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Kansas City, Missouri

city in Jackson, Clay, Cass, and Platte counties, Missouri, United States

Kansas City is the biggest city in the U.S. state of Missouri. The Kansas River and Missouri River meet one another in Kansas City. The city has about 448,000 people, and the entire metropolitan area has about 2,000,000 people, some of whom live in the state of Kansas. Its mayor is Sly James. Some sports teams there are the Royals (baseball), the Chiefs (American football), and the Wizards (soccer). Kansas City is well known for some of its barbecue restaurants, and is also an important place for business.

Kansas City, Missouri
City of Kansas City
From top left: Downtown Kansas City from Liberty Memorial, Crown Center at Christmas, KC Streetcar, Washington Square Park, Union Station lit blue for the World Series, the Thinker at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Liberty Memorial, and the Library area of Downtown.
From top left: Downtown Kansas City from Liberty Memorial, Crown Center at Christmas, KC Streetcar, Washington Square Park, Union Station lit blue for the World Series, the Thinker at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Liberty Memorial, and the Library area of Downtown.
Official logo of Kansas City, Missouri
Civic Banner
Nickname(s): 
"KC", "KCMO", the "City of Fountains", or the "Heart of America"
Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass counties in the state of Missouri.
Location in Jackson, Clay, Platte, and Cass counties in the state of Missouri.
Kansas City, Missouri is located in the United States
Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°05′59″N 94°34′42″W / 39.09972°N 94.57833°W / 39.09972; -94.57833Coordinates: 39°05′59″N 94°34′42″W / 39.09972°N 94.57833°W / 39.09972; -94.57833
CountryUnited States
StateMissouri
CountiesJackson, Clay, Platte, Cass
IncorporatedJune 1, 1850 (as the Town of Kansas); March 28, 1853 (as the City of Kansas)
Government
 • MayorSly James (D)
 • Mayor Pro TemScott Wagner
Area
 • City319.03 sq mi (826.28 km2)
 • Land314.95 sq mi (815.72 km2)
 • Water4.08 sq mi (10.57 km2)
 • Urban
584.4 sq mi (1,513.59 km2)
 • Metro
7,952 sq mi (20,596 km2)
Elevation
910 ft (277 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • City459,787
 • Estimate 
(2017)
488,943
 • RankUS: 37th
MO: 1st
 • Density1,400/sq mi (560/km2)
 • Urban
1,519,417 (US: 31st)
 • Metro
2,159,159 (US: 29th)
 • CSA
2,428,362 (US: 24th)
Demonym(s)Kansas Citian
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)
ZIP Codes
64101-64102, 64105-64106, 64108-64114, 64116-64121, 64123-64134, 64136-64139, 64141, 64144-64149, 64151-64158, 64161, 64163-64168, 64170-64172, 64179-64180, 64183-64184, 64187-64188, 64190-64193, 64195-64199, 64999[1]
Area codes816, 975 (planned)
FIPS code29000-38000[2]
GNIS feature ID0748198[3]
InterstatesI-29 (MO).svg I-35 (MO).svg I-435 (MO).svg I-470 (MO).svg I-49 (MO).svg I-670 (MO).svg I-70 (MO).svg
AirportsKansas City International Airport
WebsiteKCMO.org

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Zip Code Lookup". USPS. Archived from the original on November 23, 2010. Retrieved November 27, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.