State Abbreviation KS
Statehood January 29, 1861
State Capital Topeka
State Size Total (Land + Water): 82,277 sq miles; Land Only: 81,815 sq miles
Number of Counties 105
State Population (2010) 2853118
Electoral Votes 6
State Quarter Issue Date 38593
State Motto Ad astra per aspera (To the stars through difficulties)
State Flower Sunflower
State Bird Western Meadowlark
Nickname Sunflower State, Jayhawk State
Area Codes 316, 620, 785, 913
Top 5 Cities (2010 population) Wichita (382,368)
Overland Park (173,372)
Kansas City (145,786)
Topeka (127,473)
Olathe (125,872)
Major Sports Teams MLB: Kansas City Royals
NFL: Kansas City Chiefs
Federal Prisons United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth
Federal Correctional Institutions Federal Correctional Institution, Forrest City Low
Federal Correctional Institution, Forrest City Medium
Federal Correctional Complexes Federal Correctional Complex, Forrest City
State Prisons El Dorado Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 1511)
Ellsworth Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 913)
Hutchinson Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 1784)
Kansas Juvenile Correctional Complex (capacity )
Lansing Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 2351)
Larned Correctional Mental Health Facility (inmate capacity 438)
Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (capacity )
Norton Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 835)
Topeka Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 815)
Winfield Correctional Facility (inmate capacity 554)
Wichita Work Release Facility (inmate capacity 250)

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