List of cities in Missouri facts for kids

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Missouri in United States
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Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern United States. In Missouri, cities are classified into three types: Class 3, Class 4, and those under constitutional charters. A few older cities are incorporated under legislative charters (Carrollton, Chillicothe, LaGrange, Liberty, Miami, Missouri City, and Pleasant Hill) which are no longer allowed. The level at which they incorporate is determined by their population when they incorporate. They do not change if they gain or lose in population, unless a vote is held by the people.

A municipality incorporates as a Class 4 city if the population is between 500 and 2,999 (under 500, it must incorporate as a village - see list of villages in Missouri). It may incorporate as a Class 3 city if the population is between 3,000 and 29,999. There is more flexibility in government for Class 3 cities than Class 4.

Cities under constitution charters may operate under any form of municipal government if it is enacted in the city's charter.

Largest cities

Population data based on 2013 estimates.

      County seat
      State capital and county seat

2013 Rank City 2013 Estimate 2010 Census Change County
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&01.&&&&&01 Kansas City † 467,007 459,787 &10000000000000001570292+1.57% Jackson, Platte, Cass, Clay
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&02.&&&&&02 St. Louis 318,416 319,294 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.27% none (independent city)
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&03.&&&&&03 Springfield † 164,122 159,498 &10000000000000002899095+2.90% Greene
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&04.&&&&&04 Independence † 117,240 116,830 &10000000000000000350937+0.35% Jackson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&05.&&&&&05 Columbia † 115,276 108,500 &10000000000000006245161+6.25% Boone
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&06.&&&&&06 Lee's Summit 93,184 91,364 &10000000000000001992031+1.99% Jackson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&07.&&&&&07 O'Fallon 82,809 79,329 &10000000000000004386794+4.39% St. Charles
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&08.&&&&&08 St. Joseph † 77,147 76,780 &10000000000000000477989+0.48% Buchanan
&&&&&&&&&&&&&&09.&&&&&09 St. Charles † 67,569 65,794 &10000000000000002697814+2.70% St. Charles
&&&&&&&&&&&&&010.&&&&&010 St. Peters 54,842 52,575 &10000000000000004311935+4.31% St. Charles
&&&&&&&&&&&&&011.&&&&&011 Blue Springs 53,294 52,575 &10000000000000001367570+1.37% Jackson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&012.&&&&&012 Florissant 52,363 52,158 &10000000000000000393036+0.39% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&013.&&&&&013 Joplin 50,789 50,150 &10000000000000001274177+1.27% Jasper
&&&&&&&&&&&&&014.&&&&&014 Chesterfield 47,749 47,484 &10000000000000000558082+0.56% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&015.&&&&&015 Jefferson City †† 43,330 43,079 &10000000000000000582650+0.58% Cole
&&&&&&&&&&&&&016.&&&&&016 Cape Girardeau 38,816 37,941 &10000000000000002306212+2.31% Cape Girardeau
&&&&&&&&&&&&&017.&&&&&017 Wildwood 35,787 35,517 &10000000000000000760199+0.76% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&018.&&&&&018 University City 35,148 35,371 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.63% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&019.&&&&&019 Wentzville 32,509 29,070 &10000000000000011830065+11.83% St. Charles
&&&&&&&&&&&&&020.&&&&&020 Ballwin 30,498 30,404 &10000000000000000309169+0.31% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&021.&&&&&021 Liberty † 30,096 29,149 &10000000000000003248825+3.25% Clay
&&&&&&&&&&&&&022.&&&&&022 Raytown 29,510 29,526 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.05% Jackson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&023.&&&&&023 Kirkwood 27,596 27,540 &10000000000000000203340+0.20% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&024.&&&&&024 Maryland Heights 27,436 27,472 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.13% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&025.&&&&&025 Gladstone 26,157 25,410 &10000000000000002939787+2.94% Clay
