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James a Fussell
Brookings Institution ...
19th in Population, First in. ..
Full page ad for Kansas City, expounding upon its national rankings, mainly dealing with grain production.
March 22, 2008
Graphics and statistics reflecting what happens in Kansas City between 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in 2008. It was based on an article, "The Busiest Hour on Earth" that ran in New York's "World Magazine" in 1906....
A Statistical Look at Twentieth-Century Misssouri
October 1, 2004
Article compares Missouri in 1900 and 2000 through statistics.
Ask the Marshall
Question and answer column including a statistical summary of casualties incurred during the ''Indian Wars'' in the western United States. The author writes that in 1,240 post-Civil War engagements, 2,125...
Auto Thefts Status Quo
January 7, 2004
Article discusses auto theft in the metro area. It states that "in 2003, only 2,781 auto thefts were reported in Kansas City. In Historic Northeast, however, the number of car thefts remained the same:...
Average '07 Hourly Pay in Area Hit $20.15
June 18, 2008
National Compensation Survey data revealed that employees in the Kansas City area earned an average of $20.15 an hour in 2007. In 2004, the average was $18.20. Article continues to give averages for different...
Babies, Burglars & BMWs
Four pages of tables showing statistics on various demographic data in the Greater Kansas City area, comparing 1976 to 1986, with photos.
Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du Missouri
Map of Missouri with counties outlined in color. Shows towns, rivers, and mountains. French text on map gives information on climate, population, religion, transportation, commerce, and history. Map reads:...
Comparing the Schools
August 19, 2005
Full page of statistics of area schools and how they compare in the federal No Child Left Behind Act and their adequate yearly progress.
Did You Know? Facts about Kansas City
November 1, 1989
"The Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area is ranked as the 24th largest area in the United States, according to the U. S. Bureau of the Census. Between 1980 and 1988, the 10-county area, including...
Fashion for the Middle Millions
Article about "the Apparel Industry in Kansas City," made up of 81 "factories and distrubutors do[ing] an annual apparel business of between 75 and 100 million dollars," shipping to all 48 states plus...
Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Missouri
Map of Missouri with counties outlined in color. Shows towns, rivers, and mountains. Text around map gives information on climate, population, religion, transportation, commerce, and history.
Growth in the Heartland: Challenges and Opportunities for Missouri
Section of the book having to do with Kansas City specifically. Section is entitled "The Kansas City region grew solidly in the 1990s, but most of that growth flowed toward the metropolitan edge." Includes...
Homelessness Receives more Attention Locally and Nationally
Describes the plight of the homeless in Kansas City and Missouri; includes statistics.
Immigration and the Growth of Three Italian Colonies
May 31, 1905
Chapter of book contains statistics on numbers and percentages of Italian immigrants, households by ward, etc. in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Kansas City.
Immigration Law Meets Reality
April 19, 2006
Article cites several statistics concerning immigrants in the Kansas City area, primarily Latinos. The estimates are from El Centro, Inc., based in Kansas City, Kansas. They estimate the number of Latinos...
Jackson County Has Abundant Resources for Progress: And They All Add Up to a Healthy Business Climate
File containing an article with illustrations and information on the positive attributes (central location, transportation facilities, "health and research," agricultural and labor markets, etc.) of Jackson...
Johnson County by the Numbers
February 14, 2005
Short piece that contains statistical information released by the County Economic Research Institute Inc. of Overland Park. Johnson County is the state's largest source of tax revenue. In 2001, the county...
Kansas City and Its Neighborhoods: Facts and Figures
Book filled with maps, tables, charts, and other illustrations and explanation of population statistics from the 1930s to early 1940s of Kansas City in its various neighborhoods, divided largely by census...
Kansas City Missouri Public Schools Statistics
Photos, tables, and other statistical information on the various public schools of the Greater Kansas City area.
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