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 7.9% for the U.S. as a whole. Workers commute an average of 21.3 minutes each day. The population is 59.8% White, 29.8% Black, 0.5% American Indian, 2.5% Asian, and 7.4% identify as some other race or ethnicity. For more on the schools, healthcare, and getting around in Kansas City, see each of the tabs below. For those people interested in the walkability of a community, Kansas City has a Walk Score® of 32.
Median Household Income$45,150
Median Home Price$136,100
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 1938‚ the Cascone brothers opened a small diner near downtown Kansas City‚ featuring a signature breaded-steak sandwich. Sixteen years later‚ two of the brothers‚ John and LeRoy‚ opened Cascone’s Italian Restaurant in the Northland with high-quality food and a tradition of personal attention that continues to this day. “Our family history in the restaurant business goes back quite a ways‚” says George Cascone‚ one of John’s sons. “We’ve grown up with the community. We’ve seen a lot of our customers grow up.”
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.
Just as golfers in the Northland come in all shapes‚ sizes and skill levels‚ so do the places where they choose to play. Regardless of what a golfer might be seeking in a golf course or country club‚ the region delivers. From new to old‚ from public to private‚ dozens of courses dot the area. In fact‚ finding a tee time can be almost too easy.
Indoors and out‚ sports greatly influence the lives of all Northland residents‚ regardless of their actual participation. While the region boasts a wide variety of public recreation areas‚ it also has competition-level facilities that fuel the economy and enhance the area’s quality of life. The Northland currently benefits from Fountain Bluff Sports Complex‚ a competition-level outdoor sports development in Liberty‚ and community leaders are looking forward to a brand new‚ indoor sports complex making a splash when it opens in Gladstone in December 2007.
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.