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People

Total Population 2,319
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 938
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 51.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $59,063
% Above Poverty Level 88%
% Below Poverty Level 12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.9%
Median Gross Rent $788
Median House Value $112,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.3%
US/American 0%
English 11.2%
Irish 19.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lawson Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NE of Independence, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
County Ray
Metro Area Kansas City
Standard Zip Codes 64062
Phone Area Codes 816
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.438
Longitude -94.203

Lawson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station SMITHVILLE LAKE
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 42 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station EDGERTON
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 90 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 39 inches
Station HAMILTON 2 W
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 34 F
Apr Temp 36 to 64 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crystal Lakes 322 $61,667
Excelsior Estates 175 $52,250
Excelsior Springs 11,512 $55,000
Holt 474 $52,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Lawson High Schools

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LAWSON HIGH
EDUCATION DR
816-580-7270
Serves 432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

WATKINS MILL PARK CAMP
25610 PARK RD NORTH
816-781-8786
A Non-traditional School
Serves 56 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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