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Kansas
Kansas
City
City
is the third-largest city in the State of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas
Kansas
City
City
metropolitan area.[1] Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
is abbreviated as "KCK" to differentiate it from Kansas
Kansas
City, Missouri, after which it is named.[5][6] It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". Wyandotte County also includes the independent cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 145,786 residents.[7] It is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas
Kansas
rivers.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography

2.1 Neighborhoods 2.2 Parks and parkways

3 Climate 4 Demographics 5 Economy

5.1 Largest employers

6 Public libraries 7 Law and government

7.1 City
City
government

8 Crime 9 Transportation

9.1 Major highways 9.2 Spur routes and notable roads 9.3 Roads

10 Culture

10.1 Media

10.1.1 Newspapers 10.1.2 Broadcast media

11 Sports

11.1 Sporting Kansas
Kansas
City 11.2 FC Kansas
Kansas
City 11.3 Kansas
Kansas
City
City
T-Bones 11.4 Auto racing

12 Educational institutions

12.1 Colleges and universities

12.1.1 Private 12.1.2 Public

12.2 Public and private school districts 12.3 Secondary schools

13 Notable people 14 Further reading 15 Notes 16 References 17 External links

History[edit] See also: History of Kansas In October 1872, "old" Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, was incorporated. The first city election was held on October 22 of that year, by order of Judge Hiram Stevens of the Tenth Judicial District, and resulted in the election of Mayor James Boyle. The mayors of the city after its organization were James Boyle, C. A. Eidemiller, A. S. Orbison, Eli Teed and Samuel McConnell. In June 1880, the Governor of Kansas proclaimed the city of Kansas
Kansas
City
City
a city of the second class with Mayor McConnell present. In March 1886, "new" Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, was formed through the consolidation of five municipalities: "old" Kansas
Kansas
City, Armstrong, Armourdale, Riverview, Wyandotte. The oldest city of the group was Wyandotte, which was formed in 1857 by Wyandot Native Americans and Methodist missionaries.[8]:370, 384, 388 In the 1890s, the city saw an explosive growth in population as a streetcar suburb of Kansas
Kansas
City, Missouri. This growth continued until the 1930s. It was one of the nation's 100 largest cities for many U.S. Census counts, from 1890 to 1960, including 1920, when it had a population of over 100,000 residents for the first time.[9] As with adjacent Kansas
Kansas
City, Missouri, the percentage of the city's most populous ethnic group, non-Hispanic whites, has declined from 76.3% in 1970 to 40.2% in 2010.[10][11] In 1997, voters approved a proposition to unify the city and county governments creating the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.[12] Geography[edit]

Kansas
Kansas
City
City
map

According to the United States Census
United States Census
Bureau, the city has a total area of 128.38 square miles (332.50 km2), of which, 124.81 square miles (323.26 km2) is land and 3.57 square miles (9.25 km2) is water.[2] Neighborhoods[edit] See also: Neighborhoods of Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
and Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas Neighborhoods of Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, include the following:[citation needed]

Downtown Argentine − former home to the silver smelter for which it was named; it was consolidated with Kansas
Kansas
City
City
in 1910. Armourdale − formerly a city, it was consolidated with the city of Kansas
Kansas
City
City
in 1886. Armstrong − a town absorbed by Wyandotte. Bethel − a neighborhood located generally along Leavenworth Rd., between 72nd and 77th Streets. It was never incorporated as a municipality. Fairfax District − an industrial area along the Missouri River. Muncie Maywood − until the late 1990s, Maywood was a quiet, isolated residential area; it is now part of the "Village West" project that includes the Legends shopping and entertainment district, the Children's Mercy Park
Children's Mercy Park
soccer stadium, T-Bones' Community America baseball park, the Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
amusement water park, the Kansas Speedway racetrack and Hollywood Casino. Nearman Piper Pomeroy − a late-19th—early-20th-century Train Depot, Trading Post, Saw Mill, and river landing for barges to load and unload. Riverview Rosedale − merged with Kansas
Kansas
City
City
in 1922. Stony Point Strawberry Hill Turner − community around the Wyandotte-Johnson County border to the Kansas
Kansas
River north-south, and from I-635 to I-435 east-west. Vinewood

Kaw Point
Kaw Point
from the west

Wolcott Welborn

Parks and parkways[edit] Main article: List of Wyandotte County parks and parkways

