A new Drilldown Study by UMKC's Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs shows that Kansas City's population, and buying power are significantly higher than estimates from the census suggest. UMKC Professor Robyne Turner directed the research, which could affect federal funding and economic development throughout Kansas City.
A DrillDown Study is a new way to measure population and household income. The methodology was developed by a non-profit organization called Social Compact, which has conducted similar studies in 15 other cities. Turner told KCUR's Susan Wilson that the study was designed to solve the problems of the US Census.