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Kansas City, Kansas

Quick Facts
Quick Facts

  • Kansas City is the third largest city in the state of Kansas
  • Kansas City is the third largest city in the Kansas City, Metropolitan Area. Kansas City, Missouri is the largest city.
  • Nicknames: Heart of America, KCK, The Dot
  • In 1997, voters unanimously approved to consolidate the city and county governments. Thus the name Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas
  • Form of government is Mayor/CEO
  • The city is part of the “Unified Government”, which also includes the cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville.
  • Formed in 1868, the City of Kansas City, Kansas has a population of 145,786 according to the 2010 Census Bureau.
  • The July 1, 2013 population estimate for Wyandotte County is 160,384
  • The city covers a total area of 127.8 square miles with 3.5 square miles consisting of water
  • The metro area is the home to nearly 2 million residents covering 2 states, 9 counties, 120 cities, and 4,423 square miles
  • Kansas City is 740 ft above sea level
  • Kansas City’s latitude is 39 degrees  24 minutes north and its longitude is 94 degrees 40 minutes west
  • Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas is situated at the Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers
  • Kansas City is close to two airport systems. The Kansas City International Airport and the Downtown Airport
  • Kansas City is home to the General Motors Fairfax plant, which manufactures the Chevrolet Malibu and Saturn Aura
  • Kansas City is very diverse and multiracial community.
  • Kansas City’s neighboring counties are Johnson and Leavenworth counties in Kansas. Clay, Jackson, and Platte counties in Missouri
  • Kansas City is the only city in the metro area that has three bus services running through its community
  • Kansas City owes its existence to its location as a crossroads. It was at the confluence of the Missouri River and Kansas River and the launching point for travelers on the Sante Fe, Oregon, and California trails.
  • Kansas and Missouri were the first states to start building interstates with Interstate 70. An ever increasing number of interstate loops has encouraged suburban sprawl.
  • Major highways are Interstate 35, Interstate 70, Interstate 435, Interstate 635, Interstate 670, US-24 and US –40, K-7 and K-32

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