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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
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  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 a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kansas City there are a lot of 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
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Kansas City Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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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
    283
  • Murder
    31
    6
  • Rape
    92
    41
  • Robbery
    383
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    961
    500
  • Theft
    2,670
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    913
    284
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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
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$50,136
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Kansas City before, but never in Waldo. I have lived in Waldo for a little over three months and absolutely love it! Everyone is friendly, but not the nosy, in your business kind. Everyone looks out for each other and is willing to lend a hand if needed. I also love that Waldo is relatively close to everything! There are great bars, restaurants, shopping, parks/trails and much more in the direct vicinity. I will be staying here for a long time to come.
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Most places in Kansas City are great, as with any city there are also areas that you would be wise to avoid. There is great night life in Kansas City. There is a lot of diversity, not only in the people of Kansas City, but of activities and food. Downtown Kansas City is full of history and beautiful architecture. There are many museums to visit, and plenty of activities for children. Overall, Kansas City has something for everyone!
I love Kansas City! There are so many recreational activities that are available for people of all ages in this city. Not all of the people are friendly, but that is expected of any city. The public transportation is not bad, and continues to improve with each passing year. Also the barbecue is absolutely amazing. I would recommend Kansas City to everyone.