100 Biggest Cities In Missouri For 2021

Using the latest Census data, we detail the 100 biggest cities in Missouri. You can all see a comprehensive list of all 372 cities and places in Missouri.

We all love the biggest cities that the Show Me State has to offer. You know the places like Kansas City and St. Louis which make all the headlines.

But there are a bunch of other great large cities in Missouri that don't get as much love.

We're going to change that right now.

Using the most recent Census data, we can tell you about all the places in Missouri with a focus on the biggest. We update the data each year and this is our fourth time doing this.

You can click here to see a full table of the full of the 100 biggest cities in Missouri, along with every other place over 1,000 people big. It is sortable by clicking on the headers.

Read on below to see more on the biggest cities. Or for more reading on places to live in Missouri, check out:

The 10 Biggest Cities In Missouri

Kansas City, MO
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 1 (No Change)
Population: 486,404
Population 2010: 454,876
Growth: 6.9%
More on Kansas City: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

St. Louis, MO
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)
Population: 308,174
Population 2010: 318,809
Growth: -3.3%
More on St. Louis: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Springfield, MO
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 3 (No Change)
Population: 167,051
Population 2010: 158,945
Growth: 5.1%
More on Springfield: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Columbia, MO
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 5 (Up 1)
Population: 121,230
Population 2010: 104,620
Growth: 15.9%
More on Columbia: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Independence, MO
Overall SnackAbility
5
/10

Rank Last Year: 4 (Down 1)
Population: 117,084
Population 2010: 115,578
Growth: 1.3%
More on Independence: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)
Population: 97,275
Population 2010: 87,027
Growth: 11.8%
More on Lee's Summit: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

O
Overall SnackAbility
9
/10

Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)
Population: 87,242
Population 2010: 74,777
Growth: 16.7%
More on O'fallon: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

St. Joseph, MO
Overall SnackAbility
4
/10

Rank Last Year: 8 (No Change)
Population: 75,913
Population 2010: 75,911
Growth: 0.0%
More on St. Joseph: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

St. Charles, MO
Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility
7.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 9 (No Change)
Population: 70,171
Population 2010: 65,374
Growth: 7.3%
More on St. Charles: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

St. Peters, MO
Overall SnackAbility
8.5
/10

Rank Last Year: 10 (No Change)
Population: 57,273
Population 2010: 52,850
Growth: 8.4%
More on St. Peters: Crime ReportHomes For Sale | Data

How We Determined The Largest Cities In Missouri

We've been ranking and dissecting cities in the Show Me State for over 4 years now -- making this actually the fourth time we've run the numbers. We always use the best data, the US Census. In this case, that means we are using the 2013-2017 American Community Survey.

It what is probably the most simple analysis we run each year, we ranked every place in Missouri from biggest to smallest. The biggest city this year? That would be Kansas City.

The smallest? Morehouse, although there are places smaller than 1,000 people not listed here, so keep that in mind as we take a look at the top ten.

Now on to numbers 11-100 Biggest in Missouri

We hope that you find the big city, or really any city, that's right for you. Below is a list of the rest of the biggest cities along with every other place in Missouri.

Have fun snacking around in the Show Me State!

For more reading on Missouri, check out:

