Leawood, KS Profile: Facts & Data


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Leawood, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Leawood had a population of 35,208 as of July 1, 2020. Leawood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leawood is located at latitude 38.9667 and longitude -94.6169 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leawood encompass a land area of 15.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 942 feet.

The City of Leawood (GNIS ID: 485611) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.


Leawood, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 35,208 (100%)
Population in Households 35,179 (99.9%)
Population in Families 31,588 (89.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 29 ( 0.1%)
Population Density 2,331
Diversity Index2 23


Median Household Income $164,861
Average Household Income $206,318
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $76,544
Wealth Index5 341


Total HU (Housing Units) 13,505 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,299 (83.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,739 (12.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 467 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $475,522
Average Home Value $571,436
Housing Affordability Index3 188


Total Households 13,038
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 10,106
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.97% 0.93%
Households 0.97% 0.87%
Families 0.74% 0.84%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.55%
Owner Occupied HU   0.86%


Leawood, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leawood to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 98th
Population Density # 22 97th
Median Household Income # 2 100th
Housing Affordability Index # 223 33rd
Per Capita Income # 6 99th
Diversity Index # 224 67th

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