These Are The 10 Fastest Growing Cities In Kansas For 2019


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Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the fastest growing cities in Kansas.

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Is being in an area that’s growing quickly a good thing or a bad thing?

Depends on who you ask. Some want bigger, more exciting cities like Wichita and Overland Park, while others want peace and quiet like in Tonganoxie and Concordia, thank you very much.

But today we’re going to put opinions aside and just look at the cold hard facts — over the past five years, which cities in Kansas have the grown the fastest.

After getting knee deep in the Census’s American Community Survey, we emerged with this set of cities in the Sunflower State that have people climbing over each other to get in.

These are the 10 fastest growing cities in Kansas for 2019 according to the most recent census data:

If you happen to be a resident of Basehor, you’re probably not too surprised to find it on our list.

If you’re surprised–and you’re wondering why these places are kind of a big deal–keep reading. We’ll tell you what makes each of these 10 places in Kansas are growing like weeds–but first, a bit about our methodology.

And if you already knew these places were happening, check out the best places to live in Kansas or the Fastest Growing States In America.

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How We Measured The Fastest Growing Cities In the Sunflower State for 2019

To figure out which cities are growing the most, we simply had to look at the growth rates for cities sine the beginning of the decade, according to the American Community Survey put out by the census every year. Specifically:

  • Current Population
  • Population in 2010
  • Growth rate from 2010 to Current (The latest available data which came out in Dec 2018)

We ranked all 61 Kansas cities with a population over 5,000 people from highest growth rate to lowest.

The city with the highest growth rate during this time was crowned the fastest growing city in the Sunflower State.

And for those of you who are a little rusty with their statistics, you can calculate the growth rate by the following formula:

[Current Population – Population 2010] / [Population 2010]

Here’s a graph of the cities in Kansas with the largest percent increase in population:
Fastest Growing Cities in Kansas Graph For 2019

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Population: 5,401
Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population 2010: 4,192
Percent Growth 28.8%
Absolute Growth: 1,209
More on Basehor: Homes For Sale | Data

Basehor is a city in Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States and is a suburb of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 4,613.

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Population: 6,064
Rank Last Year: 3 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 4,948
Percent Growth 22.6%
Absolute Growth: 1,116
More on Spring Hill: Homes For Sale | Data

Spring Hill is a city in Johnson and Miami counties in the U.S. state of Kansas, and part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 5,437.

Gardner, KS

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Population: 21,059
Rank Last Year: 4 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 17,541
Percent Growth 20.1%
Absolute Growth: 3,518
More on Gardner: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Gardner is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 19,123.

Junction City, KS

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Population: 24,336
Rank Last Year: 2 (Down 2)
Population 2010: 20,742
Percent Growth 17.3%
Absolute Growth: 3,594
More on Junction City: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Junction City is a city and county seat of Geary County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 23,353. Fort Riley, a major U.S. Army post, is nearby.

Andover, KS

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7.5
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Population: 12,661
Rank Last Year: 6 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 10,993
Percent Growth 15.2%
Absolute Growth: 1,668
More on Andover: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Andover is a city in Butler County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 11,791.

Derby, KS

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9
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Population: 23,712
Rank Last Year: 5 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 20,909
Percent Growth 13.4%
Absolute Growth: 2,803
More on Derby: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

Derby is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States and the largest suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 22,158.

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9.5
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Population: 7,422
Rank Last Year: 10 (Up 3)
Population 2010: 6,583
Percent Growth 12.7%
Absolute Growth: 839
More on Bel Aire: Homes For Sale | Data

Bel Aire is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 6,769.

Olathe, KS

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Population: 134,368
Rank Last Year: 9 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 120,774
Percent Growth 11.3%
Absolute Growth: 13,594
More on Olathe: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

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.

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Population: 11,489
Rank Last Year: 8 (Down 1)
Population 2010: 10,345
Percent Growth 11.1%
Absolute Growth: 1,144
More on Haysville: Homes For Sale | Data

Haysville is a city in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States, and a suburb of Wichita. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 10,826. Haysville is known as the “Peach Capital of Kansas”.

Lenexa, KS

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9
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Population: 52,030
Rank Last Year: 11 (Up 1)
Population 2010: 47,089
Percent Growth 10.5%
Absolute Growth: 4,941
More on Lenexa: Homes For Sale | Data | Photos

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.

These Places Grew Up So Fast In Kansas, You Know?

So there you have it, the fastest growing cities in Kansas are led by Basehor which has been growing at a blistering pace this decade relative to other cities and towns around the state.

It’ll be interesting to see if these places can keep growing at the same rate over the next couple of years. We’ll be here to let you know!

These places have been growing (or shrinking) the slowest (fastest):

  1. Mulvane
  2. Parsons
  3. Coffeyville

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Detailed List Of Fastest Growing Places In Kansas For 2019

Rank City Growth Population Population 2010
1 Basehor 28.8% 5,401 4,192
2 Spring Hill 22.6% 6,064 4,948
3 Gardner 20.1% 21,059 17,541
4 Junction City 17.3% 24,336 20,742
5 Andover 15.2% 12,661 10,993
6 Derby 13.4% 23,712 20,909
7 Bel Aire 12.7% 7,422 6,583
8 Olathe 11.3% 134,368 120,774
9 Haysville 11.1% 11,489 10,345
10 Lenexa 10.5% 52,030 47,089

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