2000 employment in district by industry
The 6th District has the largest percentage of retail jobs of all the districts and twice the percentage of the city as a whole. The 6th District has a smaller percentage of service jobs compared to the city, and the percentages of jobs in the manufacturing and other industries are comparable to the city.
|6th District major employers|
Burns and McDonnell
Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technologies
St. Luke's Health System
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Portion of district residents who work in the 6th District
In 1990, the 6th District was fourth in the percentage of people who worked within the district in which they resided compared to the other districts.
Portion of district workers who live in the district
Only about one in five people who worked in the 6th District in 1990 also lived in the 6th District.
Where district workers live
Of the total number of persons employed in the 6th District, only one out of five of them lived in the district in 1990. The majority of the workers in the district lived outside of the Kansas City limits. These workers could be a potential market for new or renovated 6th District residential development closer to their jobs.
2000 transportation to work
The residents of the 6th District make very little use of other modes of transportation to work than their cars: 1.5 percent of the people use public transit to get to work, 1 percent walk and 3 percent work at home or use another form of transportation.
The unemployment rate for the district is one of the lowest in the city and below the city as a whole. Unemployment in the district in 2000 was at 4 percent and for the city it was 6 percent. Generally, unemployment has increased nationally and locally since the 2000 census.