Introduction to Lenexa,Kansas

Lenexa, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 4 miles SW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 13 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is included in the Kansas City metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 40,238 people resided in Lenexa.

Lenexa History

Lenexa is a city situated in Johnson County in the Kansas City metro area. Lenexa was known as the Spinach Capital of the World in the 1930s as it celebrated the Spinach Festival every September. The city’s existence can be traced back to the year 1869. It was named after the wife of Blackhoof Shawnee chief, Na - Nex - Se Blackhoof. However, the city was initially proposed to be named after C.A. Bradshaw. After he refused the proposal, the name Lenexa was adopted.

Lenexa and nearby Attractions

  • Truman Library and Museum
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Hillsdale State Park
  • Legler Barn Museum
  • The Blue and Grey Park Reserve
  • James A. Reed Wildlife

Things To Do In Lenexa

The James A. Reed Wildlife area offers facilities for hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking. Restaurants such as Sushi House and Majestic Steakhouse can be visited for enjoying various American delicacies. One can also enjoy swimming and boating at the Hillsdale State Park. Tourists can also be a part of the famous Spinach Festival held in the month of September every year.

Lenexa Transportation

The Kansas City International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Lenexa Higher Education

Higher education 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 49,573
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 27,060
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 55.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 54.3%
Median Earnings25+ $45,792
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,750


Median Family Income $92,309
% Above Poverty Level 92.4%
% Below Poverty Level 7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%


People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $960
Median House Value $221,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.9%
Irish 15.1%

Lenexa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri
County Johnson
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 66210, 66213, 66214, 66215, 66216, 66217, 66219, 66220, 66227
P.O. Box Zip Codes 66285, 66286
Company Zip Codes 66251
Phone Area Codes 913
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.953
Longitude -94.744

Lenexa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Station OLATHE 3 E
Distance 5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 45 to 67 F
Jul Temp 69 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 40.1 inches
Distance 13.7 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 24 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Overland (66210, 66213, 66214, 66215)

Quivira (66217)

Shawnee Mission (66210, 66213, 66214, 66215, 66216, 66217, 66219, 66220, 66227, 66285, 66286)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lake Quivira 957 $134,583
Merriam 11,191 $71,607
Olathe 129,913 $90,276
Overland Park 178,945 $93,677
Prairie Village 21,730 $103,603
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