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Overall Niche Grade
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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-
About Kansas City...
Population
471,767

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$135,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$826
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
    1,146
    283
  • Murder
    27
    6
  • Rape
    77
    41
  • Robbery
    397
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    996
    500
  • Theft
    2,535
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    826
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$47,489
National
$55,322
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    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%

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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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Commute is great, university is very good. I am enjoying living in Kansas City. Majority of our school districts are awesome as well. It is a very affordable place to live as well. I will say that the crime rate in Kansas City is higher in certain areas. Overall, Kansas City is a good place to live if you're looking to raise a family, while having the opportunity to experience the city, the suburbs, and the country! We also have some pretty amazing BBQ, and we are home of the KC Royals!
Kansas City is where I have lived almost my whole life. It is mostly suburbs, however downtown Kansas City is very much a city. This is the perfect place for those who want a place to have a family, but still want a mix of lifestyle. There is so much diversity here, and it is very much impacted by the arts. Majority of our school districts are awesome as well. It is a very affordable place to live as well. I will say that the crime rate in Kansas City is higher in certain areas. Overall, Kansas City is a good place to live if you're looking to raise a family, while having the opportunity to experience the city, the suburbs, and the country! We also have some pretty amazing BBQ, and we are home of the KC Royals!