Detailed List Of The Biggest Cities In Missouri

Rank City Current Population 2010 Growth
1 Kansas City 486,404 454,876 6.9%
2 St. Louis 308,174 318,809 -3.3%
3 Springfield 167,051 158,945 5.1%
4 Columbia 121,230 104,620 15.9%
5 Independence 117,084 115,578 1.3%
6 Lee's Summit 97,275 87,027 11.8%
7 O'fallon 87,242 74,777 16.7%
8 St. Joseph 75,913 75,911 0.0%
9 St. Charles 70,171 65,374 7.3%
10 St. Peters 57,273 52,850 8.4%
11 Blue Springs 54,850 51,508 6.5%
12 Florissant 51,455 52,462 -1.9%
13 Joplin 50,386 49,453 1.9%
14 Chesterfield 47,605 47,253 0.7%
15 Jefferson City 42,919 42,374 1.3%
16 Cape Girardeau 39,566 37,410 5.8%
17 Wentzville 38,841 25,386 53.0%
18 Oakville 36,407 35,253 3.3%
19 Wildwood 35,459 34,970 1.4%
20 University City 34,498 35,704 -3.4%
21 Liberty 31,328 28,645 9.4%
22 Ballwin 30,252 30,496 -0.8%
23 Raytown 29,264 29,490 -0.8%
24 Mehlville 27,971 27,364 2.2%
25 Kirkwood 27,708 27,412 1.1%
26 Gladstone 27,126 25,501 6.4%
27 Maryland Heights 27,080 27,377 -1.1%
28 Hazelwood 25,319 25,716 -1.5%
29 Grandview 25,069 24,420 2.7%
30 Belton 23,425 23,092 1.4%
31 Webster Groves 22,951 22,984 -0.1%
32 Sedalia 21,633 21,142 2.3%
33 Nixa 21,544 18,021 19.5%
34 Raymore 21,196 18,009 17.7%
35 Arnold 21,146 20,753 1.9%
36 Ferguson 20,738 21,339 -2.8%
37 Rolla 20,169 19,141 5.4%
38 Affton 20,148 20,115 0.2%
39 Warrensburg 20,139 18,465 9.1%
40 Old Jamestown 19,777 20,509 -3.6%
41 Ozark 19,767 16,622 18.9%
42 Creve Coeur 18,538 17,581 5.4%
43 Farmington 18,515 16,143 14.7%
44 Manchester 18,110 18,215 -0.6%
45 Concord 17,912 15,840 13.1%
46 Kirksville 17,554 17,413 0.8%
47 Spanish Lake 17,485 21,803 -19.8%
48 Hannibal 17,320 17,821 -2.8%
49 Poplar Bluff 17,023 17,123 -0.6%
50 Lemay 16,918 15,924 6.2%
51 Clayton 16,588 15,337 8.2%
52 Republic 16,247 13,772 18.0%
53 Sikeston 16,200 16,369 -1.0%
54 Fort Leonard Wood 16,026 15,235 5.2%
55 Lake St. Louis 15,989 13,900 15.0%
56 Overland 15,715 16,163 -2.8%
57 Jackson 14,872 13,419 10.8%
58 Jennings 14,712 14,826 -0.8%
59 Carthage 14,708 14,114 4.2%
60 Lebanon 14,652 14,211 3.1%
61 Washington 14,014 13,968 0.3%
62 Grain Valley 13,966 11,428 22.2%
63 Moberly 13,707 14,057 -2.5%
64 Dardenne Prairie 13,293 10,290 29.2%
65 Marshall 12,949 12,823 1.0%
66 Fulton 12,779 12,618 1.3%
67 St. Ann 12,744 13,071 -2.5%
68 West Plains 12,233 11,759 4.0%
69 Troy 12,079 10,103 19.6%
70 Neosho 11,990 11,719 2.3%
71 Festus 11,982 11,309 6.0%
