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
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.

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