Kansas City metropolitan area

Kansas City, Missouri Wyandotte County, Kansas Johnson County, Kansas

Kansas City metropolitan area
Kansas City, MO–KS MSA
Kansas City Montage.jpg
Map of Kansas City metropolitan area
Coordinates: 39°06′N 94°35′W / 39.1°N 94.58°W / 39.1; -94.58
CountryUnited States
State(s) - Missouri
 - Kansas
Largest cityKansas City, Missouri
Other cities - Overland Park, Kansas
 - Kansas City, Kansas
 - Independence, Missouri
 - Olathe, Kansas
 - Lee's Summit, Missouri
 - Shawnee, Kansas
 - Blue Springs, Missouri
 - Liberty, Missouri
 - Lenexa, Kansas
 - Leavenworth, Kansas
 - Leawood, Kansas
Area
 • Total8,472 sq mi (21,940 km2)
Highest elevation
1,1601 ft (353.51 m)
Lowest elevation
6901 ft (210.31 m)
Population
 • Total2,159,159
 • Rank30th MSA (2,087,471), 24th CSA (2,428,362) in the U.S.
 • Density260.0/sq mi (100.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−05:00 (CDT)

The Kansas City metropolitan area is a bi-state metropolitan area anchored by Kansas City, Missouri. Its 14 counties straddles the border between the U.S. states of Missouri (9 counties) and Kansas (5 counties). It is the second-largest metropolitan area centered in Missouri (after Greater St. Louis) and is the largest metropolitan area in Kansas, though Wichita is the largest metropolitan area centered in Kansas.[1] Alongside Kansas City, these are other cities and suburbs with populations above 100,000: Overland Park, Kansas (the largest); Kansas City, Kansas; Olathe, Kansas; and Independence, Missouri. The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) serves as the Council of Governments and the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the area.

Geographic overview

Kansas City satellite map. The larger Missouri River is zigzagging from west to east; the much smaller Kansas is approaching from the southwest and joins it at Kaw Point in Kansas City, Kansas. Downtown Kansas City, Missouri, is immediately southeast of their intersection and North Kansas City, Missouri, is to its northeast.

The larger Kansas City Metropolitan Area as seen on a map can be visualized roughly as four quadrants:

The southeast quadrant includes Kansas City, Missouri, and surrounding areas in Missouri. It includes the notorious Grandview Triangle.

The southwest quadrant includes all of Johnson County, Kansas, which includes the towns in the area known as Shawnee Mission, Kansas. Interstate 35 runs diagonally through Johnson County, Kansas, from the southwest to downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

The northwest quadrant contains Wyandotte, and Leavenworth, counties in Kansas and parts of Platte County, Missouri. Wyandotte County, Kansas (sometimes referred to as just Wyandotte), contains Kansas City, Kansas; Bonner Springs, Kansas; and Edwardsville, Kansas; it is governed by a single unified government. Often the Wyandotte government is referred to simply as "The Unified Government". Another bend in the Missouri River forms the county line between Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Platte County, Missouri, to the north and northeast.

The map's northeast quadrant is locally referred to as "north of the river" or "the Northland". It includes parts of Clay County, Missouri, including North Kansas City, Missouri. North Kansas City is bounded by a bend in the Missouri River that defines a border between Wyandotte County, Kansas, and Clay County, Missouri, running approximately North-South and a border between North Kansas City, Missouri, and Kansas City, Missouri, running approximately East-West. The river bend's sharpest part forms a peninsula containing the Kansas City Downtown Airport.

Divisions

Jackson County, Missouri

Downtown

"Downtown" almost always refers to downtown Kansas City, Missouri which has a population of 25,204.[2] Downtown is Kansas City's historic center, located entirely within Kansas City, Missouri, and contains the city's original town site, business districts, and residential neighborhoods. Downtown is bounded by the Missouri River on the north, the Missouri-Kansas state line on the west, 31st Street on the south and Woodland Avenue on the east. The downtown area includes the Central Business District and its buildings, which form the city's skyline. The Downtown Loop is formed by Interstates 670, 70 and 35. Within the downtown loop are many of the tall buildings and skyscrapers that make up the city's skyline. The downtown loop also has small, distinct neighborhoods such as Quality Hill, the Garment District, the Financial District, the Convention Center District, and the Power and Light District.

