Best Places to Live in Kansas

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What you need to know about Kansas

Located right in the geographic center of the United States, Kansas is known as “America’s Breadbasket,” producing one-fifth of all wheat grown in the nation. Besides agriculture, major industries include energy and aerospace, and three top universities are Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State. The state’s terrain consists of forests, mountain ranges and prairies. The best places to live in Kansas include Wichita, Overland Park, Manhattan, Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City.

Population

2,882,946
Up by 4%
Fenway Park in Boston Massachussetts
The 10 Best Baseball Fanbases in America
We asked a fan who's traveled to every ballpark in America what his favorites were, and this is what he said.
Things to Do in Lawrence, KS
Lawrence offers lots of fun for the whole family
Intersection in downtown Manhattan, KS.
Eight Reasons to Move to Manhattan, KS
Manhattan surprises with college-town diversity and prairie sensibility
Kansas State House in Topeka.
Why Topeka, KS is a Great Place to Live
Kansas River, good schools, pro-business climate are big contributors
Kansas State House in Topeka.
8 Top Employers in Topeka, KS
Government, health, retail, manufacturing are major sectors

Housing

Homes Owned 67%
67% Complete
Homes Rented 33%
33% Complete

Median Home Price

$129,400
Higher than the national average
A young brown-haired woman kisses a statue of a frog at the Topeka Zoo.
Best Things to Do in Topeka, KS
Gage Park, theater, lake, eateries head the list

Big T's Cajun Deli
Best Restaurants in Topeka, KS
Eating an authentic Kansas meal in the capital city of Topeka means eating a steak, plain and simple.

Median Household Income

$51,872
Lower than the national average

Education

Bachelor’s Degree 31%
31% Complete
Graduated High School 90%
90% Complete

Residents

Most residents are
5-17 Years old

More About Kansas Cities

The 10 Best Baseball Fanbases in America
We asked a fan who's traveled to every ballpark in America what his favorites were, and this is what he said.

Things to Do in Lawrence, KS
Lawrence offers lots of fun for the whole family

Eight Reasons to Move to Manhattan, KS
Manhattan surprises with college-town diversity and prairie sensibility

Why Topeka, KS is a Great Place to Live
Kansas River, good schools, pro-business climate are big contributors

8 Top Employers in Topeka, KS
Government, health, retail, manufacturing are major sectors

Best Things to Do in Topeka, KS
Gage Park, theater, lake, eateries head the list

Best Restaurants in Topeka, KS
Eating an authentic Kansas meal in the capital city of Topeka means eating a steak, plain and simple.

Planned Communities and Downtown Living in Topeka, KS
Topeka is a down-home kind of town with a fresh, upscale face.

Why Manhattan, KS Is a Best Place to Live
Education, civic pride, health and housing give 'The Little Apple' bite

Best Places to Live in Kansas