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Overview

Introduction to Harrisonville, Missouri

Harrisonville, Missouri, in Cass county, is located 28 miles SE of Overland Park, Kansas (center to center) and is 33 miles S of Kansas City, Missouri. Part of the surrounding Kansas City metro area, the city is not an isolated city. Harrisonville is home to approximately 8,946 residents.

Harrisonville History

The Dhegilha Indians were the original inhabitants of Harrisonville. The first American settler of the area was James Lackey. It was first settled in 1830. Humphrey Hunt, Dr. Joseph Hudspeth, and John Blythe are some of the other early settlers. The city was originally served by the Missouri Pacific and the Frisco Railroads. Harrisonville was named after a congressman called Albert G. Harrison. It is the county seat of Cass County, which was established in 1835.

Harrisonville and nearby Attractions

  • Westchester Village Shopping Center
  • Pleasant Hill Historical Society Museum
  • Creemoor Golf Course
  • Nance Museum
  • Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
  • Hillsdale State Park

Things To Do In Harrisonville

There are several lakes in Harrisonville. Some of these include the City Lake, Lake Luna, and Hanesville Lake. One can enjoy shopping at the Westchester Village Shopping Center. The Creemoor Golf Course is an ideal destination for the golfers. One can also visit the Thomas Hart Benton Home & Studio, Shawnee Mission, and Walt Disney House and Garage. Harrisonville hosts the Living History Festival every year in the month of October.

Harrisonville Transportation

Kansas City International Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Harrisonville Higher Education

One can pursue higher education at Metropolitan Community College, University of Missouri - Kansas City, and Devry Institute of Technology.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,002
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+4,285
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$30,954
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,409
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,959

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,924
% Above Poverty Level82.1%
% Below Poverty Level17.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.9%
Median Gross Rent$805
Median House Value$126,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.1%
English13.3%
Irish11.7%
Scottish4%
Italian2.8%
Czech2.4%
Dutch2.3%
Polish1.6%
Danishn1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
Welsh1%
German0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Arab0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Australian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Bahamian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Harrisonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cass County
Standard Zip Codes64701
Phone Area Codes816
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude38.65
Approximate Longitude-94.34

Harrisonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLEES SUMMIT REED WLR
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 34 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp66 to 87 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.1 inches
StationOLATHE 3 E
Distance27.6 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
StationPAOLA
Distance29.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 68 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 70 F
Annual Precip40.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Lynne202$35,625
Freeman505$59,625
Lake Annette145$0
Peculiar4,856$60,511
Pleasant Hill8,272$72,659
Raymore20,107$83,793

Harrisonville Public Libraries

Cass County Public Library
400 E MECHANIC ST
Harrisonville, Missouri
(816) 380-4600

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Harrisonville Hospitals

Cass Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
2800 E Rock Haven Road
(816) 380-3474

Harrisonville Public Schools

Briarwood School
1801 S James
ZIP: 64701
(816) 884-4707
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Cass Career Ctr.
1600 E Elm
ZIP: 64701
(816) 380-3253
High
Early Childhood Ctr.
500 Polar Ln
ZIP: 64701
(816) 380-4421
Primary
Total Enrollment 319
Everett Wade Juvenile Ctr.
503 S Lexington
ZIP: 64701
(816) 380-2727
Other
Total Enrollment 10
Harrisonville Elem.
101 Meghan Dr
ZIP: 64701
(816) 380-4131
Primary
Total Enrollment 513
Harrisonville High
1504 E Elm
ZIP: 64701
(816) 380-3273
High
Total Enrollment 913
Harrisonville Middle
601 S Highland
ZIP: 64701
(816) 380-7654
Middle
Total Enrollment 563
Mceowen Elem.
1901 S Halsey Ave
ZIP: 64701
(816) 380-4545
Middle
Total Enrollment 356

Harrisonville Private Schools

Harrisonville Christian School
1202 S Commercial St
ZIP: 64701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 143
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