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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.

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Population Statistics

State Population
2,911,641
Metropolitan Populations
Kansas City, MO-KS Metro Area 2,087,471 Wichita 389,965
Topeka 233,791 Lawrence 118,053
Manhattan 98,545 Hutchinson 63,718
Salina 61,666 Garden City 41,074
Top County Populations
Johnson 580,159 Sedgwick 511,574
Shawnee 178,725 Wyandotte 163,369
Douglas 118,053 Leavenworth 79,315
Riley 75,247 Butler 66,741
Top City Populations
Wichita 389,965 Overland Park 186,515
Kansas City 151,306 Olathe 134,305
Topeka 127,265 Lawrence 93,917
Shawnee 65,046 Manhattan 56,308
Sources:
U.S. Census – Population estimates, July 1, 2015, (V2015).
Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 – United States – Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico – 2015 Population Estimates

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

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