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Demographics & Statistics

Quick Facts

  Statistics
City Area 65.87 Sq. Mi.
Population 97,135
Highways I-470, US 50, M-291, M-150
Government Charter
Regional Lakes Longview Lake and Blue Springs Reservoir
Location Visit the City on Google Maps

 

Lee's Summit, Missouri, with a current population estimated at 97,135, is located in eastern Jackson County extending south into Cass County and is a suburban community in the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan Area. The City encompasses a geographic area of 65.87 square miles served by I-470, US 50, M-291 and M-150 highways with a convenient access to the metropolitan area commerce, employment, services and recreational opportunities.

Population Growth Trends

Lee's Summit has been one of the fastest growing communities in Missouri over the past decades. Based on the 1960 Census, the City had a population of 8,267. By 2010, its population reached 91,364. Population Trend Chart.

Housing Growth Trends

Lee's Summit has experienced tremendous growth in housing development for many years. New housing starts suffered during the economic downturn but started to bounce back in recent years. With the demographic shift and housing market adjustments, recent trends suggest that the demand for multifamily housing products is getting stronger regionally as well as locally. Housing Development Trend Chart.  

Census Demographics

The US Census Bureau provides census data through both decennial census and American Community Survey (ACS). The decennial census data is provided every ten years whereas the American Community Surveys provide estimates for the time brackets of 5 years, 3 years and 1 year between decennial censuses. For quick statistics for different census geography, visit Census Bureau's American FactFinder's Main page and enter the name of the geography of your choice, such as "lee's summit city, Missouri" in the search box and click GO button. To use its Guided Search Tool for more specific census data to meet your needs, please visit American FactFinder search options website.

Annual Development Reports

2017 Development Report Cover ImageThe Planning and Special Projects Department publishes a report annually of development activities that occurred in the past year. Over the years, this report has expanded to include a wealth of other information and statistics depicting the growth trends of the community. The information covers topics of population, housing, commercial and industrial growth. It also provides statistical analysis of land use, zoning, annexation, population and housing distribution. The report includes complete listings of major residential, office, retail and industrial subdivisions and related information with annual updates. To view the report of the year of your choice, please follow the links below. Earlier reports are available upon request.

2009 Development Report (4.3 MB) revised Page 18 2010 Development Report (4.9 MB) 2011 Development Report (3.3 MB)
2012 Development Report (3.6 MB) 2013 Development Report (5.0 MB) 2014 Development Report (6.5 MB)
2015 Development Report (5.0 MB) 2016 Development Report (5.0 MB) 2017 Development Report (6.4 MB) NEW