Kansas City, Missouri - Facts & Figures
Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, located on the state's western border at the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers. Kansas City is famous for its livestock, steakhouses and barbecue. Some of the best barbecue restaurants in the country are found in the city, including the legendary Arthur Bryant's, which New Yorker columnist Calvin Trillin called "the best restaurant in the world." The area is home to Lewis and Clark Lake, about 45 minutes north of the city and is a prime spot for swimming, boating and fishing. In March of 2012, Forbes magazine selected Kansas City as one of America's best downtowns for its rich culture in arts, numerous fountains, upscale shopping and various local cuisine.
- Population: 460,724
- Industries: Accommodation and food services, Construction, Professional, scientific, and technical services, Finance and insurance, Public administration, Educational services, Administrative and support and waste management services, Social Assistance, Education
- Area Codes: 314, 816
- ZIP Codes: 64101, 64102, 64105, 64106, 64108, 64109, 64110, 64111, 64112, 64113
- Surrounding Cities: Westwood Hills, Westwood, Mission Woods, North Kansas City, Roeland Park, Fairway, Mission Hills, Avondale