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Population
  2010 2018
Population 2,853,118 2,911,505
Rank 34 36
Median Age 36.0 36.9
   
Total 8 year-olds 39,733 40,093
Boys 20,371 20,446
Girls 19,362 19,647
Total 9 year-olds 40,869 39,646
Boys 20,946 20,324
Girls 19,923 19,322
Total 10 year-olds 40,888 40,540
Boys 21,130 20,712
Girls 19,758 19,828
Total 11 year-olds 39,951 40,500
Boys 20,566 20,681
Girls 19,385 19,819
Total 12 year-olds 39,670 40,056
Boys 20,341 20,469
Girls 19,329 19,587
Total 13 year-olds 38,856 39,691
Boys 19,927 20,244
Girls 18,929 19,447
Total 14 year-olds 39,519 39,659
Boys 20,192 20,355
Girls 19,327 19,304
 
How People Get to Work: 2010 2018
Drive Alone 82.1% 82.0%
Car Pool 9.1% 9.3%
Public Transportation 0.5% 0.5%
Work at Home 4.4% 4.8%
 
Computer and Internet Use: 2018
Homes with a Computer 92.1%

Geography
  2010
Capital Topeka
Largest City Wichita
Second Largest City Overland Park
Persons Per Square Mile 34.9

Business
  2010 2017
Dentist Offices 1,038 1,048
Amusement Parks 2 NA
Fast-Food Restaurants 1,890 2,183
Toy Stores 84 83
Video/Disc Rental Stores 120 28
Zoos & Botanical Gardens 8 4
Candy & Nut Stores 25 22
Pet & Pet Supply Stores 84 85
Ice Cream & Frozen Dessert Makers NA NA

Note: As is the case with all surveys, statistics from sample surveys are subject to sampling and nonsampling error.

A value of NA indicates that data are not available for the indicated time period. A value of X indicates that data are not applicable for the current region.

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History

  • Date of Statehood: January 29, 1861
  • Population 1860: 107,206
  • Population 1900: 1,470,495
  • Population 1950: 1,905,299
  • Population 2000: 2,688,418
  • Population 2010: 2,853,118

I never knew that! *

  • Nickname: Sunflower State
  • Flower: Sunflower
  • Tree: Cottonwood
  • Bird: Western Meadowlark
  • Animal: Buffalo
  • Song: Home on the Range

Who told you this stuff?

The U.S. Census Bureau takes a census of the population every 10 years, and censuses of economic activity and governments every five years. And every year, the Census Bureau conducts more than 100 other surveys. Data on this page come from the 2010 Census, the American Community Survey, Population Estimates, County Business Patterns, and Puerto Rico Community Survey.

How are these data collected?

The U.S. Census Bureau sends questionnaires in the mail or contacts businesses and households to participate in its surveys.

* State and Island Area symbol information was obtained from various non-Census Bureau resources including state web sites, educational web sites, and commercial entities.

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