Lenexa, KS
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Living in Lenexa


Lenexa is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 52,903 people and 13 constituent neighborhoods, Lenexa is the ninth largest community in Kansas.

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

Lenexa is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.77% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lenexa is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lenexa who work in sales jobs (14.36%), management occupations (13.30%), and office and administrative support (12.91%).

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

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Lenexa 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 Lenexa area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Lenexa, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Lenexa is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 55.35% 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 Lenexa in 2010 was $39,721, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $158,884 for a family of four. However, Lenexa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lenexa is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lenexa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lenexa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lenexa include Irish, English, European, and Italian.

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