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.
6.57% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Leavenworth. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Healthcare and Public Service industries respectively employ 18.06% and 17.48% of the civilian workforce.
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Leavenworth spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.88 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
In terms of college education, Leavenworth is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.66% of adults in Leavenworth have a college degree.
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.