Population of Cities in Missouri (2019)

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

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.

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