Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City: The second most populous city in Kansas. It is located on the Missouri River in northeastern Kansas. Kansas City is known for its many jazz clubs, its many parks and green spaces, and its many attractions, such as the American Jazz Museum and the National World War I Museum and Memorial.


Kansas City is a city located in the county of Wyandotte in the U.S. state of Kansas. Its population at the 2010 census was 145,786 and a population density of 438 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 city had an estimated population of 152,960 inhabitants.

The city was created 156 years ago in 1867.

Kansas City is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas and part of the larger Kansas City metropolitan area. With a population of over 150,000, Kansas City, KS lies directly adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri.


The Wyandotte tribe originally inhabited the land before European settlement began in 1843. Kansas City, KS was incorporated in 1886. It emerged as an industrial meatpacking and railroad hub complementing Kansas City, MO's role as a commercial center.

Kansas City, KS experienced rapid growth in the early 1900s but declined after WWII as residents moved to suburbs. It revived with the rise of the automobile industry and casino gaming.

Attractions and Character

Some of the top attractions and features of Kansas City, KS include:

  • Kansas Speedway - NASCAR track that hosts major races
  • Children’s Mercy Park - Home of the Sporting KC soccer team
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • The Legends Outlets - Large shopping and entertainment district
  • Wyandotte County Museum - Showcasing local history

While part of a major metro, Kansas City, KS retains a diversified economy and more blue-collar character compared to its glitzier Missouri counterpart. But ongoing development is fueling growth.

In summary, Kansas City, KS has emerged from its gritty industrial roots to become an affordable, revitalized extension of metro Kansas City with sports, shopping, education and more.

Kansas City locator map
Location of Kansas City on Kansas map.

Quick Facts about Kansas City

Population : 152,960 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Kansas (United States)
County : Wyandotte County
Different from : Kansas City
Phone Area Codes : 913
Area : 332.49 km2
Named for : Kansas City
Altitude : 869 feet / 265 meters
Capital city : Kansas City is capital of Wyandotte County
Establishment : January 01, 1868 (156 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone
Local time : 02:21:09 (20th April 2024)
Postal code : 66101
Density : 460 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 4.69% (2010-2019)
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Kansas City is located at 39°6'51"N 94°37'39"W (39.1141700, -94.6274600).

Kansas City map

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The population of Kansas City increased by 4.69% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 145,786 - census
2011 146,227 0.3% estimation process
2012 147,454 0.83% estimation process
2013 148,899 0.97% estimation process
2014 150,122 0.81% estimation process
2015 151,502 0.91% estimation process
2016 152,485 0.64% estimation process
2017 152,739 0.17% estimation process
2018 152,965 0.15% estimation process
2019 152,960 -0% estimation process

Kansas City zip code is 66101. County name: Wyandotte, County fips: 20209

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People born in Kansas City (200)

People born in Kansas City, including jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker, actor Ed Asner, singer-songwriter, composer, record producer and actress Janelle Monáe, .


  • Dee Wallace (American actress) she was born in 14/12/1948
  • Maurice Greene (American sprinter) he was born in 23/07/1974
  • Scott Foley (American actor) he was born in 15/07/1972
  • Richard Hickock (one of two ex-convicts convicted of murdering four members of the Herbert Clutter family) he was born in 06/06/1931
  • Daniel L. Fapp (American cinematographer) he was born in 21/04/1904
  • Seth Greisinger (American baseball player) he was born in 29/07/1975
  • Eric Stonestreet (actor) he was born in 09/09/1971
  • Bob Orton Jr. (American professional wrestler) he was born in 10/11/1950
  • Angus Scrimm (American actor (1926-2016)) he was born in 19/08/1926
  • Edward F. Arn (American judge) he was born in 19/05/1906
  • Lucius Allen (American basketball player) he was born in 26/09/1947
  • Richard Rhodes (historian, journalist and writer from the USA) he was born in 04/07/1937
  • Tuc Watkins (American actor) he was born in 02/09/1966
  • Bob Orton (American professional wrestler) he was born in 21/07/1929
  • Earl Watson (American basketball player) he was born in 12/06/1979
  • Carmell Jones (American trumpeter) he was born in 19/07/1936
  • Jackie Stiles (American basketball player) she was born in 21/12/1978
  • Paul Randall Harrington (American surgeon) he was born in 27/09/1911

Schools in Kansas City

College & universities near Kansas City, KS

Code Name City ZIP
155007 Donnelly College Kansas City (KS) 66102
457697 City Vision University Kansas City (MO) 64106-3028
179812 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Kansas City (MO) 64106-1453
488174 Ea La Mar's Cosmetology & Barber College Kansas City (MO) 64127-1912
177995 Metropolitan Community College-Kansas City Kansas City (MO) 64111-2429

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Kansas City, KS

Code Name Address Type
KCY Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd. RAIL
IDP Independence 600 South Grand Ave. RAIL
LEE Lee's Summit 217 SW Main St. RAIL
LRC Lawrence 413 East 7th Street RAIL
WAR Warrensburg 100 South Holden St. RAIL

Post offices near Kansas City

Post Office Name City ZIP
Civic Center Post Office Kansas City (KS) 66101
Kansas City Post Office Kansas City (KS) 66101
Civic Center Post Office Kansas City (MO) 64106
Kansas City Main Post Office Kansas City (MO) 64108
Kansas City Mo Retail Post Office Kansas City (MO) 64108

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Kansas City , Missouri The third most populous city in Missouri and the center of the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is located on the Missouri River in western Missouri. Kansas City is known for its barbecue, its jazz music, and its many attractions, such as the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. with a population of 495,327 people.

Other cities in Wyandotte County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Wyandotte County , KS.

City Name Population Title
Edwardsville 4,501 City in Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States of America
Grandview 626 Township in Ford County, Kansas
Fairfax 579 Township in Osage County, Kansas
Morris 23 County in Kansas, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Kansas City distances to largest Kansas cities