Edwardsville, Kansas

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Edwardsville is a city in Wyandotte County, Kansas, United States and is part of the "Unified Government" which also contains Kansas City, Kansas, most of Bonner Springs, and roughly half of Lake Quivira. The city is a satellite city of Kansas City, Missouri. The population was 4,146 at the 2000 census.

The city is within close proximity to the Kansas Speedway which hosts a number of races every year including NASCAR and IndyCar series races.

The city has recently passed a resolution to have an Amtrak station along the proposed Heartland Flyer extended route. This route would extend from Oklahoma City to Kansas City Missouri. Edwardsville would be the first stop west of Kansas City Missouri.

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Geography

Edwardsville is located at 39°03′48″N 94°48′52″W / 39.063428°N 94.814347°W / 39.063428; -94.814347 (39.063428, -94.814347).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.2 square miles (23.9 km2), of which, 9.0 square miles (23.3 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.6 km2) of it (2.71%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 4,146 people, 1,568 households, and 1,091 families residing in the city. The population density was 461.1 people per square mile (178.1/km2). There were 1,651 housing units at an average density of 183.6/sq mi (70.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 90.33% White, 4.94% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 1.76% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.78% of the population.

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