Kansas City, KS
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Kansas City is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 151,306 people and 66 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the third largest community in Kansas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Kansas City is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Kansas City is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Kansas City who work in office and administrative support (15.48%), sales jobs (8.32%), and maintenance occupations (7.52%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Kansas City rank slightly lower than the national average. 15.78% of adults 25 and older in Kansas City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Kansas City in 2010 was $18,564, which is low income relative to Kansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,256 for a family of four. However, Kansas City contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Kansas City is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Kansas City home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Kansas City residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Kansas City also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

In addition, Kansas City has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.28%).

The most common language spoken in Kansas City is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Asian languages.