What is the current population of Kansas City?

Based on the latest 2020 data from the US census, the current population of Kansas City is 495,327. Kansas City, Missouri is the 38th largest city in the US.

What was the peak population of Kansas City?

The peak population of Kansas City was in 1970, when its population was 507,087. In 1970, Kansas City was the 26th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 38th largest city in the US. Kansas City is currently 2.3% smaller than it was in 1970.

How quickly is Kansas City growing?

Kansas City has grown 11.9% since the 2000. Kansas City, Missouri's growth is below average. 65% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Is Kansas City the biggest city in Missouri?

Yes, Kansas City is the biggest city in the state of Missouri based on population. The second largest city, St. Louis, is 60% the size of Kansas City.

What county is Kansas City, Missouri in?

Parts of Kansas City are located within Cass County, Clay County, Jackson County and Platte County.

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2019 495,327 38
2018 491,918 38
2017 488,943 37
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

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
28 Memphis, Tennessee 651,073 -5.6%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 617,638 11.4%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 593,490 -8.5%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 590,157 -1.1%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 560,513 24.4%
33 Tucson, Arizona 548,073 11.9%
34 Fresno, California 531,576 23.4%
35 Mesa, Arizona 518,012 28.5%
36 Sacramento, California 513,624 25.5%
37 Atlanta, Georgia 506,811 20.2%
38 Kansas City, Missouri 495,327 11.9%
39 Colorado Springs, Colorado 478,221 32.0%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 478,192 16.6%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 474,069 63.3%
42 Miami, Florida 467,963 28.8%
43 Long Beach, California 462,628 0.0%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 449,974 5.4%
45 Oakland, California 433,031 8.0%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 429,606 12.3%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 401,190 2.1%
48 Tampa, Florida 399,700 31.4%

Similarly Sized Cities In Missouri

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2019
38 Kansas City 495,327 11.9%
65 St. Louis 300,576 -13.3%

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