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Lecompton, KS

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Overview


Lecompton is a tiny city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 591 people and just one neighborhood, Lecompton is the 252nd largest community in Kansas. Lecompton has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Lecompton real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Lecompton house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Lecompton is a blue-collar town, with 43.83% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Lecompton is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lecompton who work in sales jobs (9.26%), office and administrative support (7.41%), and management occupations (7.00%).

Setting & Lifestyle

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lecompton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lecompton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lecompton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lecompton may be for you.

Lecompton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The percentage of adults in Lecompton with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.66% of adults in Lecompton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lecompton in 2018 was $27,164, which is lower middle income relative to Kansas, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,656 for a family of four. However, Lecompton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lecompton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lecompton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lecompton residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Lecompton include German, Irish, English, French, and Scottish.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Lecompton, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Lecompton are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 61.7% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 43.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 27.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.6%), and 11.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the neighborhood in Lecompton, KS, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (21.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (14.5%), and residents who report Irish roots (12.8%), and some of the residents are also of French ancestry (5.9%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (5.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (33.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (81.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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