Lee's Summit is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 101,108 people and 28 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lee's Summit is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (13.28%), sales jobs (12.42%), and office and administrative support (10.20%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Lee's Summit telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.93% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
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.
The education level of Lee's Summit ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Lee's Summit, 47.85% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Lee's Summit in 2018 was $43,117, which is wealthy relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,468 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 Arabic.