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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 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
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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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
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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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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!
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As a life long resident of Kansas City, I would recommend it as a place to live or visit. There is plenty to explore or experience in the Kansas City Metro Area ranging from Chiefs games at Arrowhead Stadium to NASCAR races at the Kansas Speedway, shopping at the plaza, touring the World War I music or exploring the local nightlife at Westport, Kansas City Power and Light District, or the West Bottoms. There are many job opportunities available in Kansas City as well. The Kansas City Metro area has many opportunities for working at nationally renowned hospitals such as University of Kansas Medical Center, working for medical companies such as Cerner, engineering firms like Garmin or Kiewit, and many financial institutions such as Northwestern Mutual. Not too mention, the cost of living is lower than many areas despite having one of the richer counties in the nation. Overall, the atmosphere is fairly relaxed and people are friendly to each other.
Kansas City and a "little big city". Although not the biggest city in the midwest, it is in the heart of the country and has a lot to offer. The diversity and culture within Kansas City is amazing! There are so many different types of people, food and culture that can be experienced. Kansas City is also a growing city, and is a great place for new job opportunities.