List of cities in Kansas facts for kids

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Kansas in United States
Map of the United States with Kansas highlighted

Kansas is a state located in the Midwestern United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, Kansas is the 34th most populous state with &&&&&&&&02853132.&&&&&02,853,132 inhabitants and the 13th largest by land area spanning 81,758.72 square miles (211,754.1 km2) of land. Kansas is divided into 105 counties and contains 627 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities.

City requirements

All incorporated communities in Kansas are called cities, unlike in some states where some are called towns or villages. (11 of 50 states only have cities.)

Once a city is incorporated in Kansas, it will continue to be a city even after falling below the minimum required to become a city, and even if the minimum is later raised. A city can de-incorporate, but if citizens decide to re-incorporate at a later date, then new minimum requirements must be met.

By State law, cities in Kansas are divided into three classes.

  • Cities of the 3rd Class - When a city incorporates, it becomes a city of the 3rd class. To incorporate, a city must generally have either 300 inhabitants or 300 or more platted lots served by water and sewer lines. This minimum requirement has increased since older historical minimum requirements.
  • Cities of the 2nd Class - A city may petition to become a city of the 2nd class when its population is more than 2,000 but less than 15,000. A city whose population is between 2,000 and 5,000 may elect to remain a city of the 3rd class, but must become a city of the 2nd class when it reaches 5,000 population.
  • Cities of the 1st Class - A city may petition to become a city of the 1st class when its population reaches 15,000. A city whose population is between 15,000 and 25,000 may elect to remain a city of the 2nd class but must become a city of the 1st class when it reaches 25,000 population.

Highest population listing

Population data based on 2010 census and 2013 estimate with over 5,000 people. The city of Topeka, in addition to being the county seat for Shawnee County, is the state capital.

