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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Kansas City is a city in Missouri with a population of 476,974. Kansas City is in Jackson County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Kansas City offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Kansas City there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Kansas City and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Kansas City are above average.
About Kansas City...
Population
476,974

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$139,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$862
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Kansas City Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,218.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    30.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    91.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    383.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    960.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,670.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    912.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Kansas City

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,136
National
$55,322
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Kansas City Reviews

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Public transit is an issue in Kansas City, and the roads don't stand up to winter's well, but overall, KC is a big city with a small-town heart. Lots of great cultural stops from the Nelson to several music and performing arts venues, the only WWI memorial in the country, and a great zoo--not to mention the food!
Travel time can get a bit tricky and you'll usually have to commute but it's nowhere near as bad as big cities like Chicago, LA, or DC. There are lots of colleges in the area. KC is a pretty great place.
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I like that Kansas City is kind of in the countryside but also kind of in the city side. Kansas City also has great food, like BBQ; they also have a great American football team and some great baseball teams like the Royals baseball team and the Chiefs American football team. The Plaza is also a great place in Kansas City! They have a bunch of shopping places that most people will enjoy, but they also have some great food there, too.
As someone who has been born and raised in Kansas City, I can honestly say I am grateful to have been raised in this city. There is a ton of activities to do for families or even college students. Kansas City always has events going throughout the year! If I could suggest any changes, I’d say some major highways could be repaved. However, most have been or are scheduled to be.