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Overview

Introduction to Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City is the third largest city in the state of Kansas and is situated at the junction of the Missouri and Kansas (Kaw) rivers. The Kaw River is an important landmark in Kansas City. It flows some 170 miles eastward to join the Missouri River at Kaw Point in Kansas City. Its name is derived from the Kanza (Kaw) people who once inhabited the area. And so the state of Kansas in turn drew its name from the river.

Kansas City, Kansas is located across the river from Kansas City Missouri, and so the two cities, sharing a name, also share a lot of diverse attractions.

Kansas City was formed in 1868 and incorporated in 1872. It is an area rich in history; Lewis and Clark stopped near here in 1804 during their first expedition. In 1843, the Wyandot Indians settled in the area that is now Kansas City. The city is a diverse one, with different cultures. In the 1870s, many African Americans, known as Exodusters, settled here as well.

The state’s and city's history and identity is closely tied to its agricultural roots. Farming has been critical to Kansas economy and its culture. Known as the "Wheat State" and "Breadbasket of the World," Kansas is also known for its large volume of corn, hay, and oat crops.

Points of Interest

Kansas City has grown from a small stop on the journey west to a busy metropolitan area known for its delicious barbecue and great jazz. Visiting the award winning zoo is a popular activity as well as the Jazz Museum and the Baseball museum next door. The Kansas city T-Bones are the local baseball team and attracts visitors and families. The T-Bones are a member of the Northern League that first began operations in 1902, and was restructured in 1993. The Kansas Speedway is a top attraction in the area. In 2007, the Speedway will host the NASCAR Cup Series and the Indy Series Race. Country music is also a big part of life in Kansas City. The Wyandotte County fair attracts 100,000 people every year and boasts such stars as Garth Brooks, who has returned many times. In addition, there is the huge Verizon Amphitheatre which hosts music concerts and the Woodlands, which provides live greyhound and horse racing.

Nearby attractions in Kansas City, Missouri include a riverboat casino, the Worlds of Fun and Worlds of Ocean amusement parks, which are very popular with families and vacationers. There are several museums to visit, including the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, boasting one of the largest Asian collections in the region. In addition, a large aquarium provides hours of fun and in an interesting day trip for all ages. The Toy and Miniature museum hosts a collection of over 100 dollhouses and many antique dolls. Between April and December, there are constant outdoor festivals featuring legendary barbecue and great music in the Triangle: between River Market and Country Club Plaza, at 18th and Vine. There are several art festivals in the fall and a famous Rodeo that comes to town every November. Sports fans will love watching the Kansas City Royals play baseball at Kaufman stadium and football fans can enjoy seeing the Kansas City Chiefs beat their opponents at Arrowhead Stadium. And Kansas City is said to have more fountains than any city except Rome, and more boulevards than any city except Paris.

Demographics

People

Total Population149,755
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens11.2%
Employed Population 16+65,913
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married41.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.2%
Median Earnings25+$27,948
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,265
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,645

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,654
% Above Poverty Level76.3%
% Below Poverty Level23.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone30.8%
Median Gross Rent$802
Median House Value$87,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)57.3%
German11.7%
Irish7.5%
English4.2%
African2.8%
French Except Basque1.5%
Italian1.5%
Dutch1.4%
Polish1.4%
Croatian1.1%
Swedish0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Norwegian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Somali0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Arab0.2%
Russian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Greek0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Kansas City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Wyandotte County
Standard Zip Codes66101, 66102, 66104, 66105, 66106, 66109, 66112, 66115, 66118, 66103, 66111
P.O. Box Zip Codes66110, 66117, 66119, 66113
Company Zip Codes66160
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.12
Approximate Longitude-94.63

Kansas City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches
StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance17.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationEDGERTON
Distance26.7 miles
Jan Temp16 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp42 to 70 F
Annual Precip39 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Mission9,490$70,222
Mission Woods186$163,750
Roeland Park6,816$73,053
Westwood1,747$108,542
Westwood Hills414$135,833

