Leavenworth, KS
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Leavenworth is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 35,980 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Leavenworth is the 12th largest community in Kansas.

Leavenworth is a military town: the armed forces employs 6.57% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Public Service are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 18.06% and 17.48% of the civilian workforce respectively.

Also of interest is that Leavenworth has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the benefits of Leavenworth is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.88 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The overall education level of Leavenworth citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.66% of adults in Leavenworth have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Leavenworth in 2010 was $23,812, which is middle income relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $95,248 for a family of four. However, Leavenworth contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Leavenworth is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Leavenworth home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leavenworth residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Leavenworth include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Leavenworth is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.