Lees Summit, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lees Summit, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lee's Summit had a population of 96,740 as of July 1, 2017. Lees Summit ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lees Summit is located at latitude 38.9216 and longitude -94.3848 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lee's Summit (see map below) encompass a land area of 63.82 sq. miles and a water area of 2.07 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Lee's Summit are located in Jackson County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Cass County.

The City of Lee's Summit (GNIS ID: 2395669) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lee's Summit is located within Township of Prairie, a minor civil division (MCD) of Jackson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lees Summit population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Lees Summit: Lee's Summit, Strother.

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Lees Summit, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 96,740
Population in Households 96,046
Population in Familes 82,292
Population in Group Qrtrs 694
Population Density1 1,516
Diversity Index2 33


Total Households 36,090
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 26,207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 38,273 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 27,170 (71.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 8,921 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,183 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $207,243
Average Home Value $243,627


Median Household Income $81,327
Average Household Income $100,760
Per Capita Income $37,769
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.78% 0.73%
Households 0.63% 0.63%
Families 0.58% 0.6%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.17%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lees Summit, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lees Summit to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 6 100th
Population Density1 # 161 84th
Diversity Index2 # 133 87th
Median Household Income # 42 96th
Per Capita Income # 61 94th

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