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Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City is a city and county seat of Wyandotte County, Kansas; it is part of the "Unified Government" which also includes Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 146,866.
Kansas City is located at 39°6'24" North, 94°40'35" West (39.106780, -94.676470).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 331.0 km² (127.8 mi²). 321.8 km² (124.3 mi²) of it is land and 9.2 km² (3.5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.78% water.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 146,866 people, 55,500 households, and 36,241 families residing in the city. The population density is 456.3/km² (1,181.9/mi²). There are 61,446 housing units at an average density of 190.9/km² (494.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 55.77% White, 30.12% African American, 0.75% Native American, 1.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 8.61% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. 16.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 55,500 households out of which 32.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% are married couples living together, 18.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% are non-families. 29.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.62 and the average family size is 3.25.
In the city the population is spread out with 28.6% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $33,011, and the median income for a family is $39,491. Males have a median income of $30,992 versus $24,543 for females. The per capita income for the city is $15,737. 17.1% of the population and 13.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 23.8% of those under the age of 18 and 11.5% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
- KCK Public Library
- KCK Public Schools
- KC "The Metro" Transportation Authority
- KC Red Cross
- Kansas City Metro Crime Commission
- KCK Police Department
- Wyandotte County/KCK Unified Governement
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