Introduction to Harrisonville, Missouri

Harrisonville, Missouri, in Cass county, is located 28 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 33 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri. Part of the surrounding Kansas City metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Harrisonville is home to approximately 8,946 residents.

Harrisonville History

The Dhegilha Indians were the original inhabitants of Harrisonville. The first American settler of the area was James Lackey. It was first settled in 1830. Humphrey Hunt, Dr. Joseph Hudspeth, and John Blythe are some of the other early settlers. The city was originally served by the Missouri Pacific and the Frisco Railroads. Harrisonville was named after a congressman called Albert G. Harrison. It is the county seat of Cass County, which was established in 1835.

Harrisonville and nearby Attractions

  • Westchester Village Shopping Center
  • Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum
  • Creemoor Golf Course
  • Nance Museum
  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
  • Hillsdale State Park

Things To Do In Harrisonville

There are several lakes in Harrisonville. Some of these include the City Lake, Lake Luna, and Hanesville Lake. One can enjoy shopping at the Westchester Village Shopping Center. The Creemoor Golf Course is an ideal destination for the golfers. One can also visit the Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio, Shawnee Mission, and Walt Disney House and Garage. Harrisonville hosts the Living History Festival every year in the month of October.

Harrisonville Transportation

Kansas City International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Harrisonville Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Metropolitan Community College, University of Missouri - Kansas City, and Devry Institute of Technology.


Total Population 10,019
Male Share of the Population 45.6%
Female Share of the Population 54.4%
Senior Citizens 16.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,471
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 44.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.9%
Median Earnings25+ $29,854
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $11,354
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,160


Median Family Income $51,835
% Above Poverty Level 84.4%
% Below Poverty Level 15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 33.3%
Median Gross Rent $896
Median House Value $126,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0%
English 10.1%
Irish 16.8%

Harrisonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri
County Cass
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64701
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.653
Longitude -94.348

Harrisonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 15.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 34 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.1 inches
Station OLATHE 3 E
Distance 27.6 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
Station PAOLA
Distance 29.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 68 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 70 F
Annual Precip 40.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Lynne 277 $37,813
Freeman 529 $61,058
Lake Annette 111 $35,000

Harrisonville Public Libraries

Cass County Public Library
Harrisonville, Missouri
(816) 380-4600
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Harrisonville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(816) 380-5888
Emergency Service: Yes

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1504 E ELM
Serves 784 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

1801 S JAMES
Serves 10 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.5

A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

1600 E ELM
A Vocational School

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