Leawood, KS
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Leawood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 34,689 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 95.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Leawood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leawood who work in management occupations (21.29%), sales jobs (17.43%), and healthcare (11.28%).

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 11.24% 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". 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.

Leawood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Leawood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Leawood. 76.13% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Leawood in 2010 was $87,010, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $348,040 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 German, 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.