72 Crestwood 11,865 11,892 -0.2%
73 Webb City 11,721 10,765 8.9%
74 Maryville 11,696 11,695 0.0%
75 Excelsior Springs 11,640 11,118 4.7%
76 Bridgeton 11,606 12,234 -5.1%
77 Mexico 11,543 11,559 -0.1%
78 Union 11,475 9,820 16.9%
79 Branson 11,416 9,854 15.9%
80 Town And Country 11,077 10,812 2.5%
81 Bolivar 10,880 10,222 6.4%
82 Eureka 10,666 9,707 9.9%
83 Bellefontaine Neighbors 10,517 10,918 -3.7%
84 Kearney 10,095 7,864 28.4%
85 Kennett 10,062 11,269 -10.7%
86 Harrisonville 10,043 9,973 0.7%
87 Smithville 9,884 7,896 25.2%
88 Cameron 9,665 9,730 -0.7%
89 Ellisville 9,661 9,102 6.1%
90 Chillicothe 9,162 8,867 3.3%
91 Clinton 9,118 9,248 -1.4%
92 Monett 8,984 8,799 2.1%
93 Berkeley 8,927 9,141 -2.3%
94 Des Peres 8,619 8,397 2.6%
95 Ladue 8,601 8,467 1.6%
96 Park Hills 8,544 8,626 -1.0%
97 Pleasant Hill 8,510 7,769 9.5%
98 Richmond Heights 8,500 8,767 -3.0%
99 Sunset Hills 8,472 8,424 0.6%
100 Perryville 8,451 8,176 3.4%
101 Boonville 8,418 8,391 0.3%
102 Nevada 8,317 8,164 1.9%
103 Warrenton 8,226 7,586 8.4%
104 Oak Grove 8,217 7,400 11.0%
105 Carl Junction 8,072 7,081 14.0%
106 Maplewood 8,051 8,227 -2.1%
107 Brentwood 8,005 7,973 0.4%
108 Murphy 7,961 8,911 -10.7%
109 Dexter 7,862 7,855 0.1%
110 Olivette 7,849 7,660 2.5%
111 Sappington 7,484 7,982 -6.2%
112 Aurora 7,438 7,505 -0.9%
113 Marshfield 7,318 6,554 11.7%
114 Bonne Terre 7,165 6,529 9.7%
115 Black Jack 6,932 6,888 0.6%
116 Valley Park 6,799 6,864 -0.9%
117 Parkville 6,724 5,311 26.6%
118 Sullivan 6,564 7,310 -10.2%
119 St. John 6,396 6,563 -2.5%
120 De Soto 6,380 6,447 -1.0%
121 Pacific 6,339 6,414 -1.2%
122 Greenwood 6,247 4,963 25.9%
123 Battlefield 6,240 5,044 23.7%
124 Shrewsbury 6,150 6,293 -2.3%
125 St. Robert 6,122 3,929 55.8%
126 Barnhart 5,948 5,864 1.4%
127 Pevely 5,893 5,206 13.2%
128 Glendale 5,891 5,880 0.2%
129 Trenton 5,770 6,018 -4.1%
130 Richmond 5,628 5,907 -4.7%
131 Caruthersville 5,616 6,279 -10.6%
132 Charleston 5,614 5,720 -1.9%
133 Weldon Spring 5,531 5,463 1.2%
134 Willard 5,519 4,960 11.3%
135 Bowling Green 5,516 4,988 10.6%
136 Macon 5,358 5,462 -1.9%
137 Waynesville 5,257 4,440 18.4%
138 Odessa 5,210 5,211 0.0%
139 Cottleville 5,200 2,914 78.4%
140 Savannah 5,159 4,967 3.9%
141 Peculiar 5,139 4,325 18.8%
142 Osage Beach 5,080 4,360 16.5%
143 Dellwood 5,013 5,044 -0.6%
144 Salem 4,935 4,973 -0.8%
145 Glasgow Village 4,918 5,155 -4.6%
146 Platte City 4,901 4,526 8.3%
147 Desloge 4,886 5,046 -3.2%
