Lenexa, KS
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Lenexa is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 52,490 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 90.00% 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 office and administrative support (13.68%), management occupations (13.66%), and sales jobs (13.24%).

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.

If knowledge is power, Lenexa is a pretty powerful place. 54.34% of the adults in Lenexa have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Lenexa in 2010 was $38,390, which is wealthy relative to Kansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $153,560 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 French .

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