Kansas City refers to two cities and a metropolitan area situated at
the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. Kansas City, Missouri,
the largest city in Missouri, anchors the Kansas City Metropolitan Area,
which has a population of over two million. Kansas City, Kansas sits
across the river from downtown Kansas City, Missouri and is the third-largest
city in Kansas.
Kansas City, Missouri
Main article: Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City Skyline from Liberty Memorial.
Kansas City, Missouri is a city in the U.S. state of Missouri encompassing
parts of Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. It is situated at
the junction of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers (Kaw Point) and sits
opposite Kansas City, Kansas. It is the largest city in the Kansas City
Metropolitan Area. It is the most populous city in Missouri, the seventh
largest city in the Midwest, and the 35th most populous city in the
United States. As of 2008, the city had an estimated population of 480,129.
It is home to a Major League baseball team Kansas City Royals and an
NFL football team, Kansas City Chiefs. Kansas City is tied with Boston
as the city with the 3rd largest number of accredited medical schools,
including the University of Kansas School of Medicine, University of
Missouri Kansas City, and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences,
and the city is also home to both a dental school, a pharmacy school,
and 17 4-year colleges and universities.
The city's tap water was recently rated the cleanest among the 50 largest
cities in the United States, containing no detectable impurities. The
city is famous for 18th Street and Vine where jazz saxophone and composition
legend, Charlie Parker (Charles "Yard Bird" Parker, Jr.),
rehearsed in an empty lot. It is known as the "world's barbecue
capital." It hosts the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art, the Kansas City Art Institute along with other museums
and galleries housing notable collections. It is also home to the only
national World War I museum in the United States. Kansas City has more
fountains than any city in the world except Rome, Italy.
Kansas City Metropolitan Area
The Kansas City Metropolitan Area is a metropolitan area situated at
the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers (Kaw Point) and straddling
the state border between Missouri and Kansas. The 15-county Kansas City
Metropolitan Statistical Area, anchored by Kansas City, Missouri, is
the 27th largest in the United States with an estimated population of
1,990,831 in the year 2008. The Combined Statistical Area also includes
the Micropolitan Statistical Areas of Atchison, Kansas, and Warrensburg,
Missouri, with estimated populations of 16,481 and 52,016, respectively.
The Combined Statistical Area of Kansas City had a population of 2,059,328
in the year 2008.
In 2007, Worldwide ERC and Primary Relocation recognized Kansas City
3rd overall as one of the "Best Cities for Relocating Families"
in the United States.
Also in 2010, Money Magazine rated Overland Park, Kansas, the 7th best
city to live in the United States. Neighboring city Olathe, Kansas,
was rated 13th and Lee's Summit, Missouri, 44th best. Kansas City is
one of 2 metro areas to have 2 cities in the top 15. The Dallas-Fort
Worth Metroplex is the other.
Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas (KCK) is the third largest city in the U.S. state
of Kansas and the county seat of Wyandotte County (WyCo); it is part
of the "Unified Government" which also includes the cities
of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2000 census, the city
population was 146,867. Situated at the junction of the Missouri and
Kansas Rivers (Kaw Point), the city is opposite Kansas City, Missouri,
which anchors the metropolitan area, and is included in the bi-state
Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
Attractions in Kansas City, Kansas include the Kansas City Wizards MLS
team, The Legends at Village West lifestyle center type shopping complex,
Kansas Speedway, and Schlitterbahn Vacation Village.
North Kansas City, Missouri
North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States.
The population was 4,714 as of the 2000 census but a large business/industrial
base swells the daytime population by thousands more. Originally a northern
suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, it is now nearly surrounded by Kansas
City, Missouri, which extends far north of North Kansas City's northernmost