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Kansas City

  •   State: 
    Wyandotte County
    Kansas City
      County FIPS: 
    39°6′24″N 94°40′35″W
      Area total: 
    128.30 sq mi (332.31 km²)
      Area land: 
    124.74 sq mi (323.07 km²)
      Area water: 
    3.57 sq mi (9.24 km²)
    869 ft (265 m)
    1872; Incorporated 1872, 1886
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Kansas City, MO-KS
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,200 residents per square mile of area (470/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Kansas City, abbreviated as "KCK", is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas, and the county seat of Wyandotte County. It is an inner suburb of the older and more populous Kansas City, Missouri, after which it is named. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 156,607, making it one of four principal cities in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The city's most populous ethnic group, non-Hispanic whites, has declined from 76.3% in 1970 to 40.2% in 2010. In 1997, voters approved a proposition to unify the city and county governments creating the Unified Government of Wy andotte counties. It lies at the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers, and is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". It is the location of the University of Kansas Medical Center and Kansas City Kansas Community College. It was the first city to be Chief of Police in the United States in the first Black Police Chief of Boston Daniels' Park (Dedicated to the first African-American Chief of Detectives, James Daniels) in the early 1900s. In the 1890s, the city saw an explosive growth in population as a streetcar suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. This growth continued until the 1930s, when it had a population of over 100,000 residents for the first time. It has a total area of 128.38 square miles (332.50 km²), of which, 124.81 square miles. (323.26 km²) is land and 3.57 square. miles (9.25 km 2) is water.


Kansas City is the primary city name, but also Edwardsville are acceptable city names or spellings. In October 1872, "old" Kansas City, Kansas, was incorporated. It was one of the nation's 100 largest cities for many U.S. Census counts, from 1890 to 1960. In 1997, voters approved a proposition to unify the city and county governments creating the Unified Government of Wyandotte County. The percentage of the city's most populous ethnic group, non-Hispanic whites, has declined from 76.3% in 1970 to 40.2% in 2010. The oldest city of the group was Wy andotte, which was formed in 1857 by Wyandot Native Americans and Methodist missionaries.:370,384,388. In the 1890s, the city saw an explosive growth in population as a streetcar suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. This growth continued until the 1930s. In 1920, when it had a population of over 100,000 residents for the first time. The city is located in the heart of the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is located on the Kansas River, which flows into the Missouri River. The Kansas River is a tributary of the Missouri Valley, which runs through Kansas City. The Missouri River is the main route between Kansas City and Missouri City. It runs through the eastern part of Kansas and the western edge of Kansas County, where it meets the Missouri Turnpike. The City is home to the Kansas State University, which opened in 1872. The University of Kansas was founded in 1874. It has a campus of the College of Arts and Sciences.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 128.38 square miles (332.50 km²) The warmest month of the year is July, with a 24-hour average temperature of 81.0 °F (27.2 °C) The summer months are hot, but can get very hot and moderately humid, with moist air riding up from the Gulf of Mexico. Winters are cold, with 22 days where the high is at or below the freezing mark and 2.5 nights with a low at or above 0 °F. The city lies in the humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa) zone, with four distinct seasons, and moderate precipitation. It is located at the confluence of the longest river in the country, the Missouri River, and the Kansas River (also known as the Kaw River) The city is situated on the edge of "Tornado Alley", a broad region where cold air from the Rocky Mountains collides with warm air from Mexico, leading to the formation of powerful storms during the spring and summer. The official record maximum temperature is 113°F (45°C), set on August 14, 1936, at Downtown Airport. Normal seasonal snowfall is 13.4 inches at the Downtown Airport and 18.8 inches at Kansas City International Airport. The average snowfall for November to March is 0.1 or 0.25 cm, while it is November 27 to March as measured at the airport.


According to the 2010 census, there were 145,786 people, 53,925 households, and 35,112 families residing in the city. The racial composition of Kansas City, Kansas, as of 2010, was as follows: 52.2% white, 26.8% black or African American, 2.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino. The median household income was $33,011, and the median income for a family was $39,491. The per capita income for the city was $15,737. About 13.0% of families and 17.1%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.8%. of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.32. The city's median age was 32.5 years, with 28.4% of residents under the age of 18; 9.7%. were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7. were from 25 to 44; 23. 7% were from 45 to 64; and 10.5%. were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city is 49.4 per cent male and 50.6 per cent female. The population density was 1,168.1 inhabitants per square mile (451.0/km²). There were 61,969 housing units at an average density of 496.5 per squaremile (191.7/ km²).


