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.

September 7, 2022

A teacher in an inner city school describes how her school helps with the integration of students from all over the world.

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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