Kansas, US

Kansas: State of the United States of America


Kansas is a midwestern state nicknamed “the Wheat State” for its immense crop production. It is bordered by Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Colorado.

Some key facts about Kansas:

  • Capital: Topeka
  • Population: Around 2.9 million
  • Area: 82,278 square miles (15th largest state)
  • Nickname: The Wheat State

Kansas lies in the heart of Tornado Alley and has a temperate climate with hot summers and cold winters. Geographic landscapes include fertile plains, rolling hills, and wooded areas. Major rivers are the Kansas and Arkansas Rivers.

Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, and Topeka are the largest metro areas. The economy relies heavily on agriculture and livestock like cattle ranching. Aviation and transportation are also important industries in Kansas.

Culturally, Kansas mixes its rural, farming traditions with modern city amenities. The state has many museums, memorials, and cultural sites that celebrate its history and heritage. Historical figures like Amelia Earhart and Dwight D. Eisenhower came from Kansas.

Outdoor attractions range from hiking the Flint Hills Trail to exploring underground caves. Popular sports include auto racing, fishing, and hunting. The state is known for its barbecue cuisine.

In summary, Kansas represents the quintessential Great Plains state with sprawling wheat fields, agrarian roots, family farms, and close ties to American expansion and plains culture.

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Location of Kansas

Quick Facts about Kansas

Population : 2,913,805
Country : United States of America
Head of government : Governor of Kansas
Area : 213100 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.63%
Land as percent of area : 99.37%
Easternmost point : Point(-94.589518055 39.146873055)
Northernmost point : Point(-102.05175 40.003083333)
Legislative body : Kansas Legislature
Named for : Kansas River
Official language : English
Altitude : 1,969 feet / 600 meters
Capital : Topeka
Establishment : January 01, 1861 (163 years ago)
Time Zone : Central Time Zone, UTC−06:00, America/Chicago
Local time : 00:15:49 (15th June 2024)
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Seal of Kansas
Seal of Kansas seal image


Kansas is located at 38°30'1"N 98°30'2"W (38.5002900, -98.5006300). It has 4 neighbors: Missouri, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Colorado.

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The largest city of Kansas is Wichita with a population of 391,731. Other cities include, Overland Park population 197,381, Kansas City population 152,960, Shawnee population 66,298 and Lenexa population 56,156. See all Kansas cities & populated places.

Largest Cities in Kansas (more)

Cities, Towns, Villages, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Kansas.

City Name Title County Population
Wichita The largest city in Kansas and the center of the Wichita metropolitan area. Sedgwick 391,731
Overland Park The second most populous city in Johnson County, Kansas. Johnson 197,381
Kansas City The second most populous city in Kansas. Wyandotte 152,960
Shawnee The most populous city in Johnson County, Kansas. Johnson 66,298
Lenexa The most populous city in Johnson County, Kansas. Johnson 56,156
Salina The most populous city in Saline County, Kansas. Saline 46,274
Hutchinson The county seat of Reno County, Kansas. Reno 40,209
Leavenworth City in Kansas Leavenworth 35,934
Leawood City in Kansas, United States Johnson 34,669
Fort Dodge City in and county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States Ford 28,075
City of Dodge City City in and county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States Ford 28,075
Dodge City City in and county seat of Ford County, Kansas, United States Ford 27,104
Derby City in Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States Sedgwick 25,145
Prairie Village City in Kansas, United States Butler 22,315
Prairie Village City in Kansas, United States Johnson 21,877
Junction City City in and county seat of Geary County, Kansas Geary 21,482

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Kansas has 4 neighbours.

