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Population (2010 Census Data): 

Wyandotte County is the smallest county in Kansas, 
The largest proportionate population, 
Kansas City, Kansas is the largest city in Wyandotte County
Visit the Department of Research's web page for additional population estimate information. 

Land Area (square miles): 151

Cost of Living Index (US Average =100): 92.7%

Geographic / Climate Information:
Kansas City is situated in “Tornado Alley,” a broad region where cold air from the Rocky Mountains and Canada collides with warm air from the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the formation of powerful storms.Facts and Figures

Average Elevation: 740 ft.

Employment Status (2006): 63.2%
Mean commute time: 20.6 
Median Household Income: $33,266 (City)

Environmental / Recreational:
Number of Parks: 54
Acres of Parkland: 2600 
Lakes/Ponds: 3/3
Acres of lakes: 410 
Shelters: 58
Cemeteries: 14
Public Golf Courses: 1
War Memorials: 2
Skate Parks: 3
Spray Parks: 3
Swimming Pools: 1
Community Centers: 6
Community Rental Buildings: 3

Top Employers 2007
General Motors, Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools, KU Medical Center, KU Hospital, BNSF Railway, Providence Medical Center, Unified GovernmentProfessional

Top Industries, 2000
Management, professional: 22.0%
Service: 17.0%
Sales and office: 27.8%
Farming, fishing, forestry: 0.3%
Construction, extraction, maintenance: 11.7%

Public Safety:
Police: 386 Sworn,
139 Civilian
Firefighters: 367
Sheriff: 137 Sworn, 35 Civilian

Colleges, Universities and professional schools: 6
Public Library Branches: 6 
Public Library Items: 181,000
Public Elementary & Middle Schools: 42
Public High Schools: 6 
2 Year and Technical/Trade Colleges: 1 (City)

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