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Welcome to Lenexa ...

The city of Lenexa is located in Johnson County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Lenexa, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lenexa has a population of 55,672 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lenexa.

Lenexa is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lenexa lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Lenexa is located in the (913) area code.

The ZIP codes for Lenexa: 66215, 66219-66220, 66227, 66250, 66285<5>

Websites for Lenexa ...

Official Website:   www.ci.lenexa.ks.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.lenexa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lenexa had an population of 55,672 people. This is an increase of 15.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.36% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lenexa had a population of 48,190 people (which is 8.86% of the total population of Johnson County). This makes Lenexa the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lenexa represents 1.69% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 48,190 people, the population of Lenexa increased 19.76% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 40,238 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lenexa.

Communities near Lenexa ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lenexa.

  • Kansas City [Jackson County]
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    • Kansas City [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Lenexa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497,159 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<7>
  • Kansas City [Wyandotte County]
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    • Kansas City [Wyandotte County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Lenexa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 152,727 people
    • Former name for Kansas City:
    • Wyandotte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kansas City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kansas City<7>
  • Olathe [Johnson County]
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    • Olathe [Johnson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Lenexa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 141,665 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olathe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olathe<7>
  • Independence [Jackson County]
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    • Independence [Jackson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Lenexa
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 116,774 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lee's Summit [Jackson County]
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      • Lee's Summit [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Lenexa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 101,467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee's Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee's Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lee's Summit<7>
    • Leawood [Johnson County]
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      • Leawood [Johnson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Lenexa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34,669 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leawood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leawood<7>
    • Raytown [Jackson County]
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      • Raytown [Jackson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the east of Lenexa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raytown have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raytown<7>
    • Grandview [Jackson County]
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      • Grandview [Jackson County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Lenexa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,711 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grandview<7>
    • Belton [Cass County]
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      • Belton [Cass County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Lenexa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,793 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belton have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belton<7>
    • Raymore [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymore
      • Raymore [Cass County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southeast of Lenexa
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymore have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymore<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lenexa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lenexa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lenexa. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lenexa.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lenexa. See our Newspapers Page for Lenexa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lenexa ...

Looking for more information about Lenexa? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Lenexa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lenexa.

Adding Lenexa to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lenexa in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Lenexa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Lenexa on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lenexa on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Kansas

About Johnson County

About Kansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lenexa: www.ci.lenexa.ks.us/

The official website for Johnson County: www.jocoks.com/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Johnson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lenexa.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lenexa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lenexa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lenexa or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Lenexa includes: 66215, 66219, 66227, 66250 & 66285.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lenexa) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lenexa. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LenexaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lenexa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9566, Longitude: -94.7327       In this case, the coordinates for Lenexa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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