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Kansas City
  • City in Missouri

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grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C minus
  3. Housing
    grade B
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  6. Diversity
    grade A
  7. Jobs
    grade A minus
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade A minus
  12. Commute
    grade A minus

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Kansas City is a city in Missouri with a population of 486,404. 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 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.

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About Kansas City...
Population
486,404

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$154,600
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$941
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C minus
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    1,040.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    30.2
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    70
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    290.9
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    619
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    2,470.5
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    766.4
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    national  12%

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