Lees Summit, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Lees Summit, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Lee's Summit had a population of 97,478 as of July 1, 2018. 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 38.9108 and longitude -94.3822 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.

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

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Lees Summit, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 97,478
Population in Households 96,775
Population in Familes 82,883
Population in Group Qrtrs 703
Population Density2 1,527
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $83,459
Average Household Income $103,226
Per Capita Income $38,649


Total Housing Units 38,452 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 26,766 (69.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,561 (24.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,125 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $214,048
Average Home Value $252,388


Total Households 36,327
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 26,496
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.78% 0.83%
Households 0.63% 0.75%
Families 0.64% 0.76%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

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, 2018 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 Density # 161 84th
Diversity Index # 133 87th
Median Household Income # 50 95th
Per Capita Income # 70 93rd

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