See Which Kansas Cities Made the List
Based on a Population of at least 12k
Methodology: We use a variety of factors to determine these rankings. To see our full methodology, click here.
Kansas is home to some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets you’ll ever see. The state is known for its expansive farmland, with never ending wheat fields. Just about any movie wanting to show the heartland of the U.S., will have some of its scenes filmed here. Kansas is not all just farmland though, with some of the biggest aerospace companies stationed here. Life in Kansas seems blissfully simple, and with the safety scores their cities received, it seems their residents agree.
Kansas is home to 4 of the top 500 safest cities in the nation, with the top 25 safest cities within the state having a range of 89.03 to 58.03. As with some other states, the smaller and more sparsely populated cities have much higher safety ratings than the larger and densely populated areas. There is an average of 1 officer per 450 residents across the 25 cities we ranked. This is a bit more than some other states officer to resident ratio.
Prairie Village is the safest city in the state, with a population of 21,980 and located just south of the major metropolitan city – Kansas City. The median family income is 70,602 which is higher than the average income of the rest of the state. Educated and well employed individuals reside here, contributing to its low crime rate and high safety rating.
The safest cities are mostly clustered around Kansas City, as most people commute from the safer suburbs into the major city for work. Some of these other cities are Shawnee (81.71), Ottawa (87.55), and Leavenworth (71.21). Wichita is further inland but ranks in the 25th spot of our safest cities in the state, with a rating of 58.03. There is also Junction City (77.75) that is built right on the major trans-national highway 70. Going through our list of cities you’ll be sure to find a great city to reside in if you move to this growing state.