Leawood, KS
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Leawood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 34,579 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Leawood is the 13th largest community in Kansas.

Leawood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Kansas, but Leawood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Leawood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.37% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Leawood is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leawood who work in management occupations (21.50%), sales jobs (18.45%), and business and financial occupations (10.15%).

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

A relatively large number of people in Leawood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.32% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

In addition, Leawood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Leawood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Leawood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Leawood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Leawood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Leawood is a pretty powerful place. 74.47% of the adults in Leawood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Leawood in 2010 was $81,743, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $326,972 for a family of four.

The people who call Leawood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leawood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Leawood include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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