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Kansas
"Sunflower State"

The state was named for the Kansas River, which was named for the Sioux tribe.

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Median household income
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$40,624
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kansas demographic reports
Capital: Topeka
County governments: 105
Municipal governments: 627
Townships: 1,370
For a time in the 19th century, due to the battle over slavery, the state was known as "Bleeding Kansas."
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Kansas is the most quintessential of American states. It is, after all, where Superman and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz grew up, and all the towns I went through had a cozy, leafy, timeless air to them.
-- The Lost Continent
Bill Bryson

 

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“ Kansas is the most quintessential of American states. It is, after all, where Superman and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz grew up, and all the towns I went through had a cozy, leafy, timeless air to them. ”
~ The Lost Continent
Bill Bryson

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