Cities in Kansas

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This page contains a list of cities in Kansas, and other information about local governments.

Kansas allows cities to adopt charter ordinances and counties to adopt charter resolutions, making each in effect similar to a charter city or county with Home rule powers. There are 103 total counties and 626 municipalities in Kansas.[1]

Types of local government

Local government in Kansas consists of:

  • 626 city governments.
  • 1268 town governments.
  • 103 county governments.
  • In addition, there are 1,503 special districts and 306 independent school districts.[2]

Initiative process availability

See also: Laws governing local ballot measures in Kansas

The local units of government in Kansas that make the initiative process available are:

  • Cities: all 626 of which have ordinance initiative and charter ordinance referendum.
  • Counties: all 103 of which have referendum for charter resolutions.

10 most populated cities

List of Most Populated Cities in Kansas
City[3] Population City Type Next election
Wichita 384,445 Charter Special Election
Overland Park 176,185 Charter Special Election
Kansas City 146,453 Charter as consolidated city-county Special Election
Topeka 128,188 Charter Special Election
Olathe 127,907 Charter Special Election
Lawrence 88,727 Charter Special Election
Shawnee 63,219 Charter Special Election
Manhattan 53,678 Charter Special Election
Lenexa 48,972 Charter Special Election
Salina 47,910 Charter Special Election

Full List of Cities

A guide to local ballot initiatives
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As of the 2010 Census, there are 626 incorporated cities and towns in Kansas. Population figures below are based on the updated estimates as of July 1, 2011.[4]

See also