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Lee's Summit
  • Suburb of Kansas City, MO

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grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Public Schools
    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade A
  4. Nightlife
    grade B
  5. Good for Families
    grade A+
  6. Diversity
    grade B+
  7. Jobs
    grade A
  8. Weather
    grade B
  9. Cost of Living
    grade B
  10. Health & Fitness
    grade A minus
  11. Outdoor Activities
    grade B+
  12. Commute
    grade B

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Lee's Summit is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 97,275. Lee's Summit is in Jackson County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Lee's Summit offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lee's Summit there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lee's Summit and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lee's Summit are highly rated.

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About Lee's Summit...
Population
97,275

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,700
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$1,077
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Lee's Summit Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    54.3
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    33.2
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    28.2
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    213.4
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,712.9
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    182.2
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    18%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

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