Kansas City, Kansas
Walker, It's all over" about a young woman from Garden City who moves to New York City to become a big-city secretary and quickly becomes disenchanted. Religion statistics for Kansas City city based on Jackson County data. Jeff Longwell Wichita Carl R. The first fall freeze typically occurs by the second week of October, and the last spring freeze occurs by the last week of April.
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The average window for freezing temperatures is October 31 to April 4, while for measurable 0. Precipitation, both in frequency and total accumulation, shows a marked uptick in late spring and summer. Kansas City is situated on the edge of the " Tornado Alley ", a broad region where cold air from the Rocky Mountains in Canada collides with warm air from the Gulf of Mexico , leading to the formation of powerful storms especially during the spring. A few areas of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area have had some severe outbreaks of tornadoes at different points in the past, including the Ruskin Heights tornado in ,  and the May tornado outbreak sequence.
The region can also fall victim to the sporadic ice storm during the winter months, such as the ice storm during which hundreds of thousands lost power for days and in some cases weeks. According to the census, there were , people, 53, households, and 35, families residing in the city.
The population density was 1, There were 61, housing units at an average density of The gender makeup of the city was There were 53, households of which The average household size was 2. The sharp rise in the number of workers resulted in Wyandotte County ranking 19th in the nation and 1st in the Kansas City metropolitan area for job growth as of September 28, The largest employer is the University of Kansas Hospital. The adjoining University of Kansas Medical Center , including the schools of medicine, nursing, and allied health, is also among the city's largest employers with a student population of about 3, Village West is a business and entertainment district located at the intersection of Interstates 70 and Schlitterbahn Vacation Village , a acre 1.
Kansas City was ranked in as the 7 best city in the U. On March 30, , Google announced that Kansas City had been selected as the site of an experimental fiber-optic network that it would build at no cost to the city.
Kansas City was chosen from a field of 1, U. The network became operational in According to the City's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,  the largest employers in the city are:.
Kansas City, Kansas, has a consolidated city-county government in which the city and county have been merged into one jurisdiction. As such, it is simultaneously a city, which is a municipal corporation; and a county, which is an administrative division of a state.
The Kansas Legislature passed enabling legislation in and voters approved the consolidation proposal the same year. By , the department had begun taking photographs and fingerprints of all the felons its officers had arrested. The department has 18 fire stations in the city, and covers an area of approximately square miles. The fire department has four public service programs: Of the statistics available in based on data collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI as part of its Uniform Crime Reporting Program, which represent from arrests made by State and local law enforcement agencies as reported to the FBI, there were a total of incidents.
River transportation was important to early Kansas City, Kansas, as its location at the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers afforded easy access to trade. A portion of I was the first project in the United States completed under the provisions of the new Federal-Aid Highway Act of though not the first constructed or to begin construction. The venue, which has a permanent stage, is used for public assemblies, concerts and sporting events. In , John G. Wyandotte High School is a notable public school building located at Minnesota Avenue.
Built in as a Works Progress Administration project, the school was later designated as a Historical Landmark by the city in and placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, In , the Wyandotte County Museum and Historical Society was established as a permanent repository of the county's history.
Kansas City, Kansas, is part of a bi-state media market that comprises 32 counties in northeastern Kansas and northwestern Missouri. The Kansas City media market ranked 32nd by Arbitron  and 31st by Nielsen  includes 10 television stations, and 30 FM and 21 AM radio stations.
Due to its close proximity to the Topeka media market, most of the television and radio stations from that city are receivable over-the-air in portions of the Kansas City, Kansas, area. Kansas City, Kansas is served by the Kansan , a daily newspaper which ceased its print publication and became an online-only paper in The team originally planned to move to Trails Stadium , a planned stadium facility in Kansas City, Missouri, in , but the project was scuttled in The developer of the planned venue moved the project to the Village West area, near CommunityAmerica Ballpark, and received the needed approvals in January The team played their first season in nearby Overland Park.
The T-Bones were previously members of the Northern League which was not affiliated with Major League Baseball , until it dissolved following the season. The track held its first race on June 2, , when the Winston West series contested the Kansas From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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List of tornadoes and tornado outbreaks , List of tornadoes striking downtown areas , and United States heat wave. Media in Kansas City, Missouri. List of people from Kansas City, Kansas. For more information see ThreadEx. United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on January 24, Retrieved June 9, Archived from the original on July 21, Retrieved March 6, The first fall freeze typically occurs by the second week of October, and the last spring freeze occurs by the last week of April.
On the days of April 30—May 1, the town was hit by a late spring snowstorm which caused power outages and damaged almost every tree in town. Many tree limbs and some trees were downed because of it and the Women's Clinic had its roof collapse in to the building, ultimately leading to its demolition in As of the census ,  there were 26, people, 9, households, and 6, families residing in the city.
The population density was 3, There were 9, housing units at an average density of 1, The racial makeup of the city was Hispanics and Latinos of any race comprised There were 9, households of which The average household size was 2.
The median age was The gender makeup of the population was That year, according to Frank Morris of National Public Radio , "some say" the residents may speak up to 40 different languages; at least 27 were spoken. Hispanics and Latinos, including immigrants, came to Garden City beginning in the s due to the establishment of meatpacking plants and partially due to plant management deliberately recruiting them.
Many educational institutions for adults were teaching Hispanic immigrants after they had asked for amnesty for having illegally immigrated. Garden City Catholics sponsored an initial group of Vietnamese immigrants that year. More Vietnamese came in the s during a wave of immigration, and Lao people also came with them. Benson of Kansas State University stated that perhaps about half had originated from Wichita since they had lost work during industry layoffs there.
The second group of Vietnamese were less educated than the first, and they were more likely to be Buddhist as opposed to being Christian. By the late s many Mexican immigrants replaced Vietnamese immigrants who had moved away from Garden City and stopped doing meatpacking work since they had made sufficient money. The economy of Garden City is driven largely by agriculture. There are several feedlots and grain elevators located in and around the city. Additionally, an ethanol plant, Bonanza Bioenergy was built in by Conestoga Energy Partners which uses As of , The composition, by occupation, of the employed civilian labor force was: The three industries employing the largest percentages of the working civilian labor force were: The cost of living in Garden City is relatively low; compared to a U.
Garden City is a city of the first class with a commission-manager form of government. It meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month. The commission sets goals and policy for the city, approves the city budget, and directs the city manager.
Annually, the commission selects one member to serve as mayor who then presides over commission meetings. As the county seat , Garden City is the administrative center of Finney County. The county courthouse is downtown, and all departments of the county government base their operations in the city.
Garden City lies within Kansas's 1st U. For the purposes of representation in the Kansas Legislature , the city is located in the 39th district of the Kansas Senate and the nd and rd districts of the Kansas House of Representatives. Garden City Public Schools operates the public schools. Garden City High School is the local high school. Route , both east-west highways, meet U.
Route 83 , a north-south highway, in the southeast part of the city. Northwest of the city, U. South of the city, a U. Downtown, it intersects the U. Garden City is also the western terminus of K which enters the city from the northeast. Finney County Transit operates CityLink, a public transport bus service with four routes in the city, as well as a minibus paratransit service.
Three rail lines serve Garden City: Garden City is served by St. The Garden City Telegram is the local newspaper, published six days a week. Garden City Arts is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching lives and encouraging creativity through the arts. Its gallery offers 10 to 12 exhibits per year along with internships and educational programming . In recent years an annual music festival called the Hillside Sessions  has taken place at an historic structure which over the decades has been a barn, an industrial atelier and a dance hall.
Originally hand-dug in , a bathhouse was added by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression , and local farmers used horse-drawn soil-scrapers to later enlarge the pool. The pool hosts meter Olympic swimming lanes, three water slides, and a children's pool with zero-entry depth. The pool employs a minimum of 14 lifeguards, two slide assistants, three admission clerks, two concession workers and a pool manager on duty each day.
Advertised for years as "The World's Largest, Free, Outdoor, Municipal, Concrete Swimming Pool", the pool has been known to count up to 2, patrons during the summer months. In order to finance improvements made in recent years, an admission fee is now charged. Located inside acre 0. Walking tours are free to the public; there is a charge for driving into the zoo.
The Windsor Hotel, built downtown in by John A. Stevens, was known as the "Waldorf of the Prairies" because of its lavish quarters. Walker, It's all over" about a young woman from Garden City who moves to New York City to become a big-city secretary and quickly becomes disenchanted. Garden City has two sister cities , as designated by Sister Cities International:. Community Congregational Church in Garden City. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Garden City. This article incorporates text from Conquest of Southwest Kansas , by Leola Howard Blanchard, a publication from now in the public domain in the United States.
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