Lansing, Kansas

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Lansing, Kansas
Lansing High School band marching in the 2015 Veterans Day Parade
Lansing High School band marching in the 2015 Veterans Day Parade
Location within Leavenworth County and Kansas
Location within Leavenworth County and Kansas
KDOT map of Leavenworth County (legend)
Coordinates: 39°14′55″N 94°53′31″W / 39.24861°N 94.89194°W / 39.24861; -94.89194Coordinates: 39°14′55″N 94°53′31″W / 39.24861°N 94.89194°W / 39.24861; -94.89194
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyLeavenworth
Incorporated1959
Named forJames Lansing
Government
 • MayorMike Smith
 • City AdministratorTim Vandall [1]
Area
 • Total12.50 sq mi (32.37 km2)
 • Land12.39 sq mi (32.09 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)  0.88%
Elevation
846 ft (258 m)
Population
 • Total11,265
 • Estimate 
(2016)[4]
11,849
 • Density900/sq mi (350/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
66043
Area code913
FIPS code20-38650 [5]
GNIS ID0478431 [6]
WebsiteCity website

Lansing is a city in Leavenworth County, Kansas, United States. It is on the west side of the Missouri River and Kansas-Missouri state border. In 2010, 11,265 people lived there.[7] It is the second biggest city in Leavenworth County. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.

The Lansing Correctional Facility (used to be called the Kansas State Penitentiary), which includes the state's main maximum-security prison, is in Lansing.

History[change | change source]

Lansing is named for James Lansing. He was a pioneer settler.[8]

Geography[change | change source]

Lansing is at 39°14′55″N 94°53′31″W / 39.24861°N 94.89194°W / 39.24861; -94.89194 (39.248689, -94.891880).[9] The city is on the western bank of the Missouri River. The river also creates the Kansas-Missouri state border. It is bordered by the city of Leavenworth to the north; Kansas City is less than a half-hour to the southeast. U.S. Route 73 goes through the city.

The United States Census Bureau says that the city has a total area of 12.50 square miles (32.37 km2). Of that,, 12.39 square miles (32.09 km2) is land and 0.11 square miles (0.28 km2) is water.[2]

People[change | change source]

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880933
18901,46857.3%
19601,264
19703,797200.4%
19805,30739.8%
19907,12034.2%
20009,19929.2%
201011,26522.5%
Est. 201611,849[4]28.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
Lansing Correctional Facility is a Kansas State prison in Lansing

2010 census[change | change source]

The 2010 census[3] says there were 11,265 people, 3,180 households, and 2,496 families living in Lansing.

Education[change | change source]

Lansing Unified School District (USD 469), with four schools, has more than 2,000 students.[10]

  • Lansing Elementary School, grades K–3
  • Lansing Intermediate School, grades 4–5
  • Lansing Middle School, grades 6–8
  • Lansing High School, grades 9–12

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.lansing.ks.us/Index.aspx?NID=24
  2. 2.0 2.1 "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 26, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2011.
  8. Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. Exploring America's Highway. p. 52. ISBN 978-0-9744358-8-6.
  9. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  10. "Lansing schools". GreatSchools.net. Retrieved 2006-07-16.

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