Unity Village is a village in Jackson County, Missouri, United States bordering Kansas City and Lee’s Summit. The population was 99 at the 2010 census. The village is the world headquarters of Unity Church, which has over 2 million followers. The Unity Tower was designed by the Kansas City firm Boillot & Lauck and built in 1929 to store water. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Unity Village is located 15 miles (24.1 km) southeast of downtown Kansas City.
Unity Village is located at 38°56′47″N 94°23′58″W / 38.94639°N 94.39944°W / 38.94639; -94.39944 (38.946283, -94.399311).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.97 square miles (5.10 km), of which 1.90 square miles (4.92 km) is land and 0.07 square miles (0.18 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 99 people, 65 households, and 11 families residing in the village. The population density was 52.1 inhabitants per square mile (20.1/km). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 38.4 per square mile (14.8/km). The racial makeup of the village was 85.9% White, 7.1% African American, 2.0% Asian, and 5.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.1% of the population.
There were 65 households of which 7.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 9.2% were married couples living together, 4.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 83.1% were non-families. 73.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.32 and the average family size was 2.36.
The median age in the village was 52.5 years. 6.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.2% were from 25 to 44; 55.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 34.3% male and 65.7% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 140 people, 81 households, and 19 families residing in the village. The population density was 73.6 people per square mile (28.4/km²). There were 82 housing units at an average density of 43.1 per square mile (16.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 94.29% White, 2.86% African American, 0.71% Asian, 0.71% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.71% of the population.
There were 81 households out of which 2.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 18.5% were married couples living together, 3.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 76.5% were non-families. 71.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.35 and the average family size was 2.21.
In the village, the population was spread out with 2.1% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 31.4% from 25 to 44, 42.9% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females, there were 62.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 63.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $87,667. Males had a median income of $41,765 versus $30,667 for females. The per capita income for the village was $31,836. There were none of the families and 11.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.