12 Facts About Kansas City, Missouri


Kansas City is the largest city in the U.S. state of Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest.

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 475,378 in 2015, making it the 36th largest city by population in the United States.

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It is the anchor city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas–Missouri border.

The Kansas City metropolitan area is a 15-county metropolitan area anchored by Kansas City, Missouri, that straddles the border between the U.S. states of Missouri and Kansas.

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Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west.


On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory.

The Territory of Kansas was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854, until January 29, 1861, when the eastern portion of the territory was admitted to the Union as the state of Kansas.


Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon thereafter.


Sitting on Missouri's western border, with Downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, the modern city encompasses some 319.03 square miles, making it the 23rd largest city by total area in the United States.


Most of the city lies within Jackson County, but portions spill into Clay, Cass, and Platte counties.


Along with Independence, it serves as one of the two county seats for Jackson County.


Major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Independence and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.


The city is composed of several neighborhoods, including the River Market District in the north, the 18th and Vine District in the east, and the Country Club Plaza in the south.

The River Market is a riverfront neighborhood in Kansas City, Missouri that comprises the first and oldest incorporated district in Kansas City.

The Country Club Plaza is a privately owned American shopping center in the Country Club District of Kansas City, Missouri.


Kansas City is also known for its cuisine, its craft breweries and its major league sports teams.

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