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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Kansas City is a city in Kansas with a population of 151,042. Kansas City is in Wyandotte County. Living in Kansas City offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Kansas City there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Kansas City and residents tend to lean liberal.
About Kansas City...
Population
151,042

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$820
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
    377.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    18.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    175.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    202.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    871.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,161.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    657.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    12%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    22%
    13%

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What I like most about Kansas City is that everything is in close proximity, it take literally about 10-30 to get anywhere. The clubs are fun Sunday's are live! There is a variety of restaurants, cultures and the shopping outlets have great fashions. Public transportation runs just about anywhere. There’s always upgrades being made and just a cool place to live.
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I moved to Kansas City for nursing school. I wanted the small time feel so as not to be distracted by nightlife, traffic etc. I didn't know it would lack diversity in terms of race, food options. There also is not very much to do. If you're coming from a large metropolitan city as I did, be prepared to adjust yourself to the Middle America lifestyle. Things definitely move slower here. If you’re looking for a quiet place to raise a family, this is the place for you. If you are looking to work for Cerner, this is the place for you. There is definitely not much variety when looking for a career and most who move here come for a specific company. Oh and they really love their sports teams, college and professional, so pick a team!
Kansas City is a city full of life and culture. I was born and raised here and at times I have really loved the city, but also disliked it. Being an actor and writer, I often get upset about the fact that there aren't many opportunities and internships for film and acting in Kansas City. Although this may be a sad case for a person with big dreams, I still love my city. This city has instilled an underdog-like mentality in me when it comes to my art. I also have gained many friends of all different types of backgrounds and cultures by living in this city, which results in me having a variety of different stories to tell. Me having such a city labeled on me discouraged me at first, but now will become an x-factor for me during auditions and job opportunities in the future