Kansas City (Kansas)

Wyandotte County


Kansas City on the Missouri River is the third largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas in the United States with 145 786 inhabitants (as of April 1, 2010). Together with her (larger) sister city in Missouri it is the center of Kansas City.

Kansas City ( Kansas ) is an industrial city with a focus on the food and chemical industry, and is the site of a university hospital.


In 1845, the Wyandot Indians established a settlement on the present area. In 1855 they sold the place and its surroundings to the federal government in Washington. 1863 was due to the construction of the first transcontinental railroad in North America, a railway station in Wyandotte, named after the Indians who settled there, opened. The area thus became a major trading center for cattle.

In 1886, created by the merger of the municipalities Armondale, Armstrong and the city of Wyandotte Kansas City. 1905 was founded by Kansas City, which is however not an independent University, but includes medical research institutions and the University Hospital of the University of Kansas with the University of Kansas Medical Center one of the best known educational institutions. The main campus of the University of Kansas is located in Lawrence.


The eastern border of the city and at the same time the state border of Kansas is the Missouri River. Across the river in the state of Missouri is another town called Kansas City. In the metropolitan area about 1.9 million people.

The area is very flat, apart from a few artificial hills for office buildings and residential units that are designed to provide a little variety. The river is almost entirely surrounded by multi-stage dam systems because it repeatedly came here in the past to violent floods.


Kansas City is organized into neighborhoods, some of which were independent cities earlier.

Neighborhoods of Kansas City:

  • Downtown Kansas City, Kansas
  • Argentine
  • Armourdale, was incorporated in 1886 to Kansas City.
  • Armstrong
  • Bethel
  • Fairfax District
  • Muncie
  • Maywood
  • Nearman
  • Piper
  • Pomeroy
  • Rosedale
  • Stony Point
  • Strawberry Hill
  • Gymnast
  • Vinewood
  • Wolcott
  • Welborn


55.7 % of the population of Kansas City is Caucasians descent. 30.1 % of the people living there are African American, 0.8 % are Native American, 1.7% are Asian, 11.8 % others.

Long live slightly more women than men in the city. For every 100 females account for 95.6 males.

17.1 % of the population lives below the poverty line. Particularly pronounced in the youth poverty ( 23.8 % of minors are poor ).

Method of construction

In the city center there are several high-rise buildings. Otherwise, the city is very large distributed, with many highways connecting Kansas City with various suburbs.

The houses in the city and the suburbs are mostly constructed of wood and chipboard. This also explains why the local storms often almost total destruction of whole neighborhoods lead.


Kansas Speedway

The Kansas Speedway is a race track near Village West in Wyandotte County. On the 2.41 km long race includes races in the Indy Racing League place next to the NASCAR Sprint Cup instead. The first race, which was organized as part of the NASCAR K & N Pro Series West, was held on 2 June 2002 to this Speedway.

Kansas City T-Bones

The Kansas City T-Bones are a professional baseball team and play their games in the body, independent of the Major League Baseball American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The home games are played in the Community America Ballpark.

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting Kansas City is a football franchise of the Major League Soccer. The team was founded in 1995 as Kansas City Wiz. In summer 2011, the team moved into the newly established Livestrong Sporting Park. One of the biggest successes include winning the MLS Cup in 2000 and 2013, and the Cup success in 2004 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Sons and daughters of the town

  • Edward Asner, actor
  • John Carmack, programmer and game developer
  • Harry Darby, U.S. Senator
  • Piney Gir, British singer
  • Maurice Greene, track athlete
  • Franklin Roberto Lashley, Wrestlers
  • Janelle Monáe, soul and funk singer
  • Charlie Parker, Jazz musician and composer
  • Eric Stonestreet, actor
  • Dee Wallace-Stone, Actress
  • Tuc Watkins Actor
  • Johnathan Wendel, one of the first professional computer players in the United States
  • Marva Whitney, radio singer
  • Chely Wright, country singer
  • Scott Foley, actor


  • Austria Linz in Austria since 1988