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 (Photos)
  2. Bel Aire
  3. Mission
  4. Valley Center
  5. Eudora
  6. Merriam
  7. Bonner Springs (Photos)
  8. Spring Hill (Photos)
  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 Poké 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

Roeland Park, Kansas

Source: Flickr

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


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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Spring Hill, Kansas

Source: Http://Www.Springhillks.Com/Index.Aspx?Nid=487

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

Source: Wikipedia

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

Source: Wikipedia

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
  3. Lawrence (Photos)
  4. Manhattan (Photos)
  5. Hutchinson (Photos)

For more Kansas reading , check out:

Detailed List Of The Best Places In Kansas To Catch Pokemon

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

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