Kansas Population: Anticipating the Census

As we approach a new national census in the coming year, what is the best current estimate of where Kansas and the Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area stand?

According to the most recent population estimates released by the Census Bureau, Kansas has experienced a 4.2 percent increase in population from the year 2000 through July 1, 2008, to an estimated population of 2,802,134. This represents an increase of 113,318 Kansans.

Kansas would thus rank 33rd among the states in population at present (versus 32nd in 2000), and 34th in percent change.

The Midwest as whole averaged a 3.4 percent increase, slightly below that of Kansas, during the same time period.

The Wichita Metropolitan Statistical Area, meanwhile, grew by an estimated 32,545 to 603,716 as of July 1, 2008, ranking 84th among all metro areas (versus 80th in 2000).

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  1. […] more on the 2010 Census and its importance, see our earlier posts Make It Count and Kansas Population: Anticipating the Census. Published […]


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