North Kansas City, Missouri

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North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,714 as of the 2000 census but a large business/industrial base swells the daytime population by thousands more. Originally a northern suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, it is now almost completely surrounded by Kansas City, Missouri which has annexed far north of North Kansas City's northernmost border. North Kansas City also adjoins the small municipality of Avondale, Missouri.

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Geography

North Kansas City is located at 39°8′20″N 94°34′14″W / 39.13889°N 94.57056°W / 39.13889; -94.57056 (39.139007, -94.570518)[3]. North Kansas City is an independent municipality that is a part of the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12.0 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.3 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.7 km²) of it (5.82%) is water. Major highways connecting North Kansas City with the surrounding area are I-35 and I-29, Route 283 (North Oak Trafficway), Route 9 (Burlington Street), Route 269 (Chouteau Trafficway), and Missouri Route 210. U.S. Route 169 (Broadway Extension) at no point enters North Kansas City.

Five public access bridges connect North Kansas City with the portion of Kansas City, Missouri south of the Missouri River. They are the Broadway Bridge on US 169, Heart of America Bridge on Route 9, Paseo Bridge and New Paseo Bridge on I-35, and the Chouteau Bridge on Route 269. A sixth bridge, the ASB Bridge, positioned next to the Heart of America Bridge, originally carried public and rail traffic but is now only a rail bridge.

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