Lee's Summit is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 99,357 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Lee's Summit is the sixth largest community in Missouri.
Lee's Summit real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Lee's Summit house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Lee's Summit is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lee's Summit is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lee's Summit who work in management occupations (13.51%), office and administrative support (11.96%), and sales jobs (11.51%).
Also of interest is that Lee's Summit has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Lee's Summit is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Lee's Summit’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The citizens of Lee's Summit are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.99% of adults in Lee's Summit have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lee's Summit in 2018 was $42,542, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,168 for a family of four.
Lee's Summit is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lee's Summit home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lee's Summit residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lee's Summit include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Lee's Summit is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.