&&&&&&&&&&&&&026.&&&&&026 Hazelwood 25,668 25,703 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.14% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&027.&&&&&027 Grandview 25,307 24,475 &10000000000000003399387+3.40% Jackson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&028.&&&&&028 Webster Groves 23,203 22,995 &10000000000000000904544+0.90% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&029.&&&&&029 Belton 23,175 23,116 &10000000000000000255234+0.26% Cass
&&&&&&&&&&&&&030.&&&&&030 Sedalia † 21,492 21,387 &10000000000000000490952+0.49% Pettis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&031.&&&&&031 Arnold 21,134 20,808 &10000000000000001566705+1.57% Jefferson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&032.&&&&&032 Ferguson 21,111 21,203 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.43% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&033.&&&&&033 Nixa 20,195 19,022 &10000000000000006166544+6.17% Christian
&&&&&&&&&&&&&034.&&&&&034 Warrensburg † 19,927 18,838 &10000000000000005780868+5.78% Johnson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&035.&&&&&035 Rolla † 19,831 19,559 &10000000000000001390664+1.39% Phelps
&&&&&&&&&&&&&036.&&&&&036 Raymore 19,754 19,206 &10000000000000002853275+2.85% Cass
&&&&&&&&&&&&&037.&&&&&037 Ozark † 18,606 17,820 &10000000000000004410774+4.41% Christian
&&&&&&&&&&&&&038.&&&&&038 Manchester 18,186 18,094 &10000000000000000508455+0.51% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&039.&&&&&039 Hannibal 17,883 17,916 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.18% Marion
&&&&&&&&&&&&&040.&&&&&040 Creve Coeur 17,865 17,833 &10000000000000000179442+0.18% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&041.&&&&&041 Farmington † 17,796 16,240 &10000000000000009581280+9.58% St. Francois
&&&&&&&&&&&&&042.&&&&&042 Kirksville † 17,577 17,505 &10000000000000000411311+0.41% Adair
&&&&&&&&&&&&&043.&&&&&043 Poplar Bluff † 17,287 17,023 &10000000000000001550842+1.55% Butler
&&&&&&&&&&&&&044.&&&&&044 Sikeston 16,494 16,318 &10000000000000001078563+1.08% Scott
&&&&&&&&&&&&&045.&&&&&045 Overland 16,008 16,062 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.34% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&046.&&&&&046 Clayton † 15,884 15,939 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.35% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&047.&&&&&047 Republic 15,590 14,751 &10000000000000005687749+5.69% Greene
&&&&&&&&&&&&&048.&&&&&048 Lake St. Louis 14,831 14,545 &10000000000000001966311+1.97% St. Charles
&&&&&&&&&&&&&049.&&&&&049 Lebanon † 14,759 14,474 &10000000000000001969047+1.97% Laclede
&&&&&&&&&&&&&050.&&&&&050 Jennings 14,756 14,712 &10000000000000000299075+0.30% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&051.&&&&&051 Jackson † 14,386 13,758 &10000000000000004564616+4.56% Cape Girardeau
&&&&&&&&&&&&&052.&&&&&052 Carthage † 14,232 14,378 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.02% Jasper
&&&&&&&&&&&&&053.&&&&&053 Washington 14,031 13,982 &10000000000000000350450+0.35% Franklin
&&&&&&&&&&&&&054.&&&&&054 Moberly 13,746 13,974 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.63% Randolph
&&&&&&&&&&&&&055.&&&&&055 Grain Valley 13,125 12,854 &10000000000000002108293+2.11% Jackson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&056.&&&&&056 Marshall † 13,010 13,065 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.42% Saline
&&&&&&&&&&&&&057.&&&&&057 St. Ann 12,971 13,020 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.38% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&058.&&&&&058 Fulton † 12,760 12,790 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.23% Callaway
&&&&&&&&&&&&&059.&&&&&059 Dardenne Prairie 12,324 11,494 &10000000000000007221158+7.22% St. Charles
&&&&&&&&&&&&&060.&&&&&060 West Plains † 12,268 11,986 &10000000000000002352744+2.35% Howell
&&&&&&&&&&&&&061.&&&&&061 Neosho 12,157 11,835 &10000000000000002720743+2.72% Newton
&&&&&&&&&&&&&062.&&&&&062 Maryville † 12,062 11,972 &10000000000000000751754+0.75% Nodaway
&&&&&&&&&&&&&063.&&&&&063 Crestwood 11,942 11,912 &10000000000000000251846+0.25% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&064.&&&&&064 Festus 11,829 11,602 &10000000000000001956559+1.96% Jefferson
