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North Kansas City, Missouri
City
Nickname(s): Northtown, NKC
Location of North Kansas City, Missouri
Location of North Kansas City, Missouri
U.S. Census map
U.S. Census map
Country United States
State Missouri
County Clay
Area
 • Total 4.63 sq mi (11.99 km2)
 • Land 4.39 sq mi (11.37 km2)
 • Water 0.24 sq mi (0.62 km2)
Elevation 741 ft (226 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 4,208
 • Estimate (2012) 4,287
 • Density 958.5/sq mi (370.1/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64116
Area code(s) 816
FIPS code 29-53102
GNIS feature ID 0723477
Website City of North Kansas City
Kaw-point-aerial
North Kansas City is depicted in the area on the left of the bend in the Missouri River.

North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States and is an independent municipality that is a part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The population was 4,208 at the 2010 census. Originally a northern suburb across the Missouri River from Kansas City, Missouri, it is now almost completely surrounded by Kansas City, which has annexed far to the north of North Kansas City's northern city limits. North Kansas City also adjoins the small municipality of Avondale.

Geography

North Kansas City is located at 39°8′20″N 94°34′14″W / 39.13889°N 94.57056°W / 39.13889; -94.57056 (39.139007, -94.570518).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.63 square miles (11.99 km2), of which, 4.39 square miles (11.37 km2) is land and 0.24 square miles (0.62 km2) is water.

Transportation

Highways connecting North Kansas City with the surrounding area are Interstate 29/35/US 71, Missouri Route 1 (Vernon Street), Route 9 (Burlington Street), Route 210 (Armour Road), Route 269 (Chouteau Trafficway), and Route 283 (North Oak Trafficway). The US 169 (Broadway Extension) freeway runs immediately to the west of North Kansas City's city limits.

Four highway bridges connect North Kansas City with the portion of Kansas City, Missouri south of the Missouri River. They are the Buck O'Neil Bridge on US 169, Heart of America Bridge on Route 9, the Bond Bridge on I-29/35/US 71, and the Chouteau Bridge on Route 269. A fifth bridge to the west of the Heart of America Bridge, the ASB Bridge, originally carried road and rail traffic, but is now only a rail bridge. A dedicated bicycle/pedestrian path on the Heart of America Bridge opened in October 2010.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 870
1930 2,574 195.9%
1940 2,688 4.4%
1950 3,886 44.6%
1960 5,657 45.6%
1970 5,183 −8.4%
1980 4,507 −13.0%
1990 4,130 −8.4%
2000 4,714 14.1%
2010 4,208 −10.7%
Est. 2015 4,354 3.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 4,208 people, 2,361 households, and 878 families residing in the city. The population density was 958.5 inhabitants per square mile (370.1/km2). There were 2,565 housing units at an average density of 584.3 per square mile (225.6/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 76.8% White, 10.7% African American, 0.8% Native American, 3.3% Asian, 0.3% Pacific Islander, 4.7% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.5% of the population.

There were 2,361 households of which 17.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 21.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 62.8% were non-families. 53.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.78 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the city was 39.9 years. 15.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 31% were from 25 to 44; 26.9% were from 45 to 64; and 16.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.8% male and 51.2% female.

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,714 people, 2,546 households, and 1,013 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,080.0 people per square mile (417.5/km²). There were 2,779 housing units at an average density of 636.7 per square mile (246.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.48% White, 3.97% African American, 0.59% Native American, 4.29% Asian, 0.23% Pacific Islander, 3.31% from other races, and 5.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 8.44% of the population.

There were 2,546 households out of which 18.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 24.7% were married couples living together, 11.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 60.2% were non-families. 51.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.85 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 12.7% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,674, and the median income for a family was $33,906. Males had a median income of $27,487 versus $26,591 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,967. About 10.6% of families and 12.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.7% of those under age 18 and 5.9% of those age 65 or over.

History

A post office called North Kansas City was established in 1891. The town lies north of Kansas City, hence the name.

The Armour Theatre Building, Sears, Roebuck and Company Warehouse Building, and Wheeling Corrugating Company Building are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

In 2012 North Kansas City celebrated it Centennial with a city wide celebration. As the city said goodbye to its first 100 years, it welcomed the next century with the opening of two micro breweries, a distillery and a new recreational opportunity called Pickleball. These new businesses are building a younger clientele fueled by the repopulation of downtown Kansas City, just across the Missouri River.


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