Kansas City is Missouri’s second largest city, having a combined metropolitan population that straddles two states, Missouri and Kansas, of 2,199,544 people. The current median household income for Kansas City is $73,900. Kansas City is unique in that most of the city is in Missouri, but the city is shared across the Kansas and Missouri Rivers with the state of Kansas. It’s not unusual for people in Kansas City to live in one state and work in the other. Kansas City is well known for its extraordinary barbecued meats. You will find a barbecue eatery in the most unlikely places, including gas stations. Kansas City offers one of the largest public farmers markets in the country, aptly named, “City Market.” Here shoppers can buy produce, specialty foods, fresh meats, and seafoods directly from over 30 merchants representing local growers, fisherman, and ranchers – as well as all kinds of household items, gifts and other treats from small businesses and restaurants. The greater Kansas City metro area is home or host to some major employers, including AMC Theaters, Hostess Brands, Merck Health Institutions, Garmin, H&R Block, American Century Investments, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Hallmark Cards, Waddell & Reed, Russell Stover Candies, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank and many others!