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Kansas City
Jackson County, Missouri

ZipCodes
64101, 64102, 64105, 64106, 64108, 64109, 64110, 64111, 64112, 64113, 64114, 64119, 64120, 64123, 64124, 64125, 64126, 64127, 64128, 64129, 64130, 64131, 64132, 64134, 64136, 64137, 64139, 64145, 64146, 64149, 64150, 64153, 64154, 64155, 64156, 64157, 64158, 64164, 64165, 64166, 64167

Motto
The City of Fountains
World's Largest Shuttlecock



Page Contents for Kansas City, Missouri

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Missouri state capital is Jefferson City.
The population of Kansas City is approximately 459,787 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 201,789 (1990), 192406 (2010).
The amount of land area in Kansas City is 812.1 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Kansas City is 313.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 11.6 sq kilometers.
The distance from Kansas City to Washington DC is 823 miles.
The distance to the Missouri state capital is 139 miles. (as the crow flies)
Kansas City is positioned 39.12 degrees north of the equator and 94.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Kansas City elevation is 882 feet above sea level.
Kansas City per capita income is $ 25,189 (2009).
Kansas City median income is $ 41,999 (2009).
The Kansas City median home price is $ 138,300 (2009).
Kansas City average annual snowfall is 19.9 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 25.7 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 78.44 degrees F.

Location

in western Missouri across the border with Kansas. Nearby communities include North Kansas City and Avondale, both in Missouri and Westwood Hills, Westwood, Mission Woods, Roeland Park, Fairway and Mission Hills, all in Kansas.
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Climate


generally humid with all four seasons represented during the year. Summers are usually hot and humid with frequent thunderstorms. It is also located within the Tornado Alley where such storms are seen more than in other areas. Winters are usually cold with first frost often coming in early October.
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History & History Related Items

The town of West Port was begun in 1833 by John McCoy. A year later, he began Westport Landing as a point on the river for the town. Not much later, a group of investers, the Kansas Town Company, came to the area. The Westport Landing area was incorporated in 1850 as the town of Kansas. In 1833 John McCoy established West Port along the Santa Fe Trail then in 1834, McCoy established Westport Landing to serve as a landing point for West Port. Soon after, the Kansas Town Company, a group of investors, began to settle the area. In 1850 the landing area was incorporated as the Town of Kansas. There were a number of Civil War battles fought in the area and once the war was over, the city grew. The Hannibal Bridge opened in 1869 and then the town's population increased dramatically. The heavy growth brought a name change to Kansas City in 1889. The boundaries for the city were also increased at this time.

The city has been called the City of Fountains because it has more fountains than any city in the entire world, excepting Rome, Italy.

Here is a history page for Kansas City.
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The incorporation of Kansas City

28 March 1853


Attractions

Kansas City Royals Baseball

The Kansas City Zoo
6800 Zoo Drive
Kansas City, MO 64132

The Kansas City Convention and Visitor's Bureau

American Royal Barbecue
held each year the end of September.
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Kansas City City Government

Kansas City website
414 E. 12th St.
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816-513-1313


Jackson County Executive
415 E 12th St # 200
Kansas City, MO 64106-2706
Phone: 816-881-3333

Kansas City Chamber

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
30 West Pershing Road, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-221-2424

Kansas City Organizations

Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce
30 West Pershing Road, Suite 301
Kansas City, MO 64108
Phone: 816-221-2424

Kansas City Libraries

Kansas City Public Library
311 E 12th Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
Phone: 816/221-2685


Linda Hall Library
Science, Engineering and Technology information for the world
5109 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110
Phone: 816-363-4600
Toll-free: 800-662-1545
Kansas City

Miscellany

The population of Kansas City was:
1860 - 4,418
1870 - 32,260
1880 - 55,785
1890 - 132,716
1900 - 163,752
1910 - 248,381
1920 - 324,410
1930 - 399,746
1940 - 400,178
1950 - 456,622
1960 - 475,539
1970 - 507,087
1980 - 448,159
1990 - 435,146
2000 - 441,545
2009 - 482,299
2010 - 489,512

Median age:
2000 - 34.0 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 201,789


Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 37,198
2009 - $ 41,999

Per Capita Income:
2009 - $ 25,189

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 83,300
2009 - $ 138,300

Kansas City is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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