Sitemap to all pages covering the state of Kansas. Contributions and photography for the Kansas guides from Alex Nitzman, Andy Field, Brent Ivy and Justin Cozart.

Highway Guides

Other Roads

Population Statistics

State Population
2,937,880
Metropolitan Populations
Kansas City, MO-KS 2,192,035 Wichita 647,610
Topeka 233,152 Lawrence 118,053
Manhattan 134,046 Hutchinson 61,898
Salina 60,038 Garden City 42,453
Top County Populations
Johnson 609,863 Sedgwick 523,824
Shawnee 178,909 Wyandotte 169,245
Douglas 118,785 Leavenworth 81,881
Riley 71,959 Butler 67,380
Top City Populations
Wichita 391,731 Overland Park 197,381
Kansas City 152,727 Olathe 141,665
Topeka 124,558 Lawrence 98,448
Shawnee 66,298 Lenexa 56,156
Sources: 2020 U.S. Census Data (metro populations and counties), 2020 U.S. Census Estimate (cities)

About Kansas

  • Capital: Topeka
  • Nickname: Sunflower State
  • State Flower: Sunflower
  • State Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • State Tree: Flowering Cottonwood
  • Total Interstate Mileage: 874.34
  • Land Area: 81,759 square miles
  • Highest Point: Mount Sunflower 4,039 feet
  • Lowest Point: Verdigris River in Montgomery County near Coffeyville, 679 feet
  • Number of Counties: 73
  • Statehood: 34th state; admitted January 29, 1861

Major League Sports Franchises

  • Sporting Kansas City (MLS)

Major Motorsport Speedways

  • Kansas Speedway

Updated December 29, 2021.