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Wichita, largest city in Kansas
Topeka, Kansas
Topeka, capital of Kansas
2013 rank City 2013 estimate 2010 Census Change County
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 Wichita † 386,552 382,368 &10000000000000001094233+1.09% Sedgwick
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 Overland Park 181,260 173,372 &10000000000000004549754+4.55% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 Kansas City † 148,483 145,786 &10000000000000001849971+1.85% Wyandotte
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 Olathe † 131,885 125,872 &10000000000000004777075+4.78% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 Topeka † 127,679 127,473 &10000000000000000161602+0.16% Shawnee
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 Lawrence † 90,811 87,643 &10000000000000003614664+3.61% Douglas
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 Shawnee 64,323 62,209 &10000000000000003398222+3.40% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 Manhattan † 56,143 52,281 &10000000000000007387004+7.39% Riley
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 Lenexa 50,344 48,190 &10000000000000004469807+4.47% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 Salina † 47,846 47,707 &10000000000000000291361+0.29% Saline
&&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 Hutchinson † 41,889 42,080 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.45% Reno
&&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 Leavenworth † 35,891 35,251 &10000000000000001815551+1.82% Leavenworth
&&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 Leawood 32,991 31,867 &10000000000000003527159+3.53% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 Dodge City † 28,159 27,340 &10000000000000002995610+3.00% Ford
&&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 Garden City † 26,966 26,658 &10000000000000001155375+1.16% Finney
&&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 Junction City † 25,388 23,353 &10000000000000008714083+8.71% Geary
&&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 Emporia † 24,799 24,916 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.47% Lyon
&&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 Derby 23,047 22,158 &10000000000000004012094+4.01% Sedgwick
&&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 Prairie Village 21,892 21,447 &10000000000000002074882+2.07% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 Hays † 21,038 20,510 &10000000000000002574353+2.57% Ellis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 Liberal † 20,956 20,525 &10000000000000002099878+2.10% Seward
&&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 Gardner 20,473 19,123 &10000000000000007059561+7.06% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 Pittsburg 20,398 20,233 &10000000000000000815499+0.82% Crawford
&&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 Newton † 19,117 19,132 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.08% Harvey
&&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025 Great Bend † 15,901 15,995 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.59% Barton
&&&&&&&&&&&&&026.&&&&&026 McPherson † 13,322 13,155 &10000000000000001269479+1.27% McPherson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&027.&&&&&027 El Dorado † 12,852 13,021 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.30% Butler
&&&&&&&&&&&&&028.&&&&&028 Ottawa † 12,482 12,649 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.32% Franklin
&&&&&&&&&&&&&029.&&&&&029 Winfield † 12,333 12,301 &10000000000000000260141+0.26% Cowley
&&&&&&&&&&&&&030.&&&&&030 Arkansas City 12,305 12,415 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.89% Cowley
&&&&&&&&&&&&&031.&&&&&031 Andover 12,265 11,791 &10000000000000004020015+4.02% Butler
&&&&&&&&&&&&&032.&&&&&032 Lansing 11,642 11,265 &10000000000000003346648+3.35% Leavenworth
&&&&&&&&&&&&&033.&&&&&033 Merriam 11,281 11,003 &10000000000000002526583+2.53% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&034.&&&&&034 Haysville 11,004 10,826 &10000000000000001644189+1.64% Sedgwick
&&&&&&&&&&&&&035.&&&&&035 Atchison † 10,925 11,021 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.87% Atchison
&&&&&&&&&&&&&036.&&&&&036 Parsons 10,164 10,500 Template:Number table sorting/negative−3.20% Labette
&&&&&&&&&&&&&037.&&&&&037 Coffeyville 9,949 10,295 Template:Number table sorting/negative−3.36% Montgomery
&&&&&&&&&&&&&038.&&&&&038 Mission 9,516 9,323 &10000000000000002070149+2.07% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&039.&&&&&039 Chanute 9,255 9,119 &10000000000000001491391+1.49% Neosho
&&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040 Independence † 9,230 9,483 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.67% Montgomery
&&&&&&&&&&&&&041.&&&&&041 Augusta 9,203 9,274 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.77% Butler
&&&&&&&&&&&&&042.&&&&&042 Wellington † 7,967 8,172 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.51% Sumner
&&&&&&&&&&&&&043.&&&&&043 Fort Scott † 7,934 8,087 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.89% Bourbon
&&&&&&&&&&&&&044.&&&&&044 Park City 7,499 7,297 &10000000000000002768260+2.77% Sedgwick
&&&&&&&&&&&&&045.&&&&&045 Bonner Springs 7,480 7,314 &10000000000000002269619+2.27% Wyandotte
&&&&&&&&&&&&&046.&&&&&046 Valley Center 7,011 6,822 &10000000000000002770448+2.77% Sedgwick
&&&&&&&&&&&&&047.&&&&&047 Pratt † 6,986 6,835 &10000000000000002209217+2.21% Pratt
&&&&&&&&&&&&&048.&&&&&048 Bel Aire 6,916 6,769 &10000000000000002171664+2.17% Sedgwick
&&&&&&&&&&&&&049.&&&&&049 Roeland Park 6,845 6,731 &10000000000000001693656+1.69% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050 Abilene † 6,665 6,844 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.62% Dickinson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&051.&&&&&051 Mulvane 6,287 6,111 &10000000000000002880052+2.88% Sedgwick
&&&&&&&&&&&&&052.&&&&&052 Ulysses † 6,274 6,161 &10000000000000001834117+1.83% Grant
&&&&&&&&&&&&&053.&&&&&053 Eudora 6,211 6,136 &10000000000000001222294+1.22% Douglas
&&&&&&&&&&&&&054.&&&&&054 De Soto 5,911 5,720 &10000000000000003339160+3.34% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&055.&&&&&055 Spring Hill 5,730 5,437 &10000000000000005389001+5.39% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&056.&&&&&056 Paola † 5,630 5,602 &10000000000000000499821+0.50% Miami
&&&&&&&&&&&&&057.&&&&&057 Iola † 5,613 5,704 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.60% Allen
&&&&&&&&&&&&&058.&&&&&058 Colby † 5,416 5,387 &10000000000000000538333+0.54% Thomas
&&&&&&&&&&&&&059.&&&&&059 Concordia † 5,261 5,395 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.48% Cloud
&&&&&&&&&&&&&060.&&&&&060 Tonganoxie 5,165 4,996 &10000000000000003382706+3.38% Leavenworth

Military installations

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Grant Hall, the headquarters and symbol of Fort Leavenworth
See Kansas forts and posts for a historical list

As a supplement to the list of cities, the following military installations are provided because of their relative size in active duty and/or service members living on the post and their location within the borders of the state of Kansas. The table values for "Population in Quarters" includes reported totals of active duty, family, civilians, reservists, and retired personnel living on the installation.

As of 2016, over 85,000 people live on military installations in Kansas--including over 25,000 active duty personnel. Although not considered "cities" these military installations certainly should be considered as population centers of note.

Installation Population in quarters Active duty personnel County
Fort Riley 54,957 18,553 Riley and Geary
McConnell Air Force Base 17,523 2,989 Sedgwick
Fort Leavenworth 12,733 5,383 Leavenworth

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Fictional cities

  • Jericho, Kansas, location of 2006 the TV series Jericho
  • Smallville, Kansas, childhood hometown of Superman
  • Stubbville, Kansas, the town the "people train" passes through near Wichita in Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

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