People — Strategies

Attraction: Net Migration of Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher

People are moving to and from the region every day. Net migration tracks whether the net effect is positive or negative. This metric looks at the net migration of those who have earned a bachelor's degree or higher as a measure of the region's ability to attract and retain talent.

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metro Average

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth & Level

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2017 -138 21  Denver 10,706 San Antonio 6,336  21st
(up from 30th)
2016 -4,153 20 Seattle 16,337 Nashville 3,973
Growth* Net Change 2016-17 -139 19 San Antonio 3,303 Sacramento 914 19th
(up from 28th)
Net Change 2015-16 -1,603 28 Seattle 3,148 Memphis 475

* Growth is calculated based on a 3-year moving average of the original data to reduce the influence of temporary, random or one-time events.

Source: American Community Survey
Excel data: Attraction: Net Migration of Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Net Migration of Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher (ages 25 and above) - 2017


Net Migration of Adults with a Bachelor's Degree or Higher (ages 25 and above) - 2016