148 Normandy 4,883 5,058 -3.5%
149 Crystal City 4,740 4,780 -0.8%
150 St. Clair 4,718 4,704 0.3%
151 Mountain Grove 4,683 4,822 -2.9%
152 Eldon 4,636 4,685 -1.0%
153 Rock Hill 4,634 4,649 -0.3%
154 Higginsville 4,619 4,810 -4.0%
155 Breckenridge Hills 4,616 4,748 -2.8%
156 Lexington 4,555 4,758 -4.3%
157 Hollister 4,532 4,321 4.9%
158 Mount Vernon 4,505 4,535 -0.7%
159 Scott City 4,498 4,574 -1.7%
160 North Kansas City 4,477 4,295 4.2%
161 High Ridge 4,459 4,808 -7.3%
162 Ste. Genevieve 4,418 4,448 -0.7%
163 California 4,405 4,238 3.9%
164 Brookfield 4,403 4,468 -1.5%
165 Lamar 4,303 4,599 -6.4%
166 Imperial 4,260 4,445 -4.2%
167 Centralia 4,213 3,997 5.4%
168 Holts Summit 4,193 3,193 31.3%
169 Whiteman Afb 4,169 3,347 24.6%
170 Malden 4,165 4,064 2.5%
171 Vandalia 4,149 3,932 5.5%
172 Butler 4,130 4,266 -3.2%
173 Northwoods 4,121 4,286 -3.8%
174 St. James 4,076 4,169 -2.2%
175 Woodson Terrace 4,052 4,085 -0.8%
176 Camdenton 4,038 3,681 9.7%
177 Fenton 4,025 4,042 -0.4%
178 Herculaneum 4,025 3,364 19.6%
179 Fredericktown 3,999 4,006 -0.2%
180 Ashland 3,907 3,454 13.1%
181 Wright City 3,810 2,931 30.0%
182 Rogersville 3,697 2,935 26.0%
183 Carrollton 3,637 3,802 -4.3%
184 Palmyra 3,612 3,565 1.3%
185 Pine Lawn 3,579 3,432 4.3%
186 El Dorado Springs 3,534 3,686 -4.1%
187 Frontenac 3,513 3,465 1.4%
188 Tipton 3,372 3,263 3.3%
189 Riverside 3,342 2,949 13.3%
190 Cuba 3,314 3,372 -1.7%
191 Pagedale 3,306 3,327 -0.6%
192 Sugar Creek 3,290 3,381 -2.7%
193 Cassville 3,267 3,309 -1.3%
194 Louisiana 3,264 3,471 -6.0%
195 Hillsboro 3,185 2,641 20.6%
196 Bethany 3,119 3,196 -2.4%
197 Buffalo 3,047 3,178 -4.1%
198 Buckner 3,045 2,979 2.2%
199 Moscow Mills 3,034 2,451 23.8%
200 Portageville 3,011 3,199 -5.9%
201 East Prairie 3,006 3,188 -5.7%
202 Pleasant Valley 3,003 3,001 0.1%
203 Byrnes Mill 2,970 2,733 8.7%
204 Versailles 2,961 2,160 37.1%
205 Windsor 2,937 2,967 -1.0%
206 Chaffee 2,919 2,968 -1.7%
207 Concordia 2,902 2,405 20.7%
208 New Madrid 2,898 3,109 -6.8%
209 Ava 2,889 3,058 -5.5%
210 Riverview 2,863 2,872 -0.3%
211 Castle Point 2,820 3,623 -22.2%
212 Knob Noster 2,767 2,740 1.0%
213 Country Club 2,729 2,221 22.9%
214 Licking 2,705 3,521 -23.2%
215 Bel-Ridge 2,703 2,799 -3.4%
216 Gray Summit 2,699 2,582 4.5%
217 Piedmont 2,697 2,013 34.0%
218 Fayette 2,693 2,698 -0.2%
219 Warsaw 2,683 2,376 12.9%
220 Montgomery City 2,677 2,766 -3.2%
221 Clever 2,667 1,647 61.9%
