes data on self-employed individuals, employees of private households, railroad employees, agricultural production employees, and most government employees. Latest data (2014) was released by Census Bureau May 2016.

Nonemployer Statistics (6M, updated 06/01/16)

Annual data of the nonemployer statistics for Kansas, Missouri, and the individual counties in the Kansas City MSA, of businesses without paid employees subject to federal income tax. Data are from 1997 to 2014.

Kids on Playground

Annual July 1 U.S. Census Bureau population estimates for states, counties and cities through 2015 in the Kansas City CSA. City data is sorted in alpha order and by county and includes the unincorporated population "balance" of each county. The dataset also includes housing units estimates by county and population components of change: births, deaths, and net migration.

Business Patterns by County (3.1M, updated 05/18/16)

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.  Data are available since 1988 through 2014. 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 (2014) was released by Census Bureau April 21, 2016.