Kansas City Public Libraries

Kansas City, Kansas Public Library
625 MINNESOTA AVENUE
Kansas City, Kansas
(913) 551-3280

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Kansas City Hospitals

Rainbow Mental Hlth Facility
(Government - State)
2205 West 36th Avenue
(913) 789-5800
University Of Kansas Hospital Transplant Center
(Government - District/authority)
3901 Rainbow Blvd
(913) 588-5000
Providence Medical Center
(Non-profit)
8929 Parallel Parkway
(913) 596-4000
Select Specialty Hospital Of Ks City
(Proprietary)
1731 North 90th Street
(913) 732-5930
University Of Kansas Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
3901 Rainbow Blvd
(913) 588-5000

Kansas City Public Schools

Banneker Elem
2026 N 4th Street
ZIP: 66101
(913) 627-4700
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Central Middle
925 Ivandale
ZIP: 66101
(913) 627-6150
Middle
Total Enrollment 636
Douglass Elem
1310 N 9th Street
ZIP: 66101
(913) 627-5100
Primary
Total Enrollment 404
Grant Elem
1510 N 4th St
ZIP: 66101
(913) 627-4300
Primary
Total Enrollment 338
Sumner Academy Of Arts & Science
1610 N 8th Street
ZIP: 66101
(913) 627-7200
High
Total Enrollment 917
Coronado Middle
1735 N 64th Terr
ZIP: 66102
(913) 627-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 416
Eugene Ware Elem
4820 Oakland
ZIP: 66102
(913) 627-5950
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Frances Willard Elem
3400 Orville
ZIP: 66102
(913) 627-6100
Primary
Total Enrollment 492
Lindbergh Elem
641 N 57th St
ZIP: 66102
(913) 627-5150
Primary
Total Enrollment 212
M E Pearson Elem
310 N 11th St
ZIP: 66102
(913) 627-3150
Primary
Total Enrollment 540
Mark Twain Elem
2300 Minnesota Avenue
ZIP: 66102
(913) 627-5200
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Mckinley Elementary School
1301 Armstrong
ZIP: 66102
(913) 627-7350
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
School For Blind Elementary
1100 State Avenue
ZIP: 66102
(913) 305-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 10
School For Blind High
1100 State Avenue
ZIP: 66102
(913) 305-3000
High
Total Enrollment 22
Whittier Elem
295 S 10th Street
ZIP: 66102
(913) 627-6400
Primary
Total Enrollment 639
Wyandotte High
2501 Minneosta Avenue
ZIP: 66102
(913) 627-7650
High
Total Enrollment 1476
Frank Rushton Elem
2605 W 43rd Avenue
ZIP: 66103
(913) 627-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Noble Prentis Elem
2337 S 14th Street
ZIP: 66103
(913) 627-5250
Primary
Total Enrollment 236
Rosedale Middle
3600 Springfield
ZIP: 66103
(913) 627-6900
Middle
Total Enrollment 623
Thomas A Edison Elem
1000 Locust Street
ZIP: 66103
(913) 627-4900
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Bertram Caruthers Elem
1100 Waverly
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-4750
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Chelsea Elem
2500 Wood
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 669
F L Schlagle High
2214 N 59th St
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-7500
High
Total Enrollment 820
Hazel Grove Elem
2401 N 67th St
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-7000
Primary
Total Enrollment 489
Northwest Middle
2400 N 18th St
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 729
Parker Elementary School
3334 Haskell
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 167
Quindaro Elem
2800 Farrow
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-4400
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Welborn Elem
5200 Leavenworth Rd
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-4450
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
West Middle
2600 N 44th Street
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-6000
Middle
Total Enrollment 392