Kansas City is home to the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant, which manufactures the Chevrolet Malibu and the Cadillac XT4. The Federal Bureau of Prisons maintains its North Central Region Office in the city. The largest employer is the University of Kansas Hospital. Average rent in Kansas City is only $788, which is low in relation to the national average of $1,087 spent on rent. Kansas City was ranked in 2010 as the #7 best city in the U.S. to start over after foreclosure. The city's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employers are: Associated Wholesale Grocers, Kansas City Steak Company, and Kansas City Medical Center. The Kansas City Monarchs are the home stadium of the American Association of Professional Baseball. Schlitterbahn Vacation Village, a 370-acre (1.5 km²) resort and waterpark, opened across I-435 from Village West in June 2009, however it has been closed since the end of the 2018 season. In 2012, Piper, Kansas, became the first full community in the nation (based on actual residential votes and pre-registration counts) to have residential broadband internet network infrastructures using fiber-optic communication of 1Gbit/s download and upload speeds provided by Google Fiber. It was chosen from a field of 1,100 U.S. communities that had applied for the network. The network became operational in 2012 and is available to residents of Piper and surrounding areas.


Kansas City, Kansas, has a consolidated city-county government in which the city and county have been merged into one jurisdiction. As such, it is simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation; and a county,which is an administrative division of a state. The Kansas City Police Department was established in 1898 with a staff of 46. The fire department is part of the Firefighter's Relief Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters. The city has 18 fire stations in the city, and covers an area of approximately 127 square miles. It has a mayor/CEOTyrone Garner and a seven-member board of commissioners. In 2000, there were a total of 696 incidents reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as part of its Uniform Crime Reporting Program, which represent from arrests made by State and local law enforcement agencies as reported by the FBI. The police department has four public service programs: a citizens assist program, fire prevention, safe place, and a smoke detector program. It also has specialty teams including heavy rescue, hazardous materials, foam team, water rescue, tactical medic, trench rescue, high angle/rope rescue, and technical urban search and rescue. It is a member of IAFF Local 64, which was organized on February 28, 1918. The mayor is Melissa Bynum, and the board of Commissioners are Brian McKiernan, Christian Ramirez, Mike Kane, and Harold L. Johnson Jr. They were elected in 1997 and 1998.


The Kansas City, Kansas Public Library system has five branch libraries spread throughout Wyandotte County. The system was formed in 1895. In 1899, it came under the authority of the Kansas City, Kansas Public School District Board of Education. The school district is made up of public and private school districts. The public school system has been in existence since 1895. The secondary school system was established in 1899. The district is composed of public, private and parochial schools. It is also home to the Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB) and the University of Kansas Medical Center (KU's Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions) The district also has a number of private schools and colleges, including Donnelly College and Kansas City Kansas Community College. It has a population of more than 1.2 million people, the highest in the state of Kansas, according to the 2010 census. It also has one of the highest rates of obesity in the U.S. among high school students, with an average of 2.7 per cent. The number of high school graduates is higher than any other state in the United States. The average high school graduation rate is 9.9 per cent, the lowest in the nation. The state has a high rate of obesity, with the highest rate among high schools. The national average for high school seniors is 8.8 per cent; the national average is 9 per cent for high schools and 8.4 per cent among private schools.


Kansas City, Kansas, is located at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. Kansas City Area Transportation Authority provides transportation for 60k riders daily. A portion of I-70 was the first project in the U.S. completed under the provisions of the new Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 (though not the first constructed or to begin construction) Interstate 435 is a bi-state loop providing access to Kansas City International Airport. Interstate 635 connects the Kansas suburbs with Kansas City and Riverside, Missouri, just north of Kansas City, Missouri. US-24-40 and US-40 are two of the major highways that pass through Kansas City. K-5 is a minor freeway that links the GM Fairfax plant with I-635, and continues as Leavenworth Road west to I-435 then on to Leavenworth, Kansas. The US-169, 7th Street Trafficway, and the Turner Diagonal are among the major roads in the Kansas City area, as well as the US-170 and the South 18th Street Expressway. The city is home to the University of Kansas, which was founded in 1881 and is located on the banks of the Kansas River. The University of Missouri-Kansas City is located in the city's downtown area, on the east side of the river. The Kansas City Police Department is based in the downtown area of the city, and has been in existence since the early 20th century. It is the only police station in Kansas City that is not located in a suburb.


