Lansing, Kansas

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Lansing, Kansas

Introduction to Lansing, Kansas

Lansing, Kansas, in Leavenworth county, is located 20 miles NW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. Lansing has a population of 9,199.

Lansing History

The city of Lansing is named after James William Lansing. He was the co - owner of a piece of land that spread across an area of around 90 acres. In the year 1878, the area was platted. It was named as the "Town of Lansing". Lansing was incorporated in the year 1959. Lansing has the state’s oldest and largest detention and rehabilitation facility. The city has become an important shipping point since the opening of the coal mine in the prison.

Lansing and nearby Attractions

  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
  • Lansing Historical Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Worlds of Fun

Things To Do In Lansing

Visitors to the city can take a look around the parks like Clinton State Park, Weston Bend State Park, and Lewis and Clark State Park; and enjoy the facilities offered by them. Wild life lovers can take a trip to the Kansas City Zoo. Saint Francis DeSales Church is an attractive church located in the city. Tourists can also participate in the local festival Lansing Daze, which takes place in the month of June evey year.

Lansing Transportation

One of the nearest airports to Lansing is Kansas City International Airport.

Lansing Higher Education

Kansas City Kansas Community College, Park University, and University Of Kansas Medical Center offer opportunities for higher studies.

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High Points

Lansing strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Lansing Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Lansing Racial Diversity
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Lansing People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 6% Lansing Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Lansing Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 19% Lansing College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Lansing, Kansas

Comparing Lansing to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Racial Diversity 8 10
Age of the Population 5 4
Senior Citizens 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 10
Average Household Size 8 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 10
Median Family Income 8 10
College Educated Adults 6 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 6 3
Working at Home 5 3
Public Transportation Use 3 7
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 1
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 5
Affordability of Rents 4 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 6 5
Low Violent Crime 4 3

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Lansing Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NW of Kansas City, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles NW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Leavenworth
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66043
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.248
Longitude -94.9

Lansing Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 1.5 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 37 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Distance 10.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 44 to 65 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 18.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 72 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches
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Lansing Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,199 100%
Male 5,725 62.2%
Female 3,474 37.8%
Under 18 2,027 22%
18+ 7,172 78%
65+ 692 7.5%
Median Age 36.2
Average Family Size 3.17
White 7,447 81%
African-American 1,146 12.5%
Asian 122 1.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 112 1.2%
Other 123 1.3%
Mixed Race 235 2.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 354 3.8%

Estimated Lansing Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,214
Growth 1,015
Growth % 11%

Lansing Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 25%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.6%
Irish 12.1%
US/American 10.4%
English 8.1%
Italian 3.5%
Swedish 3.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.6%
Dutch 1.5%
Scottish 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
African 1.4%
Norwegian 1.2%
Polish 1%
Slovak 0.9%
British 0.9%
European 0.8%
French Canadian 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Belgian 0.2%
Moroccan 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
U.S. Virgin Islander 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lansing 9,199 $65,639
Basehor 2,238 $60,000
Bonner Springs 6,768 $50,476
Easton 362 $29,000
Edwardsville 4,146 $48,225
Lake Quivira 932 $119,186
Leavenworth 35,420 $48,836
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Serves 784 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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