The 10 Snobbiest Places In Kansas For 2023

The Snobbiest places in Kansas are Leawood and Overland Park for 2023 based on Saturday Night Science.

There are all types when it comes to being a snob in Kansas. You’ve got your Wine Snobs, Book Snobs, and, of course, Clothes Snobs. Then there are the Technology Snobs, Car Snobs, and yes, even City Snobsas in, I’m better than you because I live in (insert snooty city here).

How can we tell which Kansas cities are the snobbiest? By measuring snobby things, that’s how.

We used Saturday Night Science to look at things like expensive homes, high incomes, and overly educated populations by city in Kansas. These are the criteria you’d argue with a friend over a foodie dinner about who’s snobbier.

After analyzing 55 of the state’s most populous areas over 5,000 people, we came up with this ranking of the ten snobbiest places in the state of Kansas.

The Kansan in these places aren’t snobby, they just know they’re better than you.

Don’t freak out.

What’s the snobbiest place in Kansas? The snobbiest place in Kansas is Leawood based on the data. If we had their wealth and lifestyle, we’d probably be a little snobby, too.

The most laid back? That would be Coffeyville.

We’re not so full of ourselves as to make this ranking up from nowhere. So here’s a look at the top ten and more on how we did it. And if you’re curious, Kansas is the 33rd snobbiest in the United States.

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Table Of Contents: Top Ten | Methodology | Summary | Table

The 10 Snobbiest Places In Kansas For 2023

Leawood, KS

Source: Public domain
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 33,748
% Highly Educated: 75.0%
Median Income: $159,540
Median Home Price: $498,900
More on Leawood:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overland Park, KS

Source: Wikipedia User Nightryder84 | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 195,249
% Highly Educated: 61.0%
Median Income: $92,769
Median Home Price: $314,500
More on Overland Park:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Lenexa, KS

Source: Wikipedia User Americasroof | CC BY-SA 3.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 56,755
% Highly Educated: 57.0%
Median Income: $96,477
Median Home Price: $299,400
More on Lenexa:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Andover, KS

Source: Flickr User LauraGilchrist4 | CC BY 2.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 15,162
% Highly Educated: 56.0%
Median Income: $103,383
Median Home Price: $234,900
More on Andover:  Cost Of Living

Olathe, KS

Source: Wikipedia User KS123 | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 140,339
% Highly Educated: 50.0%
Median Income: $100,849
Median Home Price: $273,600
More on Olathe:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Shawnee, KS

Source: Wikipedia User Brylie at English Wikipedia | GFDL
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 67,021
% Highly Educated: 50.0%
Median Income: $93,835
Median Home Price: $266,800
More on Shawnee:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

De Soto, KS

Source: Wikipedia User Popcorn700 | CC-BY-4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,160
% Highly Educated: 37.0%
Median Income: $92,889
Median Home Price: $279,900
More on De Soto:  Cost Of Living

Overall SnackAbility

Population: 9,884
% Highly Educated: 57.0%
Median Income: $68,859
Median Home Price: $225,200
More on Mission:  Cost Of Living

Lansing, KS

Source: Wikipedia User Melissa Bower | CC BY-SA 4.0
Overall SnackAbility

Population: 11,321
% Highly Educated: 38.0%
Median Income: $98,413
Median Home Price: $193,100
More on Lansing:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Overall SnackAbility

Population: 6,717
% Highly Educated: 35.0%
Median Income: $91,649
Median Home Price: $261,500
More on Basehor:  Cost Of Living | Crime Report

Methodology: How we determined the snobbiest cities in the Sunflower State

Do you think wed just come up with this list willy-nilly? Not a chance – we only use Saturday Night Science around here.