The Rosedale Arch, dedicated to the men of Kansas City, Kansas, who served in World War I, is a small-scale replica of France's famous Arc de Triomphe. The Argentine Carnegie Library, the only Carnegie library that exists in the metropolitan area, was built in 1917. The major U.S. broadcast television networks have affiliates in the Kansas City market, including WDAF-TV 4 (Fox), KCTV 5 (CBS), KMBC-TV 9 (ABC), KCPT 19 (PBS), KCWE 29 (The CW), KSHB-TV 41 (NBC) and KSMO-TV 62 (MyNetworkTV) The Kansas City media market (ranked 32nd by Arbitron and 31st by Nielsen) includes 10 television stations, and 30 FM and 21 AM radio stations. Due to its close proximity to the Topeka media market, most of the television and radio stations from that city are receivable over-the-air in portions of theKansas City area. The city is part of a bi-state media market that comprises 32 counties in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri. It is served by the Kansan, a daily newspaper which ceased its print publication and became an online-only paper in 2009. Newspapers serving the city's suburbs include The Record (serving Turner, Argentine, Piper Press (serving Piper) and The Wyandotte West (weekly publication for western Wy andotte County) The city also has a faith-oriented newspaper, TheKansas City Metro Voice.


The Kansas Speedway is an auto racetrack adjacent to the Village West area in western Wyandotte County. The top-level NASCAR Cup Series holds the annual Hollywood Casino 400 at the track. The IndyCar Series previously ran the RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300 from 2001 to 2010; with IndyCar driver Scott Dixon setting the overall lap record for all series. The Kansas City Current replaced the now defunct National Women's Soccer League team FC Kansas City which ceased operations in 2017. The team played its inaugural season at Legends Field (Kansas City), but will play the 2022 season at Children's Mercy Park. The T-Bones won the Northern League Championship in 2008 and the American Association Championship in 2018. The Unified Government evicted it from its stadium on October 14, 2019, for nonpayment of rent and utilities. The track is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) tri-oval with turns which bank at a 15° angle. It held its first race on June 2, 2001, when the Winston West Series contested the Kansas 100. It is used for races that are part of the NASCAR Cup series and other racing series, including the IndyCar and NASCAR Tour Series. It also hosts the Kansas City International Auto Show, which is held every year in July and August in Kansas City, Kansas. It has been the site of the World Series of Motorcycle Racing since 1986. It was also the home of the National Football League's Kansas City Lynx from 1986 to 1988.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas = 37.6. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 20. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Kansas City = 4.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 156,607 individuals with a median age of 33.6 age the population dropped by -3.17% in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,200 residents per square mile of area (470/km²). There are average 2.63 people per household in the 53,665 households with an average household income of $37,624 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 10.50% of the available work force and has growths 0.44% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 30.38%. The number of physicians in Kansas City per 100,000 population = 207.9.


The annual rainfall in Kansas City = 36.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 17.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 93. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 212. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 20.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas which are owned by the occupant = 54.36%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 49 years with median home cost = $81,480 and home appreciation of -1.89%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $14.35 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,666 per student. There are 14 students for each teacher in the school, 402 students for each Librarian and 640 students for each Counselor. 5.63% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 7.74% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.55% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Kansas City's population in Wyandotte County, Kansas of 51,418 residents in 1900 has increased 3,05-fold to 156,607 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.94% female residents and 49.06% male residents live in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

    As of 2020 in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas are married and the remaining 49.89% are single population.

  • 23.1 minutes is the average time that residents in Kansas City require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.92% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 16.07% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.46% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.99% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, 54.36% are owner-occupied homes, another 32.96% are rented apartments, and the remaining 12.68% are vacant.

  • The 34.78% of the population in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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