Other neighborhoods within downtown are the River Market and Columbus Park, both located between the downtown loop and the Missouri River. Between the downtown loop and the state line are the Westside neighborhood and the West Bottoms, located at the bottom of the bluff adjacent to Kaw Point. East of the loop are the 18th & Vine District, the North Bottoms, and Northeast Kansas City (the East Bottoms, Northeast, and Pendleton Heights). South of the loop is the Crossroads District, Union Hill, Crown Center, Hospital Hill, Longfellow, Wendell Phillips, and Washington Wheatley.

The Kansas City Convention Center, Municipal Auditorium, City Hall, Lyric Theater, Midland Theatre, Ilus Davis Park, and Barney Allis Plaza are within the Central Business District inside the downtown loop. The T-Mobile Center and the College Basketball Experience are within the Power & Light District, also within the downtown loop. The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts is perched upon a high point immediately south of the downtown loop. South of the loop is the Crossroads District, Union Station, Crown Center, the National World War I Museum, Liberty Memorial, Penn Valley Park, Truman Medical Center, Children's Mercy Hospital, and the 18th & Vine District. North of the loop are City Market within the River Market and Richard L. Berkeley Riverfront Park. West of the loop within the West Bottoms are Hy-Vee Arena and Hale Arena.

Midtown/Plaza

Midtown/Plaza is entirely within Kansas City, Missouri with a population of 40,355.[3] It is just south of downtown, and bounded by 31st Street on the north, the state line on the west, West Gregory Boulevard (71st Street) on the south, and Troost Avenue on the east. Midtown/Plaza, the core of the metropolitan area, has many cultural attractions, shopping and entertainment areas, large hospitals, universities, and the metro area's most densely populated neighborhoods.

Midtown/Plaza has many distinct and historic neighborhoods, including Westport, Hyde Park, and Southmoreland. Shopping is centered on the Country Club Plaza, which has luxury retailers, hotels, and restaurants. Brookside and Westport also contain smaller-scale, neighborhood-oriented, and niche-market retailers. Midtown is home to Saint Luke's Hospital and Research Medical Center. Cultural attractions include the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Uptown Theater, Starlight Theater, the Kansas City Zoo, Loose Park, and Swope Park. The last of these has a soccer complex that is home to the Swope Park Rangers, a USL Championship team that is the official reserve side for the area's Major League Soccer club, Sporting Kansas City. Major educational institutions include the University of Missouri–Kansas City, Rockhurst University, Kansas City Art Institute, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Midwest Research Institute, and Penn Valley Community College.

East Side

East Side of the Metro is primarily eastern Jackson County which is an area of the Kansas City Metro that contains the far-eastern urban side of Kansas City, Missouri and the following large suburbs of Blue Springs, Independence, and Lee's Summit. Also included in this area is western Lafayette County Missouri and the far northeast portion of Cass County Missouri. The East Side of Metro includes the following Missouri suburbs of Independence, Blue Springs, Raytown, Lees Summit, Grain Valley, Oak Grove, Sugar Creek, River Bend, Lake Lotawana, Lone Jack, Greenwood, Unity Village, Buckner, Pleasant Hill, Bates City, Odessa, and Lake Tapawingo. Arrowhead Stadium, home of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and Kauffman Stadium, home of the MLB's Kansas City Royals are on the eastern edge of Kansas City. The Cable Dahmer Arena home of the ECHL's Kansas City Mavericks and the MASL's Kansas City Comets is in Independence.

Johnson County, Kansas

Johnson County, Kansas contains many municipalities, both small and large and has a population of 597,555.[4] These municipalities include Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Leawood, Lenexa, Prairie Village, Gardner, Merriam, Mission, Roeland Park, Fairway, Lake Quivira, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Westwood, and Westwood Hills. Notable headquarters include Garmin, Black & Veatch, and AMC Theatres, and the secondary headquarters of T-Mobile. Many local area attractions and shopping districts are in Johnson County, such as Oak Park Mall, Town Center Plaza, and Prairie Fire.

