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Kansas City is a large, prosperous, self-sufficient and culturally rich city located astride the Missouri River. The downtown area and most of the population are on the older Missouri side, filled with shaded neighborhoods and mixed development. For the past 20 years the big growth has been on the Kansas side to the southwest in suburbs like Overland Park, Lenexa, and Shawnee.


  • Location: Missouri-Kansas border, on the Missouri River
  • Country: United States
  • State: Missouri
  • County: Bates County
  • Metro Area: No Metro Area

Quick Facts About Bates

    The unemployment rate in Bates County is 6.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Bates County jobs have Decreased by 0.32 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Bates County's cost of living is 11.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Bates County's population is 17,003 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 2.10 percent.
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Bates County is $104,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 6.00 percent.
    Bates County public schools spend $9,221 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 11.5 students per teacher in Bates County.

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