Fort Leonard Wood is a medium-sized town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 14,793 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Fort Leonard Wood is the 47th largest community in Missouri. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fort Leonard Wood, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fort Leonard Wood, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fort Leonard Wood’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fort Leonard Wood does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $46,514.00.
Fort Leonard Wood real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Fort Leonard Wood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Fort Leonard Wood, employing 47.05% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Retail industries employ 42.51% and 9.82% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
A relatively large number of people in Fort Leonard Wood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 73.51% 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, Fort Leonard Wood is a college town. There are a lot of students in Fort Leonard Wood attending college, and as a result Fort Leonard Wood provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
The overall crime rate in Fort Leonard Wood is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Fort Leonard Wood spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 10.54 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Fort Leonard Wood does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Fort Leonard Wood are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.87% of adults in Fort Leonard Wood having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Fort Leonard Wood in 2010 was $15,111, which is low income relative to Missouri and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $60,444 for a family of four.
Fort Leonard Wood is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Leonard Wood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Leonard Wood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Leonard Wood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.08% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Leonard Wood include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Fort Leonard Wood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Pacific Island languages.