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List of Cities in Kansas
Map of the United States with Kansas highlighted

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

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

Population data based on 2010 census and 2013 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
2013 rank City 2013 estimate[5] 2010 Census[6] Change County
1 Wichita + 386,552 382,368 +1.09% Sedgwick
2 Overland Park 181,260 173,372 +4.55% Johnson
3 Kansas City + 148,483 145,786 +1.85% Wyandotte
4 Olathe + 131,885 125,872 +4.78% Johnson
5 Topeka + 127,679 127,473 +0.16% Shawnee
6 Lawrence + 90,811 87,643 +3.61% Douglas
7 Shawnee 64,323 62,209 +3.40% Johnson
8 Manhattan + 56,143 52,281 +7.39% Riley
9 Lenexa 50,344 48,190 +4.47% Johnson
10 Salina + 47,846 47,707 +0.29% Saline
11 Hutchinson + 41,889 42,080 -0.45% Reno
12 Leavenworth + 35,891 35,251 +1.82% Leavenworth
13 Leawood 32,991 31,867 +3.53% Johnson
14 Dodge City + 28,159 27,340 +3.00% Ford
15 Garden City + 26,966 26,658 +1.16% Finney
16 Junction City + 25,388 23,353 +8.71% Geary
17 Emporia + 24,799 24,916 -0.47% Lyon
18 Derby 23,047 22,158 +4.01% Sedgwick
19 Prairie Village 21,892 21,447 +2.07% Johnson
20 Hays + 21,038 20,510 +2.57% Ellis
21 Liberal + 20,956 20,525 +2.10% Seward
22 Gardner 20,473 19,123 +7.06% Johnson
23 Pittsburg 20,398 20,233 +0.82% Crawford
24 Newton + 19,117 19,132 -0.08% Harvey
25 Great Bend + 15,901 15,995 -0.59% Barton
26 McPherson + 13,322 13,155 +1.27% McPherson
27 El Dorado + 12,852 13,021 -1.30% Butler
28 Ottawa + 12,482 12,649 -1.32% Franklin
29 Winfield + 12,333 12,301 +0.26% Cowley
30 Arkansas City 12,305 12,415 -0.89% Cowley
31 Andover 12,265 11,791 +4.02% Butler
32 Lansing 11,642 11,265 +3.35% Leavenworth
33 Merriam 11,281 11,003 +2.53% Johnson
34 Haysville 11,004 10,826 +1.64% Sedgwick
35 Atchison + 10,925 11,021 -0.87% Atchison
36 Parsons 10,164 10,500 -3.20% Labette
37 Coffeyville 9,949 10,295 -3.36% Montgomery
38 Mission 9,516 9,323 +2.07% Johnson
39 Chanute 9,255 9,119 +1.49% Neosho
40 Independence + 9,230 9,483 -2.67% Montgomery
41 Augusta 9,203 9,274 -0.77% Butler
42 Wellington + 7,967 8,172 -2.51% Sumner
43 Fort Scott + 7,934 8,087 -1.89% Bourbon
44 Park City 7,499 7,297 +2.77% Sedgwick
45 Bonner Springs 7,480 7,314 +2.27% Wyandotte
46 Valley Center 7,011 6,822 +2.77% Sedgwick
47 Pratt + 6,986 6,835 +2.21% Pratt
48 Bel Aire 6,916 6,769 +2.17% Sedgwick
49 Roeland Park 6,845 6,731 +1.69% Johnson
50 Abilene + 6,665 6,844 -2.62% Dickinson
51 Mulvane 6,287 6,111 +2.88% Sedgwick
52 Ulysses + 6,274 6,161 +1.83% Grant
53 Eudora 6,211 6,136 +1.22% Douglas
54 De Soto 5,911 5,720 +3.34% Johnson
55 Spring Hill 5,730 5,437 +5.39% Johnson
56 Paola + 5,630 5,602 +0.50% Miami
57 Iola + 5,613 5,704 -1.60% Allen
58 Colby + 5,416 5,387 +0.54% Thomas
59 Concordia + 5,261 5,395 -2.48% Cloud
60 Tonganoxie 5,165 4,996 +3.38% Leavenworth

Military installations

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.[7][8][9]

Installation Population in quarters Active duty personnel County
Fort Riley 54,957 18,553 Riley and Geary[7]
McConnell Air Force Base 17,523 2,989 Sedgwick[8]
Fort Leavenworth 12,733 5,383 Leavenworth[9]

Alphabetical listing

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Fictional cities

See also

References

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