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Johnson County


In
the northeast Kansas, Johnson County
is located (county code JO). The county surrounds the western suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri
and is in metropolitan area. According to 2010 census, the county’s population
was 544,179. The county seat is Olathe. The populous city in the county is
Overland Park. Johnson County has the record in the state and 19th
highest per capita income in U.S. and the country’s 46th median
household income.


In
fact, in 2008 three cities (Overland Park 9th, Olathe 11th
and Shawnee 39th) in Johnson Country were included in the list of
the “100 Best Cities to live in the Country according to CNN/Money and Money
magazine. In 2008, Olathe placed 24th in the list of the top 25
fastest growing cities in the country.


The
county was organized in 1855. Johnson County is named for Rev. Thomas Johnson
who in the year 1829 created a mission among the Shawnee Indians about eight
miles southwest of Kansas City. It’s unbelievable that in 1900, Johnson County
has fewer dwellers than Jewell County. Today, the area’s population is blasting
and new office parks and even subdivisions seem to develop overnight.

The
Johnson County cities includes (in alphabetical order)

De Soto is sited in Johnson and Leavenworth counties in the Kansas; next
to the Kansas River. The area code is 913 and zip codes are 66018 and 66019.
Huhtamaki Americas, Inc. And Engineered Air, two international ventures, preferred
De Soto for their North American headquarters. On top, Intervet, one of the
world’s leading manufacturers of animal health supplies, picked De Soto for one
of its four U.S. manufacturing services.

Edgerton is situated in the southwest corner of Johnson County, Kansas.
Edgerton is restful community with a rich and colourful past. Edgerton is
incorporated 1883 and the city is named after chief railroad engineer who
helped lay down the railroad tracks that passed by the future town site. The
city population in 2000 was 1,440. Based on the United States Census Bureau,
Edgerton has a total land area of 1.3 square miles.

Fairway is a city in Johnson County with a population of 3,952 as of
2000. The city has a total area of 1.1 square miles all of which is land.
Fairway is incorporated in 1949 and it is a beautiful residential community in
Northeast Johnson County. Fairway is a small city however significant City.
Fairway offers attractions such as

1.     Neale Peterson Park and Fairway at 6136 Mission Road

2.     Fairway Shops at Shawnee Mission Parkway and Belinder.

3.     Old Mission United Methodist Church at Shawnee Mission Parkway and
State Park Road.

Gardner is a city in Johnson County, Kansas. The city has a population of
19,123 in 2010 census.  Gardner was
established where the California
Trail
and Santa Fe
Trail
divided, sending travellers due west over the mountains and through
Colorado and Salt Lake City toward San Francisco or through Santa Fe and
Albuquerque toward Los Angeles and San Diego. The city has racial makeup 94.13%
White, 1.21% of African American and other race for the remaining percentage.

Lake Quivira is a city in Johnson and Wyandotte
counties in the U.S. The population in 2000 census was 932. Based on the United
States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles.
The city per capita
income was $60,567. The city about 0.9% of families and 1.3% of the population
were below the poverty line, as well as none of those under the age of eighteen
or sixty-five or over.

Leawood is a suburban community in the Kansas City Metropolitan
area is situated Johnson County, roughly 10 miles southwest of downtown Kansas
City, MO. The City is bounded on three sides by the cities of Overland Park and
Prairie Village, Kansas and on the fourth by Kansas City, Missouri. The City’s
land area is about 75% developed and growth is hoped to continue in the future.
The city is incorporated in 1948 bound a standard against which all other
Johnson County cities would in the end be judged. Leawood is broadly recognized
as a desirable place to live and work. Leawood is progressing to design an
exciting future city with a flourishing business climate and also fully
preserved and enhanced quality of life.

 


Lenexa is a city located in the
central part of Johnson County. The city has a population of 48,190 as of 2000.
Legend states that the city was first suggested to be named “Bradshaw” however
it was modestly refused and the name “Lenexa” derived from the name Na-Nex-Se
was embraced. Applebee’s and Bats Exchange Inc are located in Lenexa. Lenexa is
the domicile of a Records Center managed by the national Archives and Records Administration.



