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Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, Kansas is situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers. Kansas City is the third largest city in the state of Kansas and is the county seat of Wyandotte County. Kansas City and Wyandotte County comprise a consolidated city-county government known as the Unified Government. Key companies in Kansas City are General Motors, Sara Lee Corporation, Proctor and Gamble, and Kellogg’s. The City was selected by Google in 2011 to be the first site for Fiber, its ultra-high-speed Internet product.

Race/Ethnicity Pop %
White 39.9%
Asian 3.3%
African American 25.9%
Hispanic 28.2%
Other 2.7%
Sex Pop %
Male 49.4%
Female 50.6%
Poverty:Income Pop %
<50 % FPL 10.3%
50-100% FPL 11.9%
>100% FPL 77.8%
Metric Rate Nat. Avg. % Diff. City Min City Max
Adult obesity 1 30.3% 28.9% 1.4% 29.1% 52.4%
Adult smoking 2 25.6% 17.4% 8.2% 17.5% 35.9%
Air quality 3 (score range 0-10) 4.1 - - - -
Binge drinking 4 14.7% 16.0% -1.3% 9.0% 19.6%
Children in poverty 5 Stratified 39.1%
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 39.9% 21.1%
Asian 3.3% 37.2%
African American 25.9% 51.7%
Hispanic 28.2% 42.3%
Other 2.7% 38.8%
Sex
Male 49.4% 38.4%
Female 50.6% 39.9%
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 10.3% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 11.9% N/A
>100% FPL 77.8% N/A
21.9% 17.2% 0.0% 100.0%
Dental care 6 53.3% 64.4% -11.1% 31.2% 74.0%
Excessive housing cost burden 7 55.7% 52.3% 3.4% 0.0% 100.0%
Food environment index 8 (index range 0-10) 5.8 6.8 - - -
High school graduation 9 Stratified 68.4%
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 39.9% 59.2%
Asian 3.3% 77.9%
African American 25.9% 74.7%
Hispanic 28.2% 67.7%
Other 2.7% 28.4%
Sex
Male 49.4% 61.5%
Female 50.6% 75.3%
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 10.3% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 11.9% N/A
>100% FPL 77.8% N/A
82.0% -13.6% - -
Housing with pest infestation 10 22.1% 20.9% 1.2% - -
Income inequality 11 (index range -1.0 – 1.0) -0.22 0.0 - -1.0 0.62
Jail incarceration 12 (per 100,000 population) 216.5 326.0 - - -
Low birthweight 13 Stratified 7.9%
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 39.9% 6.7%
Asian 3.3% 8.4%
African American 25.9% 12.6%
Hispanic 28.2% 5.8%
Other 2.7% 12.5%
Sex
Male 49.4% N/A
Female 50.6% N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 10.3% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 11.9% N/A
>100% FPL 77.8% N/A
8.0% -0.1% 5.8% 12.6%
Opioid-related deaths 14 (per 100,000 population) 9.6 13.4 - - -
Pap smear screening 15 75.3% 81.8% -6.5% 60.7% 85.4%
Physical inactivity 16 31.9% 23.7% - 18.8% 47.8%
Poor mental health 17 12.7% 11.5% 1.2% 8.4% 19.3%
Poor physical health 18 14.1% 12.0% 2.1% 8.1% 24.6%
Premature mortality 19 (per 100,000 population) 9696.0 8000.0 - - -
Preventive services 20 24.8% 31.5% -6.7% 15.9% 33.9%
Primary care physicians 21 (per 100,000 population) 42.4 91.1 - - -
Teen births 22 (per 1,000 population) Stratified 62.9
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 39.9% 43.7
Asian 3.3% 55.9
African American 25.9% 72.8
Hispanic 28.2% 79.0
Other 2.7% N/A
Sex
Male 49.4% N/A
Female 50.6% N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 10.3% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 11.9% N/A
>100% FPL 77.8% N/A
24.2 - 43.7 79.0
Third-grade reading proficiency 23 Stratified 21.7%
Race/Ethnicity Pop % Rate
White 39.9% 24.8%
Asian 3.3% 27.8%
African American 25.9% 17.3%
Hispanic 28.2% 22.4%
Other 2.7% 33.3%
Sex
Male 49.4% N/A
Female 50.6% N/A
Poverty:Income
<50 % FPL 10.3% N/A
< 50-100% FPL 11.9% N/A
>100% FPL 77.8% N/A
34.0% -12.3% - -
Unemployment 24 12.7% 9.2% 3.5% 2.0% 37.1%
Violent crime 25 (per 100,000 population) 773.4 372.6 - - -
Walkability 26 (score range 0-100) 31.0 - - 0.0 64.0

Data Sources

  • 1Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 2Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 3Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) AirData / Calculated by New York University Marron Institute of Urban Management

  • 4Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 5American Community Survey (Census)

  • 6Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 7American Community Survey (Census)

  • 8USDA Food Environment Atlas

  • 9Graduation/Dropout Indicators, Kansas Report Card 2014-2015, Kansas State Department of Education

  • 10National Center for Healthy Housing/ American Housing Survey

  • 11American Community Survey (Census)

  • 12Bureau of Justice Statistics/Annual Summary on Inmates Under Jail Incarceration

  • 13Birth Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics

  • 14Multiple Cause Mortality Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics

  • 15Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 16Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 17Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 18Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 19Multiple Cause Mortality Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics

  • 20Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, 500 Cities Estimates

  • 21American Medical Association Masterfile

  • 22Birth Data, National Vital Statistics System, National Center for Health Statistics

  • 23Performance Level Reports, Kansas Report Card 2014-2015, Kansas State Department of Education

  • 24American Community Survey (Census)

  • 25Uniform Crime Reporting

  • 26Walkscore.com

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