City
City
Park Wyandotte County Lake Park

Climate[edit] See also: List of tornadoes and tornado outbreaks, List of tornadoes striking downtown areas, and 1980 United States heat wave Kansas
Kansas
City
City
lies in the Midwestern United States, as well as near the geographic center of the country, at the confluence of the longest river in the country, the Missouri River, and the Kansas
Kansas
River (also known as the Kaw River). The city lies in the Humid continental climate (Köppen Dfa) zone, with four distinct seasons, and moderate precipitation, and is part of USDA plant hardiness zones 5b and 6a[13] Being located in the center of North America, far removed from a significant body of water, there is significant potential for extremes of hot and cold swings in temperature throughout the year. Unless otherwise stated, normal figures below are based on data from 1981 to 2010 at Downtown Airport. The warmest month of the year is July, with a 24-hour average temperature of 81.0 °F (27.2 °C). The summer months are hot, but can get very hot and moderately humid, with moist air riding up from the Gulf of Mexico. High temperatures surpass 100 °F (38 °C) on 5.6 days of the year, and 90 °F (32 °C) on 47 days.[14][15] The coldest month of the year is January, with an average temperature of 31.0 °F (−0.6 °C). Winters are cold, with 22 days where the high is at or below the freezing mark and 2.5 nights with a low at or below 0 °F (−18 °C).[14] The official record maximum temperature is 113 °F (45 °C), set on August 14, 1936, at Downtown Airport, while the official record minimum temperature is −23 °F (−31 °C), set on December 22 and 23, 1989.[14] Normal seasonal snowfall is 13.4 inches (34 cm) at Downtown Airport and 18.8 in (48 cm) at Kansas
Kansas
City
City
International Airport. The average window for freezing temperatures is October 31 to April 4, while for measurable (0.1 in or 0.25 cm) snowfall, it is November 27 to March 16 as measured at Kansas
Kansas
City
City
International Airport. Precipitation, both in frequency and total accumulation, shows a marked uptick in late spring and summer. Kansas
Kansas
City
City
is situated on the edge of the " Tornado
Tornado
Alley", a broad region where cold air from the Rocky Mountains
Rocky Mountains
in Canada collides with warm air from the Gulf of Mexico, leading to the formation of powerful storms especially during the spring. A few areas of the Kansas
Kansas
City Metropolitan Area have had some severe outbreaks of tornadoes at different points in the past, including the Ruskin Heights tornado in 1957,[16] and the May 2003 tornado outbreak sequence. The region can also fall victim to the sporadic ice storm during the winter months, such as the 2002 ice storm during which hundreds of thousands lost power for days and (in some cases) weeks.[17] Kansas
Kansas
City
City
and its outlying areas are also subject to flooding, including the Great Flood of 1993 and the Great Flood of 1951.

Climate data for Kansas City, Missouri
Kansas City, Missouri
(Downtown Airport), 1981–2010 normals,[a] extremes 1934–present)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °F (°C) 76 (24) 83 (28) 89 (32) 94 (34) 103 (39) 108 (42) 112 (44) 113 (45) 109 (43) 98 (37) 83 (28) 74 (23) 113 (45)

Mean maximum °F (°C) 61.5 (16.4) 68.1 (20.1) 78.1 (25.6) 84.4 (29.1) 89.3 (31.8) 94.8 (34.9) 100.1 (37.8) 100.3 (37.9) 93.3 (34.1) 84.8 (29.3) 73.5 (23.1) 62.8 (17.1) 102.1 (38.9)

Average high °F (°C) 39.5 (4.2) 44.6 (7) 56.2 (13.4) 66.7 (19.3) 75.9 (24.4) 85.0 (29.4) 90.1 (32.3) 88.6 (31.4) 80.0 (26.7) 67.8 (19.9) 54.2 (12.3) 41.8 (5.4) 65.9 (18.8)

Average low °F (°C) 22.4 (−5.3) 26.3 (−3.2) 35.8 (2.1) 46.6 (8.1) 57.1 (13.9) 66.7 (19.3) 72.0 (22.2) 70.2 (21.2) 60.5 (15.8) 48.9 (9.4) 36.6 (2.6) 25.6 (−3.6) 47.4 (8.6)

Mean minimum °F (°C) 3.7 (−15.7) 6.5 (−14.2) 16.9 (−8.4) 30.6 (−0.8) 43.2 (6.2) 54.6 (12.6) 62.0 (16.7) 59.4 (15.2) 44.3 (6.8) 32.8 (0.4) 20.0 (−6.7) 5.3 (−14.8) −2.7 (−19.3)

Record low °F (°C) −14 (−26) −13 (−25) −3 (−19) 16 (−9) 32 (0) 44 (7) 52 (11) 48 (9) 34 (1) 21 (−6) 5 (−15) −19 (−28) −19 (−28)

Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.14 (29) 1.48 (37.6) 2.15 (54.6) 3.71 (94.2) 5.13 (130.3) 5.52 (140.2) 3.97 (100.8) 4.39 (111.5) 4.16 (105.7) 3.52 (89.4) 2.14 (54.4) 1.75 (44.4) 39.06 (992.1)

Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.1 (10.4) 3.2 (8.1) 0.9 (2.3) 0.2 (0.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.3 (0.8) 0.3 (0.8) 4.4 (11.2) 13.4 (34)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 4.8 5.3 7.6 9.4 11.0 10.2 7.9 7.5 8.1 7.5 6.1 5.4 90.8

Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 2.5 2.1 0.6 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.4 2.5 8.3

Source: NOAA[14][18][19]

Climate data for Kansas
Kansas
City
City
Int'l, Missouri (1981–2010 normals,[a] extremes 1888–present)[b]

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °F (°C) 75 (24) 83 (28) 91 (33) 95 (35) 103 (39) 108 (42) 112 (44) 113 (45) 109 (43) 98 (37) 83 (28) 74 (23) 113 (45)

Mean maximum °F (°C) 60.6 (15.9) 67.4 (19.7) 78.4 (25.8) 84.5 (29.2) 88.2 (31.2) 92.9 (33.8) 98.1 (36.7) 99.0 (37.2) 92.6 (33.7) 84.9 (29.4) 72.5 (22.5) 61.9 (16.6) 100.5 (38.1)

Average high °F (°C) 38.0 (3.3) 43.3 (6.3) 55.1 (12.8) 65.7 (18.7) 74.8 (23.8) 83.5 (28.6) 88.3 (31.3) 87.4 (30.8) 79.0 (26.1) 66.9 (19.4) 53.2 (11.8) 40.3 (4.6) 64.6 (18.1)

Average low °F (°C) 19.6 (−6.9) 23.8 (−4.6) 33.4 (0.8) 44.0 (6.7) 54.2 (12.3) 63.6 (17.6) 68.4 (20.2) 66.8 (19.3) 57.3 (14.1) 45.9 (7.7) 34.1 (1.2) 22.6 (−5.2) 44.5 (6.9)

Mean minimum °F (°C) −0.1 (−17.8) 2.6 (−16.3) 13.8 (−10.1) 27.0 (−2.8) 40.0 (4.4) 50.3 (10.2) 57.9 (14.4) 55.1 (12.8) 40.3 (4.6) 28.6 (−1.9) 16.7 (−8.5) 1.7 (−16.8) −7 (−22)

Record low °F (°C) −20 (−29) −22 (−30) −10 (−23) 12 (−11) 27 (−3) 42 (6) 51 (11) 43 (6) 31 (−1) 17 (−8) 1 (−17) −23 (−31) −23 (−31)

Average precipitation inches (mm) 1.07 (27.2) 1.46 (37.1) 2.37 (60.2) 3.70 (94) 5.23 (132.8) 5.23 (132.8) 4.45 (113) 3.89 (98.8) 4.62 (117.3) 3.16 (80.3) 2.15 (54.6) 1.53 (38.9) 38.86 (987)

Average snowfall inches (cm) 4.6 (11.7) 5.4 (13.7) 2.0 (5.1) 0.6 (1.5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0.2 (0.5) 1.2 (3) 4.8 (12.2) 18.8 (47.8)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 6.3 7.1 9.5 11.0 11.5 10.8 9.0 8.3 8.6 8.2 7.3 7.2 104.8

Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 4.0 3.5 1.6 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.2 3.7 14.6

Average relative humidity (%) 68.8 69.6 66.7 62.9 68.0 69.2 67.4 70.0 70.4 67.1 69.7 71.0 68.4

Mean monthly sunshine hours 183.7 174.3 223.9 257.8 285.0 305.5 329.3 293.9 240.5 213.6 155.3 147.1 2,809.9

Percent possible sunshine 61 58 60 65 64 68 73 69 64 62 52 50 63

Source: NOAA (relative humidity and sun 1961–1990)[14][20][21][22]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1880 3,200

1890 38,316

1,097.4%

1900 51,418

34.2%

1910 82,331

60.1%

1920 101,177

22.9%

1930 121,857

20.4%

1940 121,458

−0.3%

1950 129,553

6.7%

1960 121,901

−5.9%

1970 168,213

38.0%

1980 161,087

−4.2%

1990 149,767

−7.0%

2000 146,866

−1.9%

2010 145,786

−0.7%

Est. 2016 151,709 [4] 4.1%

U.S. Decennial Census[23] 2013 Estimate[24]

Demographic profile 2010[10] 1990[11] 1970[11] 1950[11]