Merriam is a
city in Johnson County and incorporated as a third class city on October 28,
1950 and established second class city status on January 18, 1957. Today,
Merriam is vividly growing however quaint community huddled just eight miles
from downtown Kansas City. The city presents residents and visitors
convenience, affordability, great accessibility to the interstates and finest services. The city per capita income was $23,988.

Mission is situated in the north eastern Johnson County, Kansas which is
a suburban area of the Kansas City metro area. The city ranks as one of the top
growth areas in the State and even in the county. Mission swanks a population
of slightly under 10,000 and covers an area of 2.75 miles where roughly 95% of
which is urbanized. The City is also undertaking major redevelopment. The
Gateway project will redevelop the ex-mission mall site with mixed use
expansion and Mission’s Downtown District is invigorated in accordance with the
Rock Creek Floodplain Control Project.

Mission Hills is sited in Northeast Johnson County and was envisioned in 1912
by urban planner J.C. Nichols, who expounded the renowned County Club plaza
district in Kansas City. A place as majestic as Mission hills is hard to leave.
Even though younger residents who were providential enough to grow up in the
city leave to generate their own way in the world, eventually will come back
when they reach their 30’s and make a family.

Olathe ranked
second largest in the 21 communities in wealthy

Johnson County and fourth
largest city in Kansas. The city is positioned about 20 miles southwest of
downtown Kansas City, with all of the cultural advantages of a major metro
area. Olathe tenders a life style of outstanding quality. A drive through
Olathe’s beautiful neighbourhoods presents a well-planned, pleasing community.
Olathe’s Fire and Police Departments are among the top of the line in the
state.  City’s school system is one of
the best in the country. Outdoor recreation for the families and visitors
offers a vast of activities such as running, fishing, boating and team
sports.  Olathe area is well known for
their hot air balloons and sail boarding. Olathe’s quality of life tempts an
ever-increasing number of people to look at the community as a place to call
home.

Overland Park is the second most populous city in the U.S. state of Kansas. The
city as of 2010 census population was 173,372. Overland park, Kansas
congregates to over 2.3 million visitors a years. Overland park is a unique
mixture of metropolitan amenities and suburban hospitality wrapped up in a
fresh, modern setting. Overland offers a variety of attractions of over 250
restaurants, great shopping, entertainments and more than 80 public parks.
Overland offers finest customer service hotels. Overland park and the Kansas
city metro is teeming with attractions from young ones to more mature adults.
Whatever you want, you can surely find the one you are looking for in Overland
Park.

 

Prairie Village is the sixth largest in population roughly
21,700 in a 6.7 square mile of land area. Prairie Village is entirely
surrounded by other cities, sharing its eastern border, State Line Road, with
Kansas City, Missouri. In 2005 Prairie Village was labelled one of the five best
suburban cities in the region according to Kansas City Star. And in 2006, the
city was termed one of the five most efficient cities in the whole region of
Kansas City Star.

Roeland Park is a city in Johnson County, Kansas. The city as of 2000 census,
the population was 6,817. The city initially named after John Roe, an immigrant
from Ireland who established on 267 acres in 1883, part of it Roeland Park now
stands. The Roe Home was erected in 1891 and razed in 1958 to create a room for
the cloverleaf at Roe Boulevard and Johnson Drive. The capita income for the
city was $26,220.


Shawnee
 is placed in the northwest Johnson County with
a population of 62,209 based on the 2010 census Shawnee’s fur trading and
ground-breaking heritage mixes histories of Monticello and Shawnee. Shawnee has
once acknowledged by Money Magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live” in
America! Shawnee ranked 17th on the list, Shawnee was known for its
affordable housing, air quality index and average commute time, Shawnee was
selected fourth time in a row by national on-line publication. Also, the city
was chosen as one of the Best Affordable Suburbs in 2006 and 2009 by
BusinessWeek.

 

Spring Hill is a city in Johnson and Miami counties in Kansas. The city
population was 5,437 as of 2010 census. Right now, many community events happen
yearly in Spring Hill such as The King of the Hill Barbeque, the Spring Hill Fall
Festival and Hometown Holidays. The award winning golf course, Sycamore Ridge
is held in Spring Hill.

Westwood Hills is a city in Johnson County with a population of 1,533 at the
2000 census. It is a suburn of Kansas City. The city total area is 0.4 square
miles and all of which is land. The city has 1,533 people, 711 households and
418 families living in the city based on the 2000 census.