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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Alzheimer's Care facilities. Together, we’ll find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we’ll provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 48 Alzheimer's Care facilities in MO and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.


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Senior housing types near Kansas City, MO

  • Senior Star at Wexford Place

    Senior Star at Wexford Place

    6500 North Cosby Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64151
    (75)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Wexford Place! Wexford Place is an independent living, assisted living, and state-of-the-art memory support community located in the heart of "The Northland" in Kansas City, Miissouri. It's a community filled with friendship and lots of ways to enjoy a life full of purpose...

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  • Kingswood Senior Living

    Kingswood Senior Living

    10000 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
    (3)
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    Kingswood is where you can live the life you love. Here you have maintenance-free living, great friends and neighbors, and a full continuum of care should you ever need it. All in the heart of Kansas City, and all at a great value. The Courtyards at Kingswood are designed for those who need...

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  • The Gardens at Barry Road

    The Gardens at Barry Road

    8300 NW Barry Road, Kansas City, MO 64153
    (19)
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    The Gardens at Barry Road supports seniors and gives them the help they need to maintain their independence through our assisted living and memory care options. We understand the important decisions that you face when transitioning to a retirement community and we want to help you every step of the...

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  • Addington Place of Shoal Creek

    Addington Place of Shoal Creek

    9601 N Tullis Dr, Kansas City, MO 64157
    (34)
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    Welcome to Addington Place of Shoal's Creek! A beautiful community of warmth decorated with fine furnishings, stunning artwork and more often than not the scent of something delicious baking in the kitchen. A place where independence thrives but help is just a call away. Addington Place of Shoal's...

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  • Anthology at the Plaza

    2 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64112
    (1)
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    ANTHOLOGY OF THE PLAZA Virtue Memory Care is a solution for older adults living with memory loss, including Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. We also understand dementia doesn’t just affect yourloved one; it impacts your whole family. At Anthology Senior Living, we’re here to help you and...

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  • Benton House of Tiffany Springs

    5901 NW 88th Street, Kansas City, MO 64154
    (30)
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    Benton House of Tiffany Springs is coming soon into the area! Our beautiful senior living community will host a Grand Opening in early 2015 and we are a community where independence thrives but help is just a call away. Residents will enjoy a customized social calendar that includes exercise...

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  • Anthology at Burlington Creek

    Anthology at Burlington Creek

    6311 N Cosby Ave, Kansas City, MO 64151
    (9)
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  • The Oxford Grand at Shoal Creek

    The Oxford Grand at Shoal Creek

    8280 N. Tullis Ave, Kansas City, MO 64158
    (4)
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  • Benton House of Staley Hills

    Benton House of Staley Hills

    11071 N Woodland Ave, Kansas City, MO 64155
    (4)
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  • St. Anthony's Senior Living (Opening Early 2020)

    1010 E 68th St, Kansas City, MO 64131
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  • Redwood Of Blue River

    10425 Chestnut Dr, Kansas City, MO 64137
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  • Bickford at Mission Springs

    Bickford at Mission Springs

    5350 W. 61st Place, Mission, KS 66205
    (28)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village

    Brighton Gardens of Prairie Village

    7105 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208
    (26)
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    Brighton Gardens provides assisted living in an apartment-style setting that offers the simple pleasures - nutritious food, comfortable surroundings, and the support of a warm, caring and competent staff. Our Healthcare neighborhood emphasizes resident care and dignity in private or shared...

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  • Morningside Place Memory Care

    Morningside Place Memory Care

    6921 W 81st Street, Overland Park, KS 66204
    (38)
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    Morningside Place, an Anthem Memory Care Community is an assisted living conveniently located in the beautiful, upscale city of Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas. With easy access to four major Interstate highways and a less than forty minute drive from Kansas City International Airport,...

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  • Brookdale Shawnee

    Brookdale Shawnee

    11400 West 65th Street, Shawnee, KS 66203
    (29)
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    Safety For Them, Peace of Mind For You We understand how difficult it can be to transition your loved one’s care to someone else. That’s why we go above and cultivate a warm and welcoming memory care environment that fosters a sense of purpose and belonging without sacrificing quality care and...

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  • Our Home Senior Care

    Our Home Senior Care

    5745 Rosehill Rd, Shawnee, KS 66216
    (2)
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    Privately owned and operated Home Plus Assisted Living and Memory Care in the Shawnee area of Johnson County. We are a smaller community compared to others, but our biggest feature is our community provides the one on one direct personal support, while receiving quality care. Whether it is a long...