White 52.2% 65.0% 78.9% 79.4%

 —Non-Hispanic 40.2% 61.9% 76.3%[25] N/A

Black or African American 26.8% 15.8% 10.7% 9.9%

Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 27.8% 7.1% 3.2%[25] N/A

Asian 2.7% 1.2% 0.1% −

According to the 2010 census, there were 145,786 people, 53,925 households, and 35,112 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,168.1 inhabitants per square mile (451.0/km2). There were 61,969 housing units at an average density of 496.5 per square mile (191.7/km2).[3] The median age in the city was 32.5 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 27.7% were from 25 to 44; 23.7% were from 45 to 64; and 10.5% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.4% male and 50.6% female. There were 53,925 households of which 37.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.1% were married couples living together, 18.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.9% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.32. The racial composition of Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, as of 2010, was as follows:

White: 52.2%[10][11] Black or African American: 26.8% Native American: 0.8% Asian: 2.7% Pacific Islander: 0.1% Other races: 13.6% Two or more races: 3.8% Hispanic or Latino (of any race): 27.8% Non-Hispanic Whites: 40.2%

As of the 2000 census, the median household income in the city was $33,011, and the median income for a family was $39,491. Males had a median income of $30,992 versus $24,543 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,737. About 13.0% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.8% of those under age 18 and 11.5% of those age 65 or over. Economy[edit]

Google Fiber
Google Fiber
promotes Google Fiber
Google Fiber
in Kansas
Kansas
City.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bureau of Labor Statistics
data shows that employment in Wyandotte County, Kansas
Kansas
increased 4% from March 2011 to March 2012. The sharp rise in the number of workers resulted in Wyandotte County ranking 19th in the nation and 1st in the Kansas City metropolitan area
Kansas City metropolitan area
for job growth as of September 28, 2012.[26] Kansas
Kansas
City, is the home to the General Motors
General Motors
Fairfax Assembly Plant, which manufactures the Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Malibu
and the Buick LaCrosse. The Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Bureau of Prisons
maintains its North Central Region Office in the city.[27] In addition, Associated Wholesale Grocers and Kansas City
City
Steak Company are based within the city. The largest employer is the University of Kansas
Kansas
Hospital. The adjoining University of Kansas Medical Center, including the schools of medicine, nursing, and allied health, is also among the city's largest employers (with a student population of about 3,000). Village West is a business and entertainment district located at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 435. Anchored by the Kansas Speedway, tenants include Hollywood Casino,[28] The Legends At Village West, Cabela's, Nebraska Furniture Mart, Great Wolf Lodge, CommunityAmerica Ballpark, the home stadium of the Kansas
Kansas
City
City
T-Bones of the American Association, and Children's Mercy Park, the home stadium of the Sporting Kansas
Kansas
City
City
Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
franchise. Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Vacation Village, a 370-acre (1.5 km2) resort and waterpark, opened across I-435 from Village West in June 2009. Kansas
Kansas
City
City
was ranked in 2010 as the #7 best city in the U.S. to start over after foreclosure. Average rent in Kansas
Kansas
City
City
is only $788, which is low in relation to the national average of $1,087 spent on rent.[29] On March 30, 2011, Google
Google
announced that Kansas
Kansas
City
City
had been selected as the site of an experimental fiber-optic network that it would build at no cost to the city. Kansas
Kansas
City
City
was chosen from a field of 1,100 U.S. communities that had applied for the network. The network became operational in 2012.[30] Piper, Kansas, became the first full community in the nation (based on actual residential votes and pre-registration counts) to have residential broadband internet network infrastructures using fiber-optic communication of 1Gbit/sec download and upload speeds provided by Google
Google
Fiber.[31] Largest employers[edit] According to the City's 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[32] the largest employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees

1 University of Kansas
Kansas
Hospital 5,000+

2 University of Kansas
Kansas
Medical Center 3,500-4,000

3 General Motors
General Motors
Corporation 3,500-4,000

4 Kansas
Kansas
City, KS School District #500 2,500-4,000

5 Burlington Northern/Santa Fe Railroad 2,500-4,000

6 Cerner 1,000-2,499

7 Unified Government of Wyandotte Co/KCK / Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas 1,000-2,499

8 Associated Grocers 1,000-2,499

9 Providence Medical Center 1,000-2,499

10 Nebraska Furniture Mart 1,000-2,499

Public libraries[edit] Kansas
Kansas
City, is also home to a library system, with five branch libraries spread throughout Wyandotte County; these include the Main Library, South Branch Library, Turner Community Library, West Wyandotte Library, and the Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Environmental Library in Wyandotte County Lake Park. The Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
Public Library was formed in 1895. In 1899, it came under the authority of the Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
Public School District Board of Education.[33] Law and government[edit] City
City
government[edit] Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, has a consolidated city-county government in which the city and county have been merged into one jurisdiction. As such, it is simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation; and a county, which is an administrative division of a state. The Kansas
Kansas
Legislature passed enabling legislation in 1997 and voters approved the consolidation proposal the same year. The Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
Police Department was founded in 1898. By 1918, the department had begun taking photographs and fingerprints of all the felons its officers had arrested. The Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
Fire Department was founded on December 25, 1883. The fire department is part of the Firefighter's Relief Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters. IAFF Local 64 is a charter member and was organized on February 28, 1918. The department has 18 fire stations in the city, and covers an area of approximately 127 square miles. The department also has specialty teams including heavy rescue, hazardous materials, foam team, water rescue, tactical medic, trench rescue, high angle/rope rescue, and technical urban search and rescue. The fire department has four public service programs: a citizens assist program, fire prevention, safe place, and a smoke detector program.

