Cities in Clay County, Missouri by Population (2024)

There are 40 cities in Clay County, Missouri.

Note: As defined by the US Census Bureau, a city's official boundaries often extend miles beyond the city itself and may even cross county lines. As such, several thousand US cities officially exist in two or more counties (and therefore appear on multiple counties' lists of cities.)

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City
Rank
State
2024 Population
2020 Census
Annual Change
Density (mi²)
Area (mi²)
Kansas City1Missouri511,532508,2200.16%1,626314.68
Independence2Missouri120,263122,899-0.55%1,54277.99
Liberty3Missouri30,98330,2270.61%1,04529.66
Gladstone4Missouri27,40227,1090.27%3,3918.08
Kearney5Missouri11,25910,4621.8%84413.33
Smithville6Missouri10,88510,4830.93%67416.16
Excelsior Springs7Missouri10,62110,5840.08%98010.84
Parkville8Missouri9,3207,4745.2%62314.95
North Kansas City9Missouri5,8564,5685.82%1,3394.37
Riverside10Missouri4,5514,0133.03%8235.53
Sugar Creek11Missouri3,1703,306-1.06%28711.04
Pleasant Valley12Missouri2,7182,749-0.29%2,1661.25
Lawson13Missouri2,5212,540-0.2%8512.96
Claycomo14Missouri1,3571,3400.3%5222.60
Lake Waukomis15Missouri9319290%3,1670.29
Wood Heights16Missouri7547520%3312.28
Orrick17Missouri737748-0.4%5201.42
Trimble18Missouri6605763.29%1,1040.60
Glenaire19Missouri529537-0.38%1,9520.27
Holt20Missouri471473-0.21%9080.52
Vibbard21Missouri46227611.33%3301.40
Avondale22Missouri428438-0.7%3,1700.14
Crystal Lakes23Missouri395397-0.25%3591.10
Platte Woods24Missouri3933930%1,0080.39
Oakview25Missouri361368-0.55%2,0630.17
Northmoor26Missouri290292-0.34%1,2290.24
Excelsior Estates27Missouri2322220.87%9630.24
Houston Lake28Missouri2242230%1,8670.12
Missouri City29Missouri2182170%1991.10
Oakwood30Missouri195199-0.51%9900.20
Homestead31Missouri1921920%1,2080.16
Birmingham32Missouri187189-0.53%3330.56
Oakwood Park33Missouri184186-0.54%2,7460.07
Oaks34Missouri126128-0.79%1,3850.09
Prathersville35Missouri120122-0.83%532.25
Fleming36Missouri1151140%2130.54
Mosby37Missouri98100-1.01%531.85
Randolph38Missouri58580%1800.32
Grayson39Missouri42126-33.33%1000.42
Elmira40Missouri40390%5480.07
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Note: City markers shown outside the county boundary mean that a part of the city extends into this county, but is primarily located in an adjacent county.

What is the largest city in Clay County, Missouri?

Kansas City is the largest city in Clay County.

What is the smallest city in Clay County, Missouri?

Elmira is the smallest city in Clay County.

How many cities are in Clay County?

There are 40 cities in Clay County, Missouri.

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