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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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-
Kansas City is a city in Missouri with a population of 481,417. 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.
About Kansas City...
Population
481,417

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$899
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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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
    1,148.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    27.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    81.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    332
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    753.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,698.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    854.6
    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
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
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
    10%
    13%

Working in Kansas City

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$52,405
National
$55,322
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Kansas City is a pretty like-minded, tight-knit community. Citizens are always willing to help one another. When you say "Kansas City", people think Kansas when infact it's Missouri. KCMO(Kansas City, Missouri) and KCK (Kansas City, Kansas) remain two seperately incorporated cities but together, along with a number of other cities and suburbs, are a part of the KC Metro area. Most activities/attractions, including fine dining and lodging, are centrally located about 15-30min from anywhere in metro area. AMAZING food, especially if you're a BBQ fan! Non-accredited schools and violence/murder rate are biggest downfalls.
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This city has it all! From a vibrant walkable city to the impressive mountain bike trails a short drive away. Nice people with an inclusive, welcoming vibe. No shortage of educational options for children and volunteer options for all. Community is important as well as diversity. Good food is important as well as health and fitness. There are plenty of housing options available at affordable prices! And who can deny the appeal of a city that has 3 championship teams? Royals, Chiefs, and Sporting KC!
Kansas City is an incredibly diverse city, and with that comes the wonders that each culture brings. The food, the music, the beliefs. Its what makes Kansas city go! but if there was something I could change it would be the number of gun deaths, especially the deaths of children and young adults. For some reason, it becomes easier and easier for the youth to acquire guns, and since there so naive they don't realize the power they hold with them when they use guns on others they simply do not like. Kansas City is a beautiful city solely because of the people when we have our younger generation killing each other, who would be left to make this city go?