Total Population2,319
Male Share of the Population51%
Female Share of the Population49%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+938
Age of the Population38


% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.5%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$59,063
% Above Poverty Level88%
% Below Poverty Level12%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%


People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$788
Median House Value$112,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.3%

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

Lawson Almanac

Nearest Medium City 26 miles NE of Independence, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City30 miles NE of Kansas City, Missouri
Metro AreaKansas City
Standard Zip Codes64062
Phone Area Codes816
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Lawson Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp42 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 67 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches
Distance23.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp65 to 90 F
Oct Temp42 to 70 F
Annual Precip39 inches
Distance23.4 miles
Jan Temp9 to 34 F
Apr Temp36 to 64 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 67 F
Annual Precip37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crystal Lakes322$61,667
Excelsior Estates175$52,250
Excelsior Springs11,512$55,000

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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