Mayor/CEO

David Alvey

Board of Commissioners

At-Large District 1: Melissa Bynum At-Large District 2: Tom Burroughs District 1: Gayle Townsend District 2: Brian McKiernan District 3: Ann Brandau-Murguia District 4: Harold L. Johnson Jr. District 5: Mike Kane District 6: Angela Markley District 7: Jim F. Walters District 8: Jane Winkler Philbrook

Crime[edit]

Kansas
Kansas
City

Crime rates* (2012)

Violent crimes

Homicide 15

Robbery 277

Aggravated assault 500

Total violent crime 877

Property crimes

Burglary 1,772

Larceny-theft 4,558

Motor vehicle theft 1,208

Arson 69

Total property crime 7,538

Notes

*Number of reported crimes per 100,000 population.

2012 population: 147,201

Source: 2012 FBI UCR Data

Of the statistics available in 2000 based on data collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI) as part of its Uniform Crime Reporting Program, which represent from arrests made by State and local law enforcement agencies as reported to the FBI, there were a total of 696 incidents.[34] Transportation[edit] River transportation was important to early Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, as its location at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas
Kansas
Rivers afforded easy access to trade. A portion of I-70 was the first project in the United States completed under the provisions of the new Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 (though not the first constructed or to begin construction).

Interstate 70 as it enters Kansas, crossing the Kansas
Kansas
River.

Major highways[edit]

Interstate 35 – To Des Moines, Iowa, to the north and Wichita, Kansas, to the south. Interstate 70 – To St. Louis, Missouri, to the east and Topeka, Kansas/Denver, Colorado, to the west.

Spur routes and notable roads[edit]

Interstate 435 – A bi-state loop through the Missouri and Kansas suburbs. Interstate 635 – Connects the Kansas
Kansas
suburbs with Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, and Kansas
Kansas
City
City
International Airport. Interstate 670 – A southern bypass of I-70 and Southern portion of the downtown loop. Signed as East I-70 when exiting from I-35 while traveling north. US-24-40 – Combination of the US-24 and US-40 highways that pass through Kansas
Kansas
City. K-5 – A minor freeway bypassing the north of Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, connecting the GM Fairfax plant with I-635. K-5 continues as Leavenworth Road west to I-435 then on to Leavenworth, Kansas. K-7 – A freeway linking Leavenworth County, Kansas, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Kansas
and Johnson County, Kansas. K-32 – A highway that links Leavenworth County, Kansas, Wyandotte County, and Douglas County, Kansas.

Roads[edit]

US-169, 7th Street Trafficway South 18th Street Expressway State Avenue and Parallel Parkway Kansas
Kansas
Avenue and the Turner Diagonal

Culture[edit] Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, has a number of buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The city is home to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas
Kansas
City
City
in Kansas, which covers 12,500 square miles (32,000 km2) in eastern Kansas. Memorial Hall is a 3,500-seat indoor arena/auditorium located in the city's downtown. The venue, which has a permanent stage, is used for public assemblies, concerts and sporting events. In 1887, John G. Braecklein constructed a Victorian home
Victorian home
for John and Margaret Scroggs in the area of Strawberry Hill. It is a fine example of the Queen Anne Style architecture erected in Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas.

Rosedale Arch, a replica of the Arc de Triomphe, at the top of Memorial Drive (39°3′49.8″N 94°36′54.2″W / 39.063833°N 94.615056°W / 39.063833; -94.615056 (Rosedale arch)).

