Strong City is a city in Chase County, Kansas, United States. The population was 584 at the 2000 census. It is named after railroad magnate William Barstow Strong. The center of population of Kansas is located 4.5 miles north of Strong City at 38°27′15″N 96°32′10″W﻿ / ﻿38.45417°N 96.53611°W﻿ / 38.45417; -96.53611. Strong City is part of the Emporia Micropolitan Statistical Area. The small Kansas town surprised many communities when it announced its intentions to apply for an Amtrak station on Amtrak's proposed extension of the Heartland Flyer from Oklahoma City to Kansas City, Missouri. If the town should receive a station it would be one of the smallest towns in the Amtrak system to have a station.