Leander is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 67,124 people and 20 constituent neighborhoods, Leander is the 64th largest community in Texas. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Leander, 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 Leander, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Leander’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Leander does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $117,090.00.
Leander real estate is some of the most expensive in Texas, although Leander house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Also of interest is that Leander has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 20.91% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Leander is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Leander’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Leander, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.13 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Leander are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.38% of adults in Leander have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Leander in 2018 was $46,300, which is wealthy relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $185,200 for a family of four. However, Leander contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Leander is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Leander home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leander residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Leander also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.81% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leander include German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Leander is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.