Kansas City, KS is a study in contrasts. A thriving downtown gives way to more rural surroundings. Small-town charm and friendliness intersect national retail, attractions and entertainment. And at the heart of it all, an astonishing ethnic and cultural diversity infuses the city with the flavors, traditions and languages that make Kansas City, KS a true melting pot.
The third largest city in Kansas and the county seat of Wyandotte County, Kansas City, KS was incorporated in 1886. The city follows the eastern border of Kansas and is perched at the Missouri and Kansas rivers' confluence. Look across toward the east. You’ll see neighboring Kansas City, Missouri, part of the larger Kansas City metropolitan area that’s the 29th largest in the U.S. and includes a total population of 2.1 million. Kansas City, KS is the Kansas City metropolitan area’s fourth-largest city with a population of 143,209.