222 Kimberling City 2,665 2,651 0.5%
223 Terre Du Lac 2,662 2,176 22.3%
224 Mountain View 2,656 2,681 -0.9%
225 Hayti 2,652 2,966 -10.6%
226 Green Park 2,631 2,621 0.4%
227 Clarkson Valley 2,614 2,623 -0.3%
228 Oronogo 2,609 2,430 7.4%
229 Potosi 2,608 2,767 -5.7%
230 Villa Ridge 2,603 2,462 5.7%
231 Owensville 2,599 2,681 -3.1%
232 Houston 2,592 2,110 22.8%
233 Marlborough 2,567 1,864 37.7%
234 Forsyth 2,549 1,978 28.9%
235 Seneca 2,490 2,029 22.7%
236 Milan 2,463 2,094 17.6%
237 Canton 2,463 2,915 -15.5%
238 Hermann 2,438 2,458 -0.8%
239 Cabool 2,426 2,442 -0.7%
240 Marionville 2,416 2,373 1.8%
241 Moline Acres 2,407 2,709 -11.1%
242 Monroe City 2,402 2,659 -9.7%
243 Holden 2,398 2,362 1.5%
244 Village Of Four Seasons 2,371 1,663 42.6%
245 Thayer 2,355 2,567 -8.3%
246 Elsberry 2,303 1,985 16.0%
247 St. Paul 2,295 2,001 14.7%
248 Carterville 2,253 1,687 33.6%
249 Plattsburg 2,236 2,345 -4.6%
250 Willow Springs 2,225 2,467 -9.8%
251 Merriam Woods 2,210 1,768 25.0%
252 Bloomfield 2,191 1,923 13.9%
253 Lathrop 2,184 2,395 -8.8%
254 Kahoka 2,160 2,357 -8.4%
255 Lawson 2,145 2,621 -18.2%
256 Noel 2,141 2,506 -14.6%
257 Lake Lotawana 2,120 2,144 -1.1%
258 Strafford 2,100 1,879 11.8%
259 Weatherby Lake 2,088 1,969 6.0%
260 Anderson 2,069 2,705 -23.5%
261 Doniphan 2,062 2,289 -9.9%
262 Slater 2,057 2,124 -3.2%
263 Granby 2,047 2,320 -11.8%
264 Warson Woods 2,046 1,877 9.0%
265 New Haven 2,038 2,313 -11.9%
266 Seymour 2,022 1,595 26.8%
267 Albany 2,010 1,936 3.8%
268 Marceline 2,002 2,302 -13.0%
269 Steele 1,976 2,213 -10.7%
270 Bourbon 1,946 1,922 1.2%
271 Wellston 1,932 2,192 -11.9%
272 Duquesne 1,918 1,585 21.0%
273 Hamilton 1,893 2,252 -15.9%
274 Wardsville 1,878 1,654 13.5%
275 Hanley Hills 1,863 2,006 -7.1%
276 Adrian 1,861 1,928 -3.5%
277 Lake Ozark 1,858 1,214 53.0%
278 Campbell 1,851 2,503 -26.0%
279 Bernie 1,848 2,002 -7.7%
280 Stockton 1,836 1,761 4.3%
281 Cedar Hill 1,834 1,614 13.6%
282 Unionville 1,813 1,648 10.0%
283 Richland 1,797 1,728 4.0%
284 Marble Hill 1,780 1,810 -1.7%
285 Hallsville 1,771 1,791 -1.1%
286 Senath 1,767 1,934 -8.6%
287 Salisbury 1,754 1,684 4.2%
288 Steelville 1,728 1,390 24.3%
289 Weston 1,728 1,717 0.6%
290 Oakland 1,713 1,328 29.0%
291 Memphis 1,706 1,906 -10.5%
292 Sarcoxie 1,682 1,331 26.4%
293 Huntsville 1,664 1,254 32.7%
294 Charlack 1,651 1,336 23.6%
295 Shelbina 1,635 1,795 -8.9%
296 Vinita Park 1,619 1,670 -3.1%
297 Gower 1,617 1,580 2.3%
