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Population & Statistics
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|
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|
|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.