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  •   State: 
    Johnson County
      County all: 
    Johnson | Wyandotte
      County FIPS: 
    20091 | 20209
    38°57′58″N 94°44′02″W
      Area total: 
    34.39 sq mi (89.08 km²)
      Area land: 
    34.07 sq mi (88.24 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.32 sq mi (0.83 km²)
    873 ft (266 m)
    1907; Incorporated 1907
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Kansas City, MO-KS
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    1,700 residents per square mile of area (640/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Lenexa is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, United States. It is one of four principal cities of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area and 9th most populated city of Kansas. As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 57,434. The city is located at 38°5753N 94°4534W (38.964689, -94.759535). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.45 square miles (89.23 km²), of which, 34.10 squaremile (88.32 km²) is land and 0.35 square mile (0.91 km²") is water. The birthplace of Garmin and the regional headquarters of Kiewit Construction, Lenexa was platted in 1869. The first town name proposed was "Bradshaw", but Bradshaw modestly refused and the name Na-Nex-Se, the name of Shawnee Chief Thomas Blackhoof's wife, was adopted. In 1865, the Kansas and Neosho Valley Railroad was organized to take advantage of favorable new land laws. It later changed its name to Missouri River, Ft. Scott and Gulf Railroad. In 1869, C.A. Bradshaw purchased a right-of-way in the area that is now LenExa, with the stipulation that a train depot be built on the property. In 2010, there were 48,190 people, 19,288 households, and 13,065 families living in the city. The median income for a household was $61,990.


Lenexa is the primary city name, but also Olathe, Overland Park, Shawnee Mission, Shawnee Msn are acceptable city names or spellings, Overland, SM on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. James Butler Hickok staked a claim on 160 acres (65 ha) at what is now the corner of 83rd and Clare Road in 1857. Hickok became a scout for the Free-State Army, a sharpshooter and eventually, one of the most famous folk heroes of the American West, Wild Bill Hickok. Legend states that the first town name proposed was "Bradshaw", but Bradshaw modestly refused and the name "Lenexa", a derivation of the name Na-Nex-Se, the name of Shawnee Chief Thomas Blackhoof's wife, was adopted. In 1865, the Kansas and Neosho Valley Railroad was organized to take advantage of favorable new land laws. It later changed its name to Missouri River, Ft. Scott and Gulf Railroad, and in 1869 purchased a right-of-way from C.A. Bradshaw in the area that is now Lenexa, with the stipulation that a depot be built on the property. Octave Chanute, a railroad civil engineer, who platted the town in1869, also sold 10.5 acres (4.2 ha) to Bradshaw, who later sold the property to Hickok's former neighbor, the town of Westport, Missouri. The town was named after Hickok, who was a member of Monticello Township's first constable, and the town's first postmaster, who died in 1881 at the age of 83.


Lenexa is located at 38°5753N 94°4534W (38.964689, -94.759535). According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 34.45 square miles (89.23 km²) of which, 34.10square miles (88.32km²) is land and 0.35sq mi (0.91sq km) is water. Lenexa has a population of 2,816. The city is located on the Missouri River, which runs through the center of the city. It is the only city in the state to be named after a former president of the United States, George H.W. Bush, who died in office in 1969. The town's nickname is "The City of the Stars" and it was named after the city's tallest peak, which was built in the early 20th century. It was named for the town's namesake, who was killed in a car accident in the late 1800s. It also has the name of a former mayor, who served from 1913 to 1929, and a city council member, who also served from 1929 to 1939. It has a history of being a leader in the construction industry and in the insurance industry, and was the site of a World War II-era air defense base. In the early 1900s, the town was known as "LenExa" for its role in the development of the LenExa Dam.


As of the census of 2010, there were 48,190 people, 19,288 households, and 13,065 families living in the city. The median income for a household was $61,990, and the median income. for a family was $76,321 (these figures had risen to $70,246 and $86,581 respectively as of a 2007 estimate). Males had a median income of $50,495 versus $32,166 for females. The per capita income for the city was $30,212. About 1.8% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.9% of those under age 18. The racial makeup of the city is 84.4%. White, 5.8%. African-American, 0.4. Native American, 3.8. Asian, 1.1% Pacific Islander, 2.0% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 7.3%. The city is located in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region of the state of New Hampshire. The city has a population density of 1,413.2 inhabitants per square mile (545.6/km²) The city's population was 48.7% male and 51.3% female in the 2000 census. In the city, the population was spread out, with 25.7%. under the age of 18, 9.5%. from 18 to 24, 32.0%. from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% from 65 or older.


