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 3,733,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minnesota/Wisconsin 3,524,583
San Diego-Carlsbad, California 3,299,521
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida 2,975,225
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colorado 2,814,330
St. Louis, Missouri/Illinois 2,811,588
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Maryland 2,797,407
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, North Carolina/South Carolina 2,426,363
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Oregon/Washington 2,389,228
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida 2,387,138
San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas 2,384,075
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2,353,045
Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, California 2,274,194
Cincinnati, Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana 2,157,719
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada 2,114,801
Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas 2,087,471
Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio 2,060,810
Columbus, Ohio 2,021,632
Austin-Round Rock, Texas 2,000,860
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Indiana 1,988,817
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California 1,976,836
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee 1,830,345
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia/North Carolina 1,724,876
Providence-Warwick, Rhode Island/Massachusetts 1,613,070
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin 1,575,747
Jacksonville, Florida 1,449,481
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1,358,452
Memphis, Tennessee/Mississippi/Arkansas 1,344,127
Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky/Indiana 1,278,413
Raleigh, North Carolina 1,273,568
Richmond, Virginia 1,271,334