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Lees Summit, MO

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Lees Summit's Livability

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  • B
    Housing
  • B+
    Job Market
  • C-
    Diversity
  • C-
    Crime
  • B-
    Commute
  • B
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  • B-
    Weather
  • C
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About Lees Summit, MO

Lees Summit, MO is located in Jackson County in the state of Missouri.

The total City Population for Lees Summit is about 134,297 with about 99 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $156,617, which is roughly 23% higher than the Average Home Value of $120,304 for the state of Missouri, and roughly 17% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $75,468, which is roughly 35% higher than the Average Median Income Per Household of $48,798 for the state of Missouri, and roughly 24% higher higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Lees Summit Population 134,297
Average Home Value $156,617
Median Household Income $75,468
Median Age 35.0667
Unemployment Rate 3.8%
Politics 50.98% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.26
Male Population Estimate: 48.1%
Female Population Estimate: 51.9%
Median Age: 35.0667
Male Median Age: 35.4
Female Median Age: 37.8

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:88.44%
Black:9.23%
Hispanic:3.76%
Asian:2.32%
Other:1.38%
Indian:0.89%
Hawaiian:0.24%

Voting

Jackson County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Josh Hawley
U.S. Senator
Josh Hawley
Republican Party
Eric Schmitt
U.S. Senator
Eric Schmitt
Republican Party
Mike Parson
State governor
Mike Parson
Republican Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 50.98%
Democratic: 46.93%
Libertarian: 1.58%
Green: 0.35%
Other: 0.16%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Lees Summit specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Jackson County: About 19.0719 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Jackson County: About 941.432 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Jackson County is about 79% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 69% higher than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Lees Summit is about 3.8%.

Missouri is ranked #31 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 38.26 out of 100.

31st out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 43.58

The average living wage for the state of Missouri is $31.55/hr, while the states minimum wage is $10.30/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Missouri a minimum wage score of 56.09 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $5.15/hr, which gives Missouri a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 35.55 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Missouri is $214.24, resulting in a UI benefit score of 47.41 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Missouri does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
X Missouri does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Missouri does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Missouri does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
Missouri does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Missouri does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Missouri does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Missouri does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Missouri does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Missouri does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Missouri does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Missouri does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Missouri does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Missouri does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
Missouri does not have a "right-to-work" law.
X Missouri does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Missouri does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Missouri does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Missouri does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
Missouri does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 64002, 64063, 64064, 64065, 64081, 64082, 64086 (7 Total Zip Codes)
Latitude: 38.925916
Longitude: -94.400988
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: Midwest
Average Elevation: 977.6 ft.
Area Code(s): 816