Latest Data (2017)
Population 488,943
Nationwide Rank 37

Quick Facts

Kansas City, Missouri is the 37th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

Kansas City, Missouri is a city.

Kansas City, Missouri is currently 3.6% smaller than it was in 1970, the year of its peak recorded population.

Kansas City, Missouri's growth is below average. 66% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

Kansas City, Missouri Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
27 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 643,648 26.8%
28 Las Vegas, Nevada 641,676 32.4%
29 Louisville/Jefferson County, Kentucky 621,349 12.1%
30 Baltimore, Maryland 611,648 -5.7%
31 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 595,351 -0.2%
32 Albuquerque, New Mexico 558,545 23.9%
33 Tucson, Arizona 535,677 9.4%
34 Fresno, California 527,438 22.4%
35 Sacramento, California 501,901 22.6%
36 Mesa, Arizona 496,401 23.2%
37 Kansas City, Missouri 488,943 10.5%
38 Atlanta, Georgia 486,290 15.4%
39 Long Beach, California 469,450 1.5%
40 Omaha, Nebraska 466,893 13.9%
41 Raleigh, North Carolina 464,758 60.1%
42 Colorado Springs, Colorado 464,474 28.2%
43 Miami, Florida 463,347 27.5%
44 Virginia Beach, Virginia 450,435 5.6%
45 Oakland, California 425,195 6.1%
46 Minneapolis, Minnesota 422,331 10.4%
47 Tulsa, Oklahoma 401,800 2.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Missouri

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
37 Kansas City 488,943 10.5%
62 St. Louis 308,626 -11.0%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
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