Lee's Summit, MO

Census Place

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2022 Population
101,728
0.949% 1-year growth
US Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
US Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.6
0.521% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
5.3%
25.7% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$103,447
4.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$291,400
17.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lee's Summit, MO had a population of 102k people with a median age of 38.6 and a median household income of $103,447. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lee's Summit, MO grew from 100,772 to 101,728, a 0.949% increase and its median household income grew from $98,960 to $103,447, a 4.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lee's Summit, MO are White (Non-Hispanic) (79.2%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.84%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.46%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.06%), and White (Hispanic) (1.78%).

None of the households in Lee's Summit, MO reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Lee's Summit, MO are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are National American University-Lee's Summit (20 degrees awarded in 2018).

In 2022, the median property value in Lee's Summit, MO was $291,400, and the homeownership rate was 75.1%.

Most people in Lee's Summit, MO drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Lee's Summit, MO was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Lee's Summit, MO is home to a population of 102k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.29% of Lee's Summit, MO residents were born outside of the country (4.36k people).

In 2022, there were 8.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.5k people) in Lee's Summit, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.99k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.54k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Lee's Summit, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lee's Summit, MO was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lee's Summit, MO
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    80.5k ± 1.43k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.99k ± 1.04k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.54k ± 794
4.9%
Hispanic Population
4.98k people

In 2022, there were 8.96 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (80.5k people) in Lee's Summit, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.99k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.54k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.9% of the people in Lee's Summit, MO are hispanic (4.98k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lee's Summit, MO as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.29%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.36k people
4.37%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.4k people

As of 2022, 4.29% of Lee's Summit, MO residents (4.36k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lee's Summit, MO was 4.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,678 ± 256
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,350 ± 257
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    866 ± 212

Lee's Summit, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lee's Summit, MO employs 53.3k people. The largest industries in Lee's Summit, MO are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,571 people), Retail Trade (5,323 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,149 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($141,339), Utilities ($97,716), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($88,629).

Occupations

53.3k
2022 Value
± 1,921
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 5.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lee's Summit, MO grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 52.6k employees to 53.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lee's Summit, MO, are Management Occupations (6,883 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,043 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,475 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lee's Summit, MO.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

53.3k
2022 Value
± 1,921
1.34%
1 Year growth
± 5.1%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lee's Summit, MO grew at a rate of 1.34%, from 52.6k employees to 53.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lee's Summit, MO, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,571 people), Retail Trade (5,323 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (5,149 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lee's Summit, MO, though some of these residents may live in Lee's Summit, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$70,772
Median earning men ± $2,384
$50,548
Median earning women ± $2,038

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($95,483), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($92,396), and Public Administration ($91,056).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($100,875), Public Administration ($69,382), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,090).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.17%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.94M people employed in Missouri. This represents a 2.17% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Missouri.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Missouri went to Donald J. Trump with 56.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (41.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.36%).

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing the state of Missouri. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Missouri

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Josh Hawley
Senator from Missouri1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Eric Schmitt
Senator from Missouri3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Josh Hawley and Eric Schmitt are the senators currently representing Missouri.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Missouri over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Missouri

Missouri is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Missouri have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2018, universities in Lee's Summit, MO awarded 20 degrees. The student population of Lee's Summit, MO in 2017 is skewed towards women, with 26 male students and 128 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lee's Summit, MO are White (17 and 85%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 15%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Lee's Summit, MO by number of degrees awarded are National American University-Lee's Summit (20 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.699% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.592% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.48M), Some college (1.12M), and Bachelors Degree (864k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lee's Summit, MO was $291,400 in 2022, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $248,800 to $291,400, a 17.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Lee's Summit, MO is 75.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lee's Summit, MO have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lee's Summit, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lee's Summit, MO is $103,447. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Lee's Summit, MO was Census Tract 186 with a value of $115,417, followed by Census Tract 136.06 and Census Tract 185, with respective values of $110,104 and $108,628.

Property

$291,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,657
$29,244
Median Property Taxes
±$1,228

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lee's Summit, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lee's Summit, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

75.1%
Homeownership
2022
64.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.1% of the housing units in Lee's Summit, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 186
  2. Census Tract 136.06
  3. Census Tract 185

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lee's Summit, MO was Census Tract 186 with a value of $115,417, followed by Census Tract 136.06 and Census Tract 185, with respective values of $110,104 and $108,628.

The following map shows all of the places in Lee's Summit, MO colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$103,447
Median Household Income
± $5,373
38.9k
Number of Households
± 1,625

In 2022, the median household income of the 38.9k households in Lee's Summit, MO grew to $103,447 from the previous year's value of $98,960.

The following chart displays the households in Lee's Summit, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lee's Summit, MO is from Missouri.
0.455
2022 Wage GINI in Missouri
0.457
2021 Wage GINI in Missouri

In 2022, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.432% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Missouri was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Missouri in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Missouri across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.1%)
  2. Worked At Home (16%)
  3. Carpooled (5.53%)

In 2022, 77.1% of workers in Lee's Summit, MO drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (16%) and those who carpooled to work (5.53%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

26.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lee's Summit, MO have a shorter commute time (26.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.39% of the workforce in Lee's Summit, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lee's Summit, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lee's Summit, MO have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

5.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lee's Summit, MO (5.34k out of 101k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lee's Summit, MO is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94.9% of the population of Lee's Summit, MO has health coverage, with 65.2% on employee plans, 5.17% on Medicaid, 12.5% on Medicare, 10.4% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see 1180 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1207 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1086 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 380 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,180 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Jackson County, MO

Primary care physicians in Jackson County, MO see an average of 1,180 patients per year. This represents a 2.24% decrease from the previous year (1,207 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Jackson County, MO in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27% under 18 years, 17% between 18 and 34 years, 41.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.13%
Uninsured
65.2%
Employer Coverage
5.17%
Medicaid
12.5%
Medicare
10.4%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lee's Summit, MO grew by 4.87% from 4.9% to 5.13%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lee's Summit, MO changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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