Andover is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 12,745 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Andover is the 31st largest community in Kansas.
Andover real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Andover house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Andover is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Andover is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Andover who work in management occupations (10.63%), sales jobs (9.94%), and healthcare (9.22%).
Also of interest is that Andover has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Andover is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Andover really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Andover perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
As is often the case in a small city, Andover doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Andover is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.76% of adults in Andover have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Andover in 2010 was $33,863, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,452 for a family of four.
The people who call Andover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Andover residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Andover include Irish, English, Italian, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Andover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.