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  • Glenwood Village of Overland Park

    Glenwood Village of Overland Park

    9201 Foster St, Overland Park, KS 66212
    (41)
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    Glenwood Village of Overland Park provides assisted living and memory care services to seniors in the Overland Park, Kansas area. The city of Overland Park has excellent healthcare and recreational options, making it an ideal place for retirement. Our spacious apartments come with all of the...

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  • Park Meadows Senior Living

    5901 W. 107th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207
    (79)
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    A WONDERFUL PLACE TO CALL HOME NOW OPEN! Welcome to Park Meadows Senior Living, a new concept in senior living in Overland Park, Kansas. The Community is centrally located to make living at Park Meadows convenient and worry-free, with nearby shopping, restaurants, hospitals, medical centers and...

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  • Bickford of Overland Park

    Bickford of Overland Park

    10665 Barkley Street, Overland Park, KS 66212
    (44)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Sunrise of Leawood

    Sunrise of Leawood

    11661 Granada, Leawood, KS 66211
    (40)
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    Sunrise of Leawood is an assisted living community in Leawood, Johnson County, Kansas that specializes in long and short-term memory care stays. The community is conveniently located in an affluent suburb, that's south of I-435 in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. Leawood is nestled between...

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  • Sunrise of Lenexa

    Sunrise of Lenexa

    15055 West 87th Street Parkway, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (42)
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    Step into a Sunrise Assisted Living community and you can't help but feel at home. We stop at nothing to make your experience warm and inviting, from our homelike exterior architecture, to our comfortable community areas and choice of suites to our exceptional outdoor gardens and landscaping. Look...

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  • Silvercrest College View

    Silvercrest College View

    13600 W 110th Terrace, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (6)
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    Silvercrest at College View is an exciting new concept in Senior Community Living with lots of variety and amenities to choose from. Our unique and beautiful brand new buildings are contemporary and do not look like the traditional retirement or Assisted Living community. Large spacious floor to...

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  • Brookdale Overland Park

    Brookdale Overland Park

    12000 Lamar Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66209
    (29)
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    Comforts of Home, Conveniences of Community If you want to exchange the burdens of everyday life for a senior living experience rich in wonderful friendships, quality care and luxury amenities, look no further. Nestled on a quiet campus with beautiful landscaping and fragrant flowers, our continuum...

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  • Brookdale College Square

    Brookdale College Square

    11000 Oakmont Street, Overland Park, KS 66210
    (27)
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    A Warm and Welcoming Community We know how difficult it is to care for a loved one dealing with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. We also understand how challenging it can feel to transition their care to someone else. But after you visit our memory care community in Overland Park, Kansas, we...

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  • Brookdale Leawood State Line

    Brookdale Leawood State Line

    12724 State Line Road, Leawood, KS 66209
    (18)
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    An Elevated Lifestyle You can rest easy knowing your loved one is in good hands here at our memory care community in Leawood, Kansas. With a dedicated care team available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, personalized care plans designed to meet your family member’s specific needs and a warm and...

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  • Willow Creek

    Willow Creek

    3101 SW 3rd St, Lee's Summit, MO 64081
    (8)
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    At Autumn Leaves we have 6 distinctive differentiators that set us a part from other providers. 1.Strong Operational and Clinical Team. Our Director of Healthcare provides 7 day per week clinical support to our staff and residents. Our Executive Director has been serving older adults their entire...

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  • John Knox Village

    John Knox Village

    1001 Northwest Murray Road, Lee's Summit, MO 64081
    (34)
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    Since it was established a little more than 40 years ago, John Knox Village has been the leading continuing care retirement community in the Midwest. Situated on a 420-acre campus in Lee's Summit, Mo., the Village is now home to more than 1,800 residents who enjoy a wide array of residential and...

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  • The Heritage of Overland Park

    The Heritage of Overland Park

    10101 West 127th Street, Overland Park, KS 66213
    (8)
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    Thank you for your interest in The Heritage of Overland Park! Based on a foundation of customer service, associate satisfaction, and community, The Heritage is proving to be the premier provider of Alzheimer's and memory care services in the metro Kansas City/Johnson County area. Our mission is to...

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  • Stratford Commons

    12340 Quivera Road, Overland Park, KS 66213
    (23)
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    Stratford Commons is a family owned and operated business.  We are proud to offer a wide variety of services to make your life worry-free.  Our on site licensed nursing staff is on duty 24 hours a day to help meet your care needs, including assistance with medication, bathing and...

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  • Sunrise of Overland Park

    Sunrise of Overland Park

    12500 West 135th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221
    (35)
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    Whether you're a resident or visiting a loved one, you will feel like you are truly at home when you walk into the assisted living community here at Sunrise of Overland in Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas. From the moment you arrive, you will experience home-like architecture, comfortable...

