Unified Government of Wyandotte County

Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas

701 N 7th St
Kansas City, KS 66101
Phone: (913) 573-5260
Fax: (913) 321-0237

On northeastern border of KS, east of Topeka; original county; organized Jan 29, 1859 (prior to statehood). Name Origin: For the Wyandotte Indians, a tribe of Iroquoian linguistic stock. Name is thought to mean 'islanders' or 'those who live on a peninsula' from their original home on islands in the Saint Lawrence River and on a peninsula

Area (sq mi):: 155.69 (land 151.39; water 4.30) Population per square mile: 1028.80
Population 2005: 155,750 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.40%; 1990-2000 -2.50% Population 2000: 157,882 (White 51.60%; Black or African American 28.30%; Hispanic or Latino 16.00%; Asian 1.60%; Other 11.80%). Foreign born: 9.50%. Median age: 32.50
Income 2000: per capita $16,005; median household $33,784; Population below poverty level: 16.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $19,775-$21,534
Unemployment (2004): 9.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.00% Median travel time to work: 21.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.10%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Kansas City County seat (145,004)

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