Leawood, KS
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Leawood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 34,565 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 94.24% 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 (21.29%), sales jobs (17.60%), and business and financial occupations (11.35%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.24% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Leawood 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, Leawood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Leawood 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Leawood is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Leawood area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Leawood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Leawood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 74.09% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Leawood in 2010 was $82,350, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $329,400 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 European.

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