List of cities in Kansas

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Kansas is a state located in the Midwestern United States. According to the 2010 United States Census, Kansas is the 34th most populous state with 2,853,132 inhabitants and the 13th largest by land area spanning 81,758.72 square miles (211,754.1 km2) of land.[1] Kansas is divided into 105 counties and contains 627 incorporated municipalities consisting of cities.[2]

City requirements[edit]

All incorporated communities in Kansas are called cities, unlike in some states where some are called towns or villages. (11 of 50 states only have cities.)

Once a city is incorporated in Kansas, it will continue to be a city even after falling below the minimum required to become a city, and even if the minimum is later raised.[3] A city can de-incorporate, but if citizens decide to re-incorporate at a later date, then new minimum requirements must be met.

By State law, cities in Kansas are divided into three classes.

  • Cities of the 3rd Class - When a city incorporates, it becomes a city of the 3rd class. To incorporate, a city must generally have either 300 inhabitants or 300 or more platted lots served by water and sewer lines. This minimum requirement has increased since older historical minimum requirements.
  • Cities of the 2nd Class - A city may petition to become a city of the 2nd class when its population is more than 2,000 but less than 15,000. A city whose population is between 2,000 and 5,000 may elect to remain a city of the 3rd class, but must become a city of the 2nd class when it reaches 5,000 population.
  • Cities of the 1st Class - A city may petition to become a city of the 1st class when its population reaches 15,000. A city whose population is between 15,000 and 25,000 may elect to remain a city of the 2nd class but must become a city of the 1st class when it reaches 25,000 population.

Highest population listing[edit]

Population data based on 2010 census and 2017 estimate with over 5,000 people.[4] The city of Topeka, in addition to being the county seat for Shawnee County, is the state capital.

Wichita, largest city in Kansas
Topeka, capital of Kansas
2017 rank City 2017 estimate[4] 2010 Census[5] Change County
1 Wichita † 390,591 382,368 +2.15% Sedgwick
2 Overland Park 191,278 173,372 +10.33% Johnson
3 Kansas City † 152,938 145,786 +4.91% Wyandotte
4 Olathe † 137,472 125,872 +9.22% Johnson
5 Topeka † 126,587 127,473 −0.70% Shawnee
6 Lawrence † 96,982 87,643 +10.66% Douglas
7 Shawnee 65,513 62,209 +5.31% Johnson
8 Manhattan † 56,832 52,281 +8.70% Riley
9 Lenexa 53,553 48,190 +11.13% Johnson
10 Salina † 46,994 47,707 −1.49% Saline
11 Hutchinson † 40,772 42,080 −3.11% Reno
12 Leavenworth † 36,210 35,251 +2.72% Leavenworth
13 Leawood 34,659 31,867 +8.76% Johnson
14 Dodge City † 27,720 27,340 +1.39% Ford
15 Garden City † 26,895 26,658 +0.89% Finney
16 Emporia † 24,724 24,916 −0.77% Lyon
17 Derby 23,673 22,158 +6.84% Sedgwick
18 Junction City † 22,988 23,353 −1.56% Geary
19 Prairie Village 22,368 21,447 +4.29% Johnson
20 Gardner 21,583 19,123 +12.86% Johnson
21 Hays † 20,845 20,510 +1.63% Ellis
22 Pittsburg 20,216 20,233 −0.08% Crawford
23 Liberal † 19,826 20,525 −3.41% Seward
24 Newton † 18,869 19,132 −1.37% Harvey
25 Great Bend † 15,344 15,995 −4.07% Barton
26 McPherson † 13,201 13,155 +0.35% McPherson
27 Andover 13,111 11,791 +11.19% Butler
28 El Dorado † 12,993 13,021 −0.22% Butler
29 Ottawa † 12,342 12,649 −2.43% Franklin
30 Winfield † 12,104 12,301 −1.60% Cowley
31 Lansing 11,947 11,265 +6.05% Leavenworth
32 Arkansas City 11,866 12,415 −4.42% Cowley
33 Haysville 11,278 10,826 +4.18% Sedgwick
34 Merriam 11,212 11,003 +1.90% Johnson
35 Atchison † 10,636 11,021 −3.49% Atchison
36 Parsons 9,761 10,500 −7.04% Labette
37 Coffeyville 9,481 10,295 −7.91% Montgomery
38 Mission 9,409 9,323 +0.92% Johnson
39 Augusta 9,389 9,274 +1.24% Butler
40 Chanute 9,054 9,119 −0.71% Neosho
41 Independence † 8,729 9,483 −7.95% Montgomery
42 Bel Aire 7,914 6,769 +16.92% Sedgwick
43 Wellington † 7,822 8,172 −4.28% Sumner
44 Fort Scott † 7,813 8,087 −3.39% Bourbon
45 Bonner Springs 7,784 7,314 +6.43% Wyandotte
46 Park City 7,729 7,297 +5.92% Sedgwick
47 Valley Center 7,300 6,822 +7.01% Sedgwick
48 Roeland Park 6,772 6,731 +0.61% Johnson
49 Pratt † 6,748 6,835 −1.27% Pratt
50 Spring Hill 6,618 5,437 +21.72% Johnson
51 Abilene † 6,380 6,844 −6.78% Dickinson
52 Mulvane 6,359 6,111 +4.06% Sedgwick
53 Eudora 6,329 6,136 +3.15% Douglas
54 De Soto 6,107 5,720 +6.77% Johnson
55 Basehor 6,015 4,664 +28.97% Leavenworth
56 Ulysses † 5,912 6,161 −4.04% Grant
57 Paola † 5,580 5,602 −0.39% Miami
58 Tonganoxie 5,444 4,996 +8.97% Leavenworth
59 Colby † 5,361 5,387 −0.48% Thomas
60 Iola † 5,354 5,704 −6.14% Allen
61 Concordia † 5,099 5,395 −5.49% Cloud
County seat

Military installations[edit]

Grant Hall, the headquarters and symbol of Fort Leavenworth
See Kansas forts and posts for a historical list

As a supplement to the list of cities, the following military installations are provided because of their relative size in active duty and/or service members living on the post and their location within the borders of the state of Kansas. The table values for "Population in Quarters" includes reported totals of active duty, family, civilians, reservists, and retired personnel living on the installation.

As of 2016, over 85,000 people live on military installations in Kansas—including over 25,000 active duty personnel. Although not considered "cities" these military installations certainly should be considered as population centers of note.[6][7][8]

Installation Population in quarters Active duty personnel County
Fort Riley 54,957 18,553 Riley and Geary[6]
McConnell Air Force Base 17,523 2,989 Sedgwick[7]
Fort Leavenworth 12,733 5,383 Leavenworth[8]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GCT-PH1 – Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 – State — Place and (in selected states) County Subdivision". 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  2. ^ "Kansas: 2010 Population and Housing Unit Counts 2010 Census of Population and Housing" (PDF). 2010 United States Census. United States Census Bureau. September 2012. p. III-2. Retrieved August 8, 2016.
  3. ^ Census - Places; census.gov
  4. ^ a b "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population; April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2017; 2017 Population Estimates; Kansas". United States Census. Retrieved October 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File". American FactFinder2. U.S. Census Bureau, 2010 Census. Retrieved 30 January 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Military Installations (Fort Riley, Kansas)". Department of Defense. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Military Installations (McConnell AFB, Kansas)". Department of Defense. Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Military Installations (Fort Leavenworth, Kansas)". Department of Defense. Retrieved September 13, 2016.

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