Kansas City, MO
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Kansas City is a large city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 481,420 people and 147 constituent neighborhoods, Kansas City is the largest community in Missouri.

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, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Kansas City who work in office and administrative support (14.52%), sales jobs (10.43%), and management occupations (9.03%).

Also of interest is that Kansas City has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Kansas City is a big city, and with that comes lots of benefits. One benefit is that most big cities have public transit, but Kansas City really shines when it comes to the extensiveness and use of its public transit system. More than most large American cities, Kansas City citizens use public transit daily to get to and from work. And while there are transportation options, most people in Kansas City ride the bus. Whereas in some cities one is destined to sit in traffic every morning to get to work and every evening to get home, in Kansas City a lot leave their cars at home (if they even choose to own one), and hop a ride on the bus.

The overall education level of Kansas City citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.00% of adults in Kansas City have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Kansas City in 2010 was $28,511, which is wealthy relative to Missouri, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,044 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 10.03% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Kansas City include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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