Population of Cities in Kansas (2018)

0
Over 1 Million
5
100,000 to 1 Million
30
10,000 to 100,000

Kansas is the 35th most populous state in the United States with a population that is approaching 3 million people. The state has a total of five cities that have populations of more than 100,000 people, with Wichita taking the top spot with a population of over 389,000. Overland Park is next on the list in terms of most populous cities, with a population exceeding 186,000. Kansas City rounds out the top three with a population of 151,306. Topeka, the state’s capital, is the fifth most populous city with just over 127,000 residents.

There is a total of 627 incorporated cities throughout the state of Kansas. These cities are divided across 105 different counties. All incorporated areas are designated as cities, and there are no towns or villages in Kansas. The cities are divided into classes based on its population and/or platted lots. First class cities have populations of at least 15,000, second class cities have populations that fall between 2,000 and 15,000, while third class cities must have at least 300 residents or 300 platted lots with sewer and water lines. Even if population counts change, cities can keep their classification. However, if they decide to un-incorporate, they will have to meet any requirements in terms of population.

Kansas has 0 cities with more than a million people, 5 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 30 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Kansas is Wichita, with a population of 391,586 people.

Wichita

The state's largest city is also the location of Kansas' largest airport.

391,586

Overland Park

Overland Park was incorporated as a first class city in 1960.

194,796

Kansas City

Kansas City is also known as KCK to identify it from Kansas City, Missouri.

153,025

Olathe

In 1857, Olathe was incorporated as a city.

138,419

Topeka

In history, Topeka is best known for being the site of the U.S. Supreme Court case that stated that segregation in schools was unconstitutional.

125,838

Lawrence

Lawrence is a college town that is home to schools including the University of Kansas.

98,294

Shawnee

Shawnee was once named one of Money Magazine's Best Places to Live because of its low commute times, low-cost housing, and air quality index.

65,802

Lenexa

Lenexa was once the Spinach Capital of the World and celebrates annually with a spinach festival.

53,987

Salina

Salina is one of north-central Kansas' regional trade centers.

46,682

Name 2018 Population
Wichita391,586
Overland Park194,796
Kansas City153,025
Olathe138,419
Topeka125,838
Lawrence98,294
Shawnee65,802
Lenexa53,987
Manhattan 52,243
Salina46,682
Hutchinson40,872
Leavenworth36,572
Leawood34,715
Dodge City26,977
Garden City26,357
Emporia25,292
Derby24,003
Junction City22,266
Prairie Village21,763
Gardner21,690
Hays20,873
Pittsburg20,264
Liberal19,546
Newton19,067
Great Bend15,183
Andover 13,504
McPherson13,200
El Dorado13,197
Winfield12,452
Ottawa12,340
Lansing12,047
Arkansas City11,925
Haysville11,361
Merriam11,215
Atchison10,639
Parsons9,596
Augusta9,401
Mission9,391
Coffeyville9,273
Chanute8,935
Independence8,473
Bel Aire8,151
Bonner Springs 7,807
Wellington7,721
Park City7,700
Fort Scott7,663
Valley Center7,617
Roeland Park6,736
Pratt6,585
Spring Hill 6,544
Eudora6,385
Mulvane 6,336
Abilene6,299
Basehor6,169
De Soto6,093
Ulysses5,979
Paola5,592
Tonganoxie5,502
Iola5,416
Colby5,409
Concordia5,081
Wamego 4,927
Goddard4,714
Baldwin City4,703
Maize4,604
Louisburg4,548
Russell4,444
Goodland4,419
Edwardsville4,404
Osawatomie4,288
Rose Hill4,071
Fairway3,994
Scott City3,970
Clay Center3,857
Baxter Springs3,837
Hesston3,817
Larned3,810
Beloit3,685
Hugoton3,629
Mission Hills3,616
Lyons3,591
Frontenac3,396
Holton3,329
Garnett3,260
Marysville3,256
Lindsborg3,248
Ellsworth3,045
Hiawatha3,027
Columbus3,006
Hillsboro2,915
Kingman2,854
Galena2,802
Osage City2,799
Norton2,756
Girard2,722
St. Marys 2,690
Burlington2,620
Sabetha 2,590
Phillipsburg2,581
Hoisington2,514
South Hutchinson2,509
Clearwater2,495
Eureka2,334
Herington 2,296
Neodesha2,247
Fredonia2,225
Sterling2,218
Cheney2,187
Cimarron2,170
Lakin2,136
Holcomb2,119
Oakley 2,116
Cherryvale2,108
Anthony2,100
Seneca2,084
Halstead2,077
Ellis2,020
Council Grove2,008
Kechi2,001
Ellinwood1,981
Minneapolis1,966
Caney1,964
Belleville1,872
Ogden1,852
Humboldt1,827
Marion1,824
Medicine Lodge1,820
Moundridge1,819
Wellsville1,809
North Newton1,797
Plainville1,796
Syracuse1,779
Edgerton1,744
Elkhart1,738
WaKeeney1,712
Oswego 1,696
Douglass1,689
Sedgwick 1,687
Horton1,676
Westwood1,644
Oberlin1,586
Belle Plaine1,558
Meade1,542
Smith Center1,527
Grandview Plaza1,451
Colwich1,444
Hill City1,433
Towanda1,429
Arma1,428
Silver Lake1,422
Leoti1,404
Johnson City1,391
Yates Center1,383
Kinsley1,377
Carbondale1,375
Ness City1,334
Sublette1,332
Harper1,332
Chapman1,331
Inman1,321
Osborne1,321
Buhler1,289
Wathena1,281
St. Francis1,268
Stockton1,257
Atwood1,223
Victoria1,205
Auburn1,204
Conway Springs1,202
St. John1,192
La Crosse1,191
Lincoln Center1,189
Haven1,188
Hoxie1,180
Pleasanton1,172
Valley Falls1,137
Elwood1,130
Peabody1,130
Rossville1,118
La Cygne1,108
Washington1,068
Oskaloosa1,066
Erie1,065
Satanta1,064
Chetopa1,027
Altamont1,023
Sedan1,020
Overbrook1,016
Plains1,016
Solomon 1,012
Lyndon1,012
Oxford1,007
Caldwell1,004
Andale999
Nickerson993
St. George993
Highland988
Stafford962
Blue Rapids953
Montezuma949