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. Much of the housing stock in Andover was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Andover economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Andover, where the median household income is $83,608.00.
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 a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.06% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (12.45%), sales jobs (10.07%), and healthcare (9.99%).
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.
Andover is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Andover ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Andover, 46.73% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Andover in 2010 was $35,804, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $143,216 for a family of four. However, Andover contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 English, Irish, Italian, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Andover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.