Kansas City among list of best cities for remote work

A recent survey on the best U.S. cities to work from home noted Kansas City, Mo. among the top 35. Increased work flexibility in the region and efficient telecommuting during COVID-19 has put the area on the map for remote work in 2021.

Since the onset of COVID-19, remote work has become the norm for many Americans. Surveys show that about half of American workers were working from home in the late spring of 2020. Many researchers believe that increased work flexibility may continue even after the pandemic subsides, but some cities are better suited for telecommuting than others. 

In its third annual study, NYC-based financial technology company, SmartAsset, crunched the numbers to find the best cities in the U.S. to work from home.

This year, we adjusted our methodology to account for the impact of COVID-19, including the addition of two metrics: the estimated percent of the workforce that is able to work from home and the percentage of residences with two or more bedrooms, among other changes.

Kansas City cracks the top 35 cities to work from home in 2021. To learn more about the rankings and data, check out the table below.

The full report, including methodology and key findings, can be found here.