Latest Data (2016)
Population 481,420
Nationwide Rank 37

Quick Facts

Kansas City, Missouri is the 37th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

Kansas City, Missouri is a city.

Kansas City, Missouri is currently 5.1% smaller than it was in 1970, the year of its peak recorded population.

Kansas City, Missouri's growth is below average. 67% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Kansas City, Missouri Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 638,367 25.7%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 632,912 30.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 616,261 11.2%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 614,664 -5.2%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,047 -0.3%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 559,277 24.1%
33 Tucson, Arizona 530,706 8.4%
34 Fresno, California 522,053 21.2%
35 Sacramento, California 495,234 21.0%
36 Mesa, Arizona 484,587 20.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 481,420 8.8%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 472,522 12.1%
39 Long Beach, California 470,130 1.7%
40 Colorado Springs, Colorado 465,101 28.4%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 458,880 58.1%
42 Miami, Florida 453,579 24.8%
43 Virginia Beach, Virginia 452,602 6.1%
44 Omaha, Nebraska 446,970 9.0%
45 Oakland, California 420,005 4.8%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 413,651 8.1%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 403,090 2.6%

Similarly Sized Cities In Missouri

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
37 Kansas City 481,420 8.8%
61 St. Louis 311,404 -10.2%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 481,420 37
2015 475,378 36
2014 470,800 37
2013 467,007 37
2012 464,310 37
2011 461,988 37
2010 459,787 37
2009 482,299 35
2008 480,129 35
2007 475,830 35
2006 470,076 35
2005 463,983 36
2004 458,618 37
2003 453,949 38
2002 449,266 37
2001 445,550 37
2000 442,369 37
1990 435,121 31
1980 448,159 27
1970 507,087 26
1960 475,539 27
1950 456,622 20
1940 399,178 19
1930 399,746 19
1920 324,410 19
1910 248,381 20
1900 163,752 22
1890 132,716 24
1880 55,785 30
1870 32,260 38