These Are The 10 Best Places In Kansas To Catch Pokémon


These are the cities and towns in Kansas where you have the best chance to catch ’em all, based on the data of where Pokemon are traditionally found.

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So, you want to catch ’em all, huh?

Pokemon Go has swept the nation, and the app has broken records for the most downloads in the first week of release. All over the country, people are swarming, gathering, and all around going nuts, playing this interactive game.

Since we’re a data analytics website, and because we’re often cited as the ‘go to’ place for regional infotainment, we thought it was our duty to be as helpful as we can for people in Kansas who want to have the inside scoop as to where they should go if they want to dominate this addicting game.

After analyzing every place in Kansas, here is our list of the best places to catch Pokemon in the Sunflower State:

  1. Roeland Park
  2. Bel Aire
  3. Mission
  4. Valley Center
  5. Eudora
  6. Merriam (Photos)
  7. Bonner Springs (Photos)
  8. Spring Hill
  9. De Soto (Photos)
  10. Iola (Photos)

As you might note, these are all smaller suburbs of major cities in Kansas. That’s because in smaller cities, there are a higher number of places per capita where Pokemon are traditionally found. Meaning you’ll find more Pokemon in a much smaller area. When you read the analysis below, this will all make sense. Trust us.

So, grab your avatars, cell phones, and your Poke Balls as we uncover the truly best places in Kansas in which to find the most Pokemon, based on data.

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How do you decide where the best place is to catch Pokemon?

In order to rank the best places in Kansas in which to catch ’em all, we had to determine which cities, towns and villages in Kansas have the most places to find Pokemon.

So we scraped the internet for those criteria, and it spit out the answer. Like magic.

How we crunched the numbers

We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using Google Maps, this is the criteria we used:

  • Number of parks per capita
  • Number of museums per capita
  • Number of churches per capita
  • Number of memorials and public gathering places per capita

If you’d like to see the complete list of cities, scroll to the bottom of this post to see a chart of the top cities.

Note: When measuring the locations listed above, we measured the locations within a short drive of the center of each place in Kansas.

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1. Roeland Park


Population: 6,799
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.82
Museums Per 1,000 People: 4.85
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.82
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 5.88

2. Bel Aire


Population: 6,923
Parks Per 1,000 People: 8.67
Museums Per 1,000 People: 2.02
Churches Per 1,000 People: 8.67
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.44

3. Mission


Population: 9,451
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.35
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.39
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.35
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 4.02

4. Valley Center


Population: 6,449
Parks Per 1,000 People: 9.3
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.93
Churches Per 1,000 People: 9.3
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.24

5. Eudora


Population: 6,152
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.85
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.79
Churches Per 1,000 People: 6.34
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 2.93

6. Merriam

Merriam, Kansas

Population: 11,191
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.36
Museums Per 1,000 People: 3.4
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.36
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 3.48

7. Bonner Springs

Bonner Springs, Kansas

Population: 7,420
Parks Per 1,000 People: 6.06
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.21
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.95
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.81

8. Spring Hill


Population: 5,618
Parks Per 1,000 People: 10.68
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.07
Churches Per 1,000 People: 10.68
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.53

9. De Soto

De Soto, Kansas

Population: 5,888
Parks Per 1,000 People: 5.94
Museums Per 1,000 People: 0.85
Churches Per 1,000 People: 5.94
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 1.02

10. Iola

Iola, Kansas

Population: 5,650
Parks Per 1,000 People: 1.77
Museums Per 1,000 People: 1.06
Churches Per 1,000 People: 7.26
Public Gathering Places Per 1,000 People: 0.71

There You Have It

If you’re looking at communities in Kansas where you have a much higher chance of catching Pokemon, this is an accurate list.

If you’re also curious enough, here’s how the larger cities in Kansas with the most reliable locations to catch a Pokemon rank, according to science.

  1. Shawnee (Photos)
  2. Lenexa (Photos)
  3. Lawrence (Photos)
  4. Manhattan (Photos)
  5. Hutchinson (Photos)

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Detailed List Of The Best Places In Kansas To Catch Pokemon

Rank City Population
1 Roeland Park 6,799
2 Bel Aire 6,923
3 Mission 9,451
4 Valley Center 6,449
5 Eudora 6,152
6 Merriam 11,191
7 Bonner Springs 7,420
8 Spring Hill 5,618
9 De Soto 5,888
10 Iola 5,650
11 Haysville 11,235
12 Lansing 11,535
13 Abilene 6,729
14 Paola 5,589
15 Coffeyville 10,034
16 Augusta 9,239
17 Mulvane 6,000
18 Independence 9,282
19 Andover 12,113
20 Leawood 32,842
21 Derby 23,419
22 Pratt 6,889
23 Ulysses 6,010
24 Concordia 5,327
25 Ottawa 12,548
26 Gardner 20,128
27 El Dorado 12,931
28 Parsons 10,307
29 Emporia 24,787
30 Fort Scott 7,957
31 Colby 5,411
32 Newton 19,144
33 Chanute 9,194
34 Pittsburg 20,336
35 Lenexa 49,573
36 Mcpherson 13,205
37 Atchison 10,920
38 Shawnee 63,597
39 Great Bend 15,942
40 Wellington 8,028
41 Liberal 20,846
42 Hays 20,886
43 Winfield 12,324
44 Leavenworth 35,738
45 Lawrence 90,194
46 Salina 47,894
47 Manhattan 55,112
48 Hutchinson 41,946
49 Olathe 129,913
50 Overland Park 178,945
51 Topeka 127,660
52 Wichita 385,518

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