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%).

Many people in Kansas City take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Kansas City citizens for affordable transportation.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Kansas City rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.17% 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 $18,930, 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.