100 Biggest Cities In Kansas For 2020

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Kansas. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 204 cities and places in Kansas.

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We all love the biggest cities that the Sunflower State has to offer. You know the places like Wichita and Overland Park which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Kansas that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Kansas with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Kansas, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Kansas, check out:

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Kansas

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Sunflower State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Kansas from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Wichita.

The smallest? Spearville, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Wichita, KS
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Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 389,563
Population 2010: 373,725
Growth: 4.2%
More on Wichita: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Wichita is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in south-central Kansas on the Arkansas River, Wichita is the county seat of Sedgwick County and the principal city of the Wichita metropolitan area whose estimated population in 2015 was 644,610. As of 2016, the city of Wichita had an estimated population of 389,902.

Review Of Wichita by HomeSnacks User

I like Wichita because it's got the small town feel with most of the city amenities and culture.

The cost of living is very affordable. A family can easily afford a house from the income they make from the aircraft industry.

The bad side is that it could be a bit boring.

On the bright side, Vietnamese food is really good here.


Overland Park, KS
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Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 188,687
Population 2010: 170,515
Growth: 10.7%
More on Overland Park: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. Located in Johnson County, it is also the second most populous city in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 173,372.

Kansas City, KS
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Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 152,069
Population 2010: 144,025
Growth: 5.6%
More on Kansas City: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Kansas City is the third-largest city in the state of Kansas, the county seat of Wyandotte County, and the third-largest city of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Kansas City, Kansas is abbreviated as "KCK" to differentiate it from Kansas City, Missouri. It is part of a consolidated city-county government known as the "Unified Government". Wyandotte County also includes the independent cities of Bonner Springs and Edwardsville. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 145,786 residents. It is situated at Kaw Point, which is the junction of the Missouri and Kansas rivers.

Review Of Kansas City by HomeSnacks User

Very dangerous dont go out at night especially in Wyandotte county

Watch out for the thugs along the street corners they will kill


Olathe, KS
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Rank Last Year: 4 (No Change)
Population: 135,986
Population 2010: 120,774
Growth: 12.6%
More on Olathe: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Olathe is a city in, and is the county seat of, Johnson County, Kansas, United States. Located in northeastern Kansas, it is the fourth most populous city in Kansas, with a population of 125,872 persons as of 2010. Olathe is also the fourth-largest city in the Kansas City metropolitan area. It is bordered by the cities of Lenexa to the north, Overland Park to the east, De Soto to the northwest, and Gardner to the southwest.

Topeka, KS
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Rank Last Year: 5 (No Change)
Population: 126,877
Population 2010: 126,136
Growth: 0.6%
More on Topeka: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Topeka is the capital city of the U.S. state of Kansas and the seat of Shawnee County. It is situated along the Kansas River in the central part of Shawnee County, in northeast Kansas, in the Central United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 127,473. The Topeka Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Shawnee, Jackson, Jefferson, Osage, and Wabaunsee counties, had a population of 233,870 in the 2010 census.

Review Of Topeka by HomeSnacks User

Topeka really s***s! There's so much murder and theft that goes on its ridiculous.

The good thing about Topeka is overall it had very convenient locations for their stores and mall.


Lawrence, KS
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Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 95,294
Population 2010: 86,426
Growth: 10.3%
More on Lawrence: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth largest city in Kansas. It is located in the northeastern sector of the state, next to Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 87,643. Lawrence is a college town and the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.

Review Of Lawrence by HomeSnacks User

Lawrence Kansas is one of my favorite places. Lawrence is located a quick drive west of Kansas City, MO and KS. Lawrence is the home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Lawrence is known for having a great night life with a great music and art scene. Some of my favorite memories as a young adult is from my college years at Lawrence, sitting on the hill to watch football games, enjoying beverages and delicious food on Mass Street and meeting lots of varied people.

Like most college towns, Lawrence always has something going on at a reasonable price. Between the two universities in town, there is always a play, a music event, a sports event and other activities. Also being minutes from Kansas City via I 70, you will never be bored in Lawrence.