We gathered up all of the places in Kansas with populations of 5,000 people or more. This left us with a total of 55 places. Then, we looked at each place in terms of these snoot-er-iffic criteria (And no, its not a word. English snob.):

  • Median home price (Higher is snobbier)
  • Median household income (Higher is snobbier)
  • Percent of population with a college degree (Higher is snobbier)

Turned out this simple criteria was much better at sniffing out the snobby places then more snobby criteria like:

  • Libaries per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Museums per capita (Higher is snobbier)
  • Private schools per capita (Higher is snobbier)

From there, we ranked each of our 55 places in each category with scores from one to 55. We then averaged each places ranking into one overall score, where the lowest score went to the snobbiest place in Kansas. So lets all flip a table in honor of Leawood (with our pinkies up, of course.)

Before you get upset and ruin your blowout or something drastic here, lets remember that this is all in good fun. Would we live in one of these 10 places if we had the chance? Of course, we would.

And it’s not like your real estate agent would ever point out how snobby the town you’re moving to is. We’re here to keep you grounded, even if you’re wearing a monocle.

There You Have It – Now That You’re On Your High Horse

When it comes to snobbery, these places in Kansas are heading ever upward. Residents in these communities are well educated, well paid, and appear to have all the sophisticated culture and entertainment of an Ernst Lubitsch film right at their fingertips.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

If you’re also curious enough, here are the most laid back places in Kansas, according to science:

  1. Coffeyville
  2. Iola
  3. Fort Scott

For more Kansas reading, check out:

Table: The Snobbiest Cities In Kansas For 2023

Rank City Population
1 Leawood, KS 33,748
2 Overland Park, KS 195,249
3 Lenexa, KS 56,755
4 Andover, KS 15,162
5 Olathe, KS 140,339
6 Shawnee, KS 67,021
7 De Soto, KS 6,160
8 Mission, KS 9,884
9 Lansing, KS 11,321
10 Basehor, KS 6,717
11 Roeland Park, KS 6,871
12 Bel Aire, KS 8,148
13 Eudora, KS 6,457
14 Spring Hill, KS 7,883
15 Lawrence, KS 94,745
16 Merriam, KS 11,110
17 Derby, KS 25,365
18 Gardner, KS 23,065
19 Manhattan, KS 54,794
20 Tonganoxie, KS 5,383
21 Valley Center, KS 8,365
22 Maize, KS 5,469
23 Hays, KS 20,870
24 Paola, KS 5,733
25 Leavenworth, KS 37,216
26 Mulvane, KS 5,676
27 Mcpherson, KS 13,916
28 Bonner Springs, KS 7,858
29 Wichita, KS 394,574
30 Newton, KS 18,576
31 Salina, KS 46,896
32 Ottawa, KS 12,592
33 Colby, KS 5,434
34 Augusta, KS 9,299
35 Pratt, KS 6,618
36 Abilene, KS 6,507
37 Topeka, KS 126,802
38 Haysville, KS 10,887
39 Ulysses, KS 5,812
40 El Dorado, KS 12,855
41 Winfield, KS 11,817
42 Atchison, KS 10,773
43 Emporia, KS 24,220
44 Hutchinson, KS 40,202
45 Pittsburg, KS 20,667
46 Liberal, KS 19,340
47 Great Bend, KS 14,864
48 Wellington, KS 7,745
49 Concordia, KS 5,096
50 Independence, KS 8,584
51 Chanute, KS 8,737
52 Parsons, KS 9,652
53 Fort Scott, KS 7,579
54 Iola, KS 5,378
55 Coffeyville, KS 9,032
About Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson earned his masters in Business Administration from the Drucker School At Claremont Graduate University. He has written for 39 publications across the country and ran the media relations department at Movoto, a real estate portal based in San Francisco. He has been featured in over 500 publications as an expert in real estate and as an authority on real estate trends.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 260,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

2 thoughts on “The 10 Snobbiest Places In Kansas For 2023

  1. You’re automatically judging snobbery based on income and housing? And based on art galleries? Snobbery is a form of attitude and perspective of the mind on how you view things, other people, etc. It’s not something which automatically comes glued to the size of your house or bank account, or how many swanky art venues are around the corner from you.

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