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.

The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Leavenworth, employing 7.01% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Healthcare industries employ 17.78% and 15.71% 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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.86 minutes getting to work every day.

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: 30.32% of adults in Leavenworth have a college degree.

The per capita income in Leavenworth in 2010 was $23,781, which is upper middle income relative to Kansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,124 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, Polish, and Italian.

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