The 4th District has the largest percent of the workforce within the City. This is due to the large employment centers that are concentrated between Downtown and the Plaza, which account for about 29 percent of the City's jobs and the wide range of residential opportunities within the district.
|4th District major employers
American Century Cos. Inc.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Kansas City
Children's Mercy Hospital
Fortis Benefits Insurance Co.
Interstate Bakeries Corp.
Kansas City Life Insurance
Lockton Cos. Inc.
Metropolitan Community College
Truman Medical Center
University of Missouri - Kansas City
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2000 employment in district by industry
About 60 percent of 4th District residents are employed in the "service" sector, which is similar to the citywide proportion. Although the manufacturing sector account for the smallest percentage of 4th District jobs, it has the largest number of that sector's workers within the City, with a total of nearly 15,000 workers.
Portion of district residents who work in the 4th District
In 1990, the 4th District had the highest percent of residents who worked in the in the district. This is due to the presence of major employment centers and the abundance of available housing for workers living within the district.
Portion of district workers who live in the district
Although it had the largest percentage of jobs, the proportion of 4th District workers who lived in the district was lower than the citywide average in 1990. This was due to the large number of workers who come from other areas of the metropolitan area to work.
Where district workers live
In 1990, the majority of 4th District residents lived close to their jobs, either working within the district or Kansas City south of the river. Of all the areas of the City, the 4th District had the lowest average travel time to work with an average of about 18 minutes.
2000 transportation to work
A slightly larger percentage of people in the 4th District used alternative means of transportation to work as compared to other areas of the city. This is indicative of the effect that urban core development patterns have on transportation choices for its residents.
In 2000, 4th District residents had one of the lower unemployment rates of all the districts and less than the citywide average.