Shawnee, KS
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Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 65,239
Population 2010: 60,066
Growth: 8.6%
More on Shawnee: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Shawnee is a city located in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 62,209.

Manhattan, KS
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7.5
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Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 55,489
Population 2010: 50,606
Growth: 9.6%
More on Manhattan: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Manhattan is a city in northeastern Kansas in the United States at the junction of the Kansas River and Big Blue River. It is the county seat of Riley County, although it extends into Pottawatomie County. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 52,281.

Lenexa, KS
Overall SnackAbility
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Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 53,051
Population 2010: 47,089
Growth: 12.7%
More on Lenexa: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Lenexa is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 48,190. It is bordered by the cities of Shawnee to the north, Overland Park to the east, De Soto to the west and Olathe to the south.

Salina, KS
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Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 47,230
Population 2010: 47,132
Growth: 0.2%
More on Salina: PhotosHomes For Sale | Data

Salina is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 47,707. Located in one of the world's largest wheat-producing areas, Salina is a regional trade center for north-central Kansas. It is home to multiple colleges.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Kansas

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Kansas.

Have fun snacking around in the Sunflower State!

For more reading on Kansas, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Kansas

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Wichita 389,563 373,725 4.2%
2 Overland Park 188,687 170,515 10.7%
3 Kansas City 152,069 144,025 5.6%
4 Olathe 135,986 120,774 12.6%
5 Topeka 126,877 126,136 0.6%
6 Lawrence 95,294 86,426 10.3%
7 Shawnee 65,239 60,066 8.6%
8 Manhattan 55,489 50,606 9.6%
9 Lenexa 53,051 47,089 12.7%
10 Salina 47,230 47,132 0.2%
11 Hutchinson 41,146 41,725 -1.4%
12 Leavenworth 36,008 35,174 2.4%
13 Leawood 34,570 31,322 10.4%
14 Dodge City 27,808 26,298 5.7%
15 Garden City 26,806 26,050 2.9%
16 Emporia 24,649 25,945 -5.0%
17 Derby 23,768 20,909 13.7%
18 Junction City 23,703 20,742 14.3%
19 Prairie Village 22,048 21,727 1.5%
20 Gardner 21,351 17,541 21.7%
21 Hays 20,956 20,259 3.4%
22 Pittsburg 20,280 20,060 1.1%
23 Liberal 20,251 20,308 -0.3%
