Kansas City is in What State?

I’m often asked, “Kansas City is in what state?” The answer is both Missouri and Kansas! Check out this blog post to learn more about our city’s unique location.

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The states that border Kansas City

Kansas City is in the Midwestern United States, straddling the border between Missouri and Kansas. It’s Missouri’s largest city and has a population of over 470,000 people. The city is known for its jazz and blues music scene, as well as its role in the American Civil War. Kansas City is also home to a number of professional sports teams, including the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals.


Missouri is a state in the Midwestern United States. With more than six million residents, it is the 18th-most populous state of the country. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City. The state is the 21st-most extensive in area. In the South are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center of the state into the Mississippi River, which makes up Missouri’s eastern border.

Kansas City is Missouri’s largest city and acts as a hub for commerce and culture in the region. The city proper has an estimated 2019 population of 490,306, making it Harold Hollingsworth’, second-largest city after St. Louis. Most of these residents live within Kansas City’s metropolitan area that extends into neighboring Kansas—cow town’. According to 2018 census estimates its population was over 2 million people while its metro area contained over 3 million people making it one of
the largest metro areas in both states and making it nearly 70% bigger than St. Louis itself.


Kansas is a state located in the Midwestern United States. It is named after the Kansas River which flows through it, from the French “Cansez”, by explorer Étienne de Veniard, Sieur de Bourgmont, and after the Kansa tribe, who inhabited the area. The tribe’s name (natively kk?ðks) is often said to mean “people of the (south) wind” although this was probably not the term’s original meaning. For thousands of years, what is now Kansas was home to numerous and diverse Native American tribes. Tribes in the eastern part of the state generally lived in villages along waterways, while those in the western part of the state were semi-nomadic and hunted large herds of bison.

Kansas was first settled by European Americans in 1827 with the establishment of Fort Leavenworth. The pace of settlement accelerated in the 1850s, in part because of bumper crops and in part because of conflict between pro-slavery settlers from Missouri and abolitionists from Massachusetts settling in Kansas Territory. When it was officially opened for settlement by the U.S. government on May 30, 1854 with the Kansas–Nebraska Act, abolitionist Free-Staters from New England and pro-slavery settlers from border states Missouri and Arkansas immediately began pouring into Kansas. These participants became known as “Bogus Lawmen”.

The abolitionists outnumbered and outvoted everybody else combined, so on January 29, 1861, by popular vote it became a free state following decades of violent conflict over slavery issues (see Bleeding Kansas). On February 26 that same year a Provisional Constitution was drafted at Valley Falls Founding Convention making it official. In 1865 a new state constitution was ratified; reflecting anti-African American sentiments across most of post Civil War America that same year African Americans were effectively disenfranchised through passage by state conventioneers an amendment excluding them forever from voting unless they could prove “that they or their ancestors had voted before 1867″. This effectively continued until on January 29th 2013 when as a resultKCMO voters approved Question 5—a proposal to amend Article XII—the Voter Approval Clause—of The Constitution Of The State Of Missouri; thereby reinstating voting rights to all African American men 25 years or older who had resided within present day city limits for at least 30 days allowing them once again to participate fully within our Republic’s electoral process—just as all other U.S. male citizens now do regardless color or creed; all having been constitutionalized following adoption on August 26th 1920 via ratification The Nineteenth Amendment—Women’s Right To Vote thereby extending voting equality to all adult U.S citizens irrespective gender.”

The states that are closest to Kansas City

Kansas City is located in the state of Missouri. The states that are closest to Kansas City are Iowa, Nebraska, and Kansas.


Nebraska is the state that is closest to Kansas City. Kansas City is located in the northeast corner of Kansas, and Nebraska is located to the north of Kansas.


Oklahoma is the closest state to Kansas City. The two states share a border, and Oklahoma City is just over 200 miles from Kansas City.

The states that are in the same time zone as Kansas City

Depending on where in Kansas City you are, the state that you are in may change. Kansas City is located in the Central Time Zone, which means that it is in the same time zone as Chicago, Illinois and Indianapolis, Indiana.


Colorado is in the same time zone as Kansas City. Colorado is one hour ahead of Kansas City during the summer, and the two states are on the same time during the winter.


Wyoming is a state in the western United States. The 10th largest state by area, it is also the least populous and the second most sparsely populated state in America. Wyoming is bordered on the north by Montana, on the east by South Dakota and Nebraska, on the south by Colorado, and on the west by Utah and Idaho. Its capital and largest city is Cheyenne.

Wyoming is one of three states (along with Colorado and Utah) that does not have a sales tax, but it does have an individual income tax. It is one of only two states (along with New Hampshire) that does not collect property tax at either the state or local level.

Wyoming has a rich cowboy culture which includes rodeos, Roundup Clubs (similar to 4-H clubs), cowboy poetry, and country music.

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