People — Systems

Inclusive Prosperity: Ratio of Median to Mean Earnings (male, full-time year-round)

Much of the gains from economic growth in recent years has gone to those with the highest incomes, resulting in higher average incomes but stagnant incomes for those in the middle. This metric measures the extent to which the gains from growth are being more widely shared among income groups.

KC Value KC Rank Top Ranked
Metro
Top Ranked
Metro Value
10th Ranked
Metro
10th
Ranked Value
Ranking
Trend
Level  2015 74.1% 16 Virginia Beach 82.4%  Cleveland  74.8%  16th
(up from 19th)
2014 74.2% 19 Virginia Beach 79.2% Cleveland 75.5%
Growth* Change in Percent 2014-15 -0.24% 11 Oklahoma City 0.98%  Memphis  -0.23% 11th
(up from 14th)
Change in Percent 2013-14 -0.30% 14 Nashville 0.67%  Indianapolis  -0.07%

* 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:
Inclusive Prosperity: Ratio of Median to Mean Earnings (male, full-time year-round)

 

Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Level

Ratio of Median to Mean Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - 2015


Ratio of Median to Mean Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - 2014



Kansas City Compared to Peer Metros — Growth

Ratio of Median to Mean Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - Change in Percent 2014-15


Ratio of Median to Mean Earnings (male, full-time year-round) - Change in Percent 2013-14