Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, Kansas
Fountains at Kansas Legends Outlets in the Village West district in Kansas City, Kansas
Fountains at Kansas Legends Outlets in the Village West district in Kansas City, Kansas
Official seal of Kansas City, Kansas
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"KCK"
Location within Wyandotte County and Kansas
Location within Wyandotte County and Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas is located in the United States
Kansas City, Kansas
Kansas City, Kansas
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°6′24″N 94°40′35″W / 39°6′24″N 94°40′35″W / 39.10667; -94.67639

Kansas City is the third-largest city in the State of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas City metropolitan area.[1] Kansas City, Kansas is abbreviated as "KCK" to differentiate it from Kansas City, Missouri, after which it is named.[5][6] It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". Wyandotte County also includes the independent cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 145,786 residents.[7] It is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.

History

In October 1872, "old" Kansas City, Kansas, was incorporated. The first city election was held on October 22 of that year, by order of Judge Hiram Stevens of the Tenth Judicial District, and resulted in the election of Mayor James Boyle. The mayors of the city after its organization were James Boyle, C. A. Eidemiller, A. S. Orbison, Eli Teed and Samuel McConnell. In June 1880, the Governor of Kansas proclaimed the city of Kansas City a city of the second class with Mayor McConnell present.

In March 1886, "new" Kansas City, Kansas, was formed through the consolidation of five municipalities: "old" Kansas City, Armstrong, Armourdale, Riverview, Wyandotte. The oldest city of the group was Wyandotte, which was formed in 1857 by Wyandot Native Americans and Methodist missionaries.[8]:370, 384, 388

In the 1890s, the city saw an explosive growth in population as a streetcar suburb of Kansas City, Missouri. This growth continued until the 1930s. It was one of the nation's 100 largest cities for many U.S. Census counts, from 1890 to 1960, including 1920, when it had a population of over 100,000 residents for the first time.[9]

As with adjacent Kansas City, Missouri, the percentage of the city's most populous ethnic group, non-Hispanic whites, has declined from 76.3% in 1970 to 40.2% in 2010.[10][11] In 1997, voters approved a proposition to unify the city and county governments creating the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.[12]

Other Languages
Bân-lâm-gú: Kansas City (Kansas)
Bahasa Indonesia: Kota Kansas, Kansas
Kreyòl ayisyen: Kansas City, Kansas
Кыргызча: Канзас-Сити
Latina: Kansanopolis
norsk nynorsk: Kansas City i Kansas
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Kansas City (Kansas)
Simple English: Kansas City, Kansas
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Kansas City, Kansas
татарча/tatarça: Кәнзас-Сити (Кәнзас)
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: Kanzas Shehiri, Kanzas