Introduction to Leawood,Kansas

Leawood, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 2 miles E of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 8 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri and is part of the surrounding Kansas City metro area; the city is not an isolated city. Leawood is home to approximately 27,656 residents.

Leawood History

The City of Leawood was named after a retired police officer and landowner, Oscar G. Lee. Arriving in the year 1922, Lee purchased the land to fulfill his dreams, which became the foundation of the present - day Leawood. The Native Americans were the first inhabitant of the city followed by the French and American explorers and settlers, who later became the region’s leading residential and business communities. It is located in Johnson County, in the Kansas City metro area.

Leawood and nearby Attractions

  • Meadowbrook Country Club
  • Adam Legler Barn Museum
  • Legacy West Park
  • Heart of America Golf Course
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • Kansas City Museum

Things To Do In Leawood

The stone barn of the Adam Legler Barn Museum, which was built in 1864, is one of the major tourist attractions. Golf lovers can also enjoy their leisure hours at the Heart of America Golf Course. The Swope Park is also worth taking a look around. To know more about the history of Kansas City, tourists can visit the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site.

Leawood Transportation

Flights can be availed from Kansas City International Airport.

Leawood Higher Education

Higher education in Leawood can be pursued through Kansas City Kansas Community College, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Park University, Penn Valley Community College, and University of Kansas.


Total Population 32,842
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 16.4%
Employed Population 16+ 15,673
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 69.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 74.3%
Median Earnings25+ $77,878
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,982
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,250


Median Family Income $158,087
% Above Poverty Level 96.7%
% Below Poverty Level 3.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 8.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,161
Median House Value $388,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 16.3%
Irish 18.6%

Leawood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles E of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri
County Johnson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66206, 66207, 66209, 66211, 66224
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.977
Longitude -94.616

Leawood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 9.6 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
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 36 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 67 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Distance 26.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 39.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Leawood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Overland (66206, 66207, 66209, 66211, 66224)

Shawnee Mission (66206, 66207, 66209, 66211, 66224)

Stanley (66224)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fairway 3,946 $135,938
Mission 9,451 $69,940
Mission Hills 3,555 $250
Mission Woods 166 $190,000
Overland Park 178,945 $93,677
Prairie Village 21,730 $103,603

Leawood Hospitals

(913) 529-1801
Emergency Service: No

(913) 319-7633
Emergency Service: No

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