Kansas City, MO

Why Kansas City?

With a population of 2,340,000 Kansas City, Missouri is the 30th largest city in the United States. Heart of Amer­icas it is near both the population center of the United States and the geographic center of the 48 contiguous states. “Forbes” Magazine ranks Kansas City as one of America’s Best Downtowns! U-Haul ranks Kansas City a Top 10 Moving Destination! Yahoo Finance rated Kansas City 1 of top 20 cities to survive the economic downturn, and the L.A. Times calls Kansas City the #1 most underrated city in the United States. 

Nicknamed the City of Fountains. With over 200 fountains, the city claims to have the second most in the world, just behind Rome. The fountains at Kauffman Stadium, commissioned by origi­nal Kansas City Royals owner, are the largest privately funded fountains in the world. The city also has more boulevards than any other city except Paris and has been called “Paris of the Plains.”

As Kansas City has grown and changed over the years, it has remained the #1 Railroad Hub for the United States, ranking first in rail tonnage, and second in rail volume. Today the city is one of the most important centers of gov­ernment, business, and bio-technology. 

Fast Facts

  • The Kansas City Region is home to four Fortune 500 Compnaies, including: Sprint/Nextel! (#87), Seabord Corp. (#411 ), O’Reilly Automotive (#412), and YRC Worldwide (#487).
  • 10 additional Fortune 1000 Companies Headquartered Here.
  • The U.S. Government is the largest employ­er in the Kansas City metro area, with more than 146 federal agencies maintaining a presence.
  • The Kansas City area consistently ranks among the top U.S. cities for sup­porting small businesses, according to “Entrepreneur magazine.”
  • “Kiplinger’s” Magazine ranks Kansas City #3 on it’s Top Ten list of cities for business start-up.
  • Twenty four year universities within the greater Kansas City area prepare 100,547 students for the work force.
  • 30.5% of the Kansas City workforce has a bachelors degree.
  • Kansas City consistently ranks among the nation’s most affordable housing markets, according to the National Association of Realtors.

Metro Profile


MSA Population Ranking: 2,087,471

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Median Household Income

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Average Annual Appreciation Rate

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Properties in Kansas City

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