Kansas City, Kansas
"KCK" stands for Kansas City, Missouri, and it is the third-largest city in the United States, state of Kansas and the county seat of Wyandotte County. It is also the third-largest city in the Kansas City metropolitan region. According to the most recent census, the city has a population of 156,607. Originally, the city was established as a streetcar suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, after which it was given its name. Located at Kaw Point, the confluence of the Missouri and Kansas Rivers, it is a popular tourist destination. It is a component of the "Unified Government," which is a merged city-county government that serves the whole region. Besides the separate communities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville, Wyandotte County contains a section of Lake Quivira, as well as a large unorganised region known as Loring.
The incorporation of "old" Kansas City, Kansas, took place in October 1872. After being ordered to take place by Judge Hiram Stevens of the Tenth Judicial District on October 22 of that year, the first municipal election took place on that day and resulted in the election of Mayor James Boyle. Following the city's incorporation, James Boyle, C. A. Eidemiller, A. S. Orbison, Eli Teed, and Samuel McConnell served as mayors of the city, respectively. Mayor McConnell was there when the Governor of Kansas, John St. John, designated Kansas City a city of the second class in June 1880, in the presence of Mayor St. John.
In March 1886, the city of "new" Kansas City, Kansas, was founded as a result of the union of five municipalities: "old" Kansas City, Armstrong, Armourdale, Riverview, and Wyandotte (then known as "old" Kansas City, Kansas). Wyandotte, the group's oldest city, was founded in 1857 by Wyandot Native Americans and Methodist missionaries and is the oldest city in the group.
Because of its location as a streetcar suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, the city saw rapid population expansion in the 1890s. This expansion was sustained into the 1930s. From 1890 through 1960, it was consistently ranked among the top 100 biggest cities in the United States, notably in 1920, when it had a population of more than 100,000 people for the first time in the country's history.
In the same way as the proportion of the city's most populous ethnic group, non-Hispanic whites, has fallen from 76.3 percent in 1970 to 40.2 percent in 2010, so has the percentage of the city's most populous ethnic group, Hispanics. The Unified Government of Wyandotte County was established in 1997 when voters accepted a referendum to consolidate the municipal and county administrations into an one entity.