24 Newton 18,923 18,769 0.8%
25 Great Bend 15,544 15,726 -1.2%
26 Mcpherson 13,041 13,263 -1.7%
27 El Dorado 12,988 13,004 -0.1%
28 Andover 12,862 10,993 17.0%
29 Ottawa 12,275 12,552 -2.2%
30 Winfield 12,138 12,270 -1.1%
31 Arkansas City 11,986 12,296 -2.5%
32 Lansing 11,835 10,961 8.0%
33 Haysville 11,298 10,345 9.2%
34 Merriam 11,243 11,107 1.2%
35 Atchison 10,675 10,949 -2.5%
36 Parsons 9,876 10,661 -7.4%
37 Coffeyville 9,578 10,380 -7.7%
38 Mission 9,437 9,484 -0.5%
39 Augusta 9,358 9,149 2.3%
40 Chanute 9,119 9,141 -0.2%
41 Independence 8,847 9,505 -6.9%
42 Park City 7,885 7,044 11.9%
43 Wellington 7,834 8,186 -4.3%
44 Fort Scott 7,800 8,125 -4.0%
45 Bonner Springs 7,796 7,112 9.6%
46 Bel Aire 7,671 6,583 16.5%
47 Fort Riley 7,116 8,423 -15.5%
48 Roeland Park 6,796 6,875 -1.1%
49 Pratt 6,774 6,836 -0.9%
50 Valley Center 6,747 6,748 0.0%
51 Eudora 6,745 6,063 11.2%
52 Abilene 6,422 6,785 -5.4%
53 Spring Hill 6,315 4,948 27.6%
54 De Soto 6,138 5,553 10.5%
55 Mulvane 5,719 6,291 -9.1%
56 Basehor 5,669 4,192 35.2%
57 Ulysses 5,639 5,902 -4.5%
58 Paola 5,585 5,523 1.1%
59 Colby 5,505 5,267 4.5%
60 Iola 5,400 5,790 -6.7%
61 Concordia 5,138 5,379 -4.5%
62 Tonganoxie 5,073 4,609 10.1%
63 Wamego 4,811 4,346 10.7%
64 Maize 4,696 3,076 52.7%
65 Baldwin City 4,658 4,331 7.6%
66 Goodland 4,515 4,257 6.1%
67 Edwardsville 4,462 4,253 4.9%
68 Russell 4,460 4,375 1.9%
69 Louisburg 4,386 4,019 9.1%
70 Goddard 4,319 4,094 5.5%
71 Osawatomie 4,315 4,509 -4.3%
72 Clay Center 4,079 4,350 -6.2%
73 Hugoton 4,067 3,971 2.4%
74 Rose Hill 4,024 3,948 1.9%
75 Baxter Springs 4,004 4,294 -6.8%
76 Beloit 3,995 3,814 4.7%
77 Scott City 3,954 3,782 4.5%
78 Fairway 3,947 3,911 0.9%
79 Larned 3,865 4,012 -3.7%
80 Hesston 3,777 3,776 0.0%
81 Lyons 3,608 3,729 -3.2%
82 Mission Hills 3,580 3,549 0.9%
83 Frontenac 3,424 3,366 1.7%
84 Lindsborg 3,309 3,418 -3.2%
85 Marysville 3,289 3,270 0.6%
86 Holton 3,257 3,343 -2.6%
87 Garnett 3,251 3,409 -4.6%
88 Hiawatha 3,158 3,203 -1.4%
89 Oaklawn-Sunview 3,144 2,935 7.1%
90 Columbus 3,113 3,328 -6.5%
91 Ellsworth 3,030 3,081 -1.7%
92 Kingman 2,977 3,198 -6.9%
93 Galena 2,924 3,114 -6.1%
94 Hillsboro 2,851 2,958 -3.6%
95 Osage City 2,821 2,965 -4.9%
96 Norton 2,792 2,909 -4.0%
97 Girard 2,721 2,786 -2.3%
98 Phillipsburg 2,655 2,567 3.4%
99 St. Marys 2,653 2,789 -4.9%
100 Kechi 2,643 1,941 36.2%
101 Clearwater 2,608 2,465 5.8%
102 Hoisington 2,589 2,728 -5.1%
103 Burlington 2,587 2,678 -3.4%
104 Sabetha 2,555 2,564 -0.4%
105 Sterling 2,515 2,204 14.1%
106 South Hutchinson 2,494 2,431 2.6%
107 Ellinwood 2,375 1,818 30.6%
108 Fredonia 2,314 2,623 -11.8%
109 Cimarron 2,312 2,025 14.2%
110 Eureka 2,308 2,669 -13.5%
111 Council Grove 2,282 2,368 -3.6%
112 Holcomb 2,204 1,764 24.9%
113 Cherryvale 2,194 2,648 -17.1%
114 Moundridge 2,186 1,667 31.1%
115 Anthony 2,169 2,392 -9.3%
