Destination Kansas City



Wyandotte County lies to the west and north of downtown Kansas City, Mo. It is home to more than 157,000 residents, making it the fourth-largest county in Kansas, and also home to 5,800 businesses. Wyandotte County has shifted its outlook dramatically in recent years, a transformation that can be traced to the change in government that took place in the mid-90's.

Estimated Total Population    157,882
18 and over    112,926
Median age    32.5
Increase from 1990    -2.60%
Largest City    KCK
Estimated population of city    146,866
Total Housing Units    65,892
Median value    $54,300
Total Households    59,700
Family households    39,174
Average household    size 2.62
Average family size    3.24
Population Over    25 96,608
High-school graduate    33,098
Some college, no degree    21,238
Associate's degree    5,515
Bachelor's degree    7,420
Graduate or professional degree    4,216
Percent graduated high school    74.00%
Percent with bachelor's or higher    12.00%
Population 16 and over    117,571
In labor force    74,269
Commuting to work    66,696
General Motors, Associated Wholesale Grocers, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Swift Transportation
Management, professional    15,012
Service    11,580
Sales and office    18,919
Construction, extraction, maintenance    7,945
Production, transportation    14,446
Median Household Income   $33,784
Median Family Income   $40,333
Land Area (square miles)   151
Persons per square mile)   1,042.9
County Seat    KCK
County Government Info   
Chair of the Commission-Mayor Carol S. Marinovich
701 N. 7th St.,
Kansas City, KS 66101
Tel: 913.573.5010
Fax: 913.573.5540
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Kansas Department of Commerce

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