City of Kansas City, MO
Kansas City is located in Platte County in Missouri. The median income is $45,150 and the median home value is $136,100. The unemployment rate is 10.92% compared to the 6.1% unemployment rate for the United States (as of August 2014). Workers commute an average of 21.3 minutes to work each day. The population is 60% White, 30% Black, 2% Asian. 0% of residents are of Hispanic or Latino origin. 8% identify as another race or ethnicity, or two or more races. For more on schools, business, and healthcare in Kansas City, see each of the tabs to the leftabove. Walkability can be a key driver of the overall livability of a community. Kansas City has a Walk Score® of 32.
Median Household Income$45,150
Median Home Price$136,100
From a giant penguin slide to a 10‚000-member community center‚ Kansas City’s Northland has plenty to offer adventure-seekers of all ages. Residents and tourists alike find no shortage of green space‚ attractions and recreational opportunities in Clay and Platte counties‚ and in the last few years‚ local governments have united to ensure that progressive parks and recreation development continues well into the future.
It’s called the Slow Food movement, in contrast to the average American’s reliance on fast, pre-packaged and imported foods. And local proponents of this increasingly popular trend are helping Northland residents eat tastier, healthier food grown close to home. Forget those Latin American raspberries and the beef from who-knows-where. When you’re eating slow, you’re tasting fresh greens from a field down the road, herbs from a kitchen garden, and meat raised a stone’s throw from the restaurant that serves it.
In Clay and Platte counties‚ residents have the best of both worlds. The bright lights of Kansas City are just minutes away. But closer to home‚ the 10 smaller Northland cities feature downtowns of their own‚ with shopping‚ dining‚ culture and history. “We have so many flavors in our region‚” says Sheila Tracy‚ president of the Northland Regional Chamber of Commerce. “There’s a different ambiance within each community. We encourage them to have their own personality. That’s what gives us so many dimensions in our region.
SchoolsIn Kansas City, Missouri
The quality of a school district if often a top factor for parents considering where to live. Strong school systems attract new residents and help their cities prosper. See how Kansas City rates.
BusinessIn Kansas City, Missouri
Being a great place to live and being a great place to work, often go hand-in-hand. Here’s what the business and employment climate is like in Kansas City.
HealthIn Kansas City, Missouri
Access to quality hospitals, doctors and healthcare providers are just part of what make a healthy community. Here’s how to get and stay healthy in Kansas City.