Population of Cities in Missouri (2017)

0
Over 1 Million
4
100,000 to 1 Million
49
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, 4 cities with between 100,000 and 1 million people, and 49 cities with between 10,000 and 100,000 people. The largest city in Missouri is Kansas City, with a population of 481,420 people.

Kansas City

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

481,420

Springfield

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

167,319

Columbia

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

120,612

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.

117,030

Name 2017 Population
Kansas City481,420
Springfield167,319
Columbia120,612
Independence117,030
Blue Springs54,431
Joplin52,195
Florissant51,776
Chesterfield47,659
Jefferson City43,013
Cape Girardeau39,628
Wentzville37,395
Liberty30,614
Ballwin30,313
Maryland Heights27,137
Hazelwood25,443
Grandview25,190
Belton23,290
Sedalia21,489
Arnold21,319
Nixa21,201
Raymore20,839
Warrensburg20,251
Rolla20,075
Ozark19,429
Farmington18,355
Hannibal17,808
Kirksville17,519
Poplar Bluff17,233
Sikeston16,327
Republic16,116
Jackson15,036
Lebanon14,709
Carthage14,309
Washington14,061
Moberly13,863
Grain Valley13,684
Fulton13,103
Marshall12,897
West Plains12,320
Neosho12,181
Festus12,104
Troy11,862
Maryville11,846
Mexico11,680
Bridgeton11,680
Excelsior Springs11,522
Branson11,430
Union11,277
Webb City11,226
Bolivar10,795
Kennett10,564
Eureka10,534
Harrisonville10,042
Kearney9,790
Cameron9,788
Chillicothe9,714
Smithville9,455
Monett9,027
Clinton8,844
Park Hills8,655
Boonville8,462
Perryville8,456
Pleasant Hill8,444
Nevada8,224
Warrenton8,130
Oak Grove7,994
Dexter7,927
Carl Junction7,772
Aurora7,507
Marshfield7,245
Pacific7,210
Bonne Terre7,147
Sullivan7,126
Valley Park6,911
De Soto6,477
Trenton5,932
Caruthersville5,801
Charleston5,727
Pevely5,712
Greenwood5,658
Richmond5,575
Bowling Green5,510
Willard5,430
Macon5,377
Waynesville5,314
Odessa5,195
Cottleville5,151
Savannah5,127
Peculiar4,979
Salem4,924
Platte City4,872
Crystal City4,823
Mountain Grove4,692
Higginsville4,651
Eldon4,643
Lexington4,584
Mount Vernon4,553
Scott City4,492
Hollister4,486
Osage Beach4,456
California4,421
Lamar4,363
Brookfield4,303
Vandalia4,275
Centralia4,192
Fredericktown4,089
Butler4,078
Malden4,064
Fenton4,032
Herculaneum3,965
Camdenton3,946
Ashland3,876
Holts Summit3,704
Palmyra3,618
Carrollton3,603
El Dorado Springs3,577
Rogersville3,519
Wright City3,517
Cassville3,340
Cuba3,340
Louisiana3,281
Riverside3,227
Hillsboro3,131
Bethany3,122
Licking3,116
Portageville3,109
East Prairie3,106
Buckner3,055
Buffalo3,049
New Madrid2,957
Chaffee2,948
Ava2,927
Windsor2,785
Knob Noster2,734
Hayti2,718
Montgomery City2,712
Fayette2,695
Mountain View2,678
Potosi2,643
Clever2,631
Owensville2,620
Moscow Mills2,600
Oronogo2,475
Versailles2,456
Monroe City2,441
Forsyth2,413
Seneca2,407
Lawson2,406
Concordia2,385
Canton2,377
Hermann2,366
Strafford2,340
Kimberling City2,312
Plattsburg2,285
Holden2,242
Thayer2,211
Marionville2,197
Willow Springs2,152
Cabool2,136
Marceline2,129
Granby2,124
Warsaw2,120
Houston2,093
New Haven2,090
Steele2,051
Lathrop2,046
Kahoka2,007
Elsberry1,993
Doniphan1,991
Seymour1,987
Anderson1,979
Piedmont1,938
Bernie1,933
Campbell1,897
Carterville1,893
Bloomfield1,881
Stockton1,879
Sparta1,864
Memphis1,854
Milan1,824
Noel1,816
Unionville1,811
Slater1,805
Richland1,801
Lake Ozark1,785
Weston1,753
Gallatin1,731
Hamilton1,724
Albany1,699
Senath1,691
Steelville1,684
Garden City1,630
Shelbina1,623
Adrian1,618
Bourbon1,612
Salisbury1,544
Hallsville1,536
Huntsville1,516
Belle1,510
Gower1,498