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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,706
Male Share of the Population61%
Female Share of the Population39%
Senior Citizens8.3%
Employed Population 16+4,593
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married47.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.9%
Median Earnings25+$40,087
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$12,593
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,893

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,798
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone18.4%
Median Gross Rent$980
Median House Value$174,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.4%
Irish11.2%
English7.4%
Italian5.6%
French Except Basque3.8%
Dutch3.1%
Polish2.9%
Scottish1.7%
African1.7%
Welsh1%
Norwegian0.9%
Lithuanian0.7%
Russian0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Czech0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Austrian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Arab0.1%
US/American0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Lansing Almanac

CategoryValue
County Leavenworth County
Standard Zip Codes66043
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.25
Approximate Longitude-94.88

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)

StationLEAVENWORTH
Distance1.5 miles
Jan Temp16 to 37 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationKANSAS CITY INTL AP
Distance10.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp44 to 65 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 68 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 38 F
Apr Temp46 to 67 F
Jul Temp72 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 69 F
Annual Precip35.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Basehor5,167$86,538
Bonner Springs7,567$69,967
Easton357$36,250
Edwardsville4,364$65,875
Lake Quivira987$137,188
Leavenworth35,948$70,462

Lansing Public Libraries

Lansing Community Library
730 1ST TERRACE
Lansing, Kansas
(913) 727-2929

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Lansing Public Schools

Lansing Correctional Facility
301 E Kansas Ave
ZIP: 66043
(620) 662-6997
High
Lansing Elementary School
450 W Mary St.
ZIP: 66043
(913) 727-1128
Primary
Total Enrollment 1041
Lansing High 9-12
220 Lion Lane
ZIP: 66043
(913) 727-3357
High
Total Enrollment 844
Lansing Middle 6-8
509 W Ida St
ZIP: 66043
(913) 727-1197
Middle
Total Enrollment 618
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