Lee's Summit, MO
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Lee's Summit is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 96,076 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 86.52% 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 office and administrative support (15.24%), management occupations (13.65%), and sales jobs (11.12%).

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.

Because of many things, Lee's Summit is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lee's Summit really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lee's Summit perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lee's Summit is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lee's Summit area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Lee's Summit are among the most well-educated in the nation: 43.49% 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 2010 was $35,722, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $142,888 for a family of four. However, Lee's Summit contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Lee's Summit is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.