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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A
Midtown / Plaza is a neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri with a population of 40,355. Midtown / Plaza is in Jackson County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Midtown / Plaza offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Midtown / Plaza there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Midtown / Plaza and residents tend to be liberal.
About Midtown / Plaza...
Population
40,355

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$189,660
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$876
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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Midtown / Plaza Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,929.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    15.9
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    2,885.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    2,165.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    8,857.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2,994
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,694
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    25%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    31%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Midtown / Plaza Reviews

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The midtown area is an old town feel with lots of history and plenty of places to wet your whistle and dine from the local guys to the chains.
Kelly's Tavern has been around over l00 years and opens early am!
The historic Plaza area is more ornate, a bit classier and the architecture is Spanish persuasion. Westport is more like hanging with your friends and the Plaza is more like date night. Both are charming and fun.
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The Midtown Plaza is full of diverse shopping and dining--green space--fountains! I would like to see more live entertainment in the Midtown Plaza!
I live in a walkable neighborhood a block from the best park, dozens of local restaurants. It's in the center of everything yet still quiet. Comparable to living next to Central Park - but incredibly affordable. We would live in this neighborhood again and again.