The Northland (Missouri)

The Northland is the area north of the Missouri River, bordered by the Kansas state line on the west and Missouri Highway 291 on the east. The southern half of Platte County, and much of Clay County make up the area. The economy of the Northland is dominated by Cerner, Kansas City International Airport, Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, the Zona Rosa shopping community and three riverboat casinos. The metro area's largest amusement park, Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun, is in the Northland. Major educational institutions in the Northland include Park University, William Jewell College, and the Maple Woods campus of Metropolitan Community College. Communities of the Northland outside the city limits include Parkville, Kearney, Liberty, Platte City, Gladstone, Riverside, Smithville, North Kansas City, and Weatherby Lake.

KCK (Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas)

Wyandotte County has a population of 165,334 and contains Kansas City, Kansas, which is locally called "KCK" to distinguish it from the larger Kansas City, Missouri (KCMO).[5] It contains many residential neighborhoods, the Fairfax Industrial District, and the Village West entertainment district. The General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant is in the Fairfax Industrial District. Village West contains many area attractions. This includes many sporting venues such as Children's Mercy Park, home of the area MLS soccer team Sporting Kansas City, the Kansas Speedway, which hosts many NASCAR races, and T-Bones Stadium, home of the independent baseball team, the Kansas City T-Bones. Other Village West attractions include the Legends shopping district, the Providence Medical Center Amphitheater, and Schlitterbahn Waterpark.

Cass County, Missouri

Cass County, Missouri has a population of 104,954 and contains parts of “South Kansas City", this area consists of the most southern part of Kansas City, Missouri, as well as the suburbs of Harrisonville, Belton, Loch Lloyd, Peculiar and Raymore.[6]

Leavenworth County, Kansas

Has a population of 81,352 and contains the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing along with the Leavenworth state Penitentiary.[7]

Cultural attractions

Photo Name City Notes
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art - old facade.JPG
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Kansas City, Missouri Founded in 1933, the Nelson-Atkins maintains wide-ranging collections of more than 35,000 works of art and welcomes 500,000 visitors a year.
Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot, Independence, Missouri
Chicago & Alton Railroad Depot Independence, Missouri The oldest business building in Independence, Missouri. In 1978, the hotel, which originally served the railroad, moved from the original site just south of Main Street to its present location.
Dillingham-Lewis House Museum, Blue Springs, Missouri
Dillingham-Lewis House Museum Blue Springs, Missouri Built in 1906, the only native limestone structure in Blue Springs. The house is named after two families.
Fort-osage.jpg
Fort Osage National Historic Site Sibley, Missouri Part of the early 19th century U.S. factory trading post system for the Osage Nation.
1859 Independence, Missouri Jail.jpg
Jackson County Jail and Marshal's House Independence, Missouri Former jail site, operated by the county historical society, which housed thousands of prisoners including Frank James and William Clark Quantrill.
Leila's Hair Museum, Independence, Missouri
Leila's Hair Museum Independence, Missouri A museum of hair art dating back to the 19th century.
Lone Jack Battlefield Museum, Lone Jack, Missouri
Lone Jack Battlefield Museum Lone Jack The only Civil War Museum in Jackson County, Missouri, and one of the few battlefields where the soldiers – who perished during the battle – are still buried on the battlefield.
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Midwest Genealogy Center Independence, Missouri The largest freestanding public genealogy research library in the USA.
Photo of The National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence Missouri.
National Frontier Trails Museum Independence, Missouri A museum, interpretive center, and research library about the history of principal western U.S. trails.
Rice-Tremonti Home, Raytown, Missouri
Rice-Tremonti Home Raytown, Missouri Home built on the Santa Fe Trail in 1844 by Archibald Rice and his family.
Independence Events Center.jpg
Cable Dahmer Arena Independence, Missouri A 5,800-seat multi-purpose arena that hosts the Kansas City Mavericks ice hockey team.
HarryTruman.jpg
Harry S. Truman Historic District Independence and Grandview, Missouri
Associated with 33rd U.S. President Harry S. Truman, the district includes:
Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum.jpg
The Truman Presidential Library, in Independence.
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The Truman home, in Independence, where Truman lived for most of his time in Missouri.
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The Truman Farm, in Grandview, built in 1894 by Truman's maternal grandmother.
Truman Sports Complex.jpg
Truman Sports Complex Kansas City, Missouri Two major sports venues:
* Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Chiefs (football)
* Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City Royals (baseball)
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Grinter Place Kansas City, Kansas A home built in 1857 by one of the earliest settlers.

