Kansas City received more kudos for gender equality, this time for being a top spot for women in tech.
A study released Wednesday puts Kansas City in second place among the nation’s 58 most-populated cities. The news arrives on the heels of Kansas City being named as a top-10 U.S city for women-owned businesses.
SmartAsset analyzed Census Bureau data from cities in which the tech workforce is large enough to be statistically relevant. The study ranked cities according to the percentage of women in tech jobs, the gender pay gap, income after housing costs and three-year tech employment growth.
Kansas City earned its No. 2 rank with women working 33 of every 100 tech jobs. Kansas City women also earn more than men with a 100.8% pay gap and bring home an annual income of just over $57,000 after housing costs. Kansas City, however, continues to see a downward trend in the number of total area tech jobs available, recently dropping three percent in three-year employment growth
It is the second year Kansas City has earned a second place ranking in the study. Washington, D.C. ranked first in 2015 and 2016.
The top 10 U.S. cities for women in tech are:
- Washington, D.C.
- Kansas City, MO
- Detroit, MI
- Baltimore, MD
- Indianapolis, IN
- Chandler, AZ
- New York, NY
- New Orleans, LA
- Denver, CO
- Fremont, CA