Leander is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 56,111 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 $89,649.00.
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 85.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Leander is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leander who work in management occupations (15.70%), office and administrative support (13.78%), and sales jobs (12.31%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.39% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
Because of many things, Leander is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Leander really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Leander perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Leander, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.78 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The population of Leander is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.23% of adults in Leander have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Leander in 2010 was $33,667, which is wealthy relative to Texas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,668 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 25.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leander include German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Leander is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.