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Kansas City city, Missouri

Kansas City city, Missouri
Nickname(s):"KC", "KCMO", "City of Fountains", "Heart of America", "Paris of the Plains"
Incorporated:March 28, 1853
- Total:459.787 (2010)
- Density:1.455,0/sq mi (563,5/sq km)
Area code(s):816
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
- Total:320 sq mi (827 sq km)
- Land:316 sq mi (816 sq km)
- Water:5 sq mi (11 sq km)
- % water:1,33 %

Quick information summary of the Kansas City city area.

Kansas City city is located in the state of Missouri. It occupies the area of 320 square miles. 5 square miles are water areas and 316 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Kansas City city lies at +39.1252120, -094.5511362 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 459.787 living in the Kansas City city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (59.22%), Black or African American (29.91%) and Some Other Race (4.52%). Median age is 34 for the males and 36 for the females.

Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is one of two seats of Jackson County (the other one is Independence) and its area lies in Jackson, Clay, Cass and Platte counties. In 2011 the estimated population of Kansas City was 463,202 while its metro area had 2.1 million inhabitants.

The city is often called simply KC. One of its nicknames is “City of Fountains,” which is logical as there are over 200 fountains located throughout Kansas City. It is also called “Paris of the Plains,” in reference to the fact that it has more boulevards than any other city in the world, except for Paris. Because Kansas City is located near the population center of the USA and also near the geographic center of the 48 contiguous U.S. states, many people also call it “Heart of America.”

The residents of Kansas City are called Kansas Citians. The city lies in the Central Time Zone.

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Statistical data for the Kansas City city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

White alone
272,30559.22 %
Black or African American alone
137,54029.91 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,3310.51 %
Asian alone
11,3992.48 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
8610.19 %
Some Other Race alone
20,7704.52 %
Two or More races
14,5813.17 %

Profile of the Kansas City city

History of Kansas City

Kansas City was founded in 1833 at the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers and at the border between the states of Kansas and Missouri. At the time, the Town of Kansas, together with a few other neighboring towns, were critical for the westward expansion in America. The City of Kansas was officially incorporated in 1853 and adopted its current name in 1889. At the time it was incorporated, Kansas City was already a significant wheat and grain exchange center.

After the Civil War, Kansas City was chosen as the site of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad Bridge, a decision which guaranteed growth and development of the city. Kansas City underwent a series of projects aimed to improve the urban core, resulting in a number of wide and long boulevards, fountains statues, Art Deco buildings, and, most notably, the famous Country Club district.

In the second half of the 20th century, Kansas City was the site of 1968 riots following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. it went through suburban sprawl and inner city decay and in 1981 it was the site of one of the deadliest structural collapses in the American history, when Hyatt’s walkway collapsed and killed 114 people.

Geography and Climate

Kansas City is located in the Midwestern United States, in the state of Missouri, just next to the border with Kansas. It occupies an area of 316 square miles and lies on the bluffs overlooking Missouri and Kansas rivers and their confluence.

The climate in the city is humid continental, with four distinct seasons and moderate precipitation. Summers are warm to hot with occasional heat waves and winters are cold and sometimes freezing. Since it is located in the so-called Tornado Alley, Kansas City is prone to tornadoes. The worst outbreaks were those in 1957 and in 2003.


Kansas City has over 260 neighborhoods, many of which were independent cities at one point and later incorporated into the city. Notable neighborhoods include Downtown Kansas City, Ivanhoe, Westport, Hyde Park 18th and Vine Historic District, River Market and Crossroads Arts District.

The city is famous for its many boulevards and for over 200 working fountains, many of which are located in the Country Club Plaza.

Population of Kansas City

At the last official census (2010) Kansas City had 459,787 inhabitants and the estimated population in 2011 was 463,202. The racial makeup in 2010 was 54.9% non-Hispanic Whites, 29.9% Black or African American, 10% Hispanic or Latino of any race, 2.5% Asian, 0.5% Native American, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 4.5% some other race and 3.2% two or more races.

Mexicans make up the largest portion of the Hispanic population in Kansas City while Vietnamese are the most numerous among the Asians.


The largest employer in Kansas City is the U.S. Government, with more than 145 federal agencies in the metro area. In fact, Kansas City is one of ten regional office cities for the U.S. Government.

The city is home to several large law firms, including the international firms Lathrop & Gage, Stinson Morrison & Hacker and Hardy & Bacon.

Kansas City is also home to the largest dairy co-op in the USA, the Dairy Farmers of America.

Some of the companies with headquarters in Kansas City include Applebee’s, AMC Theatres, Hallmark Cards, 360 Architecture, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Burns and McDonnell Engineering, DST Systems and many others.

Ford Motor Company has a large plant just outside the city and one of the largest drug manufacturing plants in the nation, the Sanofi-Aventis plant, is located in southern part of Kansas City.

Culture and Attractions

Kansas City is home to the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Kansas City Symphony, Kansas City Ballet, Kansas City Chorale, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Starlight Theatre and many other theatre and music companies.

In the 1930s the city played an important role in the history of jazz music, being the birthplace of Kansas City jazz that marked the transition between big band style and bebop. The city today has many music venues and clubs, not only for jazz but for all the other music styles. The city is home to musicians and bands such as Puddle of Mudd, The Get Up Kids, Coalesce, Tech N9ne and Kutt Calhoun.

Kansas City has a large Irish-American community, whose cultural activities are today centered around the Irish Museum and Cultural Center.

