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Kansas City Apartments
Last updated February 27 2024 at 7:52 PM

Kansas City, MO
495 Apartments for Rent

Kansas City Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 495,327
Population Density: 1,573 people/sq mile
Median Age: 35
Percentage of Family Households: 54%
Median Annual Income: $63,396 / year
Median Rent: $1,071 / month

What locals are saying

New York - a city so nice they named it twice. As taglines go... booorrring. Kansas City - a city so nice they located it twice... much sexier. One in Kansas and one in Missouri - plus Kansas also has a Manhattan - they've got the geography nuance bases covered better than the Royals. In reality, KC it's just a surprisingly hip city that overlaps a state border, and depending on which side, nicknamed KCK or KCMO. Located at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri river, the KCMO side has about 2,000,000 people, and the KCK slice has about 150,000. As such, KCMO has the bigger plate of BBQ at this buffet, but let's not compare - it's one city divided by a border - an imaginary line - how different can they be? Minneapolis-St. Paul, Dallas-Ft. Worth, West Berlin- East... ehh, forget that one.

Most of the popular neighborhoods are on the MO side as noted below

Kansas City Demographics


How diverse is Kansas City?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Kansas City is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Kansas City are White (56.5%), Black Or African American (24.5%), Hispanic Or Latino (11.1%), Two Or More (4.4%), Asian (2.6%), Other (0.6%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Kansas City residents?

The median age in Kansas City is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

How diverse is Kansas City?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Kansas City is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Kansas City are White (56.5%), Black Or African American (24.5%), Hispanic Or Latino (11.1%), Two Or More (4.4%), Asian (2.6%), Other (0.6%), Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.2%), and American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Kansas City residents?

The median age in Kansas City is 35 while the most populous age group of residents is the under 20 group.

Kansas City Crime


Overall Crime

High
Overall crime in Kansas City is high in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Highest
The level of violent crime in Kansas City is one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation.

Property Crime

Above Average
The level of property crime in Kansas City is above average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Kansas City


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Clardy Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
493 Students
5 Reviews
493
Students
5 Reviews
8 /10
Shoal Creek Elementary School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
907 Students
3 Reviews
907
Students
3 Reviews
8 /10
Bell Prairie Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
771 Students
5 Reviews
771
Students
5 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Public
6-12
Public
6-12
1,043 Students
8 Reviews
1,043
Students
8 Reviews
7 /10
New Mark Middle School
Public
6-8
Public
6-8
1,235 Students
10 Reviews
1,235
Students
10 Reviews
7 /10
University Academy-Middle
Charter
6-8
Charter
6-8
214 Students
2 Reviews
214
Students
2 Reviews

High Schools

9 /10
Lincoln College Preparatory Academy
Public
6-12
Public
6-12
1,043 Students
8 Reviews
1,043
Students
8 Reviews
8 /10
University Academy-Upper
Charter
9-12
Charter
9-12
237 Students
6 Reviews
237
Students
6 Reviews
8 /10
Staley High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,599 Students
8 Reviews
1,599
Students
8 Reviews

What Renters Say about Kansas City


Apartment List has released the results for Kansas City from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"Kansas City renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Kansas City, some aspects can be better."
65%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
58%
Pet Friendliness
57%
Social Life
55%
Commute Time
54%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
45%
Affordability
42%
Public Transit
37%
Weather
32%
Quality of Schools
31%
Safety and Crime Rate
30%
State and Local Taxes
25%
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Average rent in Kansas City, Missouri

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Kansas City is $1,195, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,441. Rent rates updated 6 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Kansas City, MO


Searching for an apartment for rent in Kansas City, MO? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 495 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Kansas City. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Kansas City is $1,078 for a studio, $1,195 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $1,441 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Kansas City apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Kansas City, MO apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Kansas City?

In Kansas City, the average rent is $1,078 for a studio, $1,195 for a 1-bedroom, $1,441 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,675 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Kansas City, check out our monthly Kansas City Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Kansas City?

You can filter cheap apartments in Kansas City by price: under $700, under $800, under $800.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Kansas City?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Kansas City apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Kansas City?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Kansas City.

How can I find off-campus housing in Kansas City?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Kansas City. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst University, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.