Demographics
Kansas Arrivals
Missouri Arrivals

*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Arrivals and Admissions, excludes Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) from Afghanistan and Iraq. Figures do no include 2021 Afghan Humanitarian Parole data.

**Immigrants comprise 7.0% of total population in KS; 10% in Kansas City Metro

Diversity Contributions

*Data source: Refugee Processing Center: Arrivals and Admissions (5 yr average)

**Explore Diverse KC's collection of diverse stories, experiences, and cultures. Click through a map to delve into these unique ties and learn about the organizations that work together to make KC shine.

Top Newcomer Languages
  • French
  • Burmese
  • Tigrinya
  • Arabic
  • Dzongkha
74.1%
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
$82M
Total Refugee Federal Taxes paid
$60.5M
Total Refugee State & Local Taxes paid

*Data source: New American Economy: Refugees in Kansas. Total spending power: $450.9M

519.5M
Refugee Household Income
$388.1M
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Meat Processing

34.5%

Computer Systems & Design

20.3%

Construction

17.3%

*Top % share of the immigrant labor force in Kansas. Data source: New American Economy: Refugees in Kansas.

12,164
Total # Immigrant entrepreneurs in KS
78.6%
Cooks, Construction, & Ag Workers**

*Data Source: New American Economy Total business income of immigrant entrepreneurs = $334.2M.

** Top Occupations with Highest Share of Foreign-born Laborers

Socio-Familial Stability
Unaccompanied Children Released to Sponsors by the State
# of Immigrant (refugee & asylee) Family Reunifications

*Data not available

Community & Educational Contributions
Refugee Educational Attainment
  • 36.5%
    Less than High School
  • 34.1%
    High School & Some College
  • 14.9%
    Bachelor's Degree
  • 14.5%
    Graduate Degree
37.5%
Naturalized Citizens
Local Refugee Heroes
Six-year-old Rose tells the story of Covid-19. She and her family resettled from the Middle East to the Kansas City area in September of 2016.

May 21, 2022

As we strengthen our relationships with resettlement agencies, friends, and community partners, we are discovering that the work doesn't have to be big to be important.

Volunteers
Andrea Buley
Community Programs Coordinator, Kansas City/Missouri
Melanie Shashindranath
Chief Financial Officer
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Community Liaison - Kansas City
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