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Overview

Introduction to Lenexa,Kansas

Lenexa, Kansas, in Johnson county, is located 4 miles SW of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 13 miles SW of Kansas City, Missouri. The city is included in the Kansas City metropolitan area.

Lenexa History

Lenexa is a city situated in Johnson County in the Kansas City metro area. Lenexa was known as the Spinach Capital of the World in the 1930s as it celebrated the Spinach Festival every September. The city’s existence can be traced back to the year 1869. It was named after the wife of Blackhoof Shawnee chief, Na - Nex - Se Blackhoof. However, the city was initially proposed to be named after C.A. Bradshaw. After he refused the proposal, the name Lenexa was adopted.

Lenexa and nearby Attractions

  • Truman Library and Museum
  • Kansas City Zoo
  • Hillsdale State Park
  • Legler Barn Museum
  • The Blue and Grey Park Reserve
  • James A. Reed Wildlife

Things To Do In Lenexa

The James A. Reed Wildlife area offers facilities for hunting, fishing, horseback riding, and hiking. Restaurants such as Sushi House and Majestic Steakhouse can be visited for enjoying various American delicacies. One can also enjoy swimming and boating at the Hillsdale State Park. Tourists can also be a part of the famous Spinach Festival held in the month of September every year.

Lenexa Transportation

The Kansas City International Airport is the nearest international airport.

Lenexa Higher Education

Higher education 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 Population52,030
Male Share of the Population48.6%
Female Share of the Population51.4%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+28,236
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married57.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.1%
Median Earnings25+$50,012
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,823
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,744

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,063
% Above Poverty Level94.6%
% Below Poverty Level5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone25.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,042
Median House Value$240,300

Ancestry

German28.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.6%
Irish14%
English11.9%
Italian3.3%
Polish2.6%
French Except Basque2.2%
Swedish2.2%
Scottish2%
Dutch1.8%
African1.7%
Norwegian1.6%
Czech1%
Welsh0.8%
Swiss0.8%
Croatian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Kenyan0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Ethiopian0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Egyptian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
US/American0.2%
Ugandan0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Greek0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Lenexa Almanac

CategoryValue
County Johnson County
Standard Zip Codes66215, 66219, 66220, 66227, 66062, 66210, 66216, 66214, 66217
P.O. Box Zip Codes66285, 66286
Phone Area Codes913
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.9
Approximate Longitude-94.68

Lenexa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp45 to 67 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 69 F
Annual Precip40.1 inches
StationKANSAS CITY DOWNTOWN AP
Distance13.7 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
StationKANSAS CITY INTL AP
Distance24 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lake Quivira971$146,458
Merriam11,259$71,583
Olathe134,368$97,054
Overland Park186,147$103,897
Prairie Village21,932$106,903
Shawnee64,840$99,511

Lenexa Hospitals

The Institute For Advanced Bariatric Surgery
(Government - State)
11217 Lakeview Avenue
(913) 322-7401
Shawnee Mission Outpatient Pavln
23401 Prairie Star Pkwy
(913) 676-8630

Lenexa Public Schools

Manchester Park Elementary
9810 Prairie Creek Rd
ZIP: 66220
(913) 780-7540
Primary
Total Enrollment 622
Mill Creek Middle School
8001 Mize Boulevard
ZIP: 66227
(913) 667-3512
Middle
Total Enrollment 687

Lenexa Private Schools

Holy Trinity Catholic School
13600 W 92nd St
ZIP: 66215
Elementary
Total Enrollment 698
Christ Preparatory Academy
15700 W 87th Street Pkwy
ZIP: 66219
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 109
St James Academy
24505 Prairie Star Pkwy
ZIP: 66227
Secondary
Total Enrollment 700
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