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 151,709 people and 66 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the third largest community in Kansas.

Unlike some cities, Kansas City isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Kansas City are a mix 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 (14.92%), sales jobs (8.95%), and maintenance occupations (7.16%).

The citizens of Kansas City are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.17% of adults in Kansas City have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Kansas City in 2010 was $18,930, 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 $75,720 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 29.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include Irish, English, African, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Kansas City's cultural character, accounting for 16.65% of the city’s population.

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