&&&&&&&&&&&&&065.&&&&&065 Bridgeton 11,686 11,550 &10000000000000001177489+1.18% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&066.&&&&&066 Mexico † 11,530 11,543 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.11% Audrain
&&&&&&&&&&&&&067.&&&&&067 Excelsior Springs 11,418 11,084 &10000000000000003013352+3.01% Clay
&&&&&&&&&&&&&068.&&&&&068 Troy † 11,211 10,540 &10000000000000006366223+6.37% Lincoln
&&&&&&&&&&&&&069.&&&&&069 Branson 11,064 10,520 &10000000000000005171102+5.17% Taney
&&&&&&&&&&&&&070.&&&&&070 Webb City 10,989 10,996 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.06% Jasper
&&&&&&&&&&&&&071.&&&&&071 Town and Country 10,922 10,815 &10000000000000000989366+0.99% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&072.&&&&&072 Kennett † 10,916 10,932 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.15% Dunklin
&&&&&&&&&&&&&073.&&&&&073 Bellefontaine Neighbors 10,823 10,860 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.34% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&074.&&&&&074 Union † 10,577 10,204 &10000000000000003655429+3.66% Franklin
&&&&&&&&&&&&&075.&&&&&075 Bolivar † 10,487 10,325 &10000000000000001569007+1.57% Polk
&&&&&&&&&&&&&076.&&&&&076 Eureka 10,467 10,189 &10000000000000002728432+2.73% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&077.&&&&&077 Harrisonville † 10,001 10,019 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.18% Cass
&&&&&&&&&&&&&078.&&&&&078 Cameron 9,868 9,933 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.65% Clinton
&&&&&&&&&&&&&079.&&&&&079 Chillicothe † 9,318 9,515 Template:Number table sorting/negative−2.07% Livingston
&&&&&&&&&&&&&080.&&&&&080 Ellisville 9,173 9,133 &10000000000000000437972+0.44% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&081.&&&&&081 Berkeley 9,099 8,978 &10000000000000001347738+1.35% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&082.&&&&&082 Kearney 9,038 8,381 &10000000000000007839160+7.84% Clay
&&&&&&&&&&&&&083.&&&&&083 Clinton † 9,026 9,008 &10000000000000000199822+0.20% Henry
&&&&&&&&&&&&&084.&&&&&084 Smithville 8,954 8,425 &10000000000000006278931+6.28% Clay
&&&&&&&&&&&&&085.&&&&&085 Monett 8,940 8,873 &10000000000000000755099+0.76% Barry
&&&&&&&&&&&&&086.&&&&&086 Park Hills 8,674 8,759 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.97% St. Francois
&&&&&&&&&&&&&087.&&&&&087 Ladue 8,560 8,521 &10000000000000000457692+0.46% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&088.&&&&&088 Sunset Hills 8,522 8,496 &10000000000000000306026+0.31% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&089.&&&&&089 Richmond Heights 8,508 8,603 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.10% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&090.&&&&&090 Des Peres 8,466 8,373 &10000000000000001110713+1.11% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&091.&&&&&091 Boonville † 8,370 8,319 &10000000000000000613054+0.61% Cooper
&&&&&&&&&&&&&092.&&&&&092 Perryville † 8,334 8,225 &10000000000000001325227+1.33% Perry
&&&&&&&&&&&&&093.&&&&&093 Nevada † 8,280 8,386 Template:Number table sorting/negative−1.26% Vernon
&&&&&&&&&&&&&094.&&&&&094 Pleasant Hill 8,218 8,113 &10000000000000001294219+1.29% Cass
&&&&&&&&&&&&&095.&&&&&095 Warrenton † 8,039 7,880 &10000000000000002017766+2.02% Warren
&&&&&&&&&&&&&096.&&&&&096 Brentwood 8,032 8,055 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.29% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&097.&&&&&097 Maplewood 7,968 8,046 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.97% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&&098.&&&&&098 Dexter 7,938 7,864 &10000000000000000940996+0.94% Stoddard
&&&&&&&&&&&&&099.&&&&&099 Oak Grove 7,861 7,795 &10000000000000000846696+0.85% Jackson
&&&&&&&&&&&&0100.&&&&&0100 Olivette 7,823 7,737 &10000000000000001111541+1.11% St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&0101.&&&&&0101 Carl Junction 7,551 7,445 &10000000000000001423774+1.42% Jasper
&&&&&&&&&&&&0102.&&&&&0102 Aurora 7,495 7,508 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.17% Lawrence
&&&&&&&&&&&&0103.&&&&&0103 Bonne Terre 7,232 6,864 &10000000000000005361305+5.36% St. Francois
&&&&&&&&&&&&0104.&&&&&0104 Pacific 7,077 7,002 &10000000000000001071122+1.07% Franklin, St. Louis
&&&&&&&&&&&&0105.&&&&&0105 Sullivan 7,075 7,081 Template:Number table sorting/negative−0.08% Franklin, Crawford

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