116 Herington 2,163 2,522 -14.2%
117 Ellis 2,158 1,914 12.7%
118 Halstead 2,158 2,080 3.8%
119 Neodesha 2,074 2,333 -11.1%
120 Cheney 2,028 1,804 12.4%
121 Medicine Lodge 2,027 1,955 3.7%
122 Plainville 2,025 1,546 31.0%
123 Seneca 1,990 1,973 0.9%
124 Wakeeney 1,988 1,895 4.9%
125 Wellsville 1,987 2,056 -3.4%
126 Lakin 1,974 2,373 -16.8%
127 Oakley 1,965 1,958 0.4%
128 Douglass 1,881 1,956 -3.8%
129 North Newton 1,879 1,679 11.9%
130 Belleville 1,852 2,164 -14.4%
131 Oswego 1,839 2,133 -13.8%
132 Caney 1,838 1,593 15.4%
133 Marion 1,832 2,002 -8.5%
134 Syracuse 1,808 1,766 2.4%
135 Humboldt 1,793 1,928 -7.0%
136 Horton 1,758 1,870 -6.0%
137 Ogden 1,745 1,808 -3.5%
138 Minneapolis 1,736 1,969 -11.8%
139 Elkhart 1,689 2,198 -23.2%
140 Edgerton 1,665 1,682 -1.0%
141 Oberlin 1,640 1,775 -7.6%
142 Westwood 1,624 1,518 7.0%
143 Meade 1,592 1,647 -3.3%
144 Belle Plaine 1,585 1,717 -7.7%
145 Kinsley 1,569 1,694 -7.4%
146 Hill City 1,559 1,603 -2.7%
147 Sublette 1,556 1,602 -2.9%
148 Leoti 1,549 1,548 0.1%
149 Stockton 1,543 1,479 4.3%
150 Smith Center 1,527 1,692 -9.8%
151 Silver Lake 1,514 1,691 -10.5%
152 Ness City 1,512 1,449 4.3%
153 Osborne 1,507 1,462 3.1%
154 Mcconnell Afb 1,488 1,713 -13.1%
155 Conway Springs 1,475 1,502 -1.8%
156 Pleasanton 1,454 1,159 25.5%
157 Oskaloosa 1,438 1,228 17.1%
158 Grandview Plaza 1,438 939 53.1%
159 Wathena 1,437 1,454 -1.2%
160 Riley 1,434 1,303 10.1%
161 Sedgwick 1,432 1,559 -8.1%
162 St. Francis 1,428 1,393 2.5%
163 Carbondale 1,371 1,507 -9.0%
164 Chetopa 1,329 1,361 -2.4%
165 Lincoln Center 1,323 1,393 -5.0%
166 Arma 1,313 1,469 -10.6%
167 Yates Center 1,309 1,416 -7.6%
168 Inman 1,309 1,388 -5.7%
169 Towanda 1,292 1,659 -22.1%
170 Harper 1,287 1,338 -3.8%
171 St. John 1,269 1,375 -7.7%
172 Rossville 1,263 1,073 17.7%
173 Chapman 1,241 1,414 -12.2%
174 Johnson City 1,229 1,373 -10.5%
175 Erie 1,210 1,208 0.2%
176 Haven 1,195 1,170 2.1%
177 Buhler 1,188 1,324 -10.3%
178 Mclouth 1,184 896 32.1%
179 Auburn 1,181 1,184 -0.3%
180 Solomon 1,171 1,306 -10.3%
181 Peabody 1,171 1,616 -27.5%
182 La Crosse 1,170 1,339 -12.6%
183 Colwich 1,159 1,223 -5.2%
184 Pomona 1,158 852 35.9%
185 Hoxie 1,145 1,278 -10.4%
186 La Cygne 1,134 1,503 -24.6%
187 Stafford 1,122 1,018 10.2%
188 Plains 1,121 1,071 4.7%
189 Atwood 1,104 1,032 7.0%
190 Washington 1,088 1,098 -0.9%
191 Satanta 1,083 1,420 -23.7%
192 Blue Rapids 1,081 1,101 -1.8%
193 Enterprise 1,069 717 49.1%
194 Highland 1,069 901 18.6%
195 Galva 1,066 872 22.2%
196 Oxford 1,065 1,036 2.8%
197 Wakefield 1,048 971 7.9%
198 Altamont 1,047 1,159 -9.7%
199 Lyndon 1,043 1,037 0.6%
200 Nickerson 1,038 1,167 -11.1%
201 Dighton 1,031 941 9.6%
202 Mound City 1,019 923 10.4%
203 Valley Falls 1,017 1,251 -18.7%
204 Spearville 1,015 760 33.6%

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