People — Strategies

Attraction: Net Migration of Young Adults (25-34)

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 as a measure of the region's ability to attract and retain talent, here focusing on the ages where workers are typically most productive and earning the highest salaries of their career.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2017 3,231 15 Denver 13,995 Austin 4,895  15th
(up from 20th)
2016 1,423 20 Seattle 17,374 San Jose 4,680
Growth* Numeric Change 2016-17 682 8 San Diego 5,767 Indianapolis 644 8th
(up from 15th)
Numeric Change 2015-16 117 15 Sacramento 3,066 Jacksonville 818

* 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 Young Adults (25-34)

 

 

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Net Migration at Age of Highest Productivity (45-64 years) - 2017


Net Migration at Age of Highest Productivity (45-64 years) - 2016



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Net Migration at Age of Highest Productivity (45-64 years) - Net Change 2016-17


Net Migration at Age of Highest Productivity (45-64 years) - Net Change 2015-16