The Rosedale Arch, dedicated to the men of Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, who served in World War I, is a small-scale replica of France's famous Arc de Triomphe. It is located on Mount Marty in Rosedale, overlooking the intersection of Rainbow and Southwest Boulevards. Wyandotte High School
Wyandotte High School
is a notable public school building located at 2501 Minnesota Avenue. Built in 1936 as a Works Progress Administration project, the school was later designated as a Historical Landmark by the city in 1985 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 1986. In 1889, the Wyandotte County Museum and Historical Society was established as a permanent repository of the county's history.[35] The Argentine Carnegie Library, the only Carnegie library
Carnegie library
that exists in the metropolitan area, was built in 1917.[36] The library has moved the collections and staff from Argentine to the new South Branch, at 3104 Strong Ave., a few blocks to the west and north, which opened Sep 26, 2012. The library has turned over the building to the Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
USD 500.[37] Other notable points of interest in the Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, area include Fire Station No. 9,[38][39] Granada Theater,[40][41] Hanover Heights Neighborhood Historic District,[42] Huron Cemetery,[43] Judge Louis Gates House,[44] Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
Hall, Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas Fire Headquarters, Great Wolf Lodge, Schlitterbahn
Schlitterbahn
Vacation Village, Quindaro Townsite,[45][46][47] Sauer Castle,[48] Scottish Rite Temple,[49] Shawnee Street Overpass,[50][51] Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, St. Augustine Hall, Theodore Shafer House, Trowbridge Archeological Site,[52] Westheight Manor and Westheight Manor District,[53] White Church Christian Church,[54] Wyandotte County Courthouse and the Muncie area. Media[edit] Main article: Media in Kansas
Kansas
City, Missouri Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, is part of a bi-state media market that comprises 32 counties in northeastern Kansas
Kansas
and northwestern Missouri. The Kansas
Kansas
City
City
media market (ranked 32nd by Arbitron[55] and 31st by Nielsen[56]) includes 10 television stations, and 30 FM and 21 AM radio stations. Due to its close proximity to the Topeka media market, most of the television and radio stations from that city are receivable over-the-air in portions of the Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas, area. Newspapers[edit] Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
is served by the Kansan, a daily newspaper which ceased its print publication and became an online-only paper in 2009. Newspapers serving the city's suburbs include The Record (serving Turner, Argentine and Rosedale), Piper Press (serving Piper) and The Wyandotte West (weekly publication for western Wyandotte County). Weekly newspapers include alternative publication The Pitch, faith-oriented newspaper The Kansas
Kansas
City
City
Metro Voice, The Wyandotte Echo (which focuses on legal news), The Call (which is focused on the African-American community),[57] business newspaper Kansas
Kansas
City Business Journal and the bilingual publication Dos Mundos. Broadcast media[edit] The major U.S. broadcast television networks have affiliates in the Kansas
Kansas
City
City
market, including WDAF-TV
WDAF-TV
4 (Fox), KCTV
KCTV
5 (CBS), KMBC-TV
KMBC-TV
9 (ABC), KCPT
KCPT
19 (PBS), KCWE
KCWE
29 (The CW), KSHB-TV
KSHB-TV
41 (NBC) and KSMO-TV 62 (MyNetworkTV). Other television stations in the market include Saint Joseph, Missouri-based KTAJ-TV 16 (TBN), KCKS-LD 25, Lawrence, Kansas-based KMCI-TV
KMCI-TV
38 (independent), Spanish-language station KUKC-LP
KUKC-LP
48 (Univision), and KPXE-TV 50 (Ion Television). Sports[edit]

Kansas
Kansas
City's Children's Mercy Park
Children's Mercy Park
hosts Sporting Kansas
Kansas
City
City
of Major League Soccer.

Sporting Kansas
Kansas
City[edit] Main article: Sporting Kansas
Kansas
City The Major League Soccer
Major League Soccer
franchise Sporting Kansas
Kansas
City
City
(which was originally known as the Kansas
Kansas
City
City
Wiz for its inaugural year in 1996 and the Kansas
Kansas
City
City
Wizards from 1997 to 2010) currently plays its home games at Children's Mercy Park
Children's Mercy Park
in the Village West district. The team originally planned to move to Trails Stadium, a planned stadium facility in Kansas
Kansas
City, Missouri, in 2011, but the project was scuttled in 2009. The developer of the planned venue moved the project to the Village West area, near CommunityAmerica Ballpark, and received the needed approvals in January 2010. FC Kansas
Kansas
City[edit] FC Kansas
Kansas
City
City
was a professional women's soccer club based in Kansas City, Kansas, it ceased operations in 2017. Established in 2012, the team began play in the National Women's Soccer League
National Women's Soccer League
in 2013 and won the championship in 2014 after defeating Seattle Reign FC
Seattle Reign FC
on August 31. The team played their first season in nearby Overland Park. Kansas
Kansas
City
City
T-Bones[edit] The Kansas
Kansas
City
City
T-Bones are an independent baseball team in the American Association, which moved to Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
in 2003 and play their home games at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, located adjacent to the Village West development in western Wyandotte County. The T-Bones were previously members of the Northern League (which was not affiliated with Major League Baseball), until it dissolved following the 2010 season. While the remaining Northern League teams became members of the North American League as part of the Northern League's merger with the Golden Baseball League
Golden Baseball League
and United Baseball League, the T-Bones joined many other former Northern League teams in the relatively new American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The T-Bones won the Northern League Championship in 2008. Auto racing[edit] The Kansas
Kansas
Speedway is an auto racetrack adjacent to the Village West area in western Wyandotte County. The speedway, which is used for races that are part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup
NASCAR Sprint Cup
and other racing series, is a 1.5 miles (2.4 km) tri-oval with turns which bank at a 15° angle. The track held its first race on June 2, 2001, when the Winston West series contested the Kansas
Kansas
100. The top-level NASCAR Sprint Cup series holds the annual Hollywood Casino 400
Hollywood Casino 400
at the track. The IZOD IndyCar Series previously had run the RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300
RoadRunner Turbo Indy 300
from 2001 to 2010; with IndyCar driver Scott Dixon
Scott Dixon
setting the overall lap record for all series. Educational institutions[edit] Colleges and universities[edit] Private[edit]

