Lee's Summit Report Card

Demographic and Socioeconomic Indicators

According to the 2013-2017 population estimates, the city of Lee's Summit had 93,044 residents. Of these, 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female. 85.2% of the population in Lee's Summit identified as White and 4.5% identified as Hispanic or Latino. Additionally, 5.6% of Lee's Summit residents are living below the poverty level.

Life Expectancy in Lee's Summit

Life Expectancy at birth provides an estimate of the number of years a person is expected to live. A high life expectancy can be attributed to a number of factors, including improved lifestyle, better education, higher income, and greater access to healthcare. A low life expectancy can bring to light existing health disparities in a community, such as crime, poverty, and poor access to affordable healthcare. In Lee's Summit, life expectancy ranges from 76.9 to 83.6. Census Tract 180 is 45th and Census Tract 136.06 is 3rd out of the 78 Census Tracts in all of EJC. Majority of census tracts in Lee's Summit have a higher life expectancy than EJC at 77.7. 

National Center for Health Statistics. U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP): Life Expectancy Estimates File for {Jurisdiction}, 2010-2015]. National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/usaleep/usaleep.html.

Community Comments

Top Health Concerns:

1. 62% of Lee's Summit residents identified Distracted Driving as a top health concern.

2. 43% of Lee's Summit residents identified Overweight and Obesity as a top health concern.

3. 36% of Lee's Summit residents identified Alcohol and Drug Use as a top health concern. 

Top Factors for a Health Community:

1. 50% of Lee's Summit residents identified Safe Neighborhoods as a top healthy community factor.

2. 47% of Lee's Summit residents identified Good Schools as a top healthy community factor.

3. 32% of Lee's Summit residents identified Good Jobs and Healthy Economy as a top healthy community factor. 

Fluoride:

Approximately 66% of Lee's Summit residents say that safe amounts of fluoride should be added to the drinking water.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco 21:

Approximately 84% of Lee's Summit residents say the minimum age of purchase and sale of tobacco products should be 21.

Policy in Place: Yes

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Clean Indoor Air:

Approximately 83% of Lee's Summit residents say tobacco products should not be allowed to be used inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Yes

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Electronic Cigarettes:

Approximately 77% of Lee's Summit residents say electronic cigarette use should not be allowed inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco and Alcohol Retailers:

Approximately 43% of Lee's Summit residents say the city should limit the number of tobacco and alcohol retailers.

Policy in Place: Partially

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Food Inspection Scores:

Approximately 89% of Lee's Summit residents say restaurants should be ranked or graded based on their food inspection score.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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