Leawood, Kansas

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Leawood, Kansas
City
Motto: "Growing with Distinction"
Location of Leawood, Kansas
Location of Leawood, Kansas
Coordinates: 38°55′15″N 94°37′20″W / 38.92083°N 94.62222°W / 38.92083; -94.62222Coordinates: 38°55′15″N 94°37′20″W / 38.92083°N 94.62222°W / 38.92083; -94.62222
Country United States
State Kansas
County Johnson
Year Established 1948
Government
 • Mayor Peggy J. Dunn
Area[1]
 • Total 15.16 sq mi (39.26 km2)
 • Land 15.06 sq mi (39.01 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.26 km2)
Elevation 942 ft (287 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 31,867
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 32,539
 • Density 2,116.0/sq mi (817.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 913
FIPS code 20-39075[4]
GNIS feature ID 0479275[5]
Website Leawood.org

Leawood /ˈlwʊd/ is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. The city is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, and is part of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 31,867.[6]

History[edit]

Leawood was named for Oscar G. Lee, the principal landowner, who purchased about 600 acres of land from 79th to 103rd streets and State Line to Belinder roads.[7]

Geography[edit]

Leawood is located at 38°55′15″N 94°37′20″W / 38.92083°N 94.62222°W / 38.92083; -94.62222 (38.920802, -94.622118).[8] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.16 square miles (39.26 km2), of which, 15.06 square miles (39.01 km2) of it is land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 1,167
1960 7,466 539.8%
1970 10,349 38.6%
1980 13,360 29.1%
1990 19,693 47.4%
2000 27,656 40.4%
2010 31,867 15.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

According to a 2007 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was $117,896, and the median income for a family was $136,871.[9] Males had a median income of $90,546 versus $43,933 for females. The per capita income for the city was $49,139. About 0.5% of families and 1.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.5% of those under age 18 and 2.8% of those age 65 or over.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 31,867 people, 11,781 households, and 9,367 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,116.0 inhabitants per square mile (817.0 /km2). There were 12,384 housing units at an average density of 822.3 per square mile (317.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.3% White, 1.9% African American, 0.1% Native American, 3.8% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.2% of the population.

There were 11,781 households of which 38.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.7% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 20.5% were non-families. 18.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.09.

The median age in the city was 44.7 years. 28.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.3% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18% were from 25 to 44; 34.3% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.5% male and 51.5% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 27,656 people, 9,841 households, and 8,118 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,833.4 people per square mile (708.1/km²). There were 10,129 housing units at an average density of 671.5 per square mile (259.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.19% White, 1.46% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.18% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.25% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.30% of the population.

There were 9,841 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.0% were married couples living together, 5.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.5% were non-families. 15.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 29.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 96.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

Religion[edit]

Leawood is home to the main campus of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, which is the largest church in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and the largest Methodist church in the country with 17,000 members.[citation needed] Leawood is also home to three Catholic parishes: Church of the Nativity, Curé of Ars and St. Michael the Archangel.

Economy[edit]

Top employers[edit]

According to Leawood's 2010 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[10] the top employers in the city were:

# Employer # of Employees
1 CBiZ 450
2 American Academy of Family Physicians 350
3 Blue Valley Unified School District 329
4 Reece & Nichols 315
5 City of Leawood 268
6 Weight Watchers 190
7 Murphy-Hoffman Company 149
8 Hy-Vee 147
9 A.B. May 125
10 Cosentino's Price Chopper 125

Education[edit]

Libraries[edit]

The Johnson County Library serves the residents of Leawood.[11] Its Pioneer Library branch is in Leawood.

Notable people[edit]

Sister cites[edit]

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