Peer Metros

To measure progress, KC Rising evaluates the performance of the Kansas City Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) against 30 peer MSAs — the 15 immediately larger and 15 immediately smaller by population.

MSA Population
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washingon          3,798,902
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota/Wisconsin          3,551,036
San Diego-Carlsbad, California          3,317,749
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida          3,032,171
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado          2,853,077
St. Louis, Missouri/Illinois          2,807,002
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland          2,798,886
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, North Carolina/South Carolina          2,474,314
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida          2,441,257
San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas          2,429,609
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon/Washington          2,424,955
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania          2,342,299
Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, California          2,296,418
Cincinnati, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana          2,165,139
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada          2,155,664
Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas          2,104,509
Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio          2,056,405
Columbus, Ohio          2,055,612
Austin-Round Rock, Texas          2,041,520
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana          2,004,230
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California          1,978,816
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee          1,865,298
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia/North Carolina          1,726,907
Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island/Massachusetts          1,614,750
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin          1,572,482
Jacksonville, Florida          1,478,212
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma          1,373,211
Memphis, Tennessee/Mississippi/Arkansas          1,342,842
Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky/Indiana          1,302,946
Raleigh, North Carolina          1,283,430
Richmond, Virginia          1,281,708

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates (as of April 2017)