Kansas, Missouri state line migrant workers
The Kansas City Star
The Kansas City area ranked high in people living in Kansas or Missouri commuting to work in the other state.
Census data indicate that this area rates up there with commuters in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia with folks living in one state but working in another.
A story in The Kansas City Star said that more than 95,000 Missourians cross into Kansas to get to work. That’s obvious any workday on Interstate 435 in south Kansas City.
People living in Lee’s Summit, Grandview and south Kansas City clog the interstate to get to jobs in Corporate Woods and other locations in Johnson County.
Also, more than 87,000 workers are going from Kansas into Missouri for work, 2011 census estimates show. Interstates 35, 70 and 635 traffic coming out of Kansas going into downtown Kansas City or the Northland for jobs easily show that trend.
Who needs to live on the East Coast and fight the New Jersey commuters going into New York or Virginia drivers going into Washington, D.C., or a bunch of folks from elsewhere headed into Philadelphia. We’ve got our own crazy commuting habits going on right here in the heartland.