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Population & Statistics

 

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Leawood Demographics

Over the last 20 years, the City has had one of the fastest growing populations in the State of Kansas and is considered one of the top growth areas in the country. The City expects to reach an estimated population of 38,875 within the next 10-15 years, and has a master development plan in place to guide future development.

The 2010 Census showed a total city population of 31,867. The population in the 1990 U.S. Census was 19,693 and in the 2000 US Census it was 27,656. As shown in the table, the City's population has more than doubled since 1980. The City estimates that population will increase approximately .5% annually. Similarly, the entire area has experienced substantial growth. According to the 2010 Census, the State of Kansas experienced a 6.1% growth in population from the 2000 census; the County saw a 20.6% growth; and Leawood a 15.2% increase. Currently Johnson County makes up 19% of the total population for the state of Kansas.

 

Year

City Of Leawood

Johnson
County

2015 Est.

34,579

580,159

2013 Est.

32,991

565,787

2012 Est.

32,548

559,836

2011

32,000

552,342

2010 Census

31,687

544,179

2009

32,548

543,173

2008

31,910

534,093

2007

31,284

524,801

2006

30,670

515,275

2005

30,070

505,329

2000 Census

27,656

451,086

1980

13,360

270,269

 

Socioeconomic Profile

The City of Leawood's socioeconomic profile can be characterized by high levels of population growth, educational attainment, and home values. The City attracts many upper-middle to high-income families moving into the area for the first time or from surrounding cities. The City is home to the State's wealthiest zip code, 66211. The following is a list of comparative statistical information for the City, based on the 2010 U.S. Census Bureau.

 

 

City of
Leawood

Johnson County

State of
Kansas

United
States

Median Age

44.7

36.4

37.4

37.2

Owner Occupied Housing Units

92.4%

70.8%

67.8%

65.1%

Bachelor Degreed Adults

74.3%

51.6%

30.0%

28.5%

Median Income Household

$134,242

$75,139

$51,273

$53,046

Families Below Poverty Level

3.0%

6.4%

13.2%

14.9%

Median Home Value

$391,700

$211,900

$127,400

$181,400

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leawood has been fortunate to consistently remain below the national and state averages for unemployment rates throughout the years. The annual averages are shown in the below graph for Kansas, Johnson County and Leawood.

 

Unemployment

 

 

City of Leawood