Donnelly College Kansas
Kansas
Christian College

Public[edit]

Kansas
Kansas
City
City
Kansas
Kansas
Community College University of Kansas
Kansas
Medical Center (home of KU's Schools of Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health)

Public and private school districts[edit]

Kansas
Kansas
City
City
Kansas
Kansas
Public Schools, USD 500 Piper, Unified School District 203 Turner, Unified School District 202 Archdiocese of Kansas
Kansas
City
City
in Kansas
Kansas
Catholic Schools

Secondary schools[edit]

Bishop Ward High School Fairfax Learning Center J. C. Harmon High School Kansas
Kansas
City
City
Kansas
Kansas
Community College: Technical Education Center Piper High School, Kansas
Kansas
City
City
(Piper, Kansas) F.L. Schlagle High School Kansas
Kansas
State School for the Blind (KSSB) Sumner Academy of Arts & Science Turner High School Washington High School Wyandotte High School, Kansas
Kansas
City

Notable people[edit] Main article: List of people from Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas Notable individuals who were born in and/or have lived in Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
include actor Ed Asner,[58] jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker,[59] and Olympic track and field athlete Maurice Greene.[60] Further reading[edit]

""Images of Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas", Joe H. Vaughan, Author. ISBN 978-0-7385-9399-9. Arcadia Publishing Co., Inc., 2012 Wyandotte County and Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas
Kansas
- Historical and Biographical; Goodspeed Publishing Co; 932 pages; 1890.[8]

Notes[edit]

^ a b Mean monthly maxima and minima (i.e. the expected highest and lowest temperature readings at any point during the year or given month) calculated based on data at said location from 1981 to 2010. ^ Official records for Kansas
Kansas
City
City
kept at downtown/Weather Bureau Office from July 1888 to December 1933; Downtown Airport from January 1934 to September 1972; and Kansas
Kansas
City
City
Int'l since October 1972. For more information see ThreadEx.

References[edit]

