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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    A
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B
Lenexa is a suburb of Kansas City with a population of 53,051. Lenexa is in Johnson County and is one of the best places to live in Kansas. Living in Lenexa offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Lenexa there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Lenexa and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Lenexa are highly rated.
About Lenexa...
Population
53,051

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$248,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,089
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Lenexa Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    117.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    30.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    7.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    122.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,077.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Lenexa

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$84,370
National
$55,322
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Lenexa Reviews

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Very safe community, populated well, and you never run out of stuff to do! I've lived in this area my entire life and I have traveled to Floria and Texas for various reasons, but nothing has ever compared to living in Lenexa. I feel safe and I feel at home. The people are extremely friendly and help and the resources are outstanding. Everywhere I turn, there are oppounrites to improve and more people to meet and connect with. As a student, I never run out of resources or locations to study. The coffee shops are countless let only any other restaurant. The amount of gyms is never-ending which is a huge perk because of how active I try to be. The traffic is never too bad either, we still have rush hour, but it is what it is. I can't say more good things about Lenexa. This is the perfect place to raise a family in as well as live a life in.
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Lenexa is a wonderful combination of Johnson County prestige and Kansas City metro flair! In my area, schools are more than centers for education, our school district is innovative in that we focus on the social and emotional well-being of children as well as academic success - this is not the same case in areas outside of Lenexa, Overland Park, and Shawnee. Furthermore, the communities are close-knit and safe to walk through at night, no matter which neighborhood in Lenexa you reside in or visit. Although nightlife is not "poppin," a variety of local and chain restaurants are within walking distance to most neighborhoods, as well numerous dog parks, trails, and outdoor settings. Of all of the areas I have lived in Johnson County, Lenexa has most definitely been my favorite!
This is my first year living in Lenexa and my experience so far has been great. It’s a great community provided with new experiences. I love the parks here! It’s very neat, safe, and clean. I look forward to explore the community and discover new adventures.