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Overview

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 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.

People

Total Population 11,623
Male Share of the Population 61%
Female Share of the Population 39%
Senior Citizens 8.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,349
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 47%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,179
% Above Poverty Level 89.8%
% Below Poverty Level 10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 18.9%
Median Gross Rent $956
Median House Value $172,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.8%
US/American 0%
English 8.2%
Irish 14%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station LEAVENWORTH
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
Station KANSAS CITY INTL AP
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
Station KANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Basehor 4,980 $92,880
Bonner Springs 7,498 $68,906
Easton 352 $0
Edwardsville 4,372 $63,704
Lake Quivira 911 $151,250
Leavenworth 35,861 $67,754

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

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Lansing High Schools

LANSING HIGH 9-12
220 LION LANE
913-727-3357
Serves 784 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

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