Leander, TX
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Leander is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 37,889 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Leander is the 105th largest community in Texas. Leander has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Leander, where the median household income is $75,983.00.

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.

Leander is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.55% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Leander is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Leander who work in office and administrative support (15.03%), management occupations (14.57%), and sales jobs (13.29%).

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.

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 31.72 minutes every day commuting to work.

The overall education level of Leander citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.08% of adults in Leander have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Leander in 2010 was $28,445, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,780 for a family of four. However, Leander contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Leander is a somewhat 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 30.33% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leander include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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