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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.


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Median household income
Local
$60,905
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lee's Summit demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 70. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Pat Metheny, musician
· Thomas Coleman (Cole) Younger, member of Jesse James' gang
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 28-30, 2007
  • Strotherfest - July 21-22, 2007
  • 1855 Fall Festival - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lee's Summit web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Lee's Summit Symphony Orchestra
Colleges and universities: Longview Community College
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 63

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

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37% of Lee's Summit residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

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.


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Libraries in Lee's Summit include Colbern Road Branch, Lee's Summit Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lee's Summit include Lee's Summit Journal

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Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lee's Summit political report.

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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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