Diversity Contributions
Top Newcomer Languages
  • Swahili
  • Burmese
  • Somali
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
Speak Host Country's Language
Economic Contributions
Total Refugee Federal Taxes paid
Total Refugee State & Local Taxes paid
Refugee Household Income
Total Spending Power
Top 3 Fields of Labor*



Health Care


General Services


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

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
Naturalized Citizens
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.

January 9, 2021

For many children, playdates and adventures are a natural part of childhood, but for those who have resettled into new communities from war-torn countries, the gift of a carefree childhood may be a luxury that doesn't come naturally.

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