  • Missouri state of the United States of America
  • Oklahoma state of the United States of America
  • Nebraska Nebraska, state of the United States of America. Nebraska is one of the fifty states that make up the United States of America alongside Washington DC. Lincoln and its most populated town, Omaha, are its capital. It is located in the country's midwest region, the Central Northwest division, bordering South Dakota on the north, the Missouri River on the east, separating it from Iowa and Missouri, Kansas on the south, Colorado on the southwest, and Wyoming on the west. It is the eighth least densely populated state, with 9.12 inhabitants / km², ahead of the least densely populated Idaho, New Mexico, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. On March 1, 1867, he was admitted to the Union as the 37th,
  • Colorado state of the United States of America

  • Thomas County
  • Wallace County
  • Ford County
  • Jewell County
  • Washington County
  • Wilson County
  • Cowley County
  • Hamilton County
  • Douglas County
  • Greenwood County
  • Brown County
  • Sumner County
  • Cheyenne County
  • Sherman County
  • Hodgeman County
  • Meade County
  • Saline County
  • Greeley County
  • Montgomery County
  • Russell County
  • Jefferson County
  • Smith County
  • Shawnee County
  • Cloud County
  • Linn County
  • Harvey County
  • Mitchell County
  • Ellis County
  • Republic County
  • Leavenworth County
  • Marshall County
  • Haskell County
  • McPherson County
  • Wyandotte County
  • Chase County
  • Rice County
  • Ottawa County
  • Neosho County
  • Jackson County
  • Wichita County
  • Anderson County
  • Nemaha County
  • Stevens County
  • Reno County
  • Decatur County
  • Gray County
  • Allen County
  • Phillips County
  • Johnson County
  • Trego County
  • Coffey County
  • Riley County
  • Woodson County
  • Dickinson County
  • Lyon County
  • Lane County
  • Rawlins County
  • Doniphan County
  • Kiowa County
  • Rush County
  • Norton County
  • Labette County
  • Kearny County
  • Stanton County
  • Morton County
  • Atchison County
  • Pawnee County
  • Clark County
  • Pottawatomie County
  • Geary County
  • Edwards County
  • Harper County
  • Marion County
  • Sheridan County
  • Graham County
  • Barton County
  • Cherokee County
  • Finney County
  • Stafford County
  • Pratt County
  • Chautauqua County
  • Morris County
  • Rooks County
  • Barber County
  • Lincoln County
  • Crawford County
  • Ness County
  • Sedgwick County
  • Grant County
  • Logan County
  • Bourbon County
  • Scott County
  • Franklin County
  • Gove County
  • Clay County
  • Wabaunsee County
  • Osborne County
  • Elk County
  • Miami County
  • Osage County
  • Butler County
  • Ellsworth County
  • Kingman County
  • Seward County
  • Comanche County


Year Population % Change Method
1910 1,690,949 - census
1920 1,769,257 4.43% census
1930 1,880,999 5.94% census
1940 1,801,028 -4.44% census
1950 1,905,299 5.47% census
1960 2,178,611 12.55% census
1970 2,246,578 3.03% census
1980 2,363,679 4.95% census
1990 2,477,574 4.6% census
2000 2,688,418 7.84% census
2010 2,853,118 5.77% census
2011 2,869,225 0.56% estimation process
2012 2,885,257 0.56% estimation process
2013 2,893,212 0.27% estimation process
2014 2,900,475 0.25% estimation process
2015 2,909,011 0.29% estimation process
2016 2,910,844 0.06% estimation process
2017 2,908,718 -0.07% estimation process
2018 2,911,359 0.09% estimation process
2019 2,913,314 0.07% estimation process
2020 2,913,805 0.02% estimation process

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Kansas Counties (more)

Johnson County
Johnson County

Johnson County, county in Wyoming, United States

Sedgwick County
Sedgwick County

Sedgwick County, county in Kansas, United States

Shawnee County
Shawnee County

Shawnee County, county in Kansas, United States

County Name Population
Johnson County 607,220
Sedgwick County 519,907
Shawnee County 175,999
Wyandotte County 165,265
Douglas County 122,530
Leavenworth County 82,246
Riley County 73,202
Butler County 66,992
Reno County 61,793
Saline County 53,926
Crawford County 38,730
Finney County 35,917
Cowley County 34,628
Miami County 34,334
Harvey County 34,291
Ford County 33,094

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