Kansas is home to just under 3 million of the friendliest people in the country… isn’t it great? However, if you feel like small towns are a bit too small and that big cities are a bit too crowded, you are going to love these 11 Kansas cities that boast a population of more than 10,000 but less than 75K:
Do you work in Wichita but don't want to have 300,000+ neighbors? Then this suburb (which has a population of just under 12,000) is the perfect place for you!
Salina, Kansas: Home to every kind of food and shopping experience you could possibly want, plus 47,707 friendly neighbors!
3. Dodge City
Why should you "Get the Heck Into Dodge"? Well, aside from its rich history and town pride, the city is home to a perfect 27,340.
4. Garden City
Located just down the road from Dodge is Garden City, complete with its incredible (and FREE) Lee Richardson Zoo and 27,000 residents.
Coming in at the larger end of "just right" (with an estimated 56,078 residents) is the bustling and fun college town of Manhattan, which is home to both K-State and Aggieville. Speaking of busy and perfectly-sized college towns...
...the charming community of Hays--which was named the All-American City of 1996--has not only a quaint downtown area, but a population of 20,510 as well.
7. Arkansas City
We have gushed in the past about how Arkansas City is the
best place to retire
and now we're gushing over the fact that the southeast Kansas town has a population of 12,136.
8. Prairie Village
Much like Andover, the town of Prairie Village is a perfect commuter town for those working in the big city. (Only this time, the numbers are 21,447 for Prairie Village vs.148,483 for Kansas City, Kansas.)
Anyone who has ever been to Emporia loves it, so it is no wonder that the beautiful Flint Hills community has a proud population of 24,958.
With its surprisingly big arts scene and numerous festivals, it's no wonder McPherson's 13,144 residents never run out of new and exciting things to do around town.
11. Great Bend
Last but not least on our list of perfectly-sized towns is Great Bend, which just goes to show that medium-sized communities are the best place to raise a family. (Great Bend is home to a wonderful aquatic center, parks, and more.)