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Overview

Introduction to Leawood,Kansas

Leawood, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 2 miles E of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 8 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri and is part of the surrounding Kansas City metro area; the city is not an isolated city.

Leawood History

The City of Leawood was named after a retired police officer and landowner, Oscar G. Lee. Arriving in the year 1922, Lee purchased the land to fulfill his dreams, which became the foundation of the present-day Leawood. The Native Americans were the first inhabitant of the city followed by the French and American explorers and settlers, who later became the region’s leading residential and business communities. It is located in Johnson County, in the Kansas City metro area.

Leawood and nearby Attractions

  • Meadowbrook Country Club
  • Adam Legler Barn Museum
  • Legacy West Park
  • Heart of America Golf Course
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site
  • Kansas City Museum

Things To Do In Leawood

The stone barn of the Adam Legler Barn Museum, which was built in 1864, is one of the major tourist attractions. Golf lovers can also enjoy their leisure hours at the Heart of America Golf Course. The Swope Park is also worth taking a look around. To know more about the history of Kansas City, tourists can visit the Harry S. Truman National Historic Site.

Leawood Transportation

Flights can be availed from Kansas City International Airport.

Leawood Higher Education

Higher education in Leawood can be pursued through Kansas City Kansas Community College, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Park University, Penn Valley Community College, and University of Kansas.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,763
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+15,727
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married70.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher74.1%
Median Earnings25+$79,019
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,909

Wealth

Median Family Income$167,702
% Above Poverty Level97.4%
% Below Poverty Level2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home10.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone18.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,235
Median House Value$415,900

Ancestry

Irish19.1%
English15.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.2%
Italian6.4%
Scottish3.9%
Swedish3%
French Except Basque2.5%
Polish2.5%
Czech1.9%
Russian1.8%
Norwegian1.8%
Dutch1.3%
Welsh1.1%
Greek0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Arab0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Swiss0.6%
Croatian0.6%
Canadian0.4%
Iranian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Turkish0.1%
German0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
African0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Leawood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes66209, 66211, 66206, 66224
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.9
Approximate Longitude-94.64

Leawood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance9.6 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
StationINDEPENDENCE
Distance13.7 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp42 to 64 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 67 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationHILLSDALE LAKE
Distance26.4 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fairway3,964$136,838
Mission9,490$70,222
Mission Hills3,582$250
Mission Woods186$163,750
Overland Park183,775$99,464
Prairie Village21,824$105,630

Leawood Hospitals

Doctors Hospital Llc
(Proprietary)
4901 College Blvd
(913) 529-1801
Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute
(Proprietary)
3651 College Blvd
(913) 338-4100

Leawood Public Schools

Leawood Elementary
2400 W. 123rd St.
ZIP: 66209
(913) 239-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Leawood Middle
2410 W. 123rd St.
ZIP: 66209
(913) 239-5300
Middle
Total Enrollment 441
Mission Trail Elementary
13200 Mission Road
ZIP: 66209
(913) 239-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 480
Prairie Star Elementary
3800 W. 143rd St.
ZIP: 66224
(913) 239-7100
Primary
Total Enrollment 473
Prairie Star Middle
14201 Mission Road
ZIP: 66224
(913) 239-5600
Middle
Total Enrollment 562

Leawood Private Schools

The Phoenix Montessori School
2013 W 104th St
ZIP: 66206
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Nativity Parish School
3700 W 119th St
ZIP: 66209
Elementary
Total Enrollment 477
St Michael The Archangel School
14201 Nall Ave
ZIP: 66223
Elementary
Total Enrollment 659
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