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Lee's Summit is a city in Jackson County, in the Kansas City metro area. (The community straddles Jackson and Cass counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
One tradition says the community was named for Gen. Robert E. Lee; another says it was named for Dr. Pleasant Lea, who was killed during the Civil War.
The latitude of Lee's Summit is 38.910N. The longitude is -94.381W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,037 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 77,052.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lee's Summit demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Kansas City area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64063 ZIP code.
26% of Lee's Summit residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lee's Summit ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lee's Summit was $26,891, compared with $21,587 nationally.
37% of Lee's Summit residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Lee's Summit, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $561. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,161.
Libraries in Lee's Summit include Colbern Road Branch, Lee's Summit Branch ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lee's Summit include Lee's Summit Journal
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lee's Summit political report.
The average commute time for Lee's Summit workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lee's Summit between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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