According to the City's 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the largest employers in the city are: Garmin. Garmin was founded in Lenexa. The city's largest employer is Garmin, which was founded there in 2009. The largest employer in the City is Garmine, founded in 2007. The City's largest employers are Garmin and the city's biggest employer is the City ofLenexa, which is based in the town of LenEXa, Kansas, about 50 miles north of Kansas City, Kansas. In the city, Garmin has more employees than any other company. It also has the largest number of employees in the state of Kansas, with more than 1,000 people employed in the company's manufacturing and distribution division. The company has more than 2,000 employees in Kansas City and over 1,200 in the surrounding area. It is the second largest company in the State of Kansas after the state's largest company, Kansas City-Saint Louis, which has over 2,200 employees. It was the largest employer of women in the U.S. in 2013 and 2014. It has the highest percentage of female workers in the United States, according to the 2014 Comprehensive Annual financial Report. It had the largest female workforce in the country in 2014 and 2015, and the largest male workforce in 2015 and 2014, with over 1.2 million people in total. In 2014, the city had the highest proportion of women working in manufacturing, followed by the state and the county.


Lenexa is the home of a Records Center managed by the National Archives and Records Administration. The facility stores federal records from agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. It is also known informally as "The Caves" and is known to store items from the trauma room at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas, where John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead following his assassination. As of January 2020, the current Mayor of LenExa is Michael Boehm and the current City Manager is Beccy Yocham. The current Records Center is located in Lenexa, Kansas and is part of the Kansas City, Kansas-based National Archives & Records Administration, which also manages the National Personnel Records Center in Washington, D.C. The Records Center has a capacity of more than 1.5 million items and is home to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Internal Revenue Service, and other federal agencies. It has a budget of $1.2 million and is expected to be fully operational by the end of the year. It was built in the 1970s and is located on the former site of the Parkland Medical Center, which is now located in Dallas. The City of LenEXa has a population of 1.3 million and has a mayor and city manager of less than 1,000 people. The city is located near the intersection of Kansas and Missouri roads, which runs through the center of the city. It also has a post office, postmaster, postmistress, and clerk.


Lenexa does not have a public school district of its own. Instead, students go to either Shawnee Mission School District, Olathe School District or De Soto School District schools. It is also home to a handful of private schools. The Johnson County Library has a branch in the Lenexa City Center. The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education is based in LenexA. The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs is based. in neighboring Overland Park. The Friends University in Wichita also has a library branch in LenExa. It's the home of St. James Academy, a private high school that opened in 2005. It was the first private school to open in the Kansas City area in more than 30 years. The school is located in the heart of the city's business district, which is also known as the "Business District of the City" It is home to the International Assembly of Collegiate business education, which was founded in the 1970s and is now based in Kansas City. It also has its own branch of the Accreditation council for Business School and Programs, which began in the 1990s. The council is based at the University of Kansas at Kansas City, which opened in 1998. It now has more than 1,000 students. It has also opened a branch of its business school in Wichita, the Friends University, which also opened in the mid-2000s. It closed its Kansas City branch in 2010. The Kansas City Business School opened in 2008. It opened in Wichita in 2009.


Each June the city hosts "The Great Lenexa Barbecue Battle", which is also the Kansas State Championship. The St. George Serbian Orthodox Church was founded in Kansas City in 1906. The Church of the Nazarene, an evangelical Protestant denomination, moved its international headquarters to the city in 2008. The city was known as the "Spinach Capital of the World" in the 1930s and celebrates with the Spinach Festival every September. It also hosts a SerbFest every year in the summer and a Food Festival and Bazaar in the fall.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas = 86.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 30. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lenexa = 4.4 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 57,434 individuals with a median age of 37.4 age the population grows by 16.91% in Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 1,700 residents per square mile of area (640/km²). There are average 2.48 people per household in the 18,651 households with an average household income of $72,094 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.30% of the available work force and has growths 0.44% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 33.58%. The number of physicians in Lenexa per 100,000 population = 369.4.


The annual rainfall in Lenexa = 38.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 17.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 91. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 220. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 19.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 34, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas which are owned by the occupant = 60.53%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 23 years with median home cost = $222,450 and home appreciation of -8.51%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $10.94 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,885 per student. There are 13.4 students for each teacher in the school, 382 students for each Librarian and 440 students for each Counselor. 6.34% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 34.34% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 16.20% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lenexa's population in Johnson County, Kansas of 10,245 residents in 1900 has increased 5,61-fold to 57,434 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.47% female residents and 49.53% male residents live in Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas.

    As of 2020 in Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas are married and the remaining 35.90% are single population.

  • 22.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Lenexa require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    86.22% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.89% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.29% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.88% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas, 60.53% are owner-occupied homes, another 33.87% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.60% are vacant.

  • The 49.46% of the population in Lenexa, Johnson County, Kansas who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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