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known as "America's Heartland", Kansas was first inhabited
by the Kansa Indian tribe and later settled by American pioneers.
the Civil War, waves of immigrants entered the state turning
the Kansas prairie into rich and fertile farmland. Today,
Kansas remains an economic powerhouse in agriculture and leads
the nation in wheat and sunflower production.
With cost of living hovering around 20% lower than the national average,
Kansas boasts major US employers including Raytheon, Spirit AeroSystems and
Cessna, all located in Wichita. Other
major industries include oil & gas production (the state
ranks 8th in U.S. natural gas production) with oil wells famously
dotting the flat Kansas landscape.
Kansas quality-of-life statistics
Major cities: Topeka (capital), Wichita, Kansas City, Manhattan
Population : 2,764,075
White : 89.4%
Black, African American : 5.9%
Hispanic : 8.3%
High school graduates : 86%
Bachelor's degree or higher : 25.8%
Average household income: $41,664
of Living: Kansas's cost of living is 21.35% lower than
the U.S. average.
Personal income taxes: Kansas has three state income tax rates: 3.5 percent, 6.25 percent and 6.45 percent. The state sales tax in Kansas is 6.3%. Various cities and counties in Kansas have an additional local sales tax.
& Real Estate Overview : also see Zillow
- Kansas Real Estate
Home ownership rate : 69.2%
Average home price: $130,100
Average travel time to work : 19 minutes
: Recently making headlines regarding the status of creationism and evolution in the Kansas public school system, the state has sparked a great deal of legal and religious debate nationally on the subject. Also see Kansas
State Department of Education
: Like most of the Midwest, Kansas is traditionally
prone to tornadoes in the spring and summer when weather
conditions can be stormy and unpredictable. Winters are
cold in the northwest and generally cool to mild in the
: see Kansas Bureau of Investigation Crime Statistics
see -> Kansas Taxes | Kansas
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about moving to Kansas around the Web:
Best Places - Kansas - Find cost of living, demographics, crime data, housing and
related facts for hundreds of towns & cities throughout
Chamber of Commerce - Move to Wichita - One-stop browsing
for information on metro Wichita communities, online real
estate search, cost of living data, health care and childcare
resources, retirement guide, transportation services, houses
of worship, related video presentation.
Why Topeka - Check out information on quality of life, jobs &
employment, cost of living, demographics, taxes, major employers,
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