Demographics
Arrivals
Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Swahili
  • Burmese
  • Somali
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
74.1%
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
$89M
Total Refugee Federal Taxes paid
$42M
Total Refugee State & Local Taxes paid
519.5M
Refugee Household Income
$388.1M
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*

Manufacturing

20.3%

Health Care

14.2%

General Services

10.0%

*Top % share of the immigrant labor force in Kansas. Data source: American Immigration Council: Immigrants in Kansas.

181,463
Total # Refugee Entrepreneurs in KS
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
74.1%
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.

March 26, 2021

As our little Kansas City team and wonderful helpers worked together, we have discovered more love for the incredible refugee families than we could ever have anticipated. And with that, a yearning to tell the stories that brought them to our shared Kansas City home.

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