Population

The last measured population count for the Kansas City Metro Area (MO-KS) was 2,088,830 in 2017. The Kansas City Metro Area (MO-KS) experienced an average growth rate of 0.47% from the first statistic recorded in 2009. If past trends continue, the forecasted population count will be 2,135,726 by 2022.[13]

Central City


Municipalities with 100,000+ inhabitants


Municipalities with 50,000-99,999 inhabitants


Municipalities with 20,000-49,999 inhabitants


Municipalities with 10,000-19,999 inhabitants


Municipalities with 5,000-9,999 inhabitants


Municipalities with fewer than 5,000 inhabitants


Counties

The MSA covers a total area of 7,952 sq mi (20,600 km2) including 97 sq mi (250 km2) of water.

Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area
County State 2019 Estimate 2010 Census Change
Jackson MO 706,164 674,158 +4.75%
Johnson KS 605,721 544,179 +11.31%
Clay MO 249,432 221,939 +12.39%
Wyandotte KS 167,635 157,505 +6.43%
Cass MO 103,832 99,478 +4.38%
Platte MO 105,032 89,322 +17.59%
Leavenworth KS 82,554 76,277 +8.23%
Miami KS 33,655 32,787 +2.65%
Lafayette MO 32,432 33,381 −2.84%
Ray MO 22,676 23,494 −3.48%
Clinton MO 20,501 20,743 −1.17%
Bates MO 16,138 17,049 −5.34%
Linn KS 9,746 9,656 +0.93%
Caldwell MO 9,011 9,424 −4.38%
Total 2,164,529 2,009,342 +7.72%

Associated areas

Often associated with Kansas City, the cities of Lawrence, Kansas and Saint Joseph, Missouri are identified as separate Metropolitan Statistical Areas.[14]

The Kansas City-Overland Park-Kansas City MO-KS (USA) Combined Statistical Area (CSA) encompasses the Metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) of Kansas City MO-KS, the St. Joseph metropolitan area and the Lawrence, Kansas metropolitan area with the Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSA) of Warrensburg, Missouri, Atchison, Kansas, and Ottawa, Kansas. (Warrensburg is in Johnson County, Missouri. Atchison is in Atchison County, Kansas. Ottawa is in Franklin County, Kansas.) The combined statistical area covers a total area of 9,220 sq mi (23,900 km2) including 103 sq mi (270 km2) of water.[15]

Economy

As of 2019 Missouri accounted for 56% of employment and Kansas accounted for 44% of employment. From 2018 to 2019 Kansas added 13,000 jobs and Missouri added 6,500 jobs. Kansas side employment grew by 2.7% and Missouri side employment grew by 1.1%. The Kansas side growing more than twice as fast as the Missouri. Professional and business employment growth was due entirely to a gain of 5,200 jobs in the Kansas portion of the metro area.[16]

Annual Payroll by county

Annual Payroll (X 1,000$)

Unemployment Rate By County Lowest to Highest [29]

Average Income by County

Median Household income

In 2015 the metropolitan area accounted for 40.9% of the total GDP in the state of Kansas and 22.7% of the total GDP in the state of Missouri.[30]

Crime

This is ranking of violent crime by county, from highest to lowest:[31]

Transportation

Highways

The Kansas City metropolitan area has more freeway lane miles per capita than any other large metropolitan area in the United States (over 27% more than the second-place Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex), over 50% more than the average American metro area, and nearly 75% more than the large metro area with the least: Las Vegas.[32]

Interstates

The Kansas City area is a confluence of four major U.S. interstate highways:

Other interstates that cross through the area include:

US Highways

U.S. Highways serving the Kansas City Metro Area include:

Kansas state highways

Kansas highways in the area include:

Missouri state highways

Missouri highways in the area include:

Other roads

These are other notable roads in the area:

Air

The Kansas City metropolitan area is served by several airports. It is primarily served by Kansas City International Airport, 15 miles northwest of downtown Kansas City, Missouri, was built to serve as a world hub for the supersonic transport and Boeing 747. The airport's gates were positioned 100 feet (30 m) from the street; however, since the September 11, 2001 attacks, these have undergone expensive overhauls, retrofitting it to incorporate elements of conventional security systems.

