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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.32% 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Leawood. 74.47% 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 $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.