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.

Kansas City is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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, like many big cities in America, has a public transportation system, but the citizens of Kansas City are lucky because theirs is one of the most extensive and widely used. Many commuters choose to leave their cars at home and instead use the bus to get to and from work. In fact, for some people it is feasible to forgo car ownership entirely, avoiding the cost and headache of driving in heavy traffic. The benefits include reduced air pollution and load on the road network.

In terms of college education, Kansas City is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.00% of adults in Kansas City have a college degree.

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.