The much smaller Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, to the immediate north of downtown near the Missouri River, was the original headquarters of Trans World Airlines (TWA) and houses the Airline History Museum. It served as the area's major airport until 1972, when Kansas City International (then known as Mid-Continent International Airport and was home to an Overhaul Base for TWA) became the primary airport for the metropolitan area after undergoing $150 million in upgrades that were approved by voters in a 1966 bond issue. Downtown Airport is still used to this day for general aviation and airshows.

There are two general aviation airports in Johnson County, Kansas. New Century AirCenter borders southwest Olathe and northeast Gardner. The primary runway at New Century AirCenter is the second longest runway in the region next to those at Kansas City International Airport. It is 7 miles from the Logistics Park Kansas City Intermodal Facility. The other airport, Johnson County Executive Airport has one runway on 500 acres and is the fourth busiest towered airport in the state of Kansas.

Rail and bus

Kansas City is a freight and passenger rail hub centered at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri and managed by the Kansas City Terminal Railway. Amtrak operates two daily, long-distance passenger rail services:

There are no commuter rail services.

The Kansas City Downtown Streetcar is a 2.2-mile modern streetcar line in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Opened to the public in May 2016, it is maintained and operated by the Kansas City Streetcar Authority, a non-profit corporation made up of private sector stakeholders and city appointees. A ballot initiative to fund construction of the $102 million line was approved by voters on December 12, 2012.[34] The system runs between River Market and Union Station, mostly along Main Street, with extensions north and south under consideration.[35]

City buses operated by the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) provide most public transportation in the Kansas City area. The Metro Area Express (MAX) went online as Kansas City, Missouri's first bus rapid transit line in July 2005, and operates and is marketed akin to a rail system as opposed to a local bus line; the MAX links the River Market, Downtown, Union Station, Crown Center and the Country Club Plaza.[36][37] Buses in Johnson County, Kansas, are operated by Johnson County Transit (known as "The JO").

Local navigation tips

See related article: voy:Kansas City (Missouri) at Wikivoyage

Street numbers

The Missouri side of the metropolitan area south of the Missouri River shares a grid system with Johnson County on the Kansas side. Most east-west streets are numbered and most north-south streets named. Addresses on east-west streets are numbered from Main Street in Kansas City, Missouri, and on north-south streets from St. John Avenue (or the Missouri River, in the River Market area). The direction 'South' in street and address numbers is generally implied if 'North' is not specified, except for numbered 'avenues' in North Kansas City. In the northland, east-west streets use the prefix N.E. or N.W., depending on the side of N. Main on which they lie.

Highways

Navigation landmarks

Areas of the metropolitan area

The center of Kansas City is roughly contained inside the downtown loop (shaded in red).

Colleges and universities

Top 5 largest colleges by total enrollment (within the MSA) [41]


List of institutions (including those in the CSA):

Libraries

Johnson County Library Branches

  • Antioch
  • Blue Valley
  • Cedar Roe
  • Central Resource
  • Corinth
  • De Soto
  • Edgerton
  • Friends Library
  • Gardner
  • Glenwood
  • Lackman
  • Leawood Pioneer
  • Merriam
  • Monticello
  • Oak Park
  • Shawnee Mission
  • Spring Hill


Kansas City, Kansas Public Library

  • F.L. Schlagle Library
  • Main Library
  • Mobile Library
  • South Branch
  • Turner Community Library
  • West Wyandotte Library


Kansas City Public Library (Missouri)

  • Central Library
  • Irene H. Ruiz Biblioteca de las Americas
  • Lucile H. Bluford Branch
  • North-East Branch
  • Plaza Branch
  • Southeast Branch
  • Sugar Creek Branch
  • Trails West Branch
  • Waldo Branch
  • Westport Branch


