Jackson County, Missouri

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Demographics

Jackson County, Missouri, saw a growth rate of 5 percent since 2000 and its population now stands at 687,623. For more information on Jackson County, please visit www.jacksongov.org.

Population by Year

Source: U.S. Census, 2015

Population by Age


Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Households by Income



Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Educational Attainment

Jackson County is home to several colleges, universities and technical schools that serve the Kansas City region. Jackson County has a higher number of high school graduates compared to the region but less than average associate's, bachelor's and graduate degree holders.

Source: American Community Survey, 2015

Workforce Commuting Patterns

There are nearly 350,000 jobs in Jackson County of those 174,586 are held by Jackson County residents, an additional 169,328 non-residents commute in to work. While 121,052 residents work outside the county.


Source: Longitudinal Employer-Household Demographics, 2014

Unemployment Rate

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2016

Employment Centers

This map shows where large concentrations of employers reside within Jackson County.

Competitive Industries

Jackson County's top 10 competitive industries are listed by their location quotient. A location quotient shows how the county compares in a particular sector to national numbers. A quotient of one means the county has the same percentage of its workers in that industry as the nation. A number below that means the percentage is lower than the national number, and a number greater than one means the county has a higher percentage of workers employed in that sector.

Competitive Industries

NAICS Code Description Location Quotient Employment
521 Monetary Authorities-Central Bank  28.86 1,385
518 Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services 3.12 2,533
322 Paper Manufacturing 2.74 634
491 Postal Service 2.05 4,354
523 Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investments and Related Activities 1.97 3,023
923 Administration of Human Resource Programs   1.90 1,030
517 Telecommunications  1.90 4,735
524 Insurance Carriers and Related Activities 1.86 535
711 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries 1.80 11,001
813 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations 1.80 1,673

Source: JobsEQ, 2016, Q3

Source: JobsEQ, 2016, Q3

* TCPU - Transportation, communication and public utilities
** FIRE - Finance, insurance and real estate

Hiring Demand Snapshot

Source: Wanted Analytics, 2017

The top occupations, industries and skills below were compiled using WANTED Analytics and span a 90-day period between Jan. 1 and April 3, 2017.

Top 10 Occupations Most in Demand

Computer Occupations
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
Other Management Occupations
Motor Vehicle Operators
Retail Sales Workers
Supervisors of Sales Workers
Business Operations Specialists
Sales Representatives, Services
Information and Record Clerks
Health Technologists and Technicians

Top 10 Industries with Highest Demand

Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
Restaurants and Other Eating Places
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Elementary and Secondary Schools
Department Stores
Depository Credit Intermediation
Other General Merchandise Stores
Automotive Repair and Maintenance

On April 3, 2017, there were 16,348 job postings in Jackson County.

Source: WANTED Analytics

Top 10 Skills

Oral and written communication
Detail oriented
Marketing
Microsoft Office
Team-oriented, teamwork
Customer service oriented
Problem solving
Integrity
Organizational skills
Creativity

Source: Wanted Analytics

Contact:
Erika Garcia-Reyes, Workforce Development Coordinator
Mid-America Regional Council
600 Broadway, Suite 200, Kansas City, MO 64105
egarcia@marc.org | 816-701-8308