Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the union on January 29, 1861.
Population: 2,688,418 (2000 – US census report that comes out every 10 years. Largest Cities: Wichita, Kansas City, Overland Park, Topeka. Major Industries: Aircraft Manufacturing, Agriculture, and Education. Geographic Size: 82,282 square miles–ranked 15th in geographic size. Geographic Center of Continental US: Near Lebanon in Smith County. And, (drumroll!) one of the reddest of the red states where Republicans don’t even have to show up to be elected!