Linda Hall Library


Mid-Continent Public Library Branches

  • Antioch
  • Blue Ridge
  • Blue Springs North
  • Blue Springs South
  • Boardwalk
  • Buckner
  • Camden Point
  • Claycomo
  • Colbern Road
  • Dearborn
  • Edgerton
  • Excelsior Springs
  • Grain Valley
  • Grandview
  • Kearney
  • Lee's Summit
  • Liberty
  • Lone Jack
  • Midwest Genealogy Center
  • North Independence
  • North Oak
  • Oak Grove
  • Parkville
  • Platte City
  • Raytown
  • Red Bridge
  • Riverside
  • Smithville
  • South Independence
  • Weston
  • Woodneath Library Center


Olathe Public Library

Media

Print

The Kansas City Star is the metropolitan area's major daily newspaper. The McClatchy Company, which owns The Star, also owns two suburban weeklies, Lee's Summit Journal and Olathe Journal.

The Kansas City Kansan serves Wyandotte County, having moved from print to an online format in 2009. Additional weekly papers in the metropolitan area include the Liberty Tribune, Sun Newspapers of Johnson County, The Examiner in Independence and eastern Jackson County, The Pitch, and the Kansas-Missouri Sentinel. The area is also served by two newspapers focused the area's faith-based population: The Metro Voice Christian Newspaper and the Jewish Chronicle. The city's Hispanic and Latino American community is served by Dos Mundos, a bilingual newspaper with articles in Spanish and English, and Mi Raza magazine, the area's only weekly Hispanic publication printed in Spanish. The Kansas City Call serves the African American community publishing its paper weekly.

Broadcast

According to Arbitron, about 1.5 million people over the age of 12 live within the Kansas City DMA, making it the 30th largest market for radio and 31st for television according to Nielsen. The Kansas City television and radio markets cover 32 counties encompassing northwestern Missouri and northeast Kansas.

Television

Television stations in the Kansas City metropolitan area, with all major network affiliates represented, include:

The Kansas City television market is in very close proximity to two other media markets, St. Joseph and Topeka. As such, most of the television stations in the Kansas City area are receivable over-the-air in portions of both markets, including their principal cities; likewise, stations from Topeka are receivable as far east as Kansas City, Kansas and stations from St. Joseph are viewable as far south as Kansas City, Missouri's immediate northern suburbs.

Radio

Over 30 FM and 20 AM radio stations broadcast in the Kansas City area, with stations from Topeka, St. Joseph and Carrollton also reaching into the metropolitan area. The highest-rated radio stations, according to Arbitron are:

KPRS (103.3 FM) – Urban

Public and community radio
Specialty radio

Hispanics, who account for 8% of the market's population, are specifically served by three AM radio stations who broadcast in Spanish:

Business interests

The Kansas City metropolitan area's largest private employer is Cerner Corporation.[44] Cerner, a global healthcare IT company which is headquartered in North Kansas City, employs nearly 10,000 people in the area with a total workforce of nearly 20,000 people including global employees. In August 2014, the company announced its acquisition of competitor Siemens Healthcare, which, if approved, will further increase Cerner's total number of employees.[45] Cerner has several campuses across the area with its World Headquarters building in North Kansas City, Innovations Campus in South Kansas City, and Continuous Campus in the Kansas City, Kansas area.

Other major employers and business enterprises are AT&T, BNSF Railway, GEICO, Asurion, T-Mobile, Citigroup, EMBARQ, Farmers Insurance Group, Garmin, Hallmark Cards, Harley-Davidson, Husqvarna, H&R Block, General Motors, Honeywell, Ford Motor Company, MillerCoors, State Street Corporation, The Kansas City Star, and Waddell & Reed, some of which are headquartered in the metropolitan area. Kansas City also has a large pharmaceutical industry, with companies such as Bayer and Aventis having a large presence.

Headquarters

The following companies and organizations, excluding educational institutions, are among the larger ones that are headquartered in or have since relocated from the metropolitan area (headquarters of most companies are located in Kansas City, Missouri, unless otherwise noted):

The Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank is one of twelve such banks located in the United States.

Hospitals

Shopping centers

Natural environment

The USDA provides estimates of the number of trees by county in the Kansas City metropolitan area.[46]

The five most common species in the region's urban and rural forest were American elm (28.9 percent), northern hackberry (14.0 percent), Osage-orange (7.2 percent), honeylocust (6.7 percent), and eastern redcedar (5.0 percent).

Local organizations

See also

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