^ a b c d e Geographic Names Information System
Geographic Names Information System
(GNIS) details for Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas; United States Geological Survey (USGS); October 13, 1978. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census
United States Census
Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-06.  ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census
United States Census
Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.  ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.  ^ http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article156005209.html Why isn’t Kansas
Kansas
City
City
named Missouri City? A history teacher explains ^ https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=UPs0AQAAMAAJ&rdid=book-UPs0AQAAMAAJ&rdot=1 Wyandotte County and Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas: Historical and Biographical. Comprising a Condensed History of the State, a Careful History of Wyandotte County, and a Comprehensive History of the Growth of the Cities, Towns and Villages ^ "2010 City
City
Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.  ^ a b "Wyandotte County and Kansas
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City, Kansas. Historical and biographical. Comprising a condensed history of the state, a careful history of Wyandotte County, and a comprehensive history of the growth of the cities, towns and villages ." Internet Archive.  ^ [Media:https://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0027/tab15.txt] ^ a b c " Kansas
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(city), Kansas". State & County QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 14, 2012.  ^ a b c d e " Kansas
Kansas
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Kansas
City, Kansas". wycokck.org. Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas
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City, Kansas. Retrieved 3 February 2017.  ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 24, 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-28.  ^ a b c d e "NowData – NOAA Online Weather Data". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2016-04-19.  ^ "Interpretation Of Skew-T Indices". Theweatherprediction.com. Retrieved 2013-07-10.  ^ Kansas
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Tornado
Tornado
Almanac, wdaftv4.com. Retrieved September 2006. ^ KC powerless as icy barrage pummels the area, leaves behind disaster zone. Retrieved September 10, 2006. ^ "Station Name: MO KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2014-03-13.  ^ " Kansas
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Daily Climate Records/Normals". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 12, 2011.  ^ "Station Name: MO KANSAS CITY INTL AP". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2014-03-26.  ^ " Kansas
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Daily Climate Records/Normals". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved February 12, 2011.  ^ "WMO Climate Normals for KANSAS CITY/INTL ARPT MO 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 2014-03-11.  ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 21, 2014.  ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census
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Bureau. Archived from the original on May 22, 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-21.  ^ a b From 15% sample ^ http://www.wycokck.org/uploadedFiles/News/News_Release/Wyandotte%20County%20Job%20Growth%2019th%20in%20Nation%20(3).pdf ^ "North Central Region Office Archived July 28, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.." Federal Bureau of Prisons. Retrieved on January 1, 2010. ^ Home Hollywood Casino at Kansas
Kansas
Speedway. Hollywoodcasinokansas.com. Retrieved May 5, 2012. ^ "A Deccent Place to Get Back On Your Feet". Retrieved October 28, 2010.  ^ Official Google
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Google
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City, Kansas
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Public Library ^ crime county Archived July 12, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.. Fedstats.gov (April 20, 2007). Retrieved April 5, 2012. ^ " City
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of Kansas
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City, Kansas". wycokck.org.  ^ carnegie Archived January 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Skyways.lib.ks.us (July 20, 1914). Retrieved April 5, 2012. ^ Argentine Carnegie Library. Argentine Carnegie Library. ^ Fire Station No. 9, Kansas
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Kansas
City
City
39°03′06″N 94°36′35″W / 39.051777°N 94.609612°W / 39.051777; -94.609612 ^ Downtown KCK ^ "Prairie School" architect Clarence E. Shepard designed house for Judge Louis R. Gates ^ Quindaro, Kansas
Kansas
on the Underground Railroad ^ The Educational Value of Quindaro Townsite
Quindaro Townsite
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Quindaro Townsite
Artifacts Find a Permanent Home at KSHS. (PDF). Retrieved May 5, 2012. ^ 935 Shawnee Rd, Kansas
Kansas
City
City
39°04′08″N 94°38′00″W / 39.068884°N 94.633355°W / 39.068884; -94.633355 ^ The Scottish Rite Masons. skyways.lib.ks.us ^ Seventh Street Trafficway ^ now called Shawnee Rd. 39°04′16″N 94°37′13″W / 39.071145°N 94.620266°W / 39.071145; -94.620266 ^ Harry M. Trowbridge dug around North 61st Street and Leavenworth Road 39°08′37″N 94°43′11″W / 39.143475°N 94.71983°W / 39.143475; -94.71983 ^ North 18th Street to North 25th Street, State Avenue to Wood Avenue 39°07′13″N 94°39′15″W / 39.120272°N 94.654212°W / 39.120272; -94.654212, which is just north of the Wyandotte High School ^ Built with native stone in 1832, oldest Kansas
Kansas
church still in use. It is located at 2200 N 85th St. 39°07′51″N 94°46′32″W / 39.130776°N 94.775587°W / 39.130776; -94.775587 ^ Arbitron, Inc., Spring '08 Blue Book, "2008 Market Survey Schedule: All Markets,", p. 4 ^ "TV by the Numbers, ''Nielsen People Meter Markets'', November 6, 2007: "Rank, Designated Market Area, Homes"". Tvbythenumbers.com. Retrieved May 5, 2012.  ^ "The Call". Kccall.com. Retrieved May 5, 2012.  ^ Niccum, Jon (2009-01-30). "Actor's evolution: Kansas
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Map, KDOT Texts on Wikisource:

" Kansas
Kansas
City, a city and county-seat of Wyandotte co., Kan.". Collier's New Encyclopedia. 1921.  " Kansas
Kansas
City, a city and the county-seat of Wyandotte county, Kansas, U.S.A.". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). 1911.  " Kansas
Kansas
City. The largest and most important city of Kansas". New International Encyclopedia. 1905. 

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Municipalities and communities of Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States

County seat: Kansas
Kansas
City

Cities

Bonner Springs‡ Edwardsville Kansas
Kansas
City Lake Quivira‡

Neighborhoods in Kansas
Kansas
City

Argentine Armourdale Armstrong Fairfax Muncie Pomeroy Piper Riverview Rosedale Strawberry Hill Turner Wyandotte

Footnotes

‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

v t e

Kansas
Kansas
City
City
metropolitan area's cities and counties

Central city

Kansas
Kansas
City, Missouri

Largest cities (over 100,000 in 2000)

Independence Kansas
Kansas
City, Kansas Olathe Overland Park

Medium-sized cities (10,000 to 100,000 in 2000)

Blue Springs Belton Excelsior Springs Gladstone Grandview Lansing Leawood Leavenworth Lee's Summit Lenexa Liberty Merriam Ottawa Prairie Village Raymore Raytown Shawnee

Smaller Cities (between 5,000 and 9,900 in 2010)

De Soto Bonner Springs Basehor Edgerton Paola

Counties

Jackson Clay Cass Platte Lafayette Ray Clinton Bates Caldwell Johnson Wyandotte Leavenworth Miami Franklin Linn

Authority control

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