Kansas City metropolitan area

metropolitan area surrounding Kansas City, Missouri; a bi-state (Missouri-Kansas) urban area

The Kansas City metropolitan area surrounds the city of Kansas City, Missouri. It includes 14 counties in both Missouri and Kansas.[1] With a population of 2.2 million people, it is the second largest metropolitan area in Missouri behind Greater St. Louis.[2] However, the Kansas city metropolitan area gained population from 2020 to 2023. The St. Louis metropolitan area lost population.[2]

The 14-county Kansas City Metropolitan Area, with the approximate city limits of Kansas City, Missouri in red and counties in blue


  1. "OMB Bulletin No. 23-01" (PDF). Office of Management and Budget. July 21, 2023. Archived (PDF) from the original on July 21, 2023. Retrieved April 7, 2024.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas Population Totals: 2020-2023". United States Census Bureau, Population Division. March 14, 2024. Retrieved March 15, 2024.