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Kansas City
Kansas City
Missouri
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Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 481,420 in 2016, making it the 37th largest city by population in the United States. It is the central city of the Kansas City metropolitan area, which straddles the Kansas–Missouri border. Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon after. Sitting on Missouri's western border, with Downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, the modern city encompasses some 319.03 square miles (826.3 km2), making it the 23rd largest city by total area in the United States. Most of the city lies within Jackson County, but portions spill into Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. Along with Independence, it serves as one of the two county seats for Jackson County. Major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Independence and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City. The city is composed of several neighborhoods, including the River Market District in the north, the 18th and Vine District in the east, and the Country Club Plaza in the south. Kansas City is known for its long tradition of jazz music and culture, it's also known for its cuisine (including its distinctive style of barbecue) and its craft breweries.

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No sidewalks, crime, and few senior services.
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I can't really say if it is age friendly. I know it is getting harder to find a job and most places employ very young people
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it's very friendly
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Regrettably, the Midwestern city where I reside ( Kansas City) is terribly ageist against " seniors." I am (65) years old. I am still vibrant, motivated, creative, and a viable part of my community. After being laid off of my job of (22) years four years ago, I spent (18) months struggling to become re-employed. My age and the fact that I am a person with a disability hindered my ability to get gainful employment. At this point, I've been working part-time, however, at (66), I will look for full-time jobs, as I have a Master's degree. It's quite sad to me, my city's negative perceptions of older individuals!
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Age friendly and diversity is welcome as well.

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C+

How did Missouri earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Missouri has a state sales tax of 4.23%. Of particular interest is that Missouri does have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Missouri has an effective property tax rate of 1.00%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Missouri earned its state tax grade of C+.

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