Lee's Summit, Missouri

Demographic Snapshot

Lee's Summit Jackson County Kansas City MSA
Population, 2015 95,094 687,623 2,087,471
Population % Ch., 2005-2015 24.6% 1.7% 6.6%
Median Age, 2014 37.2 36.4 36.7
Land Area (sq. mi.) 63.35 604.46 7,950
High School Grads, 2014 96.4% 88.7% 90.8%
College Grads, 2014 42.6% 28% 33.6%
Labor Force, 2015 54,137 365,391 1,118,850
Unemployment Rate, 2015 2.9% 4.6% 3.8%
Note: Educational Attainment rates are for the population 25 years and older. For consistency, the Educational Attainment data is from the 2009-2013 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Population Estimates, American Community Survey; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Major Employers

Company
Type of Operation
Employees
Aspen  Foundation contractors
300
AT&T Corrugated & solid fiber box mfg.  500
Bennett Packaging Manufacturing 242
Billy Goat Industries  Commercial Lawn Equipment Mfg. 110
Capgemini America, Inc. Computer system design services 80
Central Missouri State University   Education  2,000 
Cerner Corporation
Software publishers
300
City of Lee's Summit
City government
1,380
County Beverage Co Inc. Beer & Ale Merchant Wholesalers 100
Diodes - FabTech, Inc.
Electronic component mfg.
195
Government Employees Hospital Association
Pension funds
248
HRS Erase Inc. 
Pension funds
51
JCI Industries Pumps and motor sales/service 140
John Knox Village
Retirement community
1,025
Lee's Summit Medical Center
Healthcare
289
Lee's Summit R-7 Schools
Public school system
2,589
MC Power
Construction and renewable energy
59
Metropolitan Community College
Educational institute
400
Missouri State Highway Patrol
Legislative bodies
425
National Archives   Government records   60 
Plastic Enterprises, Inc. Plastic container mfg. 148
Polytainers, Inc.
Plastic container mfg.
249
Quest Diagnostics   Medical laboratories  400
R&D Leverage
Tools design, parts & distribution
249
Reinhart Food Services Food manufacturing 300
St. Luke's Health Systems
Healthcare
1,300
State Street  Mutual find & insurance industry services  150 
Summit Christian Academy  Education  111 
Toshiba  Office equipment  45 
Toys R' Us Distribution  Toy distribution center 100
Truman Medical Center-Lakewood
Healthcare
1,200
Ultrax Aerospace Inc.   Electricity and signal testing   50 
Unity Village
Religious organizations
528
Venture Industrial Products  Sheet metal work manufacturing  70 
ViraCor - IBT Laboratories
Clinical and diagnostic testing
306
Zerega  Pasta manufacturing  105 
Zoetis Animal healthcare products 235

Contact Information

Lee's Summit Economic Development Council

KC's Agricultural Heritage

KC Animal Health Initiative

Advisory Board

Strategic Priorities

KC Animal Health Investment Forum