Population of Cities in Missouri (2019)

Missouri is the 18th most populous state in the United States with a total population of 6.1 million. The state’s most populous city is Kansas City which has a total count of over 475,000 inhabitants. The second most populous city, St. Louis, has over 315,000 residents. There are three additional cities with population counts of over 100,000: Springfield, Columbia and Independence. The state’s capital, Jefferson City, falls further down the list in terms of population, as it has just 43,169 inhabitants.

Cities in the state of Missouri are divided into three different classifications. Class 3 cities have population counts between 3,000 and 29,999. They have more flexibility in terms of government than the Class 4 designated cities, which have populations of at least 500 but no more than 2,999. There are also cities that have been incorporated under constitutional charters. Any municipality with a population of less than 500 is incorporated as a village.

0
Over 1 Million
5
100,000 to 1 Million
75
10,000 to 100,000

Missouri has 0 cities with more than a million people, 5 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 75 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Missouri is Kansas City, with a population of 501,094 people.

Kansas City

Kansas City, the state's largest city, is the sixth largest in the Midwest.

501,094

St. Louis

This city boasts two professional sports teams.

300,991

Springfield

Springfield is known by its nicknames, The Birthplace of Route 66 and Queen City of the Ozarks.

169,080

Columbia

This city is known for its universities, politics, art and journalism.

126,024

Independence

Independence is known as the Queen City of the Trails because of its role in the Oregon, California and Santa Fe trails throughout history.

116,856

Lee's Summit

Throughout the years, this city has been named by Money magazine as one of the best places to live in the United States.

99,535

O'Fallon

O'Fallon is the largest municipality in St. Charles County.

90,486

St. Joseph

St. Joe as it is called by locals is the home of Missouri Western State University and was the birthplace of rapper Eminem.

76,292

St. Charles

St. Charles is Missouri's third oldest city.

70,169

St. Peters

St. Peters is known for its award-winning recreational facility and for being home to the largest shopping center in the county.

58,648

Name 2019 Population Location
Kansas City501,094Map
St. Louis300,991Map
Springfield169,080Map
Columbia126,024Map
Independence116,856Map
Lee's Summit99,535Map
O'Fallon90,486Map
St. Joseph76,292Map
St. Charles70,169Map
St. Peters58,648Map
Blue Springs55,559Map
Joplin53,617Map
Florissant50,555Map
Chesterfield47,290Map
Wentzville42,888Map
Jefferson City42,428Map
Cape Girardeau40,192Map
Wildwood35,510Map
University City33,821Map
Liberty31,190Map
Ballwin29,737Map
Raytown29,090Map
Gladstone27,975Map
Kirkwood27,321Map
Maryland Heights26,513Map
Grandview25,073Map
Hazelwood24,915Map
Belton23,731Map
Webster Groves22,460Map
Raymore22,294Map
Nixa21,960Map
Sedalia21,579Map
Warrensburg21,373Map
Arnold21,268Map
Rolla20,522Map
Ferguson20,318Map
Ozark20,314Map
Creve Coeur19,713Map
Farmington18,976Map
Clayton18,891Map
Manchester17,996Map
Hannibal17,748Map
Kirksville17,453Map
Poplar Bluff17,311Map
Lake St. Louis16,992Map
Republic16,500Map
Sikeston16,048Map
Jackson15,561Map
Overland15,406Map
Lebanon14,802Map
Grain Valley14,665Map
Jennings14,656Map
Dardenne Prairie14,604Map
Carthage14,360Map
Washington14,058Map
Moberly13,752Map
Fulton13,697Map
Troy12,900Map
Marshall12,750Map
St. Ann12,491Map
West Plains12,455Map
Neosho12,343Map
Union12,258Map
Festus12,251Map
Maryville11,801Map
Crestwood11,788Map
Mexico11,779Map
Branson11,694Map
Excelsior Springs11,663Map
Webb City11,475Map
Bridgeton11,416Map
Town and Country11,191Map
Bolivar11,119Map
Kearney10,918Map
Bellefontaine Neighbors10,453Map
Chillicothe10,428Map
Eureka10,381Map
Kennett10,318Map
Harrisonville10,240Map
Smithville10,148Map
Cameron9,653Map
Monett9,222Map
Ellisville9,092Map
Pleasant Hill8,936Map
Berkeley8,759Map
Clinton8,697Map
Perryville8,693Map
Park Hills8,607Map
Boonville8,585Map
Ladue8,583Map
Des Peres8,486Map
Sunset Hills8,419Map
Oak Grove8,204Map
Warrenton8,172Map
Nevada8,164Map
Richmond Heights8,161Map
Carl Junction7,955Map
Brentwood7,868Map
Dexter7,819Map
Olivette7,805Map
Maplewood7,661Map
Aurora7,645Map
Marshfield7,581Map
Pacific7,372Map
Bonne Terre7,195Map
Parkville7,150Map
Sullivan7,120Map
Black Jack6,880Map
Valley Park6,764Map
De Soto6,441Map
Cottleville6,396Map
St. John6,229Map
Battlefield6,206Map
Trenton6,103Map
Shrewsbury6,011Map
Greenwood5,940Map
Pevely5,910Map
Bowling Green5,864Map
Glendale5,825Map
St. Robert5,735Map
Weldon Spring5,665Map
Richmond5,503Map
Charleston5,484Map
Caruthersville5,468Map
Willard5,358Map
Peculiar5,285Map
Macon5,233Map
Savannah5,208Map
Waynesville5,179Map
Odessa5,162Map
Platte City4,971Map
Dellwood4,950Map
Desloge4,896Map
Normandy4,823Map
St. Clair4,778Map
Crystal City4,763Map
Mountain Grove4,743Map
Eldon4,715Map
Salem4,714Map
Mount Vernon4,643Map
Higginsville4,609Map
Ste. Genevieve4,589Map
Rock Hill4,568Map
Breckenridge Hills4,551Map
Hollister4,546Map
Lexington4,536Map
California4,526Map
Osage Beach4,510Map
North Kansas City4,454Map
Scott City4,399Map
Lamar4,393Map
Centralia4,243Map
Fredericktown4,188Map
Brookfield4,165Map
Pine Lawn4,138Map
Camdenton4,129Map
St. James4,107Map
Butler4,084Map
Vandalia4,074Map
Herculaneum4,073Map
Holts Summit4,064Map
Northwoods4,042Map
Woodson Terrace4,004Map
Fenton3,999Map
Rogersville3,957Map
Ashland3,930Map
Malden3,914Map
Wright City3,706Map
Palmyra3,630Map
El Dorado Springs3,622Map
Frontenac3,590Map
Carrollton3,555Map
Riverside3,452Map
Tin3,417Map
Cassville3,343Map
Hillsboro3,296Map
Cuba3,274Map
Sugar Creek3,271Map
Pagedale3,250Map
Louisiana3,248Map
Licking3,119Map
Pleasant Valley3,109Map
Buffalo3,082Map
Byrnes Mill3,058Map
Bethany3,047Map
Buckner3,034Map
Portageville3,028Map
East Prairie2,977Map
Chaffee2,969Map
Ava2,924Map
Clever2,904Map
New Madrid2,822Map
Riverview2,731Map
Windsor2,728Map
Moscow Mills2,714Map
Mountain View2,699Map
Fayette2,689Map
Knob Noster2,674Map
Potosi2,667Map
Montgomery City2,643Map