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  • Homestead of Olathe Memory Care

    Homestead of Olathe Memory Care

    791 North Somerset Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062
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    Homestead Assisted Living offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that allows residents to relax and enjoy every day. We strive to provide all the amenities of home to make them feel comfortable. Whatever residents like to do, they’ll be among friends who share common interests and needs. Residents...

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  • The Parkway Senior Living

    The Parkway Senior Living

    550 NE Napoleon Dr, Blue Springs, MO 64014
    (39)
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    Opened in 2015 - The Parkway Senior Living Community is the first continuing care community in the Blue Springs, Missouri area. The Parkway is designed for the convenience and satisfaction of residents. All services and amenities are provided with attentiveness and professionalism to ensure...

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  • Travanse Living at Olathe

    Travanse Living at Olathe

    101 W 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66061
    (16)
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    No matter where you are in life’s journey, home is meant to be a place of comfort and enjoyment. At Travanse Living™ at Olathe, our neighborhoods offer you or your loved ones a beautiful blend of privacy, safety, security and community to create a warm and familiar environment. Our community offers...

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  • Benton House of Raymore

    Benton House of Raymore

    2100 Johnston Drive, Raymore, MO 64083
    (7)
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    Benton House of Raymore provides seniors with assisted living in Raymore, Cass County, Missouri. Those who choose to make this community their home will find that it offers much surrounding natural beauty, and that the location possesses a private feel. Benton House of Raymore offers a caring staff...

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  • Addington Place of Prairie Village

    2700 Somerset Dr, Prairie Village, KS 66206
    (35)
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    Beautiful Addington Place of Prairie Village is located in Prairie Village, Kansas and can be a wonderful resting home for your elderly parent. We truly understand how difficult it can be for you to find the right spot for your parent to live if they can no longer live on their own. When choosing...

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  • The Village at Carroll Park

    5301 Harry Truman Drive, Grandview, MO 64030
    (9)
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    Here at the Village at Carroll Park in Grandview, MO we assist seniors with daily needs and task. We have activities to keep them engaged, healthy, moving and social. We try to make sure they continue to have well rounded lives just as they did before coming here. We provide meals for all of our...

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  • Benton House of Blue Springs

    1701 NW Jefferson Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015
    (18)
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    Benton House of Blue Springs is an assisted living community located in the scenic city of Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri. Our diverse community is located in the center of this beautiful city, and offers many attractions for our seniors and their visiting family members. Benton House of...

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  • Addington Place of Lee's Summit

    2160 SE Blue Pkwy, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
    (34)
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    Welcome to Addington Place of Lee's Summit! A beautiful community of warmth decorated with fine furnishings, stunning artwork and more often than not the scent of something delicious baking in the kitchen. A place where independence thrives but help is just a call away. Addington Place of Lee's...

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  • Carnegie Village

    107 Bernard Drive, Belton, MO 64012
    (33)
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    The Carnegie Village is an assisted living community for senior residents in the city of Belton, Cass County, Missouri. Belton is an urban city though it is proximal to the Kansas farm lands. This is a clean city and the many parks around make it ideal for picnics and other outdoor activities for...

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  • The Sheridan at Overland Park

    The Sheridan at Overland Park

    10300 Indian Creek Pkwy, Overland Park, KS 66210
    (6)
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  • Benton House of Lenexa

    Benton House of Lenexa

    22000 Prairie Star Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66220
    (3)
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  • Autumn Leaves of Overland Park

    Autumn Leaves of Overland Park

    12701 Pflumm Road, Overland Park, KS 66213
    (2)
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  • Leawood Gardens

    Leawood Gardens

    5201 W. 143rd Street, Leawood, KS 66224
    (4)
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  • Benton House of Olathe NOW OPEN

    Benton House of Olathe NOW OPEN

    15700 W 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062
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  • Oak Pointe of Kearney

    Oak Pointe of Kearney

    200 Meadowbrook Drive, Kearney, MO 64060
    (7)
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  • Golden Oaks Home

    11701 West 60th Place, Shawnee, KS 66203
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  • Homestead of Overland Park

    11701 Nieman Rd, Overland Park, KS 66210
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  • Cedarhurst of Blue Springs