Wm A White Elem
2600 N 43rd Terrace
ZIP: 66104
(913) 627-6250
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
John Fiske Elem
625 S Valley
ZIP: 66105
(913) 627-4850
Primary
Total Enrollment 1055
Argentine Middle
2123 Ruby Avenue
ZIP: 66106
(913) 627-6750
Middle
Total Enrollment 601
Emerson Elem
1429 S 29th
ZIP: 66106
(913) 627-5900
Primary
Total Enrollment 210
J C Harmon High
2400 Steele Rd
ZIP: 66106
(913) 627-7050
High
Total Enrollment 1296
Junction Elementary
2570 South 42nd Street
ZIP: 66106
(913) 288-3600
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Midland Trail
3101 South 51st Street
ZIP: 66106
(913) 288-3500
Primary
Total Enrollment 610
New Stanley Elem
3604 Metropolitan
ZIP: 66106
(913) 627-3950
Primary
Total Enrollment 361
Oak Grove Elem
5340 Oak Grove Rd
ZIP: 66106
(913) 288-3900
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Silver City Elem
2515 Lawrence Ave
ZIP: 66106
(913) 627-4550
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
Turner Elem
1800 South 55th
ZIP: 66106
(913) 288-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 602
Turner High
2211 South 55th
ZIP: 66106
(913) 288-3300
High
Total Enrollment 1107
Turner Middle School
1312 South 55th
ZIP: 66106
(913) 288-4000
Middle
Total Enrollment 610
Turner Sixth Grade Academy
6425 Riverview
ZIP: 66106
(913) 288-3800
Middle
Total Enrollment 310
Bethel Elem
7850 Yecker
ZIP: 66109
(913) 627-3000
Primary
Total Enrollment 187
D D Eisenhower Middle
2901 N 72nd St
ZIP: 66109
(913) 627-6450
Middle
Total Enrollment 525
John F Kennedy Elem
2600 N 72nd St
ZIP: 66109
(913) 627-4950
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Piper East Elementary School
4430 N. 107th St.
ZIP: 66109
(913) 721-5000
Middle
Total Enrollment 308
Piper Elementary School
3131 N. 122nd
ZIP: 66109
(913) 721-5000
Primary
Total Enrollment 730
Piper High
4400 North 107 Street
ZIP: 66109
(913) 721-2100
High
Total Enrollment 579
Piper Middle
4420 North 107 Street
ZIP: 66109
(913) 721-1144
Middle
Total Enrollment 435
Washington High
7340 Leavenworth Road
ZIP: 66109
(913) 627-7800
High
Total Enrollment 1002
White Church Elem
2226 N 85th St
ZIP: 66109
(913) 627-4250
Primary
Total Enrollment 279
Stony Point South
150 South 78th St
ZIP: 66111
(913) 627-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Arrowhead Middle
1715 N 82nd Street
ZIP: 66112
(913) 627-6600
Middle
Total Enrollment 457
Claude A Huyck Elem
1530 N 83rd Street
ZIP: 66112
(913) 627-4650
Primary
Total Enrollment 249
Stony Point North
8200 Elizabeth
ZIP: 66112
(913) 627-4500
Primary
Total Enrollment 301
Delaware Ridge Elementary
1601 North 130th Street
ZIP: 66115
(913) 441-2126
Primary
Total Enrollment 365

Kansas City Private Schools

Kiddie Kollege Primary
2400 Maxine Williams Dr
ZIP: 66101
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Bishop Ward High School
708 N 18th St
ZIP: 66102
Secondary
Total Enrollment 330
Resurrection Catholic School
425 N 15th St
ZIP: 66102
Elementary
Total Enrollment 250
Holy Name School
1007 Southwest Blvd
ZIP: 66103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 145
Our Lady's Montessori School
3020 S 7th St
ZIP: 66103
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Christ The King Elementary School
3027 N 54th St
ZIP: 66104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 228
Muncie Christian School
3650 N 67th St
ZIP: 66104
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 92
V Lindsay Sda School
3310 Garfield Ave
ZIP: 66104
Elementary
Total Enrollment 29
Open Door Christian School
3033 N 103rd Ter
ZIP: 66109
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
St Patrick School
1066 N 94th St
ZIP: 66112
Elementary
Total Enrollment 256
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