About Leawood, KS

Leawood is a city in Johnson County, Kansas, US. The city is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri and is a part of the Kansas City Metro Area. As of 2000, 27,656 was the recorded residents in the city. 

Geography
According to US Census Bureau, Leawood has a total area of 15.1 square miles that consist of 15.1 square miles of land and 0.07% of water. 

Demographics
In 2000, there were 27,656 people, 9,841 households and 8,118 families residing in the city. The average density of 671.5/sq mi has a housing unit of 10,129.  

The cultural diversity in the city is compose of 95.19% White, 1.46% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.18% Asian and 0.26% for other races. 

Based on the 2007 estimate, the median income for household in the city was $117,896 while the median income for a family was $136,871. The per capita income of the city was $49,139. 

Notable people
- Karen McCarthy, Missouri politician
- Sean Plott, professional gamer and commentator
- Jon Kempin, professional soccer goalie for Sporting KC. 

Libraries
Johnson County Library provides the residents of Leawood. The Pioneer Library branch is located in Leawood. The development and expansion of the library required 12 months and it was completely renovated in October of 2009. 

Fast Food
For years, Leawood upheld an outlaw on fast food establishments within the city limits. In the late 1990's the ordinances banning gas stations and fast food restaurants have been rescinded. Leawood also offers a wide spread of Mexican restaurants. 

Religion
United Methodist Church of the Resurrection lies in Leawood. The church is the largest in the Kansas City Metro Area and the largest Methodists church in the country with 17,000 members. the city has a prominent Jewish population.
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