298 Sparta 1,612 1,747 -7.7%
299 Gallatin 1,597 1,861 -14.2%
300 Claycomo 1,586 1,370 15.8%
301 Ash Grove 1,546 1,680 -8.0%
302 Lakeshire 1,543 1,536 0.5%
303 Greenfield 1,530 1,554 -1.5%
304 Ironton 1,528 1,727 -11.5%
305 Oran 1,512 1,396 8.3%
306 Tarkio 1,508 1,611 -6.4%
307 Rich Hill 1,500 1,482 1.2%
308 Labarque Creek 1,499 1,495 0.3%
309 Linn 1,492 1,662 -10.2%
310 Bel-Nor 1,471 1,537 -4.3%
311 Bismarck 1,453 1,607 -9.6%
312 Leadwood 1,443 1,209 19.4%
313 Rock Port 1,440 1,479 -2.6%
314 Belle 1,437 1,460 -1.6%
315 Fair Grove 1,432 1,343 6.6%
316 Country Club Hills 1,415 1,717 -17.6%
317 Crane 1,413 2,049 -31.0%
318 Velda City 1,404 1,431 -1.9%
319 Sweet Springs 1,399 1,588 -11.9%
320 Paris 1,390 1,452 -4.3%
321 Duenweg 1,384 1,062 30.3%
322 Lone Jack 1,371 901 52.2%
323 Winchester 1,368 1,388 -1.4%
324 Advance 1,363 1,422 -4.1%
325 Marthasville 1,357 1,125 20.6%
326 Taos 1,349 891 51.4%
327 Garden City 1,345 1,714 -21.5%
328 Goodman 1,296 2,169 -40.2%
329 Clarkton 1,290 1,361 -5.2%
330 Hillsdale 1,288 1,318 -2.3%
331 Winfield 1,288 1,363 -5.5%
332 Winona 1,284 1,814 -29.2%
333 Gerald 1,280 1,531 -16.4%
334 Purdy 1,276 1,082 17.9%
335 Mansfield 1,275 1,328 -4.0%
336 Pierce City 1,271 1,338 -5.0%
337 Reeds Spring 1,266 1,078 17.4%
338 La Plata 1,258 1,467 -14.2%
339 Maysville 1,241 1,322 -6.1%
340 Stanberry 1,239 1,063 16.6%
341 Edina 1,236 1,154 7.1%
342 Cole Camp 1,230 1,806 -31.9%
343 Edmundson 1,202 948 26.8%
344 Archie 1,199 1,188 0.9%
345 New Franklin 1,191 1,293 -7.9%
346 Wellsville 1,186 1,253 -5.3%
347 Ellington 1,182 1,068 10.7%
348 La Monte 1,178 1,069 10.2%
349 Stover 1,176 1,045 12.5%
350 Lockwood 1,166 976 19.5%
351 Appleton City 1,163 1,258 -7.6%
352 St. Martins 1,159 1,117 3.8%
353 Cool Valley 1,152 1,243 -7.3%
354 Princeton 1,142 1,094 4.4%
355 Lilbourn 1,137 1,304 -12.8%
356 Horine 1,133 1,164 -2.7%
357 Dixon 1,130 1,478 -23.5%
358 Lake Winnebago 1,113 1,131 -1.6%
359 Crocker 1,103 1,367 -19.3%
360 Shell Knob 1,091 1,205 -9.5%
361 Auxvasse 1,078 1,085 -0.6%
362 Southwest City 1,056 1,029 2.6%
363 Fremont Hills 1,042 875 19.1%
364 Mound City 1,040 1,093 -4.8%
365 Miner 1,039 1,092 -4.9%
366 Glasgow 1,038 1,336 -22.3%
367 Kissee Mills 1,036 1,317 -21.3%
368 Osceola 1,032 737 40.0%
369 Brunswick 1,025 1,182 -13.3%
370 Humansville 1,023 1,109 -7.8%
371 Clarence 1,004 898 11.8%
372 Morehouse 1,001 797 25.6%

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