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Kansas City, Missouri

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Welcome to Kansas City ...

The city of Kansas City is primarily located in Jackson County. 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.<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Kansas City has a population of 488,943 people<2> (see below for details).

Kansas City is 740 feet [226 m] above sea level.<3>.

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<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Kansas City had a population of 459,787 people (or 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Kansas City had an population of 488,943 people. This is an increase of 6.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.73% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Kansas City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Kansas City and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Leawood (KS)   [Map]   34,659   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lenexa (KS)   [Map]   53,553   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Olathe (KS)   [Map]   137,472   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Overland Park (KS)   [Map]   191,278   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Shawnee (KS)   [Map]   65,513   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Blue Springs   [Map]   54,945   E   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Kansas City. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Kansas City. Our list includes 199 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Kansas City:

Websites for Kansas City ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Jackson County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kansas City:

The official website for Jackson County:

The official website for State of Missouri:

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Kansas City.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Kansas City - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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.

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<5>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 drawn 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, we've provided the following link: 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     [Map].

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