2018 Report

Years Lived in KC

Nearly two-thirds of respondents say they have lived in the region more than 20 years, the same as last year. Although data for comparison is not readily available, this seems like a fairly high metropolitan capture rate, given the overall mobility of the U.S. population. Another 20 percent have lived in the KC area between 11 and 20 years. As might be expected, the proportion living the region more than 20 years is highly related to age, with 83 percent of the region's older adults doing so, compared to only half of adults 25 to 34 years of age and a third of those 18-24. Blacks are the most likely to have lived in the region more than 20 years and Latinos and Asians the least, at 68 percent and 53 percent, respectively. The percentage of whites living in the region at least 20 years is just below that of blacks, at 65 percent.