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Welcome to Kansas City ...

The city of Kansas City is primarily located in Jackson County<1>. A portion of Kansas City extends into Clay County, Platte County and Cass County.

When the people of Kansas City refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Kansas Citian or Kansas Cityan.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Kansas City has a population of 491,918 people<3> (see below for details).

Kansas City is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Kansas City lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Kansas City: (816)

The ZIP codes for Kansas City: 64101-64102, 64105-64106, 64108-64114, 64116-64121, 64123-64134, 64136-64139, 64141-64142, 64144-64149, 64151-64158, 64160-64161, 64163-64168, 64170-64173, 64179-64180, 64183-64185, 64187-64189, 64190-64199, 64944, 64999<5>

Websites for Kansas City ...

Official Website:   www.kcmo.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.kcchamber.com/

Junior League:   www.jlkc.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Kansas City had an population of 491,918 people. This is an increase of 6.99% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kansas City had a population of 459,787 people (which is 68.2% of the total population of Jackson County). This makes Kansas City the county's most populous community.

The population of Kansas City represents 7.68% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 459,787 people, the population of Kansas City increased 4.13% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 441,545 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Kansas City.

Communities Also Named Kansas City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Kansas City - they are located in Kansas (3), Oregon and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Kansas City.

Communities near Kansas City ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Kansas City.

  • Overland Park [Johnson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overland Park
    • Overland Park [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Kansas City
    • Estimated population in 2018: 192,536 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland Park
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Overland Park<8>
  • Olathe [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olathe
    • Olathe [Johnson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the southwest of Kansas City
    • Estimated population in 2018: 139,605 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olathe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olathe<8>
  • Independence [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the east of Kansas City
    • Estimated population in 2018: 116,925 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<8>
  • Lee's Summit [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee's Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee's Summit
    • Lee's Summit [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Kansas City
    • Estimated population in 2018: 98,461 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee's Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lee's Summit<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shawnee [Johnson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shawnee
      • Shawnee [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the southwest of Kansas City
      • Estimated population in 2018: 65,845 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shawnee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shawnee<8>
    • Lenexa [Johnson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenexa have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenexa
      • Lenexa [Johnson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the southwest of Kansas City
      • Estimated population in 2018: 55,294 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenexa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenexa<8>
    • Blue Springs [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Jackson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the east of Kansas City
      • Estimated population in 2018: 55,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<8>
    • Leawood [Johnson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leawood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leawood
      • Leawood [Johnson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the south of Kansas City
      • Estimated population in 2018: 34,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leawood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leawood<8>
    • Liberty [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Kansas City
      • Estimated population in 2018: 31,779 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<8>
    • Raytown [Jackson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raytown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raytown
      • Raytown [Jackson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Kansas City
      • Estimated population in 2018: 28,993 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raytown<8>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kansas City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Kansas City.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Kansas City. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Kansas City.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kansas City. Our list includes 199 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Kansas City.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Kansas City ...

Looking for more information about Kansas City? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Kansas City, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Kansas City.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kansas City: www.kcmo.org/

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.mo.us/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Kansas City refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Kansas City may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kansas City.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kansas City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Kansas City). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Kansas City or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Kansas City includes: 64101, 64105, 64108, 64109, 64110, 64111, 64112, 64113, 64116, 64117, 64118, 64119, 64120, 64123, 64124, 64125, 64126, 64127, 64128, 64129, 64130, 64131, 64132, 64133, 64136, 64137, 64138, 64141, 64144, 64145, 64146, 64147, 64148, 64151, 64152, 64153, 64154, 64155, 64156, 64157, 64160, 64163, 64164, 64165, 64166, 64167, 64170, 64171, 64172, 64179, 64183, 64184, 64187, 64188, 64190, 64191, 64192, 64193, 64194, 64195, 64196, 64197, 64198, 64944 & 64999.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Kansas City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Kansas City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Kansas City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kansas City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.0969, Longitude: -94.5722    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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