Major attractions in the city are the casinos on the river, which have been legalized in 1992. Of course, sites of interest such as Country Club Plaza, Power and Light District, Kansas City Zoo, American Jazz Museum, Crossroads Art District, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art and Kansas City Museum also get a lot of visitors. In addition, the city is famous for its cuisine, especially the Kansas Style Strip Steak and barbecue.


Top institutions of higher education in Kansas City include University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst University, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Avila University, Park University and others.


The city is home to Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL and the Kansas City Royals of the MLB.

Statistical data for the Kansas City city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

White alone
272,30559.22 %
Black or African American alone
137,54029.91 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
2,3310.51 %
Asian alone
11,3992.48 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
8610.19 %
Some Other Race alone
20,7704.52 %
Two or More races
14,5813.17 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Not Hispanic or Latino
413,83490.01 %
Hispanic or Latino
45,9539.99 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Not Hispanic or Latino
413,83490.01 %
White alone
252,25760.96 %
Black or African American alone
135,91632.84 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
1,8230.44 %
Asian alone
11,2752.72 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
7870.19 %
Some Other Race alone
7090.17 %
Two or More races
11,0672.67 %
Hispanic or Latino
45,9539.99 %
White alone
20,04843.63 %
Black or African American alone
1,6243.53 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5081.11 %
Asian alone
1240.27 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
740.16 %
Some Other Race alone
20,06143.66 %
Two or More races
3,5147.65 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes

Household Type

Family households
109,07656.69 %
Husband-wife family
68,51162.81 %
Other family
40,56537.19 %
Male householder, no wife present
9,53923.52 %
Female householder, no husband present
31,02676.48 %
Nonfamily households
83,33043.31 %
Householder living alone
66,74980.10 %
Householder not living alone
16,58119.90 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Kansas City city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Kansas City city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Kansas City city center


  • Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport [2.04 mi] [3.29 km]


  • Kansas City Reach [0.2 mi] [0.32 km]


  • Broadway Bridge [2.22 mi] [3.57 km]
  • ASB Bridge [1.65 mi] [2.65 km]
  • Paseo Bridge [0.8 mi] [1.29 km]


  • Arabia Steamboat Museum [1.95 mi] [3.14 km]
  • Airline History Museum [2.66 mi] [4.28 km]
  • Kansas City Missouri Public School District Library and Media Center [2.13 mi] [3.43 km]
  • North Kansas City Fire Department Station 2 [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Kansas City Missouri Fire Department Station 47 [1.96 mi] [3.16 km]
  • North Kansas City Fire Marshal [1.55 mi] [2.5 km]
  • North Kansas City Fire Department Station 1 [1.56 mi] [2.5 km]


  • White Avenue United Methodist Church [2.34 mi] [3.77 km]
  • Northeast Presbyterian Church [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]
  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary [1.01 mi] [1.63 km]
  • Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church [2.06 mi] [3.32 km]
  • Budd Park Christian Church [1.68 mi] [2.71 km]
  • Holy Cross Church [1.79 mi] [2.88 km]
  • Melrose United Methodist Church [0.93 mi] [1.5 km]
  • Harlem Baptist Church [1.98 mi] [3.18 km]
  • Real Truth Seventh Day Adventist Church [2.17 mi] [3.49 km]
  • Prodigal House Ministries [1.4 mi] [2.25 km]


  • City of Kansas City [0.18 mi] [0.29 km]
  • City of North Kansas City [1.22 mi] [1.97 km]


  • Interchange 4B [0.91 mi] [1.46 km]
  • Interchange 5A [0.9 mi] [1.45 km]
  • Interchange 57 [2.82 mi] [4.54 km]
  • Interchange 5B [1.24 mi] [1.99 km]


  • French Bottom [2.43 mi] [3.91 km]


  • North Kansas City Levee Unit [2.39 mi] [3.84 km]


  • Columbus Square [1.71 mi] [2.74 km]
  • Garrison Square [1.31 mi] [2.11 km]
  • Crescent [1.25 mi] [2.01 km]
  • Coburg [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • Knoche Junction [1.06 mi] [1.7 km]
  • Suburban Junction [1.03 mi] [1.66 km]


  • Budd Park [1.88 mi] [3.03 km]
  • Maple Park [1.07 mi] [1.73 km]
  • North Terrace Park [0.72 mi] [1.16 km]
  • Helm Park [0.27 mi] [0.44 km]
  • Holland Park [2.36 mi] [3.79 km]
  • Riverfront Park [1.06 mi] [1.7 km]

Populated Place

  • Rock Creek Junction [3.91 mi] [6.3 km]
  • Harlem [1.99 mi] [3.19 km]
  • Air Line Junction [2.87 mi] [4.62 km]
  • North Kansas City [0.68 mi] [1.09 km]

Post Office

  • Northeast Post Office [1.95 mi] [3.13 km]


  • Garrison School [1.4 mi] [2.25 km]
  • Harrison School [3.81 mi] [6.14 km]
  • Lutheran High School [3.8 mi] [6.11 km]
  • Southwest Charter School [3.79 mi] [6.11 km]
  • Garfield Elementary School [1.12 mi] [1.8 km]
  • Scarritt Elementary School [1.16 mi] [1.87 km]
  • Holy Cross Elementary School [1.77 mi] [2.85 km]
  • Glennon High School [1.87 mi] [3.01 km]
  • James Elementary School [2.16 mi] [3.47 km]
  • Gladstone Elementary School [1.43 mi] [2.31 km]
  • Gladstone School [1.42 mi] [2.28 km]
  • Martin School [0.25 mi] [0.4 km]
  • Pleasant Valley School [1.25 mi] [2.01 km]

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