    20551 E Trinity Place, Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Kansas City, Missouri

Memory Care

Memory care facilities operate in accordance with a memory-care specific living curriculum. This type of facility provides expert support in a location specially constructed with a variety of security features. Organized activities are delivered by caregivers trained explicitly on caring for people with memory deficiencies. Seniors live in shared apartments or single rooms. Residents in memory care require assistance with grooming, dressing, and medications. The annual median cost for a private room is around $68,255 and the cost for a semi-private room is around $60,736 . Missouri has a number of stipulations associated with this type of facility. The The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Division of Regulation and Licensure, and Section for Long-Term Care Regulation certifies this facility type.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, especially those with chronic illnesses or those who are in need of long-term care, proximity to medical facilities could be a significant factor while deciding which community is best. The top hospitals that service Kansas City include University Of Kansas Hospital and Providence Medical Center. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Kansas City which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

Cost of Living

The overall cost of living is a motivating factor when determining what care choice works best. Kansas City has a grocery price index of around 92.9 and a cost of living index of around 85.5. Index ratings are based on a system where 100 is the average and anything lower than 100 is considered cheaper than the average amount. Kansas City has a sales tax of 6.50%.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

Weather and climate is a big influence in choosing which city is right for your loved one. On average, Kansas City has a humidity level of around 59%. The average humidity levels are highest in the month of December at about 65%. Kansas City has a humid subtropical type of climate. The average air quality index rating in Kansas City is around 51.6. The average air quality conditions are rated as moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. The air quality index score reaches its highest in the month of December at approximately 74.7. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Monthly, Kansas City measures around 3 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation usually happens in June with an average of 6 inches during the month. In terms of snow fall Kansas City gets an average of 16.00 inches of snow. During the summer, Kansas City is around 80°F. The summer high is at around 91°F during the month of July. The low summer temperature is about 68°F in the month of June. During winter months, the average temp in Kansas City sinks to roughly 35°F. The highest winter temperature gets to roughly 47°F during the month of February. The low winter temperature is around 23 °F in the month of January.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total population of Kansas City, 13.3% do not have health insurance, 68.4% participate in the labor force, 17.3% live in poverty, and 5.5% consider themselves widows. In terms of crime, Kansas City has 9.1 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 32.6 property crimes per 1000 residents. The current population of Kansas City is growing at a rate of 0.000%. Kansas City has a population density of 599 people per square mile. In Kansas City, 7.2% of the citizens are veterans. Kansas City is considered neutral to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Kansas City 16.1% practice Catholicism, 13.3% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 10.0% are Baptists. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Kansas City, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.1% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.4% practice Islam. In Kansas City, 50.3% are nonbelievers. Of the population of Kansas City 33.5% have a college degree, 26.0% have a high-school diploma, and 12.6% have a graduate degree. Demographically, Kansas City is 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 3.3% mixed race, 2.8% Asian, 4.4% other or not specified, 28.7% black, 10.2% Hispanic, and 60.3% white. Out of the total city population, 48.7% are male and 51.3% are female. In Kansas City, 22.8% of the population are over the age of 55, 9.8% are over the age of 60, 5.0% are over the age of 70, and 3.2% are over the age of 80. The median age of Kansas City is 35 years old. During the last presidential election, 32.1% voted Republican, 6.7% voted for a third party candidate, and 61.2% voted Democrat in Jackson county.

State Information

An overview of Missouri

There are 128 general hospitals and 212 health centers that provide care for 6,144,344 Missouri residents. Mosaic Life Care At St Joseph, Mercy Hospital St Louis, and Mercy Hospital Springfield are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state. In terms of personal well-being, Missouri ranks 41st in healthcare and 28th in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Missouri has a cost of living index of 88.8 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 96.6 and a housing index rating of 70.6. Residents of Missouri enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 9th in the United States.

Social demographics of the state

In Missouri, 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The median age in the state is 39. Thirty-seven percent of Missouri residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state's 9,001 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-36%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-6%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Missouri there are 414 masonic lodges. In the most recent presidential election, 57% of Missouri residents voted Republican and 38% voted Democrat. In terms of diversity, Missouri ranks 35th in the nation.

State-wide weather information

The average humidity across the state is 69%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 75% in the month of December. On average, the state receives 3.63 inches of precipitation a month. The most precipitation occurs in June with an average of 6.57 inches of precipitation a month. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 76°F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 92°F during the month of July. The average low summer temperature is around 57°F in the month of June. During the winter, the average temperature in Missouri drops to around 33°F. The average high winter temperature is around 51°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 12°F during the month of January. On average, Missouri has an air quality index rating of around 37.3 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 48.7 AQI. While residents of Missouri mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Missouri can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in Missouri

The state of Missouri has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of smooth brome, kentucky bluegrass, kentucky bluegrass, and scouring rush. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the long-tailed weasel, the cougar, the mule